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  1. Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    Do you think that it was tumbling when it hit? That might explain the no-mushrooming but very hard to believe since it was found just under the hide on the other side with the point still intact.... I think that you might have a ton of metal in those sabots (like a production issue) and basically if there is no contact with bone they are not going to open up at all.. Just an idea but I would write the manufacturer. Bullets and sabots do some really weird stuff once they hit, the only ones that I don't see open up are the heavy metal ones.... The important part was that the deer was retrieved and not lost....
  2. Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    What damage was done to the internal area/organs in the area of the shot? I am not a fan of high metal consistency bullets. I shoot a Speer Big Game bullet out of my .257 Roberts Ackley Improved in .120 grain and I have only had one pass through this year mostly due to the fact that I shot the doe in the neck. It did break the spine and she dropped like a sack of potatoes, but if I saw this in the carcass, I would be very concerned if the chest cavity was not basically a complete liquefied mess.
  3. I would agree but there are a ton of new ares that are seeing the White pine blister rust and the infiltration of the white pine weevils here in the North East are just too much for me to ever want to plant them again.... Once an area has it it pretty much is a death sentence for the area..... Here is a link to the blister rust from Cornell. The beetle is pretty much a spotty thing but the rust in areas that are wetter than most will be really bad....
  4. Diver, Is there any negative impacts with this like trimming and mowing resulting in this stuff being spread and then growing somewhere else and germinating? I'm just not big on anything that is exotic unless it can be contained relatively easily....
  5. When I donated a trip to a 501c3 in the past I was instructed to maintain a list of expenses incurred for the service. (Gas for driving the clients to the river, lunch, cost of tackle), but at the time I was not able to put a value on the cost of my labor for the trip. This might have changed since the early 2000, but it is a very easy call to a tax advisor or your accountant. Also be sure to get the respose from him/her in writing so there is no questions if an audit comes up you have a date and a letter for evidence as well. That will cover both you and the accountant.