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Ikeepitcold
10-09-2012, 08:12 PM
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A few pics of where we were hunting. Lizard came out to chill with me. Or I guess it's warm up

Ikeepitcold
10-09-2012, 08:18 PM
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This is the dink we got. A crap ton of hunters and low deer numbers and we packed out the best buck we could find in 5 days of hunting and a 5 mile pack out. All and all it's better then a day at work. We kept a positive attitude and kept our spirits high while we were on the pack out. I did find 2 separate Mt Lion tracks wich was cool. Meat for the freezer, good memories, and a perfect cape for the taxi to use for someone else. All in all a success.

packer58
10-09-2012, 08:58 PM
Awesome looking country....sounds like you had a good time so what the hell.

Ikeepitcold
10-09-2012, 09:13 PM
Ya the country is awesome. We had a good time. Just disappointing to have had such a great honey hole for years turn into crap. On the up side it's always cool to find a new honey hole for a few years and then come back. Maybe it will be back to the way it was. Thanx!

tdub24
10-10-2012, 06:32 AM
Congratulations IKIC, good buck for the conditions. Here's to hoping NDOW recognize their mistake and your honey hole once again is flourishing with too many bucks to count! Nice pictures too, thanks for sharing.

hardstalk
10-10-2012, 07:26 AM
Congrats ikic. Hopefully he left you with some meat for all your help. As for your spot. Nothing gold can stay pony boy!! Thats the fun of being a hunter. Adapt overcome. Time for a new unexplored basin with resident deer that have never seen a human!

Kevin Root
10-10-2012, 08:03 AM
Looks like you had a fun hunt and you have some more good memories Ikeepitcold. Congratulations!

Shaun
10-10-2012, 08:35 AM
Congrats on a nice buck

Rock 2.0
10-10-2012, 08:42 AM
Nothing wrong with that buck, good job IKIC, way to stick with it in tough conditions!

dhershberger
10-10-2012, 10:13 AM
Way to go! Thats public land for ya.

Ikeepitcold
10-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Way to go! Thats public land for ya.

Ya no doubt. NDOW doubled tags this year and with only two mountain ranges to hunt it was crowded. I will say we did better then most.

hardstalk
10-10-2012, 10:44 AM
The sad part is its slim pickins now. And the late seasons have yet to begin. Hopefully they know what there doing with the tag increases...

Ikeepitcold
10-10-2012, 02:05 PM
The sad part is its slim pickins now. And the late seasons have yet to begin. Hopefully they know what there doing with the tag increases...

I don't know how they can think that this increase in tags can be good for the deer quality. But I am with you I hope they don't screw the trophy quality by this. I hope they know what they are doing too.

hardstalk
10-10-2012, 02:30 PM
I keep gettin emails and texts of spikes and forkies. We may not feel the effects of what they did as far as tag numbers next year. But give it a few years and were going to be searching high and low for quality deer.

And lets hope this winter is as mild as last year. The last thing we need is a harsh one. It will be the straw to break the camels back.

Ikeepitcold
10-10-2012, 02:43 PM
I keep gettin emails and texts of spikes and forkies. We may not feel the effects of what they did as far as tag numbers next year. But give it a few years and were going to be searching high and low for quality deer.

And lets hope this winter is as mild as last year. The last thing we need is a harsh one. It will be the straw to break the camels back.

Ya no kidding! Could you imagine what would happen if we had a bad winter?! I bet NDOW would shit their pants!

ORBucksBullsBears5
10-10-2012, 02:54 PM
Congrats on the buck! A buddy and I were there in august hunting and my buddy said the size and numbers of the deer were down from2 years ago when he was there. My buddy ended up getting his and I shot over mine. People in town said it was way dryer than usual. Anyways way to make the most of it and at least you have some meat in the freezer!!

velvetfvr
10-10-2012, 07:30 PM
Congrats, I have only found 2 decent 160+ class bucks this year.


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NVBird'n'Big
10-10-2012, 07:41 PM
congrats! +1 to lack of quality bucks this year. I experienced it in August and can't count the number of stories I have heard from close friends this week about how tough it has been this year.

nvarcher
10-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Wade will give you a free Euro mount if you give him the cape!

Ikeepitcold
10-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Wade will give you a free Euro mount if you give him the cape!

I know. We dropped it off to Wade this morning. Jeff the guy that killed the buck decided to have him mounted and put him in his office at work. He was going to give Wade the cape but changed his mind. Wade pays good money for high quality NV Capes too.

Muleys 24/7
10-10-2012, 09:30 PM
A Dink? That's a respectible buck in my book.........not a record book buck but still nice! Glad to see you guys had a good time and filled a tag. Congrats to your buddy.

Ikeepitcold
10-10-2012, 09:37 PM
A Dink? That's a respectible buck in my book.........not a record book buck but still nice! Glad to see you guys had a good time and filled a tag. Congrats to your buddy.

Thanks. Well it's a dink for the deer that were in that area. It's a mid 140's buck. I'm not making him out to be a crappy deer. He is very tall and to be honest he looks real cool and has a lot of great features. My only issue is he's only 3 1/2 years and could have been a record book deer if he was able to grow to maturity. I would have gone home without a deer but it wasn't my call. Jeff hasn't had a tag in a few years and hasn't had meat in the freezer either so he wanted to take a buck so he did.

jay
10-10-2012, 10:34 PM
great buck either way you cut the cake. Better to fill your freezer cause theres no doubt the next guy wouldn't have passed on him. Good job guys!

Ikeepitcold
10-11-2012, 12:03 AM
great buck either way you cut the cake. Better to fill your freezer cause theres no doubt the next guy wouldn't have passed on him. Good job guys!

That's for sure. All the guys I saw that had taken deer they all were forkys and spikes

nvarcher
10-11-2012, 08:59 AM
I know. We dropped it off to Wade this morning. Jeff the guy that killed the buck decided to have him mounted and put him in his office at work. He was going to give Wade the cape but changed his mind. Wade pays good money for high quality NV Capes too.

Ya all the extra capes we get we give to him and he usually gives us about 100 to 150 off of our mounts for them


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Musket Man
10-11-2012, 12:43 PM
Nice buck for the conditions! But I agree he would a been a monster in a few years

Ikeepitcold
10-11-2012, 01:53 PM
Ya all the extra capes we get we give to him and he usually gives us about 100 to 150 off of our mounts for them


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The area we hunt have huge deer. This buck is a 3 1/2 year old and has a 20" neck!!! Wade wants any cape we can get from our area. He called me today and said the biggest body deer are comming from this area and the capes are amazing in silver tipped colors.

sjsmallfield
10-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Glad to see you guys stuck with it. Congrats to your friend on his buck.