Re: What Is Your Longest Shotgun Slug Big Game Kill?
Opps, I clicked on 51-100, then I remembered my 150 yard shot. I was all of 12 years old, it was my first year shotgun deer hunting. I had hunted deer a couple years before that with a muzzel stuffer with no luck. Managed to kill a nice branch once with the stuffer but no deer. So anyway I had managed to get my first deer early that morning. Shot a little button buck at about 40 yards. When I shot he turned and ran towards me. Dad told me keep shooting if its still on its feet, so when he went buy me at about 10 yards full steam ahead, I gave him another. He went down about 20 yards later. After Dad explained how to field dress him to me, we looked at the bullet holes. Both shots were right through the lungs! Wowho!!!
So later tha evening I was in a different stand in a fence row looking out over a big field. And this awsome buck came walking out of the timber. The wind was blowing from him towards me and so hard my tree was waving back and forth. I shot at him about 75 yards away, and he just walked away. Not knowing if I hit him or not I waited until he stopped and picked a point when my stand wasn't moving all over the place, and gave him another. That time he took of like a scalded dog! I marked the spot in the field, and when Dad got to me I instructed him over to where I shot the second time. He didn't believe me as it was approx 150-160 yards. But the blood told the story. We tracked that sucker well over a mile, and didn't find him until a couple weeks later, about 50 yards from where we quit.
It was completely luck, and a shot that I wouldn't take again, but at the time and being 12, I thought if I just wounded him with the first shot I better try again. Ended up I hit him perfectly up and down just back a little too far. The thing was a big 8 point with an extra sticker making him a 9, scored right at 150 which is a huge 8 point for me!
16 years later I still get excited shooting any deer, wether a doe little pocket buck or nice big boy! Got my second deer with my S&W 629 44 mag this year. I've opted out of carrying that shotgun and switched to the revolver kinda changes the game that way. Also killed a coyote with it free hand no rest at 50 yards! Oh what fun it is to play!