Rifle Season
2010-2011


Deer: Doe
Weight:
125 lbs.
Date:
January 28, 2011
Time:
4:55pm
Location: Madison County, AL
Weapon:
Thompson Encore
Scope: Zeiss VM/V 3x12x56mm
Caliber: 300 Win Mag
Bullet: Nosler Ballistic Tip 180gr.
Range: 290 yards
Distance Deer Traveled: 50 yards
Stand: Ground
Hunters: Austin and Jeff Smith

Austin and I both got a deer.  Austin made a great shot and dropped the deer at 200 yards. The other deer ran and stopped. I shot the doe on the left and it ran off.  We found it 50 yards away.  He dropped the big one with a 243 Win.  My smaller doe ran off after being shot with a 300 Win Mag.  Go Figure :)


Deer: 5+2 pt
Weight:
205 lbs.
Date:
January 12, 2011
Time:
8:55am
Location: Jackson County, AL
Weapon:
Remington Model 700
Scope: Zeiss VM/V 2.5x10x50
Caliber: 270Win
Bullet: Nosler Partition130 gr.
Range: 120 yards
Distance Deer Traveled: 30 yards running + 50 yards tumbling
Stand: None
Hunters: Jeff Smith

I was stalk hunting down the mountain. Caught some movement above me and saw a doe coming around the mountain. This buck was following her.  I shot him. He ran 30 yards and tumbled down the mountain.  I didn't notice the broken beam when I shot him.  There's a chance he broke it on the tumble down the mountain.  The break looked clean.  I looked for the broken beam but didn't find it.  I marked the path he took on the GPS.  I plan to look again when the snow has melted.  The right beam scored 61 B&C.  Was 9.5" to center of head.  Would've scored around 140B&C with both sides. Right beam is 61 inches. Spread to middle of skull is 9.5". 61+61+19=141 B&C


Deer: 6 pt
Weight:
160 lbs.
Date:
January 7, 2011
Time:
7:55am
Location: Madison County, AL
Weapon:
Thompson Encore
Scope: Zeiss VM/V 3x12x56mm
Caliber: 300 Win Mag
Bullet: Nosler Ballistic Tip 180gr.
Range: 40 yards
Distance Deer Traveled: 30 yards
Stand: Gorilla Treestand
Hunters: Jeff Smith

I was sitting in the stand and decided to rattle.  Five minutes after rattling, I saw the deer coming straight in with his head low and bristled up.  He stopped a couple of times - looked around and shook his head.  When he got 50-yards out, I could hear him grunting every step.  At 40 yards, I decided to shoot due to the wind direction.  He was quartering hard toward me.  I hit him right behind the front shoulder and the bullet broke the rear leg bone.  He ran 30 yards and fell over.

Back Ham - Bullet entered behind front shoulder - Continued through deer and broke back leg bone - lots of penetration for a Ballistic Tip


Deer: Doe
Weight:
125 lbs.
Date:
January 1, 2011
Time:
5:05pm
Location: Jackson County, AL
Weapon:
Remington Model 700
Scope: Zeiss VM/V 2.5x10x50
Caliber: 270Win
Bullet: Nosler Partition130 gr.
Range: 80 yards
Distance Deer Traveled: 40 yards
Stand: Shooting House
Hunters: Austin and Jeff Smith

Austin and I both got a deer.  The big one of the right is Austin's Deer (137 lbs).  The other one I shot.  Austin's came out at 4:45 and he dropped it.  At 5:00, three other deer came out.  The doe I shot would walk over to the other one and just stare at it.  I shot the doe and it ran 40 yards.  Austin dragged it out of the cutover.  I got both shots and him dragging deer out on video.


Season Updates 2010-11


This is my Gun Hunting Combinations:

 

Thompson Center Encore 300 Win Mag - Zeiss VM 3x12 56mmm - Nosler 180gr Ballistic Tip

#5926

 

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

 

Remington 700 Sendero 7mm Rem Mag - Leupold VIII 6.5x20 50mm AO- Nosler 150gr Ballistic Tip

 

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

Thompson Center Omega Muzzleloader - Leupold VX-III Scope 4.5x14 50mm - Barnes Spitfire Bullet 285gr - 150gr of Pyrodex (3 Pellets)

 

Thompson Center Encore Muzzleloader - Leupold VX-II Scope 3x9 50mm - Barnes Spitfire Bullet 285gr - 100gr of Pyrodex (2 Pellets)

#5894

 

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

 


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