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Yall see the LA Sportsman article about the big deer taken in St. Tammany?


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Possibly the biggest ever taken in St. Tammany.

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To many, St. Tammany Parish is an ever-expanding collection of suburban towns that serve as a launching point to the metropolitan hubs of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. But there was a time not too long ago when the parish was overwhelmingly rural, and hunting was commonplace in all corners of the north shore.

Bubby Keen recently sent a reminder to the hunting community that St. Tammany, at least in some spots, is still formidable ground when the 21-year-old St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputy bagged a 9-point deer near the Abita Springs and Talisheek areas in the central part of the parish on Dec. 12 that was nothing short of a stud.
The deer, which measured at 160 inches, had a left-side main beam that was 27 inches long with a right beam that missed that mark by only an inch. Both G3s measured 13 inches, with the G2s coming in at approximately 11 inches.

The huge buck also had an 18 ½-inch inside spread and 5 ½ inch bases. The deer also had two kickers that weren’t totaled into the final score. The 215-pound buck was aged at 6 ½ years old.

According to the Louisiana Big Game Records, Keen’s buck could be the biggest deer to be killed in St. Tammany Parish if the score holds. A 157 ?-inch non-typical killed in 1991 currently holds that distinction.

The deer will hold the top spot in the typical category, since the green score is almost 20 inches more than the 136 3/8-inch deer that currently holds the honor.

The potential of making a parish-record kill is not lost on Keen, who said he has been hunting on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain for as long as he can remember.

“I’ve been hunting all my life,” he said. “I limit out every year with three bucks and three does. A deer that scores 160 is a trophy anywhere in the United States. But to kill it in my hometown, in my parish? That’s just incredible. I’m ecstatic.”

The kill occurred on a 4,000-acre private lease Keen hunts with eight others. He said the area is managed for quality deer, meaning that no buck with less than 8 points will be harvested there.

Keen recalled that on the particular day he shot the massive buck, temperatures hovered in the 30s at times and there was a lot of activity on the ground.

“I finally had some young bucks chasing some does,” he said. “I saw a spike, a 6(-point), a 7 and two 8s before I saw my deer. They all cleared out when he showed up.

“When they ran off, it was about 5 in the evening, and he started out onto the field.”

Keen had seen the buck in numerous trail camera pictures, so he automatically knew this was the same deer he had hoped to encounter firsthand.

“I shot him so fast,” Keen said. “I hit him toward the back (from about 150 yards with a .280 New England Arms rifle.) He ran off, and I only found one spot of blood and one spot of hair.

“We let him sit for a little while, and then we let a dog out and the dog went straight to him. When we found him (about 7 p.m.,) I didn’t want to touch him. I didn’t think it was real.”

It wasn’t a dream, of course, and now Keen has a story to share for a lifetime.

“This one was probably 50 inches bigger than anything I’ve ever killed before,” he said. “I’ve killed 8-points, sure, that may have gone 110 inches. When I shot this one, I called my dad and I could hardly talk. He thought I had fallen out of a stand or something.

“I was just speechless.”



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re: Yall see the LA Sportsman article about the big deer taken in St. Tammany?


Incredible deer for this area.





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He certainly shot that deer





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This doesn't suprise me. There are parts of St. Tammany that are untouched.

They might be the wetter parts, but there's wildlife esp. game there.






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“I was just speechless.”
i probably would have taken a vow of silence after slaying that beast






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Don't let Richard Condon see this post.





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PETA will NOT be happy





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clms1999
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Come to avoyelles parish where that deer would have been passed up many times 139 ain't shite.
Come hunt where the big boys go 170 & 180!
Oh that's right u never hear about it because we don't have to beat our chest when we kill one!






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Damn sure ain't no Iowa deer either.





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The kill occurred on a 4,000-acre private lease Keen hunts with eight others.
God dammit, I am guessing this is Money Hill. I hunted there for 10 fricking years and never saw anything like that.

It used to be a big club, but they started leasing out sections of the property to individuals and you couldn't hunt there but still had to pay for it. They could hunt their piece plus the rest of the lease. A lot of people dropped out after that happened






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Almost my bavkyard





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Damn sure ain't no Iowa deer either.

Still a hellava fine deer






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