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Old 11-24-2020, 06:06 PM
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She had a heck of a time with buck fever. She has been killing doe now problem for a few years but boy did we find out she has major buck fever. She missed a 160 inch buck first morning and this buck was the 3rd one in range Saturday evening. I kept telling her you gotta get it done because your not going to just keep getting chances and the deer proved me way wrong. Fourth chance at a buck in 2 days and she finally got it done. Not much comes easy to her but she is very successful anyway because giving up is something she just does not understand. She absolutely has no idea how to quit at anything.


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Old 11-24-2020, 07:43 PM
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Congrats to the young huntress!
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:34 PM
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Awesome! What a great way to start. That 160” buck will be waiting for her next year but he will be 175”!
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:41 AM
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Nice buck! Congrats to you both.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:53 AM
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Congrats to her, what a first buck.
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:46 AM
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congrats to her on a fine buck and I hope its the first of many more to come for her!
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:42 AM
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I think she's got a good teacher Rock. I expect many more big ones in the future for her.

Question: did you intentionally start her out on doe? Or just hadn't previously had a chance at a buck?

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Old 11-25-2020, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
I think she's got a good teacher Rock. I expect many more big ones in the future for her.

Question: did you intentionally start her out on doe? Or just hadn't previously had a chance at a buck?

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Kind of, we would have shot big bucks but we setup for easy shooting situations which usually presents doe and very small buck shots(she didn't want 4 or 6 point 1 year old bucks but I think she should have shot them). This year we were after good bucks and at 11 it was still sketchy. Fri and Sat I could have shot 3 bucks from 140-160 inches but she wasn't able to get it done.

They don't make a good shotgun that fits her so its chaos if they don't present a shot where we want them to. The bigger bucks were in her range they just were not willing to allow her the time to get on them. Kind of a situation where the more mature the deer is the less room for error.

Turns out this buck met our skill level leaving her a lot of room for error. I'd say we need to get at least one more buck in this class under her belt unless of course we get lucky.

Its kind of a double edge sword, I'm glad she has the passion to produce buck fever but its definitely a struggle and the more she messed up the worse the nerves got.
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:38 AM
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Congrats to you Rockport!

My grand nephew got a first deer a couple of weeks ago. He'll be at his grandpa's in a couple of days where I can call him and let him tell me all the details. If I'm proud of him, I can only imagine your pride as father.
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:33 AM
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Congrats! Nice buck.
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