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Bossbrott
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Oct-06-14, 
08:13 AM (MST)
"Solo success"

LAST EDITED ON Oct-06-14 AT 08:21 AM (MST)

LAST EDITED ON Oct-06-14 AT 08:17 AM (MST)

Made the hike into 7b for the openers. Been scouting this particular buck since July, and really hoped he would be feeding on a particular hillside come sunup. Well he wasn't there like previous trips. Maybe it was the full moon, maybe a bow hunter had taken him?
Instead of sitting and watching the hillside in the parching sun, maybe I can keep the wind to my nose and sneak slowly along. I was making slow progress, but it was progress because I was up winded and as quiet as can be.
I peeked over a ridge to view some absolutely incredible habitat,,,beaver ponds, tules, willows, aspens, just absolutely perfect deer habitat. That's when he appeared running left to right making his way towards a deep draw. My first shot missed, and my second,,,,we'll lets just say, if the sight picture in my scope was true, I'd smoked him just as he lept over the ledge.
Upon making my way down I saw no sign of the buck, but I certainly didn't see him come out of the draw. Upon a quick search I found a large splatter of blood on a nearby pine, then another, and yet another, and there he lay.
Here's the pic when I approached him. I simply laid the rifle on him and took a pic.
I still can't believe the size of him, he's my biggest buck to date.
27.5"4x5,20"tall

Tough to take kill photos when your by yourself, so all pics are lacking one ingredient,,,,,ME.

Here he is in comparison to my sons 26.5"3x4, 17tall Goodale buck. Beat jr by an inch, kinda funny!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Solo succe...  oilcan      Oct-06-14   1 
  RE: Solo succe...  NickW      Oct-06-14   2 
   RE: Solo succe...  sageadvice      Oct-06-14   3 
    RE: Solo succe...  Spotnstalk80      Oct-06-14   4 
     RE: Solo succe...  bullskin      Oct-06-14   5 
    RE: Solo succe...  Bossbrott      Oct-06-14   6 
     RE: Solo succe...  Bossbrott      Oct-06-14   7 
      RE: Solo succe...  YukonDall      Oct-06-14   8 
       RE: Solo succe...  Horniac      Oct-06-14   9 
      RE: Solo succe...  bullskin      Oct-06-14   10 
       RE: Solo succe...  Snoopdogg      Oct-06-14   11 
        RE: Solo succe...  baboltin      Oct-07-14   12 
         RE: Solo succe...  sageadvice      Oct-07-14   13 
          RE: Solo succe...  baboltin      Oct-07-14   14 
           RE: Solo succe...  huntindad4      Oct-07-14   15 
            RE: Solo succe...  Bossbrott      Oct-07-14   16 
             RE: Solo succe...  sageadvice      Oct-07-14   17 
              RE: Solo succe...  Rsellers      Oct-08-14   18 
 RE: Solo succe...  eldorado      Oct-08-14   19 
  RE: Solo succe...  Bossbrott      Oct-08-14   20 
   RE: Solo succe...  easymoney      Oct-09-14   21 
 RE: Solo succe...  easymoney      Oct-09-14   22 
 RE: Solo succe...  tylercreek2      Oct-09-14   23 
  RE: Solo succe...  Bossbrott      Oct-10-14   24 
  RE: Solo succe...  Bossbrott      Oct-10-14   25 
   RE: Solo succe...  jester      Oct-11-14   26 
    RE: Solo succe...  RioHuntNutt      Oct-13-14   27 

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oilcan
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Oct-06-14, 
08:44 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Solo success"

That's an Awesome California Buck glad to see all the scouting paid off Congrats.

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NickW
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Oct-06-14, 
08:50 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Solo success"

Now that's the way to get the job done, Boss!!!
Congrats! Way to go!

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sageadvice
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Oct-06-14, 
10:34 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Solo success"

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Yeah Man! That's a smoker Kali buck for sure!!! Congrats!!

What's that shootin iron there? looks like a older Rem 700?

Joey


"It's all about knowing what your firearms practical limitations are and combining that with your own personal limitations!"

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Spotnstalk80
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Oct-06-14, 
12:27 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Solo success"

Hell of a buck..Congrats. Your work paid off well..

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bullskin
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Oct-06-14, 
01:19 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Solo success"

Nice frame, good mass, eye guards and extra points--he's got it all. Congratulations on a great buck and a hunt well-conducted.

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Bossbrott
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Oct-06-14, 
03:39 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Solo success"

>LAST EDITED ON Oct-06-14
>AT 10:35 AM (MST)

>
>Yeah Man! That's a smoker Kali
>buck for sure!!! Congrats!!
>
>What's that shootin iron there? looks
>like a older Rem 700?
>
>
>Joey

Yeah Joey, that is an old 700. It's a tackdriver those older rifles are.
>
>
>"It's all about knowing what your
>firearms practical limitations are and
>combining that with your own
>personal limitations!"


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Bossbrott
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Oct-06-14, 
03:40 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Solo success"

Never had a desire to have a buck scored, maybe because I've never had one big enough!
Any guesses!

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YukonDall
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Oct-06-14, 
04:08 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Solo success"


GREAT MULEY BUCK, THE BUCK YOUR SON SHOT IN G3 IS A INYO MULE DEER. THEY CAN GET BIG WITH AGE, BUT NOT A TRUE ROCKY MT. MULE DEER.......A BIT SMALLER IN BODY.............YD.

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Horniac
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Oct-06-14, 
10:22 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Solo success"

Nice buck and pics - congrats!

Horniac

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bullskin
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Oct-06-14, 
10:42 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Solo success"

I would guess he is pushing 170 gross. A great Kali buck, no matter how he tapes out. If you do measure him, I would be curious to learn the score.

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Snoopdogg
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Oct-06-14, 
10:47 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Solo success"

Dude....

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baboltin
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Oct-07-14, 
00:13 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Solo success"

wow thats great congrats ! great looking buck ! going to get him mounted ?

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sageadvice
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Oct-07-14, 
02:13 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Solo success"

"going to get him mounted?"

That would be tuff to do considering the shortness of the cape.

Bross, Yeah, that rifle looks just like a couple of mine that ain't never going away! What Cartridge is it chambered in? Nice shootin by the way!!

my guess, 173" but score wouldn't begin to tell how nice your buck is.

Joey


"It's all about knowing what your firearms practical limitations are and combining that with your own personal limitations!"

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baboltin
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Oct-07-14, 
06:33 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Solo success"

you can buy hides if you wanted to get him mounted

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huntindad4
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Oct-07-14, 
07:12 AM (MST)
15. "RE: Solo success"

Awesome buck Bossbrott, congrats!

Bill

People who work for a living are quickly being
overwhelmed by people who vote for a living.

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Bossbrott
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Oct-07-14, 
09:00 AM (MST)
16. "RE: Solo success"

I processed all the meat yesterday, ended with about ~60#, steaks,roasts,burger, stew meat. Came out pretty darned good.

I've just begun on the euro mount. I couldn't afford another mount, and I did cut the head off leaving no cape, so euro it is.

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sageadvice
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Oct-07-14, 
12:55 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Solo success"

"you can buy hides if you wanted to get him mounted"

I suppose a guy could do it that way, you're right. i know when i cut the cape that way, that a caped mount is not in my future...

Bross, Nice, all the way around!


"It's all about knowing what your firearms practical limitations are and combining that with your own personal limitations!"

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Rsellers
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Oct-08-14, 
10:19 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Solo success"

Great buck for anywhere...but especially for California!

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eldorado
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Oct-08-14, 
12:02 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Solo success"

Great buck. Congrats.

Eldorado

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Bossbrott
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Oct-08-14, 
02:02 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Solo success"


Thought I'd spend some time on a euro mount. Seems to be coming along.

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easymoney
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Oct-09-14, 
07:26 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Solo success"

Very nice buck and love the chocolate antlers...


Stop Global Whining

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easymoney
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Oct-09-14, 
07:40 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Solo success"

Very nice buck and love the chocolate antlers...
Great Euro mount.


top Global Whining

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tylercreek2
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Oct-09-14, 
09:05 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Solo success"

outstanding,,,,, i really like the meat pics,,, we did not do our own processing for years and got tired of folks cutting corners on our animals,, so we have been doing our own processing for awhile now ,,,,,,,,,, its more work but well worth it ,,,, good job

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Bossbrott
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Oct-10-14, 
03:02 PM (MST)
24. "RE: Solo success"


Finished

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Bossbrott
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Oct-10-14, 
04:19 PM (MST)
25. "RE: Solo success"


Done

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jester
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Oct-11-14, 
08:11 PM (MST)
26. "RE: Solo success"

Good job!
I just back from X-1....it was tough with the moon and high temps!
Just everything was in the timber and it was like walking on kettle fried potato chips!!!
I did get a 3X3 Thursday and got it to Los Gatos Meats today it was 103 lbs..(minus head and hide).. back to work Monday for 4 then off to Utah for Gen Buck opener... Also a solo because buddy wife got ill!
Jester

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RioHuntNutt
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Oct-13-14, 
12:14 PM (MST)
27. "RE: Solo success"

Congrats , that's a great buck!

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