Jump to content
Shootstraight

Largest buck you ever seen on trail camera but never harvested

Recommended Posts

What is the largest buck you have ever gotten on trail camera and might have been after but never did harvest.

Here is one back from 2007 that I never did get a shot at and never saw again. I am sure some lucky hunter harvested, which I hope happened rather than him getting hit by a car or jacked.

1027080646.jpg

 

SS!

  • Agree 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This one. He was found dead the following year, several miles away.

bigboy.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got my first trail cam in 2010. Got these 2 on it right away. Missed the one with his head down twice. Once with the bow, then agin Muzzy season lol. The one to the left I never saw. Geesh that thing is wide Joe.

 

PICT0071modifiedmodified.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we had one for two yrs straight all night time activity or a hour before we got in stand we named him narles barclay had a huge rack that was bent up twisted and junk coming out of everywhere .we lost the property but as of today we havnt heard of him being harvested we hunt up the road would be nice to get a shot at him

  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6pointcrop.jpg

What is the largest buck you have ever gotten on trail camera and might have been after but never did harvest.

Here is one back from 2007 that I never did get a shot at and never saw again. I am sure some lucky hunter harvested' date=' which I hope happened rather than him getting hit by a car or jacked.

[img']http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff285/wasparcher/1027080646.jpg[/img]

 

SS!

 

I've had two, but not on trail cams. The two bucks -- separated by exactly 1 year were within spitting distance of my house; the basket six was in my back yard chasing a hot doe. But, here is a question (not to steal the thread) can a basket rack lose the basket and have a normal rack the next year?

20111127_29crop.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What is the largest buck you have ever gotten on trail camera... but never did harvest?
Sadly, most of the big bucks I've located over the years are still alive. LOL

 

Actually I rarely ever use cameras, so most the bucks I hunt are just deer I've seen while spotlighting or have found their sheds before or I just setup on the best "big buck" sign I can find. (shot a few nice ones over the years that I never saw until I was ready to draw my bow)

 

But to play along with what I have gotten on cam. These two are probably the biggest I had on cam (one is a friends cam) and I passed that buck so he could continue to hunt it.

 

This buck I saw a few times while hunting and almost took him at about 30 yds one evening, but no dice. Saw him again the next year and then never again. His body is HUGE...

 

buckbillscropped.jpg

 

This is the one I passed up for Jon. I don't think he believes me that I could have shot him, but I had him dead to rights at 16 yards or so. I thought I was video taping him, but I ended up hitting the record button twice or something. Never got any footage.

 

8pointerz8.jpginfrared.jpg

 

Heres one more that is a BIG buck that I hunted and never killed. This isn't a trail cam pic, but instead a picture I took while out walking after having filled my buck tag already.

 

PICT0204.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when my buddy first moved in to his house in z23. we put a trail cam out.cought this guy .i think we had 400 pix that seaon n he was only on it once.

005.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the biggest NJ buck I got on cam without killing, this was late August 2012, I never saw him at all while hunting or on cam after this point

 

BB6.jpg

 

BB2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The largest buck I ever seen on trailcam I ended up killing him the the next day. So I cant post his pic:cupcoffee:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty sure these two pics are the same buck 1 year apart. It looks like he was shot in 2009 and in 2010 his rack was bigger and not as typical from the injury. He was still alive this season but his racked is significantly smaller and more deformed. We estimated him at 3 or 4 years old in 2009.

CDY_003912.jpg

jacks_zps67808dd7.jpg

 

 

Had this buck at 20 yards with only a neck shot so i passed. I was shaking so bad when he was in front of me lol

PICT0346-1_zpsc880c896.jpg

PICT0344-1_zps1a9f4ff5.jpg

 

Ill try and dig up more pics another time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hunted this deer for a couple of seasons. I almost killed him twice in 2009.

035_zpsd97c77bc.jpg

 

This is one of the last pictures I captured of him. He was srtuck and killed by a car in the early morning hours of September 29th.

040_zps58463846.jpg

 

This guy is still on the hoof and should be a beast next fall.

023_zpsbbed3ff2.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now