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jlove1974
10-18-2010, 05:05 PM
This was also my first ML deer, and first antlered buck. Big body, small rack, good eating! This was taken in SE Caldwell County, NC near Lake Rhodhiss

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx264/jlove1974/Mobile%20Uploads/downsized_1009000931.jpg

RuddeDogg
10-18-2010, 07:53 PM
Nice work. Congrats.

jlove1974
10-18-2010, 09:11 PM
Thanks! Now to add some surf to the turf and we're set:fishing:

rattler
10-18-2010, 10:51 PM
This was also my first ML deer, and first antlered buck. Big body, small rack, good eating! This was taken in SE Caldwell County, NC near Lake Rhodhiss

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx264/jlove1974/Mobile%20Uploads/downsized_1009000931.jpg

Nice size deer. The small rack yells about the lack of food and /or to many does in the area. You didn't say how many points on the rack, i see 4 on your rt. To many does, not enough food. I saw a "PERFECT 14 POINT" that was so small I could have dang near stuck it under MY hat. That was in MI. I saw VERY MANY non tupical in MI. I started hunting in VA. Big corn/peanut feed deer here. BIG RACKS. Hunted the mts. in VA, WVA, NC. just because I had the chance to. Good old days. Good luck we are about DONE and so are our DEER/FISH/Open Spaces. TOO MANY PEOPLE.

jlove1974
10-19-2010, 10:55 AM
it's a foothills-area deer and not much agriculture anymore. I don't feed them.
There are a few abandoned clover plots nearby, and lots of backyards :D
The area used to be a cattle farm, but now it's mostly subdivisions....

Also: It's a 6 point buck, with no brow-tines. Approximately 2.5 years old.
I used a CVA optima muzzleloader w/ a hornady 250gr XTP hollowpoint sabot.

You are right about the does. Unfortunately, Western NC only has an either-sex season in the first of December, and the muzzleloading season is buck-only, and two weeks ahead of my area.

Maybe next year I'll talk my dad into feeding corn or apples all year long

chriscustom
10-22-2010, 09:05 PM
Nice Deer bro.