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Old 10-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
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I have never hunted so I want to know how do you carry that thing out of the woods?
Well around here if you don't have a four wheeler to drag it out with, you take a rope and drag the deer out by yourself or with the help of someone else. I had to drag a 140 pound (field dressed) doe out of the woods by myself when I was 17. I drug it about 1000 yards. It took quite a while and I was basically dead by the time I was done. The tricky part is loading it in the bed of the pick up by yourself
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Nice Buck, what did you use to get it?
The AR15 in the picture... shoots .223
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**we used a polaris rzr-s to get back in there. helps alot... but black tail don't weigh too much so you can drag them with some help. If you are on your own then quarter it out and make a couple trips...bring game bags


So I decided on an antler mount and cut them off last night, boiled them and removed the meat. Just need to bleach/peroxide the remaining bone area and trim it up to fit the plaque right. Going to use a piece of the hide, tanned, to act as the cover instead of colored felt. Should look good when I'm done. Having plaque engraved and also mounting a picture into it. will be cool...

here it is so far...
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Congrats!!!!!! You addicted for life now!!

If you have the time relay the entire tale to us. There are those, like myself, that are stuck hunting vicariously thru others this season.
I have been addicted since I shot my first coyote... But I hear what you are sayin..the buck fever is on. My Dad and I drew doe tags for hunt that starts 10/22 and we are making most of those into jerky. can't wait for that! Should be able to get two in the same day, we seen so many doe everytime we go out...it's gonna be a matter of picking the biggest one

So we were walking the ATV trail and made it about 2miles in...listening for deer walking below or above. We hear sticks break..paused for a bit...I could feel him coming towards us. waited...then his nose popped through a bush as he made his way over it I could see his horns. He was straight down below me about a 75 degree angle so the bullet's poi wasn't going to be inline with how I sighted it..It will be high. I had the buckfever and was too amped..totally forgot and aimed between the eyes. MISS! he turns around exposing his whole side area...I double tapped him in the lung and when he rolled I shot his back foot off.

We walk down to find him, it was only a 60yd shot or so... we didnt see him go anywhere... But he was nowhere to be found. I mean NOWHERE! we looked high and low for hours...nothing. My bro-in-law who was with me didn't see it because he was behind me...he started doubting I saw anything at all and if I did he didn't believe I hit it. I kept tellin him I would bet my life on it...I know I shot that deer. He said we better call it a miss because its getting dark so we went home. Next day went out to find him and he had crawled uphill to the trail we shot him from and died across the trail. had we just looked up the same trail I shot him from instead of down below it we would have found him.

I was so bummed the night before we found him...thought I lost my buck and thought no1 believed I even shot it. Now they know! The double tap to lung was only 1" a part at best...much like the one I did on a yote a few years ago that was on the move at about 50yds. I got this gun down now...I love it.

here is a pic of the 100yd 3 shot group I did at the 'dial-in session' before we went hunting... It's all custom billet receivers with match trigger, match barrel, and match BCG. heavy duty UBR stock with 16" 1/9bbl M4 contour but fluted. sight is EOTech XPS2-0...fastest sight out there

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #14
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Congratulations on a very nice deer! I don't really like the .223 for deer but a perfect double lung/heart shot will do it. I just prefer a bigger caliber because you don't often get that perfect angle. The 223 won't get it done with less than a perfect shot. The deer may die, but it will most likely get away. Not to disparage you at all, Well done!

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I hear ya... But i prefer the challenge of doing it with a small caliber as opposed to an easy kill with 0-6 etc..takes the fun out of it. Heck bow hunting 1000+ years ago wasn't easy but they managed. Cave men kill huge game with spears before that... My .223 is plenty. Not too mention a black tail weighs no more than an everage man and usually less...The military uses .223/5.56mm to kill people every day

and there are benefits like smaller hole for hide preservation, smaller hole for meat preservation, etc. I would of dropped this buck right where it stood had I remembered to aim low... I use some nast 64gr powerpoint soft tip ammo too

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congrats sir, i shot my first buck last november myself. it's a great feeling i know. 99.9% of the time, all i see are does. i need a new place to hunt lol.

that's a sweet .223 you got there as well. nice group

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dont be hatin on the girls..they taste better...and them horns are pretty flavorless, tough to chew and DAMN HARD on the teeth!!

.223 is illegal to use here but then again so is 308 and 06...JERKS!

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dont be hatin on the girls..they taste better...and them horns are pretty flavorless, tough to chew and DAMN HARD on the teeth!!

.223 is illegal to use here but then again so is 308 and 06...JERKS!
oh i'm not saying i wont shoot the ladies, it's just nice get something to hang on the wall every now and then
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That would make a rad sticker for my rig ..nice avatar!
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lol, yeah i know. i've been meaning to buy one, i keep forgetting to try and find one though.

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