Band of Bucks II

Jim Boyd

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Those are awesome deer - and MOST excellent photos!

Love 'em!
 

UGATurkey

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My wife just looked at me like I lost my mind when I got excited to see this thread! I have come to enjoy watching your bucks grow. Thanks so much!
 
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Echo

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Those are awesome deer - and MOST excellent photos!

Love 'em!
Thank you, Jim! I guess the good rains this summer coupled with the bumper mast crop from last Fall has these bucks in tip-top shape because I don't know when I've seen a healthier looking bunch around here. I've also noticed a huge number of fawns this year which is good to see as well.

My wife just looked at me like I lost my mind when I got excited to see this thread! I have come to enjoy watching your bucks grow. Thanks so much!
You're welcome, buddy and I'm glad that you're enjoying the threads! There is a bunch of bucks to watch this year, that's for sure.

These guys just come in and eat everything in sight!

Here's a couple of more - seems the daytime pics are always better.
 

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antharper

“Well Rounded Outdoorsman”
Goodness is all I can say , if all of those hang around it's gonna be very interesting the next couple months !!!
 
I think I recognize that house in the first set of photos. I guess it's time to start knocking on doors for permission ;) I kid of course.
 

Gut_Pile

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Excellent. I would venture to say probably your best crop of mature bucks you've had if my memory is correct.
 
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Echo

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Goodness is all I can say , if all of those hang around it's gonna be very interesting the next couple months !!!
It sure will, antharper. This particular group seems to ramble a lot and it's unpredictable when they'll be back. We know they're here when the yard is suddenly absolutely full of antlers. :bounce:

I think I recognize that house in the first set of photos. I guess it's time to start knocking on doors for permission ;) I kid of course.
Yeah shoot, I hear you Fever. It'd be some good hunting if you could get it!

Unreal Echo, always enjoy these threads. Great photos. :cheers:
Keep checking in, Johnson. They'll be shedding velvet before you know it!

Excellent. I would venture to say probably your best crop of mature bucks you've had if my memory is correct.
I think you're right, Gut Pile. They're making quite the impression on me and I've seen a few up close before. I also think most of those bucks in the big group yesterday are three years old or younger.....maybe one four year old in the bunch.

Spoiler alert : I've seen a very, very big heavy 8-point in the general area on several occasions but I don't have any pics or other proof that he's paid us a visit yet. Given where he's hanging out though I don't think it will be long before I get some pics of him.
 
Looking fine with some full bodied healthy whitetails.

Lots of fun following your neighborhood updates.

Appreciate it, Sir.

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Hey Ernie good to see your band of bucks again. I started getting ready for this season about two weeks ago and been meaning to check on your bucks every since. I have also seen lots of daytime movement and fawns this year. Good luck to you this year and I'll be tuning in for sure!!!
 
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Echo

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Hey Ernie good to see your band of bucks again. I started getting ready for this season about two weeks ago and been meaning to check on your bucks every since. I have also seen lots of daytime movement and fawns this year. Good luck to you this year and I'll be tuning in for sure!!!
Thanks Strickland and it's good to hear from you again! I'm not sure what's up with the increased daylight movement this year but if it continues into the fall it should be an interesting season for sure.

I'm still waiting on the full grown 8 point that I mentioned earlier to show up but I'm still seeing a good amount of activity otherwise. Killer is going to need a strong neck to tote that big six point rack around this year!
 

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MFOSTER

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Great pics Ernie your pics really put a meaning to all the stories I hear of those small coastal deer with those tiny racks.
 

antharper

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That last picture is awesome , hope that big 8 u are talking about comes around , who knows he may be one of your old friends
 
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Echo

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Amazing pictures as always Echo, thank you for sharing. You're right about Killer, those brow tines are incredible!! :cool::cool:
I'm glad you liked them, David and yes Killer has the best brows of the bunch.

Great pics Ernie your pics really put a meaning to all the stories I hear of those small coastal deer with those tiny racks.
Thanks, MFOSTER! Well, there are always exceptions to the rule..:D
It's true that you won't see many coastal bucks winning the truck buck weeks (if any) but we still have some good looking deer. Those 125-130 class racks can look really big on a 135 lb. buck

That last picture is awesome , hope that big 8 u are talking about comes around , who knows he may be one of your old friends
Thanks, antharper. I'm pretty sure that I know the big eight. I don't know where he's hanging out at the moment though. He'll show about velvet shedding time if history is any guide.

Here's another pic with two year old Slick in the foreground - he likes to pose for close ups it seems. That's Killer with his head down and also a seven point that often runs with them.
 

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Echo

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Beautiful place u call home !
Thanks guys, it is a nice place and we like it here. I'd like to see the fairway planted to millet and corn but other than that I can't complain much.

Had a pretty good turnout yesterday that's really got me looking forward to velvet shedding time - which won't be long. Unless some new bucks show up the next pics will be of some slicked out or velvet-hanging bucks.
 

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