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DowninWhiteys

Mid December Muzzleloader Buck

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Been kind of an up-and-down season and even though I killed a nice buck during the November firearm season, deer movement had been real slow in the succeding weeks. I hadn't had much luck seeing any bucks,  but did pass up a few opportunities at does. I had an either-sex permit and was giving it until the last weekend of the month, then I would  fill my tag with a doe. On December 16th just after sunset a young Buck came walking up a trail at 20 yards from my tree stand  and presented the perfect opportunity. The resulting shot led to a 30-yard recovery and my second buck of the season. This was also my first buck ever with a muzzleloader. And even though he was young he must have been in quite a few scraps because he had two broken tines and both of his brow tines were broken off at the base. Nevertheless I was very happy to take him and fill my freezer to the brim with delicious venison.

 I would like to say congrats to everyone else who's been able to have success this season, and to those who didn't I hope you at least had fun in the process. I' m looking forward to the morel mushroom hunting season and spring turkey as I'm sure a lot of you are too. 

 Have a happy and safe New Year.

Jim

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Congratulations.  A lot of fun muzzleloading, usually our best opportunity here with the muzzleloader season running early November when the bucks get moving around.  What ml'er are you using, looks like a remington 700?

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1 hour ago, wtnhunt said:

Congratulations.  A lot of fun muzzleloading, usually our best opportunity here with the muzzleloader season running early November when the bucks get moving around.  What ml'er are you using, looks like a remington 700?

Yes sir. It was my dad's who I think bought it sometime in the mid-to-late 90s. He gave it to me three years ago when he stopped hunting due to bad health. And then when I got it I used  the 209 primer conversion kit  to change the ignition  system  on it. This is actually the first deer I've shot with it.

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typo, clarity.

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Nice buck...Congrats! Two nice bucks & a full freezer....can't beat that. I muzzleloader hunted a for a few years. I enjoyed hunting with it, but hated having to clean it so much lol.

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