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deepcallin
11-30-2012, 10:44 PM
I have been hunting hard, passing up over 40 deer with the gun and bow, waiting for a good buck. This evening I was hunting in East Haddam with the bow,and had 8 deer come in and feed for 15 min, 5 adult does, 3 yearlings.
As most of the deer started to move off, I noticed one Doe that looked very old,with her belly hanging low. She had a very large chest and head. Seeing the others were leaving I decided to take this old girl. She was quartering away and I hit her near the back of the ribs taking the liver,one lung and nicking the heart. She went 40 yards.
After the hit had a 6 point come buy at 22 yards, which I passed on!

This doe seems to be very old. She is missing most of her front teeth, only 2 teeth one on each side . And back teeth worn right to the gums!

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o743/zack0072/edit2_zps1205a310.jpg

buckwild
12-01-2012, 05:51 AM
Looks like a horse !

bucktales
12-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Nice!
She's old for sure. Maybe 8 1/2 years old. May not have survived the Winter with those teeth.
I was hunting with a friend in Vermont in '97 when he shot a 17 pointer. Biologist figured him at 8 1/2-9 1/2 Y.O. and said he wouldn't have made the Winter.

hoytman
12-01-2012, 06:48 AM
Nice doe congrats

white devil
12-01-2012, 08:28 AM
Wow!! Thats a old girl!! Look at her head!!!

nontypical
12-01-2012, 08:45 AM
deepcallin- nice doe! man you sure do shoot a lot of deer.

Horizontal Hunter
12-01-2012, 08:46 AM
Those old does are every bit as smart as a good buck.

Congratulations.

Bob

captmike69
12-01-2012, 10:54 AM
what a slob! nice work! whats going on with the hind 1/4?

deepcallin
12-01-2012, 12:05 PM
what a slob! nice work! whats going on with the hind 1/4?

Just scuffed up from trying to drag her... her hip bones are sticking out,big bodied but very thin!

Andy
12-01-2012, 01:15 PM
Old girl for sure ,i seen some live to be 14 years old the largest one dressed 184 came out of state land i would not have believed it if i didn't see it myself it was thick with fat no udder way past her breeding time.

bigbuckdown1979
12-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Them old does are harder to kill than most big mature bucks in my opinion. They have been passed on by numerous hunters who are waiting for a buck all the time and they have seen every trick us hunters have!!! Awesome job buddy!!

bucktales
12-01-2012, 01:22 PM
Them old does are harder to kill than most big mature bucks in my opinion. They have been passed on by numerous hunters who are waiting for a buck all the time and they have seen every trick us hunters have!!! Awesome job buddy!!

Spot on! Always said that myself.

deepcallin
12-01-2012, 01:38 PM
Old girl for sure ,i seen some live to be 14 years old the largest one dressed 184 came out of state land i would not have believed it if i didn't see it myself it was thick with fat no udder way past her breeding time.

Yes she had no udder, it was thin as normal skin.

TooManyHobbies
12-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Nice ol' doe. Congrats. Did you weigh her?

joemichael
12-01-2012, 05:45 PM
Looks like a horse !

That's what my first thought was!

Congrats on the huge doe deepcallin!

Diver414
12-01-2012, 06:10 PM
That's a big girl! Nice doe!

deepcallin
12-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Nice ol' doe. Congrats. Did you weigh her?

No weight on her ... I only took her because my father in law asked me to get him one. She was big bodied but very thin!