- Sep 7, 2014
Have to get the smoke pole cleaned up good, be big boy time late season
Usually I prefer late muzzle because it's the first time all the leaves are off for a gun season but this year they were pretty much gone opening day.Have to get the smoke pole cleaned up good, be big boy time late season
I agree, some didn't make it through rifle but the ole mr big that was on lock down all rut that u didn't see anymore after Halloween will start a routine pattern and during the daylight. A few years ago , before i had cell cameras had a big mature buck around mid December came by within a 10 minute span each day for 5 days straight. Same time each day same place.Have to get the smoke pole cleaned up good, be big boy time late season
That's some bad luckI tried to punch my ticket on a good size 12 pointer. I sometimes hunt with two T/C Contenders a 7-30 Waters for long range and this year a new to me 357 Maximum for short range shots that present the opportunity. I first saw the buck cross the creek at about 125 yards. I had the 7mm set up on a tripod but it was pointed out the window on the opposite side of the pop up blind. When I tried to move the tripod a leg snagged on the blind and made enough noise to spook the buck. He ran towards the fence line like he know what to do to evade the threat. I never heard him jump the fence into the woods but he moved behind the roll of the hill where I couldn't see him. Ten minutes later over the cutest of the hill I see a wall of tines moving up the hill. I then reach for the 357 max pistol just in case a shot presents itself. The buck takes a quartering turn my way and crest the hill 40 yards from me. I squeeze the trigger the hammer falls to a very loud CLICK. Pistol failed to fire. Hammer struck the safety bar instead of the firing pin.