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Old November 18, 2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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First Blacktail / Western Washington

Took my first Blacktail yesterday during the modern rifle late season (11-15 to 11-19).
A small 3x2 @ about 50-60 yards, maybe 140 lbs on the hoof, took him around 7:45 AM; after spooking up at least 8 deer during the previous 45 minutes.
Used a Remington 7400 in 280 Rem with a 150grn core lokt handload @2800 fps.
Shot was (slightly uphill) at the base of the neck just inside the left shoulder and exited out the last two right side ribs.
Weather was foggy, misty, rainy, and windy, which helped mask most of my movements, but it was still tough hunting.

pics won't load, ugh !!
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Old November 18, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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Congratulations. A respectable black tail.
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Old November 20, 2012, 01:17 AM   #3
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140 pounds is a good blacktail. Congrats.
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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tahoe2 that a respectable size buck. Having one come that close. You must have been out scouting that area before season? Nice shot too. I bet that heart of yours was just a-pounding too._ Good for you Sir.
Now you have to get down to business and figure out what your going to do with all that meat. Consider canning some its easy to do right there in your kitchen. The benefit of canning. You never have to worry about freezer burn. Hey, but whatever. Its all good. Again, congrats on your first deer tahoe2.
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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I would love to see those pictures that won't load. Blacktial have always been very intriguing to me. Congratulations.
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