It’s cold up here in my home state of KS. 17 degrees is cold, at least for this Texas raised boy! I’ve seen a couple of deer, but none that presented a clean shot. I’ve brought 1/2 my arsenal with me, and carried most of them though out the last 3 days. Not at the same time of course. I’ve only got a couple of days left, and I’m really hoping to fill up my cooler full of deer meat before I have to head back home. The hardest part this year is the farmer that share crops our land did not plant any winter wheat, and I did not have time to put a feeder up. Still it’s been great hanging with my family, and being out exploring my families land. Good luck to all the hunters out there. Stay Warm.
Well it did not get any warmer, the next day it was °9 when I headed out to my hunting spot. I was pretty warm w/ all my gear on when I first laid down. I spotted the Doe around 7am, but I had to wait until 8am to take my shot. By this time the temp had soared to °10… I was about to lose it if I did not hurry up and get a good shot on this doe. Then the biggest doe of the pack stepped out and gave me a perfect shot. I hit her on the high shoulder w/ the 130g Berger VLD leaving my 6.5 Creedmoor barrel at 2995 FPS. It was a D.R.T. shot (dead right there) which makes for an easy recovery. Would I have preferred a nice big buck? Sure, but this was one large doe, that gave me a great amount of meat. Here are some photos from the hunt and the tasty backstraps I cooked up last night.Windows 8 key
Large KS doe taken w/ my 6.5 Creedmoor from www.rprifles.com