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Went hunting this afternoon.  About 4:15 a buck jumped the fence from the adjoining property.  He continued across the open lane I was watching.  By the time I put my binoculars down and got my rifle up, he had made it into the brush on the other side of the lane.  I kept waiting hoping he would come back.  Sure enough about 4:45 he returned heading back the way he had come.  But I was ready for him this time.  He was crossing the lane again intending to jump the fence back onto the adjoining property.  I knew I didn't have much time so I sighted my rifle ahead of him and when he walked into the crosshairs on my scope, I fired.  Unfortunately he didn't drop in his tracks.  He was able to jump the fence and head into the brush on the other side.  When they are hit with a 150 grain Remington CoreLokt out of my .30-06, if they don't drop in their tracks, they leave a good blood trail.  This one was no exception.  He was easy to track and didn't go very far.  But now I had another problem.  How do I get him over the fence?  Fortunately for me a few years ago a tree had fallen across the fence and mashed it down about half way.  But I had to drag him over 75 yards to get to that spot in the fence.  I was able to hook his antlers in the fence on my side and was then able to get the back end of him also over the fence.  I then walked out to where my 4 Wheeler is stored (about 400 yards).  I got it and hooked up to my little 4x8 tilt bed trailer.  I drove to the deer, slid him onto the trailer, and drove it to my truck.  I backed the trailer up to my truck bed and pulled the deer into my truck.  With the deer on the trailer he is already half way up to my truck bed.  It makes recovering and loading a deer a fairly simple one man operation.  If they don't jump a fence!  LOL

I consider it a seven point buck.  One of its brow tines was only about 3/4 inch long.  The state of Alabama has a three buck season limit.  One of the three has to have at least four points at least an inch long on one antler.  Probably most people would have called him an eight point but I go by the state's requirement for a point so because of the short brow tine I call him a seven point.  He weighed 145 pounds.

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The rifle is a New England Firearms Handi Rifle in .30-06.  The scope is a Nikon Buckmasters in 3-9x40.  I shoot Remington 150 grain CoreLokt in it.

LOL, Charles all these years I have been following your hunt, they are always on the other side of that darn fence.  That he jumped to your side this time was awesome.  I did get a little chuckle though that he went over the fence to go to his rest

I suspect he was heading to his bedding area.  He probably wanted to die in bed with his boots off.  But he didn't make it.  But seriously if I could have got him at the first opportunity it would have made it a lot easier for me.  I have found, at least in my experience, that if they don't drop when shot, they run in the same direction they are facing.  If I could have shot him when he first jumped the fence and was moving away from it, he would likely kept moving away from it.  But he was moving toward the fence obviously with the intent of jumping back onto the adjoining property when I shot him.


Jan Carter said:

LOL, Charles all these years I have been following your hunt, they are always on the other side of that darn fence.  That he jumped to your side this time was awesome.  I did get a little chuckle though that he went over the fence to go to his rest

Congrats Charles!

Thanks John


John Kellogg said:

Congrats Charles!

One of my game cameras caught this picture of me hauling the deer to my truck.

You will notice the month is wrong.  Everything else is right.  Need to reset the clock in the camera.

nice way to get him back to the truck!

You got it pretty nice there Charles.

It sure is Jan.  That four wheeler has saved me a lot of dragging and walking and carrying and wading mud and water.  Several years ago I had to drag a deer 700 yards to get it back to my truck.  The very next summer I bought the four wheeler.  I said this fat boy isn't ever going to do that again!  The little trailer is a big help too.  The bed tilts down in the back and I just grab the deer and slide him onto the trailer.  When I get back to the truck I just back the trailer up to the truck bed.  It is relatively easy then to drag the deer into the truck bed.

Jan Carter said:

nice way to get him back to the truck!

I love those Handi rifles. Congrats Sweeeet buck, and looks like a perfect shot.



Charles Sample said:

The rifle is a New England Firearms Handi Rifle in .30-06.  The scope is a Nikon Buckmasters in 3-9x40.  I shoot Remington 150 grain CoreLokt in it.

Thanks Joel.  It was a pretty easy shot.  I had the rifle braced and aimed a little in front of the deer.  When he walked into my crosshairs, I fired.  it was only about a 75 yard shot.

I really like the Handi Rifles too.  I have fired my .30-06 19 times at deer and coyotes.  With those 19 shots I have put down 17 deer and two coyotes.  The deer ranged from 25 to 175 yards.  The two coyotes were at 50 and 75 yards.

I have a second Handi Rifle.  I have two barrels for it.  One barrel is a .357 magnum and the other is a .50 caliber muzzleloader.  I have killed three deer with the .50 cal.  The longest shot with the muzzleloader was 150 yards.

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