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Old November 10, 2018, 07:05 AM   #1
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Mule deer vs Winchester

This photo shows me and a dandy buck taken within the Black Hills before antler restrictions were enacted. I located the buck with my binoculars and made a long stalk in rough country to get into 30-30 range. Distance was about 125 yards. At the shot, the buck bounded away but toppled over after a few jumps. We prefer hunting in western South Dakota over other states because of the easy access to vast public lands and the excellent game populations there. My buddies always whine about me taking the Winchester on my western hunts. "You should buy a 270", they say. But this angle-eject carbine has never let me down and stalking within good shooting distance is half the fun. I feel that it is a myth that only long shots are possible for western hunts. 30-30 is a keeper!

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Old November 10, 2018, 11:00 PM   #2
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Nice story. Thx for sharing. Stalking is 50% of the fun. Eating the meat is the other 50%
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Old November 11, 2018, 02:37 AM   #3
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Nice!
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Old November 11, 2018, 02:46 AM   #4
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That's great.
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Old November 11, 2018, 02:54 AM   #5
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I've hunted half my life with a 30-06 and the other half with a 30-30. You can't go wrong with a 30-30 at all. Great buck, thanks for sharing. Venison jerky is one of my favorites of all time along with the rest of the meat.
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Old November 11, 2018, 10:38 PM   #6
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Great Write Up, Congrats.
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Colorado Redneck:
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Nice story. Thx for sharing. Stalking is 50% of the fun. Eating the meat is the other 50%
I thought you were going to pull a Yogi Berra:
Stalking is 50% of the fun. Eating the meat is the other 90%
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