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    Posted: November/26/2019 at 19:34
This called for a small smackeral of Michter's Bourbon (good stuff).  I was hunting a bigger deer, but he showed up first... couldn't resist.
It was getting dark when I got him up to my house, couldn't find my lanterns, couldn't find my knives, couldn't find my hoist... and it's been about six years since I field dressed a deer.  Boy was it fun.  I looked like a ghoul when I got finished... took a LOOOONG shower.  


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Nice buck! Congratulations!

Give us some details of the hunt!
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Ted, it was pretty mundane.  I sat in a stand for about 35 minutes.  He showed up... walked around (full circle around where I was sitting in a pop-up ground blind... HUGE rub on a pine tree about 10 feet from where I set up) then walked right in about 35 yards from me... seriously, I considered yelling before I shot just so he had a chance.  I "blooded" the Voere Shikar .300 WinMag (Meopta Meostar R1 3-12 set on 4x).
He flipped over on his back, legs kicked twice... tiny entry hole, 3 inch exit hole... destroyed heart and lungs.  
I apologized to him for being so unprepared to field dress... I seldom lose things, but when I do it is because my wife moved it (and she did, but I should have so my fault).   I actually was not expecting to see deer today because of all the shooting around my property.  I was blood covered from head to toe when I finally got finished.  Ashamed of myself.
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Nice deer Dan. You and Ted have had some great hunts this season, congrats to you both. One of the few things I am good at is field dressing deer, as chief dogger I often do this for the guys usually less then10 minutes if I don’t stab myself on bone splinters!
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The processor I took it to called me today and said it is the "prettiest" deer he has had come in so far this year.  He also said "you really should have that one mounted".  Lori said "NO".

I measured shot distance today... I was off... it was 35.3 yards...
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I'm glad to know that 300 Winchester reached that far!   Big Grin




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It was touch and go...
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Did you have to hold full value wind on that shot Dan?
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Did you have to hold full value wind on that shot Dan?

Did you mean as in not breaking wind Ted?
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Great stuff buddy! Still  not managed to get out, going stir crazy in London!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Did you have to hold full value wind on that shot Dan?

Probably the best wind call I've ever made without assistance... I must say, it was "a t'ing'a beauty".  I've mentioned a number of times how lucky I am... don't know that I'll ever be this lucky again.  I know you won't believe this, but I don't think wind had ANY impact on the shot at all...
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Nice deer Dan. You and Ted have had some great hunts this season, congrats to you both. One of the few things I am good at is field dressing deer, as chief dogger I often do this for the guys usually less then10 minutes if I don’t stab myself on bone splinters!
Yeah, well... get your airplane warmed up, 'cause I'm going to need some help real soon...
(at one time I was pretty fair at field dressing... )

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Man if I could square it with the queen bee I’d book my flight tonight!
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Damn nice deer Dan, Say that 3 times real fast.
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Congratulation , Dan !    Nice buck   Thunbs Up
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Thank you.  Prettiest face of any deer I ever shot.  
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Damn nice deer Dan, Say that 3 times real fast.


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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Damn nice deer Dan, Say that 3 times real fast.


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I saw something yesterday so odd I passed on hunting and just observed for over an hour and well past shooting time.  I have a buck coming to my property that I've only seen very near dark all season (and in previous seasons)... however, until yesterday I thought he was a doe.  He came up earlier than he normally does and very close and I saw that he had "equipment" a doe does not possess.  However, there is no indication of antlers, no nubs (and he is at least 3 years old and weighs in the 110-120lb range), no sign he has ever had antlers.  I watched him with binoculars (Canon 8x IS) for nearly an hour... I hate to admit it, but I do SOMETIMES use binoculars...  I've never seen a buck of that age that just had NO SIGN of antlers... his head was as smooth and clean as the doe standing next to him.  
Weird to me...
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Maybe he's a transgendeer.
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It's all it's mother's fault!  She wanted a doe...
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Spent today setting up some new stand sites... got tired of the ELR stuff.  I can now easily get shots at 20-25 yards.  Really makes my ballistic calculations easy... I can ALMOST ignore wind.  
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