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Brad Cayton

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I've taken a crow, a turkey and many squirrels and rabbits with my NSW trade gun I put together back a few years ago but never got around to taking a deer with it. I decided to give it a go in our 4 day Mountain Heritage season here in WV. I was able to take this small one yesterday evening before going to work. I told my wife it was a sandwich size deer :). My load was 70 grains of 3F, a lubed felt wad and a patched .595 RB. The shot was 40 yards. Not a very good picture but I was running short on time.
 

Daryl Crawford

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That is tender vittles! I've always considered that any deer taken in the late season after the pressured rifle season is a trophy. We'll done.
 

Jack Barnes

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Congrats! I'm jealous of the snow. Thw last 4days have been snow less for me in the eastern panhandle!
 

MountainSmoke

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Congratulations from another WV hunter! That is an awesome accomplishment right there. Those late season deer are tough. Getting one with a smoothbore is about as cool as it gets. Awesome gun by the way. 👍
 
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Good job, We call that size BBQ deer stuff it with apples and put on the 55 gal homemade grill and slow cook, get some beer stash the beer in a snow bank when the deer is falling off the bone enjoy. Years ago when I hunted the mountain state we would get to camp about a day early pop one about that size and if cold enough hang it in a tree if not it went in a big cooler with ice, when the guys left camp the bones went the debris pile, Funny story along about a Tuesday or Wednesday night there was two state police and a game warden who would show up for the evening meal that went on for years, until the older guys started to move on. Them was shining times.
 

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