high country long range deer down

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by chad44, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. chad44

    chad44 Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from my high country mule deer hunt. I took my 13 year old daughter with me and she was a trooper! We parker the truck at the trailhead at 8500 ft and climbed to 10000 ft and set up camp. We located the group of bucks I had scouted in the summer and tried to get a shot. I honestly couldn't close the distance any closer then 1k yards the entire first day. they were bedding on a bare hill side with no cover to conceal my approach. we waited and watched them until dark that day hoping they would feed closer as I wasn't confident much past 800 yards on game. they didn't feed closer. we made a plan to hike to the closest group of aspens the next morning in the dark and hopefully they would present a shot. they did. I had my buck at 724 yards at a 30 degree incline up. I entered this along with pressure temp and altitude and dialed up for the shot. I put my daughter on the spotter and told her to watch my shot. she did. my first shot hit high and she called the correction and the next hit home. I couldn't have done it without her. I'm still boggled as to why I missed the first shot. I hadn't done much shooting at such inclines and that is all I think it was. the high country definitely exploited my weaknesses. this is my first long range kill. I couldn't be happier to have shared it with my daughter.
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  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome story and great buck. I think it's killer that your daughter gave you the correct adjustments. Congratulations!!
     

  3. JackinSD

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    Nice story and hunt. Nothing beats sharing it with a daughter.
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Great story, congrats
    Looks like you got your spotter position filled for the foreseeable future.
     
  5. HARPERC

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    Very cool all the way through, Is she interested in a turn on the rifle, or content at spotter?
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Fabulous.

    Look in the September Newsletter for a link to your thread topic.

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  7. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome. I'd love to have my daughter go with me.
     
  8. cohunter14

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    Great story, congrats! What unit is that in? Is that a big Preference Point unit? Looks like some pretty country!
     
  9. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome!!
     
  10. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. Don't get much better than that. Bet she could put one down also.
    Congrats to you both.:)
     
  11. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Early Sept. doesn't get any better than that!!! High country Mulies are my favorite!
    What did you shoot him with??
     
  12. royinidaho

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    Way to go girl!!

    What a team!

    A forever memory!
     
  13. mtntrapper1

    mtntrapper1 Well-Known Member

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    Now thats the way to bring up a daughter!!!!!! Congrats to and on her - oh and on the deer also. She'll be next Im sure. Congrats and keep up the good work!

    Andy
     
  14. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Great story and a good job to both of you!

    Next year it's her turn. :D