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It may be smaller but the rack is symmetrical, congrats. I’ve got an big 8 running around on the property, also a 10, but the 8 is so perfect he’s #1 on the hit list. I’ve got him on multiple cams during the day as recent as last Friday. Today is a “no-go”, but Tuesday it’s on......
 

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It may be smaller but the rack is symmetrical, congrats. I’ve got an big 8 running around on the property, also a 10, but the 8 is so perfect he’s #1 on the hit list. I’ve got him on multiple cams during the day as recent as last Friday. Today is a “no-go”, but Tuesday it’s on......
Good luck! Today I am out with my Charger after the nuisance squirrels by my stand. My Redhawk .44 is on my hip in case something bigger comes by.
 

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That’s a nice little rig ya got there nga.
Thanks. The squirrel that shrieks and chatters at me ran around and never stood still long enough to get a shot off. I might go back with my shotgun. 😁
 

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I’ve seen 7 does this morning..........no sign of the buck on my hit list. I probably should have dropped one them. I bet I don’t let one walk later.......
 

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I’ve seen 7 does this morning..........no sign of the buck on my hit list. I probably should have dropped one them. I bet I don’t let one walk later.......
I decided hit lists are for people on tv and with unlimited amounts of time to spend hunting. When any deer that meets my idea for the day comes within range it is game on. I do set standards, but they vary from day to day, place to place, and weaponry choice for the particular hunt. That way every deer I get is a trophy from a doe with my late dad's crossbow. To a 4 point with the muzzleloader. And my next will be with a handgun or shotgun. Why? Because I have yet in all my years of hunting killed with the shotgun. We rifle hunt here except on special draws and then we can take muzzleloader so it's just been on the back burner. Handgun? I've been successful with it, but not with the revolver. So any deer may get the slug and probably wait on a buck that is pretty decent for the pistol.
 

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I put my friend who hasn't been seeing deer in my regular stand this morning. He saw a "big buck" walking at 325yds through the trees, and a 6pt chasing does at 175yds. The meaty doe he wanted didn't step into the clear. He's excited and was back out early this afternoon.
 

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325yds through the tress??? Ha I’m lucky to see 50yds in my woods..........must be nice.
 

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325yds through the tress??? Ha I’m lucky to see 50yds in my woods..........must be nice.
Our pines were just thinned. Every other tree was harvested, and every fifth row was removed for equipment access. No underbrush has grown up yet. It's the best visibility since the pines were planted in 1998.
 

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325yds through the tress??? Ha I’m lucky to see 50yds in my woods..........must be nice.
My shot this year was 15 yards tops and last year about 20 both with a muzzleloader. We like to get to know them a little. :thumbsup:
 

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My shot this year was 15 yards tops and last year about 20 both with a muzzleloader. We like to get to know them a little. :thumbsup:

I'm with ya on that terry. I like my shots two ways, an extremely long shot for the challenge or 15yds or less. When it comes to the up close and personal shot I like to see how close they get to me before they figure out somethin ain't right. :eek:


This one made it to 11yds.
 

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