2011 Veteran's Day Buck

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2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:00 pm

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I was fortunate enough to shoot the biggest buck that I have ever seen while hunting last November 11th. Live weight was estimated at the check station at 235 lbs. I took it to the taxidermist on Nov. 12 and it's still there. I did call him the other day and he assured me that it will be ready mid July. I've relived that evening many times over the last 6 months and can't wait to hang it on my wall. The taxidermist is also a Boone and Crocket scorer and he scores all the bucks that he mounts. Any guesses as to the score? The G-2's are 12 inches.
* I would have posted the picture long ago, but just figured out how to resize pictures on my Mack.
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Re: 2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby Wanderer » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:45 pm

Nice buck Ohio Farms,
Congratulations on a super deer. How wide was that rack?
Love the headgear on you too.

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Re: 2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby gunther89 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:09 pm

I would guess he would go near 140 inches. Regardless that's a great buck!! Congrats.
Scott

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Re: 2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:12 pm

Inside spread was 22 inches. Thanks to both of you. The leaves on the hat pin on...thought it was a nice touch too.
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Re: 2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby charlie 01 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:52 am

That's a nice one guy. Did he come off your property? Did you know he was around, or was he a surprize? Looks to be very symetrical. Is that right brow tine just a little short or something broken off of it? I'm guessing somewhere in the 140's. What's your best scoring buck so far?
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Re: 2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby Ohio farms » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:13 am

I had not seen this particular buck on our property prior to that evening despite having two trail cameras operating in the woods. My woods connects to a large tract that twists and turns for miles so I would imagine that he was doing some traveling during the rut. Yes, one of the G-1's were broken off, but both are small. As for my largest buck, he is it, both in rack and body size. My buddy and I really struggled to get him out to the field in the dark, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
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Re: 2011 Veteran's Day Buck

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:05 pm

Finally got my deer mount back. Ended up scoring 139 3/8 and 3 1/2 yrs old. I'll be staring at it for quite a while.


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