Not much of a rack, but a nice spike. The joy of it was that it was my grandson’s first deer. He is 14. We were sitting side by side in a blind at the edge of a field near Hancock, Maryland. It was about 28° with no wind and about 7:00 am this buck and a doe came by. They disappeared but about an hour later the buck came out about 70 yards away. He has a Remington model 700 .243 with 100 grains and a 3x9 scope. The Saturday before he had missed a small six. I was whispering to him like one of those guides you see on the outdoor channel on tv. He said, “I think I’ll take a shot.” We have those shooting sticks to help steady the rifle. With one shot he dropped it with a spine shot.
I have shot a pile of deer in my years. But this was one of my happiest moments in all the years I have hunted deer. That would be 55.
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Our gun deer hunting season starts on Nov. 21st.Up here in Washington we got deer, grouse, rabbit and doves opening tomorrow. When does everybody else get started? When is the first day that you're heading out?
I'll be sitting in my stand Friday after work for deer and then taking the dog out Sat to chase some grouse, then back in the stand on Sunday.