I shot a 4-point buck today! Pics!

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by soberups, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    There is a 200-acre vineyard/winery on my route that the owner has given me permission to hunt deer on. Normally I bowhunt, but this year I drew an additional tag for rifle season. High-powered rifles are a no-no with the owner, so I used a shotgun. I took this nice 4-point Columbia Blacktail buck with a slug from my 12-gauge shotgun at about 55 yards. The rut is just starting, and this buck was a little more interested in the doe that he was following than in the guy wearing camoflage who was following him. I have never used a shotgun for deer hunting, and I was impressed with the performance of the slug; I put it through one shoulder and it went out right behind the other shoulder with minimal loss of meat, and he ran less than 50 feet before dropping. It was a nice, clean, humane kill and I will get him back from the butcher next weekend. Backstrap---GOOD!
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  2. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    MMMMMM Deer jerky.
    Pretty buck. You mounting the head?
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Come to Massachusetts and bring that shotgun! We can't hunt deer with rifles here.
     
  4. socoz71

    socoz71 New Member

    Congrats thats a good looking deer. Don't know when the rut starts out there but its in full swing right now here in SC. So far all I've shot was a fat doe, but hopefully that will change this weekend.
     
  5. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Nice buck but from your picture it looks to be more than a 4 point unless they count them different out your way than we do in Pennsylania.
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Looks like a turdy point buck to me:peaceful:
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    We only count the points on one side, including the brow tine if its big enough to hang a ring from. You guys would call this one an 8-pointer, here we call it a 4 pointer.
     
  8. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Thanks for the West Coast hunting lesson! I'm sure the Backstrap(jerky I presume) will be gone by Christmas Eve!
     
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I was wondering about the point count too. Down here, we count all of them.
     
  10. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    rod, It can't be a turdy point buck yet because it's not the second week of deer camp!
     
  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    da yoopers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lmao
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Making backstrap into jerky would be sacrilege. Backstrap is the finest meat on God's green earth. The only proper way to eat backstrap is to pan fry it in a bit of olive oil with a touch of seasoning salt.
     
  13. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Thank you for correcting me, I should know better.

    I think there should be a BC party in Oregon to help you with the venison. For those on a low fat diet you can't it!
     
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    It sucks when you can barely fit 1/3 of an elk and an entire deer in your freezer. My wife had to rearrange all of our frozen vegetables so that I could fit all the meat in there.:wink2: I still have an unused archery tag left, so next weekend I'm going to take my bow and try to get another one. My freezer is going to look like a P-500 the week before Christmas!
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  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Sober.....so when you open the freezer, do you make those Tim Allen grunt sounds??:wink2:
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Sober, if you get to much to fit in the freezer you could always share with everyone here!!!!!!!
     
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I just got this in an email. This buck was shot by a 14 yr old boy using a hand made long bow, near Hale MI.

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  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'll pass but you can bring some with you when we go down to Texas.
     
  20. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Um, did someone give this buck's antlers steroids?