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November 20, 2008, 01:24 PM
11-16-08. 7:15 Am. Southern Adams County, Nebraska. Taken with a 45/70 Handi rifle and my handload of a Rem. 405 gr. JFN & 32 grs. IMR 4198 for 1350 FPS. Quartering away shot @ 25 yards from my homemade ground blind. Struck just behind the near shoulder. Clipped top of heart. 1 1/2 " holes inside cavity. Broke the offside shoulder going out and exited body. He ran about 45 yards, leaving an easy to read blood trail. Certainly no trophy, this broken tined forky yielded 65 pounds of boned meat ( including heart and liver ) for the freezer. Combined with the fat doe my wife took the day before, we have steaks and burger for a few months. Here's wishing good luck to you all this season in your hunts.

November 20, 2008, 02:00 PM
Nice deer.

may not win any beauty contests but sure will be tasty. do you have a spice mix for deer burgers or strait up?

Im not much of a hunter (yet) but im a damn good cook.


November 20, 2008, 02:06 PM
Congrats on the deer! You got a heck of a lot of meat out of him.

November 20, 2008, 02:11 PM

November 20, 2008, 02:54 PM
Good job!:) I can smell those venison steaks cooking now! Nothing better than taking a deer with your own handloads. ;)

November 20, 2008, 02:56 PM
Good shooting!
I am thinking of trying those .45/70 slugs in my Savage muzzleloader.
Looks like they do a good job.

November 20, 2008, 04:25 PM
Don't sound apologetic in your post! That deer IS a trophy, more so in consideration of the work you went to in making the handloads, building the blind, and culminating in a well-placed and humane kill. There is much more to the sport than the size of antlers, and your trophy indicates why that is so. Enjoy the venison!

November 20, 2008, 04:54 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, all. He was my 24th deer overall, and 7th taken with this rifle . Among those, several were pretty nice racked deer & a couple were " wall hangers ". Though those are always welcomed, we've just never come up with a good tasting recipe for antler. The only trophy part about this deer is how well he'll taste. For 22 years, venison has greatly helped feed us and our kids .

New_Pollution, when she makes burgers from the ground deer, there is no spice that I'm aware of, outside of salt & pepper, though I believe she may add an egg. There is beef tallow added to the ground deer. When weather permits, me much prefer both burgers and steaks grilled outside. Infact, we just grilled the inside tenderloins from her doe last night ( Med. rare of course ). The hearts from both were lightly pickled and pressure cooked when still fresh. We enjoyed the liver ( w/ sauted onion & bacon ) from this buck the day following me harvesting him. The ground deer really makes some great chili, Spanish rice, Italian dishes, sloppy Joe, etc, etc.

November 21, 2008, 06:21 PM
Oh man I just got done cooking venison steaks for dinner sure is tasty.I agree big antlers look cool but thats about it.

November 22, 2008, 06:29 AM
If it was not for the great bass fishing here in california, I would move to one of those cool states were I have herd you guys say that you can harvest 5 or more deer including does. thats would be so cool :cool:

We can only harvest two here were I live,and they have to both be fork (on one side or better, and thats july through sept. (hoter than a mutha)

I am on the verge of being out of buck meat two packs left (stupid little black tails ):mad:

congrats on that pile of meat :D

ps watch ya talkin about Al, those are some funky cool horns man!!.....
......(...I know.... but we call them horns here)