Well we are starting off 2010 with a Bang. I made a trip down to South Texas for a Management Deer hunt. I could only kill a mature 8 pt so that was kind of a challenge we were looking for a certain deer. I was down there with customers so I wanted to make sure they got one first then I would be up to bat. Well the first night my customer missed a heck of an 8 pt that had a broken G3 he said he was so nerves he closed his eyes at the shot. The deer was only 100yds from us & I got killer footage of the miss. Then he decided a that he wanted to go shoot some hogs & I could go the last night to see if I could get one. Well we were sitting in the blind with a few deer around & it was getting about that time when they should start coming out & two shots rang out above us & all the deer cleared so I was talking to my guide & he asked if I wanted to go check a couple fields & we would spot & stalk I said heck yes so he went to get the Jeep & I loaded all the camera stuff up & put it outside the blind. We took off & had about 30 min of light left we went to the field where my customer had missed the first night & there was nothing in the field so we checked another field & there was the big 8 pointer with the broken G3 I ranged him with my Leopold RX1000 at 304 yards & I was getting ready to make the shot when the guide said hold up I see a nice 8 pt on the opposite end of the field so I got up & ran about 500 yds down a fence line & got into position. The deer was at 250 yds & I got the Bog Pod setup & I help him set the camera up then we got ready. I got him thru the scope took a deep breath & then squeezed it off he went down. Then all of a sudden he got back up and just stood there so without an hesitation I moved out to the edge of the field & sat on my butt with the bog pod in front of me & squeezed another round off this time he took off running & ran about 80 yds & went down what a hunt it was dark thirty so to speak when I killed that buck it was a blast. That was the longest shot I have ever taken on an animal & the .300 win mag did the job thanks for CVA & Leopold they have amazing equipment.

Next Stop Turkey Hunting in Florida & Bear Hunting in Canada northern Alberta for giant Black Bears in May.

 

Charles Paddock

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