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Arcadia 12 point

It was the Friday before Thanksgiving and I was hunting a very familiar spot. It was an incredible morning for deer hunting, the rut seemed to be getting started. I watched deer all morning, small bucks were chasing doe back and forth across my lane. Just before 8:30 I passed on two different 8 points that came by cruising for a hot doe. At 9:30 I saw a mature buck step into the lane at what a figured to be well over 200 yards. Realizing that this was a great deer I quickly put my crosshairs on his shoulder and squeezed the trigger on my .270 WSM. He ran in a circle and went into the the woods were he had appeared from. As I sat in the stand I began to question my shot, I sat there for a slow 40 minutes. As I walked to the place I thought he was standing my heart sank as I found no trace of blood. I continued to walk down the lane and I found his tracks but no blood. I followed his tracks into the woods and I could see him piled up 15 yards off the lane. The closer I got to him the harder my heart began to beat. This is by far the nicest buck I have killed here in LA. His unofficial score is 165 7/8, he is a typical 12 point and he weighed 207 pounds.
December 19, 2012 at 7:56am
dsprun1Profile Photo
Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:18am

Thats a beautiful buck man. Congratulations.

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pollyp07Profile Photo
Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:31am
Thats a stud

Thats a big deer for Arcadia, I actually killed a 121' 8 point that same morning chasing a doe just north of the interstate in Arcadia. Were you north or south of Arcadia?

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Posted December 19, 2012 at 12:53pm
North of Arcadia

I killed him North of the Interstate. I've been hunting there for 20 yrs and I've never seen anything like it.

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Choupic-ManProfile Photo
Posted December 19, 2012 at 1:48pm
Hoss !

That is a hoss for sure man ... Congrats !

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Tony Taylor, Louisiana SportsmanProfile Photo
Posted December 19, 2012 at 2:07pm

Great buck there. Congrats! Please get in touch with our editor, Andy Crawford, for the magazine. I forwarded your report to him. We are on deadline for January issue. Hopefully we can still get something in. Please forward your pictures to andyc@lasmag.com. Thanks and once again congrats!

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Posted December 19, 2012 at 2:09pm

Congrats on your restrant on the 8 points, I don't get buck fever any more but to pass on two eights 'Your the man'

Congrats nice buck

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Posted December 19, 2012 at 4:24pm

I sent Andy those pictures but i had to send them from my phone. Im not real sure they made them to him. If yall need me to resend them just let me know.

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pollyp07Profile Photo
Posted December 19, 2012 at 7:38pm
Thats awesome

Weve got a lot of family land less than 5 miles north of town. My family has been hunting there forever. Ive killed some good bucks the past few years up that way, but nothing close to this deer though. Good management pays off every time. Johnny Durrett sure would make that deer look great on the wall for you. Congrats man.

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Posted December 26, 2012 at 7:22pm
nice deer Pastor

You da man, G-MAN. Folks I've seen this deer in person and the pictures don't do this deer justice. It's massive. MASSIVE I SAY! GOD bless deer huntn.

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