Been on the road chasing the rut for 2 weeks now, finally got some Wi-Fi to check in. Ten days ago up in Saskatchewan I shot one of the biggest 8-pointers I’ve killed in a while, the rack scored 140. It was cold, near zero, but no snow. The buck ghosted down a ridge at 3 pm, further confirmation that big bucks move at midday especially during a full moon. Shot him with my Remington Model 783 in .270 with a 150-grain Core-Lokt SP bullet.
From there headed down to Sheridan, Wyoming, where I hunted in the shadows of the Bighorn Mountains. It snowed and was severely cold…temps -10, snow, and one day the legendary Wyoming winds gusted to -40 and -50.
But the bucks were in full-blown rut and the hunting and rattling were spectacular. Shot this fantastic 5-year-old buck, whose rack had double split G-2s and great mass out through the beams. Used my favorite rifle, a Remington Model 700 in 7mm RUM topped with Trijicon 2.5-10X scope, and shooting a 150-grain Scirroco Bonded bullet.
Driving north into eastern Montana now, looking for a good mule deer and more killer footage for Big Deer TV. Hope they are rutting like the whitetails are. Good luck with your hunting.
Awesome bucks, Mike! Dang! Love the split G2’s. Guess undo t need your Yeti coolers right now, huh?! Get ’em in MT buddy.
Nice bucks Mike. I’ve hunted the same ground in Wyoming just below the Little Big Horns a few different times. Between Sheridan and small town of Dayton. Great deer country. Shot my biggest buck ever there. Looks like you killed a stud! Congrats
Good luck with that 10pt Dean
Great 8 Mike. Love the mass and the dark chocolate rack. Bet it was worth braving the cold. You earned him!
Great looking bucks, Mike. I have been hunting in a skiff of snow here since Sunday the 16th. Seems weird there is snow here, but not in Sask. Good luck in The Big Sky, Hanback. I’m fixing to put my Indiana tag on a big 10. Fingers crossed!
Two beautiful bucks. Last time I was in E. Montana(Powder R.) for muleys it was -30(True temp.) whenmy buddy & I each got a nice one. The rut was in full swing the week before Thanksgiving and was comical to see the shenanigans with the bucks and doe. This was just when the whitetails were beginning to move in. Should be a great time and get your threesome.