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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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my first deer

I got my first deer today after day and a half hunting in IN!

can wait to get the meat from the processor!
I froze my ass and shot the deer in the bottom of deep valley and had to drag it uphill with one of these deer harnesses - Holy shit, I haven't worked so hard physically since the army days!

was hiding in plain view, as the slope was too steep for the blind and we did not have a tree stand - so I just sat on the ground half covered in fallen leaves and did not move.

This is the view from my position to the bottom of the valley





this is approximately where I was sitting from the place where deer was shot



the dreaded shoulder shot - thick winter glove made me jerk the shot - I was aiming couple inches lower and to the right, but was shooting unsupported, sitting on my ass on the slope and had only about 3 seconds for the shot - she was moving and trees were getting in the way





the spot where she expired - she ran about 30 yards, crossed the creek and dropped. .44 mag Hornady 225gr FTX Leverevolution worked great - one lung pulverized, one punctured, did not find the bullet, but definitely caused enough damage





My setup. rolled up blanket for a seat, bag for a backrest, rifle, and gloves. the shooting stick was not used, the square paper is a wrapper from the hand warmer
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Congrats Amigo! Youre hooked! Looks like a nice size doe.

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Uh oh, putting a gun on the ground with the hammer fully cocked. SHame shame shame.

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Uh oh, putting a gun on the ground with the hammer fully cocked. SHame shame shame.
one word - "cross bolt safety"

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Congrats Amigo! Youre hooked! Looks like a nice size doe.
Thanks, I am hooked. it was a nice size doe, though I really wished it was much smaller when we struggled with it up the slope through thorned brush

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Congrats, we did not get anything this year. Had a few possibilities but a slug would have a hard time reaching them so passed on the shots. There is always next year. Congrats again.

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Btw, did you enjoy the field dressing or did your processor do that?

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Btw, did you enjoy the field dressing or did your processor do that?
I did enjoy it. I can't speak enough praise for a tool called Butt-Out from Hunter Specialties! my very experienced hunting buddy was also very impressed and is getting one. really takes any effort from getting the asshole out!

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get the Butt Out II

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get the Butt Out II
LOL, for extra deep pentration?
(do not use it at home!)

thats actually what I have - didnt' know they had 2 versions
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II has the stopper so you know how far to insert it
The original one didnt

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II has the stopper so you know how far to insert it
The original one didnt
yes, mine has the stopper - very convinient.
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