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Heck of a Spike!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by DWavs, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    I'm not one for taking spikes but when I saw him coming through, I figured what the heck. Horns measure 10 1/2". Taken today (11/15) at 125 yards with a 30-30. :)
     
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    David, pretty neat. You make the best jerky I ever had. What did you bring it down with?
     

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    Marlin 30-30.
     
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    Yep, that'll do it!;)
     
  5. onemilmhz

    onemilmhz Ten Ninety Five

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    Nice spike! I also took a spike on Saturday morning with a 30-30 but a Winny 94. I thought it was a doe when I fired as it was in a creekbank in low light. Seemed decent sized but I was a bit disappointed when I found him. I don't like shooting young bucks either but hey, beggers can't be choosers. Halfway through the season and its only the second deer to even give me a shot!
     
  6. TScottW99

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    Congrat's on the deer! What part of VA were you hunting?

    I got a small button buck last week, thought it was a doe, my buddy shot first and missed, so I knocked it down with my muzzleloader. We were hunting national forrest in Bedford county. Usally hunt in Craig county though.
     
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    Hey David, you mentioned the jerky and last night I bought some jerky from the store. I tried a piece and gave the rest of the bag to the dogs. They loved it. To me it was like chewing shoe leather or plastic. YECCCHHHH! No taste at all. I used to love the stuff.:(
     
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    Do you think he's 1 1/2? Probably eating pretty good.

    Nice deer.
     
  9. DWavs

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    Warren County...if you look at Virginia as a triangle, I am just about as close the the upper point as you can get.

     
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    Yea, probably a second year. He only weighed 110 after being field dressed but he will make for some tender eating. I process them myself so I will make a large portion of it into jerky since I give a lot of jerky away as christmas presents. I'll worry about steaks and ground venison on the next one.

     
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    HEY! I want some jerky! How in the heck did I miss out?

    BTW, nice deer ya got there buckaroo! ;)
     
  12. TheHunter

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    Nice spike!

    I killed a little 4 point back in late October. Haven't had much luck since...;Q

    Anyway, he should make for some fine eating.

    Congrats!

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