First Cali Blacktail of the year for me!!

joehunter8301

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Had a great opening week. Got to film trkyslr take his 2 monster bucks 4 days apart and then it was my turn. I got situated in the stand thursday afternoon and the woods came alive. I watched this guy come from about 100 yards out and work his way into range at 25 yards. I let him have it and he made it a total of 80 yards before piling up. I am a happy camper. Always feels good to put the first buck of the year down and I am anxious to see what I put my second tag on.
 

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trkyslr

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Joe strikes on another big fork two years running.... Forked-slayer!
 

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Hey Jo do u think these big forkies are old animals going back or young one that would always stay as they are Thanks Shane
 
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Hey Jo do u think these big forkies are old animals going back or young one that would always stay as they are Thanks Shane

Shane,
Both this buck and the big forky i shot in 2011 were old bucks I am guessing 5-7 years old. Reason I say this is cuz I got pics of both bucks the year prior to me taking them. In 2010 I saw the forky i shot last yr on a couple occasions on the ranch I hunt. He was a big forky in 2010 also and a very mature dominate buck. The guy I shot this year I am pretty sure I have pics of him from last year as a big 3x2. He was a mature buck last year about same antler frame size just had 1 extra point. Maybe tonight I'll look thru my pics and add a few from prior years.
 
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