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Re: Calendar Reject
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2018, 09:34:32 AM »
What rock?  :yike:

 :yeah: Exactly where I was going.  :yike:
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Re: Calendar Reject
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2018, 09:35:00 AM »
Here is another picture of the same buck by Dennis Kirkland.
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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 09:35:02 AM »
That's unfortunate

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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2018, 09:39:55 AM »
How’d you like to find that shed head.   They let him keep it as well.

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Re: Calendar Reject
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2018, 09:41:48 AM »
Here is another picture of the same buck by Dennis Kirkland.

I was with him when he took that photo.  I took Dennis and two other great photographers to him that evening.  Fun evening!

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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2018, 09:45:20 AM »
Kinda breaks my heart.
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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2018, 09:49:39 AM »
Beautiful Buck and picture Doug. You take some amazing photos. Thank you
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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2018, 10:03:21 AM »
Kinda breaks my heart.
Me too actually.  He really had the potential of being the biggest typical I had ever seen.   I sure had an exciting time filming him.  I had the thrill of the stalk, had a great photo session and watched him bed down. I was then able to return later with friends to find and film him agAin. Man......


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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2018, 04:55:12 PM »
People talk about 200" typical Mule Deer this guy scored 212" gross.and netted around 207. RIP CLAW

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Re: Calendar Reject(buck is dead)
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2018, 05:02:18 PM »
Just found out he died of natural causes.    Dang I was really looking forward to seeing what his antlers would do.

He doesn't look terribly old.  Do you think he was still on the upswing?
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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2018, 05:06:34 PM »
I thought he was robust, but I guess that doesn’t mean much.

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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2018, 05:23:46 PM »
He doesn't look "old".  His ears aren't even shredded.  Maybe because no one wanted to fight him... :chuckle:
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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2018, 05:42:35 PM »
I'm glad someone ended up with the head at least. Bummer he wasn't able to make it through the winter though. Glad I got to see some photos of him.

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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2018, 06:01:54 PM »
At what distance were these photos taken? What a gorgeous animal.

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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2018, 11:14:02 AM »
just curious on his death?  someone you know found him, got hurt in a fight and infection? sad deal that trophy dies like that, but at the same time what an amazing buck that likely dodged hunters, bullets, arrows, until mother nature made him meet his maker.

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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
just curious on his death?  someone you know found him, got hurt in a fight and infection? sad deal that trophy dies like that, but at the same time what an amazing buck that likely dodged hunters, bullets, arrows, until mother nature made him meet his maker.

I saw on Facebook that a hiker found him dead alongside a trail.
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Re: Calendar Reject (buck is dead)
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2018, 05:01:48 PM »
Sorry for your loss.   :o   

Gorgeous buck and framing of the shot.  F-stop played havoc with the result.  If the resolution could handle the enlargement, I'd try cropping out the left side and bottom out and resize the remainder.   If that doesn't produce acceptable results, it would be a great postcard cropped in similar fashion.  There's probably a still a market somewhere in this world for snail mail postcards from E. WA.  Hard to let a shot that good shot slip away unused.
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