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trophymuley
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Sep-15-17, 
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"235 general ut Archery buck"

It's been a while since I've posted on here. Figured I would test the waters. I wanted to start off by apologizing to anyone on here that was given any disrespect from me for having opposing views in the past. I got too caught up in the drama of everything, and learned some valuable lessons from it. This sight was a place I use to look forward to seeing and sharing the success of fellow hunters. Having said that, I hope this is the start of moving into a more positive light. I guess we will see how this goes.

This is my 2017 general season archery buck.
I saw this deer for the first time in 2014 when he showed up in his wintering range in city limits, which was Miles from his summering range in the high country. My cousin Colten had named him the Up-and-comer, due to it being obvious he had some serious potential.

This buck had quite a history. In 2015, scoring 169, he was caught in a deer trap in city limits and had his Antler's cut off.

In 2016 he grew a whopping 54 inches from the previous year scoring roughly 223 unbroken. He took an arrow from another Hunter in front of the shoulder that just didn't penetrate deep enough to be lethal.

He showed up to is winter range in 2016 as a buck scoring 214, (not including roughly 7 to 8 inches of broken extras)

Patterning this Buck was difficult, given he lived in a jungle of Pine trees. There was a great deal of other hunters chasing him as well.

I had a chance to shoot him on opening morning at 80 yards but did not feel it was an ethical shot and let him walk. The third day of the hunt presented me with three different chances to shoot at roughly 60-70 yards but once again I did not feel comfortable with the shot given the circumstances. I gave it a Hail Mary and wound up climbing down a 50 foot cliff with my bow hanging by the stabilizer in my teeth that placed me in the perfect position for a 25 yard shot.
He grew roughly 12 inches this year and stubbed out on his right antler due to being shot the previous year. Had he not been shot, there's a good chance he could have been a good 8 to 10 inches bigger.

I owe credit to a few of my good friends that helped make this Hunt a success. To my closest friend, Colten Petersen for keeping my head in the game and being the leading example of locating a target buck. To Wess Hoth for being there for a friend and helping in unexplainable ways at the drop of a hat. And to my uncle Phil, who, without his help I would not have the resources to get this deer found.

I want to give a special appreciation To Nick Thompson for making it a priority to help pack out animals. (That's 3 I owe you for now)
I give the credit to them. I've been blessed with some great people in my life and hope I can repay them in the future.

Good luck to you all in your hunting adventures.


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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: 235 genera...  Cornhusker      Sep-15-17   1 
 RE: 235 genera...  walleye1121      Sep-15-17   2 
  RE: 235 genera...  Outdoordan      Sep-15-17   3 
   RE: 235 genera...  Mikey88      Sep-15-17   4 
    RE: 235 genera...  One_Duck_Li...      Sep-15-17   5 
 RE: 235 genera...  groundhog999      Sep-15-17   6 
 RE: 235 genera...  wapitiman      Sep-15-17   7 
  RE: 235 genera...  Onelegwonder      Sep-15-17   8 
   RE: 235 genera...  12point      Sep-16-17   9 
    RE: 235 genera...  cmbbulldog      Sep-16-17   10 
     RE: 235 genera...  schoolhouse...      Sep-16-17   11 
  RE: 235 genera...  midwesthunt...      Sep-17-17   17 
 RE: 235 genera...  Joe2Kool      Sep-16-17   12 
 RE: 235 genera...  xitnet      Sep-16-17   13 
  RE: 235 genera...  nontypical      Sep-16-17   14 
   RE: 235 genera...  YELUM      Sep-17-17   15 
 RE: 235 genera...  BOHNTR      Sep-17-17   16 
  RE: 235 genera...  Ant      Sep-17-17   18 
   RE: 235 genera...  Gator      Sep-17-17   19 
 RE: 235 genera...  GoHigher      Sep-18-17   20 
  RE: 235 genera...  Hawkeye      Sep-18-17   21 
 RE: 235 genera...  ReinerDude      Sep-18-17   22 
 RE: 235 genera...  BrowningRage      Sep-18-17   23 
 RE: 235 genera...  DidIDraw      Sep-18-17   24 
 RE: 235 genera...  trophymuley      Sep-18-17   25 
  RE: 235 genera...  VERNON      Sep-19-17   26 
   RE: 235 genera...  heartshot      Sep-19-17   27 
 RE: 235 genera...  JT      Sep-19-17   28 
  RE: 235 genera...  huntin50      Sep-19-17   29 
   RE: 235 genera...  fullthrottle      Sep-19-17   30 
    RE: 235 genera...  txhunter58      Sep-20-17   31 
     RE: 235 genera...  Solotude      Sep-21-17   32 
 RE: 235 genera...  groundhog999      Sep-21-17   33 
  RE: 235 genera...  Camper_A1      Sep-22-17   34 
   RE: 235 genera...  kalielkslay...      Sep-23-17   35 
    RE: 235 genera...  trophymuley      Sep-24-17   36 
     RE: 235 genera...  Trevor      Sep-24-17   37 
      RE: 235 genera...  BrianID      Sep-24-17   38 
 RE: 235 genera...  rugarm77      Sep-25-17   39 

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Cornhusker
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Sep-15-17, 
01:50 PM (MST)
1. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Welcome back and what a first post back. That is just an awesome buck that anyone would be proud of thanks for posting pictures of him.

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walleye1121
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Sep-15-17, 
01:52 PM (MST)
2. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

What a hog! Congrats

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Outdoordan
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Sep-15-17, 
02:06 PM (MST)
3. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Wow! Great buck!

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Mikey88
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Sep-15-17, 
02:39 PM (MST)
4. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Incredible buck and history of taking him!

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One_Duck_Limit
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Sep-15-17, 
04:29 PM (MST)
5. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Incredible buck. Congrats.

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groundhog999
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Sep-15-17, 
05:30 PM (MST)
6. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

WOW, congrats on a buck of a life time!
Don't die dreaming
DIE TRYING!

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wapitiman
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Sep-15-17, 
05:40 PM (MST)
7. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Study deer... congrats

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Onelegwonder
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Sep-15-17, 
07:19 PM (MST)
8. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Fantastic story. Thank you for sharing! Great buck!

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Sep-16-17, 
07:05 AM (MST)
9. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Great deer, congrats.

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cmbbulldog
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Sep-16-17, 
11:20 AM (MST)
10. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Almost looks like a Caribou in that second pic! what a stud, congrats.

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schoolhousegrizz
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Sep-16-17, 
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11. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Nice buck congrats

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midwesthunter
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Sep-17-17, 
07:03 PM (MST)
17. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Sweet buck with lots of history.

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Joe2Kool
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Sep-16-17, 
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12. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Kool story and a nice buck!

Congratulations!

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xitnet
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Sep-16-17, 
07:43 PM (MST)
13. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Thanks for posting the cool story and history of this buck. And a big congrats on a trophy of a lifetime. Welcome back.

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nontypical
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Sep-16-17, 
10:48 PM (MST)
14. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Awesome buck! Congrats.

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YELUM
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Sep-17-17, 
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15. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Great pics and story. Congrats on a tremendous buck, and accomplishment.

Yelum

YBU

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BOHNTR
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Sep-17-17, 
06:16 PM (MST)
16. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

That's a stud of a buck.....congratulations!

BOHNTR )))---------->

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Ant
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Sep-17-17, 
08:51 PM (MST)
18. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Great Buck!!! Congrats!!

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Sep-17-17, 
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19. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

That's a super buck, he going to brighten up any wall.

"I have found if you go the extra mile it's Never crowded".
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GoHigher
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Sep-18-17, 
10:57 AM (MST)
20. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Wow, awesome buck! Extras are amazing...I love the backpack pic.

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Hawkeye
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Sep-18-17, 
11:19 AM (MST)
21. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Congrats on an awesome buck! I love hearing stories about hunters who dedicate themselves to taking a specific deer and succeed in doing so. Great work and thanks for sharing.

-Hawkeye-

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ReinerDude
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Sep-18-17, 
12:14 PM (MST)
22. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

What a bruiser! I'm glad all of your effort paid off. Congrats

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BrowningRage
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Sep-18-17, 
12:23 PM (MST)
23. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Great buck. Once-In-A-Lifetime buck no matter who you are I'd say.

"Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!" 2 Ne. 28: 24

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DidIDraw
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Sep-18-17, 
01:23 PM (MST)
24. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Spectacular buck! Congratulations!

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trophymuley
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Sep-18-17, 
10:01 PM (MST)
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Thank you all for your kind words.

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VERNON
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Sep-19-17, 
05:37 AM (MST)
26. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

that's a beaut!

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heartshot
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Sep-19-17, 
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27. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

killer buck!!! and welcome back

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JT
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Sep-19-17, 
11:55 AM (MST)
28. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

WOW, that's a awesome buck! Congrats!

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huntin50
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Sep-19-17, 
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29. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Congrats on a great buck. That buck has a lot of history. You certainly put a lot of time in and it paid off.

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fullthrottle
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Sep-19-17, 
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30. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Incredible

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txhunter58
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Sep-20-17, 
07:27 PM (MST)
31. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Buck of a lifetime! And the best thing is that your history would suggest he had ample time to spread his genes!

txhunter58

venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)

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Solotude
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Sep-21-17, 
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32. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Slammer buck! Very cool to have such an extensive set of pictures of the buck's life. Congratulations.

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groundhog999
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Sep-21-17, 
10:26 PM (MST)
33. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

freaky buck, congrats!!
Don't die dreaming
DIE TRYING!

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Camper_A1
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Sep-22-17, 
10:36 AM (MST)
34. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Dandy Buck, thanks for sharing your pics and story.

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kalielkslayer
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Sep-23-17, 
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35. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Excellent!

Thanks for sharing.

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trophymuley
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Sep-24-17, 
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36. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

I really appreciate all of your positive feedback. There hasn't been a single negative comment and that means a lot. Thanks guys. Many future hunting stories will be shared from here on out. Best of luck to everyone!

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Trevor
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Sep-24-17, 
04:18 PM (MST)
37. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Sounds like you earned him. Congrats. Tough to pass up any shot on a buck of that caliper. You're tough to be ethical. Nicely done all around. Thanks for sharing.

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BrianID
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Sep-24-17, 
05:51 PM (MST)
38. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Congratulations on the buck of a lifetime. Most of us will never see, let alone tag a buck like that on a general season/easy to draw public land hunt. Thanks for sharing the pictures and story.

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rugarm77
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Sep-25-17, 
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39. "RE: 235 general ut Archery buck"

Great story and congrats on a once in a lifetime buck!

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