2018 Muzzleloader buck

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  1. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My 2018 muzzleloader buck tag didn’t last long in my pocket. Despite the weather, deer have moved like crazy last two days. I saw tons of deer Tuesday and Wednesday. Almost all were heading to a big green plot (Radish/turnip/rye) I have and then feeding off to a neighboring corn field after dark. I would say green is on FIRE at least where I was.

    This was a deer I was very familiar with. He was at the very peak of his potential. Based on pics, especially 2017, I feel pretty comfortable saying he was at least 6 this year. He made a good jump, partly because I think 2017 was a terrible growing year across the board.

    I saw this dude at 4:40 getting out of his bedroom and meander across some tall CRP. I had seen this deer a few times bow hunting and I am convinced he was allergic to trees. He never walked by them. He finally made it near all the other deer and starting a big loop around my foodplot, presumably to come in downwind. My muzzleloader cut him off in his tracks.

    Really grateful for a dream season. I may try to get out with my bow yet, but going to just enjoy family time and doe patrol for a bit. The best of muzzleloader is ahead. Be safe, goodluck, and Merry Christmas.
     
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  3. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Harvest pics, trail cam pics l, shed pic with my boy, and a 2017 trail cam pic. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. JNRBRONC

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    Awesome, congrats!

    I hope Santa brings you a new hat.


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    Oh my goodness. Thats a dandy!
     
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    Congrats. Great deer can we get a score?
     
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    Yowsa...that's what we're talking about! Great buck!!
     
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    Heck of a deer!
     
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    Heck of a deer! Congrats!
     
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    Heck of a year. Congrats
     
  11. IowaBowHunter1983

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    Lil over 180 gross

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    That's a good one for sure.
     
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    Congrats on another great buck!
     
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    Awesome buck! Congrats
     
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    Holy hell what a buck!!!! Some great trail cam pics... the pond dam pic is by far my favorite. Congrats on a dandy!
     
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    Another giant, awesome!
     
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    Ishi Hang & Hunt Enthusiast

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    Great big giant!! Congrats on a really good year
     
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    Congrats. That’s a dandy. Early Christmas present.
     
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    Giant... again!!! Congrats!
     
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    That is a pig, great buck!!
     
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    O man, what a beauty. Big time congrats.
     

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