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Offline Doublelunger

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Double doubles!
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:23:13 AM »
I just got my 2015 buck back from the taxi. He has some good company sitting next to my 2013 buck. My wife isn't super excited about having them in the  living room, but I assured her they would grow on her!  I still can't believe how lucky I am to get these two deer.  I usually hunt the late archery pretty hard but I don't consider myself to be a great hunter by any means. Here is a link to the story on my 2013 buck if anyone is interested in hearing it again.
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,141808.0.html
I didn't do a write up on the 2015 buck.  He was a roller coaster ride of events that included blind ass luck, a bad shot, and a very long track/recovery.  Both bucks were general season, archery, and public land. Both scored in the low to mid 160's. I doubt I'll ever top either of these two deer but I'm going to try!

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 10:14:48 AM »
Good Lord....
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 10:19:13 AM »
 :tup:
Awesome!
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 10:32:21 AM »
Very impressive are they both washington bucks and dis you get them in tje same general area. Kinda have some of the same characteristics. But congrats on 2 bucks of a life time

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 11:49:20 AM »
Whoa!  Dandy bucks!  Thanks for sharing. :tup:
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 12:00:17 PM »
Very nice, if it is luck sometimes it is better to be lucky.

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 03:40:44 PM »
Those guys are nasty!!! Congratulations on two awesome deer!!

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 03:52:01 PM »
I'm not a WT guy but holy smokes what a pair of incredible bucks.  Love the top one.


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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 03:58:23 PM »
Those are two great bucks.  The odds of shooting one are long but two of them?  Talk about against all odds.  Way to go and thanks for posting.  :tup:
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 03:58:38 PM »
Great looking bucks!
Cut em!
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 04:09:29 PM »
Awesome bucks :drool:
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 06:00:08 PM »
Wow. Amazing, awesome. Nice work!

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 06:25:58 PM »
Very nice!!! I'm glad you put them on the wall!

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 06:26:46 PM »
Very impressive are they both washington bucks and dis you get them in tje same general area. Kinda have some of the same characteristics. But congrats on 2 bucks of a life time

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Ya both Washington bucks. And they were taken  in two different areas believe it or not...I get asked that question a lot.

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 08:18:24 PM »
they sure look like they would both gross more than 160"  theres a lot of bone on their heads.

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 08:24:05 PM »
That is awesome

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 08:59:00 PM »
What do you have against a nice, typical buck?

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 07:59:29 AM »
they sure look like they would both gross more than 160"  theres a lot of bone on their heads.

I know, I've though the same thing but they were both officially scored at the Spokane bighorn show.  The pictures make them look a little bigger than they are, they both actually have small compact frames.  I believe that my 2013 buck grossed 162 7/8" and netted around 153...which doesn't even make Pope & Young.  The 2015 buck grossed 164 1/8" and netted around 159" so he was Pope & Young.  Sometimes I feel like score doesn't really reflect or portray how awesome an animal really is and I feel like both of these buck are a good example of that. 

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2017, 08:02:13 AM »
What do you have against a nice, typical buck?

p.s.   Zammers!!!!!!!!!

Haha ya I'm getting tired of shooting these freaks :chuckle:. I'm going to pass on bucks like this from here on out in hopes of getting a nice typical!

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2017, 11:40:36 AM »
Beau, If you don't think you're a great hunter, you are kidding your self. 
I know you're just being modest.    Congratulations; amazing bucks.

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2017, 08:18:17 PM »
they sure look like they would both gross more than 160"  theres a lot of bone on their heads.

I know, I've though the same thing but they were both officially scored at the Spokane bighorn show.  The pictures make them look a little bigger than they are, they both actually have small compact frames.  I believe that my 2013 buck grossed 162 7/8" and netted around 153...which doesn't even make Pope & Young.  The 2015 buck grossed 164 1/8" and netted around 159" so he was Pope & Young.  Sometimes I feel like score doesn't really reflect or portray how awesome an animal really is and I feel like both of these buck are a good example of that.
I feel the same way, especially if people talk net score. In my opinion you should never deduct from an animal period.

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2017, 08:28:14 PM »
Incredible bucks!! The new added mount really ties the room together :tup: congrats!

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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2017, 09:21:31 PM »
Those are studs! Nice work man
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2017, 02:27:10 PM »
Love the drop tines and character on those bucks. Congrats on both, they turned out amazing. Side by side even more impressive!
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Re: Double doubles!
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2017, 05:47:06 AM »
Those are two Epic bucks, I don't care what they score

 

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