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On the board for the season- 3 point whitetail down

bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 12,068 Senior Member


At first light this morning. Details later, when I'm back in the blind and have time to type
To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
-Mikhail Kalashnikov

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    Tease!!!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,138 Senior Member
    Nice meat buck...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Looks like a big 3 pointer
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,068 Senior Member
    Ok. Finally done with "stuff" and can write on this tablet.

    After being skunked last weekend, I was determined to get a deer. So, I got up at the rear crack of the morning and headed out on my own. My usual hunting partners all had kid stuff to do.

    Driving to the property, I almost hit a whole bunch of deer with the truck. One was literally just a few feet of my bumper as I swerved and missed it. That is better than coffee to wake you up.

    Then I damn near got lost in the dark as I stepped into a covey of sleeping quail who flushed from the grass and scared he everloving crap out of me. I lost my bearings for a few moments and then got to my blind a little later than j like but still in full dark.

    As the light came up i could see there were deer under the feeder. Four of them, two small, and two medium sized. I was trying to figure out which to shoot when it got light enough to see the headgear on this guy. I decided he was my cull for the season. So, I tried to get a bead on him with the cva scout pistol, but the low light was not playing well with the weaver scope. So I pulled in the backup- the DPMS LR- 308 with redfield 3-9. By the time I got everything lined up, he had fed toward me and was within 50 yards. I lined up and sent a Hornady AMAX through the top of his head.

    And that's why the pic was at that angle. He went... Um... 'Popeye' if you know what I mean.

    Anyway- I am now watching a 6 point at the feeder, wondering if he will be my other buck for the year. I am in a 2 buck county, and we need to cull a bunch of these out.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    :win:
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Congradulations!

    Well a boy in Michigan we used to hunt near a town called Cadillac. Partridge don't like to fly and will wait and flap right up in your face whenever you're unwary. Grouse do it out here on occasion, but not like them ol' pats did.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    Good job!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 356 Member
    Nice! Congrats!
    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    Great result Bullsi.
    Head shot deer in my experience are normally better eating/tender than lung or heart shot animals that manage to run after the shot. Should be great eating.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Great work, bullsi!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Great result Bullsi.
    Head shot deer in my experience are normally better eating/tender than lung or heart shot animals that manage to run after the shot. Should be great eating.

    Years back when I was hot and heavy into culling deer for ranches, I was all about head shots. It was quick and easy to clean up afterwards as there was no blood in the thoracic cavity.

    Now days, I prefer the education I get from the terminal performance study on body shots.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,068 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Years back when I was hot and heavy into culling deer for ranches, I was all about head shots. It was quick and easy to clean up afterwards as there was no blood in the thoracic cavity.

    Now days, I prefer the education I get from the terminal performance study on body shots.

    Someone asked me a while ago why I do so many headshots. Basically it's because I'm a better shooter than I am a tracker. And in this area, when a deer runs it gets into some of the nastiest brush and thorns you can imagine
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,138 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Someone asked me a while ago why I do so many headshots. Basically it's because I'm a better shooter than I am a tracker. And in this area, when a deer runs it gets into some of the nastiest brush and thorns you can imagine

    Yep...anchor them right where they stand...While I don't mind tracking, I hate dragging...especially when they get tngled up down in the creek bottom...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Yep...anchor them right where they stand...While I don't mind tracking, I hate dragging...especially when they get tngled up down in the creek bottom...

    So what you're saying is no more lake-run bucks in your future?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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