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Hunting report with Wilson Combat 6.8, 4 deer down!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by ccoker, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. ccoker


    Mar 23, 2005
    I have been hunting with a 6.8 for a few years
    just got a new one and ut had to get blooded

    Went Wednesday with my son Sean to my buddy Rick's place
    it's about 2 hrs north of Austin, I love going there
    it's a beautiful pice of property and has a ton of deer
    Shot all my deer with the Wilson Combat 18" Recon with 3-0 Accupoint and handloaded Barnes 85g

    the game plan was to take a bunch of does and a nice buck or two if we could.
    A fried runs an orginization that since Oct 08 has donated 50K lbs of wild hog and I was going to take a deer or two and donate the rest

    got there before daybreak and had does everywhere as the sun came up, you know it's going to be good when you see lots of eyeballs reflecting back at you as you drive into the area

    My son was hung up on a nice buck and I didn't feel like dealing with any does that early in the morning..

    We stayed near the winter wheat field about 2hrsa dn then drove up to the high part of the place and jumped quite a number of does

    Got him setup in a pop up and I went for a long stalk hunt and was going to be walking back the thick stuff and see if I could push any deer his direction

    Walking in the tree line next to the open area two deer bolted right into the field in front of me, I sprinted to the rignt and dropped to a knee and saw one doe hightailing it.. the other froze behind a tree about 75 yards in front of me, as it stepped forward, WACK!

    Down went doe #1


    Jumped several others and was trying to push them towards Sean
    When I got close to him he said he saw some running but they jumped the fence
    no go

    hunted some more, ate lunch and got setup in the killing field blind
    overlooking a big field that like clockwork at dusk has deer coming out and moving to our right over to the winter wheat field

    the view, you can see a litle clearing under the trees, deer come through there and to the left... that's 300 yards


    Well, out come 2 doe at 175 yards
    my son tried to get a video but all you hear is WACK! a deer running, sky, WACK!
    well, within 2 seconds there were 2 does DRT

    a 6 pt comes out and my son goes for it but misses at 150 yards...
    my fault, he should have stuck with his 243 that he's used to
    a few minutes later, under the trees at 300 yards I see a NICE buck
    looked like lazer beams coming out of his head
    he was hung up and wouldn't come forward, after what seemed like an eternity he eases forward and as he's right at the edge of the adjoining tree line, he pauses and WACK!
    250 yards and he drops like a sack of potatoes and never even as much as kicked

    85g Barnes hit a little high and took out the lower spine and exited the far side


    the final count, 3 doe and 1 buck (one in the cooler from the morning)

    We donated the 3 deer to my buddy to process and give away the meat

    Get the horns back in a few weeks

    My son and I had wonderful day together and that's by far the best and most important part!
  2. nice story and hunt you got. Good job :)

  3. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002
    Very nice bud... Really glad to see another youngster out with Dad. Your right man, that is what it is all about. Mine are all grown up now with kids of their own, but I still enjoy what time my son and daughter and I hunt together.

    Nice shooting you two, keep it up, and glad to see you sharing that venison with others... ;) We try and give as much beef and venison away as we can afford to. Lots of people hurting out there and needing help.

    Enjoy these times. Good hunting and congrats to you and your son..... ;)

    BTW, I like that gun of yours......

  4. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    I have no idea why you would give away Venison... Some of the finest natural hormone fee protein you can eat!
  5. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Jul 26, 2002

    Simple... I got all I need, and there are a good deal of folks out there who have nothing, barely making it to not at all. They need help. What's not to understand ?

  6. Jerseycitysteve


    Nov 11, 2004
    Wow, thanks for the post. I had never heard of 6.8 SPC before today. You've proved the round to be a good hunting cartridge for medium sized game.

  7. Check to see if you have a Hunters for the Hungry in your state.

    Here in VA they have it set up with various processors you can drop off your deer.

    Looks like they are out of funds for the year though.
  8. Jerseycitysteve


    Nov 11, 2004
    Thanks for mentioning Hunters for the Hungry. David Horne, the founder, was a friend and would speak at my church.