Part 3 – TK and Crab Claw-10
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Part 3 – TK and Crab Claw-10

By Robert Hoague

Oct 15, 2009 – 9:52:20 AM

For the last 4 years I’ve photographed and talked about the Triple Kicker buck. So if you’ve been on before you may remember this particular buck.

He is wide and high and was 3 1/2 when I first nicknamed him ‘Triple Kicker’ because he had, well, three kickers. Over the last three years he’s been an aggressive buck, ready to fight, even more mature bucks.

This year he acted differently during the spring and summer leading up to September’s end. He’s not pushing his weight around, at least not yet. And I’ve seen him actually back out of some confrontations.

This year Triple Kicker is hanging with a near perfectly shaped 8-point I’m calling the Buddy-8. As far as my food plot area is concerned, they are a team and everything is checked out carefully before they step out of the woods into the food plot. Her is a closer pic of Triple Kicker captured by the BuckEye Cam.


On October 1, two days before bow season, this buck showed up.

The area bucks are mostly 8-points. Nines show up on rare occasions. And rarer yet is a 10-point. This buck is a crab clawish 10-pointer. But they are no little bitty pinchers. I’m gonna call this buck ‘Crab Claw 10’ (or CC-10 for short).

CC-10 is nice … and wide tool

The sleepless night before opening morning I wondered if I would see the CC-10 buck.

The season took off like a rocket. I got tons of pictures, video, and saw lots of bucks, even some new ones. And I stopped wondering if I would see CC-10. I did. And I’ll get back on track with the hunt reports right away, but let me say that CC-10 is the luckiest buck I’ve ever seen.


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