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Old 11-08-2009, 07:38 PM
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Team: HandCannon Coalition
11-5-09
5:30 p.m.
Screven County, (private land)
TC Contender, .375 JDJ, 14 inch scoped barrel
225 Hornady SP / H4895 / CCI BR2 / 2205 MV
70 yd shot.
Doe, 107 lbs.
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Climbed a favorite gum tree on the SE corner of a food plot just inside some oaks right at 4:00 p.m. Was entertained by lotsa squirrel activity in my immediate vicinity for an hour. They were in the trees, jumping around, on the ground, chasing each other, making all sorts of normal racket. Just before 5:00 pm, I heard a squirrel getting irritated at something in the bottom/swampy/bedding area off to my right side. Sure enough, I start hearing crunchy footsteps coming my way. Saw several deer coming through the woods a minute later. Eased the hammer back and watched. I glimpsed 5 just inside the woods around 25 yds from me. No horns and they were not at all nervous. The two yearlings bounded into the food plot and started chowing down on the wheat/oats/rye/blue lupine (but not the Trophy Radishes??) mix I'd planted in late September. #3 doe and #4 doe followed. The largest doe waited a minute and then eased out. I watched as they fed at an angle away from me, thinking they might have a buck on their trail. Not a once did they look back from where they had come from. Gave it a few minutes, cranked my scope to 4 power and waited on the biggest doe to give a good shot angle. She was going from right to left, quartering away slight with her left leg forward when I dropped the hammer. Sight picture was centered behind her front leg inline with the opposite shoulder. At the shot, she jumped, did a 180 and ran back from where she'd come from. I could see the exit hole on her right side as she headed to the trees. Piled up just inside the woodline.
Bullet performance was excellent.

Got down, dragged her to my stand, took pics and texted Forkhorn to let him know we were finally on the board!
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:05 PM
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good job sakol61r nice deer and story
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Team: HandCannon Coalition
11-5-09
5:30 p.m.
Screven County, (private land)
TC Contender, .375 JDJ, 14 inch scoped barrel
225 Hornady SP / H4895 / CCI BR2 / 2205 MV
70 yd shot.
Doe, 107 lbs.
Summit Viper climber

Climbed a favorite gum tree on the SE corner of a food plot just inside some oaks right at 4:00 p.m. Was entertained by lotsa squirrel activity in my immediate vicinity for an hour. They were in the trees, jumping around, on the ground, chasing each other, making all sorts of normal racket. Just before 5:00 pm, I heard a squirrel getting irritated at something in the bottom/swampy/bedding area off to my right side. Sure enough, I start hearing crunchy footsteps coming my way. Saw several deer coming through the woods a minute later. Eased the hammer back and watched. I glimpsed 5 just inside the woods around 25 yds from me. No horns and they were not at all nervous. The two yearlings bounded into the food plot and started chowing down on the wheat/oats/rye/blue lupine (but not the Trophy Radishes??) mix I'd planted in late September. #3 doe and #4 doe followed. The largest doe waited a minute and then eased out. I watched as they fed at an angle away from me, thinking they might have a buck on their trail. Not a once did they look back from where they had come from. Gave it a few minutes, cranked my scope to 4 power and waited on the biggest doe to give a good shot angle. She was going from right to left, quartering away slight with her left leg forward when I dropped the hammer. Sight picture was centered behind her front leg inline with the opposite shoulder. At the shot, she jumped, did a 180 and ran back from where she'd come from. I could see the exit hole on her right side as she headed to the trees. Piled up just inside the woodline.
Bullet performance was excellent.

Got down, dragged her to my stand, took pics and texted Forkhorn to let him know we were finally on the board!
That's my teammate y'all!!!
Guess it's my turn.

The Handcannon Coalition is in this fight!!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:14 AM
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:43 PM
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sako, congrats!!!
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Operation Bad Medicine on the board!

Weapon Used: S&W 629 Classic

Ammo Used: 225 gr. Hornady Leverevolution

Sex of Deer (# of points if buck): Nanny Doe

Details about the hunt: I went to my spot in the pines today since the wind was blowing so bad and it drizzling rain. At 4:30 I saw a big bodied deer easing through the pines and along the edge of the branch. It never came to the food plot, so I figured it was heading towards the cutover.

At 5:20 I saw another deer heading up the pines towards me. I put my rifle on it and zoomed in.. No buttons, no spikes, just a big ol' slick head.

Perfect!

I put the rifle back, got my ear plugs in and cocked the S&W. If she continued the same path, it would put her at 25 yards. Less than a minute later, she stepped out into the food plot and began to graze.

I got propped up, put the crosshairs on the tops of her shoulders and squeezed one off...

Boo-yow!!! She dropped and began doing the same thing the other doe I shot at the beginning of the season did....

Not wanting another to run off, I put one more into her for assurance. Less than thirty seconds later, all movement stopped, and there in the green oats, wheat, clover and turnips, lay some fine eating and 10 points!

As I was putting my handgun back in its case, another deer stepped out.. I immediately brought the gun back up and it turns out, it was a small 4 point. I was thinking "13 more points?? Or let him go?"

It was raining, and since we try to let the small bucks walk, I figured one this evening was all I wanted to mess with, so I let him go, and took a picture of him with my cell phone. It's not the best picture, but you can see the doe laying there, and see him standing right behind her looking at her..

Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me!

Here she is... along with my ugly mug!

Just for fun, I added in another picture of her...
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:52 PM
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:53 PM
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good job handgunner

i went this morning and set until 11 didn't see any thing going back in a little while and setting until dark.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:59 PM
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:05 PM
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Team #12
Date: 11-12-2009
Time: 5:25 PM
Weapon used: Thompson Contender 44 mag 16" barrel with Simmons scope
Ammo used: Remington 180 grain jsp
Sex of deer: Buck 4 point
Details of hunt: I was hunting the same small food plot and had not seen anything all day. Light was fading fast when a caught some movement it the pines heading into the plot. He came out about 50 yards and starting quartering away from me. I had the pistol on my shooting sticks and had to grunt to get him to stop I put the cross hairs on his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. He ran about 30 yards back into the pines and folded up. It is being deboned and turned into summer sausage.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:27 AM
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Congrats davidf!

Just checked the weather/wind & headed out the door to Screven for a morning hunt today.

Good luck to evryone this weekend!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:08 PM
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Team: HandCannon Coalition

Date: 11-14

Time: 6:00

Weapon Used:Contender .35 Rem 14" Barrel

Ammo Used: 200 GRAIN WIN.

Sex of Deer: Small Doe

Private Land

Details about the hunt: Set up on a small plot near a thicket. She came into the plot and began feeding alone. Gave it a while, but nobody else came out to eat with her. Decided that I was losing light, freezer meat was getting low, and I had not shot anything with the Contender yet.




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Old 11-15-2009, 12:57 PM
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:02 PM
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Date: 11-14

Time: 6:00

Weapon Used:Contender .35 Rem 14" Barrel

Ammo Used: 200 GRAIN WIN.

Sex of Deer: Small Doe

Private Land

Details about the hunt: Set up on a small plot near a thicket. She came into the plot and began feeding alone. Gave it a while, but nobody else came out to eat with her. Decided that I was losing light, freezer meat was getting low, and I had not shot anything with the Contender yet.




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Old 11-16-2009, 02:28 PM
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This was mistaken for a doe but when it fell some horn was evident.


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Date : 11-16-09

Time : 8:50 a.m.

Weapon Used : Contender 7-30 Waters 15" MGM barrel Bushnell scope.

Ammo Used : My custom handloads 139gr Hornady SST / Varget

Sex of Deer : Buck 4pts - fork horn on one side spike with stubby eye-guard on the other.

Details: I had been hunting since Sat morning and saw two small bucks and one doe. No rut activity seen on the lease in Wilkinson Cnty . Monday morning at 8:50 this one came out when my head was was turned the other direction checking out some other noise. He walked in and put his head down and was feeding on acorns in some thick brush , I looked for horns but the brush fooled me . So I put the smack-down on what I thought was a doe and when he fell I saw his antlers. I waited 30 mins then got out of my treestand , took some picks then cleaned him and drug him where i could get my truck to him. When I got home I put the memory card in the computer and downloaded the pics but when I tried to pull the up there were no pics . Memory card took a crap so all I had was pics from a cell phone with no gun
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:02 PM
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Hey Kirk, if you text me the pictures, I can get them to my computer and uploaded. I will PM you my number if you don't have it anymore.

Oh...almost forgot. Congrats!
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:15 PM
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Here is a better picture of bowhntr's buck.

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:42 PM
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AWESOME job Kirk!
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:43 PM
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Before I award points, are we going by "a point is considered a point only if it's over 1"?

Way to go Kirk!!!
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Team: #9

Date: 11-21-09

Time: 7:10am private land

Weapon used: TC contender 30/30 win.

Ammo used: Hornady 160 gr. FTX LEVERevolution

Sex of deer: doe 120 pounds

Details: Climbed on a crossing that I see deer on every morning. Right at shooting light I turned over my can call and deer came running in. In all there were 2 big does and four fawns. I watched them for about ten minutes to make sure a buck wasn't with them. I picked out the biggest one and put the crosshairs high on the shoulder and squeezed the trigger--DRT.
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