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#187065 - 12/03/17 11:40 PM Surprise Deer ...
PsTaN
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44 degrees, foggy, and the moon was still up. Not exactly good deer hunting conditions. After some coffee I decided to hunt the hogs. One of our food plots has been rooted up, so taking a hog off the property would be good.

I settled in the stand at 6 AM. The fog was so thick it was almost like rain as it dripped off everything in sight. As the sun broke I was really enjoying my first morning hunt of the year.

Out of nowhere I hear the hogs. They were up on the road and I figured it wouldnt be long before they slipped into the plantation pine and down to the SMZ where I was waiting. This plan is going to work!

Out of the corner of my eye I catch some movement back to my right. A small buck passed right into my shooting lane and stopped. I decided to pass and he moved to my left another 15 yards. At this point I see another buck following the first. Nicer horns and a bulkier body. The Ruger came up on its own and when he stopped I let the shot go. Mule kick, wobbly legs, 40 yards, and he's down. For some reason I looked back to my right and another buck was standing there. I should have waited as this fellow was really nice, but I had a deer down and plenty of work to do. I watched him trot off.

Ground shrinkage worked on the horns, but this is my first deer with the Ruger, first deer with a round I loaded, and first with a hardcast bullet. Altogether a nice morning I'll remember for years to come.

Next week I think I'll go deer hunting ... maybe some hogs will surprise me!

PsTaN

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#187066 - 12/03/17 11:48 PM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: PsTaN]
MrMcPorkchop
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Nice, congratulations !
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#187071 - 12/04/17 03:44 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: MrMcPorkchop]
REDHAWK1954
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Great morning and nice buck.
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#187072 - 12/04/17 05:01 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: REDHAWK1954]
racksmasher1
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Good shooting!

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#187075 - 12/04/17 07:31 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: racksmasher1]
45MAN
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GOOD DEAL ALL THE WAY AROUND, CONGRATS.
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#187077 - 12/04/17 07:54 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: 45MAN]
BKS
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Good deal.👍
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#187078 - 12/04/17 08:07 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: BKS]
jwp475
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Congratulations! What bullet, load, etc. ? Details!

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#187079 - 12/04/17 08:20 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: jwp475]
Ernie
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Good work!
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#187083 - 12/04/17 08:33 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: Ernie]
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Great shooting. Perfectly done! Congrats

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#187086 - 12/04/17 08:54 AM Re: Surprise Deer ... [Re: tradmark]
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Fantastic! Details, man, details!
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