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Title: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 12, 2018, 07:08:00 AM
These are crops so you can focus.  My third year with this buck.  Yes you could be hunting this buck, so keep dreaming!  He has been in my Calendar for two years.  He may make it a third.  Tough competition this year, and all I got of him were pics in the fog.

2016
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv47%2Fboneaddict%2Fbucks2%2Fyear1_zpsobpzkyds.jpg&hash=b2e81b19c2fd9f5e5b00b84595cfe8e7)

2017
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv47%2Fboneaddict%2Fbucks2%2Fyear2_zpsjxcseh6s.jpg&hash=1d3baf195a6c0389fe12dca57d6997f3)

2018
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv47%2Fboneaddict%2Fbucks2%2Fyear3_zpsbetfhjfj.jpg&hash=fd66d679969084628a9315bcbf41da5b)
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: Ironhead on November 12, 2018, 07:13:15 AM
I was wondering what Groucho meant till I looked at the pictures, Love the eyebrows!
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: C-Money on November 12, 2018, 07:16:05 AM
What a dandy! At least 25" wide, good mass, and a survivor.
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 12, 2018, 07:29:39 AM
I have no idea how he has survived the hunting and poaching pressure. 
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: TommyH on November 12, 2018, 07:33:30 AM
 :tup: Very cool! So how old do yo believe he is?
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: KP-Skagit on November 12, 2018, 07:46:35 AM
Super cool! Interesting how the rack seemed to clean up and lose a lot of the extra points in 2017 but they came back with a vengeance in 18. (Not speculating its a different buck, it is definitely still him.) Is this a common thing? Any idea what might make that happen?
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 12, 2018, 07:49:21 AM
I thought he was old the first time I saw him.   I posted a topic on here how this was a world class buck.   I got shredded.  He was tucked under a tree with a doe in the pouring rain and to me looked like an old monarch.  His extras etc.   I look over a lot of bucks, some of them even big, lol, and this guy just did it for me.   Funny how some are more interesting than others.   


(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv47%2Fboneaddict%2Fbonesbucks%2Fworldclassdbuck_zpsy4cckkqv.jpg&hash=a367753d0035b4ba692acda00e69af55)
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 12, 2018, 07:50:52 AM
Super cool! Interesting how the rack seemed to clean up and lose a lot of the extra points in 2017 but they came back with a vengeance in 18. (Not speculating its a different buck, it is definitely still him.) Is this a common thing? Any idea what might make that happen?

Check out his little dropper. Lol.  I hear ya!   Itís why I thought Iíd share.  If people like this sort of thing.   I figured he was just going downhill then it was like he relapsed on roids.
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: Eagle eye on November 12, 2018, 08:04:03 AM
Awesome Bone! Beautiful Buck!
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: cbond3318 on November 12, 2018, 08:36:27 AM
THAT is a cool buck!! Wow!
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: quadrafire on November 12, 2018, 08:42:19 AM
Not often you can use "brow" and "browtine" in the same sentence.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: elkrack on November 12, 2018, 09:58:19 AM
I thought he was old the first time I saw him.   I posted a topic on here how this was a world class buck.   I got shredded.  He was tucked under a tree with a doe in the pouring rain and to me looked like an old monarch.  His extras etc.   I look over a lot of bucks, some of them even big, lol, and this guy just did it for me.   Funny how some are more interesting than others.   

I remember that thread. Was an awesome buck then still is now. Character counts! :tup:
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: DeerSkin on November 12, 2018, 10:04:58 AM
Sometimes itís hard to know the age of a deer when they never really get bigger. The 2 sheds are the same buck, the antler on the right is from 2013 and the other is from 2015. Some deer just donít grow. I understand you can gage there age off body weight, swayed back etc. just thought I would share this 3 years of antler growth.
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: Skyvalhunter on November 12, 2018, 11:50:47 AM
That's a beautiful animal Bone thanks for sharing
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: wheels on November 12, 2018, 04:28:09 PM
great pics nice to see old bucks like that
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: Dan-o on November 12, 2018, 06:05:49 PM
Love those eye brows.

Glad he's still walking.
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 13, 2018, 05:19:24 AM
Thank you!   He is still getting it done.  Had the biggest harem I think I have seen this year. 
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: skills on November 13, 2018, 02:38:55 PM
Outstanding.
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: kellama2001 on November 15, 2018, 12:59:34 PM
Love those eye brows.

Glad he's still walking.

 :yeah: one of my fave boneaddict bucks! Thanks for the pic history, very cool!  :tup:
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 15, 2018, 01:11:56 PM
Thank you Kellama.  Iím pretty sure he is going to be Mr. December this year, fog or not.
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: elkoholic1 on November 15, 2018, 04:53:14 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: kellama2001 on November 15, 2018, 08:18:42 PM
Thank you Kellama.  Iím pretty sure he is going to be Mr. December this year, fog or not.

That would be awesome, I love the fog pics!
Title: Re: 3 years A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 10, 2019, 08:13:37 AM
Heís alive!   Not sure if I got a good enough pic for calendar but happy to have found him.   He had moved a bit.    I was about to quit looking.  He is roughly near the big Wa buck, so I kept a keen eye.  Iíll add pic when I get there.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: huntnnw on November 10, 2019, 08:18:12 AM
Canít wait to see!
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: CaNINE on November 10, 2019, 08:20:31 AM
Great news.  Glad to know this old warrior is still on the prowl.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: Pathfinder101 on November 10, 2019, 11:09:12 AM
Can't wait to see.  Is he regressing yet?  He's got to be getting up there in age...
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 10, 2019, 01:18:27 PM
I thought he was regressing when i first saw him in 2016 :chuckle:   Yes, Id say he is losing some, but still maintaining that 4x3 frame
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 10, 2019, 01:24:41 PM
(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/boneaddict/bonesbucks/groucho_zps1q7cqycr.jpg)
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: hunt6226 on November 10, 2019, 01:34:09 PM
That is so cool.  Thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: Pegasus on November 10, 2019, 01:37:32 PM
Looks like he is using Maybelline on those eyebrows. Are you sure he identifies as a buck?
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 10, 2019, 01:49:07 PM
I wouldnt take it up with him. :chuckle:
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 10, 2019, 01:49:39 PM
That is so cool.  Thanks for the pics.

Thank you.  You bet.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: outdooraddict on November 10, 2019, 08:59:55 PM
Bone, you obviously know his area/home well and the deer there. Would you say he is the ďman in chargeĒ in that area or is he not the top of the pecking order
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 10, 2019, 09:02:49 PM
He has a harem.   There are other bucks in the area.   I havenít seen any interaction. 
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: elkrack on November 10, 2019, 09:21:29 PM
He fits the name well. Pretty awesome you were able to track him down! :tup:
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: blackveltbowhunter on November 11, 2019, 07:31:40 AM
Awesome :tup: :tup:   I love the cape on this buck and the rack is pretty good as well :chuckle:

   I would be curious to know how old this buck is. If I saw that 2016 pic I think many a hunter would have swore ( myself included) based on his headgear he was an old buck heading backwards, clearly not the case. Maybe he was wounded, or tough rut that prior winter. Would be fun to know an exact age if ever possible and educational as well. Regardless incredible animal. Thanks for sharing Bone.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: 7mmfan on November 11, 2019, 08:08:13 AM
Awesome :tup: :tup:   I love the cape on this buck and the rack is pretty good as well :chuckle:

   I would be curious to know how old this buck is. If I saw that 2016 pic I think many a hunter would have swore ( myself included) based on his headgear he was an old buck heading backwards, clearly not the case. Maybe he was wounded, or tough rut that prior winter. Would be fun to know an exact age if ever possible and educational as well. Regardless incredible animal. Thanks for sharing Bone.

With the drought year 2015 followed by the hard winter, it might make sense that he was down a little in 2016. Not knowing how old he is, he could have rutted really hard 2015 and struggled through the winter. Very glad he's still around, it's nice to see those big old survivors out kickin butt and taking names.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: fishnfur on November 11, 2019, 10:23:31 AM
You can't forget this buck from year to year.  Glad to see he's still alive, very healthy, and posing for you.  Love that second photo.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: kellama2001 on November 12, 2019, 08:47:38 AM
So glad he's still alive! Thanks for sharing him with us again, he's still one of my all time favorite boneaddict bucks  :tup:
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on November 12, 2019, 01:27:22 PM
Awesome he's still kicking and breeding!  You need to find a light colored Harpo and dark colored Chico.  You can ignore Zeppo.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: jstone on November 12, 2019, 02:51:29 PM
Cool buck
How old do you guess him being?
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 14, 2019, 07:00:42 PM
I honestly don't have a clue.  Probably 9 or 10+


He isn't going to make the Calendar so......

(https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/boneaddict/bucks2/grouch_zpsh8mqhwmr.jpg)
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: O. Nerka on November 14, 2019, 07:10:23 PM
How close together have the spots you've seen him each year been?

Thanks for the consistent photos of great bucks. As a new hunter it's very cool to see what else is out there besides the dinky 3 point I shot this year.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 14, 2019, 07:29:09 PM
He has a core area thatís pretty tight. 
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: O. Nerka on November 14, 2019, 07:54:18 PM
He has a core area thatís pretty tight.
Thanks. I hope you run into him again soon.
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 14, 2019, 07:58:45 PM
Thank you. Iím probably done for now there.   I tried again yesterday but it was fogged in. 
Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: grundy53 on November 14, 2019, 09:59:42 PM
Love his eyebrows. Lol. And his interesting rack.

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Title: Re: 3 years (update...now 4) A Buck History (Groucho)
Post by: boneaddict on November 15, 2019, 07:45:44 AM
I have absolutely fantasized about his sheds.  It gets pounded so I know there just has to be someone on here that has found them.