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Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:26 am

I just pulled a camera I left on a scrape since August and it had 7 different bucks only 2 were shooters.

A 130 inch 8 point and a huge 11point that is between 160 and pushing 170. Thing is just a freak of a deer.

Never thought I'd find one on public this size. I hunted one last year that was pushing 160 in another area. I'm in total shock a buck of this size could live in public woods.


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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Hawthorne » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:33 am

It is amazing to find something like that on public land. Good luck and I hope he sticks around for you
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby knapptime » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:33 am

post pics when you kill him
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Unread postby PaPublicLandHunter » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:40 am

Awesome! How do you plan on hunting him?
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:43 am

its unreal his mass is bigger then his ears.
He is in velvet but still.

How to hunt him well I just walked to that scrape and got my scent in their. I only got pics of him oneday in a month. Right before dark.

I know a few locals hunt the area but they hunt the obvious oaks.

I'm thinking I'm going to grid hunt him throwing sits in as I go. I'm fairly certain I know where he beds. Their is 3 bedding areas known in this public piece.

I'm kinda scared to hunt him.

The area he is living in i would have never believed a buck like this could live in. A private farm in Iowa yeah here just no way.
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:17 am

Funny thing is this entire area wasn't even on my list this year.
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Missionshooter » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:20 am

Good luck ! Were I you, I would put the time in for him this year while you have a shot at a buck of a lifetime.

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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby backstraps » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:22 am

Awesome Jeff!!! Hope you get him brother :clap: :pray:
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby milkweed-militia » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:46 am

I hope you get a crack at him.

This is the first year that I've run zero cameras since I started hunting. I'm pretty excited about it. Maybe I'll set up on some fresh sign and be surprised by a Tennessee booner too! :D
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby greenhorndave » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:50 am

That is seriously exciting TN3!!

Go after him. Might only get an opportunity like this in years.

Forget your other spots unless you know you’re going to booger it up on the wrong wind, etc.

It’s go time. :D

Good luck man!
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Burningbootleather » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:55 am

I’ve got a TN deer on camera that’s about 170” and is an 11 point also. Also in the same area a 155-160” 10 point, 145” 10 point, 135-140” ten point. Also an 8 that could be misjudged as a 130” deer but I doubt we’re in the same area

Doesn’t have a sticker off the left base and 25-26” main beams with 5-6” brows does it?
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Burningbootleather » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:57 am

Tennhunter3 wrote:Funny thing is this entire area wasn't even on my list this year.


Yeah the same thing happened to me and changed my plan. I have a huge 15pt on camera in KY that showed up unexpected. It’s so old I don’t think he’ll ever get bigger and my big TN deer might still blow up next year
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby Scott S » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 am

Can't wait for the grip and grin shots.
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby HeadHunting » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:23 am

Tennhunter3 wrote:Funny thing is this entire area wasn't even on my list this year.



I bet it is on your list now :lol:
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Re: Think I just found a TN booner.

Unread postby HunterBob » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:08 pm

Nice, go get him TN3! May be the buck of a lifetime!


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