I was lucky enough to see this guy chasing a doe on the first evening of the Oklahoma rifle season. Not my best buck but a solid 145" 10pt. with some character. I havent seen very many whitetails with big matching forks like this one.
Oklahoma is under rated. But we dont have as many farmland monsters as Kansas and we dont have the large deer hurds with great buck to doe ratio of South Texas. That being said Oklahoma is a sleeper state for big whitetails.
P.S. I think texas gets 90% of its reputation from high fence hunts and how impressive is that really ?
I would agree that the term "solid" is pretty appropriate when talking about a 140 class ten point. If that buck is not your best than more power to you but I know a lot of white tail hunters that are dreaming of a buck like that. Congratulations on taking him. I am not a huge white tail fanatic but am more of a mule deer fiend but I have never heard a white tail guy talk about his bucks forks. I did not know that you guys were looking for that trait in your deer but after looking at your I can certainly see what you are saying. His front tines do from a fork that kind of resembles a mule deer's but the tines still come off the main beam vertically like a standard white tail. And those forks are good and symetrical too. I am loving it. Good work.
Not a whitetail fanatic? What is wrong with you???? LOL....
Whitetail hunting is different than mule deer hunting and I think if I had to choose I'd probably choose mule deer hunting since it tends to be more of an active type hunting versus the sit and wait of whitetail, but whitetail is exciting when it does all come together.
Great country where we live in that we don't have to choose one or the other
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...