Gun Season


Deer: 5 pt.
Weight: 135 lbs.
December 28, 2006
Time: 9:30am
Location: Morgan County, AL
Remington Model 700
Scope: Zeiss 2.5x10x50mm
Caliber: 270Win
Bullet: Nosler Partition 130gr.
Range: 70 yards
Treestand: Gorilla Hanging Stand
Distance Deer Traveled: 0 yards
Hunters: Jeff Smith

What an exciting morning!  I had two small groups of doe using an area of hardwoods on the farm.  Iíd seen them numerous times and felt if I could not run them out, a buck would eventually show up during the rut.  I made sure to only hunt the area with a good wind, something out of the East, and not pressure them.  On December 28th, a buck showed up chasing the doe.  I donít think they were ready for a boyfriend but he didnít seem to care.  Heíd chase one around and then another.  He finally stopped in an opening and I shot him.  It was a small buck but the first one Iíve harvested on the farm for the year.  I was glad to get him.

November 17th (Fri) - Got a new Summit Goliath treestand today.  I a huge Summit fan for climbing treestands.  My Summit Cobra stand is great for bowhunting without the front rail but tough on rifle hunting.  I'm a prop man - like shooting with a good prop.  I think this will be a wise investment.  With the price of stands these days, it's an investment alright.

November 16th (Thurs) - Shot my rifle a little to make sure everything is still setup.  I switched to Norma brass and expected the group to shift.  It did - tighter - but no adjustment was needed on the scope - still 1.5" high at 100 yards.  I've been so focused on getting the kids some target practice, muzzleloader setup and bowhunting - I haven't had time to shoot my rifle this season.

This is my gun hunting combinations:

Remington 700 270Win - Zeiss VM 2.5x10 50mm - Nosler 130gr Partition


Remington 700 Sendero 7mm Rem Mag - Zeiss VM 3x12 56mm- Nosler 150gr Ballistic Tip


Browning 1885 High Wall Single Shot 270Win - Leupold VIII 6.5x20 50mm AO - Nosler 150gr Partition

Thompson Omega Muzzleloader - Leupold VX-III Scope 4.5x14 50mm - Barnes Spitfire Bullet 285gr



Thompson Contender Single Shot Pistol 30/30 Win - T/C Scope 4x 28mm - Nosler 125gr Ballistic Tip


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