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Old 11-22-2018, 07:22 PM
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I have been after a really nice 10pt on our place in Oglethorpe county. we had several pics of him and he had been seen on a couple of occasions. we estimated he was a mature 4.5-5.5 year old buck that would gross mid 140's.
on Sunday November 18th i got down to the farm early and met up with my buddy, after talking for a bitand deciding which stand we would hunt we split up and went our own ways.
i chose to hunt a box stand that had 3 lanes/plots. the one in front of the stand was 300 yards long to the creek,the one to the left is 460 yards to the farthest point and the one behind the stand is 210 yards long.
the morning was nice and cool. the first deer i saw was down the lane in front of the stand, it was a buck and he was walking from left to right, approximately 245 yards away and appeared to be a decent 8pt i had seen on a couple of occasions. at around 7:30 i hear 2 bucks fighting out behind the stand. this goes on for 3-4 mins. after they stop i grunt a little and knock the horns together myself, a small 6 point comes out to see what was going on. he walks across the back lane and i look back toward the creek and saw a HUGE bodied deer with a neck that looks as big as a 5 gallon bucket come out right at the end (300 yards). he was walking rt to left. i saw horns with my naked eye and knew he was a good deer. what i did next i cant explain, i looked through my binoculars at him rather than getting my gun up! i knew he was good with my naked eye so why i felt i needed to look at him thru the binos ill never know. so needless to say after i saw it was the 10pt we had been after and i got my gun up he was already across the lane. i am pissed at myself now. i rattle again, grunt everything trying to get him back out.
45 mins later i'm still pissed! i keep thinking maybe he will get behind a doe or follow a logging road out to the left lane. at around 8:25 a doe comes out in the left lane about 200 yards out. i am looking at her thru the binos and in my vision of the binos i see horns walk out! i immediately say there he is!
i waste no time now getting my gun up. i look briefly thru the scope at his rack and see he is way outside the ears and good mass. i also noticed really long brows, which at the time didnt register.
i steadied high shoulder and squeezed off. he mule kicked and i swear i saw the hot air hit the cold air and it created a steam effect when my 300wsm bullet found its mark!
the woods went silent again. 20mins pass,then 30, now 40 and i am getting more anxious and of course skeptical!
finally at 9am i get down togo check because i just couldnt wait any longer!
i walk down to where he was standing,which is where a logging road comes out and immediately find blood. i start trailing the blood and kicked up leaves
and around 80 yards or so i see his back end, so i look thru my scope to see if he may still be alive. i see his head is down and i see his rack!
i trot over to him and see it ISN'T the big 10pt but a manframe 11pt with 4 long kickers!
i was ecstatic!!!!! i took a few pics and went to let my buddy know what i had shot.
after i took him to the processor and had him caped,i had a buddy of mine thats a DNR ranger and scorer put the tape on him. after deductions he tallied 154" of antler and grossed 162 2/8"! my largest by far!
i will have to get someone to load some pics up of him since i am too illiterate to do it. and just FYI the pics dont do him justice at all!
sorry for the long story but thanks for reading!
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:41 PM
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What a letdown without pictures!

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Old 11-22-2018, 07:51 PM
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https://www.gon.com/truck-buck-entries/405752
Here is a link where I entered him in the truck buck contest. There's a few pics of him on there
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:01 PM
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That's a good one, Congrats!
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:34 PM
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Here are some pics. I ran into Jason after he killed this buck. The pictures dont do him justice. The buck is a beast.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:25 PM
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What a great buck!! Congratulations to you man!!
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:26 PM
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Nice job brother. Damn fine deer. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:30 PM
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Thanks Brandon for posting the pics! And thank you guys for the congrats! This buck had me pumped up!
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:45 PM
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Awesome deer!
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:56 PM
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:35 AM
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:52 AM
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Damn nice Buck Jason! I was wondering if you were going to post it up.
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Old 11-23-2018, 07:08 AM
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congrats. hell of a buck.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:20 PM
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That’s a great buck! Congratulations
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:01 PM
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Nice one!
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