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    Trinity County California Non-Typical

    I normally hunt Blacktails the last week of the California Zone B-2 season. That is always a waiting game hoping a late season storm will drive some of the of the larger mountain dwelling Blacktails down into the foothills. By comparison, the early season offers a chance at resident deer in balmy temperatures. This year, I was offered a chance at an early season hunt, and jumped at the chance! Pre-hunt scouting disclosed a non-typical. Maybe not the biggest NT, but I had never seen a non-typical Blacktail before, and I wanted this one. His horns were not overly long, and the additional tines gave him the appearance of sporting a butch haircut, reminiscent of the sixties. Two days of watching and searching, and I had my chance. One bullet from my 25/06 Encore ended the chase for The Butch. My wife commented that it must have been a tough hunt because the deer and I both have the same expression on our face!Click image for larger version. 

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    One super cool lookin buck you got. Congrats
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    I have a B-2 tag also. I'll be down the last week of the season. I have life long friends that live and hunt there. I'd be tickled to find his twin!!! Congratulations!!

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    Nice! I hunted B-2 last year, but didn't see anything like that!

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    Congrats...........................

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    Dandy blacktail to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCH View Post
    Nice! I hunted B-2 last year, but didn't see anything like that!
    This was the 12th year that I have hunted B-2,and this is the first non-typical that I have seen. Thanks to all who posted comments.
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    Nice job on the buck. love the hard horn with the summer coat look!

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    awesome buck congrats
    Trying like hell to live the dream,Nomad

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    Bucket list buck for me.
    A big trophy blacktail is the sketchiest of all critters pre rut, congrats on a very fine trophy.

 

 
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