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Dad got another!

Dad called me yesterday, and he put the smackdown on a nice healthy doe.  It was actually the one that I saw the last evening of my hunt 3 weeks ago, when she came in with her 2 fawns to eat apples for the last 20 minutes of light.  The fawns are fat healthy, and are both does.  They should have no problem surviving the winter, and becoming breeders next year, if they didn't actually come into cycle late this year.  They already were wandering off without her anyway for long periods of time.

She weighed in at 124 pounds.  Really nice for a doe.  He's going to give most of the meat to the pastor at their church, who is having trouble making ends meet.  He has a buck tag left, but he has plenty of meat, so he'll just head out with any spare time he has, for the rest of this week.

We were talking, and we think it's been 25 years or so since he got 2 deer in one year.  Seems that when he gets one in rifle, he doesn't see anything in Muzzleloader.  Or, vice-versa.

 

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Woo Hoo!!

That's great! Congratulations to your Dad on another fine harvest. I really like the idea of where the deer's going as well. I did something similar several years ago and I think you'd like the story:  


http://www.chuckhawks.com/christmas_buck.htm

 

 

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That's a great story Ed! 

That's a great story Ed! 

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Congrats to your dad on his

Congrats to your dad on his harvest.

Nice looking doe!

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Congratulations to your dad

Congratulations to your dad on getting another one down. Didn't sound too optomistic at the start but it turned out great!!

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Well, it's just based on past

Well, it's just based on past experience.  Every year, we hunt one of the more populated (with deer) areas of the state, and see lots of doe.  Every year, he gets a doe permit for muzzleloader.  Every year, they seem to disappear in that last week of rifle, and the week leading up to ML.

I don't know if it's a matter of the food source (apples) drying up, or the weather forcing the deer to start to yard up early, or what.

 

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Congratulations to your dad

Congratulations to your dad on a nice doe. I am sure she will provide good eating all winter long.

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  Congrats to your Dad on his

 

Congrats to your Dad on his dou of deer this year!  Hopefully he can get that trifecta yet this year.

 

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Well, season just ended

Well, season just ended Sunday, so he's going to have to settle for ONLY 2 deer this year.... Wink