First long range deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Daves762, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    Ok with the miles wearing on my legs and the days of hunt season winding down I decided to settle for this buck and get a notch on my long range rig.

    I was sitting on a knoll overlooking a great basin waiting for sunset to see what wandered into range. I has had seen some heavy tracks leading into the timber.

    I was in heavy gusting wind and misread the wind twice sending the bullet wide with a miss. After calming myself I waited until the wind died down a bit and sent the third round. 210 VLD did it's job and the buck slid down the snow covered mountainside into heavy timber. This was NOT good as I had seen grizzly tracks earlier that day and It was nearly dark......

    867yds is what the rangefinder said.

    I know he isn't a big buck but it's better than tag soup.
     

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  2. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    What part of the state were you hunting?
     

  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Nice going! Listen, I think we all need to chill on commenting on how "big" something is, myself included. You shot a really nice buck and that's what matters. Thank you for sharing!
     
  4. mtnwrunner

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    I'll agree with Derek. Nice buck and way to go. And you are right---it's gonna taste a whole lot better than paper.................

    Randy
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a good hunt to me and a good buck too. Glad the grizz stayed away. Thanks for sharing the story and good job.

    Jeff
     
  6. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    Yes me too. You could have seen smoke comming off my knife while boning him out.

    All I had was my headlamp and could only see about 20 feet.

    I'm not affraid of much, but I'm completely affraid of grizzly bears in the woods at night while carrying a pack of bloody meat.....I wont lie....
     
  7. Daves762

    Daves762 Well-Known Member

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    Southwest MT
     
  8. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    That is a nice buck! Good shooting, even if it took a few more shots that you planned. Most hunters have no idea what it takes to make a shot like that, especially after missing it a couple of times!
     
  9. handirifle

    handirifle Active Member

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    I doubt ANYONE would NOT feel afraid in those conditions, congrats on the deer.
     
  10. ntg

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    I think he's a great buck! I think the younger ones I've taken eat better (no I'm not a fan of antler soup, although it's better than tag soup!!!).

    Thanks for sharing.