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  1. Nov 10, 2019 #1

    50bowhunter

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    84F38AF6-D53E-4A13-A126-24EB00C96D46.jpeg 08614603-1746-43FC-8A68-3C46718DCD99.jpeg 99CC0F77-40A1-46D4-8CA5-4F289158BCE0.jpeg 16FCFAF9-10BE-4A7B-9CBB-96CCABD24C0F.jpeg So I have been a smokeless owner for about 2 weeks. I got a Jeff Hankins CVA hunter conversion. Threw a vortex diamondback on it and headed to the range. Loaded with 58 gr of 4198 and a Parker BE 275gr. Two shots to get close at 100, and fired a .7” 3 shot group. 6 days later I got out for Virginia early muzzleloader. This time of year I mostly spend my time hunting the National Forest mountains. Climbed to the top early in the morning, but wasn’t seeing much deer sign. At 11:30 a beautiful coyote came through and I took him out. I decided to drop back down lower and hunt an area I was planning to save for another day. About 15 minutes before dark I hear a deer walking. Finally saw a tall rack top out on the ridge. He walked down to about 40 yards and never knew what hit him. He was dead before he hit the ground. I’m kind of liking this smokeless thing.
     
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    Congratulations, nice buck for national forrest!
     
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    Nice Buck, Congrads.:lewis: Man that dude has a tall rack. Nice looking Coyote too. I want to whack one of those for a hide to put on the wall.
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Super nice , great shootin
     
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    Thats a very good hunt. Congrats
     
  7. Nov 10, 2019 #7

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    Congrats!
     
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    Great buck and shooting. What a way to break in your new rifle. Congrats
     
  9. Nov 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM #9

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    Congratulations! Hunting the National Forest mountains in VA are no joke. Tough terrain up those mountains. That is a great deer anywhere and a fantastic National Forest buck.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM #10

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    For sure!! I haven't hunted NF now for three years, its just too hard to drag one out for me. Last buck I killed was a small basket 8 pt. We used to walk in a hour before sunrise for a mile, at least then drop off the side of the ridge. No does allowed anymore, only bucks, which cuts your chances. The deer I did take there would have hair worn off on the drag side by the time we got to the truck! Then they closed off the parking area an added another 1/4 mile of walking. Just not worth it when the deer are low in farm land an much closer/easier to get out.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2019 at 6:08 PM #11

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    NICE BUCK!! BIG Congrats on him :lewis: He is really Tall
     
  12. Nov 12, 2019 at 6:48 PM #12

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    Nice buck for sure. Always a plus to kill a yote.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2019 at 7:15 PM #13

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    Very unique cool looking rack on that guy. Congrats.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:15 PM #14

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    Wow that is a TAAALLLL rack super nice and well done sir Congrats
     
  15. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:43 AM #15

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    I like that rack and that is a pretty coyote.. Nice going.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:48 PM #16

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    3A3A32FC-BC8C-4993-A367-67188F469EC2.jpeg C431B5AA-A30D-4E48-90AD-DF1A771CE99E.png Thanks guys. The National Forest has been good to me the last few years. I hunt some farms too, I just like the challenge and adventure of the mountains. 0C259767-4453-45BB-8C96-2D01BF3953FA.jpeg
     
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    Grats on a nice buck.
     

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