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#3094177 - 12/24/12 06:07 PM Christmas Eve 9 pt down
mossyhorns300
10 Point


Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 3971
Loc: memphis, tn & savannah, tn

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I shot this guy this morning in between the rain showers on the edge of a pine thicket overlooking 2 draws in a big stand of cutover. He came out of the pines behind a spike, crossed the road and started easing down into one of the draws where I lost him, before browsing back up to a bench on the side of the ridge near the top. I knew after watching him through the binos that he was mature. Had a ton of grey on his head and face and a thick, swollen neck that seemed to just flow straight to his belly. I took a shot at 200 yds and he dropped in his tracks. I didn't realize he was busted up a little until I got to him. He had scars all over his neck and top of his back. I am very proud of this buck even though he isn't the best buck, rack wise. It's been a great year for me and I am tagged out on bucks now.

Hardin Co. 9 pt
Rem 700 .270
Leupold vx-1 3x9 x 40
Hornady 140 gr BTSP interlock
200 yds







Here is the bullet I pulled out that had broken the skin and was practically hanging out of the shoulder.



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#3094191 - 12/24/12 06:16 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: mossyhorns300]
Andy S.
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14 Point


Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

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Nice buck, congrats!
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#3094206 - 12/24/12 06:26 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: Andy S.]
Gravey
16 Point


Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

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Congrats
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#3094209 - 12/24/12 06:31 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: Gravey]
hunter drew
14 Point


Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 8825
Loc: henderson county TN Lexington

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Awesome. He had some long main beams
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#3094238 - 12/24/12 07:03 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: hunter drew]
VenisonCrazy
Spike


Registered: 12/21/12
Posts: 30
Loc: E. Tenn

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Great looking deer. That bullet sure done it's job!
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#3094240 - 12/24/12 07:04 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: VenisonCrazy]
TX300mag
Pea Picker
14 Point


Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 8968
Loc: Crosby, TX

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Great buck!
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#3094276 - 12/24/12 07:45 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: TX300mag]
northeasthunter
8 Point


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1571
Loc: brentwood

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congrats
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#3094280 - 12/24/12 07:49 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: northeasthunter]
Mike Belt
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16 Point


Registered: 03/26/99
Posts: 18623
Loc: Lakeland, Tn.

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Good deal!
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#3094297 - 12/24/12 08:00 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: Mike Belt]
Bone Collector
14 Point


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 9646
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Congrats!
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#3094498 - 12/24/12 11:02 PM Re: Christmas Eve 9 pt down [Re: Bone Collector]
primos32
6 Point


Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 863
Loc: Savannah, TN

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Great Hardin County buck!
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