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Picture of a odd buck

Hey guys I haven't been in the stand this week because the wind has been about three miles an hour short of a hurricane (at least it seems that way).  I went out a bit ago and got a pretty intresting picture from Sunday morning.  Its not the best quality because it was SUPER foggy.  If you look close it looks like he has a well formed left side and a scrub right side.  Hope I see him to weed him out.  I wish it wouldn't have been so foggy because I would love a better look at his right side.  Well i will head out tomorrow afternoon, friday and saturdy morning.  Still got plenty of tags to fill and I want to take some doe but won't turn down some of these managment deer if they present a shot.

 

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Oh yea I got another picture

Oh yea I got another picture of a honest person.  Im sure this person works at the landfill that is adjacent to the property I hunt.  He was nice enough to pose for a picture and left all my equipment alone.  Goes to show that there are honest people out there.  I did however secure my camera and my climbing stand to thier locations just in case he spoke to anyone who may not bee as honest.  But to you sir who posed for a picture I thank you for you ethics and integrity and not collecting yourself a new camera and stand.  Thumbs up

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Pretty funny that the guy

Pretty funny that the guy would pose right there.  Almost looks like he is pointing at the camera, maybe showing it to someone else.

Glad to see he is honest and didn't take it.

Nice buck.  Hard to tell from that if it broke off, or if he is deformed.

Good luck, hopefully you'll get that one and answer any questions you have about that right side... Wink

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Management buck

Looking at the picture blown up, it does appear that this buck has a very odd right side. Now, it also does appear to have a 2nd(?) main beam to the rear as well on the right side. Some hunters like a non-typical with a double main on one side and some I've seen have looked pretty impressive. By the left side, I'd say he's not a fully mature deer yet either. It would be good to get a good visual on him (obviously) before making that trigger pull decision.

I'd like to see how well he's moving as in if he's limping badly or has any apparent injury. The injury would be to his left side (unseen in the picture) as it's his right antler that appears mal-formed. Depending on his gait and if he appears quite healthy (he does to me), it could be interesting to let him go another season and see if he blossoms into a really nice non-typical.

The cull buck I harvested in Kentucky this season had no apparent injury and his rack was heavy, very narrow and very mal-formed. I was lucky enough to have a very good look at the rack at no more than 25 yds as he pursued a doe close to my stand. I felt that excellent look, plus the fact he was obviously actively breeding meant I should harvest some major league venison carrying Little League antlers.

Good luck and I hope you get a chance to check him out again soon!  Thumbs up

 

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Yea he doesn't apear to be an

Yea he doesn't apear to be an old deer but I can't get that great of a look at him through the fog.  On a positive note he makes the seventh small buck I have seen on the property this year.  First year hunting new land and it is showing prospect.  Where there are young deer the mature ones are sure to follow.  Im also thinking that whoever hunts on the property adjacent to the one I hunt hopefully only harvest mature deer.  Fingers crossed, but I am heading out this afternoon to start looking for some meat.  Hopefully a nice doe will walk out but I won't turn down a nice buck either.  I don't really have a lot of hope since 95% of all my trail camera pictures are taken between 6am-8am.  I have yet to snap a picture of anything in the afternoon but I know one thing for sure.  I have a better chance out there than sitting in the living room Big smile

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nice pic!

Nice looking deer to my eye.  Racks like that are pretty rare around my neck of the woods.

 

I have blundered into the field of view of a game camera before. 

I just wave and smile after the first flash and remember that someone else has already staked a claim to that patch of woods in teh future

 

 

 

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