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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.

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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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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2020, 09:33:40 AM »
Got him Sunday at 171 yards

171 open sights is a poke. Nice shooting
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2020, 09:38:04 AM »
Daughters opening day buck.

Nice work to the young lady, tell her congrats Rainier!!!  Love the kids pics.

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 09:48:19 AM »
Wednesday morning crowinghen had this nice fat doe walk less than 10 yards under her tree stand, she did not go 20 yards before expiring. After a tough couple months of bear hunting she was so happy to get her deer.

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2020, 11:51:22 AM »
Thanks Sabotloader! 

He was at 50 yards (added that to post).  I was seated, shooting from sticks, and uphill at about a 15 degree slope.  I can usually get a 2" group under those conditions, so I wasn't worried about hitting him well.  Since he was quartering to me, I did damage some meat/bone in the front left quarter, but the bullet exited through the rear margin of the right lung- thus a solid double-lung harvest.

And to everyone thus far-  nice deer!  Great stories, great photos. 

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2020, 12:33:02 PM »
Hubby (justyhntr) and I had set up a tree stand months ago . The first chance we had to deer hunt was Wednesday, I got up in the tree before light, Hubby walked to another area to hunt. Something  left in a hurry to my left ( the direction I expected the deer to be) before it got light. I heard  some rustling for a long time to my right, so I adjusted my seat and swung around getting ready in case something came in from that direction. It got pretty quiet for a little bit, then the rustling got closer and closer.  All of a sudden  this doe and I think last year's fawn work their way up the trail out in the open. She nibbled some browse and came around some brush, she was angled slightly away from me. I picked a spot by her front shoulder and  squeezed off the trigger. She took of to the right and behind me, I heard some crashing and then it got quiet.  I glassed but didn't see any blood, but I couldn't imagine I had  not gotten her at that range( about 10 yards or less) So Hubby came over and we  walked about 15 yards and there she was- no blood at all. Bullet went in right behind the front rt shoulder, through both lungs and the top of the stomach- her insides were all filled up with blood, but the grass/browse had  blocked the exit hole. there was an area about the size of my fist blown through her ribcage. She was a big  pretty old doe. Super happy to get something for the freezer this year!

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2020, 01:13:22 PM »
Ill add another from this morning. 30yd shot

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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2020, 01:48:27 PM »
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2020, 01:28:41 PM »

Sneaking down the trail at 60 yard dirt nap time.


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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2020, 01:44:23 PM »
The wife and I got a good one opening day. OTC

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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2020, 03:09:38 PM »
Nice work, all!
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Re: Smoke Pole _______ Down!
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2020, 09:38:33 AM »
2nd day bull for the kid wet side roosie

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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2020, 10:19:21 PM »
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