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Old 01-18-2008, 08:01 AM
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Bullwinkle has left us. He was found by some rabbit hunters on the neighbors farm. I made the trip to the finder's house to get my hands on his rack at last. While it was not the way that I had dreamed about, it served as closure for three years worth of pictures and chasing.

BW had adapted to humans incredibly well. All pictures of him were taken within a stone's throw of both my house and the one on the neighbor's farm. He knew what sounds and movements made by humans were no threat to his well-being. This buck made his way around our farms without detection. Over the past three years he was only seen three times. Once by my step-dad at night, once by me at night, and once by the neighbor while bowhunting. All these sightings were last year without anyone catching a glimpse this year.

I gathered my camera and measuring equipment as I made the trip this evening. While he is a deer that no hunter would pass, I must admit that he made me realize that camera angles can make a deer look much bigger than he actually is. Bullwinkle taped out to 163 1/8" gross and netted a mere 157 5/8". I will admit that is close to 15" less than I would have guessed based on pics alone.

These are not the best pics by any means, but they are all I could muster up from a garage full of beer drinkers.





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Old 01-20-2008, 03:00 PM
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Well, an engagement that I had has been cancelled, so I will get to have one more last hunt. KY season closes on Monday, so I will give it my final, one last shot. Stranger things have happened.

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