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Old November 22, 2006, 12:55 AM   #1
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I shot Bambi, but his dad is still out there!

I got this guy on opening day 3:30 in the afternoon on my parent's property. Of all places to shot him from, a hayloft!

I was out about 5:30 that morning, stayed in the loft til about 10:30, seen about 12 does and 3 buck - a little 4 point or 8 point for the easterners, one I couldn't get a count on - too far away, and Bambi's dad - he was massive!! Didn't have a clean shot and I wasn't willing to take the chance at wounding him so I let him go hoping to see him later.

Came back to the loft about 2:30 to cover the wood floor with some carpet remnants to cushion my steps. Finally got that done and then I heard a thud.

Got up on the hay elevator to look over a building and saw a doe coming my way around the building. She was taking her sweet time. Not even 3 minutes later there he was. All I seen was antlers! I thought he was the big one that I seen earlier that morning. He was less than 30 yards away. I pulled up my 270 slowly not to make a noise. Then cussed at myself because I didn't have anything to lean on to steady my arm! Pulled the trigger, he jumped forward and took off. Dropped about 20-25 yards on the other side of the loft I was in. BUT I didn't notice that at first! All I seen was a deer jump the fence and go down into the creek bed.

I thought I missed! How could I though? I had the rifle tight against my shoulder, I didn't jerk when I pulled the trigger, then I figured out it was the doe that jumped the fence! I found the blood trail, found my deer and realized it wasn't the buck that I had seen before. I must have been so excited that I imagined he had more tines than he actually had. I was a little disappointed but then realized he was still something to be proud of so I started to gut him. I shot him right through the heart, his lungs were still intact when I pulled them out, unbelievable.

He's definently the talk of my parents town, especially when the double brow tines and he was the biggest deer to be turned in on opening day at the game check in point.

The first 2 attached pictures were taken by the editor of NEBRASKAland magazine. I am hoping that this buck will be featured in a future issue. Plus when I get him back from the taxidermist, the editor wants to do more pics for future guns show. How exciting!!
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Old November 22, 2006, 01:24 AM   #2
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Nice buck! Way to go.
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Old November 22, 2006, 06:37 AM   #3
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Congrats, beautiful buck!
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Old November 22, 2006, 07:32 AM   #4
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That's the LITTLE one? You should be ashamed of yourself for shooting such a puny runt.

Seriously though, that's one of the nicest bucks I've seen. I would tell all my friends if I just SAW that bruiser out in the field. Congrats on a buck-of-a-lifetime. Even better is that you made a perfect shot and did your job well taking it cleanly.

Very nice.
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Old November 22, 2006, 09:14 AM   #5
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Now that is a killer Buck! Awesome! That is the buck of a lifetime.

I'm telling you folks, these Nebraska women can shoot!

Oh yeah. Make sure you post another picture of that buck on your wall when he gets back from Mr. Taxidermy.
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Old November 22, 2006, 09:16 AM   #6
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Wow that rack is huge those are dreams in Michigan.
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Old November 22, 2006, 09:28 AM   #7
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Wow! That's a great buck. I wish they got that big here in South GA.
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Old November 22, 2006, 10:23 AM   #8
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I'm drooling!!
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Old November 22, 2006, 10:32 AM   #9
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very nice dang that is unheard of here in bama. I got a 11 point posted in another thread that looks like a spike compared. Very good lookin deer there.
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Old November 22, 2006, 11:16 AM   #10
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Holy **it!! That's one beautiful buck! Congratulations and I am green with envy! Definitely one to be proud of.
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Old November 22, 2006, 11:54 AM   #11
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I can say say is WOW. Incredible buck! Congratulations and I hope you get featured in the magazine. I's sure like to see his Dad.
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Old November 22, 2006, 11:47 PM   #12
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we going to be putting in trail cameras so we can actually see what has been running through the property. Hope to see some good pictures
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Old November 23, 2006, 01:02 AM   #13
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Are you sure you didnt shoot him in Canada thats a big ol buck. I think he's got my buck from a couple years ago put to shame.
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Old November 23, 2006, 07:22 AM   #14
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Old November 24, 2006, 10:59 AM   #15
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I was a little disappointed but then realized he was still something to be proud of...

Disappointed? Dang, his dad must be a freakin monster! That blows away any deer I've ever taken!
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Old November 24, 2006, 11:06 AM   #16
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