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Nice 8 to 10 point buck taken Fri. evening south of Uvalde , TX. This was a managment hunt so only 3.5 yrs or older 8 points or less. Since the antler on 1 side was broken off, this looked like a good candidate for culling.
Field dressed weight was 142lbs.
Distance of the shot was 165 yards. The gun was my pawn shop find Marlin 336RC Texan. Load was Hornady LeverEvolution 160gr. I hit him a little high under the spine, so he dropped on the spot. But, since I did not hit any vitals, he could use his front legs to start crawling. I immidiatley went over and finished him as i hate to see an animal suffer.
I sighted the rifle in at 3 inches high at 100 yrd and was getting nice 1 to 1.5 inch groups. There was no problem with the scope, base or rings. It was the severely foulded barrel.

Thanks again for all the suggestions. I am a happy camper!!
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What interests me is that you can just shoot deer any time you want. Plus bucks are starting to shed antlers in this area.
 

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You can't just shoot them at any time. There is a week or two left. This property owner has teamed up with the Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries here in TX to help mange his place. They do a helicopter flyover and count the number and size of the deer. They then recommend how many, what sex and how many points for the deer to be taken off. He has a breeding pen with trophy bucks and does that produce high quality deer that he releases each year. The ones we shoot are considered inferior. You should see the deer we can't shoot!!
 

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Well, I can tell you broken or not, I've never seen a rack that large where I hunt in WV.
 

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Nice buck! 8) 8)
 
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