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  • First Deer a strange one

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    This afternoon I was hunting with my son. We have been hunting together for about 3 years. He has never killed a deer. It always happens that I got the shot. We went today because yesterday was his birthday. I really wanted him to kill one. We went to a field that I have seen deer in but never hunted. We got set up and everything was going ok. The homeowner showed up and walked out to us and talked with us for several minutes. He was telling us about the deer coming up in the yard. He walked back in the house and we got back set up. It has not even been 10 minutes when a what I thought was a nice doe walked out. My son got ready and with 1 shot dropped the deer in its tracks. We were tickled to death. We were high fiving walking across the field to the deer. To our surprise the deer was a buck. Both of his horns were broke off at the skull. Also noticed that where they broke from was not very big. Has anyone else noticed anything like this. Also love reading the post here. Have really learned from some.
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    WOW Thats Great
    Defib Wheres the Pic with the blood striped cheeks lol? Glad to hear of the success. Was it a big bodied deer? Reason I ask is I seen 1 on a truck this evening that was shot for a doe and was a buck that just broke through the skin. But like i have posted in other post, I have heard (NEVER SEEN LOL) of these so called sharp shooters that shoot the antlers off a buck that has potential to keep other hunters from shooting it because you know that if they were 15 does and a Nice 4 or 6 pointer in view that the buck was going down lol OR he could have just looked at the Boss the wrong way and got his Jaw Jacked lol....Hard to say but Tell your son that GT said CONGRATS and a BIG thumbs up....That's AWESOME...Oh Yeah Happy Birthday as well.
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    Doe buck
    Shot a doe 4 years ago and same thing. Went to retrive it and found both antlers broke off about half inch up from skull. We also shot a buck or two in same area with scars and antler tines broke off. Bucks fighting, bullets, auto accidents, who knows. Congratulations on the first kill. Wishing you many more.
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    Body size
    This was a fairly good size body deer. Something else about the horns. They were not that big around. I have seen smaller deer with bigger horns as far as diameter goes.
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    Buck/doe
    I've never shot one like this but have seen bucks being run by dogs come by me and an antler was broken off at the skull from running into a tree I guess. I could see it in my scope!
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