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  1. #1
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    Default I just couldn't pass him up......Alberta Mule Deer hunt

    Well after seeing him come out of draw chasing a doe at last light, we knew he had mass but was short and couldn't see what he had. We tried to find him in the am and found another buck for a buddy that was on the trip. After all the work was done we decided to walk the coulee he came from the night before and after 2 miles we were 225 yds from him looking straight away from us bedded in a coulee with his ten does. I put the spotter on him and whispered to my buddy that I could see he had 8 points on the passenger and a bunch going on with the driver. He turned to me and said ...."but his frame is soooo short?!". I quickly responded by saying,"if you aint shooting him I will!!", his response had me jacking a shell into the chamber soo fast I knew what was happening next. I stepped up the five steps beside him and settled the .260 Remington on the bucks chest as he stood up to see what the two dots on the horizon were. one shot and he was skidding to the bottom of the coulee for his final rest. the walk up was intense and I thanked my buddy for passing on him. I knew he was short but had no idea he was this kind of deer. In the end we all shot the biggest mule deer of our lives and had more fun than 6 guys can imagine.Name:  FullSizeRender.jpg
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    Holy mackerel Andy, what a whopper of a buck!

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    I don't care how short he is, that's a shooter any day!

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    Great character Shoot them because you like them.
    "it's the HUNT, not the KILL"

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    I would have to be buying the "passer" a few beers....what an awesome deer
    "Never apologize for being a Patriot!"

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    I’d buy your buddy a steak dinner for passing that buck. What a whopper, congrats.
    I work so I can hunt

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    I'd be shooting that buck any day. Great deer!

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    Freaking toad!

    Well done.
    A lesson was learned to not mix together silver bullets and a forum site.
    Fowl_Minded

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    Congrats on a great buck!

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    Very pretty buck!

    David

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    Thick....

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    I don't think I could ever pass that buck up. Congrats on a stud!

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    Ha! You made the right call!!!
    Is your buddy still kicking himself?
    I need a hunting partner like him.
    Incredible buck - well done!!!
    RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

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    he did find what he was looking for.... a huge framed 4x4 that went close to 180. I just couldn't walk away.

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    OMG! What a deer! Congrats!
    "Ride due West as the sun sets. Turn left at the Rocky Mountains" Robidoux

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    Yeah, like you would pass that up.... Nice buck!

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    Short!? I'd wet myself over a buck like that! Congratulations!

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    If those two bucks were standing together I'd have probably shot that typical because I love them over trash, but if I had seen that NT like you did I would have also given him a dirt nap without giving it a second thought!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pointingdogsrule View Post
    Great character Shoot them because you like them.
    No shit!
    Fear the beard....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    If those two bucks were standing together I'd have probably shot that typical because I love them over trash, but if I had seen that NT like you did I would have also given him a dirt nap without giving it a second thought!
    I would be the opposite because typicals are well, typical. I'd take the one the extras every time if they were side by side and had to pick one.
    When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

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    Awesome buck! Congrats!

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    Awesome, who did you guys use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8bawana View Post
    I would be the opposite because typicals are well, typical. I'd take the one the extras every time if they were side by side and had to pick one.
    The thing about typical mule deer is, when a deer approaches or surpasses the 190 to 200 plus inch class, as a four point, huge. I like typicals. mtmuley

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