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Offline JDHasty

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First buck
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:04:49 PM »
Nice fork horn with a third point on one side.

Legal light was ~ 6:55, I Heard him grunting somewhere up behind our blind at 7:08 and gave him the "come hither big boy" with a can call.  It's hard telling how close they are when they are behind a ground blind, I thought he was further away. 

Texted a guy who was set up about 250 yards away to let him know I was working on a buck, probably a decent one, and to keep his eyes open.  Put my phone away and Bridget was already on him, I reached over and cocked her gun and she busted him good. 

I'm going to have to order another stock for the kids' gun.  She got a bit of a bump on the bridge of her nose from the scope and my two younger ones can use that one, the one that came on the gun will probably fit her in a couple years and the two younger ones are shrimps, they will never use a full length stock so we will get our money's worth out of it.

We were able to drag it out and lift it onto the tailgate and haul it to the camper to pick up the little ones then over to friends' camp to work on it.   That was nice after being cut up pretty good by blackberries on Saturday. 

Bucks were pretty rutty for it being this early, they were pretty reckless all weekend charging into scrapes and food sources looking for does.   

FWIW, I saw a beast of a forkhorn Blacktail buck from the Sounder train yesterday afternoon and he was acting pretty rutty too.  Flippin monster forkhorn. 
« Last Edit: October 19, 2021, 12:11:57 PM by JDHasty »

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Re: First buck
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 12:09:45 PM »
Very cool !!! Well done ! Is that a 20 gauge ?

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Re: First buck
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 12:13:30 PM »
First buck!!! well young lady, you did very good, great deer!!
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Re: First buck
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2021, 12:17:37 PM »
Great job. Congrats

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Re: First buck
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 12:29:34 PM »
Yes it is a 20 ga USH.

They were discontinued in 2016 and I was having all sort of trouble finding one for my kids.   

I had ordered a 10/22 with French Altamont Walnut stock and when I finally got the call that it was in I walked in and saw that Ultra Slug Hunter from the door and figured it was going to be a  12 ga.  Walked over and put my finger into the muzzle and picked it up and took it to the register w/o even looking at the price tag.  Brand new, never fired. 

It will shoot right along side my Deer Slayer II and there are not many slug guns that can actually do that.

It's a really nice setup for kids.  She gets a lot of compliments on it. 

I set up one of our Manfrotto 055ProB tripods with 128RC Video Pan Head and QR plate attached to a small 3/4 plywood table that I was using the Bulls Bag on, but it was a PITA.  I fabricated a different rest setup from some ethafoam for deer hunting this year.  Now we're cooking with gas!  I used industrial strength velcro and can still set it up with the Bulls Bag or sand bags for rock chuck shooting.     
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Re: First buck
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 12:38:01 PM »
Great looking buck, young lady! You're hooked now!  :tup:
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Re: First buck
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2021, 12:45:50 PM »
JDHasty - back from the dead!  Good to see you got through the Covid mess. You found your daughter a great buck.  Now you've got to beat her or you'll never live it down.  Congrats to the young lady!

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Re: First buck
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2021, 12:55:57 PM »
JDHasty - back from the dead!  Good to see you got through the Covid mess. You found your daughter a great buck.  Now you've got to beat her or you'll never live it down.  Congrats to the young lady!

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We are headed out to the taxi tonight.  .  I guess the gal that takes the little ones to school in the morning went looking in the freezer for some Eggos and the d**n thing was staring at her.  She claims to have been barely able to upright herself and worries about having been traumatized for life. 

The kids attempted to talk her down, explaining to her that any concerns she had regarding attacks on her person by that particular deer ceased to be reasonable last Sunday.   
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Re: First buck
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2021, 01:47:45 PM »
Nice work bud!
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Re: First buck
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2021, 01:51:36 PM »
JDHasty - back from the dead!  Good to see you got through the Covid mess. You found your daughter a great buck.  Now you've got to beat her or you'll never live it down.  Congrats to the young lady!

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We are headed out to the taxi tonight.  .  I guess the gal that takes the little ones to school in the morning went looking in the freezer for some Eggos and the d**n thing was staring at her.  She claims to have been barely able to upright herself and worries about having been traumatized for life. 

The kids attempted to talk her down, explaining to her that any concerns she had regarding attacks on her person by that particular deer ceased to be reasonable last Sunday.   

 :chuckle: :chuckle: She probably just watched the Dahmer documentary on Netflix.
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Re: First buck
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2021, 02:02:34 PM »
Nice work bud!

Tried to call ya' the other day from the train.  I'll give ya' another try this week.   

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Re: First buck
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2021, 03:11:41 PM »
Great first buck, nice work

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Re: First buck
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2021, 04:09:36 PM »
Awesome!  :tup:
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Re: First buck
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2021, 04:30:02 PM »
Great job to both of you!

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Re: First buck
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2021, 04:41:13 PM »
Love the photo of her with the gun, hanging deer, and woodpile.  You all are living the dream!

Congratulations to the newly successful deer hunter!

 


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