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Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« on: October 01, 2020, 06:26:56 PM »
How about a thread ďjustĒ for muzzle loader big game critters. Letís see emí, hear about emí  ;)
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 06:30:29 PM »
Saturday!

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 06:34:22 PM »
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 06:39:18 PM »

Took this buck at 120 yard this morning. Only the 2nd shot Iíve ever taken with the gun first time muzzleloading. Hoping to add an elk to this coming up here shortly


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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 06:45:28 PM »
Way to go congrats
I'm your dam tour guide Arnie please donít wonder off the dam tour.
Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
Are there any dam questions ..

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 07:14:18 PM »
Dandy ML BT Thurston, congrats!
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 08:17:59 PM »
Thanks guys!


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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 08:25:35 PM »
Saturday, 30 minutes into the season.

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 08:29:25 PM »
Man nice work everyone! Good bucks. Meat in the freezer!  :tup:

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 08:36:37 PM »
Hereís my buck from Tuesday

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 08:40:15 PM »
Saturday, 30 minutes into the season.
Nice buck. Congrats. I like your hat.

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2020, 08:57:42 PM »
Daughters opening day buck.
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2020, 07:29:56 AM »
Opening evening of muzzleloader season, October 26, Palouse region.   Strong winds kept me out of my tree stand, so I walked over to a west-trending draw that connects valley-bottom hiding cover (aspen, cottonwood, hawthorn, and ponderosa pine) with a ridge-top field that had been planted to garbanzo beans.  I settled in under a few hawthorns overlooking a small wet meadow crisscrossed with deer trails.  Around 4:30 PM, the deer started moving.  A doe and fawn walk through, and I smile at the antics of the little one, just about to lose the last of its spots.  Around 5:00 PM, I shift around to adjust my shooting sticks and seated position.  Wrong moment!  I spot the flashing tail of a deer just down the slope.  A bit annoyed at myself, I continue the wait.  At 5:30 PM, I spot movement to my right.  A deer is walking down into the draw, and a quick glance with the binoculars confirms that he is a young 4x4.  I contemplate letting him walk, as he is clearly a 2.5 year old, but he is large-bodied, and I think of venison.  He grazes facing towards me for 6-7 minutes, and then turns and walks up the draw towards my left.  He is quartering to at about 50 yards distance, and I stop him with a mouth grunt just before he gets into cover.  At the shot, he turns around, runs 50 yards, and falls into the center of the draw.  I am happy and grateful for this beautiful deer, covered thick with fat and with very good venison! 
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2020, 08:17:01 AM »
Opening evening of muzzleloader season, October 26, Palouse region.   Strong winds kept me out of my tree stand, so I walked over to a west-trending draw that connects valley-bottom hiding cover (aspen, cottonwood, hawthorn, and ponderosa pine) with a ridge-top field that had been planted to garbanzo beans.  I settled in under a few hawthorns overlooking a small wet meadow crisscrossed with deer trails.  Around 4:30 PM, the deer started moving.  A doe and fawn walk through, and I smile at the antics of the little one, just about to lose the last of its spots.  Around 5:00 PM, I shift around to adjust my shooting sticks and seated position.  Wrong moment!  I spot the flashing tail of a deer just down the slope.  A bit annoyed at myself, I continue the wait.  At 5:30 PM, I spot movement to my right.  A deer is walking down into the draw, and a quick glance with the binoculars confirms that he is a young 4x4.  I contemplate letting him walk, as he is clearly a 2.5 year old, but he is large-bodied, and I think of venison.  He grazes facing towards me for 6-7 minutes, and then turns and walks up the draw towards my left.  He is quartering to, and I stop him with a mouth grunt just before he gets into cover.  At the shot, he turns around, runs 50 yards, and falls into the center of the draw.  I am happy and grateful for this beautiful deer, covered thick with fat and with very good venison! 
Knight Mountaineer muzzleloader, Williams FPS peep-sight, Knight Bloodline bullets (300 gr), 110 grains of T7.

CONGRATS!!! What range do you estimate your shot.  I am still waiting for the seasons to open over here!

Headed to the farm today to do a little shooting.

mike
Keep shooting muzzleloaders - They are a blast!!

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2020, 08:19:59 AM »
Got him Sunday at 171 yards

 


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