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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2021, 10:17:17 AM »
Shot this guy in a draw at 7AM Sunday.  He was working down into some timber and I rushed a 170 yd shot off of a quick backpack rest.  I was 90% confident I had missed him or that it was a poor shot placement (low), so I gave it an hour or so before I went and looked for blood.  And blood there was, lots of it.  Turned out the shot was low, but broke his leg and hit his heart...he only made it about 30 yards.  It was only about a 3 mile pack out but 1500 feet of elevation (mostly down thankfully) and I was camped back there so 2 trips and it was late before I got home.  Psyched with how it turned out and to have some meat in the freezer though - I was down to my last package! 

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2021, 10:52:26 AM »
nice buck!

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2021, 11:33:37 AM »
Jeez, that bottom photo looks like when deer break dancing goes wrong. That deer is more contorted then my first ex wife.

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2021, 11:40:53 AM »
PathfinderJR is graduating from college next month and just enlisted in the Army.  Might be his last hunting season with me for a few years (depending on when he can get leave). 

Gotter done yesterday morning right after first light.  Spotted this guy sneaking into a draw from about 3/4 of a mile.  Didn't come out for 30 minutes, so we figured he was bedded.  Stalked into the draw and found him bedded in a "buck hole".  The bed was so deep that all we could see was his head and neck.  JR set up at 160 yards and was about to shoot him in the throat when he got nervous and decided to stand.  Perfect broadside lung shot, went less than 20 yards. 
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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2021, 11:41:50 AM »
This is the "buck hole". 
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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2021, 11:47:12 AM »
That buck hole is nuts!  Congrats to you both, some great memories right there

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2021, 11:49:30 AM »
Love that rack. Looks savage.

College grad and going off to the Army. Good job dad.

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2021, 12:52:04 PM »
Awesome, Pathfinder.  Thanks for sharing. :tup:
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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2021, 01:46:36 PM »
Congrats, to all of you. Some great Bucks and many tasty meals in your future!
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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2021, 04:36:26 PM »
Photos not so great but this is the biggest buck I ever killed 3x4 with eye guards, 18 1'2" wide.

I have a feeling I burned up a lot of luck getting this deer.

Great buck, great write up! No luck involved, it had to be those hi tech britches...

Seriously tho, Id love to know what that toad dressed out at.

Step once, look twice...

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2021, 04:44:34 PM »
Love that rack. Looks savage.

College grad and going off to the Army. Good job dad.

Thank you sir.  We're proud of him.
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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #71 on: October 18, 2021, 04:55:45 PM »
PathfinderJR is graduating from college next month and just enlisted in the Army.  Might be his last hunting season with me for a few years (depending on when he can get leave). 

Gotter done yesterday morning right after first light.  Spotted this guy sneaking into a draw from about 3/4 of a mile.  Didn't come out for 30 minutes, so we figured he was bedded.  Stalked into the draw and found him bedded in a "buck hole".  The bed was so deep that all we could see was his head and neck.  JR set up at 160 yards and was about to shoot him in the throat when he got nervous and decided to stand.  Perfect broadside lung shot, went less than 20 yards.

Beautiful buck. Go Army, PF Jr.! We're still a great country that needs patriots like you.
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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #72 on: October 21, 2021, 09:31:04 AM »
 Going to be too late for the general guys, but could be interesting for the late hunts.

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2021, 09:51:10 AM »
This is the "buck hole".

Hey Pathfinder is that the American Predator in .308?

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Re: 2021 General Deer
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2021, 09:42:08 PM »
Shot this buck Friday evening! Had broken tines and a split ear from fighting!

 


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