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My first 'Big Buck'

Connie Franks

My first 'Big Buck'

He weighed in at 185 lbs.

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He weighed in at 185 lbs.

Thankful & Proud

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Thankful & Proud

My first Mountable Buck!

While hunting my buddy stand Sunday morning, Thanksgiving weekend, I began working my Primos 'The original can' Estrus bleats. I knew the rut was already beginning in Lasalle parish by the way the deer were behaving. I worked the can every 10-15 minutes for one hour. I put the can away. About 20 minutes later I heard a limb break directly behind me. A few minutes later another limb broke to my left and alot closer. I got my 270 rifle ready. Within a minute there he was about 25 yards from my stand on the other side of a skimpy tall bush. He looked straight ahead, then to the left. I took the gun off safety and took aim at his shoulder. I was muffling my heavy breathing as best I could. Then he looked to the right, and then up directly at me. I was frozen, thinking he's going to jump this cut. He looked down as if to step forward, and I shot! He went straight down and couldn't get up. This was my first 'Big Buck' I have ever shot at. His rack spread at the top is 17 inches, 15 at the base, and he has 9 points! He weighed out on some old scales at 185 lbs. He felt every bit of 200 lbs to lift him onto the cart. I am thankful & proud!
November 26, 2012 at 3:06pm
2Comments
fallen_oakProfile Photo
Posted December 01, 2012 at 3:55pm
congrats

Very nice!! Hire the best taxidermist you can afford. Remeber, you get what you pay for!

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Mike Guerin, Louisiana Sportsman Field ReporterProfile Photo
Posted December 01, 2012 at 7:32pm
Congratulations

Congrats on that great buck.


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