Best hunt of my life. Finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to get an elk. All 3 of us tagged out on our last day of the trip. 6.5 Creedmoor at 315 yards. 4.3 mile stalk in the dark up 1000'. Will have a full freezer this year.
Finally got my archery tag filled tonight, but the best part of the story is my time spent with him two days ago. The morning of the 10th, I watched this guy recklessly chase in (almost got hit by a damn car crossing the road), bed down with, and then get up and breed a doe in the field in front of me at 40 yards. Watched the two of them (or at least the grass patch where they were bedded) for nearly 2.5 hours, and then they both trotted off in the wrong direction. A few calling attempts got his attention, but he followed after his sure thing without a care in the world. His luck changed tonight, and I got him in front of me at 19 yards.
Got my first bull on day 3, Wyoming public land.
581 yards with my 300WM shooting 220gr ELDX. It ran about 50 yards into the timber.
First buck antelope at 260 yards. 300WM and 200gr ELDX. Dropped on the spot.
2020 Opening day of rifle deer. Heart shot at 74 yards off hand. DT SRS A2 in 6.5 CM, shooting 120 gn ELDMs. While I couldn’t eat the heart from mine, my friend got a buck 10 min later and gave me the heart. Tonight we’re having Venison Heart a la Rinella.
The last few days has been good for the 450 bolt gun and I here in MI. Shot the 8 point November 15th and 13 point on November 17th. Lots of history with the 13 point and even found his shed this spring.
knocked one down Tuesday afternoon in South Georgia. 9 pt 150 yards with my 264 win mag that morning got a 10 pt and my buddy got a small 8 and his daughter got her first kill on a pig, had both bucks on my camera
Had the whole pile of pigs come out @ 83 yards from me. It was way past sunset but I could still make out the silhouettes. Started quartering to me from right to left. Put a 168 FGMM through the head/neck area and came out on shoulder of opposite side. DRT!!!
FN SPR .308
22.5" Shilen select match
Minox ZP5 3-15
Killed this about 20 or so minutes ago. #8 for the season.
35 yard shot with pictured S&W 1076 10mm and 180gr Extreme plated hp over 10.7gr Blue Dot.
He ran about 35 more yards to the wood line, gave me a nasty look and flopped over.
Perfect broadside, bullet entered about an inch below the muzzle in the pic and stopped under the hide on the opposite side.
Will post pics of recovered bullet post autopsy.
They give us residents 5, 3 unrestricted buck & 2 doe, with our liscense.
We have the option to purchase 4 more doe and 2 restricted buck tag at $5 a pop.
As a bonus due to there being an over population of does they've given us two extra doe tags free the past two years.
Lots of folks dont/cant hunt but like deer meat. Once I get my supply I give the rest away to people in my church and at work.
First a correction: the bullet was a Berry's Hybrid, not an Extreme.
Recovered bullet from this morning's kill top left. Grazed a rib on entry and exit that sheared off one petal but other than that it was soft tissue all the way.
Bullet on bottom left is also a 180gr Berry's that I dug out of my 1st kill of the season. This one hit more bone.
Bullet on the right is a 200gr hard cast WFNGC that I'll try next.
Two bucks taken tonight, 4x4 on the right is mine and 5x5 on the left. Buddy got a doe and that buck few minutes apart, seen a bunch on the quarter he was on. 1 quarter to the north we seen just this one buck before dark.
275yard shot good placement, he walked about 30yards spraying blood out with every breath, second shot just over 300yards hit him in the exact same spot. Two bullets, different distance shots, one entrance and exit. Second shot dropped it like a rock. 7RM with 140gr TTSX did the job well.
First time hunting in a blind this week, and while didn’t see much in that quarter I am satisfied with what I got. Was hoping my 14 year old nephew would take a shot, but he is shy of my rifles and not comfortable over 150yards. At least he got to be there to witness the shots, and all that comes with getting the deer ready to butcher.
Here’s my 2020 WY bull...”Old Stumpy”. Put in about 93 miles total of hiking around, and only spotted a handful of elk the whole season. Got this old bruiser on the 2nd to last day of season out hunting with my Pops. It happened crazy fast! Spotted him crossing a game trail we were following and I took a single standing offhand shot. CA MPR in 6.5 PRC shooting the 147gr ELD-M went right in the boiler room, blew a chunk out of his heart, and zipped right through the opposite side. He took maybe 5 steps and dropped DRT! He’s no monster bull, but he’s gonna provide a lot of good meat for my family!!!
First year to hunt with the 6.8 spc and suppressor.
100 grain accubond from druid hill armory.
18in ARP and straight threw a Rex silentium MGX. He never heard it coming and was DRT. Funny thing is this deer did a complete backflip when hit. Landed on his back facing the opposite direction. It was kinda weird.