Deer Profile

Points: 10 Age: Believe 5.5 Score: 150 Inside Spread: 18.5 Basal Circumference:
L   R n/a
Main Beam:
L   R n/a
Date: 11/25/2017 Time: 06:35
Ranch: n/a County: Frio Fence: Low Fence Field Dressed Weight: Temperature: 45-50 degrees Moon: Hunter Name: Matt Squire Submitted Date: 10/5/2019


Here's the Story:

Was late getting out of bed that morning and had an hour drive to my family’s ranch. I was speeding to get there and got a ticket from DPS about 10 miles from my place. Sun was already coming up by the time I got to my place and into the stand. Had very little hope of seeing anything at that point. Less than 30 minutes later the #1 buck on our hit list, that we’ve been watching the three prior years shows up to the feeder. He gets spooked by something and starts trotting off. I grunt and catch his attention and get him to pause just long enough for a shot at around 70 yards. I hear him crash down, but didn’t see him fall. When I get down to look for him I can’t find him after looking for about 20-30 minutes. I’m heart broken because I had just missed this Buck a week earlier at about 300 yards at another feeder setup from this same stand, a shot I’m very good at, but buck fever is real. So at this point I think I’ve missed again and my scope must be off after two misses. I’m defeated...I keep looking and happen to some broken cactus about 50 yards from where I shot him and walk over and he had crashed into when he died. I can’t express the amount of happiness that came over me when I caught a glimpse of his horns in the cactus. When I missed that 300 yard shot a week earlier it startled him and he ran into my feeder hard in the commotion. Turns out that broke his nose, which I discovered after finally getting my hands on him. My morning was quite the roller coaster ride of emotions from complete frustration over that speeding ticket, to excitement when I see him show up and get a shot off, to frustration that I thought I missed him twice, to joy when I got my hands on him and I could careless about the speeding ticket. The year before this buck was a mainframe 10 with a split right G2 making him an 11 pt. He didn’t have near as much mass. He lost his split G2, but picked up a lot more mass and picked up some length in his brows and curvature and his left brow became bladed. Couldn’t have been happier with the decision to let him walk another year.