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Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors!!!' started by Big Red Oaks 4 me, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Big Red Oaks 4 me

    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Not nearly as big as the one I knocked-down on opening day, but I got this one yesterday in my swamp with a Marlin 336 35 cal. Only about a 50 yard shot. image2 deer.jpeg
     
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    Awesome buck! Congratulations :cheers:
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Thanks! I only think this is a 2-1/2 year old buck, and if I had gotten a better view of him in the swamp, I would probably have let him go. With health issues that I have, I had to get a couple of friends to haul him out of the swamp for me. They always seem to go to the worse, thickest places to drop. The "monster" that I knocked down on opening day made this one look like a fawn. I had a Remington Wingmaster then, with #1 buckshot, when I should have had the 35 Rem! I did learn a lesson on that day. "Don't take a shotgun to a rifle fight" :lol:
     
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    From what I can see I would say 3 year old but I’m not sure of your location. Our woods deer around here take a while to get big. Not many farms around any more.
     
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    Nice buck, congrats.
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    We do have dog runners around here, and sometimes that's a little frustrating, but in recent years, they have started "conserving" big bucks with some management, so the deer here have gotten older. We had EHD outbreaks a couple years ago, also. I've seen nicer deer this year, for sure.
     
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    Nice Buck! Was that shot with a .35 Remington by any chance?
     
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    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    Yes. Marlin 336 in .35 Rem. Great brush gun!
     
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    Nice, congrats.
     

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