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Hopefully get the antlers back from the taxidermist tomorrow so we can score them. Should be 150+

My first deer with a muzzle loader. Saw 5 deer in less then an hour including a decent 8 point that hung around awhile. 

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ac777, when did Minnesota start a mule deer season?

You can shoot Whitetail or Mule deer in MN with the same license.

Great stories and pics, keep them coming.

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Thanks for the answer. I have hunted in MN for deer for many years and at one time one could take a bear with the deer license but I never knew about the Mulie.

Boy I have to get out of the dark.

Congrats on the Mulie.

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I shot this guy right away on Saturday morning. I let a doe walk by and he was picking his way behind her about 40 yards up the bluff. I made a good hit and he took off, I shot again and he turned and ran down hill at me, I drilled him two more times after that missing him once. I was pretty happy with him. The next one is my Dad's, he shot it last night at about 4:20. It came out with some does. It is his biggest buck to date.

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Here's the buck I shot at 11:56 AM Saturday morning. Yet another reason to pack a lunch and stay in the woods all day! Nice wide rack, but he's only a six pointer!

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Picks, I suppose that steep uphill bluff in the pick has you wishing and day dreaming, but try and get some teaching done today, OK.

Side note, some of the kids are bringing in some really nice deer pics.

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Nice pictures everyone, congrats Trigger and your dad....

Also that 6 is real wide! Nice deer everyone and I hope to add one sooner or later.

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My friend Sutty shot this buck out in western MN on opening morning. He said the "gross score is about 145 but has 6 inches in deductions". He is going to have it mounted. They took two more bucks over the weekend for four guys, the last guy is retired and staying out to try to fill his tag this week.

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I didnt see a deer until 11:30 am this year which is really odd for my stand. I usually have deer all over my stand all day long. Then at 11:30, a buck and a doe came running into the woods. The buck was in the thick stuff and jumped into a shooting lane and ran straight towards me. He then jumped out of the lane and into some pretty thick saplings. As he was standing 25 yards from me, I found a little hole to shoot through and decided that I better let him have it as the doe was directly downwind from me and any second was going to explode out of there (ironically, she didnt leave for the next 10 minutes!). I shot and he flinched and took off. I was going to give him another one in a little clearing, but my safety strap stopped me short. I watched him as far as I could in the woods and it looked like he was slowing down. I waited about 10 minutes and the doe finally had enough and bailed. This guy was laying about 80 yards from my stand. For those that are into the tech stuff: Beretta 390 with Federal Barnes Expander 2 3/4" slugs (1900 fps) out of a Hastings barrel. Double lung, complete pass through.

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My dad is over 60 years old, he's been hunting deer for over 40 years. He was around and hunted in the lean times. That is by and far the biggest buck he has ever shot. At some point in time, you become just as happy for a father that shoots a NICE buck as you would your own child.

Both deer are going to the taxidermist. I think that high racked buck will be a nice addition to the big one I got two years ago.

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i think both of the bucks you posted are awesome. congrats to your dad for gettin his biggest.

no one in my family really hunts deer,(he took me out when i was little but only once since) he grew up huntin only grouse. im tryin to get my dad out there and he hasn't gone a few years. i want him to shoot one bad haha dont care what it is.

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It really comes down to where you are in your hunting career. I was very happy that the guys in my group all passed on forks and baskets. Thats a first for our group. Baby steps man, baby steps.

T.S. Thanks for the compliment, I don't think many people would have passed up either of those deer. The true trophy hunter or someone that new there were bigger our there probably would have, but that was not the case for us.

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Nice deer Trigger and my group of 17 we got 1 buck. We all saw yearling bucks but just the 1 mature buck. Some years you just wonder ok we passed on lots of little bucks the year before, what happened now that they are 2 1/2 year olds ? The standing corn in my area(s) is where many of them are at especially now that the woods reek of human odor and the cornfields have been left alone.

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Maybe not a monster buck, but after 2 years of scouring maps to find a remote area to hunt, I found an area that interested me. I spent almost every weekend this fall figuring out the best way to access it. Last weekend I finally made it in, and spent a day scouting to find a place to put my stand. All the hard work finally paid off at 9:30 Saturday morning when this guy followed my scent trail up from a swamp. I haven't shot a buck in 13 years (since I was 12), so this thing is a real trophy for me!

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Not the greatest picture, but its the best I could manage, and it captures the moment pretty well, I think.

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Here is my girlfriend's buck she shot sunday at 9am. We sit together in a double stand and I shot a 3 pointer sat at 11am. I asked if her if she wanted to shoot the 3 pointer when we saw it but she said she wanted to shoot one bigger than her 4 pointer last year and she got her wish! (she is having it mounted)

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congrats. thats gotta be a great feelin havin all the time and effort put in and for it to end with breakin a 13 yr slump. very cool good job. and i kinda like the pic

congrats to your girl firend on a great deer. i think i would be a little jealous if i was you haha.

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My Dad shot a mulie about 20 years ago in Douglas County (middle of MN). His was dragging a snar around one leg and was very infected. They had the DNR out to look at it as well.

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NoWiser.... congrats on your buck. It must feel great to do that much homework and have it pay off. The question I have is "Did you have the area to yourself?" Everytime I think I have found a small area to call "home" when it gets light, I see orange.

Browning-gold... congrats to your gf on a great buck. If her success continues of a bigger buck each year, you should have a blast hunting with her!

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Coach,

I hunted with my dad and a good friend of mine. We had a huge section of woods completely to ourselves. Did not see another hunter, or hear any shots within at least 3/4 mile of us Friday - Monday. I feel like I finally found an area I can call "home". Nice to hunt deer that are doing their own thing, and not being chased.

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NoWiser, great pic and great experience! Congrats to you and all the other folks who had an excellent hunting experience so far. gringrin

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great pics folks, Nowiser, great pic and super job going to the remote area and all of the time and energy it took for you to get there!

Tunrevir~

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picksbigwagon

great pics by everyone, making it hard to sit at home for a few more weeks, but I will make it

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I just checked in to post a pic of my buck and it is already there grin Thanks Josh sorry about the tongue everyone I didn't come back to earth for a while and notice that.

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Not the greatest picture, but its the best I could manage, and it captures the moment pretty well, I think.

I like the picture, its cool! Nice job on finding that place and putting the work into it.

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I like how you positioned the buck so you were looking at the good end of the deer

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