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Online goingoldskool

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Doc let the cat out of the bag
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:57:43 PM »
I went out this afternoon and managed to walk up on this buck sleeping/napping in the shade of a picked beanfield.  At first I thought maybe someone had shot him and he came onto our property and died as I could tell that his head was on the ground.  His legs, however, were up under him...
As I pondered what to do next ( he was quite a ways out as far as I could tell. He lifted his head and looked to his right. He was facing directly away from me so all I had was a spine shot or neck.  I decided after about 5 minutes to take the shot.  At the shot, he sprang straight out and layed still! I thought WOW!,  [ Invalid Attachment ]  not exactly what I thought would happen!  He got himself together and tried to get to cover, but shot through the spine, he couldn't go very good....  I quickly reloaded and sent another round ball through his lungs.
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This one IS legal!!!
God IS good!

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 10:06:56 PM »
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Don't know why I  put 2 of the same pics... sorry

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 10:07:21 PM »
Let the cat outa the bag ya say? All I did was to suggest you let em know about t'other deer you saw...

I didn't know there was this much drama in the story...

That is a very exciting tale, for sure... Congrats... Wonderful deer and lotsa great meat offa heifer that size! :thumbs: :thumbs: :camp: ;D

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 10:42:32 PM »
Yes sir... he went 205lbs!  Lots of meat.
My load was 50 gr fffg Swiss with a blue stripe ticking .017 and a .440 ball.

Sorry Doc, had to give you a little bit of grief!
BTW, this is my first  flintlock kill!

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 09:57:46 AM »
No problem giving me some Grief...a buck like that deserves some kudos...here's to ya gettin the job done well!  :thumbs: :wavey:

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 03:40:54 PM »
That’s a dandy!!! How far was your shot?

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 05:09:25 PM »
The shot was about 80 yards.  Back in September I was at a competition and was hitting targets at 90+ ,so I was pretty confident with that load.

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 05:35:28 PM »
So, first shot was around 80 and then 2 more "finishers"... still quite a feat with a smoke pole

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 09:19:27 PM »
Nope.  2 shots total. The initial spined  him and then a follow-up through the lungs.

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Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 03:52:59 PM »
You da man! Congratulations on a fine specimen!

Darren

Offline Terry Lightle

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2020, 07:12:32 AM »
One to be proud of,both deer and shot

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2020, 02:27:24 PM »
Congrats on a great buck and fine shooting!!! I guess you passed on taking a Texas heart shot!

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2020, 06:20:58 PM »
Congrats on a great buck and fine shooting!!! I guess you passed on taking a Texas heart shot!

I could see his whole  spine from tail to his head....  I figured if I hit low, Texas heart shot, if I hit in the center, dead deer and if hit high, dead deer.   I hit slightly low, but the ball severed his spine and angled up into his chest. Follow up shot was probably not needed, but it did speed things up.

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2020, 06:38:25 PM »


I could see his whole  spine from tail to his head....  I figured if I hit low, Texas heart shot, if I hit in the center, dead deer and if hit high, dead deer.   I hit slightly low, but the ball severed his spine and angled up into his chest. Follow up shot was probably not needed, but it did speed things up.

Speeding things up in the demise of any critter is always a good thing, In my book anyway...

I'd rather eat around a second area of blood shot meat then to let any critter linger... I know they're said to have such a high strug nervous system they go into shock quicker then us'ns but, I like to be sure...since none started talkin yet that I know of!  ;D

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Re: Doc let the cat out of the bag
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2020, 08:49:17 PM »
That'sa dandy!Congrats!