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I have been hunting with a 6.8 for a few years
just got a new one and it had to get blooded

Went Wednesday with my son Sean to my buddy Rick's place
it's about 2 hrs north of Austin, I love going there
it's a beautiful pice of property and has a ton of deer
Shot all my deer with the Wilson Combat 18" Recon with 3-0 Accupoint and handloaded Barnes 85g

the game plan was to take a bunch of does and a nice buck or two if we could.
A fried runs an orginization that since Oct 08 has donated 50K lbs of wild hog and I was going to take a deer or two and donate the rest

got there before daybreak and had does everywhere as the sun came up, you know it's going to be good when you see lots of eyeballs reflecting back at you as you drive into the area

My son was hung up on  a nice buck and I didn't feel like dealing with any does that early in the morning..

We stayed near the winter wheat field about 2hr and then drove up to the high part of the place and jumped quite a number of does

Got him setup in a pop up and I went for a long stalk hunt and was going to be walking back the thick stuff and see if I could push any deer his direction

Walking in the tree line next to the open area two deer bolted right into the field in front of me, I sprinted to the rignt and dropped to a knee and saw one doe hightailing it.. the other froze behind a tree about 75 yards in front of me, as it stepped forward, WACK!

Down went doe #1



Jumped several others and was trying to push them towards Sean
When I got close to him he said he saw some running but they jumped the fence
no go

hunted some more, ate lunch and got setup in the killing field blind
overlooking a big field that like clockwork at dusk has deer coming out and moving to our right over to the winter wheat field

the view, you can see a litle clearing under the trees, deer come through there and to the left... that's 300 yards



Well, out come 2 doe at 175 yards
my son tried to get a video but all you hear is WACK! a deer running, sky, WACK!
well, within 2 seconds there were 2 does DRT

a 6 pt comes out and my son goes for it but misses at 150 yards...
my fault, he should have stuck with his 243 that he's used to

a few minutes later, under the trees at 300 yards I see a NICE buck
looked like lazer beams coming out of his head
he was hung up and wouldn't come forward, after what seemed like an eternity he eases forward and as he's right at the edge of the adjoining tree line, he pauses and WACK!
250 yards and he drops like a sack of potatoes and never even as much as kicked

85g Barnes hit a little high and took out the lower spine and exited the far side



the final count, 3 doe and 1 buck (one in the cooler from the morning)


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We donated the 3 deer to my buddy to process and give away the meat

Get the horns back in a few weeks

My son and I had wonderful day together and that's by far the best and most important part!
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Wow, that looks/sounds like a hoot... the brow tines on that buck are super sweet.  It's nice to see you passin on the hunt to your son Merry Christmas.     That 6.8 sounds like a hot item that might have to be my next upper.
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 Nice deer, looks like a fun place to hunt.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/28/2009 at 02:08
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Nice story. Great hunt. Hopefully your son gets his buck next time.
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Sounds like a good time.  congrats
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what scope ru useing
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The scope is a 3-9 Trijicon Accupoint with tritium and fiber optic illumination.
 
Awesome scopes.
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Great!

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 Have you tried 100 grain Accubonds in it?
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Or the 85grain Nosler E-Tip-Bullet? I just received 500 of them
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DAMN IT... IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO...

 
keep hunting alive.  What a great tale, what a great hunting experience for you and your son.  It is INSPIRATIONAL...  That is what hunting is all about... the taking of game, comraderie with a son, or other member of the family (clan, tribe, etc), the taking of trophies (as reminders to enhance the memories of a wonderful experience), and the sharing of the bounty with the less fortunate.  What a day... life at its very best...
 
You make my heart soar like an eagle...
 
Deserves a tickertape parade...
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wow, blast from the past!
 
but, I LOVE taking my boys out and hunting with my brother and dad...
NOTHING better!
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I missed all this... getting ready to go overseas... I'm glad it got revived so I could see it.  Love it...
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Thanks for all the cool stuff you bring to The OT, Coke. Much obliged. 
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