My Iowa Buck

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  1. Lester

    Lester Grizzled Veteran

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    I have been looking forward to my Iowa hunt since my last one 2 years ago. This year Matt joined our group. We saw a GIANT riding around Friday. On the opening day of the second shotgun season I saw a huge typical out of range. I passed a 145" 3 1/2 year old ten on Sunday since they do not want young deer shot. Monday started off slow but then the flood gates opened and I saw a pile of deer including quite a few nice ones. The BIG typical from the first night was in the CRP and I watched him for an hour. He got behind a tree and I lost sight of him. With only 10 minutes of legal shooting left I saw a big buck come from behind the tree and start coming right at me. I looked through my binos once thought it was him I got my slug gun ready. He crossed behind the tree again and I shot him as soon as he was in a clearing. He went right down and I started to shake and really thought I just shot the big one that I was watching. When I got down and to the buck I was thinking WTF just happened. Still a great buck and happy to put my tag on him. He is a main frame 10 point with split brows and a couple kickers, he scores 157". Matt is in that box tonight so I hope he shoots him tonight.
     
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    Ummmm, forgetting something???
     
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    Beautiful buck Tom, good luck tonight Matt.
     
  4. Hillbilly Jedi

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    Where's the pics? Unfortunate you shot a different buck than you were thinking you shot but sounds like it all turned out ok. Looking forward to the pics!
     
  5. Lester

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    :jaw: The suspense is killing me...

    Nevermind there it is. Thanks.. That is a great looking buck.
     
  7. Hillbilly Jedi

    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Ya that's a heck of a buck! Probably one of the best hunting mistakes I've seen, if you wanna call it that! Well done!
     
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    Which zone are you hunting in?

    Nice buck congrats!!!


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    Hell of a buck!
     
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    Congrats Tom on a beautiful buck! I love the unique cape on that deer. I would call that a pretty darn good consolation prize. You guys stop by if you get a chance.
     
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    Great buck... congrats
     
  12. Lester

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    I am hunting zone 4.
     
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    Great deer! And congrats again! Hope Matt gets the other big boy, that would make for a awesome trip!

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    Congrat's Tom that's a nice buck
     
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    Congrats on a great buck!

    Blessings............Pastorjim

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    I wish that I could make a "mistake" like that!!!!

    SWEET buck.
     
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    Great buck....congrats!
     
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    Excellent !! Congrats
     
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    I made veni and wild turkey bites tonight during my camp ***** duties since I am tagged out.
     
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