Wyoming buck headed for the Bronx!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by 7mmpredator, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Well as anyone who hunted western Wyoming the last few weeks already knows, the temperature was unseasonably high (80 degrees plus). Coupled with the moon phase this made for some tough conditions as the deer were bedding after only the first half hour of the day and coming out to feed just after the sun slid behind the mountains. Lack of snow had them way up at the tops as well. Some good bucks were still killed at camp. I took my buck on the third day of a five day hunt. I must admit with two thirds of the day gone on day three and having seen 25 or so young bucks but no real shooters I slipped into "better lower my expectations mode" or go home empty handed since I do not currently have a muley on my wall! Fortunately as we were about to bail off a mountain for another vantage point for the evening hunt my guide asked me to still hunt down the trail some as a good 4 pointer had been seen down off the left side of the trail on two occasions. Low and behold after only 7 or 8 minutes of pussy footing and glassing down the trail I spotted him to my left. I could only see from his chest up straight but he stood still long enough for me to see his four points per side with nice forks so I let a 140 gr Berger VLD rip and he dropped in his tracks. I'm happy to have brought home a mature muley that my family can enjoy for years to come. In the meantime I'll put my trophy face back on, hope for good weather and plan for the next excursion.


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  2. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking buck! What's the rifle specs? How far was the shot?
     

  3. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    The shot was offhand at just over 100 yds. Caliber is 6.5x284 out of a Cooper Phoenix with 59gr Retumbo pushing the 140 Berger. Greybull Precision scope. Was busting rocks at camp at 565yds but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth!!!
     
  4. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be more than happy to take a shot at a buck like that.

    Congratulations...
     
  5. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Thanks TD10,

    I watched a more than one guy pass on a great buck only to go home empty handed. I guess it's not such a bad thing if you have already taken a muley or two. But now I'm on the map!
     
  6. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Nice buck! Good going!
     
  7. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    What a NICE BIG TROPHY!! Good for you and congratulations!
     
  8. 7MMColoHunter

    7MMColoHunter Active Member

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    Awesome buck and congrats ! :D
     
  9. DanMan

    DanMan Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with that for sure. Very nice. Who were you hunting with?
     
  10. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    Great deer. Congrats on Successful hunt!
     
  11. Don Ward

    Don Ward Well-Known Member

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    Way to go! Been filming some muley hunts the last couple weeks and it has been tough. Beautiful buck.
     
  12. 7mmpredator

    7mmpredator Well-Known Member

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    Don, nice job of engraving the turret for me! Didn't shoot the buck at long range but poked a bunch of rocks at various distances and the turret was right on.

    Thanks for your help. I'm gonna need another scope pretty soon.
    Talk to you then.

    Eddie Vializ
     
  13. bigmoose

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    Nice looking buck ! No doubt, he will look good on the wall !

    Moose:)
     
  14. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!!!
    Very nice buck indeed.
    Enjoy the memories and the mount.