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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Llewellyn, Schuylkill Co, 4C
Re: Odd/funny happenings while hunting
I have a very large family and normally have about 15 to 20 relatives hunting the same general area as I do. The second day of rifle season is when we all get together to put on drives.
A few years ago, In '03 I think, we had quite a bit of action in the morning. I went in around 11 or so to grab a bite to eat and refill the water bottles. Got back out around 12:30, parked and walked down to the railroad bed. Saw 2 guys about 200 yards down the tracks and with the binoculars was able to identify them as my uncle and cousin.
I got on the 2-way radio and gave my uncle a holler and found out that they were just setting up for another drive going the other way and that I should head back in a bit and post in an area that there were no standers.
The conversation lasted maybe 30 seconds. I turn around and there is a deer crossing the tracks not 35 yards away. Medium size doe, I was going to let it walk, but instead of hightailing it out of there, it walked into the bush and came up parallel to the tracks at about 25 yards.
Here we go! Rifle up, sights on, squeeze.... She was taking a step with the onside front leg as the gun went off. shattered the elbow, centered the lungs, top of the heart gone. The amazing part was that she was standing directly in front of a small maple tree that forked about 5 1/2 feet up. She leaped straight in the air and got stuck in that tree. 2 kicks and it was over.
My uncle gives me a yell "Did you get it?". I say "Yep, but you gotta get up here and see this."
Don't let the name fool Ya!