close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

high country long range deer down

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 09-10-2013, 07:35 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 148
high country long range deer down

I just got back from my high country mule deer hunt. I took my 13 year old daughter with me and she was a trooper! We parker the truck at the trailhead at 8500 ft and climbed to 10000 ft and set up camp. We located the group of bucks I had scouted in the summer and tried to get a shot. I honestly couldn't close the distance any closer then 1k yards the entire first day. they were bedding on a bare hill side with no cover to conceal my approach. we waited and watched them until dark that day hoping they would feed closer as I wasn't confident much past 800 yards on game. they didn't feed closer. we made a plan to hike to the closest group of aspens the next morning in the dark and hopefully they would present a shot. they did. I had my buck at 724 yards at a 30 degree incline up. I entered this along with pressure temp and altitude and dialed up for the shot. I put my daughter on the spotter and told her to watch my shot. she did. my first shot hit high and she called the correction and the next hit home. I couldn't have done it without her. I'm still boggled as to why I missed the first shot. I hadn't done much shooting at such inclines and that is all I think it was. the high country definitely exploited my weaknesses. this is my first long range kill. I couldn't be happier to have shared it with my daughter.

Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 09-10-2013, 08:14 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Northern Utah
    Posts: 1,133
    Re: high country long range deer down

    Awesome story and great buck. I think it's killer that your daughter gave you the correct adjustments. Congratulations!!
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 09-10-2013, 08:16 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Hot Springs, South Dakota
    Posts: 530
    Re: high country long range deer down

    Nice story and hunt. Nothing beats sharing it with a daughter.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 09-10-2013, 08:31 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: IOWA
    Posts: 2,120
    Re: high country long range deer down

    Great story, congrats
    Looks like you got your spotter position filled for the foreseeable future.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 09-10-2013, 08:37 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Spokane, WA
    Posts: 3,785
    Re: high country long range deer down

    Very cool all the way through, Is she interested in a turn on the rifle, or content at spotter?
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 09-10-2013, 08:45 PM
    PUBLISHER
     
    Join Date: May 2001
    Posts: 6,515
    Re: high country long range deer down

    Fabulous.

    Look in the September Newsletter for a link to your thread topic.

    It's sending now. Takes about 9 hours for all 71,000 emails to go out.
    __________________
    - -
    Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

    .
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 09-10-2013, 08:56 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2002
    Location: colorado
    Posts: 1,061
    Re: high country long range deer down

    That is awesome. I'd love to have my daughter go with me.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC