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Old November 12th, 2016, 01:18 PM   #1
 
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Well, I am almost embarrassed to tell you how I "hunted" this one. I was hunting on my father in laws land, and had not had time to scout it at all. Only been back there a couple times. So, I drove the truck to the end of the field and put me a lawn chair in the bed. About 8 AM this fella walked by at about 150 yards. One shot from the Ruger 77 MK2 in .308 was all it took.



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Old November 12th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #2
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May as well be comfortable. Congrats on what looks to be some prime venison.
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Nice buck. My father in law always hunted from a folding chair, often while reading a paperback book.
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Nice buck, well easy hunt is all I can say. Enjoy.
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Today was opening day here in Wisconsin. I sat in a folding lawn chair too, but it was in an elevated box blind.
This hunting land is still new to me. It also isn't mine so the amount of scouting and prep I've done is zero.
I've never before seen so much deer activity, yet I didn't even take a shot. It was a day of missed opportunities. Learned tons today.
It was also the first day of cold weather here for the year - it's been uncharacteristically warm and no snow yet. But this morning was "real feel" of 18 degrees F and 25 mph winds with 40 mph gusts! I still sat for 11 hours.

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Congrats, looks like Thanksgiving dinner is served.
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Congrats! Sounds like a nice day of hunting to me.
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I wouldn't be emberased at all. Sounds smart to me. And it obviously worked. Congrats.
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