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Last day of PA mz season. I haven't been out much, one other day in the late season and didn't see anything. Figured that the deer would be moving when I left the gun shop, with flurries starting. I was right. Got set up at a favorite spot overlooking a cedar thicket bordering a good field where they feed. Wind was perfect. Wasn't there long and a deer showed....dang, 4 pt. Waited a bit, and another 4 pt. What the heck? When you're looking for horns...:rolleyes: Ah well, at least they made it thru and will be bigger next year.

Shortly after the doe started coming out. Gun misfired twice.:confused: Both bucks worked close to me and stood there looking at me. LOL Re-primed and they went over the hill. All I could see was heads. Waited patiently, plenty of daylight left. Soon a fawn starts working my way and I see 2 does behind. The one was really dominant, swatting at the other to get away from her prime farmland. That's the one I want. Waited for them to get off the skyline and let her rip. Deer took off everywhere, there were more over the hill I couldn't see. Luckily she ran quartering at me instead of into the thicket, and she rolled over about 50 yards from me and that was it. Wasn't much of a blood trail but I saw blood on her flank as she ran past. I knew she was dead on her feet.

BIG ole mule head on this girl. Lots of fat on the hams. She had twins inside. The farmer is happy, happy, happy I got 3 of his corn eaters off for next summer.:D

Diet's going well, not losing much weight, but I sure did get my cardio in. Instead staying on top of the hill, she ran down...further from the truck. Luckily it's froze up enough and wasn't smeary, I was able to get the truck halfway down to her, only had a 100 yard drag or so, but all UP hill. I was huffing. Donnie, I could use one of those boys next deer season, if you wanna loan one out!

Got her skinned out in the shed. 111 lbs hanging. Biggest doe I've killed here in awhile. Half inch of snow on the ground already and we're on the border of 2-4 and 4-7. Have enough elevation here, we'll probably get a foot.:eek:
 

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I need to remember to check her teeth. Gotta be 4-6 yrs old at least. She smelled like a rutting buck too. Those tarsals were rank!
 

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Way to go Charlie...
Good eating right there.
What time will it be ready ?
Melissa said we'd be there...lol


Underdog

PS...boys will both be ready next year for hire...lol
 

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better leave now Donnie. We'll wait but it's going to take you 12 hrs + with the snow on Rt 81. I'll have the drive plowed 'til ya get here. I may cure a ham ala Koger's recipe for chip deer. I'll send ya some.
 

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Congratulations, Charlie! That ol' girl was indeed "larded up," as I say it.

What the heck do ya think caused the misfires? Bad primers?

I know exactly what you mean about the cardio workout. Even with a cart, I had one heck of a time getting a 100-pound doe up the hill at my stand this year. Ten yards at a time and heart going like a triphammer. :)

Carpman
 
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