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Hunt low

Ex,

Sounds like your weekend started out pretty good. I would definitely start hunting low. I measured two bucks tonight at the taxidermy shop, one scoring 193 7/8" and the other scoring 191 6/8". Both killed very low.

Good luck on this next weekend and knock a big one down. Thumbs up

Quinton

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empty handed still

My 3 buddies are coming home empty handed now, been into elk and deer everyday though.

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Good Luck on your hunt

Hope you get a shot at the front side of him, or another big one , should be prime time. Wyoming was fun, got an antelope on a long shot, a small 3x4 muley(thought I was shooting a different animal), and got within  100 yrd of a bull that was bugling,then the wind swirled his way, never got to see him.It was a good hunt.Never thought the antelope hunt would be as exciting as it was,the season had already been underway for 3 or so weeks,they were hard to get close to, but I think I had the whole blm area to myself. Best of luck this weekend

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Good Luck

Here in Michigan, we always hope there will be snow during our firearm deer season.

It makes them a whole lot easier to spot in the woods, and of course, easier to track - if you're into that skill.

It sounds like you have at least been seeing animals, so you must be hunting in the right area and altitude.

Keep at it - Patience is also a virtue while you're in the field!

Good Luck.

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last hour buck

Saw a ton of deer, but not what I was looking for.  So if he couldn't be huge antlered, may as well be huge bodied and interesting..

Aged him closed to 10 years old.  Beginning to be a gummer, blind in one eye, scar faced, big ole boy.  Too bad his antlers just petered out.

 

 

 

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"DANG" Ex !!!

Hey Ex that is a very cool old buck. Congrats on a very unique buck. The buck my nephew killed in 61 was 9 years old. Very nice ! :thumbsup1:  

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Awesome, Ex. Congrats on

Awesome, Ex. Congrats on filling you tag. Nice to put a tag on a mature buck regardless of antler size. Way to go! Thumbs up

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Those antlers are a trip. 

Those antlers are a trip.  Very unique, but I guess that is what happens when deer get old and beyond their prime.  Still a very cool deer and the pictures you took are good.  Nice looking rifle.  I like the finish on it. What kind of wood is it?

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Maple

It's an exhibition grade maple.  The finish is Permalyn from Laurel Mountain Forge.  The stain is a Honey Maple from LMF, reduced about 80% with denatured alcohol, then two coats of sealer, and lots of finish, the last several coats applied after some light 600 grit sanding. 

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it is a beautiful piece of

it is a beautiful piece of wood.  Other than appearance, are there qualities of maple that make it different than walnut? 

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