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#11862737 - 10/03/16 06:24 PM My best archery buck.
Thunderga Offline
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Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 368
Loc: Oklahoma, south central
Harvested this buck Saturday evening at around 7 pm. By far my best buck ever and to top that off, it was opening day archery.
22 points better than 1 inch, 25inch spread. I don't know about getting it scored but for a free range archery buck I love it. I will be getting a mount ofc.

I had 3 bucks to my right that I was watching, 2 of those were shooters for sure when they started looking to the east, I decided to wait and see what was on the way. Then this beast came out from my left nearly under me. I waited about 5 minutes for him to move into a shooting area, Held my bow drawn for about 2 minutes with my heart pounding and trying really hard to watch my breathing. Then he gave me the perfect quarter away shot. He had shown up on my game cameras in April and May but hadn't made another appearance till that evening.

He run further than expected, I texted my buddy that I had stuck a big one. Was sure hoping that the arrow hit its mark. I had saw the lighted knock disappear and had a pass though with good blood on the arrow shaft. But you never know. Anyways here are few pics.








Now on to the Berkley tournament at lake fork in a couple of weekends and catch that 13lber!!





Edited by Thunderga (10/03/16 06:26 PM)

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#11862755 - 10/03/16 06:31 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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cheers peep

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#11862886 - 10/03/16 07:37 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
rongleaves Offline
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Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 151
Loc: Sunnyvale,Tx
Great buck! Congrats thumb

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#11862887 - 10/03/16 07:37 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
PMB Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 112
Congrats that is a dandy. Especially with a bow.

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#11862895 - 10/03/16 07:39 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
jwcromer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2474
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
thats a bute,brute

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#11862992 - 10/03/16 08:07 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Mr. Greensides Offline
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Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 489
Loc: Odessa Tx
eek2

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#11863113 - 10/03/16 08:40 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1460
Loc: East Montgomery County
Wow!!! cheers

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#11863121 - 10/03/16 08:44 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Dang, dude....that's a monster! Congratulations!
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#11863257 - 10/03/16 09:40 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Posts: 246
Awesome....I am not a deer hunter, but what is causing their antlers to become thicker in some areas, and not looking like small tree branches?

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#11863285 - 10/03/16 09:52 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice Buck. Congratulations! thumb
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#11863404 - 10/03/16 10:55 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 462
Very impressive buck I would guess he would go in the 170s.That's a buck of a life time congrats.

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#11863423 - 10/03/16 11:35 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Bassmad Offline
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Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 257
Loc: Royse City, Rockwall
I think closer to high 180's into bottom 190. Great Buck.

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#11863760 - 10/04/16 09:00 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Loc: Emory, TX
my lord woot
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#11864221 - 10/04/16 01:00 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
OutdoorArts Offline
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Wow! Very Nice Sir!!!!! cheers
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#11864348 - 10/04/16 02:04 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Buddy E Offline
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Loc: Mesquite, Texas, USA
Very nice deer and one to remember for a long time. Congradulations
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#11864365 - 10/04/16 02:11 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: Deep in the Heart of Texas
That's a great deer! Just don't bring him to me to score. I hate trying to score those types!
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#11864449 - 10/04/16 02:54 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Great deer man!!

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#11864578 - 10/04/16 04:04 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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WOW!
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#11865568 - 10/05/16 08:02 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice buck!

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#11866384 - 10/05/16 04:22 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
wetline89 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/06
Posts: 98
Loc: Wimberley, Texas
Heck of deer! Congratulations to you!

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#11866440 - 10/05/16 04:52 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: W.Texas
Awesome buck !! Congratulations !!
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#11867942 - 10/06/16 02:11 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Awesome buck! Might be hard to top that one lol
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#11868930 - 10/07/16 08:35 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: Ray Roberts
WOW! Great deer! Congrats!
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#11869133 - 10/07/16 10:13 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 867
Loc: Lake Conroe
That's a great deer bud! Congrats!!
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#11869165 - 10/07/16 10:28 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Gmann Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 734
Loc: Allen, TX
What a toad, congrats on a buck of a lifetime!

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#11869348 - 10/07/16 12:20 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 2453
Loc: Longview, Tx
awesome buck with a bow. That's the sole reason I do not bow hunt... that deer would walk out 80 yards in front of me and then id never see him again.

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#11869410 - 10/07/16 01:02 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Thunderga Offline
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Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 368
Loc: Oklahoma, south central
Thanks guys, I am still excited about it. Every time I look in the freezer I Think WOW

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#11869520 - 10/07/16 01:50 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2047
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Wow...awesome, congrats!
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#11869609 - 10/07/16 02:37 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice buck. woot

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#11869682 - 10/07/16 03:03 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 01/23/04
Posts: 2885
Loc: Dallas, TX, USA
Outstanding Buck!!! I'm a 15 year archer and know you will never top that one!

What county?
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#11869865 - 10/07/16 04:28 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1192
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Originally Posted By: Thunderga
Harvested this buck Saturday evening at around 7 pm. By far my best buck ever and to top that off, it was opening day archery.
22 points better than 1 inch, 25inch spread. I don't know about getting it scored but for a free range archery buck I love it. I will be getting a mount ofc.

I had 3 bucks to my right that I was watching, 2 of those were shooters for sure when they started looking to the east, I decided to wait and see what was on the way. Then this beast came out from my left nearly under me. I waited about 5 minutes for him to move into a shooting area, Held my bow drawn for about 2 minutes with my heart pounding and trying really hard to watch my breathing. Then he gave me the perfect quarter away shot. He had shown up on my game cameras in April and May but hadn't made another appearance till that evening.

He run further than expected, I texted my buddy that I had stuck a big one. Was sure hoping that the arrow hit its mark. I had saw the lighted knock disappear and had a pass though with good blood on the arrow shaft. But you never know. Anyways here are few pics.








Now on to the Berkley tournament at lake fork in a couple of weekends and catch that 13lber!!





That is a tremendous deer. Congrats. The mass is incredible. I hope you got some pics of that lifetime deer in its natural setting.
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#11870540 - 10/08/16 08:42 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: AdvTX]
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Posts: 368
Loc: Oklahoma, south central
AdvTX I got him in Garvin county.

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#11870782 - 10/08/16 12:13 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: rongleaves]
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Great buck! Congrats thumb
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#11870808 - 10/08/16 12:30 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Anchorman]
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Beautiful. Congrats on a deer of a lifetime.
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#11871079 - 10/08/16 04:00 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
JT Evans Offline
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Registered: 04/18/07
Posts: 3739
Loc: DFW
Wow! What a buck! Congratulations...

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#11873981 - 10/10/16 03:57 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Filletmaker Offline
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Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 2647
Loc: Mesquite, Texas
What a Deer Dude! Congrats banana
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#11885475 - 10/17/16 02:55 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 901
Loc: Texas
woot

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#11892390 - 10/21/16 09:43 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 01/31/03
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Loc: The Woodlands Texas
That's a dandy fo sho! Congratulations!
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#11968830 - 12/06/16 08:04 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Posts: 84
Loc: Somerville Tx
I like the thickness of his antlers.
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#11968933 - 12/06/16 08:50 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Congrats clap
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#11970335 - 12/06/16 09:06 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 05/08/16
Posts: 204
awesome buck

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#11974970 - 12/09/16 09:44 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Rockdodger00 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 121
Loc: Coastal Bend
Oh brother, what a mighty trophy for your wall.

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#11975767 - 12/09/16 05:16 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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That is one hell of a deer. Congrats cheers

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#11975904 - 12/09/16 06:58 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6548
Loc: Fulton, Texas
fantastic buck!
congratulations!
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#11976061 - 12/09/16 08:35 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Loc: Brownwood,Tx
A conservative 166 4/8 is what I come up with on that awesome buck. Congrats on any bow kill but that tree trunk is going to be hard to beat but will be fun trying.
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#11984290 - 12/14/16 02:29 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Posts: 1451
Loc: Arlington
That's a GIANT

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#11984754 - 12/14/16 07:23 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Spookin Offline
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Posts: 355
Loc: TEXAS
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#11985177 - 12/15/16 05:01 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 12/13/16
Posts: 30
Loc: Texas, US
banana

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#12003446 - 12/25/16 07:26 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
Thunderga Offline
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Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 368
Loc: Oklahoma, south central
Late green score is 178 2/8" Hasn't been 60 days yet but the score guy was in the area. Still have to wait a bit for the Official score.

And he also 6 1/2 years old according to the taxidermist.


Edited by Thunderga (12/25/16 07:28 PM)

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#12011630 - 12/30/16 06:44 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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#12017023 - 01/02/17 08:42 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 12/18/16
Posts: 239
Cool

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#12029160 - 01/09/17 07:49 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Posts: 10
That is a stud

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#12031458 - 01/10/17 08:19 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Incredible buck!
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#12036713 - 01/12/17 08:12 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 57
thumb

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#12096606 - 02/15/17 09:04 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 145
Loc: Irving, Texas
Nice harvest Sir.

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#12098562 - 02/16/17 10:24 PM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
ML56 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/16
Posts: 234
Loc: Brenham, Tx
preparation + a little luck = lifetime buck! Congrats
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#12104578 - 02/21/17 08:37 AM Re: My best archery buck. [Re: Thunderga]
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Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 171
Loc: Burleson Texas
Good shot placement! It's awesome when a plan comes together. I bet your bow was bouncing to your heart beat. Mine would have been. cheers
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