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Got the Mule Deer Buck I was After!
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
StickFlicker 04-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 04-Sep-17
manitou1 04-Sep-17
Shug 04-Sep-17
BULELK1 04-Sep-17
TREESTANDWOLF 04-Sep-17
Sitting Bull 04-Sep-17
steff 04-Sep-17
Trial153 04-Sep-17
WV Mountaineer 04-Sep-17
JW 04-Sep-17
orionsbrother 04-Sep-17
Bowfinatic 04-Sep-17
stick n string 04-Sep-17
deerhaven 04-Sep-17
huntinelk 04-Sep-17
Bigpizzaman 04-Sep-17
jdee 04-Sep-17
creed 04-Sep-17
midwest 04-Sep-17
sticksender 04-Sep-17
Charlie Rehor 04-Sep-17
Hawkeye 04-Sep-17
Zackman 04-Sep-17
kota-man 04-Sep-17
TEmbry 04-Sep-17
t-roy 04-Sep-17
BOWUNTR 04-Sep-17
Pat Lefemine 04-Sep-17
craig@work 04-Sep-17
wild1 04-Sep-17
iceman 04-Sep-17
TravisScott 04-Sep-17
BOHNTR 04-Sep-17
GhostBird 04-Sep-17
elkmtngear 04-Sep-17
Overland 04-Sep-17
Dennis Razza 04-Sep-17
cmbbulldog 04-Sep-17
Heat 04-Sep-17
Medicinemann 04-Sep-17
dkbs 04-Sep-17
axle2axle 04-Sep-17
BigOk 04-Sep-17
StickFlicker 04-Sep-17
T Mac 04-Sep-17
Shawn 04-Sep-17
ground hunter 04-Sep-17
tobinsghost 04-Sep-17
YZF-88 04-Sep-17
bowbender77 04-Sep-17
EmbryOklahoma 04-Sep-17
AZ~Rich 04-Sep-17
JTV 04-Sep-17
BOHNTR 04-Sep-17
hunt forever 04-Sep-17
Scoot 04-Sep-17
BOWUNTR 04-Sep-17
MPN 04-Sep-17
ki-ke 04-Sep-17
wooddamon1 04-Sep-17
trkyslr 04-Sep-17
Bill Obeid 04-Sep-17
Deerplotter 04-Sep-17
Capra 04-Sep-17
StickFlicker 04-Sep-17
varmint101 04-Sep-17
drycreek 04-Sep-17
Native Okie 04-Sep-17
Ironbow 04-Sep-17
pav 04-Sep-17
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SteveB 04-Sep-17
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Buffalo1 04-Sep-17
Dooner 04-Sep-17
LUNG$HOT 05-Sep-17
Knothead 05-Sep-17
TD 05-Sep-17
Bowboy 05-Sep-17
Matt Palmquist 05-Sep-17
Bake 05-Sep-17
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Bill Obeid 06-Sep-17
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The Kid 06-Sep-17
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JohnB 07-Sep-17
dg72a 07-Sep-17
AZBUGLER 07-Sep-17
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bentshaft 07-Sep-17
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
TheSaint 07-Sep-17
BowmanMD 09-Sep-17
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Traveler 22-Sep-17
OFFHNTN 22-Sep-17
From: StickFlicker
04-Sep-17

StickFlicker's embedded Photo
Marvin Zieser's 262 inch (gross) Non-Typical
StickFlicker's embedded Photo
Marvin Zieser's 262 inch (gross) Non-Typical
StickFlicker's embedded Photo
StickFlicker's embedded Photo
I can't describe how happy I am with the Muley buck I was able to take this past week in Arizona on public land. He is an 11 x 8 with a 220+ main frame, 37 inch spread, 30-inch main beams, and he grosses (green) about 262 P&Y!

It is the buck I was after, and I spent seven days hunting specifically for him before finally taking the buck of my lifetime! Many hunters and guides had known of him over the past four years, and he had become a bit of a legend as I understand, having been hunted hard on public ground by bowhunters, rifle hunters and even statewide Raffle and Commissioner Tag holders over the past few years. However, I don’t believe any hunter had ever actually seen him in person (only an occasional trail cam pic, often at night, and his sheds had occasionally been found).

The first person to find the buck, four years ago, was a guide named Tory Brock. Over the past few years he had guided several hunters and at least one auction hunter in hopes of taking the buck, but nobody had managed to even see him. Tory helped me scout for the buck (even though he had never actually seen him in person either). Together we made the decision that I would hunt for him exclusively and on my own for the first half of the season. Then if I couldn’t manage to take him hunting solo, Tory would hunt with me the last 10 days of the season. After telling me the buck’s history as he knew it over the past four years, and sharing some trail camera pics with me, I hunted hard for seven days before finally locating him and sending a perfect shot into his chest (yes with a Rage Hypodermic)! He didn’t go far, and when I walked up to him for the first time he looked SO MUCH BIGGER than I expected. Because his body is so unbelievably huge, his antlers don’t look nearly as big in photos as they do in person. It was the exact opposite of ground shrinkage, and I was thrilled beyond words and thankful when I walked up to him for the first time and saw how truly giant he was! The wealthy auction hunters and raffle hunters, that are permitted to hunt year-round and statewide in Arizona, normally kill these sized bucks before the regular hunting season opens each year. It was nice to see one slip by them and go to a bowhunter that just drew the tag for the regular 21-day season in the random drawing for a change. It took me 13 years to draw this tag, but hopefully I’ll get luckier and not have to wait that long to go again!!

Marvin

From: HUNT MAN
04-Sep-17
Wow. That's all I got ! Hunt

From: manitou1
04-Sep-17
Just wow! Congrats.

From: Shug
04-Sep-17
Congratulations beautiful

From: BULELK1
04-Sep-17
My goodness Marvin!!!!!

What a buck man.

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

04-Sep-17
Great buck! Congrats

From: Sitting Bull
04-Sep-17
That's awesome. Well done. Memories to last a lifetime right there.

From: steff
04-Sep-17
Awesome buck! Congrats!!

From: Trial153
04-Sep-17
Congrats, fantastic

04-Sep-17
Congrats!!! He's a monster. God Bless

From: JW
04-Sep-17
That buck is incredible!!! Congrats!!!

04-Sep-17
Yowza! Congratulations !!

From: Bowfinatic
04-Sep-17
Wow he's incredible nicely done!

04-Sep-17
Congrats!! Buck of a lifetime for sure.

From: deerhaven
04-Sep-17
Congrats!!!! What a cool buck and story to go with it.

From: huntinelk
04-Sep-17
Incredible. Congrats

From: Bigpizzaman
04-Sep-17
Wow!! Congrats Sir!!!!

From: jdee
04-Sep-17
Congrats. Good to see a guy arrow a buck like that without 20 hired hands sitting around it for the trophy pic.

From: creed
04-Sep-17
Congrats Marvin! My buddy Dale had the same hunt. He told me that thing was an absolute monster! Made his 219 buck seem not so big.

From: midwest
04-Sep-17
Wow...congrats!

From: sticksender
04-Sep-17
Congratulations, that thing is a beast......wow!

04-Sep-17
Man o man the many years of waiting to draw that tag paid off. Congrats.

From: Hawkeye
04-Sep-17
Absolutely incredible!!!! Congrats Marvin!

From: Zackman
04-Sep-17
Awesome buck!

From: kota-man
04-Sep-17
Incredible deer. Congrats...

From: TEmbry
04-Sep-17
Absolutely incredible

From: t-roy
04-Sep-17
Unbelievable buck Marvin! Congrats!

How bout some more details on your hunt?

From: BOWUNTR
04-Sep-17
Marvin you sure know how to capitalize on your opportunities. Congratulations buddy. Start building a crate for Omaha!!! Ed F

From: Pat Lefemine
04-Sep-17
That thing is ridiculous

From: craig@work
04-Sep-17
Gorgeous buck!

From: wild1
04-Sep-17
Outstanding!! Well done, congratulations!

From: iceman
04-Sep-17
Holy smokes! Wow. Congratulations.

From: TravisScott
04-Sep-17
Wow! Congratulations!

From: BOHNTR
04-Sep-17
Congratulations, again, Marvin! THAT is true buck of a lifetime.

From: GhostBird
04-Sep-17
Congratulations BIG TIME !!!!!!

We need details on how you located him & how the hunt went down.

From: elkmtngear
04-Sep-17
Just Wow !

Congrats on fulfilling your mission to take that monster, truly amazing.

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Overland
04-Sep-17
Wow. Any chance you will be able to get the sheds from the guys who found them?

From: Dennis Razza
04-Sep-17
Giant! 13 yrs paid off. Congrats!!

From: cmbbulldog
04-Sep-17
Incredible. I too would love a more detailed story. Congrats!

From: Heat
04-Sep-17
Really happy for you Marvin! Worth the wait to see these pics on Bowsite! If anyone "deserves" a buck like this it is definitely you buddy! Great Job!

From: Medicinemann
04-Sep-17
What an animal! Are you going to pull a tooth and have him aged? Are you going to keep the rack in velvet, or have it removed for your mount?

From: dkbs
04-Sep-17
Congrats on a great buck!

From: axle2axle
04-Sep-17
Wow !!! What a stud buck Marvin! Nicely done!

From: BigOk
04-Sep-17
Wow!! Great deer.

From: StickFlicker
04-Sep-17
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I'll try to write more and answer questions later. I'm still finishing cutting up the last of the meat, since the place that I would like to have taken it was closed for the three day weekend... Overland, Ryan Hatch that owns Muley Crazy Magazine bought the complete set of sheds from two years ago, and has them mounted in his office. So, I'd say it's unlikely I'm going to get those. I understand that only one side of last year's sheds were found. Taking a really huge mule deer was something that has been on my bucket list for a while, so I feel absolutely thrilled to have accomplished it! I have to tell you that I was actually much more excited when I walked up on this buck than I was for my once in a lifetime B&C Desert Sheep 8 months ago.

From: T Mac
04-Sep-17
Wow congrats!

From: Shawn
04-Sep-17
SWEET!! Congrats!!! Shawn

04-Sep-17
another WOW good for you

From: tobinsghost
04-Sep-17
Congrats brotha! Way cool!

From: YZF-88
04-Sep-17
Congrats on an epic deer! I really like how he's a non-typical but from the front most points appear inline and the overall frame is a symmetrical box frame.

From: bowbender77
04-Sep-17
Great job Marvin. You da MAN !

04-Sep-17
Absolute giant! Congratulations, Marvin!

How far was your shot?

From: AZ~Rich
04-Sep-17
My God Marvin you sure do make it happen when you get the opportunity. A big congrats on taking such a TOAD! Is that a smile I see? Nicely done my friend.

From: JTV
04-Sep-17
as others have said... WOW !! ... heck of a critter .... Congrats ...

From: BOHNTR
04-Sep-17
Marvin:

Which buck was it (nickname)?

From: hunt forever
04-Sep-17
That's a great animal!!!

From: Scoot
04-Sep-17
Wow that is crazy. Buck of many lifetimes! Huge congrats!

From: BOWUNTR
04-Sep-17
"Congrats on an epic deer! I really like how he's a non-typical but from the front most points appear inline and the overall frame is a symmetrical box frame."

A typical mule deer has only 5 typical points per side. All the other points and "inlines" are abnormal. I don't think the two photos are showing everything this buck has... helluva buck Marvin. Ed F

From: MPN
04-Sep-17
Beautiful buck! Congratulations!

From: ki-ke
04-Sep-17
Like wearing 10 Super Bowl rings!!

Many congrats! Sounds like a great story goes along with this amazing deer. I'm sure we will read about it in a magazine...

From: wooddamon1
04-Sep-17
Holy smokes! Congrats!

From: trkyslr
04-Sep-17
Giant! Congrats!

From: Bill Obeid
04-Sep-17
Sweetness!!

From: Deerplotter
04-Sep-17
Wow! Lifetime Buck there. Congrats

From: Capra
04-Sep-17
Congratulations Marvin! That is what it is all about

From: StickFlicker
04-Sep-17
Creed, Dale is a class guy. I glassed for him for a while, the morning after I took my buck, but I needed to start the long drive home before mine spoiled. I was thrilled the next day when I heard he had taken such a fine buck!

YZF, he is pretty symetrical, considering he's a non-typical. I especially like the "L" shaped point coming off the G-3 that's matched on both sides.

Roy, I'm not sure there was a standard name for him. Tory called him the Salt House Buck, A3 called him Jumper and I called him Ghost, or The Ghost Buck since no hunter had ever actually seen him before.

From: varmint101
04-Sep-17
Whew that's a beauty! Congrats!

From: drycreek
04-Sep-17
Stick, what a beautiful buck ! Congratulations on a job well done. Gonna be hard to top that one...........

From: Native Okie
04-Sep-17
Congrats, Marvin! Thanks for telling a bit of the story.

From: Ironbow
04-Sep-17
Fantastic! What a feeling that must be!

From: pav
04-Sep-17
WOW! Congrats on an incredible muley!

From: Smtn10PT
04-Sep-17
Wow man, congrats on the trophy of many lifetimes!

From: Bowfreak
04-Sep-17
Awesome buck! It's not by chance that Marvin tends to knock down the biggest animal in the area. Wow! Heck of a job closing the deal.

From: SteveB
04-Sep-17
Holy moley!! Well done!

From: ilandhunter
04-Sep-17
Great buck, Congratulations

From: Buffalo1
04-Sep-17
Patience, desire and determination rewarded you. Congrats on a real trophy.

From: Dooner
04-Sep-17
Wow! Just saw this; Congrats! I love hunting big mule deer. Quite an accomplishment, and what an amazing animal.

From: LUNG$HOT
05-Sep-17
Wow! Beautiful buck! Good job.

From: Knothead
05-Sep-17
Congratulations Marvin. Your persistence and mental dedication to do whatever it takes in order to be successful is very commendable. Great Looking deer and certainly a deer of a lifetime. Now it's time to get that elusive Tom turkey with a bow & arrow.

Good luck on all your future endeavors.

From: TD
05-Sep-17
Stickflicker makes a habit out of taking whatever animal he is targeting at the time. Incredible.

Congrats! Looks like you might be shipping another one to P&Y in short order......

05-Sep-17
Heck of an accomplishment! Congratulations!

From: Bowboy
05-Sep-17
What a road. Congrats!

05-Sep-17

From: Bake
05-Sep-17
That thing is awesome! Congrats!

05-Sep-17
Yeesh, what a great buck. What did you take him with?

Congrats on a fine trophy!

From: sitO
05-Sep-17
Incredible specimen, glad you found the "ghost"!

From: njbuck
05-Sep-17
I am speechless, what an absolute amazing animal! A Huge congrats.

From: wilbur
05-Sep-17
OH MY.

Well played Marvin.

From: Ermine
05-Sep-17
Wow what a beast! So cool for you to kill it! And for it to live and make it thru all the hunting for it! That is awesome!!!

05-Sep-17
Those strip bucks can be so hard to hunt. Congrats on persevering and getting it done!

From: bsbowhunter
05-Sep-17
What a toad! Congratulations Marvin! Well done.

05-Sep-17
That's really not bad at all. Quite nice, actually.

From: Mt. man
05-Sep-17
Congrats on a beauty and solo even better!

From: Scar Finga
05-Sep-17
Beautiful Buck!! Absolute Monster for sure, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

From: XbowfromNY
05-Sep-17
Wow, congrats.

From: Bill Obeid
06-Sep-17
Sweetness!!

From: Beav
06-Sep-17
Congrats and way to keep after it!

From: ArrowOne
06-Sep-17
Outstanding hunt. Beautiful buck. Congrats!!! I too would enjoy more details when you get the chance.

From: Pi
06-Sep-17
My hat , and most of my hair, is off to you . Well done .

From: The Kid
06-Sep-17
AMAZING Marvin!!! Congrats!!!

From: buzz mc
06-Sep-17
Holy crap!!! That's the buck that dreams are made of. Congrats and thanks for sharing with us.

From: JohnB
07-Sep-17
Some dream, some get it done, way to go sir!

From: dg72a
07-Sep-17
What an awesome animal! Congrats on your success.

From: AZBUGLER
07-Sep-17
Nicely done Marvin. Good to hear some of the story on this amazing animal!

From: bentshaft
07-Sep-17
Great deer!

From: bentshaft
07-Sep-17
Great deer!

From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17
Excellent buck! I just spent 11 days hunting down there solo. Great job.

From: TheSaint
07-Sep-17
Congrats. That buck is simply outstanding!

From: BowmanMD
09-Sep-17
For those who don't know, Marvin also holds the top spot in the world for archery pronghorn (taken in AZ). Congrats, Marvin, on another amazing trophy. Well-deserved.

From: BowmanMD
09-Sep-17

BowmanMD's Link
Here's a pic. Incredible achievements.

From: Bow9
10-Sep-17
That is one huge deer. And awesome that you waited that long for him. Glad to see like you said that a regular guy like most of us took him. Congrats!

From: Bow9
10-Sep-17
That is one huge deer. And awesome that you waited that long for him. Glad to see like you said that a regular guy like most of us took him. Congrats!

From: Bow9
10-Sep-17
That is one huge deer. And awesome that you waited that long for him. Glad to see like you said that a regular guy like most of us took him. Congrats!

From: Traveler
22-Sep-17
Congrats Marvin!!! Well Done!

From: OFFHNTN
22-Sep-17
AWESOME!!! Congrats on a buck of a lifetime!!!

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