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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Fine Figure of a Man, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Armored farmer

    Armored farmer Member

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    We were hoping to find one today. The bands are not common, but theyre out there.
    Yes call them up and give your band info. Get a certificate.
     
  2. Ks5shooter

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    Two more(8pt bucks) for the camp..........
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  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    Nice deer. :thumbup:
    Congratulations.
     
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  4. Fine Figure of a Man

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    A birthday limit of roosters for my puppy. 2 years old.
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  5. Rembrandt

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    Haven't got this one yet, still trying. Gun season is starting so the "need for a 200-to-300 yard arrow" will be mute. Got some glimpses recently of him chasing does, think he may go 180-to-190.

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  6. Rembrandt

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    We are truly blessed with a good crop of bucks this year, these are a little smaller but still nice.

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  7. Armored farmer

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    Yea, those are nice bucks.
    Good luck!

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    We have some too.
     
  8. Armored farmer

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    This is a pic of the new record buck.
    NOT MY PHOTO.......
    This buck was taken about 40 miles NE of me near Paris, Illinois.
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  9. Rembrandt

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    I like those gnarly looking non-typicals.
     
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  10. ohihunter2014

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    Sunday of Ohio's 2018 gun season. It went from 25 degrees and snow last week to 65 degrees with rain moving in last night. No deer taken cause the only ones I saw were fawns and 40mph winds and rain started right as they started moving around. I was supposed to sit on the edge of a cut bean field but we didn't think they would hit the beans with it being 65 degrees. I came down early due to the wind and rain and there were about 8 deer 50yards from the field stand i was supposed to be in. One had a very large body too!
     

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  11. sabbfan

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    Got this one over the weekend with my 357 mag Henry. Took him while he was running at about 30 yards. D0058F8C-9801-462E-A379-9B245EA23A4E.jpeg
     

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  12. Shanghai McCoy

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    WOW !
    That's got some serious mass in those antlers. Good shooting. :thumbup:
     
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  13. sabbfan

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    Thanks! My biggest one yet by far, dropped him off at the taxidermist yesterday
     
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  14. 35 Whelen

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    Meat buck, taken the fun way. .44 Special, home-made bullets, 40 yds., bang, flop.

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    35W
     
  15. Hookeye

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    40 yards running.
    .35 rem, 1963 Rem 760 ADL, Leupold 4X compact.

    Think a 2-7X better (movers at 2X easier)

    Small but an 8 pt which meets the spec bud and I put on the little place.


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  16. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Congratulations, sabbfan! Glad you are having it mounted as that old boy has some nice character in in his headgear!
     
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  17. Varminterror

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    I prepared myself to NOT be disappointed in a season which I expected to be less than desirable. Work travel and my son's wrestling season had me busy this fall, so I planned only for a rifle season - no archery this year - and without opportunities to hunt either weekend of our 10day firearms season. I also knew I wanted only ONE buck off of my property, not because of his inches, but because of his years. I had him on camera for the last 6yrs with a recognizable rack, so he's at least 8 - depending upon whether he was 2 or 3, or older when we got our first photos of him (still looking through files for the first pictures). "Tall rack" has been number 2 on our hit list the last 3 seasons behind the buck I shot last year. After taking that buck last year, "Tall Rack" moved to the top of our hit list. My buck last year had broken his main beam sometime between Monday night when my camera caught him with a full left antler and Thursday morning when he met my Grendel. My wife and I speculated that "Tall Rack" was the only buck in the woods who had enough mass to have done that kind of damage, and we had multiple trail cam photos over the years of these two bucks sparring. He had a lot more inches a couple years ago, and I'm sure would have tasted better then than now as well, but he was the ONE buck I wanted.

    I sat opening day and the second day, passing on opportunities for a handful of 120-140" 3yr olds we'd seen on camera this fall, some younger bucks, and a handful of doe. I had to work that Friday, then my son had wrestling tournaments all weekend. Monday morning wasn't great weather; heavily overcast 20 degrees with wind pushing the windchill down to the single digits, and flurrying freezing rain pellets off and on throughout the morning hours. As the sun finally rose high enough to push a little light through the cloud cover, a doe we dubbed "bum leg" last year crossed through the meadow, followed by another two doe, one with triplets and the other twins - all being tailed by a curled-lip 3yr old 8pt. A yearling spike tagged along with him, and the 3yr old turned around to shoo the pup away from his business. As he turned, I noticed when the buck obviously spotted something behind them on the trail, perked his ears, and quickly scurried away up the creek. "Only one thing could run him off of those ladies like that" - I thought as I reached for my rifle. Sure enough, just as the young buck had moments ago, I spotted the shine of "Tall Rack's antlers breaking through the trees into the meadow, 130yrds out in the meadow across the creek. Moments later, I knew he would surely pass through a clear shooting lane I had cut this summer, a new shooting angle for this spot, so I sat my crosshairs on my monopod to ambush him in the divide, and pulled my magnification throw lever up to 15x (my most frequently used and familiar magnification with this rifle). Tall Rack knowingly pursued the young buck to push him off of the harem at a leisurely, lazy pace, but it still was only a sparse few moments before he stepped in front of my reticle. As my crosshairs passed onto his breastbone, I immediately pondered - "how cold are your fingers right now? That's a 6 ounce trigger you're about to touch." Out of caution, I pushed my finger along the side of the trigger guard gently to gauge my sensitivity, which proved to be reading full dexterity despite the cold. My finger floated from the trigger guard to the shoe just as the buck took his final step to level my crosshairs in the pocket behind his shoulder. PYEWWHAP. The fleshy slap of the 105 Hybrid running into his body overwhelmed the sound of the report coming from my SiCo Omega. I cycled my bolt as one eye watched the mother and her triplets run through the creek, and the other eye in the scope watched the buck walk a few yards, spin on his heels as his legs failed him, and fall. Confused by the suppressed shot, the doe and her fawns ran straight at my blind, stalling 10yrds in front of me, looking back for the Master of the Woods, who would not follow. I watched the doting mother attend her fawns, and walk them off of the meadow a few minutes later, and I waited for them to clear away for 20min before stepping out of my blind to go meet my long pursued target face to face.

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    The Rifle: "Blue" - Seekins Havak PH1 Factory Custom Rifle, DLC coated bolt, ~1400rnds on a Rock Creek barrel (far overdue), McMillan Game Warden stock with Victor Company USA Universal Cheek Riser, Area 419 ArcaLock Rail supported on a Primos Trigger Stick Monopod and kept out of the grass by a Harris HBMRS on an Area419 Arcalock hanger, AIAW mag, Vortex/Seekins rings, Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR II, Jewel HVR trigger turned down to 6oz, Berger 105 Hybrid over 40.5grn H4350, ignited by BR2's in 5x Hornady brass, leaving the station at 2863fps at this temperature, mellowed by a SilencerCo Omega 300, wrapped in a Cole-Tac high temp mirage cover. Mascot & Namesake: Lego Baby Velociraptor Blue provided by my son.

    The bullet performed EXACTLY as I had expected, which I can't say would recommend for anyone unwilling to seek PERFECT shot placement. It entered and exploded on his centerline, just above the top of the heart, pulverizing both lungs. The damage appeared as though a grenade had liquefied a cantaloupe sized volume of heart and lung tissue. Finger sized entry and exit. He was dead and fell within seconds, covering less than 10yrds from impact to demise.

    He'll be hanging on the wall next to his old sparring partner as soon as my taxidermist gets him finished. After so long watching him in my woods, inches be damned, there was no other buck I would have rather taken this season, and I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to bring him home to nourish our bodies.
     
  18. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Varminterror, great story and write-up of your hunt! Congratulations on a beauty of a buck!!!
     
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  19. Iroquois

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    Nice buck Verminterror, and a great story! Congrats.
     
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  20. horsemen61

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    Verminterror I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that with shooting a 105 Berger it’s a 6mm ???? Yes or no?
     
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  21. Varminterror

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    Yup - that's my 6 creed match rifle. 105 Berger Hybrids.
     
  22. Shanghai McCoy

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    Well today was the last day of rifle season here in Kansas and I walked back to the woods on the west edge of the neighbor's hay field. I saw a piliated woodpecker on the walk out and took that as a good omen. A couple yearlings appeared around 3 and I got a clear shot through the buck brush at one of them. Used the 1961 "vintage" Remington 721 in 270 with one of my hand loads. Called the wife and she hiked out to take this picture and help drag it back. Got the deer hanging out in the barn for now.
    A good day...

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  23. Armored farmer

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    Whoa! ...wait a minute.
    No Underarmor?
    No pack full of gear?
    No wind puffer?
    No face paint.?
    ??
    Just gun, ammo, permit, and knife??
    Well done! Thats my kind of hunting!
     
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  24. ohihunter2014

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    Whaaaat!! You mean I've been doing this wrong the whole time? I feel like one of the great myan warriors when I put all my camo face paint on and wage war on the whitetail deer! The wind puffer keeps me entertained too! except when it blows back into your face! That stuff tastes nasty!!! I do get made fun of though when i paint my face and use my wind puffer when squirrel hunting. :) They just don't know the struggle!
     
  25. Armored farmer

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    Guilty......
    ..but only when i recurve hunt.
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