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1st Velvet Buck

Old 07-02-2007, 01:08 PM
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Spotted this guy and a year and a half old meandering through a bean field last night about 45 minutes before dark. I snuck up to about 100 yards from them, and they laid down right in the middle of the field in front of me. I would've tried to get a little closer, but I was getting chewed up by mosquitos and didn't want to spook him too bad (he was straight downwind of me, and I wasn't wearing my Scent-Lok. )

With another month+ to grow, he may turn out to be a decent buck. Well, decent enough for me anyways.


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Old 07-02-2007, 01:12 PM
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Hey I thought you were landless this year

I still have yet to see a deer in Ill, I don't think they exist. I think you guys are shooting them in Wis and IA and bringing them back[8D]
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:16 PM
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I have "a" spot to hunt, but I'm not allowed to bring anyone with me which doesn't exactly do much for trying to film or help my buddies out. I "should" have some more ground somewhere in IL pretty soon, so I'm not too worried.

This guy is a suburban Lake Countybuck. I was probably within 1/4 mile of village limits and only a few hundred yards from some houses. I know there's bigger bucks around, but I would definitely shoot him if he walked by me this fall.
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:19 PM
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he looks good. i would shoot him if he walked under me to
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:20 PM
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Nice looking buck , I'm sure he'll be a good shooter for you this fall ... good luck.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:18 PM
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That feed is outrageous.. wonder what these mountain deer out here would look like if they had a protein diet like that to enhance things a bit.. nice pix Justin. Best of luck with getting the IL property too..
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:28 PM
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Thats anice looking buckJustin!! You said mosquitos!! Thats not behind the clubhouse is it??[8D]
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:35 PM
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Looking good. Man those beans are high. The bean fields around here are still at ankle level.

Good luck.
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:44 PM
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Looks like a good one. Those beans are really getting tall!
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:31 PM
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Hes a shooter fer sure
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