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Old 12-07-2016, 09:50 PM
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Really interesting. Guess it's good you shot him when you did, otherwise he might just be laying dead somewhere now.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:50 PM
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Very nice buck sir, very nice, can't imagine how you could let him walk, I couldn't. Nice job
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:13 PM
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Beautiful. Congrats!
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:34 PM
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Yep, looks like no bone damage at all. Lots of infection though. I'm not sure if he would have survived or not. Inside spread is 17 inches...surprised me a little. I guess sometimes being tall make them look narrow.


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Old 12-11-2016, 01:42 PM
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Rock, an infection that close to the brain would have entered the brain and he would have suffered horribly. You made a good choice for a real nice buck.
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr
Rock, an infection that close to the brain would have entered the brain and he would have suffered horribly. You made a good choice for a real nice buck.
Yeah, I think so too. The infection was pretty bad and very close to his brain in spots. I'm a little surprised it didn't seem to be bothering him at all yet. Tough critters I reckon.

The cockleburs had really taken over a few acres of beans so those beans didn't get harvested and he was able to get all the soy beans he could handle. They were plowing the farm under when I shot him and those beans got plowed under the next day. That would have probably put the hurt on him.
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