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Thread: The Obituary...my 2016 ML deer

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    Default The Obituary...my 2016 ML deer

    He was by far the most photogenic of all deer I have had on the trail cams this fall. Nice local deer, odd rack on a rather large deer. He sure liked his apples, which will make the meat that much better.

    Unfortunately for him, he allowed himself to fall into my 'perfect hunt scenario' which is; the best deer is the one that shows up at 2:00 pm.



    A pic to show the distance from my treestand, close to 50 yds.

    (note; the red in the pic is not blood..they're red maple leaves)




    The shot placement; once again my preferred neck shot, dropped him in his tracks.

    Shot with my Traditions Pursuit .50 cal in-line.
    80 grs of T7
    330 gr Keith Nose

    Point of interest; the bullet never exited. I found it under the hide on far side. So that bullet expending all it's energy inside the deers neck, maybe 6-7" wide. Amazing damage done.



    Why do I like the 2:00 pm kill...this guy was in the barn, skinned and hung by 3:30 (note the daylight out the door).

    I've let the meat harden up over night to make the butchering a little easier in morning.

    (pardon the mess in the barn, my wife is organizing her craft stuff on the mezzanine)




    note: I'll add this pic...it shows the view from the treestand. The deer came in from the top of the pic and was shot over my left shoulder. The 2nd arrow on the right points to the scent bucket that was burning the Deer Quest 'Estrus" stick. He was looking for the source when he gave me the perfect broadside shot.




    Wraps up one of the best ML seasons I've hunted in years. The weather was perfect, the deer were moving, the Bucks were still in rut and responding to the scent sticks. All in all, one to remember.
    Last edited by MikePal; December 9th, 2016 at 06:22 AM.
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    I should also add this pic...this is the recovery method I use back in the bush. The Otter sled pulls great behind the ATV and makes it easier to haul a deer out in a wet environment. The sled is floating here.

    Also gives a better perspective on how big the deer was.

    Last edited by MikePal; December 9th, 2016 at 05:00 AM.
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    Nice job Mike! Looks like you have a good supply of meat now.

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    Good eats.....congratulations.

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    Happy for you..arrrggghhh. Can I come us my tag that is unfilled...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by line052 View Post
    Happy for you..arrrggghhh. Can I come us my tag that is unfilled...lol
    I'd be Happy to help you out Mark.....I think Fox may be hunting out back on the weekend so maybe tee up with him and I can get you set up.
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    Great story and nice pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice buck Mike! Lots of good meals on that one.

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    Way to go man!!!

    Great story and pics...

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    Congrats, that's a nice one.

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