Thanksgiving is right!!!!

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Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby jimbow » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:27 am

Some of the guys on the fishing forum told me to post my Thanksgiving Buck...so here goes. Had a rough season so far, trespassers in my stand, shooting my (I'd like to think so) deer (a doe and a 8pt) had little hope since I hadn't seen a live deer in woods since the opening on Saturday. Got up 4:00am all week and out in the woods all day. I almost didn't go Thanksgiving morning but something told me I should. A cold morning and I saw the sun rise after about 45 minutes of sitting in my stand. I was already trying to keep my hands from freezing. Frost on the ground and dry leave made squirrels sound like elephants, my neck started to get sore from rotating like and owl at all the sounds in woods. A big wood pecker (pleated ?) almost made me fall out of the tree when he started pounding away on the tree next to me. Heard a few shots here and there, only one close by, echoed down the valley for it seemed like 5 seconds. Around 8:52am I heard a crash and breaking branches, I could make out a deer heading right for the trail which lead up to my stand. Once he broke out into the open about 65 yards away all I could see were antlers and that huge swollen neck. I raised my 700 (.308 w/a 130 grain sst handload) touched off a shot. It slammed into his neck and his front legs collapsed...He did a back leg shuffle for about 30 yards while I sat there stunned, I got my composure and put another round into his spine...lights out. After about 30 seconds of the shivers and disbelief I climbed out of my stand and inspected this fine animal I just took. The neck was huge, guessing around 28" or more, heavy, about 200lbs, will find out later today from butcher. 10 pt...a quick measurement of inside spread was 18 1/2 ", bases over 3 1/2" in dia. 3 tines a little over 8 1/2" and one over 7" long A very happy Thanksgiving for me for sure...Hope you enjoyed my post...Jimbow
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby jimbow » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:04 am

Some guys wanted some clarification....18 1/2" INSIDE spread, 22 1/2" beam (base to tip), had to be a 3 1/2 or better year old deer. Shot in Albany County N.Y.
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby cpmaple » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:25 am

congrats on a fine buck. I'm start hunting with you :lol:
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:22 am

Congrats Jimbow on your catch. Great memorable Thanksgiving.
Love reading your post.
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby fishy1 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:50 pm

congratulations again jim you only sent me 1 pic and there is 3 here outstanding. great shots in the woods to. lots of memories with those 2 healthy bucks.
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby Wellsley (Frank) » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:57 pm

Congrats jimbo thats a great buck.
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby WildFisherWoman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:55 am

Great buck. On a roll this year! Room in the freezer for the does now?
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived"
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby Crayfish » Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:48 pm

What an awesome buck, Jimbow! You've had a great season so far ... congratulations!!
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby jimbow » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:08 pm

One last up date that I forgot to post, the deer weight was 195lbs....The season ended with this deer, couldn't fill out any doe tags with bow/muzzle loader...But I'm not complaining ;)
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby jimbow » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:11 pm

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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby fishy1 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:09 pm

thanks jim for another look. hope you feeling better.
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby Wellsley (Frank) » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:26 am

Are you going to get it mounted?
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby MORNIN HOOKER(Marek) » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:34 pm

Your salmon maybe small :lol: , but look at this rack. Congrats
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby jimbow » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:29 pm

My Avatar pic is the only one I could shrink small enough to fit in the space (250 megpix) or I'd post the one of my 7 1/2 lb salmon (I tried and didn't work).
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Re: Thanksgiving is right!!!!

Postby Targa V18 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:32 am

What a great looking buck. Congrats!

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