Thanks for the congrats guys. Im really digging handgun hunting. Killed a doe Tuesday with the 454 Super Redhawk at 60 yds open sights and this morning with the 44 Super Redhawk at 27 with open sights. Was using Fusion bullets in the 454, hit right behind shoulder and left an exit hole I could almost put my fist in after it turned both lungs to mush. Today the hardcast from the 44 did a nice pass through. Hit a bit low and went through upper leg/shoulder and both lungs and believe it clipped heart and exited through far upper leg. Pic is of todays doe.
Congrats on a great season! Good to know your Dad is still chasing them with you.This afternoon's hunt brought down the curtain for the season for my dad and I. He was already done with an archery buck and a nice doe this past Saturday. I was still looking for a doe and we save our doe licenses specifically for rifle season because that is our favorite of the deer seasons. Today we sat in the same stand where he got his doe on Saturday. I got off work around 1pm today and we were in the stand by 2:30pm. About an hour in my dad spotted a deer. We watched it for a bit and I looked it over to discover that it was a pretty small one so we let it go. 20 minutes after that a deer went running up across the one field that we could see and we never did get a good look at it. Around 4:30 a flock of turkeys came out of the woods and began feeding in the harvested corn field that we were set up on. There were 15 of them and we were so engrossed in watching them that two nice does slipped up within 15 yards of us before we heard them. I actually had to wait for them to get out from the stand before I could see them over the shooting rail. I had a quartering away shot at 30 yards and was using my dad's 7mm-08. At the shot, she did the classic hind leg kick of a vital shot deer. Went about 10 yards and fell over. I had about a 350 yard drag all uphill to the truck. My F-250 sits pretty high and I had a bit of a chore loading her up in there. I am sitting on the heating pad as I type.
So I finished the year with a 10 point buck from archery season, my doe, and a very hard earned fall gobbler from nearly the end of the season that is likely the nicest one that I've ever gotten. Pretty good year for us but we are both ready to be done and spend some more time with the family for the holidays. Good luck to all who are still after them.