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Off to Missouri for Whitetail Deer
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:28 PM
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Default Off to Missouri for Whitetail Deer

Got an Alaskan once-in-a-lifetime drawing permit for bison, (http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ad.php?t=20523, http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ad.php?t=20372, http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ad.php?t=20287), now I'm headed off to Mighty Missouri to hunt deer where all I have to do is pay money to the state and I can shoot a buck and a doe whitetail. No drawing required. What IS required is a place to hunt. That will be provided by my good friends sakorick and "John". It is a great privilege to have friends like these fellows.

I'll be chronicling that hunt here. Opening day is November 16th, 2019. I intend to hit the ground in Mo. on Thursday, the 14th. Rick will pick me up in Kansas City and we will wend our way to his farm in Linneus. I last hunted Rick's place two years ago (http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ad.php?t=19660). I blooded Ol' John's .338 MAI creation on that hunt, and so I thought I'd stick with that rifle this year. To that end, I loaded 16, 225 Accubonds last night and have a total of 31 rounds, (18, 225 ABs, and 13, 225 Hornadys), loaded. (For those interested, the load is: 52.6 grains of Reloder 17 behind the 225 AB with a CCI 200 primer. Seating depth is irrelevant as that is a function of each individual chamber.) I don't have an even 40 (two boxes) loaded, because I ran out of 225 ABs. I have 180s and 200s, but no more 225s. Since the rifle/scope is sighted in for the 225s, I could load the balance of 9 with the Hornadys, but I think I'll try to get some more ABs before I head to Mo. and use them instead.

This year, Rick has a 'host' of hunters on his place: His son Eric (fire717), his grandsons Evan and Owen, as well as me, and himself. That would be at least 5 deer, and more if anyone decides to take a doe as well. It is only right that his son and grandsons get first crack at dad's/grandpa's deer, so I'll be hunting another place. A mutual friend of ours - "John" - has, for several years, offered to let me hunt his land. When last I was in Mo., I told John I would like to take him up on his offer, and he said he was glad to have me, so I think this year I'll be hunting "John's place".

Since I won't be working up any loads or building any rifles for this hunt, there won't be much to tell before the hunt. Should something noteworthy come up, I'll post it here. While I may or may not get a deer, I am quite certain that among the 6 of us, (Rick, John, Eric, Evan, Owen and me), there will be pictures of smiling faces and dead bucks.


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