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Buck of a lifetime!
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
BB 22-Nov-19
Bowboy 22-Nov-19
BB 22-Nov-19
BB 22-Nov-19
BB 22-Nov-19
Scoot 22-Nov-19
BB 22-Nov-19
Rut Nut 22-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 22-Nov-19
GhostBird 22-Nov-19
Grubby 22-Nov-19
BGbasbhat 22-Nov-19
cnelk 22-Nov-19
Shiras42 22-Nov-19
RK 22-Nov-19
elkmtngear 22-Nov-19
Brotsky 22-Nov-19
Treeline 22-Nov-19
TrapperKayak 22-Nov-19
smarba 22-Nov-19
LUNG$HOT 22-Nov-19
IdyllwildArcher 22-Nov-19
stealthycat 22-Nov-19
SlipShot 22-Nov-19
wildwilderness 22-Nov-19
rooster 22-Nov-19
Pat Lefemine 22-Nov-19
buckeye 22-Nov-19
Bowfinatic 22-Nov-19
midwest 22-Nov-19
ki-ke 22-Nov-19
axle2axle 22-Nov-19
Grey Ghost 22-Nov-19
goelk 22-Nov-19
BB 22-Nov-19
Charlie Rehor 22-Nov-19
Will 22-Nov-19
Surfbow 22-Nov-19
BullBuster 22-Nov-19
lewis 22-Nov-19
KSJHawk 22-Nov-19
Dale06 22-Nov-19
Dale06 22-Nov-19
huntnmuleys 22-Nov-19
Norseman 22-Nov-19
'Ike' (Phone) 22-Nov-19
bowhunter24 22-Nov-19
Rupe 22-Nov-19
bentshaft 22-Nov-19
wifishkiller 22-Nov-19
Inshart 23-Nov-19
elmer@laptop 23-Nov-19
Jaquomo 24-Nov-19
Mule Power 24-Nov-19
Ermine 27-Nov-19
From: BB
22-Nov-19

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Last week I was fortunate to take a few photos of this outstanding buck. I am guessing he was about 40 inches wide and would score over 230. What's your take on his width and score.

Anyway I hope you mule deer lovers can enjoy him a fraction of what I did.

Have a great bowhunt. BB

From: Bowboy
22-Nov-19
Big enough! Thanks for sharing!

From: BB
22-Nov-19

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22-Nov-19

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22-Nov-19

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From: Scoot
22-Nov-19
Awesome- thanks for sharing, Bill! Looking at that second picture, he sure has a homely face, considering he has such a pretty rack!

From: BB
22-Nov-19

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Have a great bowhunt. BB

From: Rut Nut
22-Nov-19
WOW! Is he a UTAH buck?

From: Grey Ghost
22-Nov-19
Holy HOG!!!

Ear to ear width is usually about 22" on a mule deer, so I think your 40" estimate is pretty close. Main frame 220" with 16" of extras. I have him at 236" gross.

Could you PM me the GPS coordinates of his location? ;-)

Matt

From: GhostBird
22-Nov-19
Great photos Bill... thanks for sharing.

From: Grubby
22-Nov-19
Wow! Good to see a few BB pics!!!

I can’t even imagine seeing him on the skyline!

From: BGbasbhat
22-Nov-19
Geez. After that buck, why even try to shoot (bow/gun/cam) anything else?

From: cnelk
22-Nov-19
Awesome photography as usual! Notice how his ears arent tore up? Nobody even spars with that guy, or ever has.

From: Shiras42
22-Nov-19
What an awesome buck and great photos. I have him at about 36" inside spread and pushing 40" outside, but I am FAR from any kind of expert.

From: RK
22-Nov-19
BB

Incredible photo incredible animal

From: elkmtngear
22-Nov-19
"The Emperor" !

From: Brotsky
22-Nov-19
There are no words.....Beautiful photos Bill!

From: Treeline
22-Nov-19
Glad to see you getting out and about and still finding such awesome critters!

Incredible and amazing buck.

Thinking that his ear width will be over 22”, probably 24”-25”. On big, older mule deer they tend to be a bit more tip to tip.

Outside spread @ 40-42”

Inside spread at 30-32”.

Gross score 240-245”.

Would love to catch up to one like that with my long bow!!

Thanks for sharing such an amazing set of pictures, Bill!

From: TrapperKayak
22-Nov-19
Beautiful animal, no wonder he lives in open country! He must have one tough neck to hold that up all the time. I've seen one similar in MT, but not as wide or quite as heavy. Very large with many stickers though. In fact, I let my buddy take first shot at it (it was 16 below 0 that day) and his rifle fired a squib, bullet dropped about 10 ft from the barrel. Buck vanished. This one reminds me of that. I gifted it right back to nature.

From: smarba
22-Nov-19
Phenomenal BB! Thx for sharing.

From: LUNG$HOT
22-Nov-19
Wow! Amazing buck! Beautiful photos as always. Thanks for sharing Bill!

22-Nov-19
Incredible buck. Good to hear from you Bill. Thanks for posting.

From: stealthycat
22-Nov-19
is he the biggest you think you've ever taken pictures of ?

From: SlipShot
22-Nov-19
As always thinks for sharing!

22-Nov-19
Great to see the full potential of a deer. Pretty sure it’s virtually un-huntable (auction tag maybe?) The real question is it somewhere Shed hunting is allowed.

From: rooster
22-Nov-19
Awesome creature, thanks for sharing.

From: Pat Lefemine
22-Nov-19
Those photos are just spectaculor Bill! Just when I think they can't get any better you just keep raising the bar. Amazing!!

From: buckeye
22-Nov-19
Beautiful BB! What an animal!

22-Nov-19
Breathtaking photo and jaw dropper dream buck I would guess 240s as well

From: midwest
22-Nov-19
Outstanding Bill!

From: ki-ke
22-Nov-19
Amazing photography and a spectacular animal!! Thankful that you post your pics!

Cnelk....I thought the same thing regarding his ears! That big ol' drop tine should have torn that ear to shreds..... he gets the bow from the other bucks, no doubt. Once in a lifetime is right!

From: axle2axle
22-Nov-19
Dang...that's a beautiful buck! What dreams are made of. Kevin

From: Grey Ghost
22-Nov-19
Treeline,

I've been blessed to kill more than my share of old mulies, and I do my own taxidermy work. I've never seen one with more than 22" ear tip to ear tip. If you have an example of one with more than that, please post a pic of it. Thanks.

Matt

From: goelk
22-Nov-19
Holy Smokez

From: BB
22-Nov-19

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And yes that's the largest buck I have ever photographed. I have seen a few bigger way back when mule deer were abundant, but he's the largest I have ever shuttered my camera on.

On a side note, I have worked out a special "Xmas offer with who I feel is the best printer. I am offering 20 canvas photos of him size 16x20 which normally run $225.00 for $185.00 shipped to your door. It would make a great gift for years to come, or a good stocking suffer for you man cave. If interested email me at buglinbilly@comcast.net

Have a great bow hunt. BB

22-Nov-19
U da man!

From: Will
22-Nov-19
Amazing shots of an amazing animal!

From: Surfbow
22-Nov-19
Great pics Bill!

From: BullBuster
22-Nov-19
I’d put him at 38” outside and agree 230+ gross. Super stud

From: lewis
22-Nov-19
BB thanks so much for sharing great pictures job very well done as usual Lewis

From: KSJHawk
22-Nov-19
Amazing pictures and thank you for posting. Will you share a little of the backstory? It looks like you had multiple encounters with him. How long have you been photographing him? How has this buck made it through the season so far, is this a refuge area? Thanks again.

From: Dale06
22-Nov-19
I’m not an “inches” hunter. But that is a stud. Hope you get him.

From: Dale06
22-Nov-19
I’m not an “inches” hunter. But that is a stud. Hope you get him.

From: huntnmuleys
22-Nov-19
Outstanding photos!!

From: Norseman
22-Nov-19
Awesome buck. Thanks for sharing

Now get to working with the Wyoming elk hunt story with Cody! :)

22-Nov-19
Great shots Bill...

From: bowhunter24
22-Nov-19
Bill I had hoped you were selling your calendar again this year and he would have made a great Dec model! Looking at your Nov 2019 mulie now! Thanks!

From: Rupe
22-Nov-19
Amazing God’s creation

From: bentshaft
22-Nov-19
Great deer and great photography as usual. Thanks.

From: wifishkiller
22-Nov-19

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Man I love that buck, about 10 years ago I was able to get his buddy!

From: Inshart
23-Nov-19
WOW, as others have said, nice to see you post pics again. Thanks, Bob

From: elmer@laptop
23-Nov-19
Wow...what a brute!

From: Jaquomo
24-Nov-19
Great to see you back, Bill! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us. We miss you!

From: Mule Power
24-Nov-19
Can you get a license to hunt that area Bill? Or is he so big because tags are hard to draw? If I could hunt a buck like that I’d put my elk tag in the paper shredder and quit my job! Wow!

From: Ermine
27-Nov-19
wow what a buck! Man he is cool

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