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Old July 25th, 2017, 02:20 PM #21
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67, what round are you using? It sounds like a big rifle and the deer look small and the last one ran a long ways. I'm just surprised they didn't drop faster.
I'm currently using a 3" 12ga Remington accutip in a marlin 512. The first two does had milk that was drying up, they were about 75 and 70lbs. The third one was a 1.5 yo and about 65 lbs.

As for the shot on the third one it was just left of center in the front of the chest. It took out one lung length wise. Total distance she ran after the shot was less then 50 yards. I typically stick to vitals instead of dropping them with head/spine shots. They can be tough sometimes, I've had them make it 60 yds with half their heart missing.
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07-24-2017 currently on this property we have taken 11 does in the past week. 3 of us have 3 each.


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Old July 25th, 2017, 10:14 PM #23
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I am excited, but also nervous joining the ranks of archery hunters for the first time this year. I haven't delt with high heat while hunting before. Worse I've been out in was about 80F 2 decembers ago and 80% humidity when we were having that ridiculous heat wave. Didn't see a thing then. The deer I have taken it was about 60F, 55F and 45F those days.

I guess as mentioned so long as you get them to a processor/cooled in a reasonable time. Not like it spoils in an hour and I am not hunting hours and hours away from my car.

I guess I am worried about hunting in heat and having a deer run on me and not being able to find it. ML and gun, they've all dropped within 30yds.

I am looking forward to getting qualified for Potapsco state park. One of the hunting areas is about 3/4 of a mile up my road and I telework 2 days a week. Which means I could hit the field till about 8am 2 days a week or the other way start really early and hit the field by 3 and hunt till dark + 30.
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lazarus, Practice, practice and practice and only take shots you can guarantee a good side double lung shot with your bow. If you get both lungs they normally go 50 to 75 yards and want to see if the predator is still after them and then loose oxygen and die there. If the processor is not right close take a big knife or saw and split the chest and prop open with a stick. Get two bags of ice and stuff one upfront between the shoulders and one in back next to or as close the the hams as you can.

I can't remember the butcher in AA county, but I was in there years back and watch him throwing meat on the floor as he worked. Guys were out for early Muzzleloading on the shore and would drive 3 to 4 hours back without ice with the deer just in the truck bed. He was complaining that he can't give them half the deer back as it was partially spoiled. He said if they would just invest in two ice bags they could keep their entire deer.

67, I see, you are shotgunning and I thought it was a rifle. 70 pound isn't that small, the camera must just a have a slimming value. When I hunted Harford years back I switched from Shotgun to Black Powder as I got better knock down from the soft lead hollow point and the shotgun slug would just punch a hole straight through and didn't seem to shock the same. I haven't done the research on shotgun deer rounds, but I thought they would be ballistic tipped now.
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07-27-2017, 110yds with 50cal t/c omega muzzleloader loaded with 120 gr of blackhorn 209 behind a 245 gr barnes spitfire mz.

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For those that aren't into population management by taking does he is a little something to make you itch for the season to start.



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07-27-2017, 110yds with 50cal t/c omega muzzleloader loaded with 120 gr of blackhorn 209 behind a 245 gr barnes spitfire mz.

well she didnt run very far
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07-27-2017, 110yds with 50cal t/c omega muzzleloader loaded with 120 gr of blackhorn 209 behind a 245 gr barnes spitfire mz.

I use a TC Omega as well... my load is 90gr 777 with a 250gr TC Arms Shockwave sabot. It's devastating on deer.

My ramrod also comes unseated though with each shot. A little concerning at times... if I'm in a tree and watch it fall below me after the shot.




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07-27-2017, 110yds with 50cal t/c omega muzzleloader loaded with 120 gr of blackhorn 209 behind a 245 gr barnes spitfire mz.

This looks like a button buck?
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I use a TC Omega as well... my load is 90gr 777 with a 250gr TC Arms Shockwave sabot. It's devastating on deer.

My ramrod also comes unseated though with each shot. A little concerning at times... if I'm in a tree and watch it fall below me after the shot.
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I swapped from 777 to 209 last year and couldn't be happier. I did have to change out my breach plug because I had the older style. It's almost like you were describing my gun with the way the rod self ejects.

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This looks like a button buck?
She was about 75lbs and had milk, but when i walked up on her I may have also checked her head because the way her hair had a swirl it almost looked like super tiny buttons.
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