Strange things happen!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by peranascustoms, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. peranascustoms

    peranascustoms New Member

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    My first long range kill at 600 yards with my 7mm RUM was a huge surprise! And of course the berger 180 vld dropped it in its tracks. When I went to recover my deer, to my surprise, there was 2 deer laying on the ground. After skinning deer out I found a huge wound channel in first deer and just a small tiny fragment of the expanded bullet had struck second deer right in top of heart. Thanks berger for filling my freezer!! And for all that might ask yes I had 2 tags.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That takes doubling-down to a new level! Congrats on the kills.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Now that is "whacking and stacking" for sure. The 7mm Berger 180's are having a great season for several members here. We took a nice bull with one at 600 yards a while back as well.

    Congrats! and thanks for the report!

    Jeff
     
  4. Tnwhip

    Tnwhip Well-Known Member

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    That is just saving ammo. :)
     
  5. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    Question for you hunters. If the OP did not have 2 tags, could he have gotten in trouble from the Fish and Game dep.?
     
  6. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Yes - the nut behind the bolt is responsible for all results.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It depends on the jurisdiction though but in some cases an animal accidentally killed immediately reported to the Rangers/Warden you can actually legally take it by them issuing you a special tag or receipt for a small fee.

    "Know your state's game laws", is more than just a PSA.
     
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    It happens. Many long years ago my dad was shooting a buck with Remington 180gr "Silvertips" and did not see the doe lined up right behind him.

    We were both really shocked. It made for a good learning moment though cementing that you should not pull the trigger unless you can see a clear path for the full line of sight of the bullet, that they do not simply stop when they hit the target or if you miss high/low.
     
  9. LightfootE

    LightfootE Well-Known Member

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    couple years ago I was back pack hunting with a buddy something similar happened. While cresting a ridge with our packs still on (hiking into our spot) we stopped to glass for a minute. While I'm stupidly looking about 300yrds away my buddy spots a buck right below us in a ravine. He says don't move, so I don't, and his rifle goes boom. When I turn to look in the direction he was shooting I saw a buck standing there frozen. He racks his bolt again at lightning speed and drops the deer. When we got half way down there we could see that there were two identical looking bucks laying damn near on top of each other. I all happened so fast, it took us a while to figure out what the hell happened. We figure that he shot the first buck and it dropped instantly and in the recoil didn't see it. At the same time the second buck stepped out of the brush right where the first buck was. So he thought he clean missed because when he looked up the buck was still just standing there looking at him. I had to forfeit my tag that year lol
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    That's hilarious.
     
  11. Kennibear

    Kennibear Well-Known Member

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    LightfootE

    Hope you charged him appropriately: Tag procurement fee, Tag transport fee (those things are heavy in the bottom of the day pack), Tag storage fee, Tag remote out- of- area delivery fee....

    That adds up to a sizable sum of Barley Pop....

    What are friends for?

    KB
     
  12. Tnwhip

    Tnwhip Well-Known Member

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    There was a story about a Cree Indian up in Canada. He Snuck up on some geese he shot into the flock while they were feeding. Killed 9 with one shot from his 10g. Some people would say that was un sporting and would condem him for doing it. That is not the way he thought about it. He had to have so many geese to make it through the the winter, and he saved 8 shells.
     
  13. BH107

    BH107 Well-Known Member

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    Last year in Colorado something similar happened to us. The last day we were there we flushed 2 small bucks up to where 2 of our hunters were posted. When they cleared the brush one of my buddies shot at the lead buck and though he had missed, but his gun jammed when he went to reload. By the time he cleared the jam and got back on them, he shot the lead buck again and it went down. We all caught up to him, and my dad asked him what the hell he was doing shooting both bucks! Turns out he hit the first buck the first time, but he didn't see it go down when he was clearing the gun. Then he shot the second buck thinking it was still the lead deer.

    We talked things over, and rightly called into the local Colorado DOW office. They met us in town, recovered the second deer which we had field gutted, and it was going to be donated to a local food bank. The hunter got a $50 ticket, but was happy he got to keep his deer.
     
  14. Bigeclipse

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    This EXACT thing happened to my wife but with doe. It was her second year hunting with me. She was set-up about 400 yards from me. I suddenly hear 2 shots, and then two more shots. I was confused at what happened. When I went to go look there were two dead doe. When i talked to her, this is what she described. She shot the first doe, looked through her scope and there it was standing so she shot again thinking she either missed or just wounded it. this time she saw the doe fall...BUT when it fell she realised that right behind it was another doe on the ground kicking and flailing(first doe she didnt realise she shot). At this point both doe were shot through the shoulders but still alive so she immediately shot both again(the second round of two shots I had heard.) Both doe were almost exact same size and shape and must have been traveling together. Fortunately we each had a doe managament permit so all was OK legally speaking. I was actually really proud of her(minus the whole two doe thing haha)...the shot on both deer very tight between many trees about 200 yards away from her through medium dense woods. AND to top it off she was shooting off hand out of a stand. Both doe were hit in shoulder on the first shots. Follow-up shots were right in the boiler maker on both deer. Needless to say she is more confident in her shooting and now if she shoots once, unless she is CERTAIN she missed she will not take a follow up shot. Except to put an animal out if it is already down.
     
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