Haven't had much time to hunt since the rut came in but I got a chance to go out yesterday afternoon. Got in the stand early, around 2:15. It was a cool and very wendy afternoon. I didn't see any action until about 5:00. I thought I heard a grunt back in the thicket behind me so I took out my Primos Long Can and used it a couple of times. Seconds later I heard a deer come crashing through the thicket and then stopped just before stepping out into the open. I hit my bleat can one more time and he stepped right out looking for a hot doe, giving me a perfect broadside shot at 25 yards. One shot to the heart with my Remington 700 .30-06 put him down after running about 40 yards away. Not a monster by any means but a decent buck and the first I have killed in four years. Couldn't be happier with this harvest.
this is my mount from my 2008-2009 season. i shot him opening week of rifle with my Remington Model 700 .30-06. got it back a few months ago and just wanted to post the final result. 11 points that scored right at 150. 17' inside spread with 12' G2s.
shot this bird here at my house in Rockingham County on opening morning. had two gobblers and three hens in the field and shot the bigger gobbler at 7:22 am. he weighed 18 lbs and had a 10 3/4' beard and 1 1/4' spurs. decent bird for opening morning hunt (:
11 pointer that i shot opening week of gun season here at my home in rockingham county. 17 inch inside spread with 12 inch G2s and 6 1/2 inch G3s. had the taxidermist do a rough gross score of 150 1/2