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Old December 1, 2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Last minute doe

After two discouraging weeks, and not seeing much of anything during our firearm season, this little beauty walked into the field last night. One shot - dropped in her tracks.

This makes three deer in three years, on our small property, might just have to go out for muzzleloading season now

Got her at 5:28 pm. (our season ended at 5:31pm)

Pretty fat, too... Had nearly an inch in some places.

Don't have a scale, so I couldn't weigh her, but to get some perspective, it's 6'10" to the tip of her nose in that picture. She has all her molars, so I'm guessing 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 years old. Any one care to guess at age or weight?

For those interested...... It was a lung shot at about 70 yards using Mossberg 835 pump 12ga with rifled/ported barrel, Nikon Prostaff scope at 3x, and Lightfield Hyper EXP slug
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Old December 1, 2005, 11:35 AM   #2
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Three minutes to go? That's cutting it pretty close.
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Old December 1, 2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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mmmHmmm

5:28 SUUURE

Just kidding, way to go, nice doe. That'll be some good freezer stuffing.
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Old December 1, 2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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The does I took this season were pretty fat, too. The guy I hunted with claims this indicates that we will have a long, cold Winter.
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Old December 1, 2005, 09:57 PM   #5
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Wow, you must be living right....., someone's smiling down on you - 3 min left, too cool!

That's a honking doe now! Looks as big as some bucks you'll see I'm guessing. Scale that bad girl, I bet she'll surprise ya.
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Old December 2, 2005, 11:10 AM   #6
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5:28 SUUURE
Actually, I had looked at my watch at 5:25, and I have a habit of counting in my head to tick off the last few minutes. I had counted to 160 when I saw her.

She probably walked into the field while I was trying to see my watch. It was starting to get pretty dark, and I didn't notice her right away.

BTW, I'm going to estimate her weight at 120-130. After butchering yesterday, I ended up with 47 pounds for the freezer. Backstraps were 8 pounds of that.
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Old December 2, 2005, 11:54 AM   #7
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Old December 2, 2005, 08:45 PM   #8
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That's a good looking deer. I enjoy late shots like that!

Well done!

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