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Blaine arrows another giant
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
MQQSE 07-Oct-23
Catscratch 07-Oct-23
MQQSE 07-Oct-23
Charlie Rehor 07-Oct-23
SBH 07-Oct-23
Bou'bound 07-Oct-23
ki-ke 07-Oct-23
Bowfinatic 07-Oct-23
Shug 07-Oct-23
Jack Harris 07-Oct-23
Scoot 07-Oct-23
sitO 07-Oct-23
Bowboy 07-Oct-23
WV Mountaineer 07-Oct-23
jdbbowhunter 07-Oct-23
TMac 07-Oct-23
Ron Niziolek 07-Oct-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 07-Oct-23
Zebrakiller 07-Oct-23
maxracx 07-Oct-23
wildwilderness 07-Oct-23
t-roy 07-Oct-23
BC 07-Oct-23
BC 07-Oct-23
MQQSE 07-Oct-23
Arrowhead 07-Oct-23
Lewis 07-Oct-23
midwest 08-Oct-23
Lee 08-Oct-23
Tobpitbull 08-Oct-23
Ironbow 08-Oct-23
Mad Trapper 08-Oct-23
Smtn10PT 08-Oct-23
pav 08-Oct-23
Inshart 08-Oct-23
Supernaut 08-Oct-23
drycreek 08-Oct-23
Charlie Rehor 08-Oct-23
W 08-Oct-23
deerhunter72 08-Oct-23
Paul@thefort 08-Oct-23
Medicinemann 08-Oct-23
Arrowhead 08-Oct-23
MQQSE 08-Oct-23
Paul@thefort 08-Oct-23
SteveB 09-Oct-23
Will 09-Oct-23
12yards 09-Oct-23
bowhunter24 09-Oct-23
BoggsBowhunts 09-Oct-23
Alexis Desjardins 09-Oct-23
From: MQQSE
07-Oct-23

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My son Blaine is getting in a good rhythm with these Missouri giants. We’ve known this 8.5 year old for a long time. It’s a bitter sweet ending knowing that he is no longer “just over the hill” on our farm. Maybe one day I’ll get one! Haha. This is his third over 180 and fourth over 170 in the last few years.

From: Catscratch
07-Oct-23
Wow, congrats to the kid! And to you for raising him right!

From: MQQSE
07-Oct-23

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07-Oct-23
Mathews Rocks. Enjoy the ride.

From: SBH
07-Oct-23
Tremendous

From: Bou'bound
07-Oct-23
Not luck.

From: ki-ke
07-Oct-23
Great deer. Congrats

07-Oct-23
STUD!

From: Shug
07-Oct-23
Congratulations

07-Oct-23
One over 180 could be luck. Two is skill, and 4. well obviously he’s a killer.

From: Jack Harris
07-Oct-23
that's incredible - kudos and congratulations to Blaine!

From: Scoot
07-Oct-23
That's remarkable! Congrats to you both!

From: sitO
07-Oct-23
Natural born hunter, congrats young man...hope we get to see a video of that?

From: Bowboy
07-Oct-23
Nice congrats!

07-Oct-23
Yes sir!!!

From: jdbbowhunter
07-Oct-23
Congrats!!

From: TMac
07-Oct-23
Beautiful buck Missouri rocks congrats Blaine!

From: Ron Niziolek
07-Oct-23
Killer buck. Congrats!

07-Oct-23
Congrats Blaine! Another dandy. I agree, 1 is luck, two is maybe lucky twice. But 4, natural Born killer who knows what he’s doing

From: Zebrakiller
07-Oct-23
Nothing beats our kids doing what we love

From: maxracx
07-Oct-23
Awesome!!! I'll bet your taxidermist smiles every time he sees you guys. Congrats on a great deer.

07-Oct-23
That’s quite the record! How many acres are you guys hunting?

What do you think is contributing to so many big bucks?

From: t-roy
07-Oct-23
Beautiful buck. Congrats, Blaine! Agree on the bittersweet aspects of killing a buck you have an extensive history with.

From: BC
07-Oct-23
Outstanding buck. Good going

From: BC
07-Oct-23
Outstanding buck. Good going

From: MQQSE
07-Oct-23
Wildwilderness

I own several farms in Iowa and MO. Some are 200 acres and the biggest is almost 4 square miles. I wouldn’t say there are many giant deer like this. In fact, this year this was the only big one we had seen. Blaine vowed to not arrow any deer but this one.

For us, the key is being in an area that has the ability to grow large bucks and having enough land where they can get old. We absolutely do not shoot young bucks and we try to harvest a lot of does. 40 years of hunting these amazing animals has taught me a lot and shined light on all the mistakes previously made. To be consistent takes a great deal of many factors all mixed in the bowl together. This buck was the result of lots of patience and hard work. Thankfully Blaine missed El Gordo when he was 5.5.

It takes a freak deer to get this big and time to express his potential. This time of year you may catch him on his feet for the last two minutes of daylight and within 100-200 yards of his bed.

Blaine will put together a video in time on his journey with this deer. It’s a cool story.

From: Arrowhead
07-Oct-23
Thank you for all of the kind words. I still can’t believe it finally came together.

I will definitely be putting together a video that chronicles my journey with El Gordo over the years, as well as including the hunt footage from last night.

I will really miss constantly planning with my dad for this buck, and always checking our cameras wondering if El Gordo might have showed up.

I am honored to have had the opportunity to chase this incredible deer over the last few years.

-Blaine

From: Lewis
07-Oct-23
No words can express series of events just saying great job Lewis

From: midwest
08-Oct-23
Great buck...congrats Blaine and dad!

From: Lee
08-Oct-23
Awesome!!

08-Oct-23
If you have the right property… this is key right property it’s possible yearly.

Again, you can’t kill big deer where they are not at… but you get property that holds them and you can.

From: Ironbow
08-Oct-23
Please let us know when you have the video ready. Congrats!

From: Mad Trapper
08-Oct-23
Congrats!!!

From: Smtn10PT
08-Oct-23
Congrats, that is one heck of a deer and streak you have going!

From: pav
08-Oct-23
Awesome! Loved the mule deer video...really looking forward to El Gordo on camera! Congrats on giant!!!

From: Inshart
08-Oct-23
As others said --- great deer. So now begins the treck to the next one. Good luck

From: Supernaut
08-Oct-23
Wow, what a dandy!

Congrats on another beauty. As others have said, it's not luck or coincidence at this point.

From: drycreek
08-Oct-23
Blaine is doing a bunch of things right !

08-Oct-23
Great job Pops.

From: W
08-Oct-23
Impressive

From: deerhunter72
08-Oct-23
Beautiful buck and a long list of impressive accomplishments! Opportunity is great, but closing the deal really counts the most. Blaine is really getting it done!

From: Paul@thefort
08-Oct-23
Nice. What is the story of the antlers on the ground?

From: Medicinemann
08-Oct-23
Well done.....Paul X 2 0 - are those the bucks previous sheds or something else?

From: Arrowhead
08-Oct-23
Paul@thefort

I was pretty confident that my shot was a good hit, but I always elect to give the deer some time whenever I’m hunting with a bow. I also wanted to share the recovery with my girlfriend, so I went back to the house to pick her up as well as to review the footage of the shot.

I have been fortunate enough to find a few of El Gordo’s shed antlers from over the last few years. So before we headed back out to take up the blood trail, I decided to set those antlers in the truck so that we could get some pictures with them, if the trail did in fact lead us to the legendary buck.

From: MQQSE
08-Oct-23

MQQSE's embedded Photo
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He has a history of going back to get a shed or two.

From: Paul@thefort
08-Oct-23
Yea, now we know the rest of the story! Thanks.

From: SteveB
09-Oct-23
Dang. Outstanding buck! I agree with those who are saying that it's no accident.

From: Will
09-Oct-23
Amazing deer - congrats to both of you!

From: 12yards
09-Oct-23
Congrats to Blaine! Dandy buck!

From: bowhunter24
09-Oct-23
Well done, thanks for sharing!

09-Oct-23
That last picture makes him look way bigger than the first one posted, some giants running around up in that country for sure!

09-Oct-23
Good buck Blaine ,congrats great memories.

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