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#1571225 - 12/14/19 08:37 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
bustedknee Offline
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Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 1642
Loc: Southwest Va
City or County: Wythe
My yard last night. Poor quality photo.


I noticed this 8-pointer limping. Injured by a buddy? Car accident? Bullet or arrow? He barely touches the ground with his right front hoof.

I thought about him all day and tomorrow I'm going looking for him. I can't stand to think of him suffering a slow death.



Edited by bustedknee (12/14/19 08:57 PM)
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#1571274 - 12/15/19 12:10 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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Loc: Virginia
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Pretty rack, hope you find him.
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#1572757 - 12/18/19 08:18 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
kjack Offline
Old Left Handed Navy Guy

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 715
Loc: Chesterfield
City or County: Chesterfield
Opening day in Kansas. A friend arranged for 6 of us to meet up (2 retired Marines, 2 active airline pilots, retired AZ state police captain, and me).

I took this 8 pt at 150 yds, .308 165gr BTSP, pass through. He ran straight for 50 yds and jumped straight up and died. About 175 lbs.

All of us scored, with the last one going down with 1/2 hr of shooting light on last day.

https://i.imgur.com/teIoHje.jpg

Rifle is a very early Model 88 (4 digit) with Redfield 2x7 wide angle w/ post I never moved selector knob off 7

Took a button on my antlerless tag on the second day at 80/yds, about the same result but he actually ran a little further.

Deer at butcher now.

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#1572780 - 12/18/19 09:35 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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Very nice kjack, congrats!
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If you were a hotdog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?

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#1573742 - 12/21/19 04:41 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
volfan59 Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 1189
Loc: New Castle, Virginia
City or County: Craig
Finally got to notch a tag! Saw about 9 bucks this season...4 shooters. This was the smallest of the 4, but the only encounter that went my way! Taken yesterday in the National Forest near my home in Craig Co


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#1573855 - 12/21/19 09:25 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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That's a pretty rack, congrats.

What muzzleloader are you using? That's a nice looking stock on there.
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#1573910 - 12/22/19 06:43 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
volfan59 Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 1189
Loc: New Castle, Virginia
City or County: Craig
Thanks. That's a T/C Omega X7. No longer in production. Actually wasn't made long. Marketed as "The King of the Mountain". 24" barrel and weighs a little over 6 lbs. Nice for where I hunt.

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#1574180 - 12/22/19 08:41 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
w.parker Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 852
Loc: Culpeper
City or County: culpeper
21 5/8 inside spread , pretty nice . Nov.15 T/C Pro Hunter 250g shockwave 100g powder.


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#1574227 - 12/22/19 10:42 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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That's a nice one for sure Parker. Pretty wide for VA.
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#1575446 - 12/27/19 08:16 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
w.parker Offline
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Loc: Culpeper
City or County: culpeper
Fauquier county , I've seen some really big bucks here over the years

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#1575450 - 12/27/19 08:21 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: w.parker]
w.parker Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 852
Loc: Culpeper
City or County: culpeper
This is one from 2017 that I never got a chance at, you can see my stand right behind him on left in picture


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#1575951 - 12/28/19 02:15 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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Wow, too bad you never got a chance at him. He would look good on the wall for sure.
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#1576104 - 12/28/19 09:06 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
w.parker Offline
Gun fool

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Loc: Culpeper
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I agree , it made/ruined my season that year !

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#1576105 - 12/28/19 09:10 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
w.parker Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 852
Loc: Culpeper
City or County: culpeper
People can say what they want but have not harvested anything less than 8 points and not past the ears if the ears are facing you for almost 7 years and these are small plots . I always have someone telling me that the hunter on next property will get them but I can at least say I let them grow and hope for the best

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#1576199 - 12/29/19 09:32 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
volfan59 Offline
Gun fool

Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 1189
Loc: New Castle, Virginia
City or County: Craig
Same here. 8-pt minimum since very soon after I started deer hunting back in '98...so for about 18, 19 years or so. I'm 60 so I am late to the sport. Nowadays I hunt public, so that makes it a bit tough. It's a personal choice that a couple of buddies have also adopted. Not needing to fill a freezer anymore certainly makes a difference, though.

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#1576228 - 12/29/19 10:42 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
vic Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 155
Loc: USA
City or County: Hopewell
One of the guys I hunt with figured that 60 degree weather was not good for deer hunting, so he left early yesterday.

I sent him this pic, shot the deer at 3 o'clock......




It was a touchy shot, 96 yards through the woods, but I had about an 8 inch opening that agreed with where you properly lung-shoot a deer.

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#1576231 - 12/29/19 10:49 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
vic Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 08/03/10
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Angle of the shot compromised the diaphragm but did not open up organs. I reckon the "mad-dash" after the shot let things start on their way out.

Hernia mesh came to mind.


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#1576370 - 12/29/19 05:21 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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Nice one Vic, congrats. He's obviously been fighting but what a nice rack. I can't recall seeing the organs push out like that before, wild stuff!
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#1576382 - 12/29/19 06:10 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
vic Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 155
Loc: USA
City or County: Hopewell
Thanks.

He made a run of about 150 yards after the shot, so I figure that activity caused the organs to come out through the hole. I was sure I had gut-shot him but while field-dressing I found all the abdominal organs intact.

Lungs weren't too good, though...

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#1576395 - 12/29/19 06:54 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
LaserJock Offline
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What round vic

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#1576417 - 12/29/19 07:52 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
vic Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 08/03/10
Posts: 155
Loc: USA
City or County: Hopewell
.308 Win. Ruger Hawkeye with a 3-15x42 SWFA "SuperChicken".

The rifle is reasonably accurate but I have a Douglas XX Air-gauge in mind for next year.

Here's a pic taken from another stand.

At this stand, the area to the right fills up with does around 4:30 or so in the evening. Every once in a while a buck will accompany them.



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#1577072 - 12/31/19 07:21 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
Hearseguy Offline
Gucci Glock

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 274
Loc: Virginia
City or County: VA Beach Area
I'm late as heck to this too. Some nice deer taken here this year! Took this beaut opening day of muzzle loader. Powerbelt aerolite 250gr from my Thompson Impact with iron sights. Dropped him where he stood. Biggest deer I've ever got. I was stoked!!


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#1577311 - 01/01/20 02:27 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
the cwa Offline
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That's a nice one Hearse, congrats.

For just a second when I looked at the 1st pic, I thought he had a humongous body... then I realized it's not a full size truck.

muttley
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#1577556 - 01/02/20 09:46 AM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: OXN]
Va Hunter Offline
Addicted

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 676
Loc: Drakes Branch
City or County: Charlotte
My oldest daughter has been on a roll. 2 bucks on opening day, 1 the day after Thanksgiving and a big doe yesterday with the 30/06 she got for Christmas.

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#1577806 - 01/02/20 11:06 PM Re: Whitetail 2019 Thread [Re: Va Hunter]
the cwa Offline
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Originally Posted By: Va Hunter
My oldest daughter has been on a roll. 2 bucks on opening day, 1 the day after Thanksgiving and a big doe yesterday with the 30/06 she got for Christmas.


Very cool stuff. 30-06 is a good round, she can get a lot done with that. Congrats to you and her.
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If you were a hotdog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?

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