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1st White tail

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by lazarus, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. lazarus

    lazarus Hard to Kill

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    I took my first white tail deer yesterday.

    http://www.uberwarrior.com/doe.jpg

    http://www.uberwarrior.com/Mattanddoe.jpg


    I shot her at 25 yards with my CVA Optima in-line muzzle loader. I used a Power Belt 295 grain JHP bullet over two 50 grain Pyrodex pellets. The rifle is fitted with a Busnell 1.5-4.5 x 33 scope. It was set on 4x when I made the shot.

    I used Virginia's new phone check-in system, which worked great, and took the deer to a nearby processor for butchering. We can take six deer on out licenses this year, so 1 down and 5 to go. Next, I need a buck.
     
  2. 357glocker

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    Great job,
    How did the bullet perform? I'm using the same load in my Staghorn and have yet shot a deer with it. Where was she hit? Did it exit? Did she run far?
     

  3. lazarus

    lazarus Hard to Kill

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    The bullet did not exit. It was getting dark, so I didn't take time to disect the heart and lungs to find it. The deer took a single step after being hit, then dropped. DRT.
     
  4. lomfs24

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    Good job!!! That is a nice looking doe.

    Now, get out there and get your buck!;f
     
  5. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Hey man, good job!
    I took my first deer over three decades ago, and it was with a bow, and was a big 'doe!'

    Enjoy the steaks.


    CanyonMan

    (In Search Of Rodeo Bucking Bull Stock..PM me if anyone has info)
     
  6. Roger C

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    Great job, Lazerus! BP season hasn't yielded anything for me, I'm waiting on gun season to open next weekend to hopefully get one. I bought the bonus tags in optimistic anticipation...:cool:
     
  7. vafish

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    I wish I could get some time to get out hunting.

    Have tommorrow off, but the 3rd grader wants me on a field trip with him. Should get out Saturday.
     
  8. allhowl

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    lazarus, I like your choice of scope. Guess you didn't need it cranked up so high at 25yds. I bet you never even felt the recoil.
    Good job and good hunting!!
     
  9. nyredneck

    nyredneck كا&

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    Congrats on yer first!! But am I reading Your post right? Did You leave the heart in the field?! My God Man , that's some good eatin' there!! Maybe on one of your next 5 (wink, wink) deer you take, you'll give the heart a try! Congrats again and good hunting!:)
     
  10. allhowl

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    nyredneck is right. The heart is as good as backstrap! Its no problem to stick it in a zip-lock baggie. I don't eat the liver though UCH!;)
     
  11. lomfs24

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    One of the best I have ever eaten was boiled moose heart cold dipped in ranch dressing. Better than eating chips at the super bowl.
     
  12. Sharker

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    The ants like my deer hearts, as they are the only ones eating them from my deer. Even my buddy who eats bob cat wont eat the hearts. And that guy eats all kinds of foul crap (he tried coyote once)
     
  13. vafish

    vafish

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    Lazrus,

    How did your phone check in go?

    I tried mine from the cell phone on the way home and it didn't work.

    Tried again when I got home, but it didn't seem to like my touch tones. I had to hold each number I pressed for at least 3-5 seconds or the system wouldn't recognize the digits.


    Edited to add.

    I don't eat the hearts either. I tried it once a long time ago and didn't like it.

    Anyhow I'll be buthchering up my doe tommorrow. I shot her this morning with a .54 cal TC ThunderHawk, 100 grs of H777 topped off with a 425 gr Buffalo bullet. Open sights, 50 yards.
     
  14. StockGlock23

    StockGlock23 Hilarious!

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    How do you cook the heart?
     
  15. joker1

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    Dibs on the backstrap! ;f
     
  16. lomfs24

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    I have had it boiled chilled and dipped in ranch dressing or you can fry it. Or you can grill it just like any steak.
     
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    StockGlock23 Hilarious!

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    If I am successful this season I will have to give that a try...plus I mean c'mon you put ranch on most anything and it will be good. Just like frying it or putting nacho cheese sauce.
     
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    nyredneck كا&

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    Boiling it is my first choice, eat it hot or cold, it tastes just like steak! A couple of years ago when my party ended up with quite a few hearts (15) we pickled them! Now I know this may sound gross, but they were awesome! I totally intend on pickling some hearts this year! Pan fried with onions is another good way! Good luck and good eatn'!:)
     
  19. 357glocker

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    The heart would normally not be an option for me to eat beings the shot I take makes it look like jelly on the inside from the bullet passing throught the heart;)
     
  20. NYGunman

    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

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    I had your pickled deer hearts. It is really an acquired taste. Now your mom's cannolis, those are awesome!