I promised M/L pics these aint much but has a good story.
Florida M/L season extends into mid Feb. I loaded up and went home for a weekend hunt(FL born and raised). Ive been hunting Eglin AFB most my life. I got my first M/L when I was 9 so thats 25 years of it. First one was a T/C Renegade then a white mountain carbine, Rem700, T/C Black diamond these days its an Encore. Anyway more stories and history later....
I shot this 6 pnt 67 yards sitting in a chair hidden in a palmetto patch. The rut was on and I had been watching a doe for about 15 mins and lost sight of her. Id say 20 mins later she reappeared and countinued feeding. After another 5-10 mins the buck came over the hill and she had all of his attention. The area I was in was open but at 60-70 yards it was getting a little thick. After I was sure he was legal(must have 3 pnts on one side) I found myself looking for an opening pretty hard. As his left shoulder entered my spot I sqeezed it off...nice big puff of smoke and I saw him stumbling as he ran off. Im thinking real hard now why didnt he just pile up? Needless to say he only went about 40 yards. The first pic is the reason he didnt pile up. The second is the bullet entry. And the third well thats Dell however the buck you see Dell holding is another buck the 6 point behind them is the tree buck. Ill get a better pic of him soon I have them their just on a different computer.
Anyway this was a good day!
I think the vertical x hair was blocking the tree....deer was standing about at Dell's left knee.
That's an entry!
The bullet was a 50 cal 295gr Barnes TMZ!