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Old 11-19-2010, 02:02 PM
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209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

Pics are a little crummy, camera would not focus well in the dark.
I took this guy last night in the last few minutes of light, 9 or 10 point depending on how you count them. He was 40 yards from the blind in hot pursuit of a doe.





Load used was 120grains of Blackhorn under a Hornady 250 grain sst from a TC Encore 20" barrel, scope is a Burris 1.5-6x40.

Ive been hunting for four days knowing there was a decent 6 point running around, but all I saw were this years fawns & moms and a couple forks.
When this guy came along I assumed he would be the 6 point. He was moving through alot of brush and all I saw was his general rack size. I started aiming for where I wanted the bullet to exit through him and waited for a gap in the brush & trees to put it through. I was surprized later to find out he was a bit larger.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: 209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

Nice buck!
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:23 PM
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Re: 209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

+1, congrats, nice buck!!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:05 PM
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Re: 209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

very nice congrats
score another one for Blackhorn 209
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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Re: 209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

Very nice buck...Congratulations! What part of Michigan were you hunting in? I'm guessing in the southern lower since you were using a ML. I hunt in Da' UP. We didn't do so well this year. The winters of '08 & '09 have devastated the herd up there.

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Old 12-07-2010, 05:05 AM
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Re: 209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

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Very nice buck...Congratulations! What part of Michigan were you hunting in? I'm guessing in the southern lower since you were using a ML. I hunt in Da' UP. We didn't do so well this year. The winters of '08 & '09 have devastated the herd up there.

Rhino Hunter

Berrien County, about as south west as you can get in the lower.

We have had "blue tongue" hit our herds hard down here. Its not uncommon to hear hunters talking about a dozen or more deer remains near water sources. A local meat cutter told me he has seen a 50% drop off from what he normally takes in durring the opening week of gun season. Either there are fewer hunters or fewer deer in my part of the state or a combination of the two...
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:33 PM
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Re: 209x50 Encore Michigan Whitetail

Hadn't heard about the blue tongue. Bummer.

Again, congrats on your dandy ML buck.

RH
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