Here's my story........Friday was a total mind blower with the 11" of snow we got in Ontario Country. Two of us spent 7-8 hours moving snow, gettin cars/trucks/boats stuck and unstuck. (the boat is still stuck and will have to wait till the ground is frozen) We put up a ladder stand that will have to be moved AGAIN as I made an honest mistake and discovered it early afternoon yesterday while perusing OnX, my bad.
Oh and we had the Great swan roundup for my buddies PIA birds. Myself and another guest got them up to the barn and the one on my side made a break for it.......I cornered him into the side of the barn. The 11" of snow helped to slow the big SOB down. I tackled him and carried him into his cell (horse stall) where he/she will spend the 5-6 months with its partner.
Saturday was a bust for me. I should have known better than to go where I went with the winds that were forecast, all I saw was one doe all day. I'd rather not even think about what a dumb move that was.......
So today was a different story. I made it to my spot by 6:30 despite the terrible snow conditions. Around 6:55 I spotted a lone deer way out in a mowed field, probably 400 yards and heading parallel to my position. He disappeared for a hew minutes and I thought I'd never get a crack at him. I watched for him to appear at one of my two possible shooting lanes and he went to the better of the two......sunrise today was 7:07am, exact time I shot him.
Approx. 150 yard shot, .243 with Barnes 80gr TTSX, 8pt and dressed weight of 198lbs.
I let him lay for about an hour before gutting him in hopes of a crack at a good doe. I did see one but the shot was just a touch sketchy so I passed. I didn't need a rodeo.......
I have one buddy who has a great sense of humor, he sent me this picture and I should have sent it to Bizzy, he'd get a kick out of it.