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    First and second 30-30 cast bucks

    Went out this morning with an old Win 94 30-30 rifle that I traded for. My daughter and I loaded up several dozen Lee 170 cast on top of some H335. Zeroed in the rifle a few days ago. Sitting over the Creek bottom this morning I caught a glimpse coming down the far hill. Two bucks were sparring all the way down the hill. One was much smaller and really taking a whooping. Ranged at 125 and I fired in the bigger of the two. No response they just kept pushing and shoving each other. Thinking I missed I fired again, same response. Well this time the bucks closed the distance and was now 100yds still sparring. The smaller was in clear view so I held on the front shoulder and let the little carbine bark. This time the smaller buck dropped and the big buck started rolling him around on the ground, snorting and grunting the whole time. I topped my rifle back off and looked to see the bigger buck fall stone cold dead. Hed been hit twice and never flinched, just kept fighting until he fell over dead. Craziest thing Ive ever seen! Click image for larger version. 

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    Congrats! that is quite a story!

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    Congrats on your deer. Looks like you have a very good helper there!
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    That's a hunt you will never forget!

    I've never been fortunate enough to see two bucks going at it.

    Let us know how they taste, being all riled up before the kill.

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    Congrats on the bucks.
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    Nice hunt, two bucks at a time. Congrats ; )
    H/D

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    Good job and congratulations on taking a kid hunting! The old 3030 just keeps on keeping on.
    Hell, I was there!

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    Honest to God I wish my parents took me hunting. What a glorious experience for your daughter.

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    congrats!!!!!!
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    She's been every morning and afternoon since. Seen several does, but she says she still has a buck tag to fill first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercreek Farmer View Post

    Let us know how they taste, being all riled up before the kill.

    I, too, am interested. I’ve always assumed that the adrenaline & such must matter. But, some people dog hunt, and seem to enjoy the venison.

    I’m curious to know if you can taste anything.

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    Bang, bang, bang, flop, flop
    Great posting
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    That is one good hunt for you and your kid. You both will be shear that now. For how some of the deer are when they are pumped up ,for what they can take before they do drop. Like that story . Thank you
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    i once shot a whitetail at about 60 yards behind the shoulder...he didnt move so i thought i had missed, i shot again and he keeled over. later butchering it there was two holes about an inch apart, go figure.

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    Good evening and a double Congratulations !
    Very interesting tale. I do know when a buck has a goal in mind they are persistent in seeing it through
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    wow... how cool is that!!!!!
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    A good friend did something similar years back. A bull moose walked out of a spruce wall at 120 yds. Just his head and shoulders showing. He shoot him just behind the shoulder with a 250gr 338 win mag. Nothing happened aimed and shot again nothing! Waited about a minute and shot again! Reloaded his rifle and was aiming again could see just a small trickle of blood right where he had been shooting for! Flop the bull dropped. When we skined the bull we found Three holes in about a 2” group. Strange stuff happens!

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