This hunt started at about 4 A.M. I jumped in my escort wagon full of hunting gear and was on my way to Beach, ND to hunt with Toby, on the road I got to thinking that the gear in the vehicle was worth 4 to 5 times more than the vehicle I was driving
what a shocker!anyway after a couple hours of driving I meet up with Toby and a buddy of his. I transfer some gear to his pickup and we head out. Our first mission is to find a shooter buck for Toby's friend, after a couple hours of scouting we only managed to find a couple 140 class bucks, but there was no shortage of deer, we probably saw over 200. By 10:00 we were ready to start filling some doe tags. Just short of the Montana line we came across the first doe
that we decide to harvest. I jump out with the the camera and Toby gets out with his 6.5-284 leaning against his pickup off handing he takes this one right at 400 yds.
The armature behind the video camera takes his eye off the camera
to watch the deer which falls within 150yds.
after tagging and loading we are off to the farm on our way back we see a couple does and a buck out in a field so we decide it's time to fill one of my tags. Toby ranges a doe at 325yds. and I call a head shot ( it was the only thing visible in the field) and 325yds I was very confident on a 2" bullseye upon pulling the trigger the doe instantly is dead. The impact was within 1/4" of perfect. This one we never got on video which were were all quite disappointed as it was close and a very clean kill. After tagging a retrieving we continued back to the farm. So far two bullets and two deer. After refueling and taking care of the deer we headed out again. Toby knew where a group of mulies usually hang out so we headed in that direction. Sure enough there was a large heard of them out in a field. We set up at 735 yd. Toby was spotting and ranging for me and his friend was running the camera after checking the wind and dialing the correct wind-age and elevation, I am ready for the shot. This was the lowest wind shot of the day at only 7 mph.
I waited until the one I had picked out presented me with a decent shot and then sent one on it's way. I missed my double lung shot by a few inches due to the wind and ended up with a liver shot, She went about 40yds. and I put another one in her (which isn't in the video as the camera was turned off after I made the first shot) must have been the excitement. it is so easy to forget about the camera. The second shot was a heart shot and dropped her on the spot. After retrieving and tagging we are off to fill my last tag of the day as well as keeping an eye out for a nice shooter buck.