$1 Million Dollar BUCK? pics


Does Texas have a deer worth $1Million?

With a 46-point rack and a Boone and Crockett score of 334, it's hard to
argue that a whitetail named Stickers isn't the biggest buck to ever
consume protein in Texas . Sammy Nooner of Hondo brought Stickers home in
February. Since then, fellow deer breeders have been speculating on the
price tag. Some estimates involve seven figures for the 6-year-old
monarch buck, whose semen fetches $4,000 to $5,000 per straw. Noone r,
however, said the price is going to stay between him and the seller -
Tommy Dugger, one of the state's top deer breeders. "It's probably as
high as anybody's ever paid,'' he said, "but we're not letting it out;
Tommy and I have a gentleman's agreement.''

Damon Thorpe, director of operations for the Texas Deer Association,
said there are probably only two deer in the United States bigger than
Stickers. "I think you can say with confidence he's the most expensive
deer ever in Texas ,'' Thorpe said. "It's not inconceivable at all to
think a deer like that is worth $1 million.'' Dugger told the Lone Star
Outdoor News it would not be accurate to say the deer sold for one
million dollars. Wildlife consultant Chase Clark, who works with both
Nooner and Dugger, said the biggest buck title was previously held by
Jake the Dream Buck, which was owned by Dugger. Jake died of a
respiratory illness in the winter of 2005, Clark sai d. In the meantime,
Dugger acquired the up-and-comer Stickers, who was born in 2001 on the
Glen Morgan ranch.

But Stickers had something else going for him, Clark said. This deer is
the offspring of a doe impregnated by artificial insemination with semen
from an Ohio legend named Redoy Ben. The elder whitetail, who was only
about 2 years old at the time, showed a lot of potential, Clark said.
Redoy Ben died that same year, also to a respiratory illness.
Nevertheless, Clark said the big deer's potential was realized through
his son, Stickers. "It wasn't until October of 2006 that a tape was put
on those antlers,'' Clark said of Sticker's headgear. "Now Stickers
represents the ultimate in the Texas deer breeding industry.''

Nooner, a South Texas gasoline distributor, is also known for the
quality dove hunts he offers from his base in Medina County . "We just
wanted to help the genetics,'' he said. "It was fun just try ing to see
how big a deer could grow.'' But Nooner may be on the verge of seeing
his profits grow as well.
"Let's assume he did pay $1 million for the deer,'' Thorpe said. "All he
has to do is sell 200 straws to get his money out of him. You can easily
get that in a year, and do it safely.'' But despite his pedigree, Nooner
and Clark agree there's nothing uppity about Stickers. "Some deer are
more nervous than others,'' Clark said. "They don't do well in breeding
operations. But Stickers is pretty laid back. "He's great at posing for
the camera.''





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So, if you paid the $1M to shoot it where located, you could make a legit SCI entry, right?

You could lay claim to being a "great white hunter?"


I don't think so. If I'm not mistaken, that buck in the photos with the girl is a south Texas buck that was injured in a fence or hit by a car or something like that. I think he broke his neck if I remember correct. They took him there to nurse him back to health, and it's easy to see why. Let that buck loose on your lease and you've got one hell of a stud buck to breed does.


Your right, that buck broke his neck when he got caught in a fence and they took him to Texas A&M Vet school to save him..so they could sell his semen to breeders around the country.


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Wow. That link made me feel like I was reading down the list of the bulls that made the PBR finals.

On the buck that had been injured- if it's a South Texas buck, it very easily could've been offspring from a breeding string of deer from anywhere. People down there bring deer with good genetics onto their ranches all the time. With the high fences, they can be certain the neighbors won't shoot 'em.

Not saying that particular buck was bought from some deer farmer, but his daddy or grandpa could've very easily been.



that is just flat out ugly. What the hell sups was that thing on??? I would rather have a nice 150 4 point than that homo looking farm raised thing. Cross breeding ???????????


Long Time Member
>Can't believe that........I even wasted my
>time on this Kweer thread

There you go Dogcatcher,now it's an AWESOME post!




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LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-08 AT 03:25PM (MST)[p] i saw a deer like that once, then i woke up.
its still a white tail {flagit} i'd rather hunt a muley{carp}.
my brother prefers flagit deer i prefer carp.


>>Can't believe that........I even wasted my
>>time on this Kweer thread
>There you go Dogcatcher,now it's an
>AWESOME post!


THANKS! Hairyhunter
Now post your buck for the year!


Very Active Member
LAST EDITED ON Dec-05-08 AT 07:52PM (MST)[p]> I'm having a hard time
>keeping my concentration on this
>deer! :)

Just get out of prison? She looks average to me...


Long Time Member
>>>Can't believe that........I even wasted my
>>>time on this Kweer thread
>>There you go Dogcatcher,now it's an
>>AWESOME post!
> THANKS! Hairyhunter
>Now post your buck for the


OK toughguy.

My trophy was guiding my kid this year.
You'll see the pics soon enough.

I've always been easy to get along with here.
You on the otherhand roll in here with a whopping thirty four posts (33 of which are you bragging about your deer while sporting your dirty wife beater) and a copious supply of attitude.

You berate Brian for making this post, complaing about what a waste of your precious time (which is a joke since you burned even more of your precious time checking it again today!)
It was as if he is condoning high fence canned hunts.
This post was simply put up as informational.

I cannot remember a MM member that has EVER condoned the breeding and shooting of so called "trophies".




Long Time Member
"Just get out of prison? She looks average to me..."

Considering the very small mountain town i live in, i'm single, and what there is to admire in these parts, you could say that. Hey, they're all pretty but i really happen to like the tall thin girl in a flannel shirt next door types. ;-)


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