Saw a Beautiful Buck Last Night

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Hoosier Sasquatch, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch Spike

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    Whenever I drive along the old Jefferson Proving Ground ( Now Big Oaks NWR ) fence, I always keep one eye fixed, gecko-like, on the refuge. Last night at dusk I spotted a beautiful buck, just standing out by the refuge road. He had eight distinct points, and they were long, even though they might still put on an inch or two. G-3's were at least five inches. He had those rare ears you see on some bucks that look more "pointy" than others. Real post card looking deer. I got a good--albeit brief--look and I'd say he'll gross in the 150's eventually. I'd bet every dime I have that he'd go 140 net now as an eight, and that's being conservative.


    Sure gets you thinking! Here's hoping all of you get a 20 yard look at a similar creature through the sight of your choice.
     
  2. bah1286

    bah1286 6 pointer

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    Shew that seems like a risky bet. It takes an amazing 8 to hit 150. Talking 25-26 inch main beams, 5 inch brows and averaging 12 or so on your 2s and 3s. Not figuring up the rest but I would still say with a 20 inch inside spread you would have to have amazing amounts of mass to get to 150. You lose that last mass measurement on an 8 which hurts as much as those extra points a big 10 gives you.

    Regardless, big 8s are awesome no matter the score. Biggest deer I am currently seeing is a big 8.
     
  3. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 10 pointer

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    Sounds similar to a monster 8 I seen in Union county last year from the road. There are Big 8's and then there is holy crap look at that stud 8!
     
  4. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch Spike

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    You could be right, but I'm telling you, this was a monster. I'm no trophy hunter, but if that thing walked out of the bushes I'd hook up the release so fast I'd out-draw John Wesley Hardin. I don't think I've ever seen a bigger 8. Or prettier. I wish I could have had a longer look.
     
  5. slickhead slayer

    slickhead slayer 12 pointer

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    You don't lose any mass measurements on an 8. They all have the same number of mass measurements.
     
  6. bah1286

    bah1286 6 pointer

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    You are right.
     
  7. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    This thread is useless without pictures.
     
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