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Rifle seasons are almost upon us

I've enjoyed my muzzleloader hunts thus far and even managed to whack a decent Tn buck, but I am real excited to start our Tn & Ky rifle seasons, with Kentucky's opening on Saturday morning. I'll go out one more morning (tomorrow) during Tennessee's M/L season, but when it's rifle season, I'm really enjoying it. A full week of Ky rifle then Tennessee's rifle opens and runs concurrently for another week. Kentucky's only lasts for two weeks, but Tennessee's runs til 1 January. WOO HOO!! Dancing

I've got several rifles I'm wanting to use this season and I think first up for the Kentucky opener will be a CZ 550 FS in 9.3x62.

 

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Good luck with those upcoming

Good luck with those upcoming hunts. I'm really jealous now as my rifle seasons are nearly over for the year. No more antlered tags left at all. Just a doe for my son and daughter with only a couple of evenings this weekend to get out and then a few cow tags to try and fill. The hunting will still be great but it's the buck hunting I love the most.

I've had a great year with my family, but of course I always want more. 

It will be great to see some pics with all those intersting rifles that you have. I didn't think I needed anymore but you have really added to my want list. Big smile

 

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hunting

I'm impressed by how well you and your family did on your hunt(s) together. That's simply GREAT. I can tell you, though, that I love my lo o o o o ng seasons and what they allow me to do. I promise that I'll keep you all updated and I'm sure you realize that you all will know what I tag what deer with!!  Yes

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Gen gun started here last

Gen gun started here last weekend,go's to Jan 22nd.If i can find a place in zone B i can take Gen gun to Feb 19th.Bow season-0...CrossBow-0...Muzzy-1 Gobbler...Hopefully gen gun will pay off...Good Luck to All!

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GOOD LUCK OUT THERE AND CONGRATS

Good luck out there and congratulations on filling the early tag.  I will be using a new to me rifle for hunting deer in the rifle season this year too.  For me its a cartridge similar to yours TNdeerhunter. I'll be using my cape gun with a twelve gauge side in case a partridge walks through close to me and a rifled barrel in 9.3x54R.  Its a short rimmed version of your 9.3x62 aslo known as 360 nitro express.  I might not even shoot at a deer in my home state of New York since I'll really be there sitting next to my son hoping that he gets his first deer, but just in case I need to add an anchoring shot or in case two bucks show up, I'll have the old girl in hand.  Like you I already have one deer down this year (my Washington state Muley and white tail cross) so I'm all good if I don't get another.  Keep us posted on your hunts and let us know how you make out.  I'll be looking forward to your report and pictures.  

Mike

 

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Good luck on your rifle

Good luck on your rifle hunts.  Our rifle season starts Nov. 24th-27, goes out for two weeks and then comes back until mid February.  I am O-fer during bow season.  Been waiting to get a buck, but havent seen any shooters.  Might try to drop a couple does this weekend just to get some meat in the freezer before rifle season starts.  Keep us posted on what you get.  You guys have some bruisers up in TN and KY. 

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One more M/L deer

Tomorrow's the rifle opener in Tn and I'm excited about it. I thought I'd go ahead and post a picture of my Son-in-law's M/L deer from last week. A nice big-racked Tennessee 8 pnt, which I believe is his first M/L buck.

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Thats what I am talking

Thats what I am talking about!!! Congrats to your son in law for a beautiful deer.  Bucks like that are few are far between here in Florida.  Too many people shooting the smaller stuff.  Keep the picks coming.  Good luck!!!

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I hope you are having a great

I hope you are having a great opener out there in Tennessee!  You have some great deer there, I am sure you will get a crack at one or 2 big ones!  Good luck, and take lots of photos, and come back with a great story to share!!!

 

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 Thanks. I'm very proud of my

 Thanks. I'm very proud of my SIL as a hunter (as well as Dad & husband). He shot his first deer ever, an 8 pnt, hunting with me a few weeks before he married my daughter. It was a very special day for us all. He is a very patient hunter and only drops the hammer on fully mature bucks. This deer, his biggest, is bigger than perhaps only one or two I've ever shot in my life. I think I was more excited than he, the day he whacked this one. 

One last note; he called me right after he shot it (he was hunting at a different locale than I). He was wondering about the blood spoor and was asking me to explain it to him. He took a picture, sent it to me via phone and I told him to hold off for at least 30 mins as it looked like liver blood to me. He waited, trailed him and found him; sure enough shot just a tad too far back.

It was great to share something of the harvest with him, even if we were 20 miles apart!!  Yes


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