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Skychief

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I was blessed to cross paths with this buck yesterday afternoon after hunting him since our October 1st archery opener.

I had a few photos of him but like all the older bucks this season (in my woods), they were all at night.

I did see a lot of bucks while out with my recurve but passed up opportunities hoping to find this or a couple other bucks that had visited my place.

The little Thompson Center came through again killing another buck north of 200 pounds.

Double lunged, he managed to lope about twenty yards, then I watched him sway, then drop within 40 yards of my ladder stand.

Good luck to all…..
 

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I was blessed to cross paths with this buck yesterday afternoon after hunting him since our October 1st archery opener.

I had a few photos of him but like all the older bucks this season (in my woods), they were all at night.

I did see a lot of bucks while out with my recurve but passed up opportunities hoping to find this or a couple other bucks that had visited my place.

The little Thompson Center came through again killing another buck north of 200 pounds.

Double lunged, he managed to lope about twenty yards, then I watched him sway, then drop within 40 yards of my ladder stand.

Good luck to all…..
Bloody good job!
 
Hey Spikebuck!

It had been a few years since killing the "Cold weather brute" (title of past thread here). So long in fact, I had forgotten the rifles preferred load. I checked that thread here and used the same load which I had described....60 grains of 3f Schuetzen, then used a cotton duck patch lubed with vegetable shortening and a factory .440 ball.

That powder charge still proved accurate, and, was used when the buck made his fatal mistake.

Thanks for asking. You have a terrific memory!

All the best, Skychief.
 
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I was blessed to cross paths with this buck yesterday afternoon after hunting him since our October 1st archery opener.

I had a few photos of him but like all the older bucks this season (in my woods), they were all at night.

I did see a lot of bucks while out with my recurve but passed up opportunities hoping to find this or a couple other bucks that had visited my place.

The little Thompson Center came through again killing another buck north of 200 pounds.

Double lunged, he managed to lope about twenty yards, then I watched him sway, then drop within 40 yards of my ladder stand.

Good luck to all…..
Thats a nice buck. Good shooting. Bet your heart was pumping when he walked out
 
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