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#3105715 - 01/02/13 10:31 AM Buck naked
Tndad74
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Lincoln County TN

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xmas eve morning I was supposed to go hunting with a couple of friends of mine, Brian and James. At 0430 I sent a text to Brian, "Are we going?" His reply was "Haven't heard from James." I took that as a no and went back sleep.

Just before 0700 I got up to get a glass of water. As I am walking buck naked through the house I look out the window and see a good size deer standing in the pasture about 70 yards from the house.

"Cool" I think, and grab my .243, load it, and slip out the back door...still in my birthday suit mind you.

The deer was very close to an overgrown fence line and I knew I didn't have long to take a shot before it jumped the fence and was gone. So with due haste I settle the cross hairs of the scope on the the vitals and squeezed off a round. The beast dropped right in it's tracks, and two does went running across the pasture. I tracked them in my scope hoping for a shot. Then I returned my attention back to the first deer to make sure that it was down, it was.

As I looked at it through my scope I saw a little bit of shiny antler through the grass. Again I thought, "Cool." I went in, secured my rifle, got my drink of water, and finally put some clothes on. Then went out to field dress and recover my kill.

As I approached the spot where it lay, it became obvious that this was not another little fork horn or 6 point as I have killed on my property before. By the time I got to him my knees were weak and I couldn't help but yell out with joy.

15 scoreable points, gross score 176 5/8. By far the biggest deer I have ever killed.




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#3105721 - 01/02/13 10:33 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Tndad74]
Redfred16
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Great buck and cool story.
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#3105723 - 01/02/13 10:34 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Tndad74]
MUP
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Awesome! But I can't see the pic, only a red x.
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#3105725 - 01/02/13 10:35 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Redfred16]
Brisco Darlin
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Registered: 04/24/12
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i thought this was gonna be about tndeer's sexiest man over 300 lbs.
\:D
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#3105726 - 01/02/13 10:35 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Tndad74]
rabbit hunter
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Registered: 03/04/10
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Loc: Beech Bluff, TN

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Awesome!!! Congrats on a great buck. Glad you put your clothes on. \:D
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#3105733 - 01/02/13 10:37 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: rabbit hunter]
Tndad74
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Lincoln County TN

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The photo is hosted on facebook. Is everyone having problems seeing it?
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#3105755 - 01/02/13 10:53 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Tndad74]
GRAMPS
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Registered: 09/12/03
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Loc: Mount Carmel, TN

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Nice buck; I too am glad you put some clothes on. \:D
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#3105759 - 01/02/13 10:55 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Tndad74]
wildb1
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Registered: 12/05/01
Posts: 854
Loc: Northern Texas

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Nice buck! Great character!
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#3105765 - 01/02/13 11:03 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: Brisco Darlin]
Kingston
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Registered: 04/24/12
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 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
i thought this was gonna be about tndeer's sexiest man over 300 lbs.
\:D


same here!

Congrats on the deer!!
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#3105766 - 01/02/13 11:04 AM Re: Buck naked [Re: wildb1]
Vermin93
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 5741
Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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Wow - awesome buck!
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