December 8, 2005, 12:19 AM
Left work at 2:30, was in the woods at 3:30, at 4:15 they started moving, Shot a 125 lb two pointer and a 100+ lb doe. Both were standing shots, I had to work my way across a pasture keeping seedling pines between me and them, kept low, went slow, found a shot through the trees but had to wait for them to cross, got the first one at about 125 yds, thought I missed when it ran to the right, second one came from left at about 175 yds, rechambered, shot, it went down, as I walked up to it I saw the first one down on my right about 50 yds, still struggling, shot it again, went to other one shot it in the head. Could have easily got a third one at about 30 yds that jumped after the last shot and stopped and turned but I let it go. That's three for me, I'm done for the season. Used a Marlin 336 30-30, handload 150grain soft points with 29g of IMR 4895. First one was a heart shot, second both lungs.