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Big Sky
11-29-2011, 11:22 AM
With it being the second to last day my wife and I decided to try my honey hole and once again it produced. He was way better than I expected and I couldn’t be happier. Also thanks to my wife for helping pack him out in one trip.20522053

Drhorsepower
11-29-2011, 11:27 AM
Good buck. Do yourself it hunt! Velvet this time of year?

Big Sky
11-29-2011, 11:37 AM
Yea, we saw 4 bucks all day and 2 were in velvet.

Drhorsepower
11-29-2011, 11:50 AM
What time of year? That's interesting. I wonder if because of location.

Big Sky
11-29-2011, 12:00 PM
He was shot November 26 2011. He was a stag. We didnt even know that when we shot I just saw that he had a good frame and it was the second to last day of the season.

Drhorsepower
11-29-2011, 12:04 PM
He was shot November 26 2011. He was a stag. We didnt even know that when we shot I just saw that he had a good frame and it was the second to last day of the season.

Heck yeah great buck! Def a shooter congrats.

Big Sky
11-29-2011, 12:10 PM
Thanks. I have another buck on the wall with nearly the exact same cheaters, but no velvet, that i shot 5 years ago about a half mile from this guy.

dhershberger
11-29-2011, 12:25 PM
Great buck, I like the multiple cheaters!

MT Muley
11-29-2011, 01:32 PM
That's the 4th stag buck I have seen shot this year in Montana. Seems to be a lot roaming around these days. Nice buck!

jay
11-29-2011, 01:43 PM
you don't see that everyday! great job and here's to one h*ll of a buck, congrats!

fatkid
11-29-2011, 06:59 PM
great looking buck. and gotta congradulate you on the DIY I gotta ask is it a common thing to still have buck in velvet ? I was told if a buck looses or damages his testicals that he will stay in velvet all year round

BigSurArcher
11-30-2011, 12:32 AM
Nice buck!

I'm gonna have to quote another member on this on: "What's DYI stand for? Do Yourself In?!"

Bitterroot Bulls
11-30-2011, 07:47 AM
Nice buck!

I'm gonna have to quote another member on this on: "What's DYI stand for? Do Yourself In?!"

Hey BSA!

Write your own copy!

;)

Drhorsepower
11-30-2011, 08:45 AM
Nice buck!

I'm gonna have to quote another member on this on: "What's DYI stand for? Do Yourself In?!"

Lol. Check out the first post. Doesnt change the fact that this 16 year old killed a bomber buck! Hopefully not his last either.

Big Sky
11-30-2011, 10:12 AM
No there is no secret to the DYI I just got my fingers crossed while typing.

fatkid No it isnt common for them to be in velvet this time of year. To my under standing they keep their velvet when they are missing their testicles and do not produce any testosterone that tells them when they need to shed the velvet and become a man.

Pronghorn73
11-30-2011, 01:03 PM
That's the 4th stag buck I have seen shot this year in Montana. Seems to be a lot roaming around these days. Nice buck!

In the last few years I have heard of several stag bucks taken here in S.E. Idaho.......wonder why? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Big Sky, very nice buck congrats!

NDHunter
11-30-2011, 07:02 PM
Wow, great buck. Congrats!

sjsmallfield
12-01-2011, 02:26 PM
Cool looking buck. Congrats!

Ikeepitcold
12-01-2011, 09:15 PM
The bases are huge on him. I really like the cheaters too. I've found a few stags here in Nv as well lately. I love finding them, they really stick out with the velvet in the snow.

Ikeepitcold
12-01-2011, 09:24 PM
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This is a buck I found last year in Nov. I wish I had a tag and yes they have either been hurt during a fight or somehow lost the testicals. These bucks do not loose the velvet and I think that they do not shed either.
If you look at this deer you can see how short his nose is and he looks like a very young deer. He has a big body to go along with his big rack but his facial structure is that of a immature deer.

Ikeepitcold
12-04-2011, 08:59 PM
There also was another buck with this one also in velvet. Strange that you saw another one in velvet int he same area too.

Big Sky
12-21-2011, 11:43 AM
I had a friend talk to a guide not to far away form where we were and he saw 6 different stags during the season. He said the the buck froze thier testies during the cold winter. Dont know if its true but it could be possible.

Bitterroot Bulls
12-21-2011, 12:28 PM
They froze their balls off?

So that's where that saying came from.

ID_MW
12-21-2011, 01:17 PM
There could be a genetic predisposition in regards to producing testicular defects in your target deer herd; probably a more viable reason than "freezing."

Big Sky
12-21-2011, 03:24 PM
It could verry well be predisposition within the heard. But this is the first year that i have noticed it in the 5 years hunting this piece of ground. That was just a theory that I had heard.

Ikeepitcold
12-21-2011, 09:43 PM
I had a friend talk to a guide not to far away form where we were and he saw 6 different stags during the season. He said the the buck froze thier testies during the cold winter. Dont know if its true but it could be possible.

Really? That actually makes some sense to me. I always thought that a deer loosing their boys due to a fight seemed to be pretty far fetched although I'm sure it does happen.

Poor bucks! That part on Joe Dirt were the dogs nuts are stuck to the porch was the first thing to come to mind! I guess we need to spray their beds with PAM.

Ikeepitcold
12-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Saw another small velvet buck this morning but a few miles away from were the others were. Hmmmmm

brandenbowhunter
01-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Nice deer man..that is cool!