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Old 12-04-2016, 03:10 PM
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Looked like this guy was going to loose the eye completely as it was hanging out.

He was a tough critter just going about his business like it didn't bother him at all.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:54 PM
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Probably did him a huge favor Rock. If it was "hanging out" like you say, he might have ended up with an infection in the brain. Like you, I've seen quite a few with blasted eyes but almost every one I've seen with the eye "torn out" didn't last the winter. The ones with just a hole in the eyeball and it shriveled up were "fine" though they did seem to have a bit of a problem navigating through cover at speed. Saw one dang near center a big old pine tree as he was chasing a hot Doe. Turned right into it!! Dang near the funniest thing I ever saw in the woods. Was laughing to hard to shoot the poor fella. Busted off 3 of his tines and loped off all wobble legged. Was hilarious.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:23 PM
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last year

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Old 12-04-2016, 07:40 PM
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that's a good buck. congrats.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:56 AM
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Well done, Rockport!


A fine deer.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:45 AM
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Nice deer. Congrats! Looks like an older deer. Do you know how old he was?
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:47 AM
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Nice deer, Rock! Congrats!
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by WrackMaster
Nice deer. Congrats! Looks like an older deer. Do you know how old he was?
probably 5 but I'm not 100% sure
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:13 AM
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Nice buck. Congrats. I held out for the big 10 all archery and told myself I would shoot anything 6-pointer or bigger in rifle. Well, I shot a 7-pointer on opening day.

It was great, though. 10 guys in camp, including my 86 year old dad and 14 year old son. It's more fun when you get to bring a buck back to a full camp.
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:19 AM
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I would have had a tough time letting him walk the first time I saw him !

That's the kind of deer, that the minute you see him you say; "shooter buck".


Congrats Rock !!!
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