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My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck. Updated Pics.
« on: November 26, 2022, 07:34:05 AM »
As a kid I stared at this on his wall envisioning that I was hunting and I snuck up on him and got him many times over.

As grandpa aged and I became an adult on visits to him I always thought about having it when he was gone.

That day came many years ago (he lived to be 95) when I was in the Navy and away, him and grandma didnít believe in funerals so they never had one, cremation was their choice, and being spread on the of homestead on Burdoin mountain.

Well this weekend I find myself at my dadís sisters funeral. So we are staying in Goldendale Wa and visiting my uncle last night I asked him what ever happened to the antlers that grandpa had on the wall. He said I have them in the shed. Do you want them, I couldnít believe my ears, I teared up a little and said I would love them and I always dreamed of having them on my wall.

So after some conversation we went out and got them.out of the shed, I still couldnít believe I was going to be able to see them every day at my house from now one, and I finally got hold them on my hands after all these years.

The buck was shot east of Whitesalmon Wa on Burdoin mountain but ran down going east and when grandpa caught up with him he was standing on the clips above Look lake.

As grandpa told the story the buck had just given up and stood there looking at him because he had went so far but couldnít go anymore just giving up the chase till he got the kill shot.

I had mentioned this set of antlers on the forum years ago on a thread but couldnít find it last night, I thought it was on the five point thread, but it wasnít.

Having my grandpaís antlers is better than any buck I could ever shoot.

Hers a few pics, Iíll get better ones after I get back home.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2022, 08:08:54 PM by Boss .300 winmag »
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2022, 07:36:52 AM »
Absolutely Priceless!

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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2022, 07:41:31 AM »
That's awesome. You should write the story up on a piece of paper and attach it to the back of the plaque. That way where ever it goes there's always the real story that goes along with it. Congrats on bringing it home.
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2022, 07:59:02 AM »
Itís a 6x7, and has more points but arenít an inch long the eye guards are easily 4 inches long, and these pics donít show the mass it has. Iím guessing 26-28 inches wide.

Iím going to get it scored at the sportsman show just for heck of it. But the score is meaningless to me.
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2022, 08:08:10 AM »
That's awesome. I also have a set of Yukon moose antlers from my late gradpa hanging on my family's wall. I was young  at my grandpa's house seeing those horns in his rafters of his garage wanting so badly to touch and look at them. When he passed I was blessed and got them offered to me.  My grandpa also had a grayback buck rack on his wall that he killed  in 1958 that is one of the biggest klickatat bucks I have ever seen 31 wide and 26 in tall 3 point. My aunt has them.  So glad you git those horns I know how much they mean to you.

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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2022, 08:10:43 AM »
Wow........One of the best feel good stories I have read.   Perfect for this time of year.   
Thanks for sharing it :tup:
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2022, 09:19:29 AM »
That is so awesome.  Thank you for that story.  These kind of things really get to me. I can absolutely relate to it as I have something similiar. 

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2022, 09:26:00 AM »
That is very cool!
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2022, 09:33:28 AM »
Quite the rack! Cool story!

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2022, 09:36:35 AM »
How cool is that! Thanks for sharing the story  :tup:
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2022, 10:59:50 AM »
Those are awesome and very unique! Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2022, 11:59:17 AM »
Nice story and cool antlers. I'm sorry about your great aunt.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2022, 05:14:51 PM »
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2022, 08:09:17 PM »
Priceless!!!
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Re: My Grandpaís 1938 Bench Leg Buck
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2022, 08:19:50 PM »
That's so cool that they found their way to you.   
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