The Winchester model 70 vs. a North Christian County Buck

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by JDMiller, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

    Jun 12, 2005
    " Between the Rivers "
    I’ve been off work the last two days trying to get a little deer hunting in. This morning alarm goes off at 3 am and instead of hitting doze .. I must have turned the dang thing off. Next thing I know is I hear my wife’s go off at 6am. Wife starts poking me.. thought you were going hunting.

    So... this is how my day started.

    Needless to say I even got a later start as my daughter dropped off the grand baby and I decided I was going to play with him for awhile. Which I finally make it to the farm around noon.

    I get settled in one of my favorite stands about 12:30, pull up my rifle and was fiddling around with a pocket on my hunting britches trying to get my gloves out. When I hear an awful commotion coming off a ridge to my right & about 100 yards below me. Which I knew it was deer running... and first to come off the ridge was a single doe... tail straight out and flat out covering some real estate fast.

    Behind her was a buck on her heels and I saw polished tines. Didn’t know how good a buck but never the less I had to make a decision pretty dang quick. So... shouldered my rifle and picked an opening... soon as the buck hit the clearing ... boom. By 12:45 my buck tag was filled... roughly less than 15 minutes in the stand.

    Not a monster by no means but a decent 8 point. I’m satisfied with him and made another memory with the Winchester and about the longest shot on a deer in the woods I ever made. It was around 120 yds in what has to be the clearest spot on the farm.

    Which just throwing this out there to those still hunting ... I’ve witnessed the best 11am to 2pm deer movement that I’ve seen in awhile.

    Confirmation # 1145027391024
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2019

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

    Nov 30, 2005
    Staffordsville, KY
    Loved the hunt details. Sometimes those quick hints are the best. Beautiful buck and beautiful Winchester. Good job JD!!
  3. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

    Oct 15, 2013
    Great hunt! Way to get it done! I probably would have went back to bed.
  4. Munson

    Munson 12 pointer

    Dec 24, 2011
    Natural Bridge
    Nice buck JD. Good looking rifle too
  5. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

    Aug 21, 2007
    the woods
    Congrats. Dandy buck.
  6. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    Glad you got it done! Congrats!
  7. ky.longbeard

    ky.longbeard 10 pointer

    May 15, 2010
  8. bigbonner

    bigbonner 12 pointer

    Aug 5, 2015
    Good buck congratulations
    I let three that size walk and all three was together . I need deer meat so next time one of them won't be so lucky
  9. glenmorebuckman

    glenmorebuckman 6 pointer

    Dec 20, 2003
    Caneyville, Ky, USA.
    Nice buck and nice rifle. I sold my Model 70 Featherweight in 30/06 about 7 years ago and have had seven years of hatred and regret for myself!
  10. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

    Jun 12, 2005
    " Between the Rivers "
    I’ve killed several bucks chasing does where all you get is a distant side view or maybe a back view. Most have had some ground shrinkage and I don’t know if maybe its the excitement that gets the better of me or just split second judgement.... but overall never been really disappointed though.

    We got ...or better said did (pending what’s been killed on surrounding farms) have 2 really good bucks running around. Fact is I got a glimpse of one....a really nice 10 on opening day. Which was why i wanted to be in this stand ...and honestly he chased a doe in this very same route this 8 point did. My first thought when i saw this buck it was the one on opening day..but apparently But the remainder of gun season for me is limited... tomorrow afternoon would have wrapped me up.

    So.... I’m happy and now time to do some yote hunting.
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  11. bigbonner

    bigbonner 12 pointer

    Aug 5, 2015
    Funny thing you brought up Yote's . I was about to hammer down on a yote and thought It will mess up my deer hunting and sure enough right after the coyote left out here came the bucks. Now I kind of wish I had of went on ahead and taken one buck. I could be eating deer burgers and making jerky.
  12. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

    Apr 2, 2012
  13. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    We were taking about this just the other day. You might have 10 seconds to decide and get your gun up before it’s too late.
  14. Trophyspike

    Trophyspike Spike

    Feb 24, 2015
    Cave City
    Yup, after a many years of whacking and stackin, I finally realized I could pile up coyotes and would never affect the rut. If the does have some stench, big boy is still walking through like he owns the place. The Joy's of the rut...
  15. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

    Jun 28, 2012
    It’s a good thing you shared your confirmation number mister! Just foolin! Congrats on a fine buck!
    mwezell and barney like this.

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