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Title: day one 2017
Post by: D45/70 on October 22, 2017, 02:38:07 PM
D-I-L has a trophy mule deer tag in 513.

That is south of Winnett to Roundup ish.

We did opening day out there. I could only shoot Whitetail , My son had a doe mule deer tag for that area.

 NOT a lot of deer , we hunted a LOT of ground. there is huge block managements that are just sign in and they let you drive the 2 tracks. A good amount of Public land too.

We saw 2 "Trophy" bucks one , the smaller, still huge. We just could not get on it, and one a true Trophy 200+ buck she had a very good shot at. ONLY 568 yards in a 30 mph wind...

She took the Creedmoor but also had the 338/378.

Like any good golfer she knew when to use an iron or a club. She chose the club. A little adjustment for range and windage she pulled the trigger on the 338. So close!.

But the deer pranced off thinking he was bullet proof, we never got on him again.

Early , like first light we has 4 does run right up to us and the trucks, My boy passed on the shot.

But around noon and no deer in the truck we found a group of does just off the 2 track about 110 yards . He grabbed his 7.62 Russian. Odd choice in my mind but he had never killed a deer with it and he had sporterized it for hunting so why not ,other then he only had one shell in the gun...

That's all he needed, I watched from my truck with the bino's . Perfect shot just behind the mid shoulder. I could see the red spray from the other side of the deer.

She folded and squiggled down to with in 30 yards of the road NICE. I DRUG THE DEER TO THE TRUCK, how different is that???

She is small, but the others may have still had spots, should be OK for eating I suppose. We gave it to a guy from my work.

Long one day hunt 500 mile ,3:00 AM to 9:00 PM but we got to see a lot of new country. They will have to go back and fill D-I-L tag... 


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Title: Re: day one 2017
Post by: John Andrews on October 23, 2017, 03:10:24 AM
 O0 That's a good eating looking doe, D! Now, for that trophy deer for your DIL, I hope she connects. My bet is she does connect on him.  O0
Title: Re: day one 2017
Post by: D45/70 on October 23, 2017, 12:12:57 PM
She/ they very seldom quite.
Title: Re: day one 2017
Post by: John Andrews on October 24, 2017, 04:28:39 AM
She/ they very seldom quite.
  O0 I can guess who they get that from! So, how's hunting?
Title: Re: day one 2017
Post by: D45/70 on October 24, 2017, 12:53:05 PM
For me?
Other then the last coyote trip I have not fired a shot at a deer/big game.
Going to do another swan trip latter this week .
 It sounds like we may "freeze up" very soon.
Title: Re: day one 2017
Post by: John Andrews on October 25, 2017, 05:34:19 AM
For me?
Other then the last coyote trip I have not fired a shot at a deer/big game.
Going to do another swan trip latter this week .
 It sounds like we may "freeze up" very soon.

Winter freeze early this year?
Title: Re: day one 2017
Post by: D45/70 on October 25, 2017, 12:45:26 PM
Not Normal but not uncommon.
Halloween can be our coldest day of the year.
75* to -30* take a guess...