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#3110667 - 01/05/13 06:18 PM Next to last day meat hunt - doe down
BigPete357
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Registered: 12/01/12
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Had plans to take my 8 year old girl out today. She wanted to go hunting with daddy. I got up a little late but still early enough to get to spot before sunrise. She got up and dressed but laid back down and got comfy. I let her stay in bed and went out alone.

On way to the stand I met a nice doe on the path. I raised up and got the scope on her at about 75 yds. Never turned broadside, and I didn't want to risk a head on shot standing with no rest. Let her go.

Got to stand at 7:00 and at 8:15 had 7 or more does walk out of the woods over 175 yards away. They hung out for about 20-30 minutes and then quietly went back into the woods the way they came. Had the scope on one but that is a little over my max distance for the slug gun I was using. About an hour later another group of 10 ladies came out of the woods on the opposite side of the clearing. these were a bit closer 150 yards or so. I watched them for a while hoping they would get a little closer. I realized that they were not coming any closer. I felt comfortable shooting this range, especially with a rest. I put the crosshairs on the closest one and let one go. I saw and heard the hit and she bolted into the woods about 50 yards. Not too far, but it was straight down a steep holler.

It was a good hit, but a little toward the rear. Hit both lungs and went through.

Weighed 112 lbs gutted and tenderloins removed. Seemed like 312 getting her out of the abyss .



Edited by BigPete357 (01/05/13 06:20 PM)

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#3110779 - 01/05/13 07:37 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: BigPete357]
feathersandfur2214
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nice doe. Wish I had 2 or 3 more in my freezer.
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#3110832 - 01/05/13 07:57 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: feathersandfur2214]
stryker
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Registered: 12/03/10
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Congrats.
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#3110853 - 01/05/13 08:03 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: stryker]
AllOutdoors
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Seems like a good hunt. Congrats.
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#3110892 - 01/05/13 08:13 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: AllOutdoors]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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congrats
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#3111066 - 01/05/13 09:22 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Bone Collector
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Congrats!
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#3111090 - 01/05/13 09:35 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: Bone Collector]
Hunter 257W
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I know what you mean about 112 feeling like 312! They do grow while dragging. \:\) Sorry your daughter didn't get to be there for the excitement.
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#3111110 - 01/05/13 09:52 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: Hunter 257W]
easy45
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Congrats
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#3112750 - 01/07/13 03:00 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: easy45]
JeepKuntry
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Congrats! I do have an honest question and I'm not trying to be smart either, but really what's the big difference in 150 and 175 yards?
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#3112786 - 01/07/13 03:22 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: JeepKuntry]
Bayou Buck
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Congrats!
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#3112831 - 01/07/13 03:54 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: Bayou Buck]
Football Hunter
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nice
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#3113714 - 01/07/13 09:17 PM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: JeepKuntry]
BigPete357
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 Originally Posted By: JeepKuntry
Congrats! I do have an honest question and I'm not trying to be smart either, but really what's the big difference in 150 and 175 yards?
25 yards lol ;\)

when using 2 3/4" 1oz load out of a smooth-bore, there is a world of difference between 150 and "over 175" yards.

after 100 yards, a foster slug, or any 1oz. flat-headed piece of lead, starts to drop sharply.

almost a foot of drop at 150yds. I have shot at this distance many times at the range. can put all shots in a 9" paper plate.

maybe close to 2ft drop at 175...never tried, don't really know. Don't really want to know.









Edited by BigPete357 (01/07/13 09:18 PM)

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#3129192 - 01/18/13 06:58 AM Re: Next to last day meat hunt - doe down [Re: Bayou Buck]
Poleaxe
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Registered: 09/08/12
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Congrats
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