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Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:26 pm
by Sniper
This week end was opening day for black powder season, fist day does and a big 6 pt nothing I wanted to shoot yesterday I got in my climber late and was only there about 15 minutes when this 9 pt jumped the fence and headed right to me he was about 30 yards away when I let him have it, he ran about 30 yards and flipped over and that was it he was 225 lbs on the hoof with a 17 1/2 inside spread

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:32 pm
by AirRanger
Nice buck. Love the red dot on the black powder.

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:03 pm
by kwanjangnihm
nice buck bro - congrats!! :thumbleft:

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:25 pm
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Very nice!

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:27 pm
by lilly-Pad
nice buck

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:32 pm
by Olf Art
Let me know when that BBQ is ........... :D .

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:09 pm
by mojoe
Nice buck, really nice gun. Lots of character. Can't say I have seen a flint lock with a red dot before.

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:16 pm
by Sniper
Old eyes and I hate wearing glasses when I'm hunting they are always in the way or fogging up with the red dot I can hunt with a traditional muzzle loader and not wear glasses, here is a trail cam picture of him and one at the cooler

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:22 pm
by Shippee123
Nice ! congrats.

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:23 pm
by glades cat
15 min and wham bam...no messing around for you. Good one George.

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:07 am
by KR23
Great job bud

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:17 pm
by Sniper
Thanks guys it was a good day for me but I will have to admit I did not think it was going to happen so fast it was a bit of a Chinese fire drill in the stand when the buck jumped the fence and I realized that he was a shooter, I am still amazed that I pulled it off with a perfect shot dead center of his right shoulder, when I shot him he took off like a rocket and my heart sunk because I thought I blew the shot and I was shocked that I missed, I was so relieved when he went down, I spend so much time practicing with the rifles I hunt with just so I make a good and ethical shot and not wound the animal so when they run like that I had a brief moment of panic lol

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:02 pm
by Olf Art
George, that's the reason I quit deer hunting years ago. It was a real foggy morning in the Daniel Boone Nat'l. Forrest up in KY and I had walked in about a mile from where I'd parked my truck when this beautiful big buck walked out onto the road and just stood there lookin' at me. I froze and then slowly started to raise my rifle (20 ga. slug barrel, sabot slugs) and he was still standing there so I took the shot.

When I hit him he bolted but it was very rocky and up one ridge and down another. I tracked him as long as I could but finally wore out ........ he was a better man than me. I made up my mind that morning that I would never injure another. If I don't know that I can drop 'em I won't take the shot. Nice to know you feel the same way. :thumbleft:

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:52 am
by Sniper
Thanks Ken, I felt I had made a good shot so that's why I was so shocked when he ran
I totally agree with what you said If I can't make a good ethical shot I won't take it

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:29 am
by kranaud72
Sniper wrote:Old eyes and I hate wearing glasses when I'm hunting they are always in the way or fogging up with the red dot I can hunt with a traditional muzzle loader and not wear glasses mobilier design pas cher, here is a trail cam picture of him and one at the cooler


But you have to wear it if you want to see you know. Otherwise you will find it hard to target your prey.

Re: Yesterdays Buck

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:43 pm
by Sniper
oh I see perfect past 24 inches its just up close that its fuzzy