Quantcast

Doe in the freezer.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Captcurt, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:44 PM.

  1. Captcurt

    Captcurt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
    Well, I was a little skeptical about our private land doe season. I haven't scouted much this year and to complicate things, the land owner knocked me out of my favorite area. He put in a food plot and wants to save it for his son. No biggy. I'll do anything to help the boy. Then he said that they had implanted embryos into their show goats and didn't want any loud noises to upset the nannies. That knocked me out of about half of the farm.

    So, today I go down to see about popping a doe and the battery is dead on my ATV. Instead of hiking a mile to the south end of the place Where I have a stand, I just slipped off of the hill and did a sneaky snake away from the goats. I love doing a still hunt when conditions are right and this morning was perfect. I left the truck at 7:00 and had a yearling doe down by 8:00. Hiked back to the truck and , low and behold, the battery on my ATV had warmed up enough to start it. I had to dodge some steep spots but was able to drive all of the way to the deer.

    By 10:30 I had her home, skinned and hanging in my storage shed. I love it when a plan comes together.
     
  2. Duster340

    Duster340 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2015
    Messages:
    459
    Congrats. Nothing like a young doe in the freezer for some good eats!
     
  3. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Messages:
    2,310
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Sounds like a series of unfortunate events lead you to filling a tag.
    Isn't that a better story than I went to my favorite stand and shot a deer?
     
    horsey300 and Duster340 like this.
  4. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,176
  5. Iwsbull

    Iwsbull Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Great start to the season.
    Now details
     
  6. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,937
    Location:
    The,sort of, Free state
    Congratulations, great story. :thumbup:
     
  7. Captcurt

    Captcurt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
    Not much to tell. I slipped down a rough, steep hill loaded with cedar. Until I hit a road at the bottom that runs by an old abandoned house. I have killed deer from the house when it was raining and there is always tracks in the road there. As I got near the house several deer bailed off the hill. I am guessing that they scented me because the thermals were drifting up the hill. The doe hit small opening in the brush about 60 yards out and stopped, but started walking just as I squeezed it off. She flinched and take off. I was shooting my 300 WSM Savage because it has a 2X7 Leupold. It is my go to gun when the deer are in the timber. There wasn't any blood where she had been but while walking down the trail I saw a bush shaking about 50 yards down the hill. She was dead when I got to her. The 165gr Accubond took her a little far back, but the bullet had really made a mess of her insides. I really don't know how they can take that much punishment and still go.

    Went back this afternoon and pulled some sd cards. Had a couple of small bucks, a 3X2 and 3X4. I would take the 7 point if I was anywhere else, but this farm has some good ones. I'll thin does until Mr. Big Stuff shows up.
     
    horsey300 and Shanghai McCoy like this.
  8. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,937
    Location:
    The,sort of, Free state
    Good shooting. :thumbup: Sounds like a nice place to hunt.
     
    Captcurt likes this.
  9. alsaqr

    alsaqr Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    4,057
    Location:
    South Western, OK
    Good job on the doe. Get another one.
     
  10. Trey Veston

    Trey Veston Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Messages:
    695
    It amazes me how many states in the Midwest and South offer multiple deer tags. Out here in the West, you get one deer tag. In Washington, a lot of areas are bucks only with 3-points or better.
     
    Shanghai McCoy likes this.
  11. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,937
    Location:
    The,sort of, Free state
    It varies by zones Troy, I could get two antlerless and one "Any whitetail deer" where I hunt. The "any" tag costs more though. Here in Kansas there is a zone where, if you can find a place to hunt, that allows 5 antlerless tags. The zone is the travel 'corridor" between KC and Topeka and the deer/car wrecks are numerous.
     
    Trey Veston likes this.
  12. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,223
    Location:
    Deep East Texas
    In my State (Texas), in quite a few Counties you can take up to 5 deer (whitetail) in a season. There are restrictions on how many Bucks you can take and in other Counties the number of deer varies, some counties have antler restrictions as well.

    In Alabama...(private land) I believe you can still take a 'deer a day' with a three buck seasonal limit. Certain other restrictions apply by zone, etc..
     
  13. Captcurt

    Captcurt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
    This place is awesome. 800 acres and it has gobs of deer. The owner got nuisance permits a couple of years and turned me loose. Last year he thought that I had them thinned down enough to manage. I went out the next day to pull stands at two o'clock in the afternoon and I saw 21 head. I don't take bucks unless they are pretty nice or deformed. I have 2 on camera this year that I may cull if I get a chance. We'll see.
     
    Shanghai McCoy likes this.
  14. MacAR

    MacAR Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2019
    Messages:
    175
    Location:
    Hills of Home: The Ozarks
    Congrats on your deer! I never even got to drop the hammer on one this weekend, even though I had half a dozen come out at 250. With any other rifle I'd have chanced a shot, but I had the new-to-me 45-70 and decided to pass. When I went back the next day with the '06, I didn't see a single deer. Go figure. I may try again this evening, but with the front coming through it probably won't be very fruitful. Especially if that [email protected] coyote comes back! Anyhow, good luck to you, hope you kill a couple more!

    Good hunting,

    Mac
     
  15. Captcurt

    Captcurt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
    I had one in front of me for 25 minutes. It even laid down for about 10 minutes. I could tell that it was young and since it was alone I would bet that it was a button buck. The range was about 150 yards and I had my 300 WSM with a 2X7 on it. This rig is a give me at that range but I let the little fellow go. Had several deer on camera at my feeder with one nice buck. 2 culls, .and a couple spikes. Probably a hlf dozen does in the mix. I'll take the culls if I get a chance next month. Muzzleloader starts next Saturday and I'll miss it. Ginger D wanted to go on a cruise. Hope my camo fits when we get back.
     
    Shanghai McCoy likes this.
  16. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    3,937
    Location:
    The,sort of, Free state
    Fair winds and following seas on your cruise Captcurt. :thumbup:
     
    Captcurt likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice