That 10" .357 Herrett went and did it!
It ended another deer season too soon.
I guess in it's defense it was sort of a self defense shooting. One of my stands is a 25ft section of triangular TV antenna mast attached to the side of a tree right next to a little creek. Well I was up there today having a hot cup of tea when I hear what sounds like a stampede coming through the woods on the frosted leaves. I turned around to see a herd of at least 20 (could have been 25) running straight towards my tower at full bore. Behind them like a second skirmish line was another five deer perhaps 50 yards behind Now they have to jump this tiny little creek to get to my side. Well one of the deer in the first line caught a leg on some brush just as it jumped and stumpled when it touch down on my side and plowed into my tower!
It nearly dumped me over the edge. Fortunately I do wear a harness. Anyway the rest of the deer in the first wave ran buy without slowing down. By the time I regained my footing the second wave arrived and a big old doe paused just long enough to watch the fallen deer scrample for footing and let me get the crosshairs on her. The 180 Hornady moving at 1850fps only had to go about 25-30 yards. Bang flop, dead right there. I didn't weigh her but she was one of the largest doe I have shot in many years.
That what I love about hunting you just don't know what is going to happen.
Last edited by Gary; 12/07/2008 10:46 AM. Reason: removed ubb code from title