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Longspurs, nice job man.  I had similar scenario yesterday

 

I was out looking to top off the freezer with a doe and sure enough a nice one came out of the brush around 9am.  I was waiting for a good shot when a yearling came out behind her.  I was mulling over the decision to shoot her with the little one when I see another yearling come out but this one was hopping on 3 legs.  Knew I couldn't leave him like that so I turned to set up on him.  Doe musta seen me and bolted with first yearling.  The wounded deer knew he couldn't run so he just froze but I had a good shot so I took it.  Got him in the heart and he dropped.  Felt a little strange shooting a button buck (first deer with a muzzleloader) but seemed like the right thing to do.  He had a  bullet wound in left rear leg which was broken so no way he'd make it through the winter.  The bright side was I had been planning on processing one myself for the first time so this guy will be perfect for that.  Got him skinned and washed off in the garage, gonna head out soon to process (with the help of you-tube haha)

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26 minutes ago, BrookTrout said:

Longspurs, nice job man.  I had similar scenario yesterday

 

I was out looking to top off the freezer with a doe and sure enough a nice one came out of the brush around 9am.  I was waiting for a good shot when a yearling came out behind her.  I was mulling over the decision to shoot her with the little one when I see another yearling come out but this one was hopping on 3 legs.  Knew I couldn't leave him like that so I turned to set up on him.  Doe musta seen me and bolted with first yearling.  The wounded deer knew he couldn't run so he just froze but I had a good shot so I took it.  Got him in the heart and he dropped.  Felt a little strange shooting a button buck (first deer with a muzzleloader) but seemed like the right thing to do.  He had a  bullet wound in left rear leg which was broken so no way he'd make it through the winter.  The bright side was I had been planning on processing one myself for the first time so this guy will be perfect for that.  Got him skinned and washed off in the garage, gonna head out soon to process (with the help of you-tube haha)

Good stuff BrookTrout.  I had to do the same thing this season.  Once you butcher one, it is a piece of cake.  Good luck!

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Got in here about 230 and was immediately covered up in flatheads (8 total) the second I sat down. They finally fed and moved on giving me a chance to get my fleece and jacket on.

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My buddy shot this beast this morning at 915 in Orleans county on his uncles property that we hunt. His first mature buck and first buck in at least 10yrs! Hes had lots of encounters over the yrs but they never seem to work out till this morningimagejpeg_0(1).jpegFB_IMG_1544981134572.jpeg20181216_140110.jpegFB_IMG_1544992604438.jpeg

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My buddy shot this beast this morning at 915 in Orleans county on his uncles property that we hunt. His first mature buck and first buck in at least 10yrs! Hes had lots of encounters over the yrs but they never seem to work out till this morningimagejpeg_0(1).thumb.jpeg.d21bbfa5b561c6b9e6394ce0484e938f.jpegFB_IMG_1544981134572.thumb.jpeg.95493005e43d11c6b99596d57fd6599b.jpeg20181216_140110.thumb.jpeg.1d8dff7a35219724bb0f2e03893af448.jpegFB_IMG_1544992604438.thumb.jpeg.9ebfada90f59891e63223c40e6a68464.jpeg

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Congrats to him,that is a dandy smoke pole buck!!
Good luck to u guy's also.

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Texas style tonight on the ground. Had to try something different. 20181216_154748.jpeg

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December 16 pm

38 degrees
SE wind 5 mph
Cloudy
Light rain

The deer were on their feet this afternoon. Saw them almost the entire sit. 20+ total. 3 bucks. One shooter. He was just too damn far out to get a shot.

Probably heard 5-6 shots also.

 

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11 hours ago, GAMBLER said:

Good stuff BrookTrout.  I had to do the same thing this season.  Once you butcher one, it is a piece of cake.  Good luck!

 

Thanks.  It went pretty well but between it being a small deer and having damage to one hindquarter and shoulder (exit wound) and my total inexperience didn't end up with as much meat as I probably should of.  I think one issue was being too selective in my trim pile.  I know most say to take off all the fat which I did but how much connective tissue can you throw in the trim pile for making regular ground meat (not sausage or anything fancy)?  Next time will be more efficient for sure.  

Good luck to everyone still trying on the last couple days...

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I just found the round on the ground I shot my doe with on Saturday afternoon. It was just sitting on top of the leaves. Cool find !! Didn't see a thing this morning.IMG_20181217_142614.jpeg

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Well last night a saw 5 doe, rushed the shot as my shooting window was very small. Luckily a clean miss but still burns a bit! In my get out of work late spot for a quick hunt, but have to be here!

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December 17 pm

37 degrees
15 mph gusts 20-35 mph
Cloudy
Snow/ rain

Not exactly ideal conditions but with only a couple more sits left, I hunter. Sat on the same corn field I sat in last night but the opposite end. Saw a dozen. Deer were late to arrive tonight. All of them got there between 415-445. One more day to go!




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Well I have to work tomorrow but my son Tommy and hopefully a lot of you guys get to hunt. Northwest wind works well for his favorite 8C bow spot so that’s where he’ll spend his day. Good luck to all. 46822a5898e3051be98ccb7f751f7dcb.jpg


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Good luck tomorrow! Im getting my. Nephew out. Were trying to get him his first rack! Seen a couple nice bucks and when i bring him they dont show! But we are trying, he has passed on a couple small bucks and took his first gun doe this shotgun season! 57006.thumb.jpeg.b040557bc4c1bb9e5801490db4e083e3.jpeg

 

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