View Full Version : Our Opening Day in Texas
11-15-2003, 06:27 AM
Actually it was the weekend before opening day on a ranch with management permits tha allowed us to use rifles during bow season. Shot while stalking at about 90 yards with a Remington 25-06 with 140 grain nosler tip bullets in Albany, Tx, About 50 miles NE of Abeline. I did not shoot it in the neck on purpose. He was quartering away and I aimed behind his left shoulder and the wound you see in the picture is a dime size exit wound. Dropped him where he stood. Should not be to hard to fix though. I am going to take my first shot at mounting this one myself. I figure since it is not a monster that if I screw it up I can always just make a horn mount out of it.We were on a management hunt that I won in a drawing from a hunting club I belong to. My boys went with me and both of them managed to take there first deer. Both does with only one shot. We also were allowed to take a couble of 200+ LB hogs. The hogs were actually harder to find than the deer. This ranch has more deer than I have seen in a long time. And big ones too. We saw 10-12 140-170 class deer in the 2 days we were there. I could not shoot them thouugh unless I wanted to part with about $4000.00 and I don'nt have that deep of pockets. But this buck scored 120 B&C, is about 5 years old, and had a huge 22-1/2" neck but as you can see from the picture a little stubby nose. Only 6-1/2" fron the tip of the nose to the eye. Kind of strange looking. Got a couple more hunts lined up this season. Just hope that they are as good. The best part of the hunt was watching my kids though. If I had not been able to get anything it would have been OK just seeing them get theirs. Take your kids hunting. You will never experience anything more satisfying. If you do you already know what I am talking about. If not give it a try. My dad did not take me alot because he thought it was to much trouble. And it is alot of trouble. It's worth the extra frustration though of spooking deer, keeping up with extra items that they can't find or keep up with themselves, them getting tired or bored fast, etc. just to see the look on their face. Good Hunting.
11-15-2003, 06:38 AM
My 12 year old with his first deer. They both used a Browning .243 with 100 grain partition tip bullets. Both shots were about 50-60 yards and both were one shot kills. Taking alot of trips to the range really pays off. Especially with kids.
11-15-2003, 06:40 AM
Here is the picture
11-15-2003, 06:42 AM
And this is my 11 year old. Does'nt he look happy. He never smiles for any pictures.
11-15-2003, 06:48 AM
A different angle of my buck. Also can anybody tell me how to post more than one picture on a single post?
11-15-2003, 03:19 PM
Congrats!!! Glad to see that all three of ya were able to harvest a nice deer.
11-15-2003, 06:32 PM
Congratulations to you and your boys. They did real good.
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11-16-2003, 03:09 AM
Nice one, but I know what you mean about those kiddo's there. My daughter got her first when she was 9 with my 25/06. It wwas thought to have been a doe and we found out it actually was a weird horned 3 point after the shot. Up at our place in Palestine those deer don't come out and pose for you to look them over. They are on a mission to get on across our pastures to the other side. You have to act quick if your looking to get one of them or you just out of luck.
I see you have Houston area noted in your loaction, if your interested sometime maybe we could get together and bust a cap or two. I shoot over at the Lake Houston Gun Club there on Garrett road. I generally will be over there after the first of the year working up something or another. shoot me a note if your interested. You can bring those boys too. IT will defianately help them out for future hunts.
Mike / Tx
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11-20-2003, 07:39 PM
I posted a picture of my mount for this deer that I did myself on the Taxidermy page.
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