Wanna Be I used to think my buck was a decent one until I seen your monster now Im ashamed of mine!
I wasnít trying to brag, itís just the hunt process of watching and pursuing that one deer over the last three years is what made it so special to me. Thatís my ďonce in a lifetimeĒ buck Iím sure. Every once in a while you come across one with potential and itís just a pray he makes it kind of deal. This one just happened to stick around.
We had a really nice deer about 5yrs ago that we even made a pact with the hunters next to us to let go. After 2 seasons near 150Ē he disappeared. They swore they didnít shoot and we knew we didnít. That deer was killed 3 years later 4 miles due South as the crow flies at over 200Ē. We did some investigating and found the property that deer went to and was watched by that landowner and then when it left his property chasing a doe during the rut it was killed. That guy had a sanctuary set up that he didnít hunt or set foot in on his property (a safe place for deer, lol) and thatís where heíd taken up residence.
The actual guy that shot the deer was across the road and had been getting that deers pics only at night. The rut killed that deer. He chased a doe that went across the highway onto this guys property during daylight and he shot it.
We shared early pics with the lucky hunter and the landowner where the buck actually lived gave the guy a shed from the previous year. It appears 6.5 is our magical age.