Bullock County Hunting


Link to November 2002 Bullock County Hunting Trip


A week of bow/gun hunting in South Alabama - Bullock County


Notice the 2 treestand setup - we used this type of setup to video bow hunts for a major treestand company. We harvested 3 deer out of these stands on video. That's Ronnie climbing down after we put up the stands. The stands are pretty high and well camouflaged in the big limbs. At one time we had over 20 deer within 50 yards of the tree.


A nice 8 pointer


A truckload of deer on the way home from South Alabama


Weapon: Remington 700
Scope: Leupold VXIII 4.5x14 50mm
Caliber: 270Win
Bullet: Nosler Partition 130gr.
Range: 70 yards
Deer Traveled: 60 yards
Size: Doe
Date: November 23, 2002
Location: Union Springs, AL

We headed out at noon for the hunt.  I planned to hunt a food plot Ė Ronnie, Sandy and Booger hunted together in a shooting house to video.  When I arrived at the plot at 12:45, I counted 19 deer on the plot.  I didnít see any racked bucks, but it was hard to tell with that many deer on it.  They spooked as I tried to sneak up to the edge of the field.  All afternoon, deer came out into the field.  All total I saw 37 deer that afternoon and didnít hunt until dark.  I saw at least a dozen bucks and some nice racks.  I shot a doe at 2:30 and had 6 deer on the field at the time.  Several basket 6-points came out on the field and feed.  Sometimes they would butt heads and push a little.  Around 3:30, one of the 6-points started staring at the woods beside the shooting house and I heard deer coming.  A nice 8-point walked out and the little 6 point took off like he was on fire.  The 8-point was around 16Ē wide and 160 lbs. with good mass but short points.  Not a shooter.  He had another deer with him than was a man!  He was a 200-pounder but had a bad rack.  It looked like someone had beat his antlers with a hammer when they started to grow.  These two bucks didnít stay around long and headed for the woods.  I managed to get one picture of them.  Around 4:15, I had several deer in the field and another nice 8-point came out.  They all started watching the lower side of the plot and finally ran off.  A coyote walked out in the far corner of the plot.  I was told to shoot all the coyote and hogs I saw Ė I shot the coyote and he hit the ground.  I came out of the house and loaded up the doe.  It was 4:30pm and Iíd already seen 37 deer with the best 45 minutes of hunting remaining.  I called Ronnie on the radio and they had shot 3 does and were coming over to meet me.  They had Booger with them, Ronnieís puppy.

The doe I shot was around 70 yards and the coyote 120 yards looking straight at me.   


Weapon: Remington 700
Scope: Leupold VXIII 4.5x14 50mm
Caliber: 270Win
Bullet: Nosler Partition 130gr.
Range: 120 yards
Deer Traveled: 0 yards
Size: Doe
Date: November 24, 2002
Location: Union Springs, AL

I hunted a food plot and saw quite a few deer and 19 turkeys.  All morning deer would come out and I decided to shoot a doe Ė they were all bucks.  Buck after buck came out and finally at 10:00, I started to leave.  Just as I got out of the shooting house, I saw a deer in the woods at the lower end of the plot.  I got down in the field and used my coveralls and fanny pack as a rest in the prone position.  I expected the deer to be a buck.  It feed along over this ridge in the plot and finally it raised its head to look around.  It was a doe.  All I could see was its spine and head when it looked around.  The ridge was covering its body.  I was debating on whether to shoot it in the head or not.  It finally looked right at me and I could tell it knew something was wrong.  I decided it was now or never, as Elvis would say, and shot the deer right between the eyes at 120 yards.  It was a mess to load on the 4-wheeler but didnít ruin any meat.


Weapon: Thompson Contender
Scope: T/C 4X 28mm
Caliber:
30/30Win
Bullet: Nosler Ballistic Tip125gr.
Range: 40 yards

I harvested this deer in South Alabama while hunting with Ronnie Conerly. The deer were really moving during that week and it was not uncommon to see 50+ deer a day. We had several weeks of hunting and videoing for a major treestand company at this land for several years. It was a fabulous place to hunt ..... some great memories. This was the first deer I ever harvested with a handgun. This little jewel is hardly a typical handgun though. It will shoot some impressive groups at moderate ranges.


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