Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting
 It took 34 years but I got one!!! >

It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Old 11-26-2007, 11:25 PM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13
Default It took 34 years but I got one!!!


This year is the second year I have ever gone after whitetail deer (I'm 34 now). About 10 years ago I go skunked and it's taken this long to finally get after them again. It was a tough slog through a lot of deep snow but the work finally paid off. I saw my buck with two does at about 275 yards. He allowed me to take a couple cracks at him before I finally connected. Unfortunately it hit one of his front legs and the chase was on. We tracked him for about a mile or so before I jumped in a truck while my buddy stayed on the track. I was taken around to the end of a long brush line and was told to wait there. Well with 10 minutes of legal shooting time left he walked out of the brush line and was heading to the next group of trees when I let loose with my 30-06 Savage from about 125 yards and hit him in the heart. He walked about 15 feet and dropped. All in all it was about a two mile track onceI got him down on the ground. I owe a lot to the guys I was hunting with....they took me to the deer and worked hard to help me get my first!

I was so happy when I got to him and saw how nice his rack really was. He wasn't a true Saskatchewan monster but his body was pretty decent and he had some nice horns on him.

This was the first deer I have ever taken and now I'm hooked. I can't wait until '08 now.

By the way...I was shooting 165 grain Federal Fusion and they performed really nicely. Great entry and exit...no wasted meat at all!!!


heiner39 is offline  
Old 11-26-2007, 11:52 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 174
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Congratulations on the Ole Brute. Good job of at least gettin it that night with what looks like freshly fallen snow.
bpjeep is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 12:02 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UNION COUNTY,KENTUCKY
Posts: 188
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

NICE BUCK,ARE YOU GONNA GET HIM MOUNTED?
snowball450 is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 04:13 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,476
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Thats a dandy
8mm/06 is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 04:51 AM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
8pt~Bowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: TN
Posts: 2,089
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

ORIGINAL: 8mm/06

Thats a dandy
x2
8pt~Bowhunter is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 06:21 AM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 113
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Thats a real nice one congrads, you hooked yet!
FossilThomas is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 06:30 AM
  #7  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Watertown, NY
Posts: 133
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Congrats on a very nice first deer!!!

I'm surprised you got him using Federal Fusion ammo...That stuff has the worst performing bullet on the market.
TPhunter is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 06:42 AM
  #8  
Giant Nontypical
 
DoctorDeath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Huntsville Alabama
Posts: 6,486
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

CONGRATS!

DD
DoctorDeath is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 07:07 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Peterstown WV USA
Posts: 2,541
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Nice buck a big congrats
royak is offline  
Old 11-27-2007, 09:02 AM
  #10  
 
mutantcoil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 101
Default RE: It took 34 years but I got one!!!

Good job! Very nice deer.

Yeah I got my first deer (doe) last year at 33 years old. I got a late start into this sport but I love it!
mutantcoil is offline  

Quick Reply: It took 34 years but I got one!!!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.