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Blast from the past.

Back in 2005, My Dad and Uncle killed the two biggest bucks we have ever taken on government ground.  Dad took a huge 9 pointer with his crossbow.  Sat for 7 days without seeing a deer when this big ole boy strolled by.

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Uncle took this 8 year old buck with a shotgun.

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Some of our earliest hunts occurred at Mark Twain Lake.......wasn't even a lake yet as you can see in the pictures.  The salt river was just starting to back up and fill it in.  We drug many deer across that lake bottom before we had to start using a boat to get to our hunting area.  Eventually we were crowded out by other hunters and I gave it up to hunt elsewhere.  My uncle still hunts there occasionally. The first of these pics were from around 1982 I believe.

 

Dad standing on Spalding boat ramp.

 

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Bob, Dad, and I ready to head out.

 

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My first deer.

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Dad with a doe.

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Dad with a 8 point.

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Cousin Rick with a huge 10 pointer.

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Dad and I went back years later and hunted one weekend.  I had taken up handgun hunting.

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4 bucks i am after.

 

1. huge old buck

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2. Young stud.....nice brows.

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3. Another 8 and looks mature.SUNP0073_zps62c7c24b.jpg

 

4. A little spindley, but I will take him given the chance.

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Leaving tomorrow for Northern Missouri. Taking Dad to Doc appointment then we are headed north.  Picking up My daughter at Mizzou....she loves gun season and is excited. I can't decide on the 25-06 or the RRA LAR .308.  I should sell all of my deer guns except one so I don't have to take two or three along every year.

 

My .308 I custom dura-coated.

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25-06

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Thanks MH,

Well.....opening weekend sucked.  Virtually no deer movement.  Bailey and I saw two does Saturday evening and she couldn't get a good sight picture on either one. Trying Illinois this coming weekend. 8 of us hunted and one doe was taken.  Only two bucks sighted the whole weekend.

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