Buster is off the hitlist for 2016

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  1. Fitz

    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    I'd heard rumors this winter, got a good line on info last weekend, and confirmed today. Buster is dead.

    I have photos of him back to 2011 and videos of him in 2010. He hung out all summer with Blade, who I chased for 4 years and my brother shot back in 2013. He was a mostly nocturnal buck that my brother had at dark under his stand a few years back.

    Buster was killed opening weekend of rifle season to the Southwest. Big congrats to the hunter for sure!

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  2. Fitz

    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    Here's one of the videos I have from 2010. I think Buster is the 1st buck and Blade is definitely the 2nd.

     
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    Bummer. Super nice deer. I'm sure he sowed his oats though :tu:
     
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    Aside from not getting him yourself, at least he wasn't lost to another animal or to the elements. He was able to make a hunter's day and will always be remembered as someone's trophy!
     
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    How far from where you hunt was he killed do you know?

    Bummer you didn't wrap your tag on him.
     
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    That's a bummer after all the time you put in trying to chase him down. Glad to see that someone got him though and not old age or something else.
     
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    Did it have the notch in the ear? That dead buck just looks so much smaller that I'm not convinced it's the same deer.
     
  8. Fitz

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    About a mile and a half. I'm trying to get more detailed info on the kill. My brother remembers hearing the shot.



    It's him. 100%. I have other pics, but don't have the hunter's permission to post them yet. Has his curved brows, outward turned right G2, small sticker on his left G2
     
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    That's much more convincing. :)
     
  11. Fitz

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    I'd recognize that bastard of a deer anywhere :tu:

    I knew the instant I saw the thumbnail of the first image I got with him in the back of a pickup.
     
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    Sort of lets the wind out after that long of a chase.
     
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    Bummer but what a buck!
     
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    I hope another good one takes his place for you.
     
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    That's a bummer. Anybody else on your list?
     
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    You gonna meet up with the guy and offer some of the history of pictures? I've learned over the years that is such a great way to form a hunting friendship.
     
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    Great idea. Could help to assure you're both on the same page as to what deer are on the "hit list", to a certain extent.
     
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    That sucks Fitz!
     
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    Thats a bummer for you,congrats to the hunter !
    at least you know where he went and that he wasnt poached.
     
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    I'm trying to. We'll see if he's interested. I'll bring a thumbdrive for him and his shed from last year. Depending on how into hunting and the buck he is, I might give him the shed too. Though, I may give it to my brother, since it was the buck he's been hunting for ever.
     

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