Any good ones yet?

creedsduckman

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Nice they will be monsters next year, did you name them like all the cool kidz do?

I figure to take out the family group in my picture with dad's old 1898 32-20 Marlin.....hopefully 15-20 yards is close enough.
You know it bro, that's Spotz and Hookz cuz with that rack imma make me two key hooks.

Also had a bunch of pics of a booner possum. It's a diverse environment.
 

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Damn. You seen that one before?
Pretty sure this is him
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Pretty sure this is him
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Dang, that sucks. I saw a giant of a 8 last year laying in the beans one morning last year on my way hunting. It was the field right next to the farm I hunt, maybe a half mile from my closest stand. When they picked the beans a week or 2 later they left a small spot standing in the general area it was laying. A week or two after that I saw buzzards so I stopped and walked over there. It was a very big bodied headless deer, I'd guess 200lbs give or take. Looked like it died laying in the bed. I can only assume someone shot it at night and took the head and ran. Have no idea if it was the same deer but I did watch that one get up and leave that morning.
 

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Dang, that sucks. I saw a giant of a 8 last year laying in the beans one morning last year on my way hunting. It was the field right next to the farm I hunt, maybe a half mile from my closest stand. When they picked the beans a week or 2 later they left a small spot standing in the general area it was laying. A week or two after that I saw buzzards so I stopped and walked over there. It was a very big bodied headless deer, I'd guess 200lbs give or take. Looked like it died laying in the bed. I can only assume someone shot it at night and took the head and ran. Have no idea if it was the same deer but I did watch that one get up and leave that morning.
Road shooters suck.
 

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I've seen them get hit by car and run out in the field and die. Then somebody comes along, sees them and takes the head or rack.
 

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Possible but this deer was obviously bedded when it died.

That's actually pretty common for roadkill.

They get pretty massive internal injuries, go a few hundred yards from the impact, then bed and die. Might take 18 hours, I have seen it a fair amount. They will be bedded and alert, but don't have the energy to move.
 

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