Re: Headed to Wisconsin for deer season.
Like Len says "Lots of guts.."
Good to hear from you, got any new rifles or ammo to dep shoot with??
Wisconsin DNR reports three (3) less deer on Nine Mile island. Randy shot a nice buck and I came across two does. Bad part was that my does were on the non-boat side of the island so a little over 900 yards of dragging on leaves and dirt. I shot mine with "The Monkey Blaster" and I can now tell you for certain the a 375 H&H is plenty of cartridge for Wisconsin Whitetail. The deer came as a set, a doe and her yearling fawn and Randy had mentioned it'd be a long drag if I shot one (or two). I was in a small scrub oak in a cobbled-up "permanent" stand, a 12" piece of 2x8 across a few large limbs and the "crotch" of two other branches for a seat. The does came in from behind so I needed to shoot with the rifle between the two large branches and of course they soon pushed the limits of the range allowed by the branches and my follow the deer swing came to "all stop" when the rifle whacked against the right side upright limb.... I elected to shoot the doe at that point and managed to get her in the liver even when limited in rifle movement... bad part (real bad) was that the bipod and tree came together real quick like on recoil and my left middle finger thought that same spot was safe!!! The fawn ran closer to me and I recalled Randy's statement about a long drag but the need to tag out so I elected to shoot her, about a 20 yard shot with her facing directly away from me. About an hour after we got the deer out to the boat Randy and I had burned a hole into my fingernail to let the blood squirt out and I experienced the second most pleasurable feeling I can recall...
We made a few little drives to each other during the day then made our evening stand. Randy had a buck show up at about 4:25 and it met it's maker in short order... another drag (155# buck) of about 400 yards and we called it a day.
I have managed to get a few little video clips that I'll upload to my web-space when I get back.
Well... I still have nine good fingers and more bullets so I'm headed out today to lay-waste to some more deer... stop at three today they're telling me.... no dragging though..