And another LRH day 325yd. & 400 & 500 & 690 & 735 yds.

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  1. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    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:D 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:rolleyes: to watch the deer which falls within 150yds.

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    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.

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  2. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    After about another hour of searching we locate a buck and a doe out in a field laying down. We decide to go for her. Toby's friend gets the camera rolling, Toby got a range of 690, I dial in elevation and am in a hurry on the wind Toby tells me what the wind is .but i don't put it all in as it seemed like too much were I was laying down in the grass.....lesson learned, I should have taken the time to double check. I ended up with a gut shot with this one. She only went about 30 or 40 yds. and then she laid down and then I finished her. After tagging and loading we got a bite to eat then decided to head to our evening spot to wait for a buck.



    On our way we pass a buck and a doe in another field, we keep on going ,but stop just over the hill we then come back over the hill with Toby's 7mmwsm and 180 Berger's and me with the range finder and camera. I range the doe at 500 and get the tape rolling. Toby dials in the proper wind-age and elevation and sends one on it's way it meets it mark and the video tells the rest.

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    After tagging and retrieving we decide to go sit on a hill top overlooking some real good bedding grounds. They start to move just a little bit too late, and it's too late to shoot. We see one fair buck, but tomorrow's another day. All in all it was a great hunt with some great hunters. A special thanks to Toby for putting up with me or the day and getting me connected with some good shots

    thanks for looking.
    308nate

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  3. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    as much as i like to watch them fall right when they are hit. i just dont want to reck any meat on my does. maybe next year we will have to go high sholder on those does. thanks for videoing and hope you get those on a dvd for me.

    OH YEAH GOOD SHOOTING. BY YOU OFCOURSE......

    THANKS
    TOBY
     
  4. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    great work guys! looks like the deer hunting up there is really great!!
     
  5. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Full freezer !

    Good going nate.
     
  6. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the kind words. It was a great year anda great bunch of guys to hunt with.