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#3132763 - 01/21/13 08:42 AM One of my trail cam bucks is dead...
infoman jr.
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Registered: 10/05/03
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Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

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I have quite a history with this deer this fall. I have captured 1321 trail camera pictures this season of him, had 3 encounters within 40 yards (twice with a bow), saw him spar with another buck twice, and finally passed him up with a rifle at less than 5 yards. He was one of 4 bucks I've been keeping tabs on this year.

This is the first pic I got of him.


This was the last trail camera pic I got of him. It occurred just minutes before he gave me a final look before he would disappear for months.


Here is a video I took of him on 11/11. He obviously had does on his brain. He had cedar limbs tangled in his rack and was panting heavily as he trotted by. I never got a trail camera picture of him after that encounter. I became worried but remained optimistic that he would show back up sometime in January as they tend to do on that particular property.
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After my last hunt of the year yesterday morning, I decided to walk through a wood lot and collect one of my trail cameras. As I made my way through the thicket, I found him... just 40 yards from one of my stands.


I'm going to make a euro mount of him. I'll have lots of great memories to reflect upon from this season when I see it. I also got his jaw bone. I had a post asking you guys to guess his age. It'll be interesting to see who got it right.
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#3132778 - 01/21/13 08:55 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: infoman jr.]
W.Seay
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Registered: 01/17/06
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Loc: Collierville,TN.

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That stinks I'd say he was 3.5
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#3132784 - 01/21/13 08:59 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: W.Seay]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: jackson co.

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good looking buck, hate that you found him dead though.
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#3132785 - 01/21/13 08:59 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: W.Seay]
REM7
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Registered: 08/19/08
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Loc: GRUNDY COUNTY

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Hate that for you, he would been a nice one
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#3132818 - 01/21/13 09:23 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: REM7]
easy45
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Loc: Chester County

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Dang
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#3132828 - 01/21/13 09:31 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: easy45]
Football Hunter
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Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

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 Originally Posted By: easy45
Dang
yep
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#3132850 - 01/21/13 09:55 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: Football Hunter]
Winchester
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Registered: 12/05/03
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Any idea what killed him?
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#3132867 - 01/21/13 10:16 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: Winchester]
morgancountry
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Registered: 10/03/11
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Loc: wartburg, tn

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^^^^^ that's what I was wondering
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#3132872 - 01/21/13 10:22 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: morgancountry]
Master Chief
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Registered: 10/11/11
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Loc: Henderson County

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Man that sucks. You did the right thing letting him walk, he woulda been a good'n
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#3132873 - 01/21/13 10:23 AM Re: One of my trail cam bucks is dead... [Re: morgancountry]
utfan1
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Registered: 12/31/06
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bummer man
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