Got My First Deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by rednecksportsman511, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    Well, I started deer hunting last season, and today was my first opportunity to hunt this rifle season. My uncle took me down to his friend's place this morning, he's got almost 1,000acres, mostly swampy land. We got down there around 10 and fished in the ~stocked~ pond. Good fishin! We caught around fifteen, biggest was a lil over 4lbs. Then we set out to a greenfield around 3. Within thirty minutes over settling in the shooting house, I looked to my right and saw a button buck browsing about thirty yards away. He was followed by three does. All four were 1 1/2 y/o. The landowner wanted us to take does and only big mature bucks. I could have taken one then, but I decided to wait and see if a momma doe would come out. While waiting for a bigger doe, at the end of the field came a 2 1/2 y/o spike, quickly followed by another spike. We sat and watched the 6 deer for a bit to see if anything else would happen. Then something spooked the four 1 1/2 y/o's. So it was just the two spikes.

    Since I had already passed up one shot, I decided that if another doe were to present itself I would take it. Around 4, the three does and spike popped back out of the woods. I got my gun up and spotted the largest-looking doe, with the scope on her, my heart was pounding. She must have been in heat cuz she ran a lil with the spikes behind her, they were real interested in her. She stopped broadside at around 100yds and I took the shot with my uncle's Winchester 7mm. Pure adrenaline. She dropped, and the rest of the deer just looked at her. The rest of 'em just went about their business looking to and from her and us. They didnt bolt til I was all the way out of the shooting house. We got her back up to the house and she weighed 90lbs. I skinned and gutted her. We got both inside tender loins, the back straps, hind quarters, and one shoulder out of her. The ballistic tip bullet made the exit-side shoulder into a bony jelly.

    What a great day-great fishing, my first deer, couldn't get much better. I know I'll continue to hunt as long as I can pick up a rifle.
     
  2. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    congrats! you will always remember your first deer
     

  3. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Ain't that fun?? Congratulations! I'm tickled to death for ya! Now you know what it's all about. I got a doe myself this morning, & I was shaking just like I'd never shot at a deer before! Boy, you wait & plan all those hours, & for that few seconds, it's just pure excitement!!:big_smile:
     
  4. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Congrats on the first harvest.

    Sounds like you had an amazing day hunting and fishing! I am jealous!

    Bet you can't wait to get the next one!
     
  5. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Congrates On Your First Deer.
     
  6. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    Hey man congrats on your first deer.
     
  7. ibohunter

    ibohunter New Member

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    congrats on your first deer, great feeling?
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Congrats on your first deer and a really great day afield
     
  9. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    thanks yall, it was an awesome feeling pulling that trigger. i had been target shooting earlier so today my shoulders pretty tender. but i tell you what-if you're lookin for a bullet that wil do some damage-use federal premiums ballistic tips.
     
  10. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    pictures to come
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    John it looks like you followed your Signature " Get-R-Done" Congrats on your first deer. Also on the fish you talked about.:cool2:
     
  12. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Congrats to you on your 1st deer John.
     
  13. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    90lb doe
    1/13/07
    Winchester 7mm
     

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  14. Denny H

    Denny H New Member

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    Good job John, sounds like you had a great day all around....
     
  15. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrats John. Fishing and first deer in one day. Don't get much better.
     
  16. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Great job man , congrats
     
  17. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    Looks like some good eating there:smile2:
     
  18. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your first deer, looks tasty.
     
  19. tkyhnt

    tkyhnt New Member

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    The fishing itself sounded like a blast at this point. Congrats on your first deer, that is one memory that you will never forget. Looks like good table fair to me.
     
  20. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Good deal! Sounds like a great day. Congrats on your first!