2012 has been a rough season for me. Ups and downs galore but I watched my son shoot a great Ohio buck and that was rewarding enough.
This year was the first time in a few years that I decided to get the 308 out for gun season. I hate the PA brown down season!!!! I saw one deer after an all day sit! I have countless hunters crowding me and walking all over God’s creation. Tuesday evening after returning from the stand, as I was entering my house a buck runs across my back yard. My kids thought it was funny.
Wednesday evening I decided to go out behind the house to a stand. I jumped this guy out of the clear cut and he worked his way down into the deep ravine behind my neighbors house. I shot him at bow range with the 308 and he went straight down. I was on cloud nice as this is my first ever typical 10. I got to him and he was seriously messed up! He had been gut shot twice and stunk like nothing I have ever smelled. I gutted him and he was NO GOOD! I was fuming by this time!! I tagged him and took him to the house. He is at the taxidermist now but I have no meat from him! Here are a few pics I will get him scored up later. I honestly am happy I shot him to put him out of his agony. But it so fires me up about the careless hunters in PA who as can’t hack it panty wastes who wear their mothers braw!Nice buck and congrats.
Terrible about the bad meat though, it is amazing what these guys can live through!!!Express yourself now - Fortune cookieThat’s a great buck!! Man, I know people have some strong opinions about the antler restrictions but the quality of deer coming out of PA seems like it’s getting better and better. My family is from the Beaver county area and I see more and more bigger bucks coming from that way.
That’s a great buck!! Man, I know people have some strong opinions about the antler restrictions but the quality of deer coming out of PA seems like it’s getting better and better. My family is from the Beaver county area and I see more and more bigger bucks coming from that way.
Yep! And a lot of guys complained like mad when the antler restrictions went on! You know kighty, you might be able to get another tag since the meat was unfit for human consumption. The process is described in the game law digest.It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
Location: WVCongrats on a very nice trophy 60lb Reezen 7.0 LH maxed @ 61lbs. Beman ICS Hunter 340 w/blazers, 125 grain Rocket Steelhead, QAD Pro Hunter rest.
Joined: 11/27/2008Congratulations awesome buck!NJBOWMAN is a fantastic guy! Thanks for the PM and the offer.
Joined: 12/12/2004congrats nice buck I hunted pa bang stick once never again, just as you said pumpkins everywhere, though i was gonna be KIA that day
Joined: 3/18/2008I work in a butcher shop here in Pa. The main problem i see here is these people put on drives and shoot these deer running and wound them and not recover them, or they come in looking like Swiss cheese. We had a deer come in that had two legs a right front and a left rear and shot everywhere in between. It is not unusual to see a deer with 3 or 4 holes in it or more sometimes. I grew up in Texas and you had to do your homework weather it was rifle or bow season. Sorry for rambling. Nice buck.
I work in a butcher shop here in Pa. The main problem i see here is these people put on drives and shoot these deer running and wound them and not recover them, or they come in looking like Swiss cheese. We had a deer come in that had two legs a right front and a left rear and shot everywhere in between. It is not unusual to see a deer with 3 or 4 holes in it or more sometimes. I grew up in Texas and you had to do your homework weather it was rifle or bow season. Sorry for rambling. Nice buck.[/quote:6mwv7qj5]
Yep! And not one in a hundred has the skill to pull off that shot! Reminds me of something that happened to a friend. He had permission to hunt behind an orchard and asked if he could borrow my climber so he could get off the ground a little. I wasn’t able to hunt gun season so I let him use it. Opening morning here comes a buck, he whacks it, and it drops in it’s tracks! He thinks it’s stone dead, so he starts climbing down. He was pretty much a newb back then, and as he’s telling me this my mind is going, “Nnnnnooohhhhhh!” Well, the buck jumps up and runs into a ravine when my buddy hears WHAM!WHAM!WHAM!. Three shots so close together they almost sounded like one. He hustles over there and finds three guys who were sitting together on a fallen log! And yes, every one of them pumped a slug into that deer. One in the shoulder, one through the guts, and one in the ham! Mmmmm! Now there’s some great eatin’!It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.In my area, a local family and their friends drive the 100 acres I hunt during archery season everyday. I have nothing against them at all since it is legal and it is not my 100 acres. They will send lead in all directions after the bucks but kill very few of the does till muzzleloader season after Christmas. It is very sad to think those deer get run to death every day for almost a month. We eat lots of venison and I was bumbed that her was not consumable. I am keeping a tag for late archery season in hopes of a mature doe walking my way. I wish in PA they would go to a 1 week gun season and it would be slug/muzzleloader only. Except in the mountains where having a rifle can be beneficial. My .02!AuthorPostsViewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
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