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    Posted: November/11/2019 at 14:12
Here's a buck I killed Saturday afternoon. He was chasing a doe and snort-wheezing at nearby bucks. I watched him for about 15 minutes as he was filtering through the brush, not offering me a shot opportunity. Finally, he came out of the brush and stood broadside at 120 yards from me, and I took the shot at 5:30 pm. He was a really heavy-bodied buck by Texas standards, dressing out at 150 lbs. I was shooting a custom lightweight 6.5 Creed with the Pierce Ti action I built last year that I posted pics of here. My handload was using Jason's Badlands Precision 125 gr Bulldozer bullet, which shoots really well out of the rifle. 


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Nice buck Rifle, congrats.   What part of TX?    I'm heading out Wednesday for a weeks worth. 
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Thanks! King County, just south of Paducah. 

Good luck on your hunt!

 In a couple weeks, I’ll be doing the same; spending 9 days hunting. I have another place NE of Matador in Motley Co and another in NE TX in Hunt County that I’ll go to to fill remaining tags.
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Well done RD! Really nice buck

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very nice Ted. 
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Nice Buck Ted.
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Congratulations !Thunbs Up
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Excellent well done.

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Awesome buck Ted.....
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Really nice one. Did you happen to recover the bullet?
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Don't ya love it when a plan comes together............... Very nice!!
 
Hope to have similar experience if I can get this guy to show up during legal shooting time.
 


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Originally posted by tejas tejas wrote:

Really nice one. Did you happen to recover the bullet?

No, it zipped through.
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I hope he shows up in daylight for you Sarge! Eventually, the ladies cause him to throw caution to the wind. You just have to hope he does so while you’re at the right place at the right time.
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This one likes to show up when I’m not hunting.
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Nice buck! Looks like he broke off his left G4 during the 9 days from the first pic to the second.
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Nice Deer Congrats.

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Hopefully he didn’t lose any more points between then and now. I’m heading out in the morning. Forecast says 25. Great for hunting but miserable as hell for sitting in a stand.
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Best of luck to you Tejas! Be safe, have fun, and give us a hunting report if you score.
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Come on Ted, tell us the truth; you shot some rancher's cow and stuck some antlers on it.
 Nice buck Ted.
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That's pretty deer, Ted.  I've seen very few that nice in northern Alabama.  
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Really nice, Ted. Thanks for the hunting story and pic.
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Got my second buck of the season Sunday afternoon 11/24 right before dusk. I killed this one in Motley County, TX, northeast of Matador, near the Middle Pease River. The rifle I used on this hunt was the Barrett Fieldcraft in 7-08, topped with a Swaro Z3 3-9X36, using Jason's 145 gr Badlands Bulldozer bullet.

Sorry for the poor quality photo. I just took a hasty cell phone pic of him in the dark, as I had a lot of work ahead of me that eve with field dressing then packing up all my gear in preparation to leave for my other hunting lease the next morning.



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Texas deer... gotta love 'em.  Very NICE, Ted.
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Well done Ted, I am envious. What was the weather like during your hunt. We had a bitch of a time this year at our camp. Heavy snow moving in then the temp fell to the teens mid- week. OK for me walking but pretty frigid for the watchers.
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Weather was beautiful! Clear skies, no wind (or not much wind), temps ranging from 45-60 deg F (7-15 C) that day. 
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