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Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 08 04, 2019 •  [Post 1]

Been watching this guy since 2015 season. Hes not getting any bigger. Going to make a move on him in september.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 04, 2019 •  [Post 2]

Umm, ya...what a toad. Hope you get a shot at that beast.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby Swede » 08 04, 2019 •  [Post 3]

Dandy buck. Good luck. I hope you get a picture where you both are together.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby 7mmfan » 08 05, 2019 •  [Post 4]

He's a smart one to get that big in that area. Lots of things that want to eat him.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby BrentLaBere » 08 05, 2019 •  [Post 5]

Wow, thats a great buck!
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby elkstalker » 08 06, 2019 •  [Post 6]

He's a great buck, hopefully he doesn't disappear before the season!
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 08 23, 2019 •  [Post 7]

Found a nice pair in another area
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 08 23, 2019 •  [Post 8]

And there is still my arch nemesis from last year that i need redemption on.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby 7mmfan » 08 23, 2019 •  [Post 9]

Man, decisions decisions. Good luck in a few short days. Hope you are able to get a clean shot at one of them.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 23, 2019 •  [Post 10]

What are you feeding those toads up your way? :D
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 08 28, 2019 •  [Post 11]

Super bummed. Work just told me my next job got moved up. Now i only get to hunt the first day of september, then its off to alaska. So due to the effort required to get into the area i need to be to hunt the buck i was going to go after, thats no longer worth the trouble, not for one day. Ill just go spend the first in one of my stands in another area to try to get my nemesis from last year. Trying to look on the bright side though, i still get the whole late season off, and leaving earlier on this trip increases my chances of getting back in time for modern elk season.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 28, 2019 •  [Post 12]

Well, hell :oops:. But.....it looks like the late deer season in your neck of the woods is smack dab in the middle of the WT rut; that's not a bad deal as a consolation prize vs. hunting the entire early season I suppose. Those WT bucks will be outa their heads chasing does during your late archery deer season I would think. Sure hope you get a crack at that dinosaur buck you've been watching. Ya, would be nice you make it back by the end of OCT so you can get some modern elk hunting in before you head out after deerzilla :D.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 08 28, 2019 •  [Post 13]

Elk is oct 26- nov 3. Deer nov 10- dec 15. If i get even the last few days of the elk season to hunt that will make me a happy boy. If the weather is good on my trip i may get the whole thing.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 14]

I “heard” that a certain pig of a whitetail archery buck took a dirt nap. Any truth to this? :D
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby Swede » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 15]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:I “heard” that a certain pig of a whitetail archery buck took a dirt nap. Any truth to this?


See the meat pole and the tree stand forum for pics.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 16]

Ahh yes. Quite the buck!
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 17]

Good day today alright. Just dropped buck head off at the taxi and picked up a bear shoulder mount.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 18]

Are the antlers on the the plaque drop horns from the big buck you got? Seems like I remember you doing that. Epic!!
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 19]

Roger, picked up his fresh sheds january first, put an arrow in him this morning.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 20]

Awesome on so many levels.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby Swede » 11 23, 2019 •  [Post 21]

Looking that buck in the face makes me think "Oh Jerky". Let us know how fit he is to eat. I have had old ones that were great, but I have never taken an old one in the rut.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 11 24, 2019 •  [Post 22]

So even with the broken tine hes gross 161 7/8ths. If you assume the g4s were the same length (they look the same in the tcam pics) he would have been 167 1/8th gross. Taxidermist says 7.5 - 8.5 yrs old based off tooth wear. His g5 and g4s shrunk significantly from last year.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 24, 2019 •  [Post 23]

Wow, really nice buck that easily makes the P&Y book!
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 11 24, 2019 •  [Post 24]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:Wow, really nice buck that easily makes the P&Y book!


Even with the broken tine it would easily clear the p&y net minimum. Im going looking for the tine in the morning. I have a pretty good idea where he got in the fight that busted it. Man, he really got his ass beat. After skinning him, taxi was showing me all the spots where the other bucks antlers had bruised the crap out of his neck, head, ass etc, in places antlers punctured both hide and muscle. The crop eared buck really did a number on him.

I dont have any of this years pics of him handy on my phone, but these are last years pics of the jerk that busted up his rack the other day.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 24, 2019 •  [Post 25]

Good luck in the time search; that would really be something if you found it!
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 11 24, 2019 •  [Post 26]

If i find it, im going straight to town to buy a powerball ticket because im one lucky s.o.b. But still, if i could match up this set, anythings possible. :D
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 24, 2019 •  [Post 27]

Wow, can’t believe you found both matching “antlers” :D
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby Roosiebull » 11 25, 2019 •  [Post 28]

dang man!!! that is an amazing buck! you have those monster whitetails dialed man!

very well done! cool story line too
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 12 24, 2019 •  [Post 29]

As for the original buck in this thread, these last 5 years ive just considered him a sept only game, as hes disappeared mid september. Last year i hung a cam a ways off, as i had my suspicions about where he went. Got him daylight walking by that cam in the first 3 days of late archery both last year and this year, then gone again. But it gave me an even better idea of where he was going. So this year about a week after i finished deer hunting i set a couple cams and confirmed my suspicions. Got him on 2 cameras several times about a half mile apart between 2 major creeks coming off the mountain. Dont know why i have been dragging my feet on this buck for so long, he was a shooter 5x5 even back in 2015. I have him figured for no younger than 9.5 next year. I need to get in there and hang some stands as soon as the snow is gone.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby Swede » 12 26, 2019 •  [Post 30]

I would say He Is A Shooter alright. Good luck on him. How good eating is the one you got this year? Tough as boot leather or nice and tender?
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Postby wawhitey » 12 26, 2019 •  [Post 31]

He eats just fine. Ive eaten several bucks in the 8.5 - 10.5 yr range. Ive also eaten 1.5 - 2.5 yr old bucks. Only difference i can tell is the older ones pack a hell of a lot more meat. Lately though ive been eating lots of bear steak, my favorite.
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby Lefty » 01 12, 2020 •  [Post 32]

wawhitey wrote: bear steak, my favorite.

How you cooking your steak?
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Re: Good lookin buck

Postby wawhitey » 01 12, 2020 •  [Post 33]

Depends on how lazy or motivated im feeling. On the lazy end of the spectrum i just throw some lawrys or alpine touch on it. On the motivated end ill chop up some fresh garlic and sweet onions to sautee it in with some black pepper. Avacado oil on the pan. Dont have to do much, the meat from a berry fed bear pretty much speaks for itself.
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