Old Desert Buck

HalfAce

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After a few years of hard passes and one bad miss, I finally connected on one.

I got lucky and drew this general tag a third time in a row; didn’t fill the first two times but went about the hunt a little differently this year. Scouted 4 full days before the hunt, looking over a lot of new country. Saw big antelope, big elk, and killed some coyotes, but I never saw many deer or any real big ones. Before dark on the 3rd day of the hunt I took this deer, he was the best I could find. Judging by his worn down and missing teeth and a set of this bucks sheds found 5 years ago by a member of another forum, he’s 8+ years old. I’m happy to have him.

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bonepicker

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That's great! It is most rewarding when you work your tail off to get a sneaky old buck. Score doesn't matter at that point, you can be happy with that guy for sure!
 

DeerHunter53

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After a few years of hard passes and one bad miss, I finally connected on one.

I got lucky and drew this general tag a third time in a row; didn’t fill the first two times but went about the hunt a little differently this year. Scouted 4 full days before the hunt, looking over a lot of new country. Saw big antelope, big elk, and killed some coyotes, but I never saw many deer or any real big ones. Before dark on the 3rd day of the hunt I took this deer, he was the best I could find. Judging by his worn down and missing teeth and a set of this bucks sheds found 5 years ago by a member of another forum, he’s 8+ years old. I’m happy to have him.

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Good buck way to go
 

Zeke

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Rewarding for you, I'm sure!
Good job on putting in the effort to connect on a heavy old trophy.
Zeke
 

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