My best opening day ever
Category: 30-30 Win
Posted: Apr 1, 2011
I received a Savage Model 840 bolt action .30-30 many years ago; I have spent most of my life in the woods camping and hunting however in the past 7 years I have started hunting for White Tail Deer. Over those years I have seen many does outside doe season and have taken many young spikes under 50 yards here in East Texas.
However this past deer season opened and I was at new land! Opening day my father and I headed out to the land with great excitement. We spent many weekends building our stands and setting out licks and had seen many, many doe and only one small buck. My stand was sandwiched between two oaks about 8 feet up on the edge of the thicket overlooking a field to my left and a mature pine tree farm on my right. Having been in my stand for four hours on the first freezing night of the year I had had enough and was coming down. That is when I turned and looked down one of the rows in the tree farm and saw movement. I waited and pulled up my glasses and about fell out of the stand looking right at me was a massive 10 point buck. I nestled back down and pulled out my range finder and my heart fell when I saw the reading of 250 yards. Well outside my range with a .30-30 that is until I remembered the two LEVERevolution rounds in my pocket. I quickly dropped my clip and chambered a round. Pulled my gun up and placed the crosshairs on the buck’s withers. Held my breath and BANG!!!! The next thing I know I see that beauty hit the ground one shot one kill. I pull my glasses up to see a doe nosing the buck! I put the last LEVERevolution round in my chamber and BANG down goes the doe at the same 250 yards. Since that day in November I have replaced all rounds with LEVERevolution.