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Couple of doe tags filled #211326 01/12/2022 3:16 PM
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Because of the excessive time I spent trying to get my cow tag filled, I didn't even hunt for a muley buck. Dan and I went up to a favorite little spot outside of Story, WY to get some whitetail hunting in before the season ended. On the 29th of November I was able to get two tags filled, but Dan came up empty. On the following day, Dan shot a small buck and a doe.
We both brought two handguns a piece. We hunted the morning with nothing. We started hunting again after lunch, and we could tell that the deer were out and moving. We parted ways again and while I was slowly making my way to the place to where I would position myself for the afternoon, I saw movement through the high grass. I was able to take a hurried shot at short range from the double kneeling position. She went down so fast at the shot, that when I saw another deer run into cover, I questioned myself as to whether I had missed, but it didnít make sense because this other one looked smaller. I walked to the place where I shot and there was the first doe was dead on the spot.
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I was using some 6.5 Creedmoor Hornady 120 grain GMX ammunition. After taking some pictures, and getting ready to gut her, I noticed out of my peripheral vision movement, it was another deer in the trees. It ended up being the yearling that had runoff to begin with. One more shot, and then I had the second one down. This doe, and the yearling are pictured where they laid.
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I had the intention to shoot the first one of the two tags I had with my 6.5 Creedmoor Pachmayr Dominator (the one pictured), and hopefully the second one with my 25 Creedmoor Dominator.
I never had time to even go get the other Dominator, as this yearling came back, and I was kind of hidden by a wood pile and they ultimately died about 40 yards from each other. Great time with a good friend.
Sometimes when things happen, they happen quickly.
These two doe kills were less than 50 yards from where I shot my doe last year, while slowly making my way to sit against a tree for an afternoon hunt.
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To date I have killed five does and one buck in this opening since I started hunting here...You could say it is a deer honey-hole


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: Ernie] #211328 01/13/2022 4:37 PM
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nicely done Ernie! you gotta love it when it works out better than planned. glad you both filled tags.


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: Ernie] #211343 01/15/2022 1:44 AM
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A few more weeks and we will be shooting things together!!


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: gunslingerdad] #211350 01/15/2022 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by gunslingerdad
nicely done Ernie! you gotta love it when it works out better than planned. glad you both filled tags.

Yes, it was a surprise to get it done that quick. Young and dumb (But very tasty) was the reason for the fast second doe.
This area along the Bighorns has a big whitetail population, and there has always been left over doe permits since we have lived in Wyoming.


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: Zee] #211351 01/15/2022 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Zee
A few more weeks and we will be shooting things together!!

Soooo looking forward to that!


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: Ernie] #211352 01/15/2022 5:16 PM
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yep you gotta love the ones that havent seen a hunting season. they dont know danger when they see it. especially when mom didn't take off running.


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: Ernie] #211353 01/15/2022 8:28 PM
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Agreed.
I wasn't looking for a buck, just some young does, and I was fortunate enough for it to go my way rather quickly.


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Re: Couple of doe tags filled [Re: Ernie] #211363 01/17/2022 7:43 PM
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Congrats on the two does!


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