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2016 Deer Harvest - Show em off

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by GreenFrog, Sep 12, 2016.

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  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Hardwoodsman #8 Supporter Bushclass III

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    Taken with xbow at a farm edge in the forest. Cleaned with the mora classic.
     
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    Congrats GreenFrog!
     
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    Congrats! Hope to have something soon. Season opens this Saturday.
     
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    General season for deer/elk etc doesn't start for a couple weeks and Im not bowhunting this year, so ill live vicariously through you guys for a while. Antelope season starts next Saturday though so hopefully I will find success then.

    Good luck all!!

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    Opening day Muzzleloader Northern zone put a 6 point buck on the meat pole.

    The AS and RBB knives used to get him ready for the freezer get a big thumbs up.
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    I killed this 4 pt. Muley on public land in eastern Oregon. I made a good shot at 51 yards and the deer only went about 60 yards before piling up.
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    I then had a 5.5 mile hike back to the truck with the deer meat on my back

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    Nice buck! Congrats!
     
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    Here's two blacktail bucks. Last weekend here, lots of rain. I packed mine to camp on my back too but the mules did the rest!!
     

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    Congrats! I've always wanted to hunt blacktail!
     
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    What he said! Eventually I would like to hunt both Columbia and Sitka varietys.
     
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    Well it's all we've got around here!
    Funny we all would like to try something different I guess, I've never hunted whitetails but would like to one of these days.
     
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    I shot my 1st buck of my life tonight. Small basket 9 point. Shot was walked off at 156 yards. Shot a 120 gr barnes 300 blackout from a gun I built this year out of leftover parts.

    Just got home and kids were outside playing, me and the wife got them in for the night. Told my wife I'm going to go out for the last 30 min of shooting time. Walked to my stand (20 steps from my deck) and sure enough there he was in the feild about 500 yrds away.

    Waiting for him to come in range. Gun was zeroed at 200 yrds so I knew anything 200 yrds and in was only a 3 inch swing from zero with this load.
    Grunted at him.. he stopped perfect broadside shot, high shoulder shot. Dropped him where he stood. ..... boy don't they look so much bigger through the scope.
     

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    Snagged this guy on the 1st day of gun season in Kentucky. 230 pounds field dressed, 12 pointer. Approx. 150 yard shot, he ran about 40 yards. Gun used, Ruger American Ranch in .223/5.56.
     
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    Nice buck iceman!
     
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    Thanks much. He is my best to date. I really hesitated since I had the .223. When He walked out I said to myself "I should have grabbed the .270". The .223 did a number on him. Busted his shoulder, hit lung and heart.
     
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    Fantastic. Congrats on the first of many.
     
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    Here's my boy posing with a couple Muleys from Eastern MT a week ago.
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    Great to see the young ones involved. Have had mine hunting since they were small.
     
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    Our rifle season opened down here Saturday,It wasnt the best day with the high winds coming from the cold front moving in.I took my 11 year old daughter in the morning and she did get to see 3 deer but no shots for her because the deer were moving pretty quickly.She decided that an afternoon hunt was not on her to do list and would rather have a sleep over with one of her friends,so i brought her home and came back,the wind finally died down around 4:30 but the deer were not moving,at least not around me...lol!
    Sunday morning,picture perfect hunting morning with temps at 30 and 2mph winds out of the N,NE. This big doe(big for down here 137lbs)comes out with two others at around 6:15am,so I let the 308 do its job and she only ran about 15 yards even with the bottom of her heart blown out(pretty crazy,she didnt drop).So I decided to hunt until around 9am to try for a buck,but at around 8,the smell of blood was too tempting for a coyote headed toward her.I only seen the coyote for a second,just long enough to pick up my rifle but lost it in the grass,so I decided it was best to come down early before he got to it.Anyway here are a couple of pics of the deer. IMG_2627.JPG IMG_2628.JPG IMG_2635.JPG
     
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    6 pointer with a broken main beam tip, call him a 5 point PB130040.JPG
     
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    I took this big bodied buck with my bow at 15 yds the first Saturday of gun season here in ND. Biggest bodied deer I've ever shot
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    I then hunted hard all through gun season, and with about 1.5 hrs left i tagged this doe.
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    Some great harvests!

    My first deer from a ground blind but #3 this season so the freezer has hit capacity.
    Now hoping to donate one to the food bank.
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    Came in towards a scrape and stopped right where I had released a can of buck bomb. Wind was blowing perfectly steady at my face.

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    meat
     
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    Tag soup for me this year!:(
     
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    If you braise it long enough, anythings edible. Lol

    Just kidding, better luck next year!
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Better luck next year!

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    Mine from this year, Im not done. Now comes the does..Chased this one for a while..Killed with my encore..
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    Nice buck kentucky. Good luck on the does!!
     
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    Great looking deer. Congrats!
     
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    My 16 y/o and his 8 pointer from earlier in the season. Right at 100 yards with my Savage 270 and 130 grain Winchesters. He was chasing a doe that had just passed. He made it about 20 yards after gettng hit. I initially thought he maybe just grazed him, very little blood, drops 5-6 feet apart. Found him in some tall grass on his back. I am amazed he made it 20 yards, his heart was literally blown in half.
     
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    Pioneer Mountains in SW Montana a 4x4 mule with a Marlin 336SS
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    Nice mulie Tomahawkpunk82! Really like the tall heavy rack, looks like a bruiser of a buck. Nice to see someone successful with the good ole' 30-30.
     
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    Wow! What a beautiful critter! Great harvest. Cheers, homie.

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    Lots of nice pictures. I didn't take any pictures this year, but bagged a medium sized short spike for the freezer. I like to get something knocked down as soon as possible into the Wisconsin gun season, as I hunt public land the odds drop significantly the further into the nine day season it gets. I still plan on getting out later during the muzzle loader only season.

    Good luck hunters... be safe out there-
     
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    Yes, I look a little shagged out from hauling this dude out the woods. A respectable nine points but my goodness, that was a big deer. Mature Missouri Whitetail taken with a single shot .243. The MDC antler point restrictions have really paid off IMHO, giving the young bucks a chance to mature. (I won't show the pic of the little button buck I got on an antlerless tag. But my goodness, he was tasty!)

    Cheers!
     
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    Oops, field dressed both with a morakniv #2. I used my Old Timer Deer Slayer from back in the day to skin and quarter the little one. The big one went to the locker plant.



    Cheers!
     
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    image.jpeg Best I can do for a photo,,, this "lord of the forest" fell on the last day of the season, in the last few seconds of legal shooting time,,,
     
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    Got the heart shot on a doe with the old Marlin lever gun chambered in .35rem Thanksgiving afternoon. And got the buck a couple weeks ago with the bow. Glad to see the success from ya'll!
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    Got this 8 pointer yesterday at 10 AM. First day of PA rifle. Got in the stand about 430. Was going to call it a day when ol' bruiser came sauntering down the hill with his nose to the ground. My first shot dropped him. Damned if he didn't get up 15 minutes later. Took two follow up shots to finally bring him down, and two hours to get him out of the woods, and into the truck. The pain was well worth it! tmp_4471-FB_IMG_14804720663321617826235.jpg tmp_4471-FB_IMG_1480472076944-597607568.jpg tmp_4471-FB_IMG_1480472035717-2088816721.jpg tmp_4471-FB_IMG_1480472089890-870048499.jpg tmp_4471-FB_IMG_1480472100694-6206084.jpg
     
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    deer 2016 2.JPG deer 2016.JPG Somehow I missed this thread... I've been party-hunting with the same group (more or less) for 30 years now. We have around 16-20 guys depending on the days, we use the driver/blocker method. We could have honestly tagged out the 1st day this year. We ended up with 25 deer in the shed with 1/2 a dozen decent bucks taken. I'm a designated-driver & managed to shoot two does with two shots using my little Franchi Affinity 20 ga. I did have to finish a wounded deer with the seal-pup too (one of the young kids shot a bit too far back). Not a bad deer season for us, had better, had worse.
     
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