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Old November 15, 2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Dandy 8 pointer.

Sunday evening just before dark, I had a deer come up behind me as I was setting on the ground on a grassy firebreak road, my adrenalin was pumping hard. To my back where the deer was, is mostly thick bramble, briars, sumac, small trees and tall wild grass so I couldnt see the deer.
I kept my rifle trained down the firebreak thinking any second this scoundrel would emerge and give me a target.
Didnt happen, my adrenaline had run its course, leaving my mouth dry and my body shivering like it was 5 degrees out.
I stood up and vrabbed my fold up chair and started walking up the road towards my son who set at the crossroads watching a 350 yd straight in it. He said, " where the hell you going?", I told him thats it Im done, he said no way old man get back down there and wait til Im done hunting, and I agreed this was best.
I headed back to the spot I had set in since 12 noon, and only a deer sneaking through heavy brush was my only action of the weekend.
As soon as my butt hit ground I saw a deer cross the firebreak at a distance my son and I laser ranged earlier at 236 yds, I slowly got into the prone position, and took the safety off and waited, only a second went by and the deer again made his way across the road. I took aim at 1" behind his shoulder and squeezed the round off, and saw him jump and run at the shot.
I had the awareness, (for some reason) to pick up my empty brass which laid smoking about arms length away.
I stood up and headed down the break, the only light I had was my phone, and so the scouring for blood began, I searcged the road for what seemed like 15 mins when my son walked down on me holding a bright flashlight, so now were looking with 2 lights.
My son told me he heard the deer get hit, and then run and crash, but still we found no blood until we walked 20 yds further down than what Id thought the impact took place,.
We headed down the other side of road and I found a huge blood spatter and told Chris my son, to shine over here I got blood. It wasnt long before we could smell him and then found him.
He was an 8 point, maybe 2 1/2 years old, maybe Taylorce1 could post his picture later for me,.
But I didnt take him with my latest build, I took him with a rifle I had purchased and traded back in the early 90's.
Its a MarkX, .270 winchester, shooting 150 grn Btips from Nosler and a stout load of Magpro, cool hunt, 148 lbs of venison on the ground, and I had to dress the deer in total darkness as my son went back to car for deer buggy........never forget it, the hunt that I almost gave up on, but my son said no.......pretty cool...
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Old November 15, 2017, 07:54 PM   #2
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Old November 15, 2017, 10:05 PM   #3
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Good job! Tenderloins for dinner!
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Old November 15, 2017, 11:28 PM   #4
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Awesome story! Congrats on your buck!
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Old November 15, 2017, 11:50 PM   #5
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Old November 16, 2017, 11:10 AM   #7
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Old November 16, 2017, 02:47 PM   #8
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Old November 16, 2017, 03:10 PM   #9
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Great job, remember, patience is a virtue. When I have decided to call it quits from my stand I always stay another 15 mins..just in case..
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Old November 16, 2017, 04:08 PM   #10
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Thanks Frankenmauser!
The little red spot behind the shoulder is where I held my crosshairs in the prone position.
Ive been hunting whitetail deer since 1978, and killed them regularly since 1985, my patience comes and goes, but that shivering was relentless.
After all said and done my son thinks he has one up on me....
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Old November 16, 2017, 09:20 PM   #11
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Good shot and nice buck.
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Old December 10, 2017, 07:30 AM   #12
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We had a mess of Bacon wrapped backstraps that had some jalapeno slices inside the butterfly last night.
These dudes were thick, juicy and a real crowd pleaser.
Cant wait until the next mess is on the grill.....yummmmmmmmy!!
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Old December 10, 2017, 08:13 AM   #13
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Congrats on the nice buck.
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Old December 10, 2017, 04:34 PM   #14
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I had reheated gumbo.
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Bacon wrapped backstrap with jalapeno sounds great! I'm glad you had a good time with your son hunting and your family while eating. : )
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Old December 11, 2017, 10:14 AM   #17
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That is very nice buck taken with an excellent shot!
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Old December 13, 2017, 06:37 AM   #18
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My #2 son that was with me on that hunt, has this deers head skinned and will boil it today to render a beautiful European mount.
I gave him this head because he has already traded me out of all my other ones, except my biggest rack,,,,its only a matter of time before he gets that one too...
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