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Postby lotsip81 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:44 pm

kyle44mag, you still running around the forums? Do you learn how to make any new things to make out of you hunting expeditions?
"Guns don't kill people, People do!"
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Postby kyle44mag » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:15 pm

Yes Im here. I just havent been posting in a while. I am drying out some turkey feet to make into coat habgers as per Field & Stream's instructions.

Thank you

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Postby agonist » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:53 pm

I took my first whitetail last saturday. Yummy!
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Postby beltbuckle » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:41 am

I'm late but Congrats! Buck or doe? I'm assuming a doe since you didnt give a point and spread.......



What did ya take it with?

Shot placement?



Details man, details...
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Postby agonist » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:58 pm

A doe. Youngish but okay size. I felt I had to take what I could get this year. My partner and I got permission to hunt some private land from one of our customers. 86 hardwood acres along a ridge with a good size stream running down into 2 good size ponds. We weren't able to do much scouting first and had already missed rifle season and were now into muzzleloader.

We went into the woods around 5:30 with shooting time being 7:20. We had a full moon that night and it was bright enough to see through the scope on the CVA Wolf I was carrying.

We worked our way in low and about halfway up the slope I found a low boulder to back up to that gave me a pretty good view so I settled in. My partner went about 200 yds further up into a little boulder garden he had found.

I sat silent, seeing and hearing nothing but a coule of frisky squrrels until around 9:15. It was cold as hell and as sometimes I have trouble with my hands and feet my partner radioed down to me to ask how I was doing. I said I was alright and that I thought I had heard a few noises and I wanted to wait a bit longer before moving at all.

About 15 minutes later I realized my toes were numb and I was pretty freakin' cold most likely due to that thought being put in my head. So I radioed back that I figured I had better stretch my legs and get my circulation going.

I stood up and set my rifle against a tree so I could take a leak. Just as the last drop hits the ground I hear a twig snap and see movement off to my left and there was a healthy looking doe with a good sized skipper in tow about 20 yds away. I froze as they made their way past, quartering up the hill now directly behind me. In a fluid motion I reached for my rifle and continued to turn around. I put her in my crosshairs as she walked on and when she made a clear spot I said "HEY"! She stoppped and I fired from 40 yds entering her left front shoulder, hitting the heart and exiting her right shoulder breaking both. She took 2 leaps and went down unable to move as the skipper ran off. I quickly reloaded my rifle and radioed my friend. I took several steps closer then fired a finishing shot at her raised head entering the inside corner of her right eye.



Then I buttoned up my pants.





All in all a fullfilling experience and I couldn't be more pleased.

The CVA Wolf turned out to be a great rifle and I used a 265gr. saboted bullet with 100gr. American Pioneer powder charge which performed excellently.
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