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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Armored farmer, Oct 1, 2017.

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  1. Cocked & Locked
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    Shot this buck 8:00 Saturday morning 10-21-2017 in NC. Used my Remington 700 Classic .35 Whelen. Hand load...200 grain Hornady Interlock Spire Point over 57.0 grains of IMR 4064.

    180 pounds, 19" wide 8-pointer. In rut on scent of a a doe...head low to ground and in a trot.

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    No, that is not my dad or grandfather in the picture...that is 74 years of me posing.

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  2. Bull Nutria

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    wow nice buck!! I use same hand load in my TC encore pro hunter 35 whelen except I use 56g of imr 4064. the whelen is a very good deer thumper!!

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    Thanks...35 Whelen is my favorite!
     
  4. Skylerbone

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    Thems some cute little deers (and a couple normal size ones). Had pictures of a few already carved on and one with a buddy. We like 'em cornfed round here! Taken early muzzleloader season (last week).

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  5. Bull Nutria

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    Wow how much does that Buck weigh Skylarbone??

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  6. Skylerbone

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    That one was 200 if he was an ounce. Ron and his son grabbed a tractor to get him in the truck and it took everything I had to spin him toward the gambrel. Only taken 1 that body size myself in nearly 30 years of hunting but I gut 'em in the field to save weight. Honestly much of it winds up being fat put on for winter rather than meat.
     
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  7. SoonerMedic

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    The first deer I ever shot last year weighed around 200lbs.....Oklahoma whitetail. Acorn fed. *shrug*
     
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  8. lastofthebreed

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    Haven't tried to post pictures since Photo Bucket put the hammer on me. Thought I would try this one.

    Wednesday morning about 9:30 AM he slipped out into an opening I had been watching since daylight.

    I have been deer hunting for over 50 years and this is the first one I have ever taken with a 30-06. Go figure, I have killed a lot of deer with a lot of calibers and finally thought it was the '06's turn.

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  9. lastofthebreed

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    Another from this year. Took this small pig with my crossbow the first week of October. Good eating!

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  10. Captcurt

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    DSCF5012 (630x800).jpg DSCF5001 (800x466).jpg It took me a week of hunting and passing up a half dozen bucks, but Mr. Big Stuff finally showed up. 5:30 P.M. of the last day of muzzle loading he came in to check a scrape. At 25 yards I put a 250gr Barnes MZ on the point of his shoulder as he quartered to me. I knew that I had one lung but at that angle the shoulder kept the blood inside his chest and the bullet went into the punch so there was no exit wound. I looked until dark and then went back this morning. He had circled and was about 100 yards from my stand. I am and have been a firm believer in prayer for years. This is an answer to one of them.
     
  11. Bfh_auto

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    IMG_20171021_075737.jpg Got my first muzzleloader buck.
     
  12. Shanghai McCoy

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    Congratulations! Nice deer. :thumbup:
     
  13. Armored farmer

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    This guy is walking around my property waiting for me to get done with harvest.
     
  14. Cocked & Locked
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    Nice! Maybe you should take a break once in awhile.
     
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  15. Armored farmer

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    Mrs farmer says we have bills to pay. I got in at 3am this morning. Drizzle shut us down today.

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    We get the occasional bobcat pic back there also.
     
  16. Mn Fats

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    Rifle opener starts this Saturday in Minnesota. I believe my limit is one doe or one buck this season. I'll have to double check in my little pamphlet. Your guys pictures are amazing. I haven't ever shot a 200 lbs deer. Im inviting myself over to your place Armored farmer.
     
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  17. Cocked & Locked
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    Swing by NC and pick me up on the way. After harvest is over of course.
     
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    Will do. Just waiting on the pm so I know where to invite myself to.
     
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  19. Armored farmer

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    The grass is always greener....
    A Minnesota walleye shorelunch or a NC bear hunt sounds good to me.
     
  20. eastbank

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    some of the hills I get to hunt, a friend and I are going to hunt turkey,s in the morning. eastbank.
     

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  21. Armored farmer

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    I'm not sure if you really killed that deer. You're obviously not wearing a stitch of underarmor.
     
  22. Cocked & Locked
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    That is correct...no under armor.

    But I did have on my genuine Wetlands MUCK Boots. That was probably a key factor in killing the deer.

    Plus I was wearing Carhartt bibs and shirt...stylish attire with the in crowd these days. Swagger Stick helps also.
     
  23. BigBore44

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    Ouch. That one smarted a little.

    Seems like there could be some quid pro quo between you, Mn Fats, and Cocked & Locked. I think it might work out for all parties concerned.
     
  24. Armored farmer

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    Nah, not really. Maybe just some friendly ribbing.
     
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  25. Clark

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    I drove 2,000 miles.
    For 2017 I built a Rem700 with Brown Prec stock, Lilja barrel, PTG bolt, 7mmRemMag 140 gr Accubond Long range 3450 fps.
    I bought more tags than I have freezer space.
    I got this tiny 4x4 mule buck at 200 yards in high winds on opening morning.
     

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