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#193751 - 07/29/18 08:18 PM A milestone
wvhitman
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SSK 6.5/.284 XP, 130 gr. AB, 303 yds.
What can I say. I'm very fortunate to live in deer and (previous) groundhog paradise. It's taken a long time to achieve this, but I'm livin' a dream that keeps me young at heart.

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#193752 - 07/29/18 09:30 PM Re: A milestone [Re: wvhitman]
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#193753 - 07/29/18 10:12 PM Re: A milestone [Re: Franchise]
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There aren't many hunters with that many deer under their belt, period, let alone with a handgun.
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#193754 - 07/29/18 10:15 PM Re: A milestone [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Congrats, Doc! Very impressive!
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#193755 - 07/30/18 06:14 AM Re: A milestone [Re: KRal]
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AMAZING!!!!!!!!

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#193756 - 07/30/18 06:15 AM Re: A milestone [Re: wvhitman]
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#193757 - 07/30/18 07:28 AM Re: A milestone [Re: 500WE]
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DOC: KEEP SHOOTING AND KEEP COUNTING.
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#193759 - 07/30/18 10:57 AM Re: A milestone [Re: 45MAN]
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Outstanding record, Doc! May you continue to add to it.
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#193760 - 07/30/18 11:14 AM Re: A milestone [Re: Russell]
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I'm hoping Doc will write a book soon. He is a treasure trove of handgun hunting information.

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#193761 - 07/30/18 11:46 AM Re: A milestone [Re: Seminole Wind]
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Wow, you've killed more deer than I've seen.

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#193762 - 07/30/18 11:49 AM Re: A milestone [Re: Teep]
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Awesome, Larry.
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#193764 - 07/30/18 02:45 PM Re: A milestone [Re: Gregg Richter]
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Hey Doc.... Congratulations but I have to ask if you get people who question the amount of your kills?? And what you say to them..
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#193766 - 07/30/18 04:56 PM Re: A milestone [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Can't you guess?
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#193768 - 07/30/18 09:27 PM Re: A milestone [Re: Teep]
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Pretty impressive Doc!

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#193769 - 07/30/18 09:39 PM Re: A milestone [Re: Teep]
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If every deer averaged 3.5 feet it makes this a "Mile-and-a-half-stone" of deer end to end .... more than a Milestone.

Hats off you you, Sir.


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#193770 - 07/30/18 11:37 PM Re: A milestone [Re: PsTaN]
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James, I do get a fair # of people doubting my numbers. I tell them a respect a person who knows their limitations. Mostly I could care less. I have records of most kills going back 35+ years. I know what I've done and I'm proud of it.
Thanks guys for the nice comments.

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#193771 - 07/31/18 06:18 AM Re: A milestone [Re: wvhitman]
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Vary Nice. Congratulations.
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#193776 - 07/31/18 08:35 AM Re: A milestone [Re: bluecow]
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What an example and inspiration you are. We should all keep good records, and what I like is that you are still at it and making such fine long range shots. Congratulations Doc.

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#193778 - 07/31/18 10:07 AM Re: A milestone [Re: Teep]
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Very impressive number and even more so with a handgun. Now if you move the decimal 3 places to the left, that's my number....

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#193781 - 07/31/18 02:23 PM Re: A milestone [Re: ruger4570]
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Great job Doc! Surely no one had done that with a handgun & perhaps less than a handful with a rifle. You've done it the right way, YOUR WAY! You don't have to answer to anyone, those that know you don't question the numbers, just keep having fun & staying young.

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#193782 - 07/31/18 02:41 PM Re: A milestone [Re: sixshot]
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Outstanding -- Congratulations! Well done......

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#193786 - 07/31/18 09:03 PM Re: A milestone [Re: wvhitman]
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Doc, Truely amazing. Congratulations.
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#193787 - 07/31/18 11:12 PM Re: A milestone [Re: billa]
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I can?t even imagine killing that many-Congrats!!!
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#193788 - 08/01/18 02:58 AM Re: A milestone [Re: wvhitman]
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Wow! Amazing milestone! Congrats! Thank you for sharing your experience with various rounds and bullets along the way. I've been a "follower" since your chapter in the book Hunting for Handgunners. We have all benefited greatly from your experience.
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#193895 - 08/12/18 05:49 PM Re: A milestone [Re: wvhitman]
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Congrats. When the Sixgunner was being published, I would look forward to your stories. I can't imagine many guides have been part of that many successful hunts.

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#193917 - 08/14/18 01:09 PM Re: A milestone [Re: Teep]
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congrats Doc, hope to be reading about your exploits for many years to come.
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#194264 - 09/07/18 12:58 PM Re: A milestone [Re: cfish2]
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congrats hitman! if i get one a year with handgun i am tickled can only imagine 2400!!

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