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Old 08-23-2006, 11:09 AM
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I hear this phrase quite often from friends and in print.

It could mean so many different things to each and every one of us...

I would like to know what would you consider "A buck of a lifetime"?
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:19 AM
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200+ inches
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:22 AM
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A buck of a lifetime to me is one that you kill and you know you will never surpass the rest of your life. I don't think that it necessarily has to be the biggesst you ever take but something unique to that buck and hunt that can't be duplicated ever again.

I don't think you know what your buck of a lifetime really is until that special moment when it happens and everything comes together and the you know what a buck of a lifetime really is.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:23 AM
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Any deer over 160 for me.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:24 AM
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Simple. A buck of a lifetime is the largest buck that an individual ever takes during his career. Whether it is 70" or 200"+.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:25 AM
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Simple. A buck of a lifetime is the largest buck that an individual ever takes during his career. Whether it is 70" or 200"+.
Very well put!

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:30 AM
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Buck of a lifetime is the one that invokes the most memories, the smell in the air, the crunch of the leaves on approach, tracking with friends or your children, recovery of a clean kill, dinner that you provide your family, and possibly a lifelong reminder hanging on your wall.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:31 AM
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To me its not the size of the deer that matters or how many points, every hunt is different so they are all deer of a lifetime to me. Its the experience that makes every deer a deer of a lifetime. But we all do dream about that monster walking right to us.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:43 AM
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Right now in my short little bow hunting career,..."a buck of of lifetime" would be ANY buck that walks within 30 yards front of me, come Sept.30th.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:53 AM
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I hope to have a lot more "lifetime" left, so we'll see... [8D]

To come more closely to answering your qustion though.. for me, it's getting above 185 or 190... I realistically only expect to see one or two of them in my life, considering where I hunt -- if that. And then being able to put it all together, to make it happen... One of those would definitely be a "buck of a lifetime for me."

So, to answer your question in general... I think it would be looking at your local herd, figuring out what is among the biggest in your area, and hoping to take one like that before you die.
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