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I shot this buck back in Dec. of 2007. It was the first time I had made it out to hunt in 4 years.

I talked my wife into getting the boys from school so I could get in my stand out in the back 20.
I got into the stand around 3:30 and just waited (it gets dark about 5:15 that time of year) I saw two does, twins, walk past about 5 yards from me but I didn't want to shoot one that close with my 45/70 guide gun. :oops:
Then prolly about 5 pm I see out at the 100 yard mark a nice big deer. I put the scope on it and sure enough it had horns! I watched him walk straight towards me, nose up in the air sniffing. He stopped a few times but kept coming down my 4 wheeler trail. Its a long trail that goes all the way around my property a 1 mile loop. This is a nice long stretch from the stand to a corner that turns 90 degrees to the right. Off to the left is where he came up out of the woods and up from down in the lower bottom swap.
I see this boy walk up to my 50 yard line, a stump cut flush to the ground where I put corn (we are allowed to bait here) and just then take a few more steps with his nose up in the air not bothering with the corn at his feet.
I figure well since I still have the gun up and the scope has been on him the whole time I better get ready. So I pull back the hammer to fullcock from half and push off the safety.
I was hoping for the buck to turn a bit to the side or somthing but nope just kept his nose in the air. So BANG I shot, center of the chest at the white spot. Old mister buck flipped backwards 3 yards, I could see the skid marks in the dirt! He flipped about 10 yards into the woods. As I sat there watching I looked back to the 100 yard mark and there is another deer. This time a huge doe. I'm done hunting for the day and the season she can go and have babies.
Just as I'm coming up to the house to get the Kubota RTV my wife and kids get home, so my oldest son goes with me to get the buck, boy was he proud!!

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Cool story N frame with a pic to go with it.The old 45-70 makes short work of any thing dont it.I could see that deer sailing off back wards after getting wacked with it.Be like being run over by a frieght train.You can see the pride in your boys face.You got him a 30-30 yet ?How old they gotta be to hunt out there?
 

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Kool story... :mrgreen:

Sons really enjoy it when Dad gets a buck...

Here's a pic of my grandson (6 yrs old) with his Dad's deer, killed on the ranch in KY last fall,



Su Amigo,
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Yeah!

Sons like to see their dads in flashes of heroic light. Mine is almost 94 - he may be small in stature, but he's still larger than life in my eyes!

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