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Heard first gobbles since A wk...found target buck dead

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Yup.  Sucks.  I had my 12 year old boy set up on him a few times from the rut through winter bow....Mr. BIG, what we called him, never came through though!!

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That sucks.  Hopefully you're boy gets a crack at one of his sons.  Was there any indication of a broken leg or broken ribs?  Near a road?

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9 minutes ago, Integracingsr said:

That sucks.  Hopefully you're boy gets a crack at one of his sons.  Was there any indication of a broken leg or broken ribs?  Near a road?

Appeared to be some cracked lower ribs on right side belly, and there are a few close roads, but it would be difficult to determine if the rib injury was from a car or from critters gnawing on him. He did disappear off camera quite suddenly and I figured he got hit by a car or shot by a hunter. 

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57 minutes ago, Integracingsr said:

That sucks.  Hopefully you're boy gets a crack at one of his sons.  Was there any indication of a broken leg or broken ribs?  Near a road?

Appeared to be some cracked lower ribs on right side belly, and there are a few close roads, but it would be difficult to determine if the rib injury was from a car or from critters gnawing on him. He did disappear off camera quite suddenly and I figured he got hit by a car or shot by a hunter. 

Here he is on the hoof. 

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That thing was a stud.  

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What a shame. Hope he shared some of his decent genetics in the rut.


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That deer was a slammer. Unfortunately it's all a part of the sport. I had a giant on my trail cam first week of the season 10 yards from my stand, that I wasn't hunting.  My neighbor killed him 2 weeks later.

 

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14 hours ago, Bonefreak said:

Appeared to be some cracked lower ribs on right side belly, and there are a few close roads, but it would be difficult to determine if the rib injury was from a car or from critters gnawing on him. He did disappear off camera quite suddenly and I figured he got hit by a car or shot by a hunter. 

Here he is on the hoof. 

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20171215_135331.jpg

Great buck. Sucks you found  him dead. At least you won't be hunting a ghost cause you know he is no longer there. Hopefully he passed his genes one.

 I like the dates of the pictures. Around shotgun week. I always get a few new bucks around that week, probably being pushed from other areas.

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