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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Live in Venango County. Hunting Camp in Warren County
I was out before first light. Another beautiful day for Dec. in north west PA. Sat till I couldn't sit still any more then still hunted.
A little later I moved up on three deer bedded. When they caught on to me two deer took off and one stood there, I had it in my sights at 20 yards but there was so much brush between us I couldn't tell if there were antlers and was not really sure what part of the deer my front site was on. Of course I couldn't shoot and it took off.
Kept hunting till lunch. After lunch back out and took a stand about 2pm. Not 15 minutes later I saw a doe walking toward me maybe 6o or 70 yards out. Then I saw a nother deer and another till there were 5. I picked a big one and cocked the rifle. They kept coming toward me and the big one I wanted was now the second deer in line. When they were about 30 yards out I hit the set trigger, took a breath and let half go. Then the lead deer saw me and froze. I was lined up on the doe I wanted and squeezed off. I saw her flip backward through the smoke. She dropped where I shot her. No second shot needed. I thanked her for her sacrifice and filled out my tag.
This is my second flintlock deer this year. Been a good season for me.
Both deer fell from a 50 cal. 490 PRB .015 patch over 65 GR. of FFF. The first from my Lyman deerstalker back in rifle season, the second from my great plains rifle.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
an old First Nations saying
Last edited by Buckskin Dave; 12-27-2018 at 10:31 PM.