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LittleLebowski
09-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Let's kick this off....

The below coyote was hit in the chest at a little over 200 yards (he was sitting on his haunches) with a .25WSSM ballistic tip handload. The round exited his hip, sent him spinning, and I still had to track him a hundred yards or so into a small cave and finish him with a Glock. Coyotes are tough.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/IMG_0071.jpg

Pennzoil
09-21-2012, 04:02 PM
Nice coyote! I have zero luck with seeing or calling in coyotes.

Here is a few of mine.

Hunting Jacks with my Colt match target years ago. These two were running together.
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/1630/picturebackup464.jpg
Dove hunting in the desert next to a mud puddle temp was around 110 but it was a dry heat:p
http://imageshack.us/a/img821/8961/nogdovehunt3.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img255/4355/nogdovehunt.jpg
Rifle went down earlier this year on a multi day javelina hunting trip so I just went out to help scout for my buddies with my normal carry gear at the time. Fox just happens to be in season at the same time with the option of centerfire pistol.

I got him with my first shot from the draw just above the front legs severed the spine. I would of never tried this prior to taking pistol classes like Chris L, Mike Pannone and AFHF but I was confident I could get a good hit. This was my favorite hunting shot to date and my phone was dead from being stuck roaming all day.
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/2751/img0237ho.jpg
Kit Fox steaks in camp
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/9199/img0229rh.jpg

GJM
09-21-2012, 04:12 PM
Here is my hunting picture from just over a week ago. 338-06 at 304 +/- yards, one shot to heart/lung, fired from slung/prone from in the cover across the water behind me. Glock 29 back-up, not required.1038

Zhurdan
09-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Here is my hunting picture from just over a week ago. 338-06 at 304 +/- yards, one shot to heart/lung, fired from slung/prone from in the cover across the water behind me. Glock 29 back-up, not required.

Holy Shnikies!!! Nice moose. That background is surreal. It almost looks painted.

Pennzoil
09-21-2012, 04:29 PM
Here is my hunting picture from just over a week ago. 338-06 at 304 +/- yards, one shot to heart/lung, fired from slung/prone from in the cover across the water behind me. Glock 29 back-up, not required.

Wow, You're going to need a bigger freezer.

ToddG
09-21-2012, 04:35 PM
My dog loves moose antlers... just sayin' ...

JHC
09-21-2012, 06:15 PM
Here is my hunting picture from just over a week ago. 338-06 at 304 +/- yards, one shot to heart/lung, fired from slung/prone from in the cover across the water behind me. Glock 29 back-up, not required.1038

What a moose!!!! WOW!

338-06, what a neat cartridge too. (so I've read ;) )

John Ralston
09-21-2012, 09:10 PM
Here's a mangy coyote I got a couple years ago...called it in to about 25 yds and nailed it with some 00 out of my Benelli (never even twitched...truly DRT).

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/8010823893_1f30532284.jpg

John Ralston
09-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Let's kick this off....

The below coyote was hit in the chest at a little over 200 yards (he was sitting on his haunches) with a .25WSSM ballistic tip handload. The round exited his hip, sent him spinning, and I still had to track him a hundred yards or so into a small cave and finish him with a Glock. Coyotes are tough.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/IMG_0071.jpg

I never realized that VA was so flat and desolate...:p

GJM
09-21-2012, 09:27 PM
Lots of friends to share the moose meat. Todd, I have plenty of moose antlers around, which your dog is welcome to, but this bull is a once of a lifetime animal, and will end up on a wall.

As long as we are sharing pictures, here are two from our second sheep hunt this August to the Brooks Range. We climbed on top of a mountain to hunt down on three rams, got caught by weather, camped on top and were greeted by snow on the morning of August 26th.

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tmoore912
09-21-2012, 10:16 PM
Nothing cool like GJM's Moose, but a 7 pointer I got a couple years ago.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/IMG_2123.jpg

First deer with my daughter.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/IMG_0534.jpg

9 pointer I hit at a trot from 125 yards out.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Teds9-pointCrop.jpg

2nd deer with my daughter during a Father/ Daughter hunt I do with some buddies.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/380903_2670227522391_724259883_n.jpg

Frozen in Arkansas.

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Odin Bravo One
09-21-2012, 10:45 PM
I don't really consider it "hunting" as there is really no skill, other than basic marksmanship required. But, it results in dead animals, so I guess it technically qualifies.

Her first, age 30 something........
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/SavageHunter/Snapshot47-23-20123-12PM_zps41c09281.png

His first, age 1 year, 364 days.......nephew
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/SavageHunter/DSC00036_zps97ae8125.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/SavageHunter/Diggers051_zpsaf05238f.jpg

Master/Blaster (Nephew and his dad)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/SavageHunter/DSC00033_zpsbee2e4fb.jpg

LittleLebowski
09-22-2012, 05:32 AM
I never realized that VA was so flat and desolate...:p

Family ranch near Douglas WY.

SGT_Calle
09-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Master/Blaster (Nephew and his dad)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/SavageHunter/DSC00033_zpsbee2e4fb.jpg

This photo is my favorite!
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ToddG
09-22-2012, 08:12 PM
As long as we are sharing pictures, here are two from our second sheep hunt this August to the Brooks Range. We climbed on top of a mountain to hunt down on three rams, got caught by weather, camped on top and were greeted by snow on the morning of August 26th.

Dude, it's like you're the anti-me.

The only hunting I'll do on vacation this year will be mosquitos and dinner reservations:
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/4/837536-Aeriel_view_of_the_Maui_Marriott_Resorts_Pool_Maui .jpg

GJM
09-22-2012, 08:37 PM
Yeah, but we had our reasons for climbing on top of that mountain, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Range -- as said previously, searching for the elusive Gadget, but also fitness training for the AFHS class next weekend in ABQ.

ToddG
09-23-2012, 07:16 AM
Well played. Very well played.

LittleLebowski
09-24-2012, 06:35 AM
My brother with some animals taken at the family ranch in Wyoming.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/BJSheperdsonAntelope.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/100_0044.jpg

WyoXd
10-02-2012, 10:26 AM
2012 mule deer public land opening day in Wyoming yesterday.

Here is my oldest boy (17) with his best deer to date. I dropped him and his littlest brother off to hunt one end of the section we hunt while I took my other boy(12) to the other end. His first deer without dad's help.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/02/4anemuby.jpg

Here is the buck my 12 year old shot- his first day hunting with his own license, first deer ever.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/02/3aramuma.jpg

Very proud of my boys!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/02/manezyhe.jpg
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JM Campbell
10-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Pure awesome man! Congrats to the boys. I can see your smile all the way down here in Texas.

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LittleLebowski
10-02-2012, 11:08 AM
WyoXD, doing a good job raising them up right! Where are you at? My dad's ranch is east of Douglas.

WyoXd
10-02-2012, 11:40 AM
WyoXD, doing a good job raising them up right! Where are you at? My dad's ranch is east of Douglas.

Thanks a lot. We're in Laramie, but we hunt about an hour west near Elk Mountain(where I grew up).

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LittleLebowski
11-11-2012, 10:44 AM
All by himself. This morning while hiking. Must have carried it 50 yards after running it down and killing it just to show me. I made sure it was humanely put down.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/IMG_20121111_101314.jpg


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/IMG_20121111_102311.jpg


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LittleLebowski
11-11-2012, 01:44 PM
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/baxshep/IMG_20121111_101431.jpg

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JHC
11-11-2012, 03:01 PM
L.L. - Talk about "raising them right"!!! ;) That is awesome beyond science's ability to measure awesome!

Great pics all. Awesome trophies.

Lost River
12-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Couple of Jacks from a few years back:


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/125-1.jpg


And the old .357 Flattop:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/128.jpg

Sparks leather:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/130.jpg

LittleLebowski
12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
LR, where were those photos taken? Loving the view.

JHC
12-09-2012, 05:17 PM
Lost River, what's your technique for getting that "patina" on the Ruger? ;)

Lost River
04-29-2013, 07:38 PM
LR, where were those photos taken? Loving the view.

I forgot all about this thread!

The pics were from southern Idaho, down near the Nevada border, out on the "Sagebrush Sea".

In regards to the "Patina", I rescued this gun.

It looked much worse than it does now. Gunwriter John Taffin donated an ejector rod length barrel and a grip frame for the project and very kindly taught me how to swap frames one day after a gun show. This is now my "Taffin" gun. :)

As rough as it looks, the internals are bright and smooth and it shoots straight as an arrow.

The cool thing is that I don't have to worry about scratching it up when I am out bumming around in the mountains and deserts.

WDW
04-29-2013, 08:50 PM
Smoked this yote at 324 yds on a slow trot w/my 30-06. I didn't lead him quite enough & hit him a little far back. It spun him around and he ran off about 50 yds. He was easy to track in the snow though. When I found him, he was still alive & quite pissed to say the least. A 230gr .45 JHP to the base of the neck put him down for good though.

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab217/10mm4me/coyote3.jpg (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/10mm4me/media/coyote3.jpg.html)

I shot this one basically at point blank range w/a 75gr BTHP out of an old Armalite AR I used to have. Called him right in w/a squealer call.
I hit him in the neck and this was the exit wound. Pretty wicked.
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab217/10mm4me/coyote.jpg (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/10mm4me/media/coyote.jpg.html)

butler coach
10-23-2013, 09:29 AM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll252/ebeveridge1/deer13_zps033bca40.jpg (http://s290.photobucket.com/user/ebeveridge1/media/deer13_zps033bca40.jpg.html)


Got this guy last night.
10 point
18" inside spread

bowtech general
rage 2 blade broadhead
25 yard shot
60 yard recovery

41magfan
11-25-2013, 07:15 PM
This little fella' tempted fate just a little too much this morning.

Glock 30 SF
Hornady 230 gr XTP (+P) - Full Penetration
30 yard shot - about a 70 yard recovery.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6962/bgci.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/bgci.jpg/)

Crews
11-26-2013, 07:29 AM
My first and foremost passion in life..... Waterfowl hunting.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/ebahevu3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/apubesab.jpg

LittleLebowski
11-26-2013, 07:33 AM
Well done!


This little fella' tempted fate just a little too much this morning.

Glock 30 SF
Hornady 230 gr XTP (+P) - Full Penetration
30 yard shot - about a 70 yard recovery.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6962/bgci.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/bgci.jpg/)

jetfire
11-26-2013, 09:18 AM
And the old .357 Flattop:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/128.jpg

That is just the sexiest thing I've seen all day.

Matt O
11-26-2013, 11:30 AM
Doing my part to manage the Northern Virginia deer herd.

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Malamute
11-26-2013, 06:03 PM
Took my Malamute bird dog for a walk the other day, she flushed a grouse, so we brought it home. Were an awful lot of snowshoe rabbit tracks, may go back and look for some of them. Plenty of moose tracks also, I'm just as happy we didn't run into any of them. No bear or wolf tracks in evidence.

Will have to load up some more small game loads for the 71.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_5663_zps9c450fb8.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_5647_zps0788a266.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_5645_zps9a6fce1e.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_5652_zpsd424d99c.jpg

Matt O
11-26-2013, 07:48 PM
That sir is some gorgeous country. I can't wait to liberate myself from being near the big city, but sadly that's not in the forecast anytime soon.

Malamute
12-05-2013, 12:15 PM
Have a couple pics from The Great Bunny Safari.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_2612.jpg

The old Wonderdog inspecting the results of the hunt,
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_2614.jpg




Actually, I'd had a Uberti copy of a Colts Navy hanging around loaded for a year or two and thought I'd freshen it up. The bunnies were overrunning the yard that year, I'd step out the door and 6 or more would scatter. I got 3 bunnies with 4 shots, one handed. First shot I'd forgotten how high it shot. Had one very fast hangfire, but all shots fired fine otherwise.

Lost River
12-12-2013, 03:16 PM
That is just the sexiest thing I've seen all day.

Grin... it's actually a fine shooter.

vaspence
12-13-2013, 07:21 PM
1979


This year turkey I shot a few hours ago.

Clyde from Carolina
12-14-2013, 10:56 PM
Love this thread, keep 'em coming gents.

Crews
12-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Thanksgiving weekend

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/16/qysujudy.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/16/ydamave3.jpg

Crews
12-15-2013, 04:31 PM
Productive evening in the stand....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/16/ta5uquqa.jpg

LittleLebowski
12-15-2013, 04:43 PM
.308 for a turkey, must be a thick skinned bird :D


1979


This year turkey I shot a few hours ago.

SGT_Calle
12-15-2013, 07:19 PM
.308 for a turkey, must be a thick skinned bird :D

That's what I was thinking too, but didn't say anything since I'm not a hunter. I thought shotgun was the standard turkey gun.

vaspence
12-15-2013, 07:31 PM
.308 for a turkey, must be a thick skinned bird :D

They are pretty tough down here in central VA. :D

This was a victim of opportunity while hunting deer, luckily only wrecked top 1/4 of one side of the breast.

Seven_Sicks_Two
03-12-2014, 08:49 PM
http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a480/mattt1024/Mobile%20Uploads/5e517d37-bd22-4fbd-8141-42dc906a7e84_zps3473b735.jpg

480-ish pound hog taken last month. The 62 gr. TSX went in under the left eye and was recovered in the front-right shoulder. Aside from shearing one petal, the recovered bullet looked like a photo out of a magazine ad.

Matt O
10-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Good start to the weekend - Virginia is definitely very much in pre-rut. Caught this guy chasing 3 does.

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Doh, forgot to fix the tongue. I suck at posing hunting shots.

GJM
10-25-2014, 02:59 PM
Good start to the weekend - Virginia is definitely very much in pre-rut. Caught this guy chasing 3 does.

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Doh, forgot to fix the tongue. I suck at posing hunting shots.

what firearm?

Matt O
10-25-2014, 03:10 PM
We're in the archery only part of the season right now, but I pretty much only hunt with bows anyway.

Odin Bravo One
10-26-2014, 12:12 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/SavageHunter/Pig_zps17eba4db.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SavageHunter/media/Pig_zps17eba4db.jpg.html)

SeriousStudent
10-26-2014, 12:56 AM
Mmmm ... pulled pork sammiches. I hope you and your friends had a excellent time.

To heck with Ebola, swine are the real epidemic down here. I'll hopefully help reduce that burden this fall.

Odin Bravo One
10-26-2014, 02:26 PM
I'll just leave this here..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoHETs5peH8&feature=youtu.be

Malamute
10-26-2014, 02:41 PM
I'll just leave this here..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoHETs5peH8&feature=youtu.be


That's hilarious!

Looks like fun too!

SeriousStudent
10-26-2014, 04:48 PM
I'll just leave this here..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoHETs5peH8&feature=youtu.be

In the words of Larry the Cable Guy - "That right there is funny, I don't care who you are...."

dbateman
10-27-2014, 02:46 AM
I'll just leave this here..........


Ok that is the best thing I have seen all month.... I want to do it.

ASH556
11-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Meat for the freezer. Shooting a young button buck isn't something I would normally choose to do, but this was a target of opportunity. I was headed to my stand 15 mins after legal light (still 15 min before sunrise) and I always try to "hunt" to my stand. Well, this morning it paid off. I caught a little movment in the woods to my right and identified "a deer" (that's about as much as I could make out in the light). I took a knee, took a sight picture through my scope and waited for a clear shot. When he stepped into the opening between the trees I took the shot. 75 yards in a hardwood thicket. I didn't know it was a button buck (and not a doe) until I reached him, but still, the hunt was pretty thrilling being that close on the ground, moving, etc.

http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab104/ASH556/517E02A1-21AD-4DE1-AA93-DEEADDB66F91.jpg

23JAZ
11-17-2014, 04:45 PM
Backstrap tastes good no matter what the antler size! Good Job!

tmoore912
11-17-2014, 05:53 PM
I went twice during Ga. archery, and missed a doe at 40 yards.

A month ago when the wind storm came through, I was in the woods. Not ideal conditions, but it's when I could go. Saw deer, but no shots.

Two weekends ago was our annual Father/Daughter hunt, and we had a blast even though my daughter did not get her first deer.

Ground blind selfi one afternoon.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/557.jpeg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/557.jpeg.html)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141108_080636.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141108_080636.jpg.html)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141109_112126.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141109_112126.jpg.html) http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/2014-11-09%2016.59.06.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/2014-11-09%2016.59.06.jpg.html)

This past Friday it was #FillTheFreezerFriday

100# doe.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/636.jpeg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/636.jpeg.html)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141114_173143_1.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141114_173143_1.jpg.html)


I hunted Saturday and didn't get any opportunities even though I saw deer. I had a nice big body 6 pointer come into the food plot I hunted early Saturday morning, and then I saw some antler-less deer moving through a thicket about 150 yards away. The Saturday evening hunt was beautiful and calm, but no deer even though the Swamp Chestnut Oaks (http://www.qdma.com/articles/know-your-deer-plants-swamp-chestnut-oak) were dropping about every couple minutes. A 125# Boar hog was eating his weight in acorns around me, but I am hoping to save him for my nephew when we have our annual Father/Son hunt the first weekend in Dec.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141115_064648.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/20141115_064648.jpg.html)

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/283.jpeg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/283.jpeg.html)

My hunting buddies all scored doe on Saturday morning and a 4.5 year old 9 pointer was killed on Saturday afternoon hunt.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/0aa6c851-f4cf-4b76-b808-cf23887c4113.jpg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/0aa6c851-f4cf-4b76-b808-cf23887c4113.jpg.html)


Sunday, I went to the Tree House stand on a huge power-line easement that crosses the Oconee River. The Treehouse is built in a huge Swamp Chestnut Oak that is overlooking a acre food plot. The oak is still dropping acorns. I had 3 doe under me for 10 minutes before I could pick out a shot through the limbs and remaining leaves. Shot her right by the ladder. All in all a fine weekend hunt that netted 2 doe that filled my freezer half way.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/740.jpeg (http://s265.photobucket.com/user/tmoore912/media/Hunting/2014%20Deer%20Season/740.jpeg.html)

SeriousStudent
11-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Good work, Dad! I hope you all have many more good times in the future. :)

Timbonez
11-19-2014, 12:19 AM
I took this little 8-point 2 days ago at right about sunset.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h380/Timbonez/imagejpg1.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/Timbonez/media/imagejpg1.jpg.html)
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h380/Timbonez/imagejpg2.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/Timbonez/media/imagejpg2.jpg.html)

Timbonez
11-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Thelinks were broken and there is no more edit feature...

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h380/Timbonez/Hunting/Deer%20Hunting%202014/imagejpg1.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/Timbonez/media/Hunting/Deer%20Hunting%202014/imagejpg1.jpg.html)
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h380/Timbonez/Hunting/Deer%20Hunting%202014/EBB396A7-E8FF-4177-B7B3-5300486FD709.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/Timbonez/media/Hunting/Deer%20Hunting%202014/EBB396A7-E8FF-4177-B7B3-5300486FD709.jpg.html)

vaspence
11-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Small 8 (16" or so) I took this past Saturday.

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MDS
01-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Small 8 (16" or so) I took this past Saturday.

Looks like a tasty little buck! Can you tell me about the knife next to it?

Lost River
01-04-2015, 09:52 AM
Daughter and dad quartering his cow elk last month:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0415_zps3836a182.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/IV_Troop/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0415_zps3836a182.jpg.html)


Lashed down and ready to take off the side of the mountain

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Dad made a stellar 565 yard (lasered) double lung shot on this big cow. He said it was the furthest shot he has ever taken. The nosler dropped her DRT.

Lost River
01-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Practicing before the hunt.


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The mid morning wind picked up on the first day of deer season, and we were on a high exposed ridge. Partially as a lesson, to teach the daughter shelter building, partially to kill time, we erected a wind break.
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Deer came out and I lasered a doe, 197 yards. Told my 12 year old girl to center the crosshairs right behind the shoulder. She was using a custom Tikka T3 in 6mm Remington. At the shot the deer collapsed with legs in air and slid a bit down the mountain side. Great first shot on her first deer hunt.

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Lost River
01-04-2015, 10:19 AM
Little buck I used up my tag on
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SLG
01-04-2015, 12:19 PM
I have no idea what I just watched...I'm not much of a fisherman. Looks like Sean isn't either:-)

edited, quote didn't come though. I just saw Sean's youtube link. What was that?

pdh
07-07-2015, 07:30 AM
Springbok Hunt in the Free State, South Africa

Shot with a Remington 700 AAC-SD

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LittleLebowski
07-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Springbok Hunt in the Free State, South Africa

Shot with a Remington 700 AAC-SD


Would like to trade a hunt in Wyoming with you :D

What suppressor is on there?

Malamute
07-09-2015, 03:38 PM
Bunnie safari in the yard. Uberti Navy Colt copy, 36 cal round ball, 30 grs 3-F powder. One handed shooting.

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pdh
07-10-2015, 02:05 AM
Would like to trade a hunting Wyoming with you :D

What suppressor is on there?

Haha, I think as long as you are outdoors in the bush, you can hunt anywhere.

Its made by a local company called Numenor. Its a reflex suppressor.

One thing we have going for us in South Africa is that all types of suppressors are legal and barrel length is not an issue.

SteveB
07-10-2015, 06:38 AM
Africa is just great hunting. We are talking about a return trip to Namibia next year. This from a few years ago:

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LittleLebowski
10-13-2015, 06:57 AM
I know for a fact that a certain forum member needs to update this thread :cool:

ASH556
11-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Georgia legalized hunting with silencers for the 2014 season. Unfortunately I didn't get my stamp back in time to take advantage of it in 2014. I remedied that fact on Saturday, though. We had rain including some wind, thunder, and lighting until noon. That didn't deter me, though. With this week historically showing lots of rut activity, I had determined to sit all day regardless of the weather. By 6:45 AM I was 30 ft up a red oak on a hardwood ridge bordering some planted pines with some good rub and scrape sign in front of me. I saw tons of squirrels and a couple turkeys buy no deer. By 4:00 I was getting tired. A Summit Viper is a very comfortable stand, but anything gets old after 9.5 hrs; especially when everything is soaked. At about 4:15 I stood up to stretch my legs and turned around to check the creek bottom. I saw a sapling shaking like crazy and saw a gray body, but couldn't make out much else. I grabbed my rifle and dialed the scope up to 10X and saw that it was a decent-bodied spike (turns out one side was split, so technically a 3pt, but whatever). We are completely out of venison and my wife told me not to come home from an all-day hunt without deer blood on my hands, so I lined up the crosshairs on his shoulder and pressed the trigger. He jumped and ran about 25 yds before giving it up. He was slighting quartering to me at the shot and I was probably 100+ feet above him. The bullet entered just above the shoulder blade and exited in the far armpit. Bullet was a 150gr Federal Fusion. You can see the entrance wound below and the exit was roughly 1.5X the size. Not the huge blowout you see from cup & core bullets, but it did it's job and with probably less meat damage.
Rifle: Remington 700 LTR, .308 Win.
Scope: Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10X40 M3 in Nightforce rings and base
Suppressor/Dragging handle: AAC SDN-6

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Oh, and who says you can't hunt out of a Honda Civic?

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LittleLebowski
11-09-2015, 08:53 AM
Well done, Ash! You couldn't gut him in the woods?

ASH556
11-09-2015, 09:31 AM
Well done, Ash! You couldn't gut him in the woods?

Thanks man, I did, just not where he fell. I dragged him about 100 yds to the dam and did it up there. Closer to water to wash up with. He's gutted in the cooler pic above.

ASH556
05-23-2016, 01:58 PM
Hunting field mice in my backyard garden. Got to keep them out of the house, ya know? Lots of fun with the suppressed .22 pistol. Both first round hits too!

http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab104/ASH556/E341F5BF-A959-442F-95E4-E108496EEC5F_1.jpg

Lost River
05-24-2016, 08:43 PM
Fat Jack

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For size reference, the rifle is a 20" barreled Marlin Mountie Model 39.

Doc_Glock
05-25-2016, 12:36 PM
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serialsolver
05-25-2016, 09:10 PM
Hunting field mice in my backyard garden. Got to keep them out of the house, ya know? Lots of fun with the suppressed .22 pistol. Both first round hits too!

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Man, I like how you roll, if it wasn't fer cats being cheaper than cans and work longer I would get a set up like that.

Duelist
05-26-2016, 09:49 PM
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Coues White tail I killed at 300 yards two days after Thanksgiving, 2015. I hunted the far side of our nearest mountain range all day Friday with my son. He was sick the next day, and I waited to see if he'd feel better, but he didn't, so I went out for the afternoon by myself to a canyon near our place.

I was working my way back to my truck when I found a small group of does. I spent about twenty minutes stalking them and trying t turn one into a spike (I was hunting meat, but we can't kill does here), but none had any kind of antler. Right as I got to the trailhead, I saw another hunter next to the trail working some binos on a tripod. I sat down, back away from him, and waited for him to make his shot. He kept moving back and forth between his rifle and the binos, but didn't shoot. Finally, I hissed at him, and we had a talk. Turns out, there were two bucks, a 3x3 and a 2x2, on the opposite hill, but he wanted a bigger buck, so he offered to talk me into one of them and spot for me.

Well, like I said, I was hunting meat. The 2x2 was closer, at 300 lasered yards, but uphill from me. I laid my rifle across my backpack, took a solid prone position, watched him feeding until he turned broadside, bracketed his sternum and spine with my 200 and 300 yard reticle dots, and put a 100gr .243 through his left shoulder blade and lungs. Turns out he was quartering toward me a bit, so the bullet exited behind the ribs on the right side, and pulled some intestine out with it. He dropped at the shot and his legs twitched for a moment, and never moved after. I haven't killed that many deer, and this was my first buck, but even so, is was the fastest non-spine or head-shot kill I've ever seen.

By the time I navigated to his side of the canyon, it was back-side of the moon dark, and I couldn't find him. I had a good picture from my shooting position, though, and I was back at first light with some friends who helped me find him and get him out. It was plenty chilled up there that time of year, below 40F overnight, so I wasn't worried about spoilage. A coyote ate his tail during the night, though!

coldcase1984
06-01-2016, 11:08 PM
Me and my Captain took a day off for the last day of antler less season in TN.

Two good-sized boys in a 2-man Ladder stand with my Tikka T3 CTR .260 Remington w Mk 4 Leupold and a Silencerco Harvester. In 50 mins we tagged out w 3 deer each from 200-350 yards and my first bobcat at 150 yards.

Seven shots, seven DRTs w Fed Premium 120 Ballistic Tips. We're gonna skip more this year...

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Malamute
06-02-2016, 12:11 AM
Man, I like how you roll, if it wasn't fer cats being cheaper than cans and work longer I would get a set up like that.

22 CB caps work pretty well in rifles, being nearly noiseless. They work well in pistols but are not quite as quiet. They still work fine for shooting in the basement with ear protection.

Gadfly
06-03-2016, 03:59 PM
My last hunt. It was an awesome trip! West Texas...

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Colt191145lover
06-03-2016, 06:12 PM
Mine from last fall . Used the wife's Tikka T3 .308 with 165 gr Nosler Acubonds ,right at 200 yards ATTACH=CONFIG]8300[/ATTACH]

SLG
06-04-2016, 11:07 AM
Hunting field mice in my backyard garden. Got to keep them out of the house, ya know? Lots of fun with the suppressed .22 pistol. Both first round hits too!

http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab104/ASH556/E341F5BF-A959-442F-95E4-E108496EEC5F_1.jpg

How do you hunt them?

ASH556
06-05-2016, 11:41 PM
How do you hunt them?
Veeeeewwwy Quietwy.























Spot and stalk, man. It started with me cutting grass and seeing what I first thought was a chipmunk. Realizied it was a mouse that close to my house and the game was afoot.

ASH556
09-22-2016, 09:25 PM
After 10 years of trying, I finally succeeded in bowhunting tonight. Far from the biggest deer in the woods, but you couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Can't wait to taste that jerky either!

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LittleLebowski
09-22-2016, 09:32 PM
Jerky? Pan fry some steaks, son! Well done.

punkey71
09-22-2016, 09:53 PM
My first bow hunt ever at my in laws farm in NC this past Monday-Wednesday. Saw a half dozen doe the first day and a half. None close enough and a couple saw/smelled me and took off hissing.

2nd night this 7 pt makes his way towards me at dusk. I drew on him at 35 yards and again at 30. I just didn't have the confidence to send the arrow.

Patience paid off. He got to 22 yards and gave me a great broadside shot.

Great first bow hunt. I enjoy rifle but bow hunting is a different kind of amazing.
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Matt O
09-22-2016, 10:12 PM
My first bow hunt ever at my in laws farm in NC this past Monday-Wednesday. Saw a half dozen doe the first day and a half. None close enough and a couple saw/smelled me and took off hissing.

2nd night this 7 pt makes his way towards me at dusk. I drew on him at 35 yards and again at 30. I just didn't have the confidence to send the arrow.

Patience paid off. He got to 22 yards and gave me a great broadside shot.

Great first bow hunt. I enjoy rifle but bow hunting is a different kind of amazing.
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Careful, once you're hooked it's hard to go back. For east coast white tails, there's nothing more satisfying than bow hunting.


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tmoore912
09-23-2016, 08:41 AM
After 10 years of trying, I finally succeeded in bowhunting tonight. Far from the biggest deer in the woods, but you couldn't wipe the smile off my face. Can't wait to taste that jerky either!


Nice going ASH556. Congrats on the first bow kill and venison for the freezer.

ASH556
09-23-2016, 09:13 AM
Nice going ASH556. Congrats on the first bow kill and venison for the freezer.

Thank you sir!

Colt191145lover
10-12-2016, 03:09 PM
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My Wife's first elk. Im very proud of her!

vaspence
10-13-2016, 08:13 PM
8 pointer I got with crossbow yesterday evening. Red light in pic is a lumenok, I love these things for an evening hunt.


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LittleLebowski
10-13-2016, 08:21 PM
Well done, I need more places to hunt.

Matt O
10-14-2016, 05:22 AM
Well done, I need more places to hunt.

You and me both man. It's the perennial east coast hunting problem unless you own a bunch of your own land.

ASH556
10-25-2016, 08:12 PM
Broke in the new .308 tonight with a nice GA 8 pt! Thank you Lord!

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vaspence
11-17-2016, 01:02 PM
Backyard buck taken this morning with crossbow. The lawn trailer has proven useful in more ways than one.

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Colt191145lover
11-17-2016, 01:17 PM
Very nice!

Crews
11-21-2016, 04:58 AM
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My wife's first time to shoot a deer. She made a great shot with the 12.5" 6.8 SBR at 100 yards, 120grn SST did the job well. I'm proud of her!


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MRW
11-27-2016, 07:07 PM
Picture of a 7pt PA whitetail I shot on opening day last year. Got him with my Remington 7600 .30-06.

Headed out tomorrow for the opening of this year's rifle season.

Colt191145lover
11-27-2016, 07:29 PM
I ran short on time this season so this little guy committed suicide.11954
Head shot with Mk 262 Mod 1 , I hit about a inch low from the spine. It was done but still kicking so I gave it a mercy dose from my PX4 Compact. The intersting part is I found the 147gr HST in the hide on the other side of its head. 1195811959

butler coach
12-02-2016, 06:46 AM
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Little 7 shot on first day of pa deer season. 30-06 pump

walker2713
12-02-2016, 07:23 AM
Called and shot on BLM land near La Cienega NM a month ago.....

All the gory part was on their insides: shot at 40 and 80 yards with 40gr .223 Nosler Ballistic Tips.

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walker2713
12-02-2016, 12:17 PM
A double came in to the call....SE NM about 4 years ago.....

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More recently.....June of this year near Santa Fe....

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pangloss
01-14-2017, 01:09 PM
I shot this 10 point this morning from 200 yards using my Ruger No. 1 in .270 Winchester (150 grain Hornady loads). It's the biggest deer I've ever killed (205 lbs). Except for the first deer I ever shot at, this was the longest shot I've ever taken. I didn't feel good about the shot when it broke, but everything worked out pretty well.

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JM Campbell
01-14-2017, 01:20 PM
Great deer PG, thanks for sharing.


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Colt191145lover
01-14-2017, 01:32 PM
pangloss, Very nice buck!

pointfiveoh
09-30-2017, 04:51 AM
Zinged this guy on my first ever hog hunt with a 742 in 30-06. He's around 200 lbs and I'm looking forward to a ton of sausage.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/7919cb323d82f9a810e39e6cefe50682.jpg

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Erick Gelhaus
10-29-2017, 11:13 PM
My cape buffalo from the summer of '02, taken with a post-64 Win 70 in .375H&H:
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This year's buck ... taken from farther away than I'd have liked with a 16" 6.8SPC, 126lbs field dressed:
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LOKNLOD
10-29-2017, 11:39 PM
I posted these in my journal, but didnít find this thread. Good bump.

Spent a week in Limpopo region of South Africa this summer, with Stanley Pieterse Safaris, www.spsafaris.com. An amazing experience.

Impala:
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Kudu:
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Gemsbok:
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Blesbok:
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I almost had a good old blue wildebeest bull too, WILL go back for him someday...

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LittleLebowski
10-30-2017, 05:20 AM
Dang, that's a nice buck.


I shot this 10 point this morning from 200 yards using my Ruger No. 1 in .270 Winchester (150 grain Hornady loads). It's the biggest deer I've ever killed (205 lbs). Except for the first deer I ever shot at, this was the longest shot I've ever taken. I didn't feel good about the shot when it broke, but everything worked out pretty well.

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Dagga Boy
11-03-2017, 01:56 PM
A few of my girlfriends trophy's. I really like how this wall came out. She also did all the taxidermy.

karmapolice
11-05-2017, 07:31 PM
40 yards low light armadillo kill. My little girl spotted it and my dog will try and eat them so I nipped this one in the bud as I had a perfect backstop. 14.5" ar with a single hornady 223 55 grain GMX round and surefire scout light for illumination. No extra cost for the legs :cool::p

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ASH556
11-05-2017, 07:39 PM
40 yards low light armadillo kill. My little girl spotted it and my dog will try and eat them so I nipped this one in the bud as I had a perfect backstop. 14.5" ar with a single hornady 223 55 grain GMX round and surefire scout light for illumination. No extra cost for the legs :cool::p

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4514/38201988101_bc399b45f6_b.jpg

Multicam flip flops = tactical AF.

idahojess
11-05-2017, 11:24 PM
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Keeping the dog happy. 20 gauge Franchi, close flush, with very solid point. Easy with a good dog and an early season bird.

This is picture of him on point during pre-season training:
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Dagga Boy
11-06-2017, 10:44 AM
40 yards low light armadillo kill. My little girl spotted it and my dog will try and eat them so I nipped this one in the bud as I had a perfect backstop. 14.5" ar with a single hornady 223 55 grain GMX round and surefire scout light for illumination. No extra cost for the legs :cool::p

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4514/38201988101_bc399b45f6_b.jpg

Someone needs "Diller Killer" under their name on here. I totally endorse the shorts and flip flops!

JAD
11-06-2017, 01:41 PM
Someone needs "Diller Killer" under their name on here. I totally endorse the shorts and flip flops!
Don't microtrigger me.

ASH556
11-11-2017, 02:13 PM
North Georgia rut is in full swing. I was blessed to take this 8pt at 80yds this morning with a 62gr Gold Dot through the lungs. 15 yard recovery.

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SeriousStudent
11-11-2017, 03:02 PM
Fresh venison steaks tonight! :)

cornstalker
11-12-2017, 07:12 PM
Been having fun this year.
September scouting bonus. 6.5 GAP 4s. 130 JLK.
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One of the two best moments of the season. 215 yard heart shot. 6.5 Creedmoor. Daughters first big game kill. The other was seeing a mountain lion at 60 yards.
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Nice meat bull. .270 Winchester. 140 Accubond
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A friend of mine and I boned the meat out and hauled meat and gear out in two trips. Only 1.25 miles, but at 11k, it was a chore.
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I drew a good buck tag. Now that the freezer is full I can hold out for a nice one. That saga is ongoing. Saw a slammer yesterday for about 30 seconds. Couldn't find him again yesterday or today.

cornstalker
11-12-2017, 08:54 PM
Forgot one of my favorite pix... :)

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WDR
11-14-2017, 09:28 PM
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This is my buck from last fall. I had a friend that gave me some areas to check out, since he had spent a lot of time scouting, and had tagged a smaller, but still nice 4x4 buck in the same area during the early muzzleloader season. I hiked several miles in to get at this guy. I had just about given up, and was picking which of three ridges to hike back up, when he broke cover out of the draw and scrub directly in front of me... hightailing it for the next county. All I saw was a WIDE rack, and a big white butt going away from me. I sat down, slung up, popped the caps on the scope and put a single 180gr Accubond handload through his boiler room, all in the space of scant seconds after I saw him break cover. Distance was only about 90-100 yards across the draw.

I didn't have time to get buck fever, or debate if I wanted to shoot him or not. I had been holding out the last several years for a bigger buck, and passed on a lot of small ones. I didn't even know exactly how many points he had, or how big he really was until I walked up to him on the ground. Right at 30" wide... not a high number score, with the shallower forks (160-170?), but I'll probably never shoot another deer this big in my life. I could not drag him uphill after field dressing, so I ended up quartering him. He had to have been 200 lbs+ on the hoof.

Finances, work, not drawing tags, and other considerations have kept me from big game hunting this year. It's a bummer... so I may have to make due with chasing chuckars in the desert, or maybe find a field to walk for pheasants.

Colt191145lover
12-07-2017, 10:06 PM
A little buck I got a few weekends ago 22177

Odin Bravo One
12-16-2017, 04:36 PM
Wife Popped her hunting cherry by taking this little guy in Montana last month. Meat is en route via refrigerated delivery truck; hope to have it by Christmas. The guide is still working on the mount. Sadly, he insisted on a (unnecessary) follow up shot that ended up traveling up the spine, and exiting the eye...... but did some bouncing around inside first, fracturing the skull and tending it unusable for a European Mount. I was really looking forward to having it dyed in metallic/copper color scheme. Oh well, a nice walnut mount will still display nicely.

Not bad for a first time ever game hunt. Marksmanship was phenomenal; animal quartering away, entered behind the third rib, wrecked the right lung, and the heart was unable to be found. Good job baby!

Now go make some chili!

Anyone who comes to help with deforestation will be well fed.

ETA: Hmmmm......donít know why these keep turning sideways on me.
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Dagga Boy
12-18-2017, 02:28 PM
Sean, my new better half said a taxidermist should be able to fix that skull. She taught at the Taxidermist institute in Colorado. Just throwing that out there. She also said "girl power!" When she saw the picture. Nice work.

Odin Bravo One
12-18-2017, 08:48 PM
Probably is possible, but I’ve dumped as much cash into this hunt as I’m willing to dump....... still waiting on the delivery bill for the meat, as well as the bill for the custom ivory/platinum necklace. Not to mention we don’t have a single room in the house with a ceiling tall enough for this mount......... had the guide adjust the angle, and even with that, we’re going to have to do some creative decorating to make it fit.

Glad to see you (figuratively)..... hope you and yours have a great holiday season.

Dagga Boy
12-18-2017, 11:26 PM
Probably is possible, but Iíve dumped as much cash into this hunt as Iím willing to dump....... still waiting on the delivery bill for the meat, as well as the bill for the custom ivory/platinum necklace. Not to mention we donít have a single room in the house with a ceiling tall enough for this mount......... had the guide adjust the angle, and even with that, weíre going to have to do some creative decorating to make it fit.

Glad to see you (figuratively)..... hope you and yours have a great holiday season.

Luckily, when my girl moved in I had good walls for her mounts. Thankfully, Bullwinkle is mounted on the "sneak" at a downward angle.

ASH556
12-26-2017, 04:42 PM
Took this doe this morning as a follow up to my 8pt posted on the previous page. Same stand, same gun. Really really liking this setup for many things including hunting. The 64gr Gold Dot did its job again.

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Odin Bravo One
12-27-2017, 12:41 AM
Not gory.

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ASH556
01-06-2018, 07:46 PM
Death to pests:

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MSparks909
01-06-2018, 08:59 PM
Hunted in the snowstorm on Thursday. Shot a...few ducks :cool:
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Got invited to one of the nicest duck clubs in NC (and arguably the East Coast) again this year. Great bunch of guys and I always treasure each hunt there. Until you put in the time to public hunt and understand the work that goes into hunting, especially duck hunting in our area, you take hunts like this for granted:
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Crews
07-09-2018, 06:10 PM
200 yards, 300BLK out of a 8.5Ē SBR. 125 Hornady SST. One shot to the noggin, perished immediately on impact.

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Irelander
08-08-2018, 09:59 AM
Groundhog 1 had been living under my new deck. Been trying to get her for a while and finally got my shot last week. Was so close I needed to use my trusty Buckmark.

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Groundhog 2 had been living under my shed for too long. He didn't get the point after Groundhog 1 departed. So moments later Groundhog 2 got an extra hole in his head via my CZ 452.

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Jack Ryan
08-08-2018, 10:04 AM
Old guy, old eyes, old rifle. One shot one kill. 30-06

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jtcarm
10-05-2018, 10:31 PM
https://i.imgur.com/itFCHSr.jpg?1

This is my buck from last fall. I had a friend that gave me some areas to check out, since he had spent a lot of time scouting, and had tagged a smaller, but still nice 4x4 buck in the same area during the early muzzleloader season. I hiked several miles in to get at this guy. I had just about given up, and was picking which of three ridges to hike back up, when he broke cover out of the draw and scrub directly in front of me... hightailing it for the next county. All I saw was a WIDE rack, and a big white butt going away from me. I sat down, slung up, popped the caps on the scope and put a single 180gr Accubond handload through his boiler room, all in the space of scant seconds after I saw him break cover. Distance was only about 90-100 yards across the draw.

I didn't have time to get buck fever, or debate if I wanted to shoot him or not. I had been holding out the last several years for a bigger buck, and passed on a lot of small ones. I didn't even know exactly how many points he had, or how big he really was until I walked up to him on the ground. Right at 30" wide... not a high number score, with the shallower forks (160-170?), but I'll probably never shoot another deer this big in my life. I could not drag him uphill after field dressing, so I ended up quartering him. He had to have been 200 lbs+ on the hoof.

Finances, work, not drawing tags, and other considerations have kept me from big game hunting this year. It's a bummer... so I may have to make due with chasing chuckars in the desert, or maybe find a field to walk for pheasants.

I donít think thereís a more beautiful big game animal in North America than a big muley buck.

Congrats!

cornstalker
10-06-2018, 10:01 PM
My thirteen-year-old daughter got her first buck today. I couldn't be more proud. We coached her to aim for the bald spot behind the point of the shoulder. She center punched it. 150 yards. 6.5 Creedmoor, 130 grain Sierra Gamechanger over IMR4451.

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cornstalker
10-07-2018, 05:32 PM
I only had a doe tag this year. Filled it this morning.

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karmapolice
10-19-2018, 07:51 PM
55 grain Hornady GMX vs diller under nods with laser. First round body shot and he went a jumping and then a follow up to the head.

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ASH556
11-04-2018, 07:02 PM
Got my first opportunity at birds behind pointers yesterday. Pheasant, Chukar, and Quail. Man, what a blast! Took these two Roosters as my first two shots. Beautiful birds!

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Andy in NH
11-04-2018, 08:06 PM
Ambushed a raccoon that was raiding the feeder in the pig pen.
Thirty four yards from my bedroom window at 0214.
55gr Remington Pointed Soft Point.

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Here's the rifle that did it.

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texasaggie2005
11-10-2018, 06:57 PM
Snagged a doe earlier this week, and here is her heart & liver.

5.56x45 75gr Hornady TAP T2 @ ~85yds. Bullet was caught in the hide trying to exit the opposite side. I found it, but lost it in the grass under the gut pile. Looked mostly intact.

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ASH556
11-14-2018, 11:05 AM
Last Saturday in the GA woods. Spent most of 12hrs in the stand (got down 9-12 to help a buddy drag out his first buck, a spike). Pretty weather and nice view:

https://i.imgur.com/aEMO4iQl.jpg

Saw 8 or 9 deer total, can't remember exactly. All small bucks except for one doe. Finally, an hour before dark I determined I wasn't going home empty-handed. With 3 little ones my woods time is more limited and the boys want jerky, so I let go on this little 7pt. He'll eat good. First time I've ever tried a straight-on shot, but that's what I had to work with. 50 yds, through the neck into the top of the spine. Dropped on the spot. 64gr Speer Gold Dot.

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Spartan1980
11-14-2018, 11:16 AM
Snagged a doe earlier this week, and here is her heart & liver.

5.56x45 75gr Hornady TAP T2 @ ~85yds. Bullet was caught in the hide trying to exit the opposite side. I found it, but lost it in the grass under the gut pile. Looked mostly intact.

You can keep that liver. Yuck. But if you cut out the sploded part of that heart it'll make some damn good chicken fried steak strips after a lot of cold salt water soaking. Best I've ever had! Too bad you lost the bullet.

texasaggie2005
11-14-2018, 12:11 PM
You can keep that liver. Yuck. But if you cut out the sploded part of that heart it'll make some damn good chicken fried steak strips after a lot of cold salt water soaking. Best I've ever had! Too bad you lost the bullet.

No pics, but I thin sliced the heart and "pan fried" it (folded tin foil bowl) in some salted butter and Tabasco over my camp stove that night. Beat the hell outta last few days of freeze dried dinners.

Matt O
11-17-2018, 01:01 PM
Had a slow start to the season but put this guy down at 32 yards.

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03RN
11-17-2018, 05:45 PM
Here in RI it's muzzleloader season for deer and I haven't had a muzzleloader for a few years. I had to sell the TC Hawken I had since I was a kid to pay some bills a few years back.:(

I was out squirrel hunting today and got a few but as I was making my way back to my car I had a large buck 50 yards away watch me walk by. I waved and said hi. He didn't move. Kinda frustrating:confused:
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cornstalker
11-18-2018, 09:19 PM
Went out for a couple of stands this afternoon after the storm broke. First stand had a hard charger come in from the south. Saw him from 1/2 mile out all of the way to the call. I killed the sound when he was 200 yards out, then howled and woofed at him. Couldn't get him to stop. He hit the call and bolted. I shot at him on the run but missed. I kicked the sound back on and a couple of minutes later another one came in from the northeast. He was acting kind of hinky and reversed course to leave at about 150 yards. I shot at him on the move and missed again. :mad: He checked up for a last look back at 340 yards and I thumped him.

I picked up and hiked a mile north to get one last stand in before dark. Called in a herd of cows. Lol. Right when I was just about to call it a night, a coyote came barreling in from the northwest. He was on me so fast that by the time I got a shot off all I could see was fur in the scope. I missed him too. I suck at running shots....
Been a while since I have had all of the coyotes on a hunt come in that fast and not stop. Usually I can lip squeak, bark or howl and get them to stop for a second. Not today. Good times, though. Lots of action.

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Duelist
11-19-2018, 01:10 AM
Here in RI it's muzzleloader season for deer and I haven't had a muzzleloader for a few years. I had to sell the TC Hawken I had since I was a kid to pay some bills a few years back.:(

I was out squirrel hunting today and got a few but as I was making my way back to my car I had a large buck 50 yards away watch me walk by. I waved and said hi. He didn't move. Kinda frustrating:confused:
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That can be frustrating. Would you want to get into another muzzleloader?

cornstalker
11-21-2018, 03:01 PM
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Went out calling again today. For my first stand, I walked a little over a mile into the edge of a brushy creek where I had seen coyotes in the past. I started the caller playing prairie dog distress on about ⅓ volume. After less than two minutes, I saw a nice Muley buck going up the ridge on the other side of the creek. I checked him out with the binos for a few seconds. Right when I dropped the glasses I saw a coyote standing on the edge of the trees to my north. He was coming in at a moderate clip and would stop when I would pause the sound, then resume when the sound was playing again. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a blur of motion. Coyote #2 came in fast and stopped behind a bush less than 50 yards from me. Coyote #1 appeared to be looking at something to his southwest, I was to his southeast. He started trotting in the direction he was looking and then bristled up and started charging after something. Then I saw the bobcat!! The coyote was all over that cat and chased it over a little ridge to the west of me. I looked back at coyote #2 and it was still standing there watching the other coyote and the cat. He broke cover and came to the call, then went right past it. He stopped and looked back and I dumped him. Coyote #1 had come back over the ridge but bolted at the shot.

I switched the sound to a coyote fight to see if I could get #1 to peek out. After a little over a minute, I saw #1 going up the ridge the deer had gone up earlier. It stopped, so I ranged it at 469 yards. I was starting to figure my drops so I could take a shot and coyote #3 came over the near ridge, right next to where the bobcat had disappeared. #4 popped up a little to the south of it a few seconds later. I killed the call, but the coyotes were coming in fast. They were apart enough that at the same time #3 got to the caller, #4 stumbled on to the coyote I had shot. They both started bouncing around like idiots. #4 was the first to stop, so I shot him. #3 bolted without looking back or stopping. Start to finish, this whole thing unfolded in less than 10 minutes. Talk about getting your blood pumping!! My craziest stand ever.

I moved to another spot and hiked in for another stand. Again, prairie dog distress on ⅓ volume, I had a coyote charge right up the bottom of the draw to the call at the two-minute mark. I barked, he stopped, I shot. Thatís that. Called in five coyotes and a bobcat on two stands. Killed three coyotes.

ASH556
11-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Got the opportunity to hunt this afternoon. I decided to take my 1976 Vintage Ruger M77 in Ď06. My parents gave me this rifle for Christmas in 2001 (Freshman year of college). I killed my first deer, my first buck, and my biggest buck with this rifle. Iíve not shot a deer with it since 2009 and have only taken it out once or twice since then.

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I was blessed to take this big ole nanny doe with it this evening. Grateful to God for the strength and opportunity!

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Robinson
11-29-2018, 09:08 AM
^^^ For God's sake don't ever get rid of that rifle.

PearTree
12-01-2018, 12:05 PM
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Was able to harvest this last week over thanksgiving. For as big of a body it has I was expecting bigger antlers but Iím still pleased.

Colt191145lover
12-09-2018, 07:52 PM
Finally had time to post some pictures. Both taken Thanksgiving weekend.
My buck, used my SPR with IMI razor core 77gr
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My wife buck, she used her Tikka T3 308 with 165gr Nosler Acubond
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Colt191145lover
12-09-2018, 07:58 PM
Also, my buck had the biggest liver I have ever seen in a whitetail!
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JHC
12-10-2018, 08:31 AM
Friday I got this small 8 pt with a single load of Federal Flite Control #1 buckshot. Range about 20 yards.

I counted 8 holes in his right lung but I think perhaps some were made by multiple pellets close together. I couldn't account for all 15 pellets individually.

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Duelist
12-10-2018, 08:42 AM
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2018 deer season is over. No doe tags, just one buck tag. Lots of hiking, lots of pretty scenery, lots of does. Saw one buck in somebidyís yard, next to their house.

Ah, well. Next year. Now to hunt birds again.

ASH556
12-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Friday I got this small 8 pt with a single load of Federal Flite Control #1 buckshot. Range about 20 yards.

I counted 8 holes in his right lung but I think perhaps some were made by multiple pellets close together. I couldn't account for all 15 pellets individually.

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JHC, what was his reaction to the shot? Drop or did he run a bit? I've wanted to take one with a shotgun, but buckshot vs slug, distance, other cool rifles have always kept me from it.

JHC
12-14-2018, 09:28 AM
JHC, what was his reaction to the shot? Drop or did he run a bit? I've wanted to take one with a shotgun, but buckshot vs slug, distance, other cool rifles have always kept me from it.

Interesting question. Each deer I've double lunged with a rifle took off like a shot, at the shot then fell in 20-30 yards, with the exception of one small doe dropping at the shot in place from a .30-30. Neck and spine shots, sure, bang flops again.
With the exception of the bang flops, I've not noticed any reaction but to run.

This one crumpled into a crouch, then got to running VERY badly like both legs on one side were shorter than the other two. He fell in about 15 yards and that was that, as they say.

Old Man Winter
12-14-2018, 11:10 PM
Solo hunt with one of the pups on Thanksgiving afternoon.

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idahojess
12-22-2018, 08:45 PM
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Just took the i-phone today -- dog still did a good job.

Gadfly
01-10-2019, 10:39 AM
This weekends hunt. Started off at a friends place in Camp Wood Tx looking for hogs. And we did not see a damn thing from 10p-7a. Game cams show those feeders full of hogs ever night. Nothing. So we stopped by another friends place up in Junction, Tx, and the Axis were all over the place. Took an 84lb doe. I would love to say itís a ďhuntĒ, but I just shot off the porch. Feeder is lasered at 148 yards. Not too difficult a shot. Good times with friends, and got to bring my son along.

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This is the view from the porch one night, where the owner puts out alfalfa bales out, and the deer walk right up. But we donít shoot those. Got to keep it a little sporting.

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cornstalker
02-03-2019, 04:46 PM
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Gadfly
03-11-2019, 11:59 AM
Went hunting with a buddy this weekend. His kill, not mine. I just snapped the photo.

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I did participate in this "kill"...

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Saw lots of great game... it was a good trip.

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cornstalker
05-31-2019, 08:40 PM
My daughter's first buck is done at the taxidermist. He sent me a couple of pics today. She is stoked!! Should be able to scoop it up Sunday.

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LOKNLOD
06-15-2019, 02:21 PM
Just got back from a return trip to South Africa. Had a great time and also spent a few days in Kruger National Park. Wife took about 1700 pictures. I only took a few shots - apparently I subconsciously decided to clear all the "W" on the checklist this time.

Old Wildebeest bull:
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Nice Waterbuck, shot after a fun stalk against the most beautiful sunset backdrop ever:
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Warthog -- weighed out at 203lb. (You should see his monster cousins running around Kruger...)
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LittleLebowski
06-15-2019, 02:34 PM
So. Jelly.

jlw
06-15-2019, 02:48 PM
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Wild sausage.

SeriousStudent
06-15-2019, 09:19 PM
When you have to use a ratchet strap to keep all the bacon in the truck, it's been a good hunt. :)

jlw
06-15-2019, 10:39 PM
When you have to use a ratchet strap to keep all the bacon in the truck, it's been a good hunt. :)

There were 32 in the truck. I accounted for five of them. They all went to a food bank.

jlw
06-25-2019, 08:39 PM
The boss oneupped us.

He got a hog with a Winchester 94 in .38-55 purchased by his family in Canada back in 1907.
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Colt191145lover
10-17-2019, 05:44 PM
Opening day of elk season I decided to do a short hunt after work, needless to say it turned into a long night. :)
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Duelist
10-17-2019, 05:50 PM
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2nd weekend of the dove hunt last month. We only saw a couple of birds, didnít get a shot at one at all, messed up an easy shot at the second.

Then the rabbits started running. Iíve never killed one with a shotgun before, got two that day. Was pretty fun. They tasted different than domestic rabbits.

DIESEL
10-18-2019, 12:55 AM
Day 5 of the hunt, 380 yrds with a 150 grn Hornady interlock out of a Tikka 30-06. Just shy of 3 miles down a valley from the truck. Two packs just under 100 lbs each! 43751

Duelist
10-18-2019, 03:36 AM
Day 5 of the hunt, 380 yrds with a 150 grn Hornady interlock out of a Tikka 30-06. Just shy of 3 miles down a valley from the truck. Two packs just under 100 lbs each! 43751

Woot! Itís a hunter moon for sure!

Lost River
11-17-2019, 07:52 AM
This is from 2016. I was just going through some old pics this morning, as I cant sleep. Been up for hours. We were putting the sneak on some cow elk, and these four bulls come strolling out a couple hundred yards away..


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I only hunt cows these days, as I don't really have the need for any more horns, but it pretty much never fails, almost every year!

03RN
11-17-2019, 02:11 PM
I've not been having any luck the last few years. This was a black bear track from the morning. The snow fell over night. I tracked it for hours but never got close. The temps ranged from 5-19 so I would guess he was scrambling for a den.
About 20 minutes until sunset he scooted into a swamp and I was tempted to drop my rifle and belt and go in light with my 1911 and a surefire. I stood there, drank some water and heard Dave Paulides talking about me so I decided to go back
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Odin Bravo One
12-23-2019, 11:42 PM
LittleLebowski inspired me after his successful harvest here at Rancho Del Frogo, so after educating myself about hunting, and the Hunters for the Hungry organization, I ventured out to try my hand at it. After about an hour, this guy rolled in pissed off and limping so I bitch-slapped him with a 500 grain .458 SOCOM ďBuzzsawĒ from Black Buttefly Ammunition.

He took zero steps and was DRT.

Pretty pleased with my first deer ever.

More pleased that people will benefit from him during this holiday season.

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pangloss
12-25-2019, 04:51 PM
I shot this squirrel with my Ruger Mark II 22/45 today. The squirrel was on the ground in some brush about a dozen yards away. The bullet clipped the spine just in front of the shoulders and bruised the lungs. Frankly, I was surprised that I hit it and more surprised that the shot was that good. I haven't shot my 22/45 in over a year. This squirrel is the first game animal I've ever killed with a handgun. Both daughters, ages 4 and 7, were with me and seemed to enjoy it, though the four year old left when I started to clean the squirrel.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191225/42890938e8c2e102bb5f65e4def92acc.jpg

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Odin Bravo One
12-27-2019, 05:08 AM
Second foray into this hunting thing. Seems pretty easy to me. 🤷

This dude also got donated to local food insecure families.

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Crews
02-10-2020, 08:02 PM
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Shorty 308 barrel. 168 Berger to the medulla oblongata at 425 yards.


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ASH556
09-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Our bow season opened this weekend. I hunted Saturday AM and saw 4 bucks including a big 10 who busted me when I tried to draw on him at 30 yds. Went back yesterday evening and had this guy at 10yds under my stand before I was even set up. I was still spraying down with cover scent and situating gear when I noticed him. I waited for him to step behind a tree, then quickly ditched the spray bottle into my pack, grabbed the bow, and drew. When he stepped back out at 14yds I let fly. The best part was that my wife and kids were able to join me for the track and recovery process!

https://i.imgur.com/CtbExnvl.jpg
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Caballoflaco
09-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Our bow season opened this weekend. I hunted Saturday AM and saw 4 bucks including a big 10 who busted me when I tried to draw on him at 30 yds. Went back yesterday evening and had this guy at 10yds under my stand before I was even set up. I was still spraying down with cover scent and situating gear when I noticed him. I waited for him to step behind a tree, then quickly ditched the spray bottle into my pack, grabbed the bow, and drew. When he stepped back out at 14yds I let fly. The best part was that my wife and kids were able to join me for the track and recovery process!

https://i.imgur.com/CtbExnvl.jpg
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Congratulations. Is that your first archery deer?

ASH556
09-14-2020, 08:26 PM
Congratulations. Is that your first archery deer?

No, but only the 4 th

Caballoflaco
09-14-2020, 08:31 PM
No, but only the 4 th

Itís still your first this year, and nice shot placement.

Our season doesnít start till the 15th of October :( .

ASH556
09-15-2020, 10:06 AM
Itís still your first this year, and nice shot placement.

Our season doesnít start till the 15th of October :( .

Thanks! That's tough still having to wait a month!

DIESEL
09-15-2020, 11:36 AM
We are waiting on 🦌 and 🦆 to start here too, not until 10/17. In the meantime I took my 15yo out for a black bear hunt last weekend, beautiful hike up a river. Saw lots of sign and a couple deer but no bears.
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DIESEL
10-09-2020, 12:51 AM
Success!!!!! 😃 My boy bagged his first bear yesterday!
Hide measured right at 6' nose to tail (slightly above average for this area) Definitely a proud papa moment. The next one he cleans and drags himself though 😉

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Colt191145lover
10-30-2020, 03:01 PM
Freezer is filled :)

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wvincent
10-30-2020, 04:08 PM
Freezer is filled :)

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Nice job.
What's the rifle, if you don't mind.

Colt191145lover
10-30-2020, 05:15 PM
Steyr Scout in .308, 165gr Nosler Accubonds.

P. S. I hate the scout scope, and hope to change it when funds permit.

ASH556
11-22-2020, 05:47 PM
My grandpa passed earlier this year. This Winchester 30/30 was his. Those are his initials he put in the stock. I clearly remember it standing in the corner of the box blind while I sat next to him on my first deer hunt when I was 8 years old. He taught me to shoot, to hunt, to fish, to enjoy the outdoors.

When he passed earlier this year I committed to taking a deer with it before the season was out. I took it on several hunts and passed on several small bucks, does, and a few good bucks that were out of range.

The Lord saw fit to bless me with an opportunity on this 7pt yesterday AM and I was proud to take it. I used grandpaís knife to gut this one too.

Extra thanks to Malamute for his help in getting the parts I needed to round out the sights a few years back.

Hereís to you, Pa! Thanks for the time, the lessons, and the memories.

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RoyGBiv
11-22-2020, 07:18 PM
^^^^^ Overlapping circles of life.

Thanks for sharing. God bless PA. All of them. :cool:

OfficeCat
11-23-2020, 09:24 PM
Someone let the cat out of the office and he found this buck following a doe this morning at first light in steep country. Rifle is a home-built 6.5 Grendel, Aero upper and lower, Alexander 16 inch barrel, Leupold 6x33 (limited run) compact scope. Taken from about 35 yards high behind the shoulder broadside, double lung shot, with a 120 grain Hirtenberger bullet loaded to about 2450 fps. Ran maybe 40 yards and dropped. Straight downhill. Total hunting time elapsed from truck to the shot, 10 minutes. Time to get him back to the truck, 6 hours. :p He was a heavy SOB.

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cornstalker
11-29-2020, 03:40 PM
My daughter's first deer. 265-yard heart shot. 6.5 Creedmoor with 130 grain Sierra Gamechanger

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Shotgun
11-29-2020, 03:44 PM
My grandpa passed earlier this year. This Winchester 30/30 was his. Those are his initials he put in the stock. I clearly remember it standing in the corner of the box blind while I sat next to him on my first deer hunt when I was 8 years old. He taught me to shoot, to hunt, to fish, to enjoy the outdoors.

When he passed earlier this year I committed to taking a deer with it before the season was out. I took it on several hunts and passed on several small bucks, does, and a few good bucks that were out of range.

The Lord saw fit to bless me with an opportunity on this 7pt yesterday AM and I was proud to take it. I used grandpaís knife to gut this one too.

Extra thanks to Malamute for his help in getting the parts I needed to round out the sights a few years back.

Hereís to you, Pa! Thanks for the time, the lessons, and the memories.

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Love stories like this. Very much an Old Man and The Boy moment.

rd62
11-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Someone let the cat out of the office and he found this buck following a doe this morning at first light in steep country. Rifle is a home-built 6.5 Grendel, Aero upper and lower, Alexander 16 inch barrel, Leupold 6x33 (limited run) compact scope. Taken from about 35 yards high behind the shoulder broadside, double lung shot, with a 120 grain Hirtenberger bullet loaded to about 2450 fps. Ran maybe 40 yards and dropped. Straight downhill. Total hunting time elapsed from truck to the shot, 10 minutes. Time to get him back to the truck, 6 hours. :p He was a heavy SOB.

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Nice buck

Duelist
12-02-2020, 11:28 PM
Coues whitetail hunt this week.

In Arizona, we get tags by lottery, and it is it unusual to get a hunt during an inconvenient time, or to not get a tag at all. Bucks only for deer, except for the Kaibab youth hunt.

Our herd management might be a little off.

Anyway. I got the late November/early December hunt this year. The last time I connected on a deer hunt was in 2015, but I have gotten a couple of tags that went unfilled in between then and now. One was during grad school, and I got out to hunt one day that year. The other, I also wasnít able to get out too much and just never saw a buck. Except for one smart old guy hanging out in someoneís yard.

This year, I got a new M70 Winchester, and used it.

The hunt started the day after Thanksgiving, and all of my planning went out the window because of the holiday. Instead of camping in a distant area of the hunt zone and starting hunting before first light, I stayed home Thursday and did the things SWMBO needed me to do. So I went Friday to a canyon I love near our home. It was slammed with hunters. I left and went to another canyon. Much less pressure, but still a lot of hunters. I saw does.

Saturday, I felt lousy, so I didnít get out till the afternoon. I hiked a mountain in another favorite canyon. I saw a lot of does, and only a few hunters.

Sunday I stayed home, Monday I went to work. Tuesday, I went back to the canyon Iíd seen so many does in, but there were a lot more hunters and they were already hunting where Iíd been before, so I went to a different branch and hiked a mountain.

I saw a few does, both while feeding and in shelter belts. Just in the last few minutes of shooting light, I finally saw a buck, but he was small and far away. I relocated twice to get closer, but he moved into a shelter belt and I didnít see him again.

Hiking down that mountain in the dark was a little bit treacherous.

Today, I went back to the same place as Tuesday, and saw a couple of does. But then one of them had a spike buck following her up a wash and into a saddle. I tried to get an angle to make a shot, but it wasnít to be. Momma wanted him off that ridge and into shelter - she knew I was there.

20 minutes later, he was back out eating, and I made a shot Iíve never had an opportunity to make before while rifle hunting in Arizona: 130 yards, animal broadside and motionless, me standing with my rifle resting on top of my binocular tripod.

Slam dunk. 110gr Sierra Prohunter cut his heart, shredded lungs and part of the liver. He ran 8 yards, spun out, and was laying on his back tangled in some deadfall.

Yeah, heís a spike. Any Coues is a trophy, though. Theyíre hard work. I hiked a lot of mountain miles to get him, and had a long hike down a mountain to get him back to the Durango. His momma was calling for him while I was carrying him out. That was a little bit strange feeling.

Taking a break from cutting to rest my back.

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SCCY Marshal
01-03-2021, 12:29 PM
Took the oldest out after snowshoe hare, today. Had to bring shovels to dig our way into the trailhead to even park. Single-barrels, 16 gauge, and plain lead #6 still work even if the forend has to be taped on. Speaking of work, stalking winter coat hare sans beagle. Also without snowshoes as the country was so thick:

https://i.imgur.com/BtM9pJvl.jpg

This was at the outside edge of my comfort zone with a cylinder bore and left no blood trail until it finally* expired in the real thick spruce and finally drained some red.

Kid spotted another taking off at my shot but it was behind trees and gone by the time his 20 gauge pump was mounted. He also barely missed out on a shot at a grey squirrel. I was working around the tree to push it to his side but it dropped enough altitude that he couldn't safely take the shot. Proud of his fire discipline. And his traffic control letting passing motorists know we were good and trying to park, not dig out.

Now to make bunny stew and begin preserving lucky rabbit's feet.


* Edit for wording: "Finally" as-in "after a short sprint to thick cover."

BobM
01-03-2021, 01:33 PM
Took the oldest out after snowshoe hare, today. Had to bring shovels to dig our way into the trailhead to even park. Single-barrels, 16 gauge, and plain lead #6 still work even if the forend has to be taped on. Speaking of work, stalking winter coat hare sans beagle. Also without snowshoes as the country was so thick:

https://i.imgur.com/BtM9pJvl.jpg

This was at the outside edge of my comfort zone with a cylinder bore and left no blood trail until it finally* expired in the real thick spruce and finally drained some red.

Kid spotted another taking off at my shot but it was behind trees and gone by the time his 20 gauge pump was mounted. He also barely missed out on a shot at a grey squirrel. I was working around the tree to push it to his side but it dropped enough altitude that he couldn't safely take the shot. Proud of his fire discipline. And his traffic control letting passing motorists know we were good and trying to park, not dig out.

Now to make bunny stew and begin preserving lucky rabbit's feet.


* Edit for wording: "Finally" as-in "after a short sprint to thick cover."

My first shotgun was a single shot 16 gauge I bought about Ď84. I dug it out a year or two ago and took it turkey hunting but had no luck.

pangloss
01-03-2021, 09:24 PM
His momma was calling for him while I was carrying him out. That was a little bit strange feeling.

Congrats on the Coues. The closest I've ever come to one is reading some of Jack O'Conner's stories. I've shot a few whitetail does out of pairs of antlerless deer. Typically the smaller one seems to be the baby and doesn't want to leave without mama. I've had to run a couple of them off--waving my hat over my head and yelling at them. One year I shot a doe that still had milk. Makes me feel a tiny bit sorry for shooting the mama, but there's no shortage of deer here and those young ones are old enough to get along on their own. I rarely get to hunt before Christmas, so it's not like I'm shooting deer in September or October.

Duelist
01-04-2021, 10:16 AM
Congrats on the Coues. The closest I've ever come to one is reading some of Jack O'Conner's stories. I've shot a few whitetail does out of pairs of antlerless deer. Typically the smaller one seems to be the baby and doesn't want to leave without mama. I've had to run a couple of them off--waving my hat over my head and yelling at them. One year I shot a doe that still had milk. Makes me feel a tiny bit sorry for shooting the mama, but there's no shortage of deer here and those young ones are old enough to get along on their own. I rarely get to hunt before Christmas, so it's not like I'm shooting deer in September or October.

Thanks!

I never hunted whitetail before moving to Arizona, so the only variety I have experience with are Coues. Since I grew up hunting mule deer, Coues all looked like babies until Iíd been here for a few years, even the biggest and oldest of them.

I was hunting quail in the river bottom a couple of weeks ago and bumped a mule deer. After all that time looking at Coues, that doe looked like a horse! :D

jc000
01-04-2021, 11:10 AM
First time hunting for ducksÖ had a grand old time, first time processing an animal for me, too. I think I overcooked the birds, need to work on my recipe.

Watching the dog work was amazing.

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RoyGBiv
01-04-2021, 11:15 AM
I think I overcooked the birds, need to work on my recipe.

Nice!

I like to smoke duck... Then make curry out of anything left over after the first meal.
I've never tried to pluck a duck though.... I might be tempted to just cut it up. Plucking seems like a PITA, especially on a smaller (<5lb) bird.

Beautiful dog too...

cornstalker
01-04-2021, 07:49 PM
First time hunting for ducksÖ had a grand old time, first time processing an animal for me, too. I think I overcooked the birds, need to work on my recipe.

Watching the dog work was amazing.

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Waterfowling is one of my favorites. Haven't been since my lab died.

I like my dabbler duck breast served medium-rare. Delicious!

cornstalker
03-20-2021, 10:20 PM
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Called this one in to 68 yards.

Odin Bravo One
03-21-2021, 10:37 PM
One of our dedicated volunteers putting in the long hours necessary for a successful archery hunt. Her and her dad tagged a nice doe at 20 yards for some meat in the freezer.


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cornstalker
10-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Pretty thin on tags this year.

1/3 on bears. Took two first time bear hunters from Oklahoma out. One had a chance but missed the shot. The other cashed in on his first bear. It's fun to watch a seasoned hunter come apart like a kid killing their first deer. Will never forget the moments.

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I killed this little morsel straight away on opening morning. 355 yards, slightly quartered away.

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Catshooter
10-25-2021, 10:12 PM
Nice bear.

Odin Bravo One
11-21-2021, 05:32 PM
Having a pretty solid year so far, though a buck moratorium is likely going be enacted prior to the season ending. Weíre averaging around a 40% success rate each day, with lots of first time hunters filling tags.

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SteveB
12-12-2021, 02:37 PM
I finally made it back to Africa this year, after aborted trips in 2019 and 2020. We were hunting Cape buffalo in Limpopo, the far north of South Africa, up near the Botswana and Zimbabwe borders. My hunting partner and I were fortunate to take a bunch of plains game, but itís the buffalo that focus your attention.

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03RN
12-13-2021, 04:14 PM
No go so far on deer. No bear:( But doing pretty good on squirrels so far. I only took a couple pics.
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03RN
12-15-2021, 03:11 PM
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RoyGBiv
12-15-2021, 03:52 PM
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Guaranteed your spouse will not be pleased if your kid decides to hang on to that varmint to replace the yellow stuffed animal. :rolleyes::cool:

Great pic!

03RN
12-15-2021, 06:51 PM
Guaranteed your spouse will not be pleased if your kid decides to hang on to that varmint to replace the yellow stuffed animal. :rolleyes::cool:

Great pic!

They've either been fried up or stewed up. It was the first time she's ever had it fried and really liked it. Charlie passed but he's in a pb&j, hotdog, or chicken nugget stage.

NPV
12-18-2021, 05:59 PM
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Picture is terrible but it was a fun day even in 37* rain

Borderland
12-18-2021, 06:44 PM
Coues whitetail hunt this week.

In Arizona, we get tags by lottery, and it is it unusual to get a hunt during an inconvenient time, or to not get a tag at all. Bucks only for deer, except for the Kaibab youth hunt.

Our herd management might be a little off.

Anyway. I got the late November/early December hunt this year. The last time I connected on a deer hunt was in 2015, but I have gotten a couple of tags that went unfilled in between then and now. One was during grad school, and I got out to hunt one day that year. The other, I also wasnít able to get out too much and just never saw a buck. Except for one smart old guy hanging out in someoneís yard.

This year, I got a new M70 Winchester, and used it.

The hunt started the day after Thanksgiving, and all of my planning went out the window because of the holiday. Instead of camping in a distant area of the hunt zone and starting hunting before first light, I stayed home Thursday and did the things SWMBO needed me to do. So I went Friday to a canyon I love near our home. It was slammed with hunters. I left and went to another canyon. Much less pressure, but still a lot of hunters. I saw does.

Saturday, I felt lousy, so I didnít get out till the afternoon. I hiked a mountain in another favorite canyon. I saw a lot of does, and only a few hunters.

Sunday I stayed home, Monday I went to work. Tuesday, I went back to the canyon Iíd seen so many does in, but there were a lot more hunters and they were already hunting where Iíd been before, so I went to a different branch and hiked a mountain.

I saw a few does, both while feeding and in shelter belts. Just in the last few minutes of shooting light, I finally saw a buck, but he was small and far away. I relocated twice to get closer, but he moved into a shelter belt and I didnít see him again.

Hiking down that mountain in the dark was a little bit treacherous.

Today, I went back to the same place as Tuesday, and saw a couple of does. But then one of them had a spike buck following her up a wash and into a saddle. I tried to get an angle to make a shot, but it wasnít to be. Momma wanted him off that ridge and into shelter - she knew I was there.

20 minutes later, he was back out eating, and I made a shot Iíve never had an opportunity to make before while rifle hunting in Arizona: 130 yards, animal broadside and motionless, me standing with my rifle resting on top of my binocular tripod.

Slam dunk. 110gr Sierra Prohunter cut his heart, shredded lungs and part of the liver. He ran 8 yards, spun out, and was laying on his back tangled in some deadfall.

Yeah, heís a spike. Any Coues is a trophy, though. Theyíre hard work. I hiked a lot of mountain miles to get him, and had a long hike down a mountain to get him back to the Durango. His momma was calling for him while I was carrying him out. That was a little bit strange feeling.

Taking a break from cutting to rest my back.

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When I was in HS we used to hunt on a ranch NE of Douglas just north of the border. Our neighbor (Marion Fairchild) still owned the ranch but didn't live there anymore. Usually never bumped into any other hunters. One year I remember we did and it was two guys that I knew in HS and their dad. That was around 1965. We usually were able to get at least one deer in that area every year.

I lived in Mesa AZ in the 70's and we hunted Mingus Mt near Jerome. Lots of deer and lots of hunters. We had one hunt where we had 3 nice bucks by 10 AM on opening day but it was crowded. I'm still not sure how we did that.

Back in those days it was all bucks with at least a fork. No does or spike bucks.

I can't imagine what it's like there now.

That's a nice buck. congratulations.

Borderland
12-18-2021, 07:07 PM
Nice!

I like to smoke duck... Then make curry out of anything left over after the first meal.
I've never tried to pluck a duck though.... I might be tempted to just cut it up. Plucking seems like a PITA, especially on a smaller (<5lb) bird.

Beautiful dog too...

Peasants are easy to skin, not sure about ducks as I've never hunted those. I've come across many ducks where the breast was cut out and the rest of the bird left for the coyotes. Not sure if that's a game violation or not but I've seen it.

Smoked duck on the menu? I'll have that. We're doing Christmas dinner at a place that has that on the menu.

okie john
12-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Peasants are easy to skin...

Phrasing.


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Borderland
12-18-2021, 09:43 PM
Phrasing.


Okie John

Oops.

David S.
12-18-2021, 10:17 PM
Finally got around to my first ďhuntingĒ trip last week at a fancy high fence ranch in South TX.

Had a great time with some good folks, even if the hunting part was kinda cheating.

ETA. Sorry for the sideways pic.


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BKS
03-06-2022, 09:37 AM
85610 January 1, 2020

ASH556
11-12-2022, 11:06 AM
62gr Gold Dot strikes again.

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Exit

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Colt191145lover
11-13-2022, 12:30 AM
KAC SR25 ACC on her first day hunting. Speer Gold Dots 150gr at 200 yards. 97127

WDR
11-13-2022, 07:14 PM
I forgot about this thread... My elk from back in September. Limited entry hunt, on my own.

https://i.imgur.com/pktTZjE.jpg

03RN
11-14-2022, 05:38 PM
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115 yards with a patched roundball over 90gr pyrodex RS

rd62
11-14-2022, 06:23 PM
Killed these two three weeks ago while solo camping in the mountains of SW VA.

This was my first fall turkey and was taken at 20yds from a ladder stand of all places. The buck was taken at 5yds from the ground (it was pretty intense). Seems those should be reversed but that's how it was.

Both were taken with a Wicked Ridge crossbow shooting Rage Hypodermic 100gr expandable broadheads. Clean pass through on both. The gobbler was DRT and the buck ran about 50yds down the ridge before piling up.

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rd62
11-14-2022, 06:24 PM
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115 yards with a patched roundball over 90gr pyrodex RS


Nice shooting!

WDR
11-14-2022, 08:42 PM
Nice shooting!

Agreed, 115 is a decent poke with a smokepole and irons.

ECK
11-14-2022, 10:19 PM
Took the shotgun for a walk today.

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03RN
11-17-2022, 10:00 PM
Agreed, 115 is a decent poke with a smokepole and irons.

Thanks guys. I brought my son out there to pace it off. I had him stand where the buck was to show my wife. "I guess all that shooting paid off."
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41magfan
11-19-2022, 10:23 AM
Springfield TRP 10mm
40 yds off-hand from a ground blind
Fiocchi 180 gr JHP (bullet recovered under the skin (that bulge just above the pistol) on the offside.
(ETA) While I was washing the recovered bullet, the jacket separated from the core.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/PFhW1s.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnPFhW1sj)
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cornstalker
11-20-2022, 05:02 PM
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I was able to connect on this buck this morning.

rd62
11-20-2022, 06:06 PM
Springfield TRP 10mm
40 yds off-hand from a ground blind
Fiocchi 180 gr JHP (bullet recovered under the skin (that bulge just above the pistol) on the offside.
(ETA) While I was washing the recovered bullet, the jacket separated from the core.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/PFhW1s.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnPFhW1sj)
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Nice buck! How was shot placement on the entrance wound side and how far did the buck travel after hit? Just curious.

rd62
11-20-2022, 06:06 PM
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I was able to connect on this buck this morning.

Sweet mulie!

cornstalker
11-20-2022, 06:20 PM
Thank you

41magfan
11-20-2022, 06:40 PM
Nice buck! How was shot placement on the entrance wound side and how far did the buck travel after hit? Just curious.

He was slightly uphill and quartering ever so slightly towards me. Impact was a high shoulder shot with the bullet striking the trailing edge of the scapula and nicking the lower spine. He went down like a lightening strike and I was confident the shot was "fatal", but I felt compelled to put a finishing shot (neck/spine) in him shortly thereafter as his demise was taking a little longer than I prefer.

Colt191145lover
12-02-2022, 03:11 PM
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rd62
12-02-2022, 03:39 PM
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Nice!

SteveB
12-20-2022, 04:03 PM
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Greenland.

WDR
12-20-2022, 09:15 PM
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Greenland.

Do I even want to know what that might cost? Awesome.

Duelist
12-20-2022, 09:26 PM
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Greenland.

At least you werenít unemployed.

Paul D
12-20-2022, 09:28 PM
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Greenland.

#1: Beautiful and awesome
#2: Looked like a lot of work. I don't see a tree for miles.
#3: How did you get a can into Greenland? Waitaminute...who's in charge of Greenland?

SJC3081
12-20-2022, 09:35 PM
My 10 year son, got this 225lb male. One shot with a Marlin 357 using a 158 gr XTP hand load .

Cookie Monster
12-20-2022, 10:23 PM
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Greenland.

There is a story there.

SteveB
12-21-2022, 03:49 PM
Last September, my hunting partner Ross and I traveled to Greenland for a muskox/caribou hunt with Lings Hunting Greenland. Given the state of play in air travel, the only route from the US to Greenland went through Copenhagen, Denmark. For me, that meant Florida to JFK to Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and the reverse on the return trip. We had overnight stays in Copenhagen on each end, and got a full day in the city on the way out. This complicated traveling with rifles, but Lings had offered to provide rifles and ammo at no charge. Weíve never done that before but decided to make life easier and try it.

We flew Delta out of JFK and arrived in Copenhagen early in the morning. We were booked into the Clarion airport hotel. In the states, Clarion is a budget brand, but thereís nothing budget about this hotel, very nice. After dumping the luggage, we took the train into the city. Copenhagen is clean, beautiful architecture and people, lots of bikes. A great walking city, Copenhagen has extensive green space, terrific restaurants and lots of cultural stuff to see. Malmo, Sweden is just across The Bridge (see the excellent Swedish TV series by that name), a quick train ride.

The next morning, we were on the Air Greenland flight to Kangerlussuaq. AG makes one round trip a day between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq. It takes 6 hours to fly from JFK to Copenhagen; 4 hours Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. The route takes you over Iceland which looks mountainous and small. AG has one jet for international travel, an Airbus A330-800, which just this month replaced the A330-200 we flew on. Kangerlussuaq, with a population of just over 500, is pretty much just the airport, Greenlandís only international airport. The airport, like most of the Kangerlussuaq infrastructure, was built by the US in the WWII to Cold War era. It sits on the western edge of the Greenland ice sheet, the worldís second largest, after the Antarctic ice sheet. The ice sheet covers about 80% of Greenland, is about 1,800 miles long, north-south, and averages a mile thick. There is a gravel road between Kangerlussuaq and the ice sheet, so we hitched a ride out there with Hannah Lings. It was my first trip to big ice, and it was humbling. We walked out on the ice for about an hour, and, with the heavy overcast, there was no horizon, just white as far as you could see. You feel pretty small. People do cross the sheet with dogsleds, but this seems like crossing the Denmark Strait in a canoe.

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The western edge of the ice sheet.

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Most of Greenland not under ice looks like this in the summer; tundra, hills and lakes.

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The edge of the ice.

SteveB
12-21-2022, 04:09 PM
The next morning, we flew to the hunting camp on one of Air Greenlandís two search and rescue helicopters, an Airbus H-225. Itís a three-day hike to camp, but the flight took about 15 minutes. There are no roads in this area. ATV use is heavily restricted, so all supplies are brought to camp by dogsled or helicopter. Lings Hunting has 4 camps in the area; use is determined by season of which there are two: summer and winter. Karsten Lings is the head of the family, a Viking who worked for many years as a commercial fisherman and now runs the hunting operation full-time. Hannah, his wife, and the kids Lukas and Vivi round out the family. Lukas and Vivi are both hunting guides. The week we were there, we had Karsten and Lukas on site, with two other hunters from Texas, and an Inuit kid, Paul, who was learning to be a guide. Karsten took the Texans, we had Lukas, and Paul alternated.

The camp consisted of two shacks, a cook shack with a large dining table and a set of bunk beds, a second smaller two-man shack and tents. We scored the small shack which was spartan but comfortable with a kerosene space heater, two beds with minimalist mattresses, sleeping bags and, amazingly given the middle-of-nowhere vibe, industrial outdoor carpeting on the floor. No cell service, no WiFi, no electricity (except for a small gas generator that was on during dinner), no running water. We rented a sat phone for this trip. Worked great for checking in back home. Drinking and cooking water came from the lake. The outhouse was a tent containing a plastic bag toilet. Temperatures were highs in the low 50ís, lows in the low 30ís. The wind blew constantly and, since it was mostly coming off the ice sheet, it was cold. It rained on and off for a couple of days, only one morning of heavy rain, so it wasnít much of an issue. We had good gear and dressed in layers. As the day went on, layers would come off and go into the pack. Late in the day, the layers would go back on.

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On the way to camp.

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Camp.

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Our ride.

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Before the tent went up.

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