Montana Whitetail

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  1. jeff

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    Jeff buck 1 my camera.jpg Jeffs deer 2 my camera.jpg Montana deer 1.jpg Montana deer 2.jpg Deer heart.jpg

    The 17th of Nov. was a good day, while he isn't like the Midwest giants he's a good buck for out here and me. Taken in the general season 17 yards from a tree stand after a few all day sits at 3pm. Four big jumps and I watched him pile up. A P&Y whitetail has been kind of a bucket list thing for me after taking 5 deer that wouldn't quite make it after deductions. The buck green scores 141 and nets 134 because of the missing G4. So I finally got my P&Y buck!
     
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    Awesome!!! You couldn’t have made a better shot based on the pic of that heart!!!
     
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    Nice buck, congrats!
     
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    Nice buck! What part of Montana were you hunting?
     
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  5. meigsbucks

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    Nice buck Jeff! You couldn’t have center punched that heart any better with GPS, radar and an anatomical chart.
     
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    What broadhead were you using?
     
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    Very nice buck! What age do you figure he was?
     
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    Congrats, nice buck @jeff!
     
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    He was aged at 6.5
     
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    I was about 55 miles east of Missoula on the Blackfoot river.
     

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    I was using a 126 grain Cabelas 3 blade that is discontinued.
     

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    That's a great buck for anywhere, congrats!
     
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    I should have mentioned that I was shooting a Bowtech assassin at 63# with a 420 grain arrow.
     

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    How is the meat flavor? I’m curious if others experience a different flavor with older bucks like that. I’ve only ever had one deer that I thought the meat flavor was off.
     

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    Great buck from my old stomping grounds! Congratulations!
     
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    The meat is excellent. I was worried that he might be strong but he had almost no odor and the meat is tender. He's.also the fattest deer I've ever taken with up to a inch and a half all over his back and hams.
     
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    I’m sure a perfect shot like that helped to keep the meat free of any adrenaline!

    I personally think thanksgiving dinner should be an entire rare/medium rare backstrap!
     
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    Very good shooting. Nice buck anywhere. Congrats
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    Congratulations. Montana whitetail is on my bucket list
     
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    Congratulations! Nice buck, nice shot, and nice to fill the freezer! Awesome
     
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