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Offline Jacob Carlson

Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« on: January 04, 2010, 12:21:08 AM »
Well, I had Thursday-Sunday off work and my brother had the same days off.  Since I've moved 1 1/2 away from home we haven't got to hunt nearly as much... he gets lots of time in the tree bow hunting and harvested 5 deer this year with his bow.  We spent Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings out on public land looking for whitetails.  As is the game this time of year it's all about FOOD.

We found where they are eating.  Saw over 40 on Thursday night including a nice buck but he was too far away and came out too late.  Saw and had shots at deer every night ranging from 30 yards.  I decided I would fill my tag with an adult doe if the opportunity presented itself tonight, we were holding out for a buck but the bucks are feeding in the wee hours of the morning.  I took probably the biggest doe of my life (shot a 125 pound (field dressed) MONSTER with my bow a couple years ago).  125 yard shot that looked great.  She took about three steps and hit the ground.  I high fived my brother and handed off the gun saying "You wanna double?"
I knew he couldn't resist.

Had a doe at 175 yards but we waited and another adult got to 138.  He smoked her.  Turned out that my doe got back up and crawled through the brush or fleed in the comotion following the second shot.  She went quite a ways but we found her.  Nights have been in the negative double digits here the past few nights so it's been very cold for us but what a great time with my best friend!

Nick with his packed up on the sled.


Me with my doe.


Me on left, Nick on right.


Size comparison, mine up top.  Both adults but the one of mine was quite a bit bigger.


Thanks for looking, hope everyone is having a great new year!
- Jacob

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Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« on: January 04, 2010, 12:21:08 AM »

killerv

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Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 08:38:16 AM »
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I don't know why we even have a "muzzleloader" season anymore in Ga. I rarely break out my rifle anymore, have taken my last two nice bucks with the 50.

There's a big difference between a muzzleloader and a centerfire if that's what you're getting at.  In Georgia it's a bit different I'd imagine.  We're out in negative temps, late in the year after all the shotgunning yayhoos have run them all over the countryside for two weeks.  Then there's always the chance that baby isn't going to go off when you drop the hammer.

I will agree that with the advances in technology it's NOTHING like what it used to be.  I spent a total of probably 2-3 hours bare handed trying to sight in my Knight in-line in single to negative temps with 20 mph wind and I can't get that thing to hit the broadside of a barn on two shots in a row (even cleaning between shots).  It was sighted in last season and I obviously should have shot it before season.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2010, 10:02:29 AM by Jacob Carlson »

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Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 08:38:16 AM »

Offline Jacob Carlson

Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 09:03:28 AM »
I've shot a few deer with a traditional muzzleloader, 385 gr bullet, loose black powder, percussion cap. 

These two deer were shot with a T/C Encore, heck of a gun!  I won't shoot too much past 100 because I'm not any sort of marksman as I was raised shooting a bow and I have just never put in the range time to get extremely good with a firearm.
- Jacob

Offline Jared77

Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 09:08:35 AM »
Good job on those does!  I'm dying to get me a muzzleloader, we live in a shotgun/muzzleloader zone only and it would be soo nice to shoot farther than the 1oz slug allows for.
I hunt with a Golden, carve with a knife, and paint with a brush.

Offline Jacob Carlson

Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 10:03:03 AM »
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I don't know why we even have a "muzzleloader" season anymore in Ga. I rarely break out my rifle anymore, have taken my last two nice bucks with the 50.

There's a big difference between a muzzleloader and a centerfire if that's what you're getting at.  In Georgia it's a bit different I'd imagine.  We're out in negative temps, late in the year after all the shotgunning yayhoos have run them all over the countryside for two weeks.  Then there's always the chance that baby isn't going to go off when you drop the hammer.

I will agree that with the advances in technology it's NOTHING like what it used to be.  I spent a total of probably 2-3 hours bare handed trying to sight in my Knight in-line in single to negative temps with 20 mph wind and I can't get that thing to hit the broadside of a barn on two shots in a row (even cleaning between shots).  It was sighted in last season and I obviously should have shot it before season.
- Jacob

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Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 10:03:03 AM »

killerv

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Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 10:55:42 AM »
The technology thing is what I was getting at. It's called "primitive weapon" season in Ga. A decked out encore or any inline in my opinion is hardly primitive.

killerv

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Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 11:09:21 AM »
By the way...what happened to my initial post? got my pic and name but everything written in it is by Jacob and everything I had written is gone. wierd.

Offline Jacob Carlson

Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 11:32:17 AM »
The technology thing is what I was getting at. It's called "primitive weapon" season in Ga. A decked out encore or any inline in my opinion is hardly primitive.
I completely agree, my brother and I were saying the exact same thing.

By the way...what happened to my initial post? got my pic and name but everything written in it is by Jacob and everything I had written is gone. wierd.

That is strange... I wonder if I hit modify instead of quote when I was trying to answer your post.  Even if I did I shouldn't be able to modify another member's post right?

That's weird.
- Jacob

Offline Scott Klecka

Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 02:42:40 PM »
The technology thing is what I was getting at. It's called "primitive weapon" season in Ga. A decked out encore or any inline in my opinion is hardly primitive.
I completely agree, my brother and I were saying the exact same thing.

By the way...what happened to my initial post? got my pic and name but everything written in it is by Jacob and everything I had written is gone. wierd.

That is strange... I wonder if I hit modify instead of quote when I was trying to answer your post.  Even if I did I shouldn't be able to modify another member's post right?

That's weird.

Thanks for pointing that out.  I had a check in the wrong spot.  you should not be able to modify any post other than your own.  PLEASE let me know if you still have that option. 
I'm not a great carver but I play one on the internet.  :)

Offline Jacob Carlson

Re: Late Season Muzzleloader Deer
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 03:14:51 PM »
The technology thing is what I was getting at. It's called "primitive weapon" season in Ga. A decked out encore or any inline in my opinion is hardly primitive.
I completely agree, my brother and I were saying the exact same thing.

By the way...what happened to my initial post? got my pic and name but everything written in it is by Jacob and everything I had written is gone. wierd.

That is strange... I wonder if I hit modify instead of quote when I was trying to answer your post.  Even if I did I shouldn't be able to modify another member's post right?

That's weird.

Thanks for pointing that out.  I had a check in the wrong spot.  you should not be able to modify any post other than your own.  PLEASE let me know if you still have that option. 

Looks good now, Scott.
- Jacob