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Offline C-Money

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2017, 08:01:10 AM »
The mass on his bases is crazy! Great pic!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2017, 08:03:51 AM »
Bet he could tell some stories of the "Good ol Days".
Nice shot

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 08:25:52 AM »
Man hope someone gets him if huntable... doesn't look like he would last the winter...love the look of his antler's.

Hell, he doesn't look like he'll last another month, no less the winter.  Great buck!

Bone, if you don't want him to suffer, just pm me the location.   :chuckle:
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 08:35:05 AM »
He's beautiful
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 08:44:44 AM »
It's kind of sad  :'( ...that he's not in my freezer! Cool picture, Bone.
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2017, 08:58:53 AM »
The mass on his bases is crazy! Great pic!

Like four inch bases. Very cool

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2017, 09:35:56 AM »
 
He's survived predators, bad winters, droughts, stumbling hunters, disease, probably some dicey road crossings during the rut and who knows what else. He's spread some seriously superior genes throughout his long life and fought like a prize fighter every single year to do so (good times).  I'm of the opinion that this old gentleman/warrior dies on his terms, in his bed, reminiscing about how he defied the odds and did HIS thing for so many years.
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2017, 09:41:39 AM »
He's survived predators, bad winters, droughts, stumbling hunters, disease, probably some dicey road crossings during the rut and who knows what else. He's spread some seriously superior genes throughout his long life and fought like a prize fighter every single year to do so (good times).  I'm of the opinion that this old gentleman/warrior dies on his terms, in his bed, reminiscing about how he defied the odds and did HIS thing for so many years.

Wouldn't that be great? Unfortunately mother nature is a cruel girl (sorry edited) and in her world guys like him rarely die peacefully in their bed. I'd say that unless he is taken by a hunter he will endure some sort of suffering before he goes whether its injury, starvation, or predator.  I'd prefer it if some deserving hunter got him quickly and cleanly then hung him on the wall as a trophy to be remembered for years to come.
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2017, 09:51:05 AM »
Phenomenal Buck!! In my opinion one of your best. On a side note, just curious what is roughly the average distance you take pictures of these bucks?  In most of your photos it seems the deer don't know your around.

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2017, 10:19:28 AM »
I wouldn’t want to eat him.  :twocents:

Hell of an old warrior though.  :kneel:
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2017, 01:04:16 PM »
Phenomenal Buck!! In my opinion one of your best. On a side note, just curious what is roughly the average distance you take pictures of these bucks?  In most of your photos it seems the deer don't know your around.
Thank you.
I shoot for about 30-35 yards.   About good longbow range.  Some places that isn’t easy and I have to use a doubler or crop the pic.  This happened to be full frame.  He was more interested in his doe than he was me. 
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2017, 01:06:07 PM »
Thanks everyone.   My favorite bucks are these old ones.  Basically because of the reasons everyone has stated.   There just aren’t very many that make it to this age, especially in this state.
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2017, 01:55:15 PM »
Have you ever had someone not see you and shoot a buck that you’ve snuck in on for pictures during one of the late hunts?

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2017, 01:58:08 PM »
Wow. Skin and bones and still got the mass! Inagine him just a few short years ago.
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2017, 03:49:18 PM »
Love the mass, beautiful old muley!
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2017, 03:51:10 PM »
That is an awesome deer.  Look at those bases.  Wonder what the circumference is.  Great photo  :tup:

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2017, 08:45:55 PM »
Great pic bone, the light might be dimming on that old boy but he's not stopping till he corners that doe, and the next, and the next, and on and on, just have to think, he ain't as good as he once was,,,, but he knows,, he's as good once as he ever was!

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2017, 06:11:06 AM »
Coolest Buck I've ever seen , what a monarch. :tup:
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2017, 06:40:52 AM »
Great Pic!

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2017, 06:52:00 AM »
Amazing!
Any profile side pictures, or keeping those for the calendar?

On a side note, do you have one of the hoodys sold on your site with one of your pictures? If so, how is the fit and how did the picture turn out? And if so, can you post a picture of the hoody? I have some ideas in mind that I'd like to try with a hoody and picture from your site.

Edit: I don't see hoodys on there anymore, am I missing them or not selling anymore?
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2017, 02:39:52 PM »
Awesome buck and awesome photography! Anyone who hunts mule deer has to appreciate that Gladiator! Once again, thanks for taking the time to share! Looking forward to the new calendar!
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2017, 03:08:23 PM »
bone I shot one like that in 1972, a 5 by 5 with an outside spread of  only 19 inches, all palmated and bases like a pop can. It was in a little better shape than your guy(weighed in at 281 field dressed), the game fellas said he was about 12 to 13 years old, I think your guy has led a way more "interesting" life than mine did, the stories he could tell are etched on his face and shown on his body :tup:....that is a buck that doesn't ask for respect, he has earned it. bone, a great photo to me tells a story, you certainly captured a "great story" with your photo, thank you......bigmacc

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2017, 03:43:43 PM »
What's your webisite, I'm into photogorphy a little

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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2017, 04:01:17 PM »
I love seeing geriatric wildlife of all species.  Thanks for sharing.  Several years ago, on a sunny early spring day, I was lucky enough to spot an ancient coyote laying in the sun.  Made me realize I'd never seen an old song dog like that one - lots of white, gray muzzle up to his eyes.  When he finally saw me, it was obvious he was moving stiffly, just like an old lab.  Wild animals that have grown visibly old are a rare treat.
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Re: Old Warrior
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2017, 08:52:47 PM »
Puts in perspective of what we all looked like when younger and will look like when we a 85 years old out hunting.

 

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