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fallow doe #210524 04/25/2021 10:52 PM
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(this was written in Feb) Took a ride up to north central PA`s Tioga ranch for this fallow doe taken from a herd of around 150 which with all the snow was easier said then done.. Picture a foot or more snow covered with an inch or more ice with another six inches of snow. Pretty to look at but a bitch to drive an ATV or walk... Anyway it took time to single out a female that gave a clear shot around 60 or so yards and with a little too much trigger pull (FA`s 41mag) I managed to hit her right front leg where it joins the body and then the chase was on. Trying to get another shot caused her and another doe to break off and head to the wooded hilly area with me and the guide tramping through the ice which was a little to much for this senior citizen. Found her bedded by a blow down and missed the shot but sending her back to the herd and after some time I had a clear shot putting one through the lungs and another quarter away that exited the right shoulder. I did not want to chase her again. From start to finish took about three hours.... I went home with some really good cuts of venison... An interesting point was the amount of hunters the ranch has hosted, whether because of Covid or the weather or both, that has topped the usual numbers at this time of year by a very large amount... Cabin fever??

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Re: fallow doe [Re: jamesfromjersey] #210525 04/25/2021 11:35 PM
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Nothing beats the boredom of when hunting season ends and then begins again like going on an Exotic hunt.


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Re: fallow doe [Re: jamesfromjersey] #210526 04/25/2021 11:36 PM
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Way to go , James. Hope you were wearing your longjohns.
Hunting in the snow, but it gets less cool as you get older!

Re: fallow doe [Re: wvhitman] #210528 04/25/2021 11:40 PM
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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman

Hunting in the snow, but it gets less cool as you get older!


you can say that again.................


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Re: fallow doe [Re: jamesfromjersey] #210537 04/27/2021 1:55 AM
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41 mag worked perfectly

Re: fallow doe [Re: jwp475] #210544 04/28/2021 2:58 AM
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Well done, James!


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Re: fallow doe [Re: KRal] #210546 04/28/2021 4:33 AM
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Nice James!


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Re: fallow doe [Re: Vance in AK.] #210551 04/28/2021 12:50 PM
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What Bullet, load did you use, and any thoughts on it?


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Re: fallow doe [Re: jamesfromjersey] #210554 04/28/2021 4:14 PM
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Sounds like a worthwhile trip with some extra effort to make it memorable.

Re: fallow doe [Re: bearskinner] #210558 04/28/2021 5:14 PM
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 Originally Posted By: bearskinner
What Bullet, load did you use, and any thoughts on it?
That was a Taffin handload that works great when you place it correctly but my first shot was too low....


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Re: fallow doe [Re: jamesfromjersey] #210562 04/28/2021 8:20 PM
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Nice write up!


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Re: fallow doe [Re: reflex264] #210563 04/28/2021 11:10 PM
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All worth the effort, good going James.

Re: fallow doe [Re: racksmasher1] #210580 04/30/2021 10:05 PM
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Nice work James! That's the way to shake the winter blues!

Re: fallow doe [Re: SChunter] #210636 05/13/2021 9:30 PM
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Nice Work! I took one as well in the Fall. Tasty!!


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