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Old 11-30-2009, 01:50 PM
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Angry first day rifle.

hello evryone i thougth id stop in and tell you a little story about my first day of rifle season this year. it sucked. we woke up at 4 which i loved and once we got in the woods we couldnt find our stand and it was pouring down rain and the wind was blowing so we sat under a pine for two hours didnt see anything then went to the car to wait for the rain to stop. it didnt. we got back out and an hour or so later a small buck and doe came out in front of me and my dad. i scoped the buck and shot a mushroomed cap of 180 grain led into that sucker from my 30 06 and it dropped like a ton of bricks. we watched to make sure it was down but it got back up and started moving so i hit it again and it dropped once more so we got up and started walking towards it but it ran and i couldnt get another shot at it. so we assumed since it was full of led itd be lying down somewhere by where it ran. we were wrong. we searched with 3 other guys for 3 hours all over the place and that deer was nowhere to be found. were thinnking it ran off and someone else shot it, because there was a nearby shot while we were looking for it. i was not happy. but im putting that behind me because i still have alot of deer hunting to do this year. good luck to everyone else. thanks
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:18 PM
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Sorry to hear about you losin a deer man. Good luck on the rest of your season!
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:00 AM
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Hmmmmm odd
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:20 PM
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sounds bad..and odd too
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:42 PM
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man that deer must be one heck off a beast to withstand that kinda lead
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:17 AM
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I feel your pain. I had that same thing happen to me with a doe when I was 12. Dropped her where she stood and she got up and ran and couldn't find her. It was my first deer so it hurt kinda bad at the time.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:53 PM
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That's too bad. I'm wondering...those are on the heavy side for deer in 30 cal. They might not have opened up? Anyways--anyone's best guess. Some deer can just run like crazy after being hit, and without blood it's easy to lose them.
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