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I just got off the phone with Cheaptrick who has always liked the Nikon Monarchs. I reminded myself about the first deer I shot with the 3-9x40 Monarch I picked up from SWFA. I also picked up a 2-7 Monarch at the same time but it is gloss. It wasn't a good fit for the Remington M7 SS in .260 I have.
This shot is of a small falls on a brook where I was hunting. It surfaced from underground in the cedars just 100 yards away. They are about five feet tall.



Further in on the same stream was what all of us whitetail hunters are looking for.
Big



Bigger



Biggest



I found his ground scrape line and set up some false scrapes. All of them were being hit daily (nightly). I found what I thought was great ambush spot near a beaver pond off this same brook. I'm not big on deer blinds and prefer to still hunt. So I sat on a deadfall.




The weather was awful. Warm and no wind, unusual for the Lake Superior region in November. Anyway, my excitement over the great buck sign, my set up and my new rig with the Monarch paid off.



.....................with a meat deer



This wasn't the deer I was looking for as you can see from the sign. I also would prefer a doe over a small buck. Two things, though. Due to wolves and snow depths in my area, there is no doe hunting because of the low deer densities. Secondly, this darn buck almost walked over me. He stood there @ twenty five yards for what seemed to be forever. He basically dared me to test the remarkable abilities of a 3-9 on a .260.
He still tasted great and his ribs will be used on my next black bear hunt in dah U.P. of Michigan!






















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Great stuff, Doug! 
 
Pleasure talking to you today, as always!
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Thanks for sharing!
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thats awesome doug!!!!
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here nice rub i found year b4 last, then the last year lost the right to hunt the land. No wasnt anything i did some other a$$hole.
 
 
some of the wood shaving were over 10 ins long.
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the biggest whitetail buck i ever shot was taken with a nikon buckmaster, i wish i had some pictures like that to share, but i dont.
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nice story doug, thanks for sharing
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

nice story doug, thanks for sharing
 
And...thanks for using Nikon!!   Big Grin   Wink 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

nice story doug, thanks for sharing
 
And...thanks for using Nikon!!   Big Grin   Wink 

i bet they paid you to say that to you niko leg humperBucky
but hey thats okay mark, vortex and me have a similar "agreement"


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Great story, Doug!  Nothing wrong with a "meat deer."  Some of my most memorable hunts involved small bucks due to the circumstances of the hunt.
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Thanks guys!
I've been trying to get that big one for two years now. Hopefully he'll be around this fall. I'll know more in the next month or two.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Thanks guys!
I've been trying to get that big one for two years now. Hopefully he'll be around this fall. I'll know more in the next month or two.
 
Just remember to "dance with the one that brung ya".  NIKON!!  Wink
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      Excellent     GOOD story and pics!!!!!!!!!!
 
 I LUV it when a plan (almost) comes together.  Bucky
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Any deer harvested is a trophy in my book, the memories and the story are just as interesting.
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