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New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

 
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:47 PM
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New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Well, I just got back from Silver City, New Mexico. I'm happy to say that I killed the biggest Mule Deer I have ever killed on the 3rd morning of the hunt. What really made it special is that the shot was 500 yards and my Remington Model 7 270wsm with hand loaded 140 Grain Nosler Accubond dropped him in his tracks. Bullet went completely through both shoulders and couldnt have asked for better performance. This animal Field Dressed at 200lbs no ground shrinkage, I hadnt experienced the no ground shrinkage before. LOL. I wish that I had gotten it all on video, unfortunately I forgot my camera tripod back home here in Texas. He's ready to be mounted. Its the biggest deer I've ever killed so I'm very happy with him. I've made longer shots, but 500 yards is by far the longest shot I've ever attempted on a Trophy animal. Here are a few pictures of the Deer. Enjoy












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Old 11-11-2010, 11:49 PM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Here's a picture of the shoulder entrance wound where the 140 Grain Nosler Accubond punched through.

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:16 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Very Nice Buck there. Horns sorta have whitetail configuration. Symetrical and Wide. 500 Yards is a respectable shot. How do you adjust for Longer shots?
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:40 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

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Very Nice Buck there. Horns sorta have whitetail configuration. Symetrical and Wide. 500 Yards is a respectable shot. How do you adjust for Longer shots?
I was thinking the same thing. The antlers are very typical for a whitetail deer rather than a mule deer. Have you mule deer hunters seen this before?

7mmMag - Congrats on a very nice buck. 500 yards is longrange under most field conditions. Good job.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:25 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Congrats on a fine buck! Funny, me to. As I was reading I was sneaking peaks down below, all I could see was the antlers and I was wondering why you had a pic of a whitetail there. Good goin!
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:28 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

The grin says it all. As far as the symmetry, my brother-in-law just got back from Idaho. Both his Mulies were fairly symmetrical. Don't know, never hunted them before.

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:45 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Congrads on the great buck.
As for the antlers I have been hunting in Idaho for mulies for 14 years now and have only seen one deer with similar antlers. My first deer ever had a whitetail like antler and a mule deer antler on the others side.
Not really sure but it may be some cross breeding (just me thought)
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