Short Range Deer

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by buzz4me2, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. buzz4me2

    buzz4me2 Well-Known Member

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    Went to Oregon for the opener of the muzzle loader Blacktail hunt. We spotted this deer the day before the opener and was able to get to within 50 yards just as we lost light. Should score in the 130" range. Not long range by any means but my biggest deer to date and first with a muzzle loader.


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  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Great dear for a blacktail.
     
  3. Pbailey

    Pbailey Well-Known Member

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    Very nice buck! Congrats! Applegate black powder tag?
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Blacktail!
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    That's quite the rack for a blacktail! Congrats! gun)

    Long range shooting is fun but it just doesn't compare with the adrenaline rush of a close up stalking kill.
     
  6. buzz4me2

    buzz4me2 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, muzzle loader applegate unit.
     
  7. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    I got to agree...GREAT rack on that deer!!
     
  8. LIK2HNT

    LIK2HNT Active Member

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    Nice buck, like the eye guards. You a resident or non-res. and how many points did it take to draw? I am a non-res w/ 7 points and play (think) i should be able to draw next year. Also, did you measure the ear to ear spread on that buck?

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  9. buzz4me2

    buzz4me2 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bill,
    I'm a non resident and had a LOP tag. From what I here you should be able to draw. I know a couple of guides who could help you out if you are interested. You want to make sure you hunt as late in the season as possible. The Applegate hunt is so good because of the snow and the rut. Feel free to give me a call if you want more info