last season's beauty in Alabama

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by m260gt, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. m260gt

    m260gt New Member

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    South Alabama Deer. Close to the state record.
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    thats me in the picture with it.
    it scored 178. We have a farm in south alabama, and my dad has been feeding the deer protein and making sure they get big. Hes had this deer on camera for at least 5 years. It was truly a blessing that he got to shoot it. And it tastes good! My dad also has many guns. at least 12-15 rifles/shotguns. Only one hand gun though.
     
  2. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    I would be all over that, it looks great! What did he weigh? Ya'll are like us I guess, around 15-20 rifles and shotguns, but only four pistols, and two were handed down.
     

  3. Deadman1

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    Good looking buck, I like the crazy medusa looking droptine! :D That's a big one for lower Alabama too, a real trophy. :cool:
     
  4. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    I go for the best meat flavor, the smallest and youngest will catch my bullet every time. I would side step for that one though and have a taxidermist on the phone before it was field dressed. Good catch for-sure.
     
  5. m260gt

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    yeah between my immediate family id say 15 rifles/shotguns and 3 or 4 hand guns. my mom has a .357, dad a .44 magnum, and me with my 9mm. then countless rifles and shot guns.

    it was big for a south alabama deer. we hunt for trophies on the farm. nothing under an 8 point gets shot. must be as wide as the ears to be considered. ill post a picture of my last buck. not nearly this big but a nice one.

    I dont remember what it weighed though. i wanna say 220lbs. It was a hoss thats for sure.
     
  6. hunter Joe

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    I don't suppose you have room for another hunter in your hunting camp. Great deer.
     
  7. m260gt

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    actually my dad just started a hunting guide business. trophy-seekers.com. just remembered. its on other land that he leases, but equally as good of deer came from that land too. You could give him a call and see. i dont know the prices. I know hes almost booked solid for the rut in january though.

    but thanks. ill get my deer up ASAP
     
  8. m260gt

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    My deer. 8 point. and yes, i was fat, it was a couple years ago. and thats my ex gf. she helped find it.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Some nice dder you guys are growing down there. I'm glad to see you're letting them grow. A lot of people complain about not seeing big deer anymore and then 2 weeks later you see them pull up with a 4 point in the bed of their truck. To a lot of guys, if it's brown it's down is the motto which just annoys me. I let two bucks walk already this season in hopes that they will survive and grow.
     
  10. m260gt

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    thanks. yeah ever since i can remember my dad has been practicing trophy hunting. especially now since people will shoot anything, and theres a lot more hunters than there used to be. Makes seeing a trophy harder and harder. I go years without shooting a buck waiting on a big enough one. But we still shoot a few doe a year too.
     
  11. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Very nice Looking buck! Congrats!
     
  12. m260gt

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    the full body mount is finally done and looks awesome i must say. enjoy!
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  13. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    That is awsome, how big is it?
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  14. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    That is pro I must say, it's dang nice!
     
  15. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    WOW that DOES look awesome! What did the full body mount cost anyway?
     
  16. m260gt

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    glasshart, it scored a tad over 178. which is awesome for an alabama deer.

    thanks everyone...on my dads behalf.
    it turned out super nice. its gonna be a table top thing behind the couch at my parents house.

    bear, im not sure of the exact price, but i think he said somewhere around 1500 for the full body mount. either 1000 or 1500, i dont remember.