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My First Buck

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by carnaby, Oct 23, 2006.

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  1. carnaby

    carnaby Member

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    Got my first one, he's a doosie.

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    Took him with a .300 Win Mag shot to the neck at 30 yards. Bang, flop. A pretty good size deer for a first time. I was sitting, minding my own business in a secluded spot in the woods, when I hear something big walking right behind me. I turned around to see that big feller, drew and shot. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. :D

    I was pretty nervous with dressing my first deer by myself, but it went well. Then with a lot more luck, a guy with a neighboring cabin came by just as I was dragging the deer into camp and he helped me with the skinning. I got on with the butchering the next day on my own after he had a good overnight hang. Lots of meat.

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    And that's just the front legs, flanks and backstraps. Now my freezer is full, pretty good trip!
     
  2. ID_shooting

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    GOOD JOB!
     
  3. bigger jon

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    congrads!!!!

    Thats too cool,
     
  4. DavidAk311

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    Very cool! Nice buck......
     
  5. Karbon

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    Nice Buck!

    I love seeing hunters (like myself) who are nearly as excited about the harvest and meat as the hunt and the deer.
     
  6. DavidAk311

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    Weren't you overgunned, though....? ...grin...
     
  7. carnaby

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    Heh, seriously over gunned. That was a hand loaded 180 gn Speer Game King over 66 grains of H4350. 30 yards is an interesting shot with your heart in your throat :D
     
  8. DavidAk311

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    I fly home for 4 weeks tomorrow....the rut is just starting...I'm digging your pics, and looking to take a few of my own soon.

    Congrats.....
     
  9. carnaby

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    Thanks! Nobody told me my fingertips were going to go numb handling all that cold meat :)

    I'm glad it went well, my biggest worry was that I'd waste any of that meat, but everything turned out OK. Especially nice since I got skunked last year. Now I'm looking forward to next year!
     
  10. screamin eagle

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    very nice buck i'm going to try and get one this weekend with a rifle being the youth weekend.
     
  11. Polishrifleman

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    Thanks for the meat, glad you got your first one. I called the neighbor and thanked him for me too. Next time we are going to have a "Certain Hats allowed Law passed" and yours isn't one of them.:neener:
     
  12. carnaby

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    Hats? Heh. Say, when's Apple Cup, and would you like any of us Husky's to come by for a little rivalry? Both teams are pretty evenly matched, and there's not much on the line except bragging rights :D
     
  13. BIGR

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    Congrats on the first buck. Alot of deer hunting is timing and luck. I have friends that can just get out of the truck and walk into the woods and kill deer. I have to spend all day in the woods and might get lucky. The weather is cold here now and I just can't wait til the season opens. You know I think my neck is starting to swell up......
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  14. carnaby

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    ...and you're starting to smell a little ripe too, I bet :D:D
     
  15. spankaveli

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    nice deer!
     
  16. Karbon

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    You can keep your hat...
    But the picture would have been a lot better with a Arizona cap.

    Go Catz!
     
  17. carnaby

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    If I was wearing an Arizona cap, the deer would have been kicking my ass. :D
     
  18. eastwood44mag

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    30 yards with a 300 Win.....

    Kinda surprised there's anything left.:neener:

    Nice buck. Good yield. Well done.
     
  19. 22-rimfire

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    Nice Buck. First one is always very memorable. You should have taken him with a handgun. Think about it for next year. :)
     
  20. carnaby

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    Actually, I did have my sidearm and that was a possibility, but it was more humane for the deer to just plug him with the canon.
     
  21. priv8ter

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    Nice buck

    That's a fine looking deer. and anice looking job of butchering it up yourself.

    I took my wife over to Chewelah, about an hour north of Spokane opeing weekend. It's tough hunting an area you have never seen before. We saw all kinds of deer, on posted private land and before the sun came up:(

    Heck, heading up to the hills Sunday morning, we saw three does on the High School Foot ball field. I wonder how the 'No Gun's in Schools' group feel about that.

    Even worse, I missed my shot at a doe opening morning...I'd like to blame it on the fact that my wife was hanging off my arm, wispering 'Shooot! Shoot!' but it was still a shot I should have made...about 140 yards, she was quartering away and paused to look over her shoulder. I just pulled it over her back. :eek:

    Well, elk is this weekend, and then maybe I'll do some hunting closer to home for the late blacktail season...of course, my doe tag is only good on the other side of the state...

    greg
     
  22. 'Card

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    Congrats! Your first buck is always one to be proud of, and with that rack you've got two reasons to be proud. :cool:
     
  23. kungfuhippie

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    according to my hunter safety teacher

    You should have never gotten off a shot like that cause you're in blue jeans (not camo:rolleyes: ) and "deer see blue like we see red" Other than the camo endorsement it was a great teacher.

    Seriously great buck, Already got two weeks off fall of '08 (first after I graduate) so I can go deer hunting. Too many mid-terms right now to be able to go:mad:
     
  24. Karbon

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    :barf:


    We'll see this year.:D

    At least you're not a CA fan...
     
  25. carnaby

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    Heh, they're blue, but they aren't jeans. They're LLBean Flannel lined pants, and not denim. Deer see blue, eh? I did not know that. Next year, camo it is! And I lucked out on the weather. I should probably get some waterproof pants for next year. :D
     
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