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    Posted: 22 October 2017 at 11:24
D-I-L has a trophy mule deer tag in 513.
That is south of Winnett to Roundup ish.
We did opening day out there. I could only shoot Whitetail , My son had a doe mule deer tag for that area.
 NOT a lot of deer , we hunted a LOT of ground. there is huge block managements that are just sign in and they let you drive the 2 tracks. A good amount of Public land too.
We saw 2 "Trophy" bucks one , the smaller, still huge. We just could not get on it, and one a true Trophy 200+ buck she had a very good shot at. ONLY 568 yards in a 30 mph wind...
She took the Creedmoor but also had the 338/378.
Like any good golfer she knew when to use an iron or a club. She chose the club. A little adjustment for range and windage she pulled the trigger on the 338. So close!.
But the deer pranced off thinking he was bullet proof, we never got on him again.
Early , like first light we has 4 does run right up to us and the trucks, My boy passed on the shot.
But around noon and no deer in the truck we found a group of does just off the 2 track about 110 yards . He grabbed his 7.62 Russian. Odd choice in my mind but he had never killed a deer with it and he had sporterized it for hunting so why not ,other then he only had one shell in the gun...
That's all he needed, I watched from my truck with the bino's . Perfect shot just behind the mid shoulder. I could see the red spray from the other side of the deer.
She folded and squiggled down to with in 30 yards of the road NICE. I DRUG THE DEER TO THE TRUCK, how different is that???
She is small, but the others may have still had spots, should be OK for eating I suppose. We gave it to a guy from my work.
Long one day hunt 500 mile ,3:00 AM to 9:00PM but we got to see a lot of new country. They will have to go back and fill D-I-L tag...

                                                                                               


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2017 at 11:53
Sounds like a nice day with family....and they let you drag.  


Curious, was the 7.62 a:   7.62x54 Mosin or a 7.62x39  AK? 

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7.62x54 Mosin -Noget  Russian military gun I believe
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2017 at 15:59
Another great hunt. I am very envious of the time you spend in the field. One of these days I am going to retire. 

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I've hunted that area for many years, with the kids. If you found the old homestead, at base of Devil's Backbone and Devil's basin, just west of state section, you work the rim rocks, from there north or south depending on the wind and you can most always pick up a decent buck, either in junipers or rim rocks. If that doesn't pan out, there's another ridge that runs parallel couple sections north, you can often make a push through there and north and find some bedded, in juniper, breaks, and tall sage, there's a break, parallels crick, that runs for about six sections, to next main n/s road and section to section and half north of main e/w road across BMA. There's also rim rocks, closer to south end of BMA, couple sections north of private along #12.

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Another good story by d!One nice thing about my trips to MT....I have passed thru lots of the state E-W & W-E on various routes. Been in Winnett  and Round Up too....just passing thru tho....so sometimes when I read about your escapades I can sorta relate to the general area anyway....been there but NOT DUN THAT as you do.Smile
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We were on the road Saturday...Sunday was hellishly windy. I usually skip opening weekend, but got my youngest son a tag, so we can go next weekend.
 
Two of my cousins have come up during the season the last couple of years, and I'll see if they plan to come up again before I get too serious. I have a great time hunting with them, and it is good to be with family.
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