-------------------- Trying to make a difference Psalm 37:4 Roy L "Mudd" Williams TGMM- Family Of The Bow Archery isn't something I do, it's who I am! The road to "Sherwood" makes for an awesome journey. Posts: 12024 | From: Ashland,Missouri | Registered: Mar 2003
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Nice buck Terry, and a very well-told story. Did you happen to notice any injury or deformity to the buck's back left leg? I killed a similar but smaller buck a few years back, and a nephew killed a buck that looked like yours - mine had a deformed hoof (although I didn't notice anything unusual in his gait before I shot him) and my nephew's buck was limping/favoring that leg.
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Great buck T! Great story also! I've always regretted not following my gut on many a hunt also, now I find it's always best to listen to it!
Side note: Is that a wall pedistal mount, and is that some more of Curt's work? If so, I had two different shots a great bucks at Solana last year that were going to get the same treatment, but the "Texas Boogy" swarted both!
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>>>-TGMM Family of the Bow---> Posts: 5287 | From: Georgia | Registered: Apr 2003
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quote:Originally posted by Hud: Great story. I wonder if he passed those genes on to his offspring?
He sure didn't that Fall Rut.....
quote:Originally posted by Jeff D. Holchin: Did you happen to notice any injury or deformity to the buck's back left leg?
He had no trouble walking at all....his gate was normal....and looked extremely normal 'coming out of the gate'.
quote:Originally posted by Bowhunter4life: Side note: Is that a wall pedistal mount, and is that some more of Curt's work? If so, I
Yes...I ended up getting a wall pedestal... I thought that would feature the rack better...and I didn't have a deer like that. I do have a wall pedestal of my antelope and that's what prompted me to look at that mount for this buck.....But Curt didn't mount this one....I think he had too much on his plate at the time...
quote:Originally posted by Guru: Congrats again brother, "let's" do it again
Curt,....the parallels aren't over yet...I got a 'gut feeling'
quote:Originally posted by Bonebuster: You gotta love it when our instincts are strong enough to help guide us in the hunt. It`s even better when our experience allows us to recognize it.
Being "drawn" to hunt a specific location is the ultimate excersize for a bowhunters heart. At that moment, I turely believe we are as "connected" as we will ever get.
We may not always NEED to hunt for the meat, but we do NEED to hunt for the connection.
Great story, and a tank of a buck. On the ground, with a stout bow and an arrow straight from the heart!
Thanks for sharing!
Bonebuster......you obviously 'get it'.
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