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On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 3:46 pm
by Rambler
Saw this guy. Thought urbanhog would crap himself. :D

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 3:49 pm
by SmalliesNEyes
Hell of a buck.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 5:04 pm
by catchafew
Wow that is a beast! Did you have to use some massive zoom lens to get those pictures?

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 5:45 pm
by Aux Pleins
Nice shot.. I swear the biggest bucks live along the Des Plaines from Park Ridge to Riverside. Hard to beat Catherine Woods, Thatcher Woods, and Cermak Woods for those guys.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 6:25 pm
by Brett
That one of the island dwellers, all grown up?

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 8:32 pm
by mike son
Nice pic! Looks like you're close to him and he isn't even scared. Suburban buck haha. I don't even have to venture into the woods to see wildlife anymore, pulled into my driveway this evening to see a red fox on my garage roof! Unfortunately, I was too slow with the camera.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 10:18 pm
by Busse Jim
THAT is one impressive Buck! Great shot
I'm seeing 10 points, is that how you count them?

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 10:36 pm
by charliebravo77
Busse Jim wrote:THAT is one impressive Buck! Great shot
I'm seeing 10 points, is that how you count them?

I'm counting 12, maybe more.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 11:18 pm
by SmalliesNEyes
charliebravo77 wrote:
Busse Jim wrote:THAT is one impressive Buck! Great shot
I'm seeing 10 points, is that how you count them?

I'm counting 12, maybe more.


Yeah I counted 12, and possibly even 14.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 11:41 pm
by Busse Jim
Yep, your right, closer look and i'm seeing 12 or 13. Do you count broken points? i see 1 on it's left and i think a smaller one on the right.

What ever it's number what a great sight to run into on a woodland stroll :thumbup:

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Wed 29, 2020 12:05 am
by RonG
catchafew wrote:Did you have to use some massive zoom lens to get those pictures?


Those crazies will come right up to you. I once had a wacky doe following me around a pond in Bartlett. It was getting so close, I wondered if she had rabies or was just retarded. A few times @ the DPR around N Riverside, the sun set on me and man, they came out thick in the dark like mosquitoes and surrounded me, moving in close with little or no fear of man.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Wed 29, 2020 7:58 am
by Rambler
catchafew wrote: Did you have to use some massive zoom lens to get those pictures?

Shot was taken with a Gen 1 Canon G7 - in its day a high-end point & shoot. So no massive lens. But our local FP deer are pretty used to people so you can get really close.

By my count he has 13 points. I used to run into his great grand dad - a legit 14 pointer. 1st time I saw him was on the DPR trail & I thought somehow an elk had gotten loose. Maybe 15 winters ago I saw him - he had a gimpy front leg. I thought, "well pal, this is the last time I'll see you". And it was.

Here are a couple more shots.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Wed 29, 2020 8:55 am
by SmalliesNEyes
Rambler wrote:
catchafew wrote: Did you have to use some massive zoom lens to get those pictures?

Shot was taken with a Gen 1 Canon G7 - in its day a high-end point & shoot. So no massive lens. But our local FP deer are pretty used to people so you can get really close.

By my count he has 13 points. I used to run into his great grand dad - a legit 14 pointer. 1st time I saw him was on the DPR trail & I thought somehow an elk had gotten loose. Maybe 15 winters ago I saw him - he had a gimpy front leg. I thought, "well pal, this is the last time I'll see you". And it was.

Here are a couple more shots.


If that one little short point on his right side is at least 1 inch long, then it's considered a point, and he'd be a 14, but yeah, after looking at it more closely, he's 100% a 13, and possibly a 14. Either way, that's one hell of a buck. Have to hope some lurker doesn't go looking for it to poach it. :shock:

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Wed 29, 2020 9:00 am
by Woohoodude11
Damn, gorgeous animal and young. Should have many more years ahead of it. Keep an eye out for those sheds lol (yeah yeah illegal to harvest yada yada yada).

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Wed 29, 2020 6:31 pm
by Rambler
SmalliesNEyes wrote:Have to hope some lurker doesn't go looking for it to poach it.

A couple winters ago in those same woods I saw a tree stand. Nobody home but I looked around & found an arrow. I took it to FPD HQ & told them where I found it and where the tree stand was. Not sure what they did about it but the next time I was over there it was gone. WTF is wrong with people?

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Wed 29, 2020 8:00 pm
by SmalliesNEyes
Rambler wrote:
SmalliesNEyes wrote:Have to hope some lurker doesn't go looking for it to poach it.

A couple winters ago in those same woods I saw a tree stand. Nobody home but I looked around & found an arrow. I took it to FPD HQ & told them where I found it and where the tree stand was. Not sure what they did about it but the next time I was over there it was gone. WTF is wrong with people?


Don't think you need me to answer that question. And yeah, poachers suck.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Thu 30, 2020 12:37 pm
by urbanHog312
thats a monsta. he hasnt even hit old age yet. look for those antlers to become even more impressive over the years. i spend a stupid amount of hours up in a tree hoping to catch a glimpse of a nice buck and i often do encounter them. but at that caliber in the wild (not a FP), they are smart enough to never even get in gun range let alone archery range. amazing. thanks for sharing, rambler.

Re: On a recent daily woodland stroll

PostPosted: Jan Thu 30, 2020 4:26 pm
by Rambler
I remember reading in Sports Afield, Field & Stream or some other rag years ago about some guys who were hunting mulies in western ND. They were sitting above a coolie & watched thru their glasses as another hunter moved up the coolie. A buck got down on its knees & crawled thru the high grass around behind the hunter & took off (it was out of their range). They are smart MFs... :lol: