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Target Buck is DEAD and Scored! 210 3/8!
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
wytex 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
Milhouse 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
Shuteye 07-Dec-20
RIT 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
Ucsdryder 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
sitO 07-Dec-20
wilbur 07-Dec-20
BigOk 07-Dec-20
ElkNut1 07-Dec-20
Teeton 07-Dec-20
Kodiak 07-Dec-20
Drnaln 07-Dec-20
Norseman 07-Dec-20
molsonarcher 07-Dec-20
Scoot 07-Dec-20
Bou'bound 07-Dec-20
Milhouse 07-Dec-20
GhostBird 07-Dec-20
Bowboy 07-Dec-20
Supernaut 07-Dec-20
njbuck 07-Dec-20
Quinn @work 07-Dec-20
Treeline 07-Dec-20
Catscratch 07-Dec-20
Inshart 07-Dec-20
Pat Lefemine 07-Dec-20
Charlie Rehor 07-Dec-20
LINK 07-Dec-20
BillyD 07-Dec-20
t-roy 07-Dec-20
Drahthaar 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
deerhunter72 07-Dec-20
t-roy 07-Dec-20
INDBowhunter2 07-Dec-20
SteveB 07-Dec-20
LBshooter 07-Dec-20
kota-man 07-Dec-20
12yards 07-Dec-20
Grunt-N-Gobble 07-Dec-20
Zbone 07-Dec-20
BrentC 07-Dec-20
BrentC 07-Dec-20
ki-ke 08-Dec-20
jkirkus 09-Dec-20
Nomad @ work 09-Dec-20
Mudslinger 12-Dec-20
From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
A couple of months ago I made a post about our two target Ohio bucks. Many of you guessed the score and have kept in touch privately so I thought I would make a post to provide an update. Let me begin by saying that it didn't end the way we originally hoped....which was to kill him with a bow. So we just ended the Ohio 7 day gun season and here is a disclaimer....if a shotgun slug kill makes you angry or aren't interested, please stop reading now! If you want to see a BIG Ohio whitetail...read on.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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We knew he was around last year but this year he decided to make his full time home on our small parcel of just under 100 acres. We only have 6 acres of food plot, but where it's located, the bucks just love it. Here he is early in the season on trail cam. To say that we were excitedly is an understatement.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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We had him on camera many times and had him patterned and believed that our best chance was in the early season which began the last saturday in September.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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Here is a trail cam video of him early on......

From: wytex
07-Dec-20
Great buck !

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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And another video.....

From: Milhouse
07-Dec-20
Terrific buck. Absolutely love to see big whitetails, and there is no shame in killing him legally, whatever was used. Congratulations sir!

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
I have owned this acreage for 17 years and we have only taken a handful of bucks over the years and always let younger class bucks walk. Just a few years ago we had a good crop of bucks and right about then EHD came through and we had to start all over again. It was disappointing for sure. The parcel is a total of 97 acres, but positioned perfectly between 2 large parcels who do very little to no hunting and do not allow outsiders on their land. Our little piece is right in the middle of about 1000 acres of prime Ohio fringe and swampy creek bottom.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
Within the first week of archery season my son and I both had him in our sights, but the situation was not quite right. My chance was at 42 yards broadside but right at the end of legal shooting time and his vitals were not crystal clear so I passed believing that I would get a better chance. No way I was going to wound this buck. My son had him in sight twice but not in range. One evening he had the #2 buck at 12 yards, a 180 class older buck, and let him go because this giant was about 50 yards out and he thought he would come in. Sadly, regardless of the hours we invested, we never had another chance and as the rut came on....we had him on camera less and less. The #2 buck has never shown up again after being there regularly for a couple months.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
Sadly, my time hunting had to be cut short as both of my elderly parents contracted covid. Both mid 80s, but fully independent, active and with no underlying conditions. My mother was able to finally get well, but I had to call an ambulance for my father and sadly he did not survive and he died in the hospital, alone. I still cant get my mind around that. We couldn't even be with my mom the night I had to call her to tell her that my dad had passed because she was sick and positive for Covid. It was one of my worst days ever.

From: Shuteye
07-Dec-20
That is a great buck. It has rained so much here I didn't do a lot of early hunting. I only go when it gets cooler. Our shotgun season is on but I don't often use a shotgun. Yesterday I killed a deer, no monster, but I killed it with a 50 cal single shot muzzle loading pistol. Not ashamed of it at all. Now I will do some bow hunting. You won't believe the recoil of a pistol with 100 grains of powder and a 300 grain bullet.

From: RIT
07-Dec-20
On that first video looks like some kind of freak deer also. What county Steve? Can’t wait to see the kill photo.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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14 Point Non-Typical Scoring 210 3/8 Mahoning County Ohio (northeast of the state)
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14 Point Non-Typical Scoring 210 3/8 Mahoning County Ohio (northeast of the state)
I was out helping my mom take care of some important legal matters regarding my dad's passing, but when I got the call went to share in the photos. My son and my grandson carried on and went together on this past wednesday after a few inches of snow. It was the middle of gun season here in Ohio. This was the results of their efforts!

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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How about those brows??? !!!
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How about those brows??? !!!

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
To say he was happy was an understatement! On our small property, with the right neighbors, good solid management, and smart doe harvest and putting in the time, it all came together. The buck of a lifetime to say the least! We dont believe this is an old buck....probably just 4.5, but there was no way to pass him up considering all of the possibilities. Thank God for an amazing harvest during a really bad time for our family! This is me, my son and grandson. 3 generations. Score sheet next.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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Scored green of course, by a certified scorer...of course unofficial until after it dries 60 days. Not sure how many inches it will lose.

From: Ucsdryder
07-Dec-20
Wowzers. Great buck, love the pictures too! Is that 3 generations?

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20

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210 3/8 Who cares about net.....I think a buck should get credit for every inch on its head.
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210 3/8 Who cares about net.....I think a buck should get credit for every inch on its head.
Thanks for reading along. So thankful and glad that our efforts have finally paid off.

From: sitO
07-Dec-20
Great story and an incredible buck! Sorry to read about your father passing, but I'd bet he's looking down and smiling on you boys!

From: wilbur
07-Dec-20
Steve,

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your father my condolences.

I hope that your mom is doing well and you guys can take care of her.

Great buck congrats to your son, thanks for sharing.

God Bless.

From: BigOk
07-Dec-20
Great story and buck!!!!

From: ElkNut1
07-Dec-20
WOW, what a beast. Awesome!

ElkNut

From: Teeton
07-Dec-20
First, My condolences to you and your family and thanks for sharing your story. I enjoyed reading it. Ed

From: Kodiak
07-Dec-20
Wow, what an animal. Incredible deer, congrats to all involved!

From: Drnaln
07-Dec-20
Beautiful buck.....Sorry about your loss

From: Norseman
07-Dec-20
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing and congrats to all!!

From: molsonarcher
07-Dec-20
Steve, congrats to your son! Thanks for sharing such an amazing deer.

From: Scoot
07-Dec-20
Sincere condolences regarding your dad. Congrats to our son- buck of many lifetimes.

From: Bou'bound
07-Dec-20
prayers to your mom and family.

Can you share any more details about the actual hunt they were on when the made it happen. Had to be a great moment for son and grandson in the ohio woods. wow

From: Milhouse
07-Dec-20
Wow, that is a monster. Sorry about your father.

From: GhostBird
07-Dec-20
Steve, so sorry to hear about your father. A big Congratulations to your son, great photos.

From: Bowboy
07-Dec-20
Great pictures and what a buck!

From: Supernaut
07-Dec-20
Steve, sorry to hear about your dad.

That's a heck of a buck and congrats to all!

From: njbuck
07-Dec-20
Sorry for the loss of your father.

Congrats on a deer of many life times!! The picture of the three generations with the buck is priceless.

From: Quinn @work
07-Dec-20
Monster! Congrats. Thanks for sharing

From: Treeline
07-Dec-20
Condolences to you and your family for your loss.

That is certainly an amazing buck!

From: Catscratch
07-Dec-20
Awesome, congrats!

From: Inshart
07-Dec-20
As has been said, very sorry to hear about your Pops. Great buck.

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Dec-20
Very sorry to hear about your dad. That sucks.

Hopefully taking that incredible buck provided you with some joy and I’m sure your dad is smiling over that.

Congratulations, that’s a hell of a buck!

07-Dec-20
Steve: I’ve seen a few big boys but never with brows like that. Congrats.

Thanks for posting and glad you could share this with your son. Always helps to have a son when our Dad passes.

From: LINK
07-Dec-20
Magnificent deer!

From: BillyD
07-Dec-20
Condolences for your loss. World class whitetail - congrats! Thanks for sharing.

From: t-roy
07-Dec-20
Like others, my condolences go out to you and your family, Steve. Hopefully your mom gets better!

Like I told you in the PMs, congrats to your son on an incredible buck! Definitely a deer of a lifetime!

One question........Who was closest on their guess on the score, when you posted the first thread on this buck?? ;-)

From: Drahthaar
07-Dec-20
Sorry you lost your father. Beautiful deer, congratulations to all. Forrest

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
Thanks guys....I just held the rack after picking it up from taxidermist. It’s just simply amazing. T-Roy....would get the prize only missing gross by 1.5 inches!!! Had several other guys real close back in August!

From: deerhunter72
07-Dec-20
Condolences and congratulations. Don’t say that too often together. One heck of a beautiful buck!

From: t-roy
07-Dec-20
Steve.....I PMed you my mailing address for where to send the prize money ;-)

07-Dec-20
Heckuva buck for your son. Sorry to hear of your dad. My dad passed away very unexpectedly in mid-October so I know what you are going thru.

From: SteveB
07-Dec-20
INDBowhuntwr2 - thanks- no one can prepare you for losing a real “dad”. And BTW...you guessed 207-210!! Pretty darn good!

From: LBshooter
07-Dec-20
Wow, what an impressive buck, congrats!!

From: kota-man
07-Dec-20
Sorry about the loss of your father.

Congrats to your gang on the buck of a lifetime.

From: 12yards
07-Dec-20
My condolences to you. Very sorry about your dad. What an amazing buck! Awesome!

07-Dec-20
Sorry for the loss of your father.

And congrats to your son!

From: Zbone
07-Dec-20
Sorry for your loss Steve, my condolences to you and your family....

Magnificent buck!!! Luv the video of him walking with a swag like the big boys do...8^)

Am guessing 4-1/2 years old...

From: BrentC
07-Dec-20

From: BrentC
07-Dec-20
Sorry for your loss.

Greatest deer! Thanks for sharing.

From: ki-ke
08-Dec-20
Heck of a way to end a rough year! Congrats on a truly world class deer from your own ground!

Condolences to your family on losing your dad....

From: jkirkus
09-Dec-20
Steve, Sorry for your loss, my mother went this year as well and we couldn’t get across the Atlantic to go to her funeral. My brother and father were near the hospital, but not allowed in. A nurse stayed after her shift for three hours to be with my mom at the end and I am forever grateful to her. Here at the hospital where I work I have held a lot of hands for family this year, and it’s nice that NHS policy has changed to allow two family members in. I would be willing to bet that someone was with your dad at the end, we owe this to each other as human beings. As a PA I see all my staff doing this on their own because we all believe that we would want our patients treated like our own family and, we are willing to be there for those that can’t. These are hard times for providers as well because we question the policy of restricting family members. I hope you rest easier knowing that someone was there to help when needed. Best wishes and I’m glad that fantastic buck helped your year. John

From: Nomad @ work
09-Dec-20
Great buck & great story.

So sorry for your loss & the awful circumstances your family had to endure.

Godspeed to your father.

From: Mudslinger
12-Dec-20
Sorry for the loss of your dad.... Excellent story of that deer and congrats on the awesome buck!!

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