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A few nice bucks down in South Texas

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Here are some neat pictures of some bucks that we are watching, and they are looking good!
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   CHEVYBUCK
You can tell they are not in Louisiana because they show up in daylight.
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Yep!!!! definatly not louisiana.
Nice pics. Good luck
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   bolo
Letumgrow,

I don't want this to sound as an insult but all I ever see you post is trail cam pictures or pictures taken from your stand. Do you have any pictures of the deer you shot? It would be nice to see some up close pictures of those monsters y'all have out there in Texas. Good luck and good hunting!
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   itmsuk2bu
What part of texas we these pictures taken
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   bowkill
Well guys as it turns out... letumgrow is a poor shot..I hunt with him in texas and we have tried to work on his marksmanship but with no improvement... All these bucks he is posting pictures of.. well they are all deer he has wounded.. these deer cant walk far.. and have to hang out by the road and wait on the corn to be slung from the feeders..(The buck with the velvet hanging off has a droopy lower lip from LETUMGROW's shot) We keep hoping that maybe this year he can put a lethal shot on one of those bucks..

Just kidding.. Kill a big one this year ..

Bryan
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   LETUMGROW
bolo
If you click on view reports by letumgrow and go back to last hunting season you will see a nice buck I took last year. We do not shoot ever nice buck on our place. That is why it is like it is. It is awesome to go and watch these animals not pressured and acting in there normal activities. I have been able to watch dozens of buck fights. Watched bucks make scraps and chase does. Call deer up with mouth calls and rattling horns. And use scents and watch how they react. It’s how we choose to hunt this place and every guest I have ever brought has a new mind set as to why we do it this way.
It’s about managing people more then managing Deer!!
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   SMOKEM
I think it's great that you have the chance to watch these big bucks. I have a place in texas and I have learned more about deer over there than most do in there whole lives in louisiana. I use my knowledge in louisiana and it helps me harvest more deer here. Keep the pictures coming.
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   itmsuk2bu
what do you all think the two in the top picture would score??
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   ekhunter
Just a rough guestimate at somewhere around 115, to maybe 120.
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   ruger109
I'd guess the bigger one at 125 -135 (hard to tell how far he is from the blind) and the smaller at 115 to 120. Think they are larger (further away) than you think. Either way, I would shoot the bigger one, unless I knew him from last year and he was showing good increase. He doesn't look really old and could be a gret buck with added mass and tine length. I would judge him from last year before letting him go one more year though, think he is 4 years old.

Hey Let Um Grow, you know your deer, how much would you score them at and how old???
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way easier to hunt texas than it is louisiana with all the thick covered woods, where as texas is mesquite trees and wide open ranges. i think you learn alot more about deer in La than anywhere else b/c of the ways we have to hunt them. texas hunts are a walk in the park compared to the hunting down here hands down!
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   ekhunter
I believe 135 is a little on the high side. Of course, I'm a little conservative when field judging bucks, but just guestimating MB 22/22 S 18 G1 4/4 G2 8/8 G3 7/7 B 4/4 3.5/3.5 3/3 =121. He may have a little more tine length to bring him to 125, but I believe the spread and main beams are somewhat close to the guestimate Just MHO.
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   ruger109
MB 24/24
Spread 18
G1 5/6
G2 8/8
G3 8/8
Mass 4/4
3.5/3.5
3/3

Total 130 if I added correctly, so we are both in the same ballpark, just a little less conservative, because I think he is further away and just appears a little light on length.

This is fun and it also helps in field judging. How about everybody with cameras start posting and we'll guess on gross scores. Then when you'll kill him you can post results. We should also age the deer.
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   LETUMGROW
The big 8pt on the first picture is around 128” and is 4 ½ years old. We have been watching him for a few years know and he has a distinctive double white patch under his neck. Last year he was a nice 10pt. this year his is an 8pt but with much more inches all the way around.
The buck in the middle picture is 7 ½ years old and is called “No-Tail” for he has no tail and is easily recognized. Since we have been watching him he has went from a very nice 8pt at 3 ½, a 10pt at 4 ½, and huge wide 10pt at 5 ½ back to an 8pt last year. And this year a 9pt. He appeared to have gotten hurt at 5 ½ and has never recovered. Notice his lower lip. It is hanging and has been that way for two years know.
The last picture those two bucks are 3 ½ and 4 ½. The wide 8pt to the right has grown in inches the last 2 years. And both of those bucks are in the low to mid 120”.
As soon as I can get some more good pictures from this fall I will post some of these bucks and show the last 3 years worth of growth. We are still looking and trying to account for as many as 16 3 ½ and 4 1/2 year old bucks from last year. It will take a while to see and judge what we have for this year.
I am glad most people on this site really enjoy the pictures I post. I generally get real positive feedback.
I have started doing a lot of videos and having a blast with that. Next week I will be with a few members and we will be trying to get some bow kills on video. That should be fun!
I’ll post more when I get back.
letumgrow
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