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  1. Game Planner Maps

    Free Hunting Map Resource

    Game Planner Maps is an official sponsor of CouesWhitetail.com. Please check out our Sponsor Spotlight to learn more about the resources and products we provide. Be sure to Register and try the free interactive Map Viewer. Game Planner Maps provides a vast catalog of spatial data for researching your unit and tools for printing your own hunting maps. After you register be sure to check your email inbox/spam folder for your confirmation email. Click here for tutorials on printing your own maps and importing maps to your mobile device. Thanks Ed
  2. After not being drawn, a group of us picked up leftover tags. We all planned on hunting Friday thru Monday morning. On Saturday we were all able to help a good buddy's 10-year old son get his first buck. We continued hunting hard but Monday morning rolled around and my tag was still unfilled. We decided to go back to where we were opening day since we had seen a good number of bucks and felt that the area should hold some bigger bucks. After the long hike up the mountain we were in our glassing spot waiting for it to get light enough to glass. I was quickly able to find a buck feeding on a ridge around 1000 yards away. I could tell it was a 3 point but in the low light couldn't tell much about it. It joined a couple other smaller bucks that we had seen opening day and as it got lighter the buck looked pretty good. We decided to move closer to get in position to shoot. We moved to a small ridge closer to the buck and found him quickly. He was still feeding but acted like he was looking for a place to bed. The range was 500 yards, I adjusted the turret and once the buck presented a shot I squeezed the trigger and heard my brother say he's down. Here's some photos. I was shooting my new 300 Win Mag with Noslers new 210 grn Long Range Accubond. The bullet liked being pushed hard with my best groups at a muzzle velocity of 2860 fps. At 500 yards the velocity should have been around 2250 fps. The buck was quartered to me, I hit him right behind the shoulder, the bullet broke a few ribs, traveled about 2 ft through the bucks body and stopped just inside the hide of his opposite hind quarter. Below is a pic of the recovered bullet. Good looking mushroom with the solid base holding the bullet together. Weight of the bullet is 103 grn so approximately 50% weight retention.