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ninjatoth 05-05-2010 06:34 PM

Am I Just Lucky?
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I have only ever deer hunted twice in my life.The first time was a year and a half ago,I was taken out by my father in law and on the second hour of opening day,I put a .270 Weatherby magnum right through the heart of a big buck from about 30 yards,head on,and he was dead before he dropped.The next year I went out alone and had an antlerless tag,and on the second day out I saw a huge doe and when it got broadside 40 yards away I shot at it's kill zone with my .444 Marlin.She went down instantly and was dead in about 90 seconds,and as I looked at her I reilized I made a high gut shot.I have never had to track a deer and I think I might just be lucky.

jpattersonnh 05-05-2010 06:46 PM

I usually track them before shooting! ;) Here in NH it has been like all the deer go into hiding during hunting season. As I say to my middle son, you must have pissed on your boots for luck.

jeepcreep927 05-05-2010 07:16 PM

I am in the same boat as jpattersonnh up here in northern Vermont. Maybe it is just good luck, but I wouldn't question it if I had yours!

Nice job.

brandy 05-08-2010 06:31 AM

dead is dead,
congratulations on a lot of good eating!

doctherock 05-08-2010 08:40 AM

I shot a running doe once at 40 yards right behind her shoulders, took out the spine and she dropped in her mid jump. She was on a downhill with a spring nearby for clean-up.....Man that was good.

Congrats on those beauties.

DWM98 05-12-2010 07:30 AM

Great shots. Good brush caliber too.

WannaGator 06-04-2010 12:09 AM

Congrats on the 2 kills and yes you are a lucky feller.

ninjatoth 06-04-2010 04:48 PM

I found out that I am even luckier than I thought.Apparently I bought 265 grain leverevolution ammo for my .444.I just found out that my .444 is a 1 in 38" microgroove barrel made to use only 240 grain ammo.I think that and the bad scope job I did attributed to my off shot.When my Father in law handed me his .270WBYmag the year before with a 50mm scope,I had no problem getting within 2" of the exact point I aimed on the deer.I can't afford a good scope for my old .444,so i'm doing the iron sights and 240 grainers this season.

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