There was only one day left in the general deer season for centerfire. I've had my license and tag for some time but my work has kept me on the road until this week when I got to stay home and today was the day! I left work at 3 pm and was carrying my rifle into the woods at the pastor's place at about 3:40.
When we got out there we met up with Glen, Pastor Kevin's dad and he told me he hadn't sen any bucks in well over a week and that I might well have missed out on them for the year (again, I'd been travelling throughout the whole dove season and most of the general deer season). Not good news with only two chances left for me!
We talked for a few minutes and walked out to the field anyways and didn't go more than 75 yards when I spotted no less that 5 deer (4 bucks and a doe). I moved to where I could get a shot off and three of the bucks were on the wrong side of the fence leaving this one on my side.
I was no more than 75 feet (not yards) and the deer was standing there straight at me. No shot since at that distance the bullet would rip through the entrails and such...not good eats! Again, if you know me, you know I'm a praying man so, I asked God to turn the deer for me and move the doe from behind the buck.
Doe walks off and the buck turned 90 degrees presenting a perfect broadside target. The buck then looked right at me and I squeezed the trigger. After I recovered from the recoil I saw the deer quivering in the same spot and knew he wasn't going far. He stumbled ten feet and fell. The bullet went straight through his heart and out the other side.
Sears Heritage M-IV Supreme (Santa Barbara Mauser action) chambered in .270 Win
Simmons 44 Mag wide angle 3-10x44 scope
Winchester 150 gr. Power Point bullet
Sorry for the poor quality pics, I had to use the camera in my phone.
Thank you Lord for providing this deer for the church and the men we're serving. Amen.