Buck Down

Discussion in 'Big Game' started by TaftHunter, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,819
    Likes Received:
    131
    The girlfriend finally got her buck. She has put in a lot of time physically training and shooting preparing for this moment.

    At about 6 am last Saturday we had a good start to the day I glassed up about 10 does off the get while on our hike into our "spot".

    Once we got to where we were planning on hunting I glasses for about 15 minutes before turning up a small forky at 800 yards, I asked her if she wanted him and she said yes, so the hunt was on. As we were making our stalk I checked up on our buck (which was with about 6 does) to my surprise another buck had joined them.

    This buck was a 3 point on one side from what I could tell, so we continued up the ridge out of sight from the deer. I had picked out a rock earlier that I figured was about 400 yards from the deer, perfect!

    Sarah has been practicing regularly out to 1000 yards so a 400 yard shot should be a chip shot.

    We finally made it to the rock I had picked out, I got the gun set up ranged the buck with my G7 rangefinder, it told me to dial up 5MOA, done!

    Sarah got behind the rifle, I had her take a dry fire on the buck to get some jitters out. After she got that done I told her to put a live one in and take her shot when she was ready and the buck was broad side.

    About 30 seconds later she made an amazing shot at 373 yards. The buck was still standing so I had her put a following up shot in him and he dropped like a sack of rocks, she got to watch it all go down through her scope (I love muzzle brakes). She was beyond excited after the shot, we grabbed our packs and quickly got up to buck. Job well done!

    The rifle was my Remington 700 7mm Rem mag.
    [​IMG]
    The shooting platform.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Gspman likes this.
  2. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2013
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    13
    Congrats to her

    great shot placement and nice buck..
     
  3. Truduct

    Truduct Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    483
    Nice work. That was a long shot very cool. Tell her congrats.
     
  4. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    2,254
    Likes Received:
    268
    That's rad!!!!!!
     
  5. SurfNHuntSD

    SurfNHuntSD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,738
    Likes Received:
    335
    Great shot for her! Congrats
     
  6. Shmee22

    Shmee22 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    12
    Nice buck!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. longbowhunter2

    longbowhunter2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    278
    that was Bad Ass Cool
     
  8. Nicholas909

    Nicholas909 Suns out, Guns Out

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    98
    That is awesome. Great shot
     
  9. Elcazador.Mz

    Elcazador.Mz Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2013
    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    22
    Congrats to her. Great shot that's a nice buck..


    Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
     
  10. ilovesprig

    ilovesprig Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    6,879
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Congrats to you both......Always great to see the ladies out there being the huntress.
     
  11. acestriker

    acestriker Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    9
    that is awesome! congrats!
     
  12. DanSanDiego

    DanSanDiego Venison for Thanksgiving 2016

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    65
    Great job getting it done!
     
  13. BakoHNTR

    BakoHNTR Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    25
    Strong work! Thanks for sharing-


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. Lungpopper

    Lungpopper GLASS,GLASS,GLASS
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    315
    Thanks for sharing the story Garrett. Tell Sarah Congrats from the SCH gang.
     
  15. xjon

    xjon Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2014
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    212
    WOW! great job and nice shooting. Agreed with others on the very nice story and thanks for sharing. Inspires me.
     
  16. Bonejour

    Bonejour Rut - Me worry?
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    4,489
    Likes Received:
    216
    Garrett, that is awesome work getting her on it and great finish. She looks stoked alright.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. Gspman

    Gspman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,143
    Likes Received:
    157
    Garrett that's awesome. My wife is all excited now for our opener after reading your story.
     
  18. brad nsw

    brad nsw Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    59
    Way to work together and nice shooting on her part.

    My 7mm Rem Mag is in my profile pic. Great rifle!!!
     
  19. jlroberts100

    jlroberts100 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    18
    Good work! Nice shot.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  20. acestriker

    acestriker Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    9
    and just the other night my girlfriend cancelled on me to go shooting because she'd rather stay home and be lame.....you win!
     

Share This Page