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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Last minute doe this evening

I'm a bit miffed with myself... I typed this out once before but hit preview instead of post! My wife, after putting in a ton of effort over the last three years, finally connected with a doe this evening near the end of the day. She has had a couple other opportunities over that time, missed two deer, but finally tonight was her night. After a very coooold morning and seeing a few deer, including a spike, we decided around 3:45 that enough was enough and we were just going to hunt our way out of the woods back to the car. We were following an old quad path out across a powerline, and about halfway across I noticed a deer on the edge of the woods heading for the path. She started running out the path straight away, but I managed to get her to stop about 110 yards away, broadside. My wife took her time because of the distance and the fact that she was shooting offhand, and I really thought that the deer was going to take off without a shot. But when that gun went off, the deer hit the deck. We made our way up to the deer, and it turned out she had hit a bit higher than I wanted, just at the top of the lungs and into the spine. She and I were a little bummed that the deer hung around for a bit after the shot; a nice quick kill is always the best way to to things, but for a 110 yard shot off hand I am more than happy with her shot placement. I am immensely proud; she put in the work for her first deer and it finally paid off for her!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 08:29 PM
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Congrats to Mrs. Psychobeagle.....Thatís a long shot offhand.

I had Mrs. Brownie in a blind last night.....she shot at a deer with the .243, but I had her chair set back too far in the blind. The barrel didnít quite clear the outside of the blind. She killed the deer, and my ears are just about done ringing 30 hours later.
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Congratulations.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 08:56 PM
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The barrel didn’t quite clear the outside of the blind. She killed the deer, and my ears are just about done ringing 30 hours later.
Ouch! Kind of like shooting next to someone with a muzzle break.

Psychobeagel12... Good write up. Congrats on connecting!
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Why wasn't a finishing shot taken if it was needed?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 06:55 AM
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Congrats to her.

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Congrats to the Mrs. on her last day deer. Thanks for sharing....


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That's how you get it done congrats
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Congrats on your first deer and a great shot.
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Finished with a knife rather than a shot. I don't like how ugly things get when you shoot them up close; much easier to let her bleed out quickly with a knife IMO.
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