Modern gun opener 9 pt.

#1
2018 modern gun season opener!! After getting to the stand late ,and bumping deer from abot 50 yards from my stand.
I figure I messed up my morning hunt, but got up in my perch.
About 30 or so mins. I hear a close shot. Thinking it may be my Dad I go investigate. Upon arriving at his stand.... no Dad?
I hear noise up near his house . I go up to see what's up, and check on him. We visit and have some coffee and He says " I gotta run to town, Go kill a big one son"! He leaves and i head back for my perch. Every ****** squirrel has me flinching like a rookie
Hunter this point . I arrive and get settled in.
As I assumed I was sitting watching squirrels and thought I may have heard deer foot steps.
I dismiss my audible paranoia and reach for my phone. Good service, then none. It aggravated me. So after some cussing, I put it up and there he stood broadside at 80 yards, no idea I was seeing him.
Gun up, crosshairs on the shoulder, BANG!!!! He did the Death Jump and ran almost right at me. My stand was shacking like a dog ******** peach pits. He got hung up on a thick briar patch 20 yards from my stand. End Of the line for him.
Gun: Reminton 788 chambered in 30-30
Load: 174gr. Lachmiller checked and PC'D with Smoke' s clear gloss, over 20.5 gr. IMR 4198.
THANKS FOR READING - CASTER

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Winelover

North Central Arkansas
#3
Congrats. Wasn't roll up sleeve weather, in North Central Arkansas. Was 24 degrees with 10 mph winds out of the north. I didn't even bother to go out. My arthritic joints can't take that kind of cold weather, anymore..............even though, I lived in Michigan for 60 years.
 
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Congrats. Wasn't roll up sleeve weather, in North Central Arkansas. Was 24 degrees with 10 mph winds out of the north. I didn't even bother to go out. My arthritic joints can't take that kind of cold weather, anymore..............even though, I lived in Michigan for 60 years.
Only reason for the rolled up sleeves , was I was hotter than blazes, and the adrenaline was still pumping. Lol. I used to live in NW Pa. Just south of Erie. I know about the Cold you speak of, and I sure don't miss it.