I think my son has braggin rights for this year he shot his first deer ever.
He shot a doe about 100 pounds. He was as excited as I was. I was setting behind him when he shot the deer. He was as cool as a cucumber.
We are not horn hunters here we hunt for the meat.
We never use bait here it is illegal.
[ This Message was edited by: maineguide on 2002-11-27 15:21 ]
Just got back from a little pre thanksgiving outing this morning, with my daughter (crosshairs). She took a 5x5 whitetail. That was the easy part, the steep uphill drag in the snow added the real fun, but more than worth it. She is so excited and keeps reminding me its bigger than mine :smile:
I love this type of topic my children go hunting with me when ever they like. Im a single mom of two kids. I do not push them going with me but they get real happy when mom brings home the deer, the part they never forget is a tradition of them kissing the heart after it is cleaned to tell god thank you for our prize. they are getting a little old for that it is getting harder and harder to get them to kiss it anymore lol ow well another story to tell when they are adults.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...