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BLACKJACK

Saw a NICE 10 point Monday morning!!

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BLACKJACK

My normal early morning routine this time of year is to start the coffee and then watch and count deer as they're leaving my food plots. Counted 6 does leaving one plot and then saw three more deer leaving the other plot, my wife picked them with the spotting scope and thought one was a buck. I set up the scope to catch them when they crossed an opening and the leader of the three was a nice ten point, long tines, wider than the ears!!! Not real heavy massed but a nice tall tined buck!!! Hope he survives the cars and coyotes until next year!!!! Then it will be interesting to see what he develops into!!!

Interestingly enough he was traveling with another small buck. The third deer was a doe or could have been a buck that had shed already. Also interesting that he didn't follow the path of the does, he went by some tree lines and into some woods, more cover - thats probably why hes has survived this long.

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Mark Christianson

2 nights ago I had an exceptional 9 pt in the backyard.

I have seen hime one time in person as he corssed the road near our house a month ago. I have him on trail cam a couple times.

He was with a smaller 8pt and a doe as well.

Pretty impressive on the body size when standing next to a couple other deer. He is gonna be an absolute brute of a deer if he makes it to next year.

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