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  • my best deer, 165 4/8 johnston county

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    this is my trophy 165 4/8, i killed him in 2002 the day before thanksgiving. i had spotted him before 1 day coming home about 600 yds from the highway walking along woodline in field. i came home got my binoculars and went back and he was still there. i went and scouted out area he was at and found alotta rubs the size of a clorox jug chest high to me on cedar trees and others. i found a good trail crossing a branch, i figured he was using so i set up a stand nearby.it was in a narrow part of the woods so i knew it would funnel him thru if he came that way. got into stand 4pm and around 4:50 heard something walking and there he was. 1 shot 150 gr 30-06. other deer in pic were taken 2o11, 2005, 2004, johnston county
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    AWESOME!!!!
    WOW!! I love that profile he has!!! Reminds me of the WV buck I posted that you commented on..Just a Titanic Frame!!! I have spent most of my life in the timber and you would think that I could encounter such a Buck lol...I did have a chance at a Giant in WV in 97 but I missed :(...That happens though...Congrats on your Trophies!!!
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    thanks
    i feel ya on your missing the big buck, i had 8 pt pushing 160's last yr at 40 yds and missed him standing still with my rifle. talk about sick !!!but that's hunting, keeps us going back. good luck on the 1 you're after and keep us posted.
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    That is a gorgeous buck. Congrats, on that one, and the others.
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    Yeah. Wow!
    Assume all of those bucks were taken on the same property.. Every hunters dream to have a collection of trophies like that. Many congrats
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    thanks hawkman !!
    thanks for the comment, the buck in your profile is a nice buck. i look at it like this big antlers are nice, but the hunt and the great outdoors makes it all worth while. good luck , keep hunting.
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    thanks fairchasenc!!
    thanks.... all these bucks were taken in the same area. missed several yrs of hunting due to work, but trying to make up now!!!. i've seen some good bucks over the yrs i didn't shoot, some because of after season went out and others while not hunting.i've let some nice ones walk over past few yrs hoping they will make it to become big bucks. but unfortunately some don't make it and some just will never be big bucks. theres one thing for sure i've learnt, if you kill the little bucks you'll know for sure what they are dead!!!. one thing i've done last couple yrs changed my hunting style, i mainly hunt fields staying outta the woods much as possible. it has made a differnce. here anyways. some of our farm hasn't even been hunted in several yrs due to this.
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    RACKMASTER
    Dang and I thought I was a rackmaster until I see your trophys!! Very cool!! U are a rackmaster
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    thanks.... whole lot of stand time !!!
    been lucky, i hunt rain , wind , cold, hot whatever. i'm very persistent when it comes to deer hunting. best time to hunt any time you can...lol . your buck is a brute to !! congratulations
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    Rackmaster
    Heck yeah feel the same way gotta be in the woods!! Thanks for sharing those trophys thanks for the congrats on my deer!! I got a world champion working on my deer so I'm kind stoked about that can't wait to get my hands on those horns again lol
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    you're welcome !!!
    did ya see pic i posted of bladen county monster, under state record post. bigggg
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    Big buck
    Yes I seen that monster WOW!!
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    Bucks
    Those are some really great bucks man!! You should be proud of those wall hangers lol.....The one on the far right has an awesome shape to his rack. IT reminds me of the Double G4 buck off the online show Midwest Whitetail.......
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    thanks... duplin co bowhunter
    here's pics of the deer in other pic he was on the far right. g 2's 12', g 3's 11 1/2's, 16' inside spread, there's only 1 1/8 ' difference in side to side. 2006 dixie deer classic 140 4/8. almost perfect...lol
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    Twins
    Dang Joco..when I first seen that last Buck you posted..He looks like a twin to the 1 I got on Camera a Few weeks ago...Great Buck...Here's a Blurry Trail Video Pic because the LED s were frosted over when he came walking by.
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    wow....
    looked at video couldn't see to clear, but he does look tall like mine. kinda looked similar from what i can see. maybe he'll come back by camera. just bought me a cam before christmas still learning with it. it's the 1st i've ever had. always kinda wanted it to be a surprise what's around but heck at least now maybe i'll get a pic of some that i'll never see while hunting.have yet to try video mode. so far though it has worked flawlessly. i bought a stealth cam and carried it back the next day , the lense came loose. got a wildgame innovations mini cam . so far so good.
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    Buck
    Cool Cameras are addictive lol almost as much fun as hunting..I was hoping to see this Buck before season went out and spent every chance I had on this field..His 20 inch wide 6 point buddy showed up 1 evening and I didn't shoot and then I was gonna take 1 of the plump Does I normally see and next thing I know, It was over lol...Hope he hangs around the area until next year but ya never know.
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    buck
    dang, 6 pt 20's wide.... whew i'd have to have shot him if he had good tines and some mass lol. i passed on a 6pt last yr like that but he had short g2's and not much mass but had brows around 6-7 's ain't seen him since...lol got so many raccons around here man they sit and pose for my camera hrs at the time...lol then there's the coyotes and bobcats, they want there time on camera to...lol
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    6 point
    His Rack aint much but nice Body..Got a few vids of him also.
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    Buck
    He is awesome man...Love that rack....
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    thanks again !!!!!
    man that's a nice buck in trail cam pics.. good luck on him!... sent email to you thru this site.
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    twin... almost
    dang man that 6 is almost twin to 1 i saw last yr other than brows tines were around 6-7's on the one i saw. maybe he'll blossom out and you'll get a chance at him this yr.
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    tension in the air ??? GT
    i do agree with gt on posting comments. there are nice deer taken all over nc. i don't begrudge anyone killing 1 long as it is legal. big buck lil buck whatever trips your trigger. to kill a big buck gotta be a big buck there. luck has a lot to do with it no matter who you are. right place right time. if there's big bucks where you hunt then your luck is gonna be better than where there are none.if the biggun dosen't decide to walk in daylight you ain't gonna see him anyway. i've spent many hrs sitting for mine. so sit and wait and maybe everyone that puts in the time will be succesful to! but isn't just being able to hunt and enjoy the outdoors a reward itself ?
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    huh
    Did I miss something again?
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    comment by gt, i agree 100%
    i commented about gt's post on bear creek boys post
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    ok
    yep just saw it - it's a sound piece of advice
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    nice buck ....... justintime
    Looked at your profile that's a nice buck you took 19.5 spread cool. Where ya from ?
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    Durham
    N. Durham Co. - dog runnin' was outlawed here a few years ago and we are starting to see some nice bucks over the last couple years. My son & I had a surreal season this year - we had a hard time getting on many deer this year but we seemed to be in the right place at the right time for the bucks though.
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    Deer Talk
    Justin You and Huntman Did have a dream Season so to speak...I know your proud of him and you should be!!! You should know that times like you guys share together now are times and memories that he will cherish forever!!! I sure remember the Outings with my Paw-Paw alot better than some hunts from recent Years..Your doing a great Job and Joco...Your correct that being there is 95% of being successful and having Nice Bucks in the area definitely makes me wanna stay that extra hour lol...My friend was hunting a big Buck that had him patterned...he would leave the stand at 10 and at 10:15 the Buck would show up...he finally killed him...How? he went in at 9:30 to sit till noon and killed the Buck at 11:10
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    same thing happened to me
    I've hunted several times get tired of sitting . Come home and just have that gut feeling to go back and sure enough kill a buck. Sometimes jus gotta go with your gut feelings... Lol big bucks to me are and act different than other deer. i like it when the big buck uses a smaller buck for his decoy. that's amazing to me. dang can't wait for season to come back in !!!!
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    Always ready lol
    LOL You sound like me...I dropped a Trophy Rock today. Can't remember if you said if you Turkey Hunted or not?. man, that's what I'm waiting on!!!! Don't get me wrong, I love some deer hunting...well really anything outdoors but Turkey Hunting is my Passion. The 4 Hens I seen yesterday had been back in the area where we caught another Coon last night because, The Ground had fresh scratching everywhere..Hopefully taking some Coons and Possums out will save a few Turkey Eggs in this area...Also all last summer I had 3 Bucks on Film and didn't take a deer at all from this area this year...Maybe they will show back up.
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    year round quest for me
    i hear gt,i borrowed trail cam several yrs ago from my uncle got some nice bucks all summer, hunting season came never saw any of them...lol largest one got killed about a mile away.i bought me a cam before christmas so far so good it's fun messing with to. i've never used any of the deer attractants they sell.we have alotta good farm land here and i put out some corn during hunting season but there's times they walk right by it.. lol. unpicked soybeans are the ticket early and late if they haven't been picked. i mostly hunt where i've seen deer for yr after yr. as for turkey hunting never been sounds fun, seen 1 st turkey about 2 miles from here last friday. musta been a stray.lol we have so many coyotes, bobcats, coons, foxes not sure if they'll ever make it here or not.i figure the smalls ones would be very vulnerable to those predators. time will tell i guess.
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