OK... I probably shouldn't have done this, but it was just too tempting.
I'm not a trophy hunter, I only shoot for the meat. The time I spend in the brush is so enjoyable, I dislike getting a deer during opening weekend.... I want to prolong the whole hunting experience. .....I do have another tag to fill, so I will be going out into the brush again soon.
While posting pictures this morning of my 1st day of deer season, a nice little 6 point buck walked past my window.
I stepped out onto my porch and shot him with my 30-30.
Dispite the looks of my photo, I did not rope the buck and hit him on the head with my shovel. :)
I actually used the rope and a come along to get him into the bed of my farm pickup.
He field dressed at 165....I'm happy, I now have a bit of venison meat for this winter, and still get to go out during the next two weeks to look for more. :)