Louisiana Whitetail

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by DZelenka, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. DZelenka

    DZelenka Well-Known Member

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    I shot this buck just outside of Monterey, LA on Saturday. 316 yards using a 6.5x55 with a 140 Nosler Ballistic Tip over 48.0 gr RL22. MV is a bit over 2800 fps. The deer weighed 225 lbs and grossed 136 2/8. Rifle is a Ruger 77 action with a Schneider barrel, Brown Precision stock and Timmney trigger. My friends call it the "Frankenrifle." The scope is a Leupold VX III with a custom ballistic reticle. He ran 50 yards with a double lung shot. The exit hole was the size of a quarter.
     

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  2. rwk

    rwk Well-Known Member

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    Nice, i'll take that all day long.
     

  3. LongRangeBangin

    LongRangeBangin Well-Known Member

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    Good one! Congrats
     
  4. matt meyer

    matt meyer Active Member

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    Nice Buck. Congrats and enjoy the meat
     
  5. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Nice, love that mass!
     
  6. jkupper

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    That's a fine buck!

    I did not know that the deer down there got that heavy. 225 pounds is on the light side for a buck up here where I live, but I did not think that southern deer grew that large.

    Great job! Congrats!
     
  7. DZelenka

    DZelenka Well-Known Member

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    The three bucks that were taken off of that place last year all went over 210 lbs. These aren't swamp deer, that particular place is a 3600 acre soybean farm that is about 1/3 CRP. They get plenty of protein.
     
  8. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    And now you have some protein of your own..:D Nice buck, congrats!
     
  9. jkupper

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    Good to know, because I may get the chance to hunt down there someday.

    I wondered because when I hunted in Texas there was not a deer taken that went over 200 pounds.

    Thanks for the info, and congrats again.
     
  10. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Great buck congrats.
     
  11. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    I know exactly what you are talking about! Deer over here in NW Louisana have lots of mass an size thanks to soybean fields!!! 200plus pounds also!! Great Buck!!!! Really,Really Nice!!! Congrats!!!

    DT
     
  12. DZelenka

    DZelenka Well-Known Member

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    This was in Concordia Parish about 5 miles west of the Mississippi River. I killed a 2 1/2 year old 8 point last year in East Carroll Parish on the Mississippi River that weighed 215 lbs and measured 124" gross. But for the fact that he was my first buck with a bow, I probably would have passed. I was surprised he was only 2 1/2 from his size though.

    20 days til Louisiana bow season opens. :)

    Dan
     
  13. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Dan! I know exactly where you are hunting. I had a friend that lived in Oak Grove! I've hunted in northeast louisana. I'm on the other side of the state from ya (around shreveport) however I think you will agree that those river bottom deer get pretty big! I think you know what I'm talking about!!! Good hunting to ya!!

    DT
     
  14. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Nice Buck. Louisiana is starting to have more and bigger bucks each year. I live in Mississippi, but spend half my life in south Louisiana working offshore. Good Luck on this up coming season.