GUN back from my first hunt

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  1. DrewDown

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    Had my first hunt this morning and had a blast. The tag was for Antlered White Tail Cous deer. My two buddies I went with also work with me so we all got early reliefs at work and left at 5 am. We were set up and glassing as the sun came out. My friends spotted a about 9 deer/does and damn I was impressed. They would tell me exactly where to look and it really takes some experience to spot them. They'd say "See that barrel cactus, well about 5 yards to the right of it" and i'd stare and stare and finally see some movement and spot. It wass cool though. So they found one spike buck but passed on it. Then we spotted this one and decided to go after it. My one friend stayed on the hill and guided me and the other friend in. Ended up makin the shot at just under 500 yards.


    Here is the rifle chillin as the sun comes up
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    Me posing with the buck
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    by the time we packed it out and quartered it, it was about 12. My friends decided to help a guy they know who was hunting in the same area. He had drawn a tag 6 years in a row and never made a kill. I went along and helped glass, and believe it or not i spotted the one he killed. It was only a spike but he was really excited. Here's me glassing

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    and my buddy taking a break! ahah.

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    All in all I had a great time. Just got home and I'm exhausted, gotta be back up early for work. Let me know what you guys think!
     
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    Awesome. Glad ya got one, pretty nice looking one.
     
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    great looking first kill.

    i'd hate to have to quarter a deer though. and hunt in that heat. PITA if you ask me. Much nicer to, after a morning of freezing your ass off in the snow, stick your hands in that warm carcass and dress that motherfucker and drag it out, not worrying about the meat spoiling. :drool:
     
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    The_Ratt Hedepnaw

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    Nice job :h5:

    I want to go out and do some killing of furry critters, never been.
     
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    srsly? never?
     
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    Look where I live.
     
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    so? all the rest of you FIBTAB's come up here and use our land to hunt on :rolleyes:
     
  8. DrewDown

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    Thank you sir! :)


    It was a pretty big pain because he was way high up on a ridge and it was covered in ocotillo which are like huge V shaped bushes with big ass spines/thorns (you can see them in the background of the second picture). Towards the top they were pretty much wall to wall. My arms are so scraped up. Ended up just dragging it down the ridge and getting the truck as close as possible and then found a spot to quarter it up.

    It was chilli in the morning but by the time I started the stalk I had just stripped down to a short sleeve shirt which was a big mistake. Laying on all the rocks and brushes was painful. When i made the shot I was laying prone on a decline and shooting uphill. The bi-pod didnt have near enough elevation. And every time I adjusted the zoom on the scope it would effect the eye relief. Def. tested my skills. Made it all the more rewarding tho.
    If you have some friends to show you the ropes like I did it makes it a whole lot less frustrating.

    Thanks again guys
     
  9. Paul Revere

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    that looks like fun. ive never been hunting :o
     
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    being an ex Iowan and now Kansan it seems so weird to see deer hunting done in t shirts lol. (it's usually pretty fucking cold for deer season here)

    congrats on the kill, did you field dress it yourself or watch it done since it was your 1st?

    1/2 the fun is cutting the bastard open imo lol
     
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    Nice kill. What kind of rifle are you using?


    I'm hopefully going to slay a south carolina whitetail tonight. :x:
     
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    Specs on gun? That's a nice looking rifle.

    Nice deer too.
     
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    Probably illegal in CA.
     
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    Lookin' good dude. What kind of bullet did you end up going with?
     
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    He would instruct me and let me do some but he still did a lot of it.

    Good luck!
    Rifle is:
    Remington 700 platform .308
    Stiller Tac30 action
    Brux Barrel
    McMillan A5 stock
    Jewel HVR trigger
    Acc International mags
    CDi precision bottom metal
    Badger Ordnance rings
    Leupold Mk 4 4.5-14x50 scope


    Thanks dude. Stuck with the 168gr sierra
     
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    Kickass!
     
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    hunting, no.

    hunting with lead ammo? yes.
     
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    no that's only in condor range, which is from san jose south more or less, north of that your g2g with lead.
     
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