Yes,lol, that's true but that's a NY deer. As you said I'm new on this site and I'll try not to make those mistakes in the future I have so many deer from Vt and NY over my year's of hunting that you can say I've surely had the good fortune of taking my share. I'll post a picture of a Mt Tabor buck.
I love Vt hunting but will continue to hunt NY where I go as it's some of the most beautiful scenery and supprising country there is.
About the rifle, it's a 30-06 model 7600 which I've taken many deer with and a great rifle but this year I used my 7MM and I think I'm going to use it for a while.