First deer down with the kiddo at my side
Passed a bunch of deer on opening weekend of Missouri's rifle season (where my farm is). Didn't see any bucks I would've wanted to take. Could've taken a doe, but I wanted to wait for my 8 year old son to be able to join me for that. Yesterday, we sat in my elevated box blind overlooking an alfalfa field, and made it happen just before the end of legal daylight. I took this doe with an AR-15 shooting 65 gr. Sierra GameKing handloaded ammo at 200 yards. The rifle has a homebuilt lower receiver with a Rock River Arms 20" heavy-barreled upper receiver. It served as a varmint rifle for a long time, but shoots this handload recipe into sub-half inch groups at 100 yards. That makes for one heck of a deer rifle.
Next up: muzzleloader season in late December to try for a buck.