Public land nemisis

TheTone

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Unreal buck, good luck with his sheds and him. I used to hike some islands in that part of the world for sheds and always wondered how many got swept away by spring run off. I picked one up that was maybe 6 inches from the waters edge and I'm guessing would have been lost to high water.
 
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Unreal buck, good luck with his sheds and him. I used to hike some islands in that part of the world for sheds and always wondered how many got swept away by spring run off. I picked one up that was maybe 6 inches from the waters edge and I'm guessing would have been lost to high water.
I think lots and lots get swept up by the mighty snake.
 

Alabama

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I would damn sure rather blow him out of there trying to kill him than find out someone hit him with a car, getting poached, or him dying of natural causes and never to be seen again....
No doubt, I would too. I usually start off slow then move towards more aggressive. I was just saying sometimes it pays off big time and sometimes it blows up in your face.
 

farmerboy1381

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That is a dandy buck! I will be really happy for you when that restraint pays off with a pic of him on the ground next year. I hunt more mountains than river bottoms but I would consider looking at pockets of cover during the rut that are in his home area but not right in the normal heavy use areas. It has been my experience that the biggest old bucks are the first to lock down with does and will push a hot doe to pockets of cover where other deer do not typically frequent so he doesn’t have to fight as hard to keep her. At that age and size he will not spend as much time searching as other bucks because he should have first pic. I have seen a lot less deer since I started hunting these non traditional pockets but the ones I see are the oldest in the area.
 
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