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rajmoran 11-15-2008 03:05 PM

2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Hi all, I had some good luck this morning on the opening day of rifle season. Shot this guy at 0630 north of Leesburg, VA.




I went to the Boone and Crockett site and here's what I got:

Category: Whitetail
Number of Points: 8
Greatest Spread: 18 4/8 inches
Total Deductions: 3 3/8 inches
Final Score: 132 2/8

Ron in SC 11-15-2008 03:08 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Congrats. Great deer. Huge 8pt.

rajmoran 11-15-2008 03:17 PM

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Thanks, Ron. Here's another picture. My buddy tried to get the perspective right to make it look like a real moose.


Ron in SC 11-15-2008 03:20 PM

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What do you think the rack will gross score? What is the inside spread looks real wide.

rajmoran 11-15-2008 03:31 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
I don't really know anything about scoring deer. I've never shot one that seemed worth scoring.

trailinone 11-15-2008 03:34 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Nice buck, congratulations. I'm not good at scoring, but I would guess around 130, give or take 5.
Chris

SRBowman 11-15-2008 03:35 PM

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Thats a great looking deer!! Huge8 pointer!!

StillHunter90 11-15-2008 03:37 PM

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Gratz. What a nice looking buck.Im still working on mine hoping for some good tracking snow. Suppose to get some this week I guess and Ive got thursday and friday off .

Jasonlester 11-15-2008 04:33 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
North of Leesburg. I used to work east of there at Iridium. Nice country for hunting. or so it seemed as I never had a place around there to hunt.

Great buck Congrats!!

MTairman 11-15-2008 05:39 PM

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i'd guess in the 140s

crokit 11-15-2008 05:44 PM

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131-135 Great buck!

Arrowmaster 11-15-2008 06:47 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Nice buck. Id say 140's

1shotkill1993 11-15-2008 09:24 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
great deer, i had no luck this morning or afternoon in SW Virginia

Congrats

vabyrd 11-16-2008 07:43 AM

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In Leesburg there is bound to be another 100 or so, just like that. Don't quit now, you guys need to put a hurtin on the does up there. I think your still #1 in deer population in Viginia. Nice buck.

wis_rifle_hunter 11-16-2008 07:52 AM

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nice buck. congrats


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piney 11-16-2008 08:00 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Nice one. Congrats.

rajmoran 11-16-2008 09:02 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
You're right about that. With all the development up here (subdivisions and office complexes), The deer population has exploded. I've killed six per year (2 bucks, 4 does) for the last four years but it doesn't seem to have made a dent. Here's another picture:


allmightyhunter13 11-16-2008 09:03 AM

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nice buck!!

rajmoran 11-16-2008 09:08 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
And one last picture. He's got a little drop tine budding right near my thumb. First time I've ever shot a deer with one of those.


rajmoran 11-16-2008 09:43 AM

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I forgot to mention yesterday that I found the bullet while I was skinning him. He was quartering slightly toward me when I shot him, so the bullet took a pretty long path from one side of the animal to the other. Consequently, I think, the round had lost a lot of energy when it hit the hide on the other side and, so, lodged there. Here are pictures for any one interested in bullet performance. The round is a Winchester Ballistic Silvertip in .270WSM, 150gr. The shot was from approx. 50 meters. Here is the front of the slug.


rajmoran 11-16-2008 09:44 AM

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Here is the back.


jim1966 11-16-2008 01:53 PM

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Nice buck. Congrats.

Western MA Hunter 11-17-2008 06:40 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Great VA buck... congrats


Rory/MO 11-17-2008 07:46 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
What a buck. Big congrats from me!

crenshaw 11-17-2008 07:49 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
You get him in Lucketts or Lovettsville?

rajmoran 11-17-2008 08:40 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
I got him on a cattle farm between Lucketts and Leesburg.

crenshaw 11-17-2008 09:02 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Great area, i have farm in Lovettsville. Good deer inbetween the two. Awesome work. Saw some decent ones on Saturday but no shooters. At least you were done before the down poors came.

rajmoran 11-17-2008 09:14 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
I hunt out in Lovettsville, occasionally, on a small farm off of Morrisonville road. That's a very nice area.

crenshaw 11-17-2008 09:17 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
yeah my friend just got a big 7 this morning out in Lovettsville.

M38 11-17-2008 10:46 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Great buck.

I got this one on the 8th


rajmoran 11-17-2008 11:29 AM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
Wow, nice one. The rear tines on that rack look like they're a foot long. Cool.

WIbuckchaser 11-17-2008 05:12 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
That's what I hope steps out in front of me come Sat. for the WI. opener. Congrats, very nice buck!

MajMac 11-17-2008 09:31 PM

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Beauty!! I used to hunt near Leesburg, but now the area is one big development. Ever hunt Quantico?

rajmoran 11-18-2008 01:37 PM

RE: 2008 Nothern VA 8-point
 
No, Mac, I've never hunted Quantico. How is it down there? Is it difficult to get permission? Are there a lot of hunters down there?

Where I hunt is a small cattle farm along the Potomac. The development has actually helped me in terms of the number and size of deer I see, since there are fewer places to hunt up here, and fewer people hunting.

SouthDakotaHunter 11-18-2008 02:05 PM

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Great buck!!


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