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#6160336 - 02/11/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: mikeymjr23]
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Registered: 09/04/07
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Loc: Nevada (that's Nuh-vaa-duh)
East of Denio NV at about 6,500 feet, five years ago. Mr. Tasty (aka lumber as he was a 2x4). Packed out 75 lbs of field butchered and boned meat.
Ranger Arms (Damn fine rifle) 25-06, Federal Blue box ammo.


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#6160508 - 02/11/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Originally Posted By: Mark R Dobrenski
Steely-that a Tang M77? I shot my first deer with a Tang M77 in .270 with a 130 Sierra Bt and IMR 4350.

Dober


Yes sir, it was my only rifle for many years.
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#6160590 - 02/11/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Steelhead]
Lawdwaz Offline
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Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 6848
Loc: WNY
November 1984, 12ga Ithaca Deerslayer, Leupold 2x7. Shot from a rickety old wooden tree stand only a fool would get into!!


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#6161506 - 02/11/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Lawdwaz]
CKW Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
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Loc: Entering dotage
No pics, it was in 1960 up Browse Creek in southern Utah, I will never shoot a bigger one. But at that time and place there were many much nicer looking racks taken but few deer were much larger in body.

My friend and I had a wager with a fellow student in High School that whoever shot the smallest deer (measured by outside spread) had to buy the others a milk shake. My friend and I with my dad shot two very large bucks; his rack was a little wider than mine because of a cheater. Mine was a 6X8 and about 31" wide (as I recall), our friends' was just slightly (about 1/2") smaller than mine so he had to buy!

My rack was sort of flat and not nearly as nice looking as the ones in the local hardware store so we didn't think much about it.

The two deer were together and headed for the top of Pine Valley Mountain when we got them. I was using a pre-64 M 70 270 bought earlier in the year. It was used, barrel had been cut to 20" and a different stock put on it and the trigger guard and floor plate had been chrome plated. I was too poor to buy a scope so had a Redfield peep sight on it. My fried was using a used Model 99 Savage in 243 he'd just bought also. My dad used his 760 Remington 270. My friend and I made the final killing shots on the individual deer so we claimed them.

It was all we could do to put them on my friend's horses to pack them out. Skinned, with much of the neck gone they weighed over 170 lbs in the butcher shop.

That was about the last year when large southern Utah bucks were relatively common; so much so that wholly inept, bumbling 16 year old amateurs expected to get a deer with a 30" rack! Oh! the ignorance of youth!

In 1968 I hunted with dad in the same general area and shot a 5 point about 25" wide and that was considered a nice deer for the time but in 1960 it would not have won a milk shake! That was the last year I hunted in southern Utah with grad school demands.
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#6161554 - 02/11/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: CKW]
Maverick940 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 1970
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: CKW
No pics, it was in 1960 up Browse Creek in southern Utah, I will never shoot a bigger one. But at that time and place there were many much nicer looking racks taken but few deer were much larger in body.

My friend and I had a wager with a fellow student in High School that whoever shot the smallest deer (measured by outside spread) had to buy the others a milk shake. My friend and I with my dad shot two very large bucks; his rack was a little wider than mine because of a cheater. Mine was a 6X8 and about 31" wide (as I recall), our friends' was just slightly (about 1/2") smaller than mine so he had to buy!

My rack was sort of flat and not nearly as nice looking as the ones in the local hardware store so we didn't think much about it.

The two deer were together and headed for the top of Pine Valley Mountain when we got them. I was using a pre-64 M 70 270 bought earlier in the year. It was used, barrel had been cut to 20" and a different stock put on it and the trigger guard and floor plate had been chrome plated. I was too poor to buy a scope so had a Redfield peep sight on it. My fried was using a used Model 99 Savage in 243 he'd just bought also. My dad used his 760 Remington 270. My friend and I made the final killing shots on the individual deer so we claimed them.

It was all we could do to put them on my friend's horses to pack them out. Skinned, with much of the neck gone they weighed over 170 lbs in the butcher shop.

That was about the last year when large southern Utah bucks were relatively common; so much so that wholly inept, bumbling 16 year old amateurs expected to get a deer with a 30" rack! Oh! the ignorance of youth!

In 1968 I hunted with dad in the same general area and shot a 5 point about 25" wide and that was considered a nice deer for the time but in 1960 it would not have won a milk shake! That was the last year I hunted in southern Utah with grad school demands.



Every time I pass through Kanab I always stop and eat at the little cafe downtown that has all those giant bucks on display that were killed in the surrounding area. Still a helluva lot of big bucks roaming around in that area.

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#6162017 - 02/11/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Longbeardking]
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Registered: 01/25/01
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Loc: Texas
This is the first deer I killed after I got out of college, had a job, and could afford a camera. I never got any photos of the first few deer I killed. The rifle is a Ruger tang safety 270 with a Leupold 3X9 loaded with 130 grain partitions. The camera was a Pentax 35mm. I was young and just starting out but I knew enough to save up and buy decent gear the first time.

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#6163523 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Longbeardking]
Hunter333 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 440


It was back in 1982, youth hunt. I got a 10 pt and a buddy and his dad camped with us that weekend and he got a 7pt. Can remember that weekend like it was yesterday,even though it was 30 years ago.

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#6163747 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Hunter333]
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 5127
Loc: Colorado
In Greene County Alabama. .45-70 with Garrett 415 grain flat nose lead bullets. A family friend took me out a couple of times, and I screwed up a ton of shots before finally getting my act together and drilling this little one's shoulders.
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#6164366 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: CKW]
rosco1 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3408
Loc: utah
Originally Posted By: CKW
No pics, it was in 1960 up Browse Creek in southern Utah, I will never shoot a bigger one. But at that time and place there were many much nicer looking racks taken but few deer were much larger in body.

My friend and I had a wager with a fellow student in High School that whoever shot the smallest deer (measured by outside spread) had to buy the others a milk shake. My friend and I with my dad shot two very large bucks; his rack was a little wider than mine because of a cheater. Mine was a 6X8 and about 31" wide (as I recall), our friends' was just slightly (about 1/2") smaller than mine so he had to buy!

My rack was sort of flat and not nearly as nice looking as the ones in the local hardware store so we didn't think much about it.

The two deer were together and headed for the top of Pine Valley Mountain when we got them. I was using a pre-64 M 70 270 bought earlier in the year. It was used, barrel had been cut to 20" and a different stock put on it and the trigger guard and floor plate had been chrome plated. I was too poor to buy a scope so had a Redfield peep sight on it. My fried was using a used Model 99 Savage in 243 he'd just bought also. My dad used his 760 Remington 270. My friend and I made the final killing shots on the individual deer so we claimed them.

It was all we could do to put them on my friend's horses to pack them out. Skinned, with much of the neck gone they weighed over 170 lbs in the butcher shop.

That was about the last year when large southern Utah bucks were relatively common; so much so that wholly inept, bumbling 16 year old amateurs expected to get a deer with a 30" rack! Oh! the ignorance of youth!

In 1968 I hunted with dad in the same general area and shot a 5 point about 25" wide and that was considered a nice deer for the time but in 1960 it would not have won a milk shake! That was the last year I hunted in southern Utah with grad school demands.



Lord how I woulda loved to hunt muleys in southern Utah in the 60's. Wasnt of age to hunt till the mid 90's. Dont have a pic, but it was a little 3x2, and i was damn proud!

With any luck, some day I will pull a henries deer tag..That place is something special..I often wonder if its a throw back to what it was like throughout the state back in the 60's.

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#6165555 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Longbeardking]
GuyM Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 4490
Loc: Washington - dry side
Dad and I didn't carry cameras afield when I started hunting. Not often anyway. No photos at all of my first few deer. Here's my son's first though, a mule deer buck taken at 275 yards with a single shot from "our" 1974 vintage 6mm Remington all dressed down in a Remington youth stock:


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#6166174 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: GuyM]
justin10mm Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 1191
My first buck, used my Winchester 70 Classic Featherweight .243win.


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#6166376 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Hunter333]
Lawdwaz Offline
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Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 6848
Loc: WNY
Originally Posted By: Hunter333


It was back in 1982, youth hunt. I got a 10 pt and a buddy and his dad camped with us that weekend and he got a 7pt. Can remember that weekend like it was yesterday,even though it was 30 years ago.


Cool! Didn't think any states had a youth hunt back then.

The buck on the jeep is pretty good too. Neat!

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#6166506 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Lawdwaz]
krp Offline
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Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 10372
Loc: arizona
I don't have a picture of the first 3 or 4 deer I killed and only a few between then and mid 2000s when I received a digital camera as a gift. My Dad never took pictures and we never kept racks either.

My first buck I killed hunting with my buddy, though we separated out of the jeep hunting different drainages. I followed tracks around a mountain top into a bowl, the buck came running out from a cut under me and along the far ridge. At about 200 yds, as he turned to go over the ridge, I was following him in the 4X redfield, he was broadside before he was going over and I shot with my savage 99 in 308. He disappeared over the ridge at the same time. I was calm at the shot but knew I must have missed and was disappointed, I ran down and back up to the far ridge hoping to see the buck in the distance and about tripped over him... his momentum took him just over the ridge from where I shot him... it was a sliding DRT.

My buddy and I were so excited, it was a first deer for either of us. He was a big bodied 3X4 muley and we took hours dragging it out whole/gutted, we wanted to hang it in camp before our Dads came in to show off.

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#6166812 - 02/12/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: krp]
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 1722
Loc: NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
I don't have any pics of my first few deer, all does, but I decided to mount my first buck.

Got him while sitting in my shooting house on family land right behind my home Dec. of 2010.

Wish I could claim hunting prowess but it was just luck. I'd never seen anything but does and an occasional spike out of that spot. He just came walking out by himself about an hour before dark and I dropped him at about 150yds with my 300wsm.
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#6166872 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: TATELAW]
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Registered: 05/30/05
Posts: 9878
Loc: Boot Heel of New Mexico
Took a few shots of my first one, but the glass plates got broken in one of my moves long ago (grin).

Actually, we never took pictures of dead deer. The first of mine that was "immortalized" on film was a really nice whitetail that I killed on the Norias Division of the King Ranch when I was in graduate school. That picture was taken by my friend John Roberts (the trapper) who guided me to that deer and rattled him up for a shot. If I can find the slide, I will scan and post it.
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#6166881 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: TATELAW]
GuyM Offline
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 4490
Loc: Washington - dry side
Tatelaw - that's a great looking buck! What's the spread? Looks like he's trying to keep up with mule deer for width!

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#6166978 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: GuyM]
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Registered: 12/14/10
Posts: 1722
Loc: NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
Thanks GuyM

He measured 20" inside. Several of my friends told me I screwed up by killing him first because there's a good chance he'll be the biggest I'll ever kill, especially around here in North MS!
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#6167132 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: TATELAW]
Partagas Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 3515
Loc: 4431'N 10904'W


Haven't topped it yet. Ended up scoring 179 and change. Was quite a hike. Great day, saw several bull elk and bighorn sheep. Shot with a Remmy 700 270 I bought at a pawnshop with money saved up from my summer job.

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#6168547 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Partagas]
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Registered: 01/14/04
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Loc: Lyndeborough New Hampshire
This is working out to be a GREAT thread. Thanks to all who took the time to respond and post pictures. Great stories of great memories.
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#6171108 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Longbeardking]
nimrod1949 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/09
Posts: 2464
Loc: north idaho
not really a deer but my first at 15

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#6171251 - 02/13/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: nimrod1949]
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Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 17365
Loc: Western N.Y.
1st deer ever 1983 Rem 870


1st deer with bow 1984 Oneida Eagle


1st good buck Rem 870


1st Turkey taken 2nd day I ever turkey hunted gotta love the mullet!
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#6171633 - 02/14/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: dvdegeorge]
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Registered: 01/14/04
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Loc: Lyndeborough New Hampshire
Thanks again to everyone for the stories and pictures. I had my first hunting license at age 16. I had hunter with my father as long as I can remember. I was ALWAYS the "dog". I shot AT many deer before I got my first on on the ground. My father was the kind of a guy that never shot unless something died. 99% of the time, when he shot, it wasn't legal. Never ever "wasted" a shell on a paper target. He was a depression hunter and killed for food, not sport. Times are somewhat different now, but I still feel that I hunt because I like to eat what I shoot. Thanks again to everyone for posting.
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#6182800 - 02/16/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: Longbeardking]
moore Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 1917
Loc: TENNESSEE
Great pics
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#6182896 - 02/16/12 Re: Pics of your FIRST deer EVER.......... [Re: moore]
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Registered: 04/13/03
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Loc: Oregon just north of the PRK
I'd post one but can't seem to master the task of posting pics. Regards, Woody
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