2017 Deer season

  • Well it got off to a slow start, as we finished Harvest late. So I headed out the first time Yesterday and didn’t see much, a doe her two fawns and a small fork horn buck. Actually had an uneasy moment when I was walking to my stand Thursday I just had a red flashlight, I felt uneasy so I grabbed a regular light and a coyote was just staring at me. Luckily he ran off after awhile, but I had my pistol on me. Wasn’t fun, but at least it wasn’t the mountain lion that I had dreamed about the night before.

    Headed out again this morning and the same forhorm buck was playing around my stand for a while, then I saw this guy running along.

    I tried to get it on camera but it may have been too dark,I didn’t put a great shot on him as I was rushing a little bit, ended up hitting him high and back in the spine, but i got him anyways.


  • Nice :)

  • Nice even looking rack on him.

  • @norcal_in_az said:

    Nice even looking rack on him.

    Looks like a 4x5 to me.

  • Yea, 4x5, pretty even length just that one side is a one point short.

  • Nice..Dinner and a mount.

  • @orkan said:

    Looks like a 4x5 to me.

    4x5? What is that all about?

    In Tennessee that deer is a 9 point.

  • @dddoo7 darn east coast people always messing up the counts.

  • @dddoo7 that was the same way in Minnesota I was confused when I moved to Nebraska lol.

  • @orkan said:

    @norcal_in_az said:

    Nice even looking rack on him.

    Looks like a 4x5 to me.

    Ah, I see that now. At first look I didn't see that one point hiding behind the other.

  • Congratulations! Fine eating there.

  • I’m with @dddoo7 we call that a 9 point where I come from. 4x5, 4x4, 2x4 etc are saved for lumber and 4 wheel drive vehicles

  • Congrats!!

  • Symmetry is important for people that are looking for typical vs non-typical trophy. Simply saying how many points does not tell you what the rack looks like. Simply saying 9 point could be a spike on one side and 8 on the other. (Yes I've seen that.)

    As with most things, I don't care what anyone that isn't from here does or doesn't do/say. Yet when one goes elk hunting... how are they spoken of? 6x6. Nobody goes looking for a "12 point" elk.

    Yet if I'm on someone else's ground, hunting with them... I'll call it whatever the hell they feel like calling it. When someone is hunting with me on my ground, they will call it what I call it or they can find some ground of their own. :)

  • Well went out today and got a couple for steaks and roasts and stuff. (We’ll make summer sausage out of that buck)


    And my dad got one as well, video is uploading I’ll post a link when it’s done.