2012 Harvest Pictures

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DannyBouy
 
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby DannyBouy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:02 am

I took this 190lb (dressed) 9 point buck 7:30am Monday morning. He's the biggest buck that I've ever harvested. He has 8 long points and one small that just barely qualifies. B&C scores aren't very popular up here where body weight is king, but I'm going online to measure him anyway. I think he'll score between 120-140, but then again, I don't really know. I was still hunting and had been sitting behind a stump in a chopping for about 20 minutes, grunting occasionally when he started down the opposite ridge towards me. It was like shooting a buck again for the first time when I took him, talk about buck fever! I should've waited for a better shot; I pride myself on one-shot kills, but I needed three to do the job.

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby DannyBouy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:10 am

I did my own Boone & Crockett score for the first time myself and he actually scores 156! :D He had a 1" penalty for the 1" long irregular point. Keep in mind, this was my first time scoring a deer and I did it by myself with a piece of 1/4" rope and my handy Stanley measuring tape.

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby BIG 8 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:39 pm

Congrats on all the nice bucks guys!! There are some really nice looking ones on here!! I wont be able to make it out bowhunting anymore before the rifle season starts here in WI so I'm hoping I'll get one then ;)
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby msbadger » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:23 pm

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby kellory » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:36 pm

I hope I do as well, when I finally get to hit the woods. :)
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby msbadger » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:50 am

I hope you do too Kellory....and Congrats to every one on their success....
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby Deebz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:26 am

Awesome buck Badgie!! I like the extra tine/split brow or whatever you'd call it... I like the different looking racks for sure
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby jdbell91 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:34 am

Nice buck, msbadger! What is the story behind this one?
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby msbadger » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:24 pm

not much really...all summer no bucks on cam...all bow I passed little bucks but took a doe...opening day I never shot and had no opportunities...So second day I went to ole reliable and sat...legal for deer was 7:04....I shot at a yote running through at 6:56...missed 2x's and my 20ga browning jammed...took me 15 frustrating minutes to fix!
All quiet until 8:27 when this guy came down the hill angling in front of me....moving at a good clip I looked ahead of him and found an opening 50yrds out and took aim....he stepped in and I squeezed off a 3" Benneke mag...he hunched up spun and jumped a few yards...then walked straight away taking baby steps...tail down and flickering fast...I lost track of him so I held tight...30 min later a young doe came in and milled around the area I last seen him...then came past me...I knew he was down....not a drop of blood until I got 5yrds from his body...then it was every where...he'd dropped in a grape over growth where there is a depression...deer bed there...he'd walked another 60yrds before expiring..

Well I had forgotten my gutting stuff on the porch...called Mr. B. for help...please bring tractor ...he's big...he said "don't you dare drag him"...well...I knew tractor couldn't get in here ...so I rigged the safety harness and started the 100yrd drag over the rough wooded terrain to lane way....I heard the harness tear at one point...I took many breaks ....didn't help I had my gun and was wearing my outer jacket and pants then...another fleece jacket...fleece shirt...and turtle neck and 2 pairs of fleece pants under my outer hunting pants...lol it was dang cold out there!...This buck had ZERO fat on him inside and out....field dressed 145# ..I honestly don't know how he would have made it through a cold winter...but his belly sure was full from eating all night....
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby dtlund » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:19 pm

I'm 32 and have been deer hunting every year since I was 12, save one. I got the first big buck of my life while sitting in my stand late yesterday in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. I couldn't be happier about it.
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