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Mule Deer in Wyoming

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Unread 10-25-2008, 12:11 AM
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Mule Deer in Wyoming

Well, I kept bugging Kirby and he was nice enough to get my Edge done so I could use it this season and it has been paying off. I killed a doe antelope at 823 yds. (new personal record), but was in too much of a hurry to take pics. Tonight I only had a few hours to try and get in a quick evening hunt. I knew exactly where I wanted to go as I saw some really good deer there last weekend. It all happened really fast. My buddy and I jumped two deer out of their bed and saw a really tall one go around and over a ridge. Thinking we blew it, we started working around and here he comes back and stops right at the top facing us. I quickly laid down and My buddy Nick says wait until I tell you to shoot. We didn't even have time to range but I figured he wasn't much over 200yds. Nick said, " He's not super wide but he's really tall." The deer looked a little to our right and I said, "He's got pretty good forks." At this point I'd pretty much made up my mind that I wanted to shoot this deer and had squeezed all but the last four ounces out of my trigger. But I waited for Nick. As the crosshairs were held on his brisket, Nick says "He's got pretty good weight too." I asked, " What do you think?" Knowing the gig was just about up. Now keep in mind, from the time I laid down until now, less than 30 seconds had passed. Then Nick said, "He looks pretty.....BOOM!!!!! the shot was away before he could finish. The deer hunched and started running downhill. It made it about 20yds. before running into a juniper and piling up for good. Nick started screaming and jumping up and down. I was still in shock. I didn't even have time to get nervous. Not until we walked up to the buck and I put my hands on him did my heart start to beat fast. Sorry we didn't have time to clean the blood up, but we were trying to beat the light. I know that this is a long range hunting forum, but I'll take a 200yd shot at a buck like this everytime.

Kirby Allen built 338 Edge
Rem. Brass
94 grns. H1000
CCI primers
300 grn SMK @ 2840 fps

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    Unread 10-25-2008, 08:00 AM
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    Re: Mule Deer in Wyoming

    Very Nice!
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    Unread 10-25-2008, 09:01 AM
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    Re: Mule Deer in Wyoming

    That's a great buck! Who cares the distance.
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    Unread 10-25-2008, 09:34 AM
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    Re: Mule Deer in Wyoming

    nice buck i shot a bigone in wyoming up around cody
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    Unread 10-25-2008, 09:36 AM
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    Re: Mule Deer in Wyoming

    Awesome buck I'd be proud of him for sure.

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    Unread 10-25-2008, 10:21 AM
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    Re: Mule Deer in Wyoming

    Dave that sure is a nice buck. You weren't kidding when you said you knew where to hunt.
    I'm glad that new gun of yours had enough energy to take down that monster ;-)))
    Sure had a great time talking to you and hearing about what hunting life is like in your area. I'm sure jealous! AND THANKS AGAIN for the help getting my tire replaced. I was out of there in less than a half hour, back out hunting.
    I got a nice lope buck with my MOA in 7 Sundance but didn't get a shot at anything moving with my Savage/Cooper/CSRifles 338/300 WSM ;-(( It was deadly on rocks out to 700 yds.

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    Unread 10-25-2008, 01:53 PM
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    Re: Mule Deer in Wyoming

    nice deer and grads all around
    i live in indiana but go to Sheridan Wy every year to hunt on my friends ranch i too killed a nice one this year but don't know how to post the pics.
    i have been going to this ranch of 15 years.
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