Re: PA Deer... How's it going?
Well, I got lucky today. The Lord blessed me with a very nice first big PA buck. We went in to check out an area... and it produced. My brother was the first to spot it. While I was digging out the binoculars, he used the rifle to get an initial look. When he looked through the scope first, he said, "Jer.... that's a nice buck!" Then while I was getting the rifle ready (we were just checking for a place to hunt), he looked at it again with binoculars. He said, "Jer... that's a really big buck!). I was about to set up, when I remembered I should range it. Got a little excited.... okay I was very excited. So I got to a spot where I could get a solid rest. It ranged at 147yds up hill. It was very steep. I held high on the shoulder figuring for drop. It's a .308 Win 18" barrel shooting 200grn SGK's around 2200fps. I squeezed it of and saw the head flop straight over backwards toward the hill. I watched to see if it was going to run. Hind sight, I should have planted the cross hairs on it vitals. The angle was steep enough I could have just used my 100yd zero. It was pretty exciting to say the least. We had one heck of a climb to get to it. I spined it and had to finish it off. I though the neck did its work. Hind sight again tells me that when you figure out afterward that you want to mount it.... DON'T SHOOT IT IN THE NECK! It's not terribly damaged, so the taxidermist should be able to hook it up. I'll get pics on soon. It was pretty cool how this hunt went. It was perfect. I really enjoyed having my brother there to share that moment with me. He's killed plenty of bucks, one wider than this one, but not quite as tall. This will be a good memory.
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