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Okay i know i know this is a shotgun forum, but i'm waaaaaaaay to excited about rifle season starting sat!! If/When you come back and you have tagged a deer post what you got what it weighed all that stuff! Browning, The Best there is because second best is well...second best.
 

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I've been waiting on this weekend for a long time! The stands are up, the food plots are nice and green and the pics from the game camera I set up several weeks ago show a DANDY 9 point in the area. I'm heading out to the camp house Friday night. Oooo...I can hardly wait!As far as hunting for racks or meat....My wife and I eat more venison that beef or pork. The freezer is empty, and I've been instructed by the "boss" to fill it back up. Here in MS, it's possible to harvest up to 7 deer per year legally. So...it's grocery shopping I go!Now, don't get me wrong. I love to see a big ol' buck come easing through the woods. I've got several racks hanging in my gun room. But, it doesn't matter how long you boil those antlers...they're still tough and taste like crap!
 

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I'm with you on that buck. This year in WI you can get one buck (gun) and if you hunt in a WI T-zone you can have as many doe as you want. Your given one with your buck tag adn if you go to the DNR office and show your buck tage you can have as many more as you want at no cost! I plan on filling up with at leat 2 and sending one or two more to Hunt For The Hungry.Our heard is so big and hunters are so few this year they really need to be thinned. We also just got CWD this year and that just added fuel to the fire. Let the dog hunt the birds, ... you hunt the dog.
 

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I hunt for rack size and braggin rights, BUT i donate the meat to like feed the children or whatever its called my dad normally takes care of the carcase for me. Browning, The Best there is because second best is well...second best.
 

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YAYHOO the trusty .308 is sighted in, and ready to go. I'm home unpacked and all set for tommorow morning. Good Luck Guys,I shot a porcupine this morning, saw a doe last night but it was a yearling so i didn't shoot. Well i'm gonna go! Browning, The Best there is because second best is well...second best.Edited by: Sporting Clays Girl at: 11/24/02 10:19:35 am
 

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For my weekend to start off so bad, it ended up being a great one. First off, me and some buddies of mine were gonna meet up at the camp house Friday night. I drove almost 2 hours to get there, and no one else showed up. I called one of the guys and he said that because it was going to get "so cold" (in the upper 20's), they had decided to just come down Saturday morning. No problem, I thought. I'll just pop the lock on the door and make myself at home. Finally got the door opened and flicked the light switch. No power. The house has a well out back with an electric pump. OK...no lights, no water...no problem. I lit the propane heater and it burned beautifully...for about 6 minutes. No gas in the tank. OK, I'll light a fire. I get the flue opened in the chimney and it's filled with bird nests! To heck with this...I'm going home. I drive another 2 hours to get back home and get back up at 2 in the morning and drive all the way back.Saturday morning, everyone shows up, right on time. One of my buddies shows up with his neighbors son. He's 14, his parents are divorced and his father won't have anything to do with him, so "D" thought that it would be fun to bring him hunting with us. We all think it's a great idea too. I get to my stand and D and Sean are set up about 300 yards away from me. Around 6:05, the deer start moving. In less than 30 minutes, 17 deer have passed by my stand...all does and yearlings, except for one spike. I sit there another 15 minutes, and a 4 point comes walking up. I look at him through my scope and realize that if he keeps walking the way he's headed, he'll walk right in front of D and Sean. I just watch him walk by.About 10 minutes later, I hear Sean shoot. The little buck came running down the trail, right back to me. I raise my rifle, thinking that Sean missed. As soon as I get the buck in the scope, he falls over dead and slides in the mud. He ain't getting back up. I climb down out fo my stand and can hear Sean, "Look, Mr. D...BLOOD! I told you I hit him!" I hollered and told him, "Yeah, you hit 'em! Now come help me drag him out of here."I swear, you would've thought that he had killed a Boone and Crockett. I didn't squeeze the trigger all weekend, but it was one of the best hunts I have ever been on.
 

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I shot a doe 90 lb's feild dressed tonight. Yea i know its not doe days ,but my father applied for a Dematt? program and we can shoot does all this week and all next week too! :) Browning, The Best there is because second best is well...second best.
 

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Here in MS, does can be taken legally during any season as long as you're on private land. I saw 3 NICE bucks traveling together yesterday evening, but I couldn't get a clean shot. At least I know that they're there. I'm going back this afternoon...if I can slip out of the office a little early...*cough*, *sneeze*, *cough*!
 

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Well I got mine.39 min after shooting starts I downed him with one shot of my trust Savage 12ga (45 yrds). He dropped like a lead sinker. When I went up to him he tried to jump up so I finished him with my Ruger 44 Mag (1.5 feet). 7 points (the 8th was broken off) 12 in spread and a nice big body. I did not have the means to wiegh it this year as the scale at the bar was busted. Let the dog hunt the birds, ... you hunt the dog.
 
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