2022 Hunting kill thread

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I have always hunted far from the trucks and quartered and carried game.

Tried the hanging and skinning method the other day.


@BJG1979 had a good time makin fun of me for being slow as crap doing it.
About 90 min skinning and quarting up.


Next deer I flopped on the ground and did my normal way.
35 min from first cut to done, skinned, quartered, straps and loins (gutless).
Also pulled the heart.
GF did not want to eat fresh deer liver.😔

He did call me a picky bastard. 🤣
 

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Perks of a uncle who owns a longliner. He replaces his line every few years and I usually grab a few shots for elk. Just need to find a road that's close and pick a drag line. 3 shots is over a mile of rope.
 

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No giant, but will add to the 3 others in the freezer. He came in not using one front leg, turns out he was shot in the shoulder blade earlier (6.5cm? LOL). Saw the weird rack, checked time, and figured cull him and have it out of the field before dark. Oh ya, my leg is broke too! 💔 shot by me with 260R...drt.
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    Well lightning struck the same place twice; I drew another NV sheep tag this year. California BH ram last year, Nelson (Desert) BH ram this year! One lucky SOB, I've been watching over my shoulder since drawing this tag as it's a super rare deal for ONE of these tags in a lifetime.
    Sheep hunting is always a special time, and I couldn't have asked for better buddies to be along with me on this one. Overwhelmingly grateful for the experience and the journey, the harvest is the cherry on top.
    Damn, best go buy some lotto tickets...😀
    Congratulations, there is nothing, I mean nothing that compares to having a sheep tag in yer pocket.
     
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    I hope to someday know the feeling. Preferably while I can still hunt them somewhere other than the highway.
    It's a dream of most, if not all big game hunters for sure. I really do feel grateful, not just for the luck, but the timing in my life where I really enjoyed and appreciated the experiences and time with the buds.
     
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    One of my son's first deer with a bow and his first year bowhunting. He shot his first deer when he was 13 with my 6.5 grendel and I remember when he got the shakes after. He called me after he shot this buck at 6 yards while hunting on the ground. He was just as excited or more on this deer at 23 as he was for his first one.

    His truck has a 6.5' bed. Wish I had a scale, had to be 250-275 lbs. My son is 6'-2" and 225.
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    First buck with a bow is a big feeling. He's shooting the right setup too. Love me some heavy single bevel arrows.

    Im headed out in the morning for my first Kansas hunt. Its a gun hunt but hopefully I'll have a big whitetail to post up on here sooner than later.
     

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    only took does this year. Got my 16yo nephew lined up on a whitetail at 190 yards. Windy as all hell, 20-25mph.

    He ended up with a neck shot, combination of wind and a pulled shot. Needs far more trigger time to get used to it. His 25-06 did well though.

    I took a mule at 320 yards, with a 30mph cross wind. Preaching to my nephew to think about the wind when it’s time to shoot, I somehow blanked out on the wind. So ended up with a neck shot as well. Looks like I also need more practice.
     
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    First buck with a bow is a big feeling. He's shooting the right setup too. Love me some heavy single bevel arrows.

    Im headed out in the morning for my first Kansas hunt. Its a gun hunt but hopefully I'll have a big whitetail to post up on here sooner than later.
    Those Iron Wills are pricey, but they sure do penetrate. He is lucky there wasn't a bigger tree behind that buck or he would have needed a chainsaw to get it back.
     
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    Got a doe a few weeks ago, first archery deer in 3 years and first deer with the Annihilator broadhead. Pretty severe quartering away shot, took out two ribs in and out. She went 25 yards, spun twice, and went down. I don't think I have had an archery kill that died so fast. They really punch a hole.
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    A coyote that came too close last Wednesday morning. Fog was so thick that I could barely see 20-50 yards until after 9. I carry the Ruger just for yotes, cats, and coons. The CCI min-mags dropped her on the first shot to the chest, added another and one to the head though. I expected her to run.
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    my brother shot a doe in the backyard last nite. other than the small buck i shot in the neck some years back, it's the first actual bang-flop i've seen, broadside about halfway down just behind shoulder, just dropped like a sack of potatoes, no kicking no nothing. nosler ballistic tips. sorry no pics.
     

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    Farmer called while he was planting beans. Just a tick over 200y. 6 Creed does amazing work.
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    6 Creed barked again during KY Rifle season.

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    223 took 2 down w Hornady 73g Critical Defense.
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    Wife took hers out with Ol Trusty 308.
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    First blood drawn with the 6.5 PRC yesterday evening. Filled an anterless tag on a decent sized doe at 211 yards. The factory 147s do a pretty godd job. Imapct velocity was about 2575. First picture is the exit. Internally the holes are about the same.
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    Momma and a yearling taken at the same time
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    This poor little guy had the bad luck of crossing my path on the last day of the season. Had it been earlier in the month he'd have been left alone.
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    Yeah, he's a big damn deer. Those split brows on both sides are awesome, his bases are 7 1/2" and he's 24" inside spread.

    No, I knocked mine down with a high frontal neck shot at 90yds with a Grendel bolt gun/ultra 7. I shot a doe +/- 5 seconds later while she was looking around to see what happened to him. I wanted to wait for better shot but that doe knew something was up with that weed clump and quit coming closer when she hit about 75. I was worried she'd bust me and they would haul ass. I waited just until his throat patch cleared the weeds and I plugged him right under it and he crumpled. Does kinda make me want to try archery out there next year. It would be a damn tough bow hunt though. Fuckers are spooky and could spot deer miles off out there. I bow hunt CO and AL, should probably just stick with the gun in KS if I want to continue to be successful.
     

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    my brother shot a doe in the backyard last nite. other than the small buck i shot in the neck some years back, it's the first actual bang-flop i've seen, broadside about halfway down just behind shoulder, just dropped like a sack of potatoes, no kicking no nothing. nosler ballistic tips. sorry no pics.
    It's the "off switch". Hope to have a chance to try it this season.
     

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    Nice 4-point blacktail I connected with on closing day afternoon this Wednesday. Came out into the open with an hour or so of daylight left. Heart shot from 250yds seated off the tripod. He dropped right there, got up, took 2 steps and then piled up. 140gr ELDM from a 24" 6.5 creed. Had this barrel spun up for NRL Hunter (usually hunt with a 20" .308 barrel on this setup) but was too lazy to pull it after finishing load dev.

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    Here's my lil South Texas 9pt taken this week. Shot on 10 acres with 6.5 Creed 129gr SST. Piled up in about 25yds. Found most of the bullet just underneath the skin of the far shoulder. Unfortunately both front quarters had a lot of damaged meat. I wanted a neck shot, but I couldn't get this guy to stop walking to save my life. Damn near had to yell at him, and he stopped right in the edge of the brush line where all I had was a vitals shot.


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    Hell yeah! Tractor is the best money I've spent on a vehicle.
    brother got a doe on my 5 acres. i grabbed it with the tractor, brought it up under the garage lights, raised it up to the height he wanted and he had it gutted and done with minutes. easy peasy and way too civilized.
     

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    brother got a doe on my 5 acres. i grabbed it with the tractor, brought it up under the garage lights, raised it up to the height he wanted and he had it gutted and done with minutes. easy peasy and way too civilized.
    Lighting is my issue. I normally just pull a vehicle around and use the headlights. I really need to get some tripod work floodlights
     

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    Lighting is my issue. I normally just pull a vehicle around and use the headlights. I really need to get some tripod work floodlights
    i have a couple of the elastic-strap head-mounted lights from walmart, inexpensive, hands free and pretty bright, have one or two in each vehicle. but yeah floodlights way better!