Tim Rice’s Whitetail Deer Hunt in Boom Bay, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

November 22, 2005

The first three days of the hunt brought zero deer sighted and zero deer harvested. On day number four the temperature dropped from 40 degrees above to 12 degrees above zero, with a wind chill of 5 below…and deer were moving everywhere!

I had been sitting on the edge of a marsh where they bed and was accually hunting for doe. Just after shooting light a nice QDM deer gave me a 65 yard shot and we had meat in the freezer. After harvesting that deer the total deer seen were twelve does, a small 6-pointer, and about a twelve inch 10-pointer.

At about 11:45am my brother called on our surveying radios and wanted to sit over a food plot, share our lunch and catch up on a year’s worth of not seeing each other. We had just set up our Ameristep blind when Bill said, “Man, look at the size of the buck on the field edge.” He indicated it was at 107 yards with his range finder and just looked at me and said I wish my slugs made it that far. I smiled and said mine do, put the big boy in the cross hairs and when he came into the opening, as they say, he got aquainted with the ground.

My brother asked how far I could shoot and I said 150 yards with confidence. Thank you for a great slug, and hopefully I’ll have a similar story when I try your black powder sabots. Thank you once again and may God bless you and yours this holiday season!

Details of the Hunt
Shot Distance: 107 Yards in Woods
Size Of Animal: 185 Pounds Dressed, 12 Scoreable Points, Typical
Hunting Method: Ground Blind
Special Equipment: 1.75-10x50mm Bushnell Scope
Weapon Used: Mossberg 695 Bolt Action 12ga Shotgun
Ammunition Used: Lightfield Hybred EXP Slugs
Length Of Hunt: 4th Day of a 9 Day Hunt
Guide Outfitter: Brother’s Private Land
Camo Preference: Mossy Oak Shirt, Woodland Camo Bibs, Blaze Orange Vest