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WeatherbyWeatherby Senior MemberPosts: 4,953 Senior Member
First day out during our shotgun season. It was raining and sleeting near the house. Decidided Id rather get snowed on than that so went to an old favorite spot. Some real big deer up there......this was not one of them. Walked a pole line for about 1/2 an hour and saw one
Cross. Made my way up there found the track just in time to have it come back.

Poor guy was only about 20 yards and I saw the look in his eye knowing he made a big mistake. It was a total bang flop with a hornaday SST.
Slug hit a rib just behind the shoulder, then went up took out the backbone then exited pretty far back on off side. Zee would have loved the autopsy.
 
BTW.....I still got soaked through.

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    Congrats
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    He looks like a good healthy deer ready for a cold winter.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    He was before he jumped in the frying pan. I expected very tender.
    So far he is my toughest to date.
    Very surprising to me..
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,051 Senior Member
    Nice work!

    What shotgun?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #6
    I used a Remingon 11 -87
    It has an old hastings cantilever slug barrel.
    Probably wears my best scope too. A leupold 3x10x 50

    I would have liked to do autopsy pictures for you.
    Thought of it bit time got short.....funny how that works.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,051 Senior Member
    Wow!  A 3-10x on a shotgun!!  😁

    Ambitious. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,720 Senior Member
    Looks like a good meat deer.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #9
    Zee said:
    Wow!  A 3-10x on a shotgun!!  😁

    Ambitious. 
    It works and has been a killer combo for at least a decade.

    And well I am.odd
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,580 Senior Member
    Nice! 12 ga slugs sure hammer a deer.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #11
    jbohio said:
    Nice! 12 ga slugs sure hammer a deer.
    They can..... I am amazed by what this slug did.

    One of Zee's in depth autopsy reports was warrented....just couldn't happen.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Totally get your gripe and the term has picked up a lesser meaning but not for me so I used it. 
    We like deer meat and the first legal.one I see gets popped.

  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,150 Senior Member
    Nice job, Weatherby!  A good old fashioned spot and track is lost art. Very nice to see you pull it off.  
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    Yumm!  Looks tasty.  Well done!
    Jerry

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    Oh, it wasn’t directed at you.  Heard it a bunch yesterday. A place I was working at had a big buck contest. The ones who shot smaller deer were throwing that term around, making up for their tiny wieners. 
    Now I know you were talking about me.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Yumm!  Looks tasty.  Well done!
    Thanks Jerry
    It's the toughest chewing one I've ever shot......makes no sense to me.
    No adrenaline.....bang flop and a year and a half old.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Nice job, Weatherby!  A good old fashioned spot and track is lost art. Very nice to see you pull it off.  
    Thanks Louis it's my favorite way.
    Many times on certain deer I just like playing the game and being made a fool of.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Enzo I haven't tried that....it is tasty just far tougher than ever expected. Even just cutting raw backstrap last night I could tell.
    It is very odd IMHO.

    On a side one of my best deer hunts ever was tracking one with my friend for 6 hours before finally catching up and connecting. This deer had a large range we were miles from the start point. Luckily a road was relatively close.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,661 Senior Member
    Hey, one more deer than I shot, I only saw 2 while hunting the whole season, and they were going to definitely be tender judging by their size so I passed, did not want to shoot the only 2 breeders in the deer desert anyway. Are you done or do you have more tags? 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    One more buck tag.
    But during shotgun I can shoot bear or coyote also.
    So this week and next.
    I have a lot of time to use up before year end.
    I have tomorrow and friday off.
    Friday I hunt with Johanna so we could get a wallhanger one as they are in there.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,661 Senior Member
    Weatherby said:
    One more buck tag.
    But during shotgun I can shoot bear or coyote also.
    So this week and next.
    I have a lot of time to use up before year end.
    I have tomorrow and friday off.
    Friday I hunt with Johanna so we could get a wallhanger one as they are in there.
    Have you shot one yet, I can't remember?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Weatherby said:
    One more buck tag.
    But during shotgun I can shoot bear or coyote also.
    So this week and next.
    I have a lot of time to use up before year end.
    I have tomorrow and friday off.
    Friday I hunt with Johanna so we could get a wallhanger one as they are in there.
    Have you shot one yet, I can't remember?
    5  total.......but haven't gone out much for them in years. 
    Was going to take a week off and hunt them with a friend but it didn't work out for this year.
    Plenty around.....just timing
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,902 Senior Member
    Nice deer, sounds like a fun hunt. The hardest part of moving to the midwest was is learning to sit, be it stand or blind when all you've done was spot and stalk out west. 
    Try putting a roast in a slow cooker with a can of cranberry sauce, a packet of dry onion soup mix and a couple slices of bacon for some fat. Turns a tough roast into quite the treat.

    Sako
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    A little update.
    My daughter came home from college last night and wanted me to cook up some venison for her.
    Took a few steaks from the hind quarter and it was far better. Very happy about that. 
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Congratulations Weatherby, well done!  12ga slugs certainly hammer deer. robin
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,936 Senior Member
    Well done, nice to hear some cuts are not so tough
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Well done, nice to hear some cuts are not so tough
    Thanks Ron.
    It is weird though.
    I could tell the difference just running the knife through the raw meat.
    I am going to try Sako's recommendation on a few roasts for Christmas.
    With a few adaptations.....lol
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,112 Senior Member
    Great result. Spotting and stalking an animal gives me immense satisfaction and an adrenaline buzz.

    Interesting that some of the meat is tough when it dropped on the spot. I have had the same thing. Bloodhound and I have solved that problem though. We hang all deer in a chiller for between 6 to 14 days now and they come out so tender you can cut the meat with a fork. Chiller was a free score last year. Wouldnt be without one now.  
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #29
    I have one word for you.  Slice up that roast into cutlets and then...

    Wienerschnitzel!!

    That's German for Chicken Fried Steak. That's the way we eat 90% of our venison that's not made into sausage.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #30
    Weatherby said:
    Totally get your gripe and the term has picked up a lesser meaning but not for me so I used it. 
    We like deer meat and the first legal.one I see gets popped.

    That was my daddy's saying, "Meat Deer" When it wasn't a trophy it was a meat deer. I figured that or wasn't sure if you were part Filipino trying to speak English.
    My wife being full blood Pinay (Filipino Woman) always says the noun before the adjective. like MEAT DEER (meaning Deer Meat). I don't think I'll ever teach her correct English. My corrections don't sink in with her, LOL!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    edited December 2018 #31
    I can't tell the size from the picture but if that deer is genetically inferior in the rack department and not just a young deer, he might be older than you think. That might be why he's tough. I've had some true spikes that were old enough to vote and tougher than a leather boot. Check his teeth.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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