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Shot my first buck!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Esox357, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. Esox357

    Esox357

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    Okay guys after deer hunting for five years I shot my first buck. Bear with me because I have only shot one doe during this five year spread. The story goes like this. I left late in the morning too tired to crawl out of bed at 5:00a.m.( I know but thats what college and work do to ya). I left at 9:00 a.m. and headed to my spot. I sat for three hours and did not see a thing. I decided to hit another farm where I had permission to hunt. I walked the rows to see if I could kick up something. I kicked up two does that were running about 150 yards uphill. The shot was unsafe and they were running so I passed. I followed them to a ravine where I believed them to be. I walked it and kicked up one but it was too thick to shoot again. Damnit. I went into town grabbed a quick bite and contemplated going home. Well something told me to hang in there. So I went back to the original spot and sat about a 100 yards from the tree line in a corn field. At 4:55 I saw a lone buck walking down the tree line. I fired twice sending 2 180 grain winchester silver tips one hitting in the rear rib and the second hitting in the lung/heart area. The buck was down and the real work began. He was a 4 pointer. I dont know what he weighed but man was he heavy. I field dressed him out and dragged him back to the vehicle about 200 yards away. I could barely fit him in my car. Next day I regretted it because what a mess in my trunk oh well. It was great fun and cant wait til next deer season. Thanks Esox357
     
  2. hoagie55

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    Congratulations on your first buck!

    I do have a suggestion for next season, buy a $10.00 tarp from walmart and wrap your deer in that. Make sure the folds are facing up so any of it's blood pools in the tarp and not in your trunk.

    Congrats!!!
     

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    Congrats!!! The tarp would be a good addition to your supplies OR can you say used pickup truck?!
     
  4. 357glocker

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    Good job, To bad about that escort of yours! Story sounds real familiar to that of a friend of mine.?? If so maybe we could work it out to use my truck next year. Any way I got a nice doe and two other guys in my hunting party got a 11 and a 9 pt buck respectivley.
    I tried new bullets this year, 140 gr remington ballistic tips in 7mm rem Mag. I would not recommend them. Talk about shot damage, put a baseball size hole on both sides of the rib cages. One good thing is every internal organ looked like jello when I field dressed her. Then again, no problem recovering the deer!
     
  5. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

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    Congratulations Esox357! It's a pretty good feeling to know your time has paid off, eh?

    From what you're say, I'd recommend those rounds! You didn't wreck any meat, so what's this about "shot damage"? That's a new one to me...

    I use a .50 cal (12 gauge sabot) to take all my deer in gun season... no problem & no meat damage if I hit them where I'm supposed to.
     
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    How could you kill one of those beautiful defenceless creatures?





















    Just kidding;f ;f ;f
    congadulations on your first buck
     
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    I forgot to mention I hit the shoulder also, tore it up going into the ribs. Guess I shouln't say not recommend them, but beware these rounds expand very violently and seem to have caused alot of meat damage on the shoulder. A rib only shot would be alright though with them. Or maybe the ballistic tip in a less powerful cartridge. I think i will go back to the standard soft points. They have suited me fine in the past. Good Luck
     
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    45acp4me Pissed puppet

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    Nice job on the buck. I like to use cheap shower curtain liners for blood control. $6 a piece at Wal Mart or Target.

    Regards,
    Glen
     
  9. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

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    Here's my "deer huller"! I took this picture just after getting back from running 3 deer in.

    It's not the trucks (My GMC "high rider" ZR2 was my favorite) that I'm used to, but SUV's do have some advantages.
     
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    Congarats!!! First bucks are always the best!!!!!!;f
     
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    Here's the 1st buck I ever shot.
    ;e ;a ;e

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    Thanks guys, I am pumped. Thanks for the advice and I cant wait til next deer season. Take Care Esox357