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Old 11-21-2010, 02:47 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bradley IL
Posts: 93
Default got my very first deer!

well ive been bow hunting all season long, havent gotten one shot. i was laying all my hopes on shotgun at this point, and it definitely paid off.

Last night i was hunting on top of a hill, sitting behind a fence post in some trees, my buddy is 60 yards away facing the other direction so we have this spot covered. all of a sudden 2 does come barreling at me, with a wild dog chasing them! the one veers off and the other heads straight for my buddy, he pulls his gun for his own safety and the doe missed him by 2 feet, got the measurement from the foot prints! on this property wild dogs have become a big problem, not only for the hunters but for the people who live in this land. theyve killed family dogs and chickens and small livestock, the owner of the property asked that if we see any dogs or coyotes to take them out. well the dog gave me a 40 yard broadside shot, and my 12 gauge didnt let me down. after all the commotion a very small doe came out of the trees and walked toward the dog sniffing it . i could have shot it but i didnt want to waste the tag on a tiny doe.

this morning we set up the same way, seeing that we know the deer pass threw here. by 715 i had a 6 pointer come threw 65 yards up staring directly at my buddy. i knew he was going to run so this was my chance. i put the scope on him but couldnt get a clear shot with the thickets in the way, it was also uphill. i set the crosshairs where they needed to be and he took another step forward and when i saw the brown i pulled the trigger. he jumped in the air then hauled it threw the trees. i was so excited i didnt know what my next move should be! so we waited and talked about it, i was sure i made the shot. we walked the trail and found blood, then 20 yards in the thickets there he lay. definitely hooked now. i just hafta hit one with the bow this season!

im shooting a remington 887 slug gun, rifled barrel with remington 385 grain accutips 1850 fps. a note on these, they are dead on til 75 yards, at 100 yards they get squirrely, could only hold a 3 inch group. all the hornady ssts were gone!

could someone score him for me? im guessing 23 1/2 inch gross(joke)

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