Well, that was quicker than I thought.
Opening day was nothing but cold rain. I took my best friend and son with me opening day. They had never been before and I had really hoped beginner’s luck would come out and my friend would get one. No joy.
Despite being soaked and freezing, a good time was had by all.
Sunday I waited till after about 100PM as I am wont to do when hunting on my own terms. On a whim, I took the Remington USMC M40 sniper rifle. I always thought it would be cool to take a deer with it.
I had not been sitting down for 10 minutes and was in the middle of eating a Hershey bar when this little 7 point came out behind me. Smacked him down with a 165 grain Barnes Triple Shock X solid copper hollow point.
Unluckily for my brother, he was near so I made him come help me drag it off the mountain.
Not my biggest racked deer, but I will take any with horns. I don’t hunt over bait, use an ATV, a blind or tree stand. When you walk and stalk them, you take what you can get when the opportunity presents itself.