The one(s) that got away...

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  1. Siman/OH

    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    To get the blood flowing correctly after yesterday, i figured this would be a fun offseason thread.

    Lets see some pictures of bucks that you "almost" got. We all have demons in our closet, some more then others (me). Ive had the fortune of hunting the same general ground for 8 season now, and with multiple trail cameras out ive always had my eye on a buck or two.

    Ill start with my first true target:

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    Rumor has it he was killed in shotgun season that year. I never saw him on foot and never really had a chance. But he was a MONSTER.

    My second obsession was this guy:

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    I only saw him during the summer. No rumors ever popped up of a droptine being killed int he area. Disappeared.

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    We all know how that ended.

    This guy was a main target for a year as well, but he got shot and killed:

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    And our current main target:

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  2. maxpetros

    maxpetros Grizzled Veteran

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    those are some awesome bucks!
     
  3. gltomp

    gltomp Grizzled Veteran

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    GOOD NIGHT... :jaw:
     
  4. BJE80

    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    Nothing that compares to your pictures but in my one year of hunting my land land this is the biggest buck I've laid my own eyes on. I was actually hunting with my son here when this picture was taken but he was too far out.


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  5. Oly44

    Oly44 Grizzled Veteran

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    Wow. Those are some great bucks. Ill be out this fall to hunt with you and your brothers. Okay? Okay lol :tu:
     
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    Excuse the dates, I never set them on my camera.

    This was a buck I was hunting in 2011. He kept showing up over a mock scrape I made, usually while I was working. :(

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    2009 "Grunt"
    I named him that because he was the most vocal deer I've ever hunted. Never got him with in range, and didn't see him again after that season.

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    2008

    I didn't name this guy but did get several pics of him. Missed him with my ML when he was nudging a doe at 85 yards. Not one of my proudest moments. He got hit by a car a couple of weeks later.

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    justhunt Weekend Warrior

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    Here's one I want bad this year. Named him Flare.
     

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    Great thread Caleb! I'll post up tonight from my home comp.
     
  10. justhunt

    justhunt Weekend Warrior

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    A couple more. How many days until the season opens?
     

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    wow....those are awesome!!!!!!!! I'm kinda newer to the forum, so these are all new to me! heres one I never really got a shot at last year..i went into the season blind, as I started scouting my property we had just closed/signed for a week before the opener!

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    this year is a different story...I bought a buck goldmine
     
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  12. POWERHAWK_11

    POWERHAWK_11 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Watched this guy all of last postseason. Never found his sheds but we just laid eyes on him a couple of days ago.
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    Great bucks posted already. I never used cams until late last season. So this is my first full season with all my own stuff. Here are a couple bucks from December last year. Sorry quality isn't very good. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    coheley665 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    great thread... didnt really start using tril cams until 2010 and i was able to harvest my buck
    2011 was this good 8 pointer got pictures of him during the summer and rumor has that he got shot on the north side of the property during the rut
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    2012 last year had two bucks. the first one was a main frame 10pt with a kicker coming of his G3 was able to chase after him for 4 days straight and my ex was able to put a arrow in him but as luck would have it it was to high abouve the spine and non leathal
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    then the second buck was a nice 10pt got pictures of him all summer long then no idea where he went
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    As far as i know no one shot the two from last year
     
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    What's the story with the giant non-typical? I never heard it???? Poached?
     
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    awesome bucks everybody!
     
  18. POWERHAWK_11

    POWERHAWK_11 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    x2! Was before I was on the thread.
     
  19. Fuzz_27

    Fuzz_27 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yeah that thing looks like a gosh darn monster!!!!

    I wish I had pics of bucks I was chasin but they are nothin an I mean NOTHIN like these hahahaha
    Just scrub bucks but I am A.O.K. with that :)
     
  20. TheHardWoods913

    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great bucks guys, wish you all best of luck putting them down this year! Here is one of mine that never did seem to give me a shot last season, haven't seen him yet but I hope he is still around.

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