[image]http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1623/cowboyfence2xsmqu4.gif[/image] Oh my sore back, we did it yesterday
This is my 30-30 woods hunting area...... tell me I need anything more in these woods.
Here is a homesteaders cabin of years gone by..... in the same area.
Well everyone, God must have been smiling down on my son and I. I used my son's Marlin 336 30-30 because I just wanted something differant to hunt with, a lever action rifle. So my son, worked on an antler that we had found the other day while hunting against a tree and several branches. I was laying low, so I could see under all the heavy timber and branches..... and off thru the trees I saw him, with his nose to the ground, heading toward a doe bleating away, saying "HERE I AM", yep we followed that bleating doe around for a bit though. Well when the bleating stopped we figured that they met up in an approx location. My son and I put the sneak on and found him and her, and the 170-gr bullet found its mark.
My son took the picture from my cell phone, wish it was more clear. Dang on the cell phone it looks better.
I have said for a long time that a 30/30 is all anyone needs for deer if you are hunting where the shots will 150 yards or less. And a .308 or 30/06 is plenty for anything a tad further off. But I am kinda set in my ways. Congratulations on your deer! Beautiful place you got.
Yup, and in La., .22 LR has probably taken more deer than 30-30, but it has been documented for 25 years that I know of -nationwide and recorded shots...30-30 is deer king...the sheer numbers of them around...us poachers not counted...table shots taken at midnight don't figure in the stats!!