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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Ima Clarkonian!
My son and I went to a friend's property in 1A last night He opted to sit in a ground blind in the old pasture field and I set up about a 100 yards behind him in the woods in a ladder stand. After about 30 minutes, I spied a deer to my right feeding on acorns. I was starting to shift the gun when it picked up its head and I saw antlers. Turned out to be a little 3 pt. About a minute later, another deer appeared 50 or so yards below me. I could see it was a fawn and as I was raising my binocs, momma came into view. I got on her and at the shot, she didn't seem to react like I hit her at all. She bounded out of sight, head and tail up. I was sitting there wondering how I missed her. I decided to wait a few minutes before getting down. The fawn returned to where she had been then ran off the same direction the doe took. After a couple minutes, the buck reappeared and walked over to where I had shot at the doe. He put his nose to the ground and was sniffing around like a dog. I climbed down and when I got to where she was standing, I found some hair and a little bit of blood. The hair looked white and the blood looked almost like a strip of fat. I'm thinking I hit her low in the brisket. I began walking the direction she went and found 2 more little pieces of fatty blood. As I was poking around with my nose to the ground I was texting my son telling him I thought I had shot low and just grazed her. I picked my head up and looked about 10 yds to the side of me and there she lay. I had drilled her right through the rib cage and through both lungs. She had only run about 15 yards from where I shot her. Pretty good sized doe and she had white feet to boot. My son saw 7 different bucks from that ground blind. The only doe he saw was being chased by a huge 8 pt and he couldn't get a shot at her. He was losing his mind.
I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.