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packmule
03-16-2013, 09:52 AM
I couldn't have been more proud of her on this hunt. We had found a group of 3 bucks well away from any other concentration of deer and I'd never even looked hard at this one bc of his profile being short compared to the other 2 bucks. As luck would have it, snow fell and the deer split and this one stayed where the group had been. I had never gotten a head on view of the buck until then and called him as a deer that would be flirting with 30" on outside spread. Gut check time came and because of how the deer was positioned and the number of does with him scattered across the ridge we couldn't get too close to him. The goal was to get under the 400yd mark and make it happen and we managed to make it to 378 before he had us pegged and started working his way to the top. One shot from the 270wsm and 40yds later made it a done deal. He was a big bodied buck, won't score well, but went 30.25" across at his 4s.



http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g328/newbie936/1320171196.jpg

RUTTIN
03-16-2013, 11:00 AM
Good looking buck, congrats to your wife.

HeartElk1
03-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Nice buck and a cool looking setting. Great memories for you both!!

Muleys 24/7
03-16-2013, 11:33 AM
Really nice! How wide is it?

Natree81
03-16-2013, 11:39 AM
Nice! What state?

bigmoose
03-16-2013, 01:34 PM
Awesome buck! Congrats to your wife! I'm still looking for my first 30 incher and I've been hunting Muleys for 50 years!

Moose

packmule
03-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Picked up the mount today & IS is only 26.5, outside has dropped to 30 1/8"...


Shot in Colorado.

bigmoose
03-16-2013, 06:37 PM
Picked up the mount today & IS is only 26.5, outside has dropped to 30 1/8"...


Shot in Colorado.

Waiting for the photo....hope she likes it!

sjsmallfield
03-16-2013, 07:34 PM
Love the shape of that buck. Awesome pick with the backdrop. Congrats to your wife.

packmule
03-16-2013, 10:04 PM
Waiting for the photo....hope she likes it!



I really should have taken a pic at the taxidermist's shop of it hung up. It'll take a while to get good pics of the mount bc he's on the floor waiting for a place to get hung up. I've got to make room somewhere for 3 new shoulder mounts to go that I picked up today.

Ikeepitcold
03-16-2013, 10:19 PM
Wow great buck! I so know how you feel. I was so happy when my wife filled her first Muley tag and antelope tag. Great job helping her have a successful hunt!

packmule
03-19-2013, 12:37 PM
I was so pumped when I saw her connect. Very comparable to watching kids shoot their firsts.