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Old 01-31-2023, 07:26 AM
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Default Oldest whitetail

I knew this one was fairly old but had no idea he was 13 years old. A client arrowed him one year after many seasons of trying. Quite the story on the retrieval. Long story short, the deer met his demise moments before we found him. A large black bear had caught up to him and from what we could tell a fight ensued and he killed him. While trailing the blood trail early the next morning we spooked the bear off the buck. He was partially buried by leaves and dirt as he probably had heard us closing in on him. This was how he was laying when we found him.

The taxidermist said there were 62 teeth holes in the cape mostly in the back of the neck and skull. The incisor was sent off and confirmed at 13 years of age. The buck was quite small and the large framed rack was quite light in the hands and gross scored 192 nontypical. He had grown the droptine for many years with this one being the longest at 14Ē. I havenít heard of any Alberta Whitetails reaching this age before. A true survivor to the end. And going to a great guy that put in endless hours trying to outwit him.

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