View Full Version : What do you think of this buck?

05-30-2012, 08:38 PM

I'm getting super excited for scouting and hunting season. This is one buck i had on trail camera in some reprod all summer. Unfortunately the area is where the bucks spend their summers, last year they moved the week before hunting season. 2010 they stayed the first week and a half of season, i guess it depends on the weather. Anyways what do you guys think of him? score? width? i'll try to get some more pics posted

Muleys 24/7
05-30-2012, 08:42 PM
What a monster! I take it he is from oregon? I love seen big bucks on trail cam photos.

05-30-2012, 08:49 PM
heres another

Muleys 24/7
05-30-2012, 08:51 PM
Hopefully we get to see a picture with them horns in your hands later this year!

05-30-2012, 08:53 PM
ya he's an oregon buck. he has a kicker off each fork so he is/was a 6x6 with eye gaurds. he started to have another point coming off his front left fork but it wouldn't have been big enough to score

05-30-2012, 08:54 PM
ya i'd love to get him! i can't imagine what he'll look like this year. hopefully hes back in the same area

05-30-2012, 08:54 PM
I'm not much of a score guy, but I am a wow factor guy, and this deer has wow factor for me! Nice buck thanks for sharing.

05-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Not small. I'll guess 178 typical; 188 nontypical. I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger.

05-30-2012, 09:02 PM
back view

Muleys 24/7
05-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Geezz, he sure gave you every angle to check out his rack! I never get that lucky in my trail cam pic's. looks like he has a buddy with him as well.

05-30-2012, 09:11 PM
As far as score goes, he's definetly in the 170's typical. Unless youv'e got something better going that buck is a definate shooter.

05-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Wow factor is right! Where did you say that was again -)

05-30-2012, 09:53 PM
I would kill him!! Nice deer.

05-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Sooooo were in Oregan...... Exactly? Gps works for me. :-)

That's a monster.

05-31-2012, 12:38 PM
What a stud! I don't know about score but I would shoot him first day, first minute if I had the chance. Great pics.

05-31-2012, 04:09 PM
No score needed, I would already have a FMJ heading his way!

In God We Trust
05-31-2012, 05:31 PM
Great buck. He will gross well. Since we are talking about hunting and not fishing I can give a a crap about net score. The bigger the rack the higher he will gross and bone is what we are after!

06-01-2012, 12:44 AM
NICCCCEEEEEE! Hope you get him!

06-01-2012, 01:06 AM
If you dont get him tell'm to head for MT:p

06-01-2012, 03:22 PM
Do you bowhunt? If you keep feeding him (legal in OR before anyone calls foul), he should stay there into archery season. Good luck, nice buck!

06-02-2012, 04:27 PM
HAHA i can't give the exact coordinates of him but he is a central oregon buck.

BigSur, ya i bow hunt. Our season opens up in the last week of august. The bucks stay in the area until they rub their horns and their hair color changes from tan to grey. As soon as they start their change they leave for somewhere, its the weirdest thing. The deer that have been there all summer leave and new ones start moving through. Sometimes they dont change until part way through the season(2010) and last year(2011) it was the week before season. The big ones always change first and i had pics of him grey the week before season. Just some bad luck with the weather i guess. Im wondering if theyre just moving into some thinker brush for the fall hunting seasons. Ive heard their horns are sensitive in velvet so when they get rid of it im wondering if they retreat to the jack pine thickets.

06-10-2012, 08:33 PM
Nice buck!! Good luck..

06-20-2012, 05:26 PM
I thought it looked like the Deschutes Basin in the pic or south of there a bit...volcanic ash soil, manzanita, open pine forest. I've seen so many good bucks come out of that area but I never hunt it myself. I've seen some monsters along Hwy 97 in the early winter as they migrate out of the Cascades, but some of the biggest live out in the pine or sage flats all year. Since this area is roughly the size of Connecticut I think your secret's safe.

I've noticed the same thing with the bigger, I assume older bucks turning grey early. I can't imagine what would make them move much in the last week of August except if they've rubbed, then they'll pick a brushier hiding place.

06-22-2012, 06:35 PM
That is a great buck you have on your camera. I wish you the best of luck on taking him and hope to see some pictures of you holding that big sucker in your hands.

If you can hunt him, hunt him hard and have fun in the process of doing so!!!

06-24-2012, 09:10 AM
What a hog! Love the kickers...

07-17-2012, 09:37 PM
looks like he has a buddy with him as well.


Definitely a shooter!

07-18-2012, 03:42 PM
I'd hold off another year and let him grow some more...;)
Heck of a buck ! Would'nt let him get away ! Hope you're going to hunt archery season too...

07-21-2012, 10:59 PM
I'd put him in the 180's. Definitely a shooter - Hope you get a hand on him!

07-22-2012, 03:56 PM
Wow, what a toad! I love big mule deer! Especially mule deer with character like that one!

07-22-2012, 07:40 PM
Great lookin buck!!