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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #165 on: December 07, 2021, 07:57:13 PM »
Great job Rory, thats how you hunt those type of tags. Awsome experience and a great buck!

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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #166 on: December 14, 2021, 10:46:44 AM »
That is something my Dad and I discussed at length, wishing that we could know that old boy's history. Crossing paths with him at a moment in time on a gigantic landscape feels like such a small part of the story. If a guy could backtrack him and follow him around we could learn so much.
:yeah:  The buck we killed with the collar and transmitter was very cool. It had a brass plate that read if this collar was found, please contact the Game Department, we did and got a really neat letter from the fella that trapped and collared this particular buck as a 2 1/2 year old, they singled him out because he looked like he had real good genetics bred in, it was the bios 1st tag and collar. He sent us the history of the bucks movements, where he was darted and collared and when they lost track of him when the battery pack died. Turns out(without getting into specifics) he was born in the Methow, then tagged a couple years later in the mid/late 70,s. They tracked him for 3 years or so, he summered about 20 miles into B.C then each winter would migrate down into the Methow, using the exact same route each year, vearing off a little here and there but sticking with the route to get from point A to point B, about a 58mile trip, one way. They tracked him wintering in the same area each of the 3 years the transmitter was working, he ended up within a 2 mile radius of the exact spot each year, then in the spring, back up into Canada. We killed him when he was 7 1/2, heavy horned massive buck, field dressed well over 300 lbs. Yep, the stories these bucks could tell. That buck you got there 7mm reminds me a lot of bucks that come out of B.C, we've killed a few, seen herds migrating in back in the day and seen pictures of some killed by guys in B.C, they all "have a look" to them I guess you'd say. I could certainly be wrong but id bet money on it just the same :chuckle: :tup:. There his still a few around but nothing like it was, not even close, it makes it even more of an achievement killing a buck like that nowadays, great job and Great buck.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #167 on: December 14, 2021, 12:01:41 PM »
Prior member from the family tree perhaps??
Kinda has that kicker thing on the right side going on too.



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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #168 on: December 14, 2021, 12:40:29 PM »
Prior member from the family tree perhaps??
Kinda has that kicker thing on the right side going on too.




Maybe, but that animal of yours is in an entirely different class. I'm glad you shared that, what a brute!
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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #169 on: December 14, 2021, 12:54:49 PM »
Perhaps a cousin?
He had a 3 inch kicker on his right side as well, but it broke off during the tumble.

A fridge full of deer head and steelhead eggs.
Man I miss the steelhead fishing I took for granted all those years.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #170 on: December 14, 2021, 01:48:30 PM »
Prior member from the family tree perhaps??
Kinda has that kicker thing on the right side going on too.



whoa, What a cool big buck, what’s his outside spread? Did you darken those antlers??

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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #171 on: December 14, 2021, 02:20:37 PM »
The buck was a little over 30.5" outside.
He was very old, had hideous teeth, skinny, and had a backbone that poked up like a dorsal fin.
I'm sure he would have winter killed the year I shot him.

The antlers weren't colored but he must have lived and rubbed in a burn.
His horns smelled like a fire pit and actually had charcoal dust on them.

I do believe a wax was rubbed on to preserve the color.
Perhaps it gave them some shine and darkness as well???

Regardless Rory's deer has some very similar traits to these 2.
Congrats Rory!!!
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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2021, 02:36:09 PM »
The buck was a little over 30.5" outside.
He was very old, had hideous teeth, skinny, and had a backbone that poked up like a dorsal fin.
I'm sure he would have winter killed the year I shot him.

The antlers weren't colored but he must have lived and rubbed in a burn.
His horns smelled like a fire pit and actually had charcoal dust on them.

I do believe a wax was rubbed on to preserve the color.
Perhaps it gave them some shine and darkness as well???

Regardless Rory's deer has some very similar traits.
Congrats Rory!!!

The fridge pic of your buck definitely gives a different perspective and VERY similar traits. If I recall, we killed ours fairly close to each other. It wouldn't surprise me a bit to find out that they are related.

In one way the idea of that is really cool. Big cool migratory deer with the same genes using the same paths year after year, spreading their seed around. At the same time though, it is a little nerve racking for me to think that the gene pool could be that limited in such a big area that we could kill bucks years apart sharing the same genes. I guess that's how migratory deer work though. Needless to say, your deer had several years and my deer had to have had at least a few years of creating progeny out there. I like to think there's several like him out there that come through unseen every year.
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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #173 on: December 14, 2021, 02:54:22 PM »
The fridge pic is my wife's buck.
We drew as partners.
I ate tag soup that year.

My son is holding the one I shot a few years prior.

IMO all 3 have similar traits.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #174 on: December 14, 2021, 03:38:17 PM »
The fridge pic is my wife's buck.
We drew as partners.
I ate tag soup that year.

My son is holding the one I shot a few years prior.

IMO all 3 have similar traits.

Thanks for clarifying, I was really confused there for a minute. I think knowing the deer that travel that corridor, there's a good chance they all share genetics. One thing is for certain, they are all awesome deer.
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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #175 on: December 15, 2021, 04:35:02 PM »
The fridge pic is my wife's buck.
We drew as partners.
I ate tag soup that year.

My son is holding the one I shot a few years prior.

IMO all 3 have similar traits.


Thanks for clarifying, I was really confused there for a minute. I think knowing the deer that travel that corridor, there's a good chance they all share genetics. One thing is for certain, they are all awesome deer.

Grandfather or even great grand father mule deer buck comes to mind. All of these are really cool for comparison.

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Re: Chewuch Quality Buck Tag
« Reply #176 on: December 16, 2021, 06:33:58 PM »
Dandy buck 2 MANY :tup:.....both, all.

 


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