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    Eye Guard Growth

    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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    D.BACKS BASEBALL

    One thing about the Dbacks is they are just good enough to let their fans down year after year by flirting with that last wild card spot.
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    Freaks of the Woods

    Couple weird dead heads from a few years ago. We found them 15 minutes apart.
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    Picture of an elk

    Sweet picture man!
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    Desert Forkie

    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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    Archery goat 2019

    That is awesome! heck of a buck right there! Congrats and good job!
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    Desert Forkie

    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.
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    when did you shoot your first big game animal

    My first buck will be tough to top. My dad and I cut his track one morning and I tracked him right to his bed. Made a 50 yard shot with my .243 and he never got up. It was November 2001 and I was only days away from turning 16.
  9. This might sound funny but I know I'm not the only one waiting for you to get back out there and post updates. I wish more people would do in the field updates with photos like you have...then again, we aren't all lucky enough to get to hunt there. Thanks for doing this.
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    Got My Buck Back...

    I got my buck back I shot in November. I originally was going to have another guy do it but he has developed arthritis so badly that he can no longer do taxidermy. I was not able to get my buck to Noel until Mid-December and on Saturday he called and said he had it all done. Just can't beat the turn around he offers and the work he does. Out the door was $475. Now, this buck isn't a monster by any means but he fits perfectly in a specific spot in my house.
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    Got My Buck Back...

    No, it’s an open room in the house, sort of like a den. Our kids had stuff all over the ground so I had to crop the picture 😂
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    Got My Buck Back...

    Haha I live in Yuma and work from Dateland to Coachella so I’m in the imperial valley a lot. Thanks everybody for the kind words. I appreciate it! Hope to get me a bigger one next year!
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    Spypoint Camera ?

    First time seeing your post but the only time I've ever had issues with mine is when the batteries died. Unless you are using the lithium energizer batteries, nothing else really has lasted too long on my camera. The lithiums will last 3-4 weeks.
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    Same Buck?

    A month before the season, I found this matching set of drop antlers in a wash, about 250 yards apart. I shot this buck about 1.5-2 miles north of where I found the drop antlers. Personally, I think there is a lot of similarities between them. Just curious if you guys think this is the same buck or not. Thanks.
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    Desert Muzzy Hunt

    Congrats to you! Nice looking buck!
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    Desert Hunt

    Did anybody on here have success in the Muzzleloader hunt for 39/41? I haven’t heard much. I know of a 5x4 and a 3x3 but that’s it. **edit...I just realized this was muzzleloader for coues not just general muzzleloader. My bad.
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    Desert Muzzy Hunt

    Did anybody have any luck on this hunt from the forum? I heard of a 3x3 and a nice 5x4 but that’s it.
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    Canyons or flats?

    Yes, ferry duster. Our deer eat it up when it’s green.
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    Mule Deer Decoy

    https://ultimatepredatorgear.com/mule-deer-stalker-decoy/ This works good in my opinion...
  20. Not a lot of bucks were posted on here this year so I figured I'd share my buck from this season. Not much to the story. Tried glassing first few hours with zero luck. Was walking a finger wash off a main wash where we had seen some good tracks. Figured that with it being the 2nd weekend of the hunt, a lot of these deer had been pressured and would be on the out skirts of stuff in the day time. Ended up kicking this buck and another one up at 50 yards. They got to about 100 yards and slowed down to look back at me. I didn't have much time to shoot, I got this buck in my scope first and fired off a shot that dropped him. He tried to get back up and I put another one in him and that was it. He isn't the biggest buck but he's a solid 4x4 that I'm proud to have taken. I have a perfect spot in my home where he will fit.
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    My 2018 Desert Buck **More Pics Added 11/28***

    I found these drops antlers a month before the season about 1.5-2 miles north of where I shot my buck. Think it is the same buck?
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    My 2018 Desert Buck **More Pics Added 11/28***

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to until I get the buck back from the taxidermist.
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    Canyons or flats?

    In my unit in southwest AZ, we were being told all the deer are “up high” but we found that anywhere we found ferry duster, there were deer. This year, we found more deer than any year previous and they were all in the flats where ferry duster littered the washes. Not “up high”...
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    home range

    Deer I hunt are 4-5 miles from the closest water...have seen them 7-8 miles at times. Just depends on the year.
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    2 pairs of Vortex Vultures 15x56 $300 each

    Let me know if the deal falls through with one of them. I am interested.
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