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My boy Doubled on Deer again!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 24,508 Senior Member
Took the boy out again to a friends oat field where the deer have been eating him blind. 
Set up in my friends makeshift blind with my short .308 Winchester and SpecRest with 72 degree weather. 

The deer show up just before dark in the oat field. But, I saw a few in the brush of the neighboring property to the East. 
As we waited, a visiter found us in the middle of a field and decided to make himself at home. 

Apparently, the neighbors dog tracked us to the blind. Friendly lot. He hung out and played with my boy until I looked over my left shoulder and saw 4 deer had entered the field behind us. Crap!  Now they were within 50 yards and the gun was facing the wrong way. 
Well, puppy to the rescue!  He decided to go for a walk and the deer locked in on him. Allowing us to move the SpecRest and rifle to another opening that faced their direction. 
The boy got behind the rifle and we waited for the largest of the group to turn broadside. 
Earlier, I told my boy to try and aim a couple inches higher this evening. Seeing as he always shoots the heart, I said if he aimed a couple inches higher, we might be able to eat one this time. 
Well, with only 10 minutes of legal light left, she quartered towards us and I told him to send it. 
At the shot, she dropped like a rock without a twitch. Legs curled under her, she hit the ground and rolled onto her side. 
One deer returning the way they had come, the other two ran across the field in the direction we’d originally been facing. 
Moving the rifle, we waited for them to stop. When they did and the second largest quartered back towards us he sent another 168gr ELD-Match across the field and into his second deer of the evening. 
Lurching, she ran straight into the fence like a brick wall and collapsed. 
The boy has become quite deadly. 

"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    .308 Win
    168gr ELD-Match 
    50yrds 

    Deer #1
    Entrance



    Exit 



    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    edited January 2020 #3
    .308 Winchester
    168gr ELD-Match
    140yrds
     
    Deer #2
    Entrance



    Exit



    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    The young man has had quite a season!

    15 deer in 3 years
    6 for this season (Tags & MLD Permits)

    This Season:
    .243 Win x 1
    .260 Rem x 2
    .308 Win x 3

    He has one tag left. Maybe next weekend he can fill it. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,152 Senior Member
    Holy exit!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,139 Senior Member
    Holy smokes, the lad has killed more deer in his few years than many adults. Well done for giving him the opportunities and skill development ment to get it done.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,310 Senior Member
    That’s outstanding!!!!!!!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,927 Senior Member
    1st heart was still good? Hard to tell. 
    Once again, I am doing this deer hunting all wrong, gotta get a dog to play with in the stand now, what breed was that one? :D  
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,508 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    1st heart was still good? Hard to tell. 
    Once again, I am doing this deer hunting all wrong, gotta get a dog to play with in the stand now, what breed was that one? :D  
    Both hearts are in the fridge. I ain’t skeerd of a little tenderizing. 

    Pure Bread Mutt
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,570 Senior Member
    Truly a Rock Star!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,297 Senior Member
    Very nice!  Congrats to the boy!!
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,385 Senior Member
    edited January 2020 #12
    You sure he doesn't have a titanium skeleton, travel backwards in time, look for folks named Connor, that sort of thing?

    EDIT:  Of course not.  The dogs like him. :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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