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Posted: 11/15/2012 1:35:49 AM EST
Got up 4am had coffee went out to Stafford State land , had my climber on my back, got up in the tree @ 5:50 with my Ithaca 87 and sat there till 6:08 when it's legal shooting.
I looked and saw a deer about 70 yards but not a clean shot so figured it might turn in a circle and come back.

Sure as shit it came back and at 60 yards while on the move I raised my shotgun aimed the 2.5 power scope towards him and yelled "hey" that gave me .05 seconds to put the cross hairs on him and next thing I saw was a big flash in my scope at 6:24 am. The shot appeared to flip the deer and dropped right there.

When I walked over this is what I found.

That reads 193 lbs.

Not bad for state land opening day!

Took three of us 4 hours to drag and 4 to lift into my truck.

Full sholder mount for sure!
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 2:59:56 AM EST
Awesome, congrats! I heard plenty of shooting yesterday but didn't see a thing. Going back again tomorrow.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 9:07:20 AM EST
Oh, yeah, who are you having do the taxidermy work?
(not that I'll ever shoot one that qualifies as a trophy)
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 9:20:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/15/2012 9:21:16 AM EST by inGobwetrust]
Originally Posted By har1340:
Got up 4am had coffee went out to Stafford State land , had my climber on my back, got up in the tree @ 5:50 with my Ithaca 87 and sat there till 6:08 when it's legal shooting.
I looked and saw a deer about 70 yards but not a clean shot so figured it might turn in a circle and come back.

Sure as shit it came back and at 60 yards while on the move I raised my shotgun aimed the 2.5 power scope towards him and yelled "hey" that gave me .05 seconds to put the cross hairs on him and next thing I saw was a big flash in my scope at 6:24 am. The shot appeared to flip the deer and dropped right there.

When I walked over this is what I found.

Not bad for state land opening day!

Took three of us 4 hours to drag and 4 to lift into my truck.

Full sholder mount for sure!
ï

Not bad for anywhere, any time!
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 9:58:27 AM EST
Congrats, thats a fine looking buck!!!
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:19:20 PM EST
Very nice deer
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 2:28:18 PM EST
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 3:49:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...


120 is a good number if it still has spots!!*tsk tsk*

Father and law had one hanging in his barn 2 years back i could barely touch his back ankles being flat footed and im 6'5". I believe dressed was over 210. That thing was a big buck. There are definately big bucks in ct, they just arent a dime a dozen like down south.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 4:25:45 PM EST
You walked over and he was already field dressed?!?!?!?!

Awesome buck, congrats.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 9:43:17 AM EST
big fuckin deer, congrats.

need better pics though if you got um
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 2:27:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...


It's been eating out of my garbage cans
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 4:29:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2012 4:30:39 PM EST by Firefoxammo]
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...



LOL, CT Is know for quality bucks... Both on private and state land... Not uncommon to see 175-220 dressed...

Congrats on deer by the way... He's nice and mature... He has eluded hunters for a long time. I say 5-7 years old? I took a small one opening day...

Link Posted: 11/16/2012 4:54:46 PM EST
and whats the spread? as well as antler circumfrence?
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 6:17:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2012 6:17:45 PM EST by inGobwetrust]
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...


120 is a good number if it still has spots!!*tsk tsk*

Father and law had one hanging in his barn 2 years back i could barely touch his back ankles being flat footed and im 6'5". I believe dressed was over 210. That thing was a big buck. There are definately big bucks in ct, they just arent a dime a dozen like down south.


Deer are bigger in the North. Big racks might be more common in the South but body weight is generally bigger the further North you go.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 6:26:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By inGobwetrust:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...


120 is a good number if it still has spots!!*tsk tsk*

Father and law had one hanging in his barn 2 years back i could barely touch his back ankles being flat footed and im 6'5". I believe dressed was over 210. That thing was a big buck. There are definately big bucks in ct, they just arent a dime a dozen like down south.


Deer are bigger in the North. Big racks might be more common in the South but body weight is generally bigger the further North you go.


Bah!
I once shot a six thousand Pound deer!!!!
Had 54 antlers, he did!
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 6:51:34 PM EST
Nice, stew and sausage at your place...
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 2:10:17 AM EST
Thanks everyone for the positive comments.

23 years of hunting here in CT, several does, several 4-5 pointers but never something like this. Best part about hunting to me, you can spend time in the woods not see anything, get home and say wow what a great time I had!

Not sure how to take measurements of the rack, might Google that

other pics...



BFD!
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 10:35:41 AM EST
HOLY CRAP
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 4:32:32 PM EST
Yeah, that's big! Nice Job
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 6:15:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By nutter:
Originally Posted By inGobwetrust:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...


120 is a good number if it still has spots!!*tsk tsk*

Father and law had one hanging in his barn 2 years back i could barely touch his back ankles being flat footed and im 6'5". I believe dressed was over 210. That thing was a big buck. There are definately big bucks in ct, they just arent a dime a dozen like down south.


Deer are bigger in the North. Big racks might be more common in the South but body weight is generally bigger the further North you go.


Bah!
I once shot a six thousand Pound deer!!!!
Had 54 antlers, he did!


Nutter, i found your deer!

Link Posted: 11/18/2012 6:16:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By har1340:
Thanks everyone for the positive comments.

23 years of hunting here in CT, several does, several 4-5 pointers but never something like this. Best part about hunting to me, you can spend time in the woods not see anything, get home and say wow what a great time I had!

Not sure how to take measurements of the rack, might Google that

other pics...
http://i47.tinypic.com/jru0e8.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/mujzq1.jpg

BFD!


NICE buck!!! Thats one story you wont forget
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:47:54 AM EST
Beauty!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:25:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By nutter:
Originally Posted By inGobwetrust:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Originally Posted By cavgunner:
WTF 190 lbs? IN CT!!!????

THats dressed out?

That is a very good sized deer for CT.

I always thought 120 was a good number here, but shiiiit...


120 is a good number if it still has spots!!*tsk tsk*

Father and law had one hanging in his barn 2 years back i could barely touch his back ankles being flat footed and im 6'5". I believe dressed was over 210. That thing was a big buck. There are definately big bucks in ct, they just arent a dime a dozen like down south.


Deer are bigger in the North. Big racks might be more common in the South but body weight is generally bigger the further North you go.


Bah!
I once shot a six thousand Pound deer!!!!
Had 54 antlers, he did!


Nutter, i found your deer!
http://fieldandstream.blogs.com/news/images/photoshop.jpg




Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:41:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
Congrats, thats a fine looking buck!!!


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