Rusty's Texas 10 Point

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It was late in the evening, near dark, and I saw tall horns at 60 yards. I could not see points, just a tall tine when he turned his head to walk back up the hill and then he was gone. Suddenly, he popped out about 100 yards away and I thought, "Well if its a tall 4 point I have a tag", but I figured as tall as he was he would at least be a good buck no matter how many points.

He was standing on an over grown caleche road, behind a mesquite bush. I waited (for what seemed like an eternity) for him to step out. My light was almost gone and I could see about 4 inches from the beginning of his neck to the front of his shoulder, but I had a pretty good angle on him.

If I can hit him where I am aiming it will go threw his chest and out the other shoulder. I figured its now or never, so I squeezed the trigger; all I could see was orange flame and a white flash of tail.

I listened...................Nothing!
I listened...................Nothing!

After 10 seconds of straining to hear anything at all, I heard a CRASH! Branches, gravel, brush cracking and then silence.

I waited a long 10 minutes and then took my "mini mag" flashlight and headed in the bucks direction. I looked about 10 minutes and couldn't find him, and I started thinking maybe what I heard was him jumping the fence and hitting the brush on the other side.

I walked back to my truck and broke out the "Big Mag" light and returned to the scene and checked every rock, tree, brush pile, and high grass clump.

After a few minutes I nearly tripped over him! I had shot a Texas 10 ....Wooooooo Hoooooo!

Six on one side and four on the other. Now I realize one or two of the points are small, but its my buck and that makes him a 10!

I loved living it and I love telling it too.

Taken in Comal County using a Weatherby 270, federal classic 130gr, Nikon 3x9x40, 6pm, in 50 degree weather.


ManOfTheFall's picture

Nice buck.

Nice buck.

numbnutz's picture

Very nice deer, great story

Very nice deer, great story

groundhog's picture

Good job!

Good job some times you have to take what you can!

Rusty you get 5 stars because

Rusty you get 5 stars because you are a weatherby brother like myself. Nice buck!