View Full Version : To Shoot Or Not To Shoot - (Mulies) Hunt 6

09-25-2002, 12:54 PM
For those of you that don't remember I used to post weekly hunts based on ethical situations. In other words, there may be no right or wrong answer but I give you the chance to explain why you would or would not shoot. These scenarios are based off of North American Hunting Clubs "You Call The Shots" articles, just with different pictures and my story.
And Now..Hunt 6 of To Shoot Or Not To Shoot

Scenario: This ol boy caught your eye as he was moving through the timber on the far side of the hillside you were watching. It appears as if he's slowly making his way towards you but you only have 30 more minutes of legal shooting time left.

Weapon: Rifle
Distance:300 yards
Wind: 5 mph left-to-right

Shoot or Don't Shoot?


P.S. Don't forget to check out the other hunts @ Elk,Whitetails & Big Game

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

09-25-2002, 01:39 PM
Right now he is beyond my comfortable range with my 6mm... but it looks like he may be moving toward me. If he is, I'd wait until he moved 100yrds closer... hopefully the wind don't shift, and my camo is working for me..

09-25-2002, 02:25 PM
id shoot him near the neck/shoulder area, with my .270

09-25-2002, 02:41 PM

Brant Buster
09-25-2002, 08:11 PM

09-26-2002, 02:18 AM
30 minutes? Well, time to pack him out cause the gun just went off!:D

09-26-2002, 06:05 AM
I might wait to see if he came closer. But it would be hard as hell to wait..........:D

Good rest. Adjust for distance. Boom!

09-26-2002, 10:57 PM
I'd take that shot, no questions. I would go for his facing shoulder. Break him down, vital's included. Trophy Deer rarely do what we hope or want them to do. Most likely he would not give you a second chance. grayghost

09-27-2002, 01:09 AM
;) Darn this snow is cold. kneel down and use the the shooting brace for a good rest. Cross hairs on the Front Left insinde shoulder. Now wait for him to come a little closer. 30 min shooting time is a lot and I only want 50 yds. But if he appears to decide to go on a tangent then the Rem 300 Win Mag speaks in its loudest deepest voice. But I really want to wait, after all 30 min is shooting time not drag or pack out. Hope the outfitter has quads.

Shane in WI
10-04-2002, 12:01 PM
With a good rest, my 338 would handle that near shoulder no problem. I leave for CO the 14th. Can't wait to see that buck in my scope.

Red Leader
10-04-2002, 08:20 PM
Shoot him now!!!! Those big boys are predictable. He will disappear if you wait. 264 mag at shoulder, Now, What is that noise? Its your heart stupid, Shoot.

10-05-2002, 11:15 PM
He's coming home with me!


10-06-2002, 03:35 PM

Wind drift is minimal. 300 yards - I'd be holding just below the back on the facing shoulder. 200 gr Trophy Bonded out of my 300 Win Mag should drive through and into the vitals. If it hits bone, he ain't going far with a blown out shoulder!! A quarter of meat is worth the other three not to mention that RACK!!!

Now, were did I put that knife and saw?

10-08-2002, 08:10 PM
300 yards? I'd try to get him a little closer and get him a little broader before I tried to drop him. (300 yrds is a little to far for me to be comfortable with. Besides, I tend to shiver when I'm cold and there's a good amount of snow on the ground there.)

10-21-2002, 10:48 PM
BOOM! What more can I say.

01-09-2003, 06:02 PM
This one should whet your appetite!

01-11-2003, 11:19 PM
I would wait to see if he can make it closer.

01-21-2003, 06:14 PM
Take shot,not a hard shot either.The Win M88 in 284Win would sing.And with a 160gr SPBT at 2885fps-2955fpe.He has taken his last step,I promise you.I practice and practice,so when these shots come up I take them.Others wait and I won't and don't have too!!

03-12-2003, 12:16 PM
good hunting, grayghost

03-12-2003, 12:31 PM
If I can get any kind of a rest... tree branch, day pack, pack frame, steady sticks, or prone,.....
I'll be dragging him out, very soon..

11-25-2005, 09:13 PM

11-26-2005, 02:34 PM
Time to gut him. The 300 RUM just dropped him. No problem.

12-04-2005, 12:29 PM
Well, I know that my 154g SST from the big 7 will hit right in the center of my first mil-dot. I also know that I'd better hold into the wind about 3 inches. Resting over my backpack, the guide better have a sharp knife!

12-11-2005, 10:50 AM

Wish I wouldn't of seen all those horns. I tend to choke:rolleyes:

01-01-2006, 04:59 PM
From one muledeer to another "U R Dead"!! The good ole 270 Weatherby Mag does it every time.

02-20-2006, 10:31 PM
Nothing much to say but BOOM cause if you dont you will never see him again

05-26-2006, 06:32 PM
hmmmmmmmmmmm cant say for sure. depends on if i was packn the 3006 or 270 then for hes dead deer.

but if i had the 2506 shooting 100gr nosler balistic tipps id be questionable. but with solid rest im sure my heart racin and brain buzzing would get the better of me and id pull something off in hopes of dead deer in his tracks.

ive been around a few der like this. well not exackly like this but close. ive glassed bucks of decent size from this kinda range. lbeen just looking around not a worry in the world then id look away and my eyes would slowly be scanning around them get back to where they last were and there gone never to be seen again.