A deer hanging in camp

mevertsen

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My dad has had two strokes. 2016 and 2018. The 2018 one did him in pretty good and the last couple years have been rough. He is now retired and life is a little better.

He hasn't been hunting in several years. He bought a Howa 243 last year, and we put him in for tags this year.

He drew a doe tag for area 6 here in NV this year.

We left Sunday and arrived at our camp spot at about 430. I put up the wall tent real fast, and my dad wanted to go down the road and see what was up and moving.

We made it just out of the hole camp was in and found some deer. He was lined up on a fawn, and passed. We then went 100 yards down the road and there was a group of about 15. It took a couple minutes for him to get set up on the tripod, but his one shot held true. I watched the deer fold up in my binoculars at 75 yards. One shot and done.

I began to do the gutless method like I normally do, and my dad said he wants a deer hanging in camp, so I gutted it real quick, and we hung it in camp.

532 yards from camp to deer.

He was shooting 243 Win with 95 grain Federal Nosler Ballistic Tip. In through the ribs, blew the heart up and out through the back of the left shoulder. The dark spot on the right side is the entrance and the one of it lying on the ground shows the exit.

We then goofed off the next couple days and came home yesterday. Cut up the deer last night.

This seemed to be more nostalgic for him going back to his childhood of big camps, wall tents, and deer hanging in camp.
 

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