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BiffleFan

Don't Forget,....... Toilet paper

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BiffleFan    0
BiffleFan

Don't Forget,... Let's get the last minute list together. A few things you have to have for gun season. Shells,Grunt call, dOrange clothing, Buck knife, Bags for heart liver, Something to affix your tag. Any others? cool.gif

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shae1986

I usually like to bring a gun grin.gif

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shae1986

OH remember a camera never know when you will want to take a picture. And have TIP number handy, dont want poachers getting away with anything.

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Dahitman44    0
Dahitman44

Remember --

This year you don't have to tag the deer right away. Less of a chance to loose those crappy tags the DNR gives us.

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shae1986

I remembered my gun grin.gif

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But didn't remember a camera

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minneman    1
minneman

nice deer shae !!

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DEADhead    0
DEADhead

my oh my, nice rack! great buck

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ScottND    0
ScottND

NICE!! How wide is the spread?

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shae1986

haha i got all excited and i never measured anything yet. I think i will have the taxidermist do it once i figure out who should do it. My guesstimit is around that 18-18.5 range. But i honestly dont know.

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Dahitman44

2- shae.

Awesome.

Where did you get the big fella?

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shae1986

Ok ill tell the story.

And there i was, had to do it, sitting next to a pond, which a dug bean field runs next too, not even really deer hunting. I was looking at all the ducks and geese that were in this pond we hunt by. I am not kidding there was 2-3 thousand geese and over a thousand mallards with some pintails, buffaloheads, and bills in this pond since it was one of the few that had open water. So i snuck up there at about 1 o'clock to watch the birds. I was scanning the birds and found a goose with a neck coller. I was watching him walk around and swim when i heard this noise off to my right, i looked and saw nothing, but i thought it was a grunt. SO back to watching the birdies, and i heard it again, turned, nothing. Looked a little, then went back to my scope to look some more and i heard it again and this time i saw a deer running just outside the trees. I got ready and out popped this doe, and since we didn't have a deer yet i was going to shoot her, then behind her i see a rack coming so now im ready. This buck turns the corner and stops 40 yards broadside. I pull the trigger, click, this is when the panic hit. I ejected the bad shell and he took off running and i fired two shots. I thought they were good but i didn't know. He ran over the hill and so did i but i didn't see him. He seemed to run fine and i was freakin out bc i thought i missed. But i had to go check. So i walked over to where he was, this is a dug bean feild, and looking and found his tracks where he took off and started running. Follwed them, no blood, a little farther, no blood, then on a bean stalk there was a hint of red and it wiped onto my finger so i knew i hit him somewhere. My dad came after hearing the shot and the doe that was with him ran by him but no shot was offered. He came and i told him i shot a buck that looked ok. So we followed the blood in the field and found what i was thrilled about, a piece of lung in the field. This made me feel great. We followed the blood to the end of the field to where it met the trees. This is probably 50-60 yards. We found blood inside the trees and dad threw his hat down and we went back to the pickup to settle down a little and have a pop and to let him finish out. We waited like 20 minutes which seemed like forever. So we went to the hat and into the trees. He bleed a lot in the field so i figured this would be easy, well of course it wasn't. So we went super slow finding a drop of blood here and a drop there for about 20 yards. Then the blood started pouring out. It was easy to spot. We followed it to the ridge before it goes down to the river bottom and we stopped there and looked but didn't see anything. We went down a little farther and i looked ahead and i could see his belly. I put my scope on him to see if he was dead and that he was. I walked closer and all i could see was rack sticking up. This is when it really hit me that i shot a big deer. But of course the deer found the thickes stuff and went onto the bottom of a big hill that we hand to drag him up. Good thing he wasnt any 200 lb he was actually only in that 150-160 range, at least thats the guess. He got weighed yesterday and i haven't herd yet. He was taken with the trusty 30-06 with a 3.5x10 scheels scope attached with remington core lock bullets, which will get a letter bc of the miss fired shell, yeah that wasn't cool. Taken right around that 1:20-1:30 area. I hit him one of the two times, dont know which but im sure i shot a littl ahead of him one of the times.

He is being mounted and i will put him next to the other one that i have.

My dad was out hunting this morning but havent' heard anything yet, we haven't been seeing a lot of deer but some. Hope everyone is having a good season.

A. Shae

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BiffleFan

Now that is a DANDY, Bet you needed the toilet paper after that one! shocked.gif

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Dahitman44

Good story.

Went out yesterday north of Hawley sat in my stand and saw nothing. Too warm and too much full moon.

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Paul

Hey Nice deer, but if I may chastize you for one moment. I am not trying to be mean or anything but dont you think using your scope on top of a loaded rifle is the wrong thing to be spotting with. After all it may have been a person making the noise and you just pointed a load 30_6 at his head. Maybe a small pair of Binoculars would be better. Just a thought, I dont want to get everyone up in arms (no pun intendad) but I personally find that unsafe. But Hey Great Deer.

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shae1986

Paul

When i was looking through my scope it was only at the birds i never looked through the scope until the doe appeared around the corner. I know your concern and i had my bionoculars around my neck. I dont use scope for looking for something i dont know what it is. I was looking at the goose to see if i could see the numbers on the band. My bionocs are 8x42s and my scopis is a 3.5x10x42. I see your concern there but thats not what i was doing.

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I forgot to mention, Muzzleloader during slug season. Don't leave home without it!! Pictures will be up soon!!! wink.gifwink.gifshocked.giflaugh.gif

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