Good western SD whitetail down

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by JARHEAD1371, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Waking up about 45 minutes late, was the main reason I was able to take this nice 4x5 (9 pt) whitetail Friday morning. I saw him and a couple other deer about 50 yds from the border fence. They headed towards the begining of a large draw about 1 mile away. If they took this route, it would take them onto the property I hunt. I circled around towards the draw and walked in to intercept the buck. I walked in about a half mile and soptted the buck all by himself. I set up on the hill pictured just above the buck's head in the pic. The wind at my location was about 5 mph from my 6. I didn't notice the crosswind just in front of the hill, mush have been looking at the buck too much. :rolleyes: I ranged him a few times at 590 yds and adjusted up 6.5 MOA. I saw my first shot hit just in front of the buck's neck, elevation was dead on. Luckly the buck didn't know what happened and he just stood there looking at some other deer. I reloaded my rifle, adjusted for the wind and fired again. Either the wind kicked up or I spazed on the trigger because the second shot impacted at the same spot as the first. I quickly reloaded again, held on the back edge of his ribs, fired, and saw the bullet hit on the back edge of his shoulder. The buck studder steped and walked behind a small rise out of sight. I reloaded yet again and kept looking for the buck. After waiting for about 10 minutes without seeing the buck, I gathered my gear and walked down to find him. The buck made it only 20 yds. Thanks to the remaining snow, I found a great sight where the buck was standing at the shot(s). This isn't part of the blood trail, it's the carnage from the 180 gr 7mm Berger Hybrid. [​IMG]

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    EXIT FROM THE ANGLE OF THE BUCK

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    AND THE FINAL PRODUCT.
     
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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Great deer I can belive the amount of fat on him, around here at this time of year they look like pink taffy when you skin them out.
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    How far? Great buck!

    Tank
     
  4. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Looks like if it was from the high hill between the antlers at the skyline I'd say about 2 miles. Good shooting. :D :roll eyes:

    joseph
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!
     
  6. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I thought I forgot something the first time around. The shot was ay 590 yds.
     
  7. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Great deer, great recovery from the first two shots also. That can mess a person up sometimes. Sounds like a good job of turning the situation to your advantage also. Getting up late and all that. Way to go.
     
  8. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting, great whitetail! Congrats and happy hunting
     
  9. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Very nice trophy! Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Great story! Good shooting....can't beat that KY stuff...lol.:cool:
    Some times it just pays off when you are off schedule.
     
  11. Maq Attaq

    Maq Attaq Well-Known Member

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    Great deer and shot. Congrats
     
  12. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Ryan, dosen't look like that big one you were after, what became of him???


    Send me an e-mail with that deer pic please.
     
  13. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I had to take advantage of the situation. The wind the next day was around 60+ mph, it was the last day I could hunt. I have seen all of the bucks that I have on my trail camera, except the big 9. No one killed him, hopefully he'll make it through the winter and be bigger next season.