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#3029286 - 11/12/12 11:06 AM KY Opener Buck
TN Larry
10 Point


Registered: 09/17/03
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Loc: Baxter, Tennessee

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This was either the 5th or 6th buck that I saw Saturday morning out cruising for does. I may have seen one twice, not sure. I never saw the first doe.

When I saw him, I had to make a split second decision. I saw that it was a giant bodied deer with good mass and tine length. I contemplated on letting it walk since it was still opening morning but just couldn't do it especially with the upcoming weather forecast for the days that we were there. I ended up rushing the shot for some reason and thought that I had missed or hit a limb. I didn't as he only went about 30 - 40 yards. I am pretty tickled and takes some pressure off for TN. I plan on being off a couple days this week and all next week. Can't wait.

I pulled the jaw bone, and I think that he is 4.5. I will post pictures later for an expert opinion.





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#3029298 - 11/12/12 11:16 AM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: TN Larry]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7638
Loc: Atoka, TN

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Congrats on a fine buck!
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#3029328 - 11/12/12 11:43 AM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: Andy S.]
BACKWOODS BOY
4 Point


Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 181
Loc: jackson county

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Congrats Larry
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#3029376 - 11/12/12 12:07 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: BACKWOODS BOY]
Winchester
Non-Typical


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27325
Loc: TN

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Congrats!
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#3029377 - 11/12/12 12:07 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: BACKWOODS BOY]
buttercup&daisy
4 Point


Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 316
Loc: coffee county, tn

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Congrats on a dandy
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#3029491 - 11/12/12 01:01 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: buttercup&daisy]
G8rntn
6 Point


Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 854
Loc: Cleveland, Tn

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Good job
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#3029500 - 11/12/12 01:03 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: G8rntn]
BigD_625
10 Point


Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

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Gooddun!!!
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#3029631 - 11/12/12 01:52 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: BigD_625]
bigtex
8 Point


Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1705
Loc: Brush Creek

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Great deer, I wouldn't of hesitated a second to pull the trgger on him. Congrats!
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#3029639 - 11/12/12 01:59 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: bigtex]
raywa
4 Point


Registered: 05/19/09
Posts: 117
Loc: Mt Juliet Tn

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Nice deer
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#3029679 - 11/12/12 02:14 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: raywa]
flippinstick
4 Point


Registered: 12/02/06
Posts: 105
Loc: Johnson city, TN

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Nice deer congrats
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#3029700 - 11/12/12 02:22 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
Coach
16 Point


Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 11187
Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

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Oh yeah...good buck
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#3029705 - 11/12/12 02:24 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 28281
Loc: Chester County

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congrats
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#3029802 - 11/12/12 03:13 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: bigtex]
Gravey
16 Point


Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 18417
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

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 Originally Posted By: bigtex
Great deer, I wouldn't of hesitated a second to pull the trgger on him. Congrats!

What he said.
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#3029829 - 11/12/12 03:27 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
northeasthunter
8 Point


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1570
Loc: brentwood

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congrats
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#3029859 - 11/12/12 03:40 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
Wrangler95
16 Point


Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 12926
Loc: Celina,Tn

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Very nice buck,congrats!!
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#3029868 - 11/12/12 03:42 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: Andy S.]
encore06
16 Point


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 10397
Loc: Harrogate, TN

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Congrats!!!
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#3030213 - 11/12/12 07:19 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: Gravey]
TN Larry
10 Point


Registered: 09/17/03
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Loc: Baxter, Tennessee

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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
 Originally Posted By: bigtex
Great deer, I wouldn't of hesitated a second to pull the trgger on him. Congrats!

What he said.


It was only a quick hesitate. \:D With a one buck limit, you have to make sure. I messed up big time last year and shot a 90" deer.
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#3030337 - 11/12/12 08:38 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
Bone Collector
14 Point


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 8520
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Congrats!
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#3030346 - 11/12/12 08:51 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
16 Point


Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 12497
Loc: FRANKLIN COUNTY

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congrats
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#3030393 - 11/12/12 09:25 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
stryker
10 Point


Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 3925
Loc: jonesborough, TN

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great buck congrats
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#3030422 - 11/12/12 09:52 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
redblood
16 Point


Registered: 01/22/06
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Loc: Lewisburg

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nice deer. now back to the squirrel woods
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#3030827 - 11/13/12 07:58 AM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: TN Larry]
Snake
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Registered: 05/03/09
Posts: 18442
Loc: McMinn Co.Tennessee U.S.

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Nice one , congrats !
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#3032087 - 11/13/12 08:15 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: redblood]
TN Larry
10 Point


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Loc: Baxter, Tennessee

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 Originally Posted By: redblood
nice deer. now back to the squirrel woods
\:D Tree rats are safe for a while. It will be fishing and rabbit hunting after deer season.
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#3032160 - 11/13/12 08:45 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
corymhoward
6 Point


Registered: 05/04/08
Posts: 872
Loc: Bruceton

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Ky is on top of this deer growing thing
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#3032788 - 11/14/12 10:18 AM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: corymhoward]
BigSatt
10 Point


Registered: 05/15/09
Posts: 3787
Loc: Northern Middle Tn.

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Nice buck!

Congrats!
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#3032793 - 11/14/12 10:24 AM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
preachermantom
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Registered: 12/05/02
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Loc: waverly,tn,USA

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Very nice!
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#3032950 - 11/14/12 11:29 AM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: BACKWOODS BOY]
Viper (tp)
14 Point


Registered: 12/23/04
Posts: 9418
Loc: greenfield, tenn.

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congrats
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#3033022 - 11/14/12 12:11 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: flippinstick]
Phil1979
10 Point


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4813
Loc: Arlington, TN

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Nice one. Congrats.
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#3033676 - 11/14/12 08:42 PM Re: KY Opener Buck [Re: Phil1979]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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Congrats. Aint it great to be able to hunt and see just has many bucks as you do does.

Edited by 8 POINTS OR BETTER (11/14/12 08:43 PM)
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