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Rifle season starts this comin' Saturday here in Nebraska. Been seeing some nice bucks out in the pasture checking cows. They would be really nice next year and even better in two. Lot of hunting pressure from out of state hunters paying big money to hunt at the neighbors. Takes a pretty wily buck to live to trophy size. I will go out and look for that buck that is maybe on his last year. The young good ones I like to let live to improve the genetics of the herd. Since the boys have all gone, it's not as much about bringing one home as it is seeing them out there chasing does around. 

Some good pics above and nice to see the young people getting involved in what will become a lifelong passion. 

Here is a pic of the buck my oldest got last year and he just got back from the local deputy sheriff who is becoming a decent taxidermist.

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Mother said I had some "huntin" to do in the kitchen and Gus and I were successful. He held point while I went in for the capture😋😄

 

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Good luck and be safe to all you out there in the field this year!!!

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Watched does all evening, not bucks,but I'm not a stressed about it now that I got a big one finally20191110_165538.thumb.jpg.5415fba5067e923af3f4a9fe05837056.jpg

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Went for a four wheeler ride today. Jumped a doe. She stopped and turned to look twenty yards away. Could have popped her with my HK .40. Must be getting soft.

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I'm sure that I have posted this before but this is my lifetime buck. I have been hunting for 30 years now since my senior year in highschool and in the early 2000's I was holding out for a big one. In '06 I shot the eighth buck I saw that morning (I have never seen that many before in a season let alone a day) and he had some ground shrinkage. In '07 I shot one I got mounted he grossed out at 100". Then in '17 I saw a buck on the hoof 10 times between farming and hunting and I got him the second time I saw him during archery season. He went about 140" . I had about 20 trail cam pictures of him and he was the only one I would have shot that year.

I am trying to only shoot a buck that will at minimum be the second biggest one I have ever gotten. If I don't get one the ones that survive can hopefully get bigger for next year. It was actually more exciting for me when my son got his first buck last year than when I shot the big one...

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I saw five this week end but no shooters. Grandma, Daughter, and Younguns. I'm in intensive area hunting and we are allowed 3 of any sex. I got a couple of pics of what I saw this week end, if you look closely you can see them. Caught me off guard a bit as I was reading Penn. Game News !!!!  Liked the article on the Rem mod 14 - 141.

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We scrutinize trail cam pics pretty hard and decide ahead of time which we will shoot and which we won’t. I won’t shoot anything that I’m not willing to put on the wall unless it has bad genetics or is old.  I’ve got two on the wall now and have passed on larger deer than either of them in the past. Normally the no job lazy neighbors that bow hunt all the time while normal people are working kill the one I want a few days before gun season. 

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Must be gitting old ! Here are the pics. If you look closely you can see them crossing the bridge and out back . Also the shootin shack & charcoal heater I built.

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9 hours ago, bitty said:

I'm sure that I have posted this before but this is my lifetime buck. I have been hunting for 30 years now since my senior year in highschool and in the early 2000's I was holding out for a big one. In '06 I shot the eighth buck I saw that morning (I have never seen that many before in a season let alone a day) and he had some ground shrinkage. In '07 I shot one I got mounted he grossed out at 100". Then in '17 I saw a buck on the hoof 10 times between farming and hunting and I got him the second time I saw him during archery season. He went about 140" . I had about 20 trail cam pictures of him and he was the only one I would have shot that year.

I am trying to only shoot a buck that will at minimum be the second biggest one I have ever gotten. If I don't get one the ones that survive can hopefully get bigger for next year. It was actually more exciting for me when my son got his first buck last year than when I shot the big one...

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Heck ya, nice on yours and your son, I shot my first buck in my 20s and it was a 4 pointer.

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Real nice whitetail Bitty! Could be related to mine.😄 After letting him dry for one year, missed Boone and Crockett by 1 and 1/8 points.

 

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Congrats to your boy! I remember my boys' first bucks too. Special moment. They are all still avid hunters although we have spread out a bit and don't get to hunt together anymore. 

 

A pair of Muleys my youngest and me got the last year we hunted together at home. Deer not that big but it was a good hunt and we had a lot of fun. 

 

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I absolutely love seeing nice bucks anywhere besides dead along the road. I wish we had more neighbors that would try to get them to 5 years old. It is such a rush seeing them close to maturity. The one I got in '17 me and 3 of my kids watched numerous times that fall, once from 60 yards when we bumped him and another one from their beds just before dark going to make a mock scrape

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1 hour ago, bitty said:

I absolutely love seeing nice bucks anywhere besides dead along the road. I wish we had more neighbors that would try to get them to 5 years old. It is such a rush seeing them close to maturity. The one I got in '17 me and 3 of my kids watched numerous times that fall, once from 60 yards when we bumped him and another one from their beds just before dark going to make a mock scrape

Same here, I live in an area that is just harvested for deer, guys shoot 4 pointers all the time and are proud of it, I think I'm the only one around that let's em get bigger, 5 years would be great but around here they dont usually last past 2.5, a 3.5 year old is the trophies around here, its sad

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Got my buck at the taxidermy today, cant wait will be a long 6 months, I picked this pose20191111_100547.thumb.jpg.e23f56e8cc1c038574d5314fc6a2a5c1.jpg

 

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5 years just gives em more time for me to hit em with my car.........

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On 11/10/2019 at 11:15 AM, sandhiller said:

Rifle season starts this comin' Saturday here in Nebraska. Been seeing some nice bucks out in the pasture checking cows. They would be really nice next year and even better in two. Lot of hunting pressure from out of state hunters paying big money to hunt at the neighbors. Takes a pretty wily buck to live to trophy size. I will go out and look for that buck that is maybe on his last year. The young good ones I like to let live to improve the genetics of the herd. Since the boys have all gone, it's not as much about bringing one home as it is seeing them out there chasing does around. 

Some good pics above and nice to see the young people getting involved in what will become a lifelong passion. 

Here is a pic of the buck my oldest got last year and he just got back from the local deputy sheriff who is becoming a decent taxidermist.

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Mother said I had some "huntin" to do in the kitchen and Gus and I were successful. He held point while I went in for the capture😋😄

 

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Good luck and be safe to all you out there in the field this year!!!

No antlers, gotta throw that one back 

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WISCONSIN OPENS ON THE 23RD THIS YEAR.I WAIT FOR IT EVERY YEAR.

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2 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

No antlers, gotta throw that one back 

Special area permit "old trailer house on the Niobrara doe tag😋😄🤪

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great pix guys..........enjoy seeing them - my wife and I will be going next week here when it opens - snuck up after church yest and mowed crp and ran 5 hours and burned up a slip clutch on the rhino batwing grrrrr - fixed it today in the cold/snow, had a spare driveline with a good slip clutch on it, back in business got more to mow 

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Seeing alot of does this week, they all have the same routine and I can predict what the all will do every night, fun watching em, 20191112_155706.thumb.jpg.a33324b631f09a6283e29995521893eb.jpg20191110_165538.thumb.jpg.749fc891ee478fdc987475e381a60bf4.jpg

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Took this from the window of the work car at the end of my road across the highway earlier. He is decent. Honestly, I would probably let him walk. I doubt this guy comes over as far as my place.  Now, I didn’t get pics but I saw another one about 2 minutes later that would probably have been 155-160” deer with 18-19” spread and 12” G2’s. That guy was pretty nice. 

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14 minutes ago, Rusty shackleford said:

Not mine but my cousins 2 bestScreenshot_20181021-154156_Snapchat.thumb.jpg.9f0e49e13827cd77512b4b37c3cfaa7b.jpg

Booners ? 

Sledgehammer I could pass that one you have a picture of but something over 140+ is not going to be deleted from my possible hit list

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Cold snowy deer season. My oldest always liked to walk from home and hunt. Think he might have been a freshman in HS when he got this nice little whitetail about 3/4 mile upriver from the house. He didn't want to drag it home afoot and I didn't blame him. Old "Dunny" to the rescue😄

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Here is one of 3 towers at my brother’s place. 18’ to the floor. 

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