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Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« on: October 27, 2021, 05:08:41 PM »
Chiwawa unit buck taken Monday the 25th. Nose to tail 85 inches, girth 55 inches. Was he ever swollen and musky.

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 05:17:31 PM »
Nice heavy buck, love the knarly bases too.

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 05:18:25 PM »
Congrats! Sure is a nice deer!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 06:33:26 PM »
Nice one!  I'm not sure if I'm more impressed with the deer or that hoist system?

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 06:35:00 PM »
That's a great big ole buck! I tried an overnighter sun/mon in the wilderness in that general neck of the woods. Tracks in the snow showed bucks with does, but never got eyes on horns. Congrats to you on connecting!

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 06:41:52 PM »
Big SOB!!!
Congratulations.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 06:49:05 PM »
Nice Buck
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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 07:19:49 PM »
In case anyone is curious; I really doubt anyone would be (grin):

This buck was taken at 25-30 yards above me while I was still hunting heavy timber along a game trail. The rifle is an ultralight Mel Forbes produced ULA Model 20 in 6.5 X .284. A wildcat cartridge I believe. Well, perhaps Norma, Hornady or or some other company has legitimized it by now. Regardless, the Barnes 127 grain ttsx shattered the spine in the mid neck area. It appeared that the buck dropped as if the hammer of THOR had hit it.

The neck area was the only shot I had as the rest of the animal was obscured from me by shrubs, firs and a jackpot of down logs as it quickly vacated the area once it detected I was near. The awful musk stink and swollen neck gave him away as being fully engaged in pre rut if not full on rut activity. He also had a few holes in his hide that the spinal column shrapnel from the bullet had nothing to do with causing. So, I surmised he had been fighting other bucks already. Odd. This, because I thought most bucks would simply be searching for doe groups and not really be battling, yet, over estrus does. Interesting.

The rack is small but has interesting bladed eye guards, one side which is split. The pearling above the pedicle is luxuriant, as if he had some good mineral and forage access this past summer. Not certain what causes that pearling near the pedicle but it sure hurts the hands to grip and pull up on while trying to move a piss walloper size buck like this one!

Thanks for the fine compliments all.

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2021, 07:27:15 PM »
Absolutely awesome!! Was a discussion on here in the last year I believe about deer this size and bigger. What a great animal. Congrats!

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2021, 07:30:58 PM »
Great buck sir...  Well done.
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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2021, 07:39:13 PM »
I think my brother shot his twin Monday am.  There was 2 bucks together and we only really saw the 1 he shot.

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2021, 07:44:03 PM »
Your big grin tells the story just fine. :tup:

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2021, 08:10:23 PM »
Great buck! I've been waiting to see what you would pull out this year. The body in that guy is amazing. Talk about thick.
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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2021, 09:36:55 PM »
Thatís a stud buck congrats !!! What scope is that ?

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Re: Chiwawa success at the 11th hour
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2021, 09:44:17 PM »
Thatís a stud buck congrats !!! What scope is that ?

That is an 80's era compact Leupold VariX-2 scope, the power is variable; 3x9. And I'm not running out to my safe to verify (grin) :chuckle:. But It sure holds zero pretty well if I don't abuse it.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 10:38:45 PM by nwalpineguide »

 


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