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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2017, 08:01:18 PM »
Glad to see you scored that buck - especially this late in the season.  You've been working that spot hard and putting a lot of thought into which buck was the most desirable.  I think you made a great decision.  Does that mean the other similar buck is only 3.5 y/o?  Great genetics going on there!  One hell of a spot to have to yourself.

I'm surprised that Barnes slug made it out the other side with no enlargement of the exit wound.  Perhaps just because he was so close or just a clean hit that missed a lot of muscle mass?  :dunno:

Is that Evergreen Huckleberry or Red Huckleberry up in your area?

Congrats on another great kill.
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2017, 08:09:24 PM »
Great buck! Congratz!

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2017, 04:53:53 AM »
FNF the Barnes crushed two ribs, I think maybe my velocity close to 2100fps muzzle was to much to allow the bullet to work properly, maybe I should have been using closer to 80-90 grains powder instead of 120 grains. It's all new to me. A bow hunter with a recent repaired shoulder.
Very good genetics.
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2017, 01:44:57 PM »
Tell us about your stand setup and placement.   Trying to figure out this style.

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2017, 06:24:18 PM »
Placed on a deer freeway, 17' up in old growth maple
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2017, 08:31:36 PM »
 :tup:  Beautiful animal!  Good job!

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2017, 08:37:41 PM »
 Nice blacktail!!!

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2017, 10:04:00 PM »
Great buck!

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2017, 12:43:11 AM »
Awesome Blacktail!  :tup:
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2017, 02:01:02 PM »
Mallardmasher, Great buck!!  Sent you a PM

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 05:34:23 PM »
I'm so jealous. Hopefully I can get it done tomorrow. Nice job bro!
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2017, 06:44:31 PM »
Absolute dandy, a huge congrats! 
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2017, 07:07:20 AM »
Cool write up and beauty stud of a buck there man! Congrats!!

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2017, 08:45:25 AM »
Mallardmasher, Tried another PM

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2017, 06:52:47 AM »
Great hunt, great story and a wonderful Blacktail! so cool.

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2017, 06:08:56 PM »
Here is the bullet found laying on the trail when I retrieved my cams today. Not real impressed with the Barnes tmz. Both entry and exit holes same as bullet dia.
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2017, 12:12:43 AM »
Seems weird that it didn't mushroom more, especially since it hit bone.  The bullets are favorites of many, many hunters.  It did the job for you, but I agree, there should have been some substantial internal damage and a large(r) exit wound.
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 06:09:15 AM »
It looks as if most of the petals folded in the bullet instead mushrooming
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2017, 06:31:08 AM »
Like to see more pictures of that buck

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 05:57:51 PM »
Can’t post pic’s friends did not disable gps😎
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2017, 06:42:40 AM »
Taxidermist found 6 - 00 buck in head and neck, just last two inches of neck, She thinks that is why ear was hanging. All healed up, not from this year. Looking at mohlers, he looks to be a 4-5 year old buck.
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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2017, 07:13:17 PM »
Great buck! Cool story to follow, congrats! Really cool that you found the slug as well. Hopefully you do not find to many more shot or bullet fragments in the meat as you eat it. I shot a mule deer once that was riddled with old lead, it was like eating release site pheasant I shot head on  :chuckle:. Crunch is not the sound burger or steak should make while eating.

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Re: My Blacktail season comes to an awsome close
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2017, 12:46:32 AM »
Nice pic!  :tup:

 

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