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Deer Hunting Tales

Two Fun Deer Stories: A Pink Muzzle Loader, & Bambi’s OK

- posted by Rose Marion

We LOVE hearing your hunting stories and getting your photos for the Smith & Edwards Braggin’ Board. Thanks to Melanee and Amanda for sending in your stories!

Amanda Stadtfeld and her pink muzzleloaderHer Muzzleloader’s Pink… and it Works!

I’ve been hunting for 11 years now, born and raised all around it.

I took a 4 year break from hunting and came back this year and shot my very first deer.

You can’t see his back forks in this picture, but he is a good 4 point. My husband also shot a very good 4 point this year.

My gun is very special to me!

I love pink, so my dad took it without me knowing and had it painted.

The looks I get on the mountain from people when they see my gun are kinda crazy, but I love that gun.

– Amanda Stadtfeld

Amanda's 4 point

Amanda’s 4 point

 


Melanee's daughter

Melanee’s daughter

Bambi’s All Right

When my daughter was about 5 years old, we were up hunting and camping by Bear Lake. My uncle shot a buck and hung it in a tree by our camp.

Shortly after, my daughter and mother went for a walk.

All of a sudden we heard a terrible scream and my daughter came running into camp. Me and my Dad ran to see what was the matter, she looked up at me crying and very upset and could hardly talk.

Finally she settled down enough to tell us what was wrong.

In the most pitiful voice you have ever heard and with her hands on her hips she looked at all the guys sitting by the fire and said. “Somebody is in big big trouble because they shot Bambi.”

The deer was moved further from camp, and all the other ones were hung where she would not see them.

My dad and uncle went for a walk, and when they came back they told her they had seen Bambi and he was fine.

Then they all promised her that if they shot a deer they would make sure it wasn’t Bambi.

– Melanee Bingham

Melanee's family is used to big hunts!

Melanee’s family is used to big hunts!

Gear Picks for deer hunting in Wyoming's Region G

Wyoming Mule Deer Hunting Gear Picks

- posted by Tyson Anderson

Here’s my story…. scroll down to tell me YOURS and get a $25 Smith & Edwards gift card!

During this past hunting season, I had the opportunity to go on a hunt to Wyoming in rugged Region G with my best friend. He drew this exclusive tag his first year putting in for it! Growing up, we dreamed about hunting this prime unit.

When we discovered that he drew, my mind immediately turned to my gear and what I needed to purchase to hunt the tough, high country mule deer of Wyoming.

My Deer Hunting Gear for Wyoming’s Region G

Badlands 2200 backpack

Badlands 2200 backpack

I used the Badlands 2200 pack and it was prime. I was able to pack the gear necessary to allow comfort in the back country, the batwing design and spotting scope pocket provided excellent organization.

It ended up being a wet and cold opening weekend to the hunt. I was glad I’d purchased a Kryptek Poseidon rain jacket which kept my upper body dry as could be during the blizzard-like weather for days. Without this jacket keeping my core dry, I believe we would have had a different turn out on this hunt of a lifetime.

During this hunt I also was using the Vortex Viper 10×42 binoculars. I love these binoculars! They also held up and performed without flaws during mother nature‚Äôs curveballs. I was able to locate/spot during a blizzard, a nice old four-point deer barely poking out of the pine trees, checking his surroundings, before stepping out to feed.

Vortex Viper 10x42 binoculars for hunting

I love my Vortex Viper 10×42 binoculars!

When the moment came to make the shot and put this old smart toothless warrior to rest, we trusted and had 100% confidence in the accuracy and kinetic energy that the Berger Bullets provide to ensure a quick ethical kill to such a majestic animal.

With one quick shot, the buck was stopped in his tracks. The 185gr VLD Berger Bullets are amazing and provide unsurpassed knock down! Which you want to respectfully harvest any type of big game.

Wyoming mule deer

My friend and I with this majestic Wyoming mule deer

During the cleaning process of the animal, I trusted in the Outdoor Edge knives. I bought this knife because I was impressed by the replaceable surgical blades, because everyone knows how bad it sucks when your knife is dull and you have to take the time to sharpen your blade during a storm.

Outdoors edge knife

I recommend this Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite knife with replaceable blades for field dressing your trophy.

Click here to see more Field Dressing tools, and click here for Folding Knives.

This knife provided quick and easy cleaning which allowed us to quickly clean and make it back to the truck before we froze to death.

OK, enough about my story – what’s yours?

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I want to hear your favorite hunting story. Send me an email at info@smithandedwards.com and tell me all about it, big game or waterfowl, we love em all: tell me the story, send me pictures, and if you like, tell me about the gear you used to make it happen.

If we publish your story in a blog post, you’ll get a $25 gift card to Smith & Edwards!

We’re looking for stories that are at least a couple paragraphs & have a picture to go with them. Please send your stories by November 15th. I can’t wait to hear yours!

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