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Unread 11-20-2023, 10:31 AM   #1
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Nope I didnít kill anything with a Parker today but I had a Grade 1 10 gauge 2 frame with factory 26Ē barrels up the tree with me along with my little Mannlicher Schoenauer MC in 6.5x54 MS . Had a four point walk up to about twenty five yards of me and when I started walking away I let him have it and flip that was at 07:05 AM . Sat there a bit longer and a doe angled up behind me so I let her have it at about forty five yards . Shot both with my handloads but killed the buck with a Nosler 140 grain Ballistic Tip and the doe with a Nosler 140 grain AccBond . That makes six deer Iíve killed with that rifle and each one using a different 140 grain bullet . All with the same sight in .
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I had three tags two buck and a doe tag . It appears Iím down to a buck tag . Brought along my 6.5-06 and my suppressed 260 . The 6.5-06 is lighter so itíll get the nod for the remainder I think . Probably not drags shotgun along now
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I have been thinning the herd as well. This guy came by early yesterday and ran off 4 does so I let him have it. Still no signs of a big deer here this year. EHD has taken its toll, evidenced by the lack of shooting as well. I keep hoping a traveler will come through but the odds are long. Probably turn to stocking the freezer after the holidays.
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Itís a PITA skinning and cutting up without hanging the darn things ! And yes thatís what Iím doing at the moment .
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Well the winds blowing like heck today and the forecast says rain all day . Game plan has changed ! Iím gonna get just about everything loaded today then Wednesday morning homeward bound hopefully by 8 AM . Itís 3 1/2 hours back over the Alleghenies and Blue Ridge mountains as well as being the day before Gobble Bird Day so the sooner Wednesday I get started the better .
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Well the winds blowing like heck today and the forecast says rain all day . Game plan has changed ! Iím gonna get just about everything loaded today then Wednesday morning homeward bound hopefully by 8 AM . Itís 3 1/2 hours back over the Alleghenies and Blue Ridge mountains as well as being the day before Gobble Bird Day so the sooner Wednesday I get started the better .
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Well the winds blowing like heck today and the forecast says rain all day . Game plan has changed ! Iím gonna get just about everything loaded today then Wednesday morning homeward bound hopefully by 8 AM . Itís 3 1/2 hours back over the Alleghenies and Blue Ridge mountains as well as being the day before Gobble Bird Day so the sooner Wednesday I get started the better .
Just put on "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" by the Carter family and you'll be home before you know it!
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