Mason County, WV
BIG ole doe
100ish yard shot, she ran another 75-100yd
308Win with Barnes TTSX handloads
All week long all of the deer I saw were moving 8:45-9:30am, and the shots I were hearing from nearby properties would suggest they were seeing the same thing.
Pulled the jaw while butchering. Based on the dentine and the wear she was a minimum of 6.5yrs old, which is the oldest they say you can accurately judge to. But based on how worn down the teeth were I wouldn’t be surprised if she was even older than that.
.308 M77 mark II
165 gr SST over 43.5 gr rl15, seated waaaaaay out there for that Rugers long throat.
Hunted him for 3 years, was in decline, oldest and biggest I’ve ever seen on the mountain. And now I’m finding out he’s the toughest deer ever… chewed. Horrible pics, but notice his neck is almost as big as his body!