Deer: 5 pt.
Weight: 135 lbs.
Date: December 28, 2006
Location: Morgan County, AL
Weapon: Remington Model 700
Scope: Zeiss 2.5x10x50mm
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