Well opening week in Kentucky has just ended and we sure enjoyed it! We had seen some nice bucks on our trail cam, one brute of a 10 point in particular. At 10 minutes before SR on opening morning, my son-in-law whacked that big 10 point as he walked along the edge of the huge swamp we hunt adjacent to. Dropped him in his tracks with his M77 using 180gr core-lokts.
A few days later on a nice cold 23* morning, after I'd seen 4 or 5 deer already, I heard a deer approaching from directly behind me. This fella walked by, very close to my stand and I shot him hard quartering away as he walked almost directly away. He took off, and knowing he was hit good, I continued shooting until he dropped about 110 yards away. Looks like those couple running shots failed to connect, however....
He was a huge bodied buck, must have been about 225-250 live weight. It took me a good while to drag him out by myself and I had to call a Buddy to come help me get him up into the back of my truck. I was shooting a Marlin .444S and LeverEvolution 265gr ammo.
Best of luck to all out there and we will now be switching our sights to Tennessee M/L and rifle!