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#5450945 - 12/01/14 08:58 AM Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
Decided to hunt with a pistol (S&W Mod 57, .41 Mag, 6-1/2" Barrel, Open Sights) Saturday afternoon. This guy shows up at the feeder (100 yds downrange)I am no Elmer Keith, so let him pass.
Looks to be a nice 8 with antlers 3" or so outside his ears. C'est La Vie!

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#5450954 - 12/01/14 09:01 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34316
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
If you were hunting with a pistol, why didn't you set up closer to the feeder so you could make a shot? Or did you just pour out some chum closer to your position? Just curious...

Nice looking buck up

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#5450967 - 12/01/14 09:05 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: txshntr]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: txshntr
If you were hunting with a pistol, why didn't you set up closer to the feeder so you could make a shot? Or did you just pour out some chum closer to your position? Just curious...

Nice looking buck up


Same thing I was thinking LOL
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#5450977 - 12/01/14 09:08 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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Registered: 08/15/11
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I had a doe at 50 yards the other day. That was my max comfortable distance with the pistol I had on me. I thought she was going to keep getting closer, but she changed course and walked back into the woods. Doh!

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#5451032 - 12/01/14 09:22 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
To tell the truth, I took a doe Saturday morning (Picture attached)and I was tuckered out from the cleaning/skinning/quartering. It is a pretty common occurance for deer to pass about 50 yards from this blind and circle back to the feeder. The buck in the picture did that but I was half asleep and not ready when he passed by.

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#5451059 - 12/01/14 09:30 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Makes since. I had a blind once on a rocky, cedar covered ridge, deer crossed about 20' from it on the way to the feeder below.
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#5451139 - 12/01/14 10:06 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
wtr Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 552
Loc: WestCOMMATexas hunt Comanche
Should of brought your rifle with you as well. Nice buck.

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#5451150 - 12/01/14 10:11 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34316
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Originally Posted By: DH 1
To tell the truth, I took a doe Saturday morning (Picture attached)and I was tuckered out from the cleaning/skinning/quartering. It is a pretty common occurance for deer to pass about 50 yards from this blind and circle back to the feeder. The buck in the picture did that but I was half asleep and not ready when he passed by.


cheers I can understand that. Congrats on connecting with the doe. Did you take her with the pistol?

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#5451202 - 12/01/14 10:36 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
I took the doe with a Marlin 1895 45-70. Bang-Flop 143 yards. I KNOW its overkill, my place,my choice! rifle

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#5451225 - 12/01/14 10:44 AM Re: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda [Re: DH 1]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/13
Posts: 195
1/2 Inch of fat on the doe. Must be hard winter coming up 2cents

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