This year just as many years past I had high expectations as we headed down to Mexico. I've been known as the last day shooter for many years now because I pass up great bucks trying to kill the true Giant.
Well this year I glassed up this buck opening morning and I really didn't want to shoot. As many times as I added him up in my mind I could only get him pushing 110. I've killed quite a few bucks and wanted something with some extras. Well long story short I ended up watching and trying to decide to kill this buck for almost 6 hours. I finally decided that he shouldn't be passed and I shot him at 300 yards. Believe it or not I was disappointed because I knew that it was another year down without killing a giant buck with extras. but I knew he was a stud buck that should not be passed. For the first time I was done opening day.
I was pleasantly surprised to score this buck at 115 even gross and net 111 5/8. He has 19 2/8 and 18 4/8 beams with a 15 4/8 inside spread.
On Day 3 I glassed up a giant buck behind some ocotillos from about a mile away. As luck would have it, he bedded as I was grabbing my spotting scope. So we waited an hour or so until he stood up, at one glance I knew he was a shooter, we hurried to close the distance before dark and my buddy Richard made a 1 shot kill on this great 4x4 that will be pushing 115.
The next day after a 6+ hike into some roadless areas of the ranch and passing on some really good bucks, Rob made one heck of a shot at 650 yards to anchor his 2016 Mexico buck.
What a great time, with great friends in a great place.
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