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  1. Got on this buck Saturday morning. I am sort of upset with myself for not putting down the camera and making a legit stalk on this buck but I'm also happy I got him on film. You can't tell in the video but there is an ocotillo at 34 yards that is too high to shoot over and blocked my shot. The buck is 76 yards from me when he stops and is staring at me in this video.  I did make a play on them (not on video) and took a 77 yard shot and missed 6" over his back. No matter how much you shoot, you can't practice the buck fever adrenaline haha. Hopefully I can get on him again. 

    Still getting used to using a camera also. It's definitely a learning curve so sorry for the random shakiness. 

     

     

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  2. 3rd week of January is always when it’s best in my area. It’s that way year after year. I’m sure some are already rutting and some might be done, but it always seems the majority of them get after it towards the end of January. They will rut clear into February in my area. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, creed said:

    I have heard there is rutting in 39 and 40A/B. I have been in 44A and have seen groups of does with spikes only. I did glass up does with 2 bucks that were 160+ but they were tolerating each other so I am thinking none of the girls had started smelling good.

    I’ve heard the same thing as you as far as 39/40AB. I’ve been in 44B and the bigger bucks seems to be solo still. In another few weeks though that should all change. 


  4. 23 minutes ago, Delw said:

    I like your 3 pointers better. surely you gotta be on a wide one this time of the year.

    That other area had too many hunters in there during the rifle hunt and they chased the deer out. Also, these rain storms have pushed them away from water so deer have been tough to find. I know several sheep hunters that have seen some big bucks up higher than the sheep due to all the rain. I’m a flat land hunter 😂😂 I like to glass looking down, now up hahaha. 

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  5. Every year the “rut” posts start right after rifle season, it cracks me up 😂😂...it’s so variable year to year it’s hard to pattern but in my experience around my area I’ve seen most pre-rut stuff going on through December and the peak rut being middle end of January into February. 

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  6. 6 hours ago, azslim said:

    they call them burro bucks, not unusual in desert mule deer, have seen some good ones.  As far as score, not important, would you shoot him or not, for me I would be more than happy to bring him home.  Don't think it would hit 180 but pushing it, next year probably.

    I’ll shoot him for sure. I think he’s a beautiful buck but scoring wise I wasn’t sure. I appreciate all the responses though. I like seeing the opinions and reasoning for your estimated scores. 


  7. I’ve never really been much into scores. I honestly have little experience with it. I have shot several bucks but none are close to anything a lot of people would call a “bruiser”. Having said that, what would

    you guess this buck to score? I’m guessing him to be about 27” wide and in the 150-160” range but I really have no idea. These photos are unedited and straight from my trail camera. 

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  8. This buck last year didn't have any eye guards. This year, he has them on both antlers. I thought that was pretty interesting. In years past, I've never seen one gain eye guards one year to the next except for maybe forkies turning into 3x's. 

    Both side by sides have one photo in August and one photo in mid-September of this buck. 2018 vs 2019. The angles are a little different but I have a ton of photos of this buck from this year to match last year. 

     

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  9. 14 hours ago, CatfishKev said:

    For me it would depend on what ive already gotten before.  

    I haven't shot anything over 170" I'd guess but I do have a 27" 5x5, couple decent 4x4's, and some decent 3x3 and 3x4's that I was lucky enough to take in the past. I guess for me seeing how I've already shot a 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5, it would be cool to take a 2x2 to finish the series off. If I get the chance, I'm probably going to take this buck. I'll post more pictures of him in October and let you guys see how he finishes up, as long as he keeps coming in. Thanks for the responses.


  10. I have had this buck on camera for the last 3 or 4 seasons. Each year he gets a little taller and a little wider. I keep going back and forth, if I had the chance to shoot him, would I do it? I think this year, that will be a yes. Something about a big forkie just intrigues me. Would you guys shoot him?

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