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#1 Spirithawk

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

I scored a nice Doe opening day of our Muzzleloader Season. Shot her through both lungs at 18 yards hunting from the ground. She walked almost right up to me and never knew I was there. The Optima Pro .50 sure did it's job. She ran about 50 yards and dropped. I watcher her run, stop, and fall over. Dead when I got to her. The 245 grain Aerotip Power Belt did an excellent job. Though I didn't need it there was a very good blood trail that would have been a sinch to follow. She was a very healthy Doe with two inches, or more, of fat and weighed aprox 95 pounds, or more, field dressed. Pretty good eating too as we had venison stew that night. My bad ankle, the one I hurt in the ATV acident back in Sept., is still giving me trouble. It's now swollen to more than twice the normal size because I did so much walking instead of riding the ATV more. Not holding a grudge against the Honda Rancher, I just like to still hunt and I see way more deer that way. Hurts like heck today but between you and me it was well worth it. ;) Doctor told me it would be well over a year to heal. Guess maybe I should listen to him. Nahhhhh, Turkey Season opens in April! To top it off I got a very cool package from my best bud Paul today. Included was a Cherokee Cook Book! How cool, and a well thought gift, is that? Thanks Diganali ( Brother ) Tell Judy thanks too and hugs to you both. :)

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:14 PM

Man that doe was an answer to prayer. I just felt bad not being there to help get her in for ya. My wife and I have been watching hawks for several years now both from our house and while on the road and each time I see one it makes me think of you. Saw one today on my way home and thought of you and how you were doing and here I find out you are doing even better than I expected. You are most welcome for the gift. When I saw it there was no option I had to buy it and send it to the one it belongs to. Hugs to you and Sammee and now you can relax and enjoy the season with a whole bunch of great meals.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:49 PM

Man that doe was an answer to prayer. I just felt bad not being there to help get her in for ya. My wife and I have been watching hawks for several years now both from our house and while on the road and each time I see one it makes me think of you. Saw one today on my way home and thought of you and how you were doing and here I find out you are doing even better than I expected. You are most welcome for the gift. When I saw it there was no option I had to buy it and send it to the one it belongs to. Hugs to you and Sammee and now you can relax and enjoy the season with a whole bunch of great meals.



Thanks Diganali. :) I called Jason on my radio and he met me at the house. We got the ATV and it wasn't too bad lifting her onto the back rack. Man, she sure had some big back hams. I'll put that cook book to good use. ;)

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:47 AM

Congrats!!!
good shooting ole timer!


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:00 AM

very nice job of muzzle loader shooting, Way to let them get close. That is a nice looking doe there. I bet the back straps are like candy.. Enjoy the venison.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:02 PM

If you decide that you can't eat all of the meat let me know and send it my way! Congrats to ya!
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

Way to go Norm. You are looking good to by the way my friend. Merry CHRISTmas and be sure to tell Phylis we send you our best. GOD bless my friend.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:57 PM

Congrats, Norm. Enjoy. :boone:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:30 AM

:clap: Congrats on a nice doe there Norm !
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:28 PM

Thanks guys. Merry Christmas to you and your's. :)




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