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pointing_dogs_rule last won the day on October 23 2017

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About pointing_dogs_rule

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  • Birthday 12/31/1959


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  1. #2 Big Island Bird

    Very nice.
  2. Great opening day!

    CONGRATS, Rhino. lbs. that those southern birds weigh??
  3. Team 1

    Make sure that you include some good photos. Iowa isn't until mid April. I usually hunt later seasons unless I know where they are patterning. Headed out west for my usual trip. Nebraska (and maybe Wyoming and SD) we'll see how it works out
  4. Team 1

    Rhino: if we have a turkey contest I can only hope that I get on your team
  5. 3 Generations trip of a lifetime

  6. Team 1

    Feb 28th is past... no more entries... can I start celebrating???? Just kiddin' if you know me I'm not one to gloat. Congrats to fellow teammates Rhino and NY_gun ... you really pulled it out in the end, thanks.
  7. Team 1

    WOW... nice buck..... CONGRATS!!!!!!
  8. Solid Illinois 9 pointer

    congrats... Veterans day is my lucky deer day.
  9. Team 1

    Still trying to upgrade. Nothing big enough to shoot.
  10. Team 1

    CONGRATS!!!!! A real beauty
  11. Got a good One

    NICE buck, congrats!!!!
  12. Iowa blackpowder deer

    Yes, a Remington Genesis. I won it in a raffle. Shoots nice. The cap (primer) is a pain in the a$$ getting in place. Marty
  13. 2017-2018 deer photo entry thread

  14. 2017-2018 deer photo entry thread

    Team #1 Pointingdogsrule 8 point October 18th
  15. Iowa blackpowder deer

    So I love those hunting show where the guy shoots an "monster" and then it turns out to be NOT so big. The narrative then changes to "it's a mature deer". Well, that's my story of this buck..... he's a "mature deer". It's been warm here in Iowa. Temps in the high 60's most everyday. Little deer movement. That doesn't deter me as I love to sit in the tree anytime possible. Went out last night and hunted 75 yards into the woods. I usually hunt the edges and food sources. This guy came into view 10 minutes before shooting hours ended. 75 yards away in the woods. I looked and didn't think much of him in the low light. He made 2 scrapes and then continued on to the right at 50 yards. I looked and passed. He then disappeared behind some brush with leaves (late fall in Iowa and lots of leaves still on the trees). He re-appeared at 12 yards to my SURPRISE I looked and thought... "bigger then I thought" He sniffed the ground as I looked at him through my 3x scope setting and then lifted his head and did the "lip curl" as he scented the wind. What a cool image in my mind.... I'll never forget that image......... than "bang", 5 minutes before shooting hours ended. I watched him bound off after the smoke cleared. I waited in the dark for 15 minutes and looked for blood. Absolutely NONE I backed out and went home and said some prayers for a good recovery in the morning. Today I found him no more then 60yards from where he was shot. I thought that I heard a crash last night, however, I didn't want to risk it. The reason for NO BLOOD... I it him in the left lung as he was quartering to me and it exited the right abdomen, which makes sense as I was 20+ feet above him at 12 yards. All the blood stayed in the abdominal cavity. 18 inch spread, 8 point, small tines, nice long and heavy main beams. Not the biggest deer that I have shot, however, "he was a mature deer". PS: NEVER shoot a deer where you have to drag him 300 yards up a river valley hill (unless you have lots of friends) Good luck to all the dog