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Knock Out Buck

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Took this one opening morning Nov. 19 area 6. Lucky shot right at daylight 140 yards. Shot his left side off right at the base and knocked him out while walking to my stand.
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That's hilarious jffb. Tell us more. Did that shot hit him anywhere but the antler? If not, did it kill him or did you have to shoot him again?
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Lol. No it did not kill him. When I walked over to him laying down on his left side and seeing his right beam sticking up I had no idea of what I had done. Admiring the size of the horn left on and looking at this huge body he weighed 235# and was some where around 17.5 ' on the outside spread and had no idea this Buck was around of all the pictures I had of other deer I was kinda shocked. Then I'm looking at this huge body and see he is still alive I'm for a bullet hole some where and cannot see one no where then all of a sudden his head kinda moves some and he tries to lift his head and I see the other antler missing I'm like WTH. End up having to shoot him in the neck. Was thinking a little later if that had happen and I was in my stand he most likely would or could have got up and run off because most times it might be and 1/2 hour before I would even get down and go look. Better to be lucky than good some times. Lol. Then after all this where I get my Deer processed at when I go to pick it up the ask me about his weight and told him 235# he said no way and I told it was weighed on one of those flat ground scales they use to weigh pecans on and was a certified scale but he was hanging over. He said they weighed one at 250# and doing mine and that deer mine was bigger.So I have no answer for that. He said they should be weighed on a hanging scale. All I know is he was huge. Killed another on last Friday 1/6 and he was over 200#. Thanks
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nice deer ,but im sill confused about your story ..so was the deer just laying there waiting to get shot when you walked up to him ??? did you shoot his antler off and cripple him in one shot ???
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It seems the first shot hit the antler only and the shock of the hit stunned/knocked out the deer for a short time. He shot it in the neck when the deer started to recover from the shock.
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That's correct the first knocked him out cold and I walked right over to him because like I said I was on my way to my stand when all this happen. In which time it took me maybe only 2 or 3 minutes to get to him after crossing a canal. I'm sure in another few minutes and would have fully come to and got up and run off. I have read stories of this before but it was a first for me. I know of one that was in North American Whitetail years owned a Trophy ranch either in Texas or Old Mexico and had one of his Trophy Bucks fixing to go over the property line on some else and they would have killed it or so he thought so that's what he did was try to shoot one of his antlers off and did so and he said in the process knock the deer out.
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oh ok got it now , im a lil slow lol... thats awsome !!
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Great story!!!
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