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#3166980 - 02/17/13 08:12 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Great White Stalker]
danny1975
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wow!!! thats awesome
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#3167069 - 02/17/13 09:44 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Outdoor life]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Good find Poser, thanks for sharing. Did you kill any rabbits?


Shot at 7 or 8 and missed every single one. -couldn't believe how bad I was shooting.


Really nice find!!!!! But did you miss the rabbits before or after you found the skull, cause if I found a skull like that, I would be too excited to hunt and miss everything too haha


Found it in the middle of the day -just strapped it to my backpack and kept going.
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#3167081 - 02/17/13 09:54 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Poser]
Master Chief
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Awesome find.. I've thought about looking in some thicketts on public land.
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#3167109 - 02/17/13 10:15 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Master Chief]
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Mud Dauber
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#3167116 - 02/17/13 10:18 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Poser]
catman529
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Any lower jaw pics? the buck is 4.5+
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#3167140 - 02/17/13 10:31 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: catman529]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Any lower jaw pics? the buck is 4.5+


Lower jaw was the only thing missing.
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#3167143 - 02/17/13 10:32 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Poser]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: catman529
Any lower jaw pics? the buck is 4.5+


Lower jaw was the only thing missing.
dang... bet it was buried under leaves somewhere. or dragged off a short ways by a yote. Let me go get my skull which is 4.5 and look at the top teeth and compare, I think yours have more wear.
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#3167154 - 02/17/13 10:43 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: catman529]
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Yours looks like it must be 5.5+

this one is 4.5



I just realized it now, but his 3rd teeth grew in sideways!

This one is 8.5+ and is a bit sun bleached

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#3167199 - 02/17/13 11:20 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: nate17]
Bone Collector
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Wow!
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#3167236 - 02/17/13 11:56 AM Re: Public Land Find [Re: Bone Collector]
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Mud Dauber
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Comparatively speaking, I think you are correct, Catman. It does look 5.5

I hunted this particular area frustratingly hard 2 years ago. While post season scouting last year, I found buck sign that suggested a big racked buck. In impenetrable thickets around the edge of a huge field, we found bedding spots where every small tree was extensively rubbed. To the front is a large field, to the rear is a maze-like slough. Much of the field edge is chest high briars. In the narrow buffer zone between the field and the slough are plenty of mature oaks and dozens of persimmon trees. Infinite Cover, food and water all within mere feet of the bedding areas. The deer could easily watch hunters park and see which direction they would walk. The briars are so dense that you could walk within 3 feet of a bedded deer and never see it. Or, the deer could disappear into the slough with 3 leaps. Out in the slough, where I found this buck, the deer seem to like to bed on little "islands" i.e. mounds of dirt, surrounded by water. Cattails and reeds grow 10-12 feet high. In the off season, I have found numerous of these little island with deer hair on them or imprints of a bedded deer in the dirt. You bump one of them, they jump in the water, making a ruckus, causing all the other deer to likewise spook. If you bump any ducks out, deer will often spook as well. The entire area is wired up tight with a natural "alarm system."

After hunting there for two years, I had only laid eyes on a single 3.5 year old buck. I've pretty much thrown in the towel on trying to hunt individual bucks in this particular area, because, after analyzing the way that they are bedding, I'm not sure if there is a legal/ethical tactic that could lead to success unless it was pure, dumb luck. Its nice to have at least confirmed my suspicions that there are some big boys (or, at least 1 big boy) using the area.
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