My first deer of 2017

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  1. neorubio

    neorubio LSB Member

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    Well, this is my first thread, so I´ll try to do it well:

    Two weeks ago I hunted what could be the best deer I have. I was with a cousin of mine big hunting in Spain (for those who doesn´t know where I´m from). We had an assigned place where we could see hundreds of meters, very nice place but I realised that the closest shot I could try would be at 200 meters (220 yards)(I´ll try to upload a picture). We arrived at around 8am, everything was frozen (only -2ºC), but we were prepared for it. During the hunt we could see many doe (around 40. We were allowed to shoot them but I never do it if I´m not going to be able to keep the meat), and 2 deer but not too good, very young and quite far away, so I didn´t even think about it. We were about to leave after 4 hours (I had unloaded my rifle actually), when my cousin saw with his binoculars 3 big deer coming in. I had to load my rifle again and stay without moving for 10 minutes. Then the deer starting moving left and I was about to miss my chance. I checked the distance: 280 meters (306 yards), so put my rifle on a "Y-shaped" tree branch and thought: "ok, I´m aiming for the neck. If I miss the deer goes away uninjured, I hit it, it goes down on the spot". Put the ballistic torret of my scope at that distance, zoomed in, aimed for the top part of the neck, and bang!

    I didn´t know if I had missed at first because of the trees and bushes, so I went to check and there it was. The problem was that if was very heavy and we couldn´t move it up the hill, so we had to cut it into pieces to take them to the car little by little (6 times I had to go, I almost died! but that´s part of the hunting too).

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  2. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Great story and a beautiful trophy too. Congratulations.
     
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  3. Cazz

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    Wow, very nice! Congratulations.
     
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    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Red Deer! Beauty!.... I thought 6 trips with a deer seemed pretty extreme. Our deer you can carry around under your arm. lol
     
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    Great deer, congrats and lots of meat!!
     
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    That is a DANDY for sure and a GOOD ON YA for that!!! BANG BANG!!
     
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  7. djones

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    holy crap dude, THAT'S A DEER!!!
    what did you shoot it with?
     
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  8. neorubio

    neorubio LSB Member

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    Thank you!!

    Its body was like a horse´s, and the problem was the steep ground...very very steep actually, and I´m not that young any more, you know...lol

    Yes, I´ll make "chorizos" with the meat. I´ll show them to you when they´re done ;)
     
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  9. neorubio

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    Oh, yes, I forgot. I used my dear Haenel Jaeger .308WM, with Hornady SST 150gr. Scope: Swarovski z6i 2.5-15x56 bt Really accurate rifle, bullet and scope.
     
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  10. Ratdog68

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    Outstanding !! That beast'll fill the freezer! Nice shot.
     
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  11. neorubio

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    Thank you!! ;)

    It was the third deer I hunt this season and I think I´d need to buy a new freezer if the season didn´t end in 2 weeks.
     
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    Beautiful trophy!
     
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  13. neorubio

    neorubio LSB Member

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    Thank you!! I´ll try to upload some pictures when it´s ready on my wall ;)
     

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