So the youth antlerless deer season opened friday at noon so after school we went to a couple places where we saw deer the night before.
Didnt shoot at anything friday night or saturday morning because the deer were always one step ahead of us. But saturday night we saw a doe and a fawn at 550 yards and we had the 338 Lapua with us so i got set up, looked at my drop chart, then realized i only made it to 500 yards. So i dialed in my elevation for 500 yards and added another 3.75 MOA up. I shot and the first shot was high so i aimed about 6" below her chest and shot again and again it went a little high. I think i shaved her back for her on the last shot!
So we got up this morning at 5:30 to get back to where we were the night before and as the sun peeked over the hill we spotted two small bucks, a 3x2 and a spike. So we kept glassing and saw three does come over the hill at about 300 yards. We ran over to a little ridge that would give us a shot at about 100 yards and sure enough we popped our heads over the ridge and saw the doe and two fawns. The doe hopped the fence and was quartering toward me slightly and walking so i laid my gun on a fence post and i waited until my crosshairs went on the crease behind her should and i sent a 145 grain Barnes LRX toward her but as i shot she took a step so i hit her about 5" farther back then i would have liked. She wobbled about 10 yards and tipped over.
When we were gutting her there were seeds, and grass, and everything she ate that morning all the way where the heart and lungs were. The bullet took a tennis ball size chunk out of her liver. There was a 2" exit and a 1" entrance hole. Here is a couple pics. The pic with the knife in it is the exit on the inside of the ribcage, the bullet hit a rib on the way out. The entrance was 1" on the inside of the ribcage.
And i apologize that she wasnt tagged in the pics with me and my broother in it. she was tagged imediatly after that.
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