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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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2010 Venango County - 1st handgun buck!

I was out for my 3rd season with my S & W model 629 topped with 2x Pentax scope. I shot my buck at 15 feet. I primarily am an archery hunter but I feel a handgun is just the same if not more of a challenge than a bow. I hunted an area so thick no rifle hunter would even consider being in a spot with only a 20 yard shot. I double lunged him using a 240 JSP and he ran about 80 yards. Since I was in the middle of the gamelands I decided for the evening hunt to just stay close to the truck-about 35 yards away from the parking lot. There was nobody around. 15 minutes into my afternoon hunt he crossed the road and headed straight for my tree. I stopped him with a mouth bleat and like remote control he turned broadside and froze with front hoof in the air. I will tell you at 15 feet all you see is hair through the scope. It all happened so fast but I remember watching the little hole the bullet made as it hit him. I knew I made a good shot.



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Re: 2010 Venango County - 1st handgun buck!

Very nice buck Huntfishguy. I too hunt Venango County with a handgun. Still looking. Doc in Pa.
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Wow, that is awesome!! Congrats!!
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Congrats
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way to go!!!!!!

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CONGRATS!
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thanks guys.

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very nice!
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Fantastic - and congratulations! Next year, loose the scope and do it Double Action!

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Awesome! Congrats

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