Before and after

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by SA Doc, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. SA Doc

    SA Doc Well-Known Member

    I posted pics of this buck a while back that I got on a my trail cam in October. I finally saw him 2 weeks ago just at dark. I noticed he was limping then. I hunted for him from the same blind 6-7 times over the last 2 weeks and never saw him. Yesterday morning at about 7:30 he stepped out at about 230 yards. His limp was more pronounced and he had lost quite a bit of weight. He finally turned broadsided at 211 yards (rangefinders are great) and my 270 dropped him in his tracks.(We can still gun hunt down here). The left front leg was broken and had a large infected cut. I doubt he would have survived much longer.
  2. Hobbshunter

    Hobbshunter Well-Known Member


  3. sam

    sam Grand Member<br>2007 Photo Contest Winner<br>

  4. Very Nice!!!:biggrin:
  5. Down on the White

    Down on the White Well-Known Member

    Congrats and nice job.:thumb:
  6. antler3

    antler3 Well-Known Member

    Whew ! Now that's a dandy ! Congrats :thumb:
  7. Mule man

    Mule man Well-Known Member

    Nice buck! He looks in decent condition for January after a long rut. Had he been hit by a car to break his front leg? I had an old doe on my place for 3 years that had a floppy front leg and she raised a fawn or 2 each year. :)
  8. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

    Good job Doc...:up: Get-R-Done.....

    Looks like a mature buck. Maybe four plus???

    Have you aged him yet?
  9. retnuhreed

    retnuhreed Well-Known Member

    Congrats, that's a heck of a buck!

    DODGEMAN Well-Known Member

    Beautiful deer, and glad you took him before he got sick and died.

    What did he score?
  11. BuzzBait

    BuzzBait Well-Known Member

    Great Deer And Story!!! Score?
  12. Paul Jones

    Paul Jones Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Winner

    Congrats on a very nice buck. :thumb:
  13. Gary R

    Gary R Well-Known Member

    Yeah, beautiful buck.
  14. TheBattman

    TheBattman Select Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winn

  15. hillbillychaffeehunter

    hillbillychaffeehunter Super Member<br>2009 Photo Contest Winner<br>2012-

  16. Manybeards

    Manybeards Premium Member<br>2009 Turkey Contest Winner<br>20

    Congrats on a big buck :thumb:
  17. Sweet ....SA.

    Thats a great buck. Glad you caught up with him.
  18. SA Doc

    SA Doc Well-Known Member

    From the cuts on the leg it looked like he got caught in a fence and broke the bones on the lower leg. There were bone fragments and pus coming from the wound. When I skinned him there was a lymph gland in the shoulder swollen to the size of a softball. We scored him at 154 1/2. By tooth wear he was only 4 1/2 years old.
  19. nontypical

    nontypical Well-Known Member