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Bitterroot Bulls
11-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Here is the video of my 2011 High Country Mule Deer hunt in Montana.

Enjoy:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVMuNlitVug

I know, I know ... I missed. I rushed that one. Probably should of edited it out ...

MT Muley
11-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Very nice! That's a bummer about him rolling off the cliff, but it didn't look like any of the tines broke. Thanks for sharing.

Bitterroot Bulls
11-22-2011, 08:57 PM
Thanks.

The four inch kicker off his left side broke off, but through some miracle we found it in the rockslide. My taxi is fixing the tine, and putting synthetic velvet on. Should look like pre-fall.

Don't know if you noticed, but I was rockin' the Eastman's cap. It's my lucky hat.

Drhorsepower
11-22-2011, 09:16 PM
Cool hunt bitterroot. Thats cool you found that tine. Bummer he took a digger. Congrats on a killer buck.

Ikeepitcold
11-22-2011, 09:23 PM
Great job! Cool video as well.

Doe Nob
11-23-2011, 09:37 AM
Very nice, looked like a full pack on the way out!

Big Sky
11-23-2011, 09:57 AM
Great buck and a great video. What camera did you use?

Bitterroot Bulls
11-23-2011, 10:04 AM
What camera did you use?

Believe it or not, the video was through my Sony WX-1 Point and Shoot camera on the HD (720P) Video setting. Telephoto shots were with the same camera through my Vortex Razor 85HD using a Tines Up Scopecam adapter and Zeikos Universal 37mm thread adapter.

More info and pics of my setup are in this thread:

http://www.eastmans.com/forum/showthread.php/598-Minox-DCM-5.0-or-tines-up-scope-cam/page2

Drhorsepower
11-23-2011, 10:07 AM
Btw, nice hat!
Hey how far was the telephoto through your razor? Also what zoom power? Thanks bitterroot. Again, nice video.

Bitterroot Bulls
11-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Btw, nice hat!
Hey how far was the telephoto through your razor? Also what zoom power? Thanks bitterroot. Again, nice video.

The telephoto shots ranged from 335 yards (the shot) to 900 yards (live footage). The eyepiece was on 20x for most of the shots, but was occasionally turned up to around 40x. The camera zoom was 2x-4x typically

Jon Boy
11-23-2011, 12:54 PM
Great buck bitterroot and a really cool video. What gun were you shooting?

Big Sky
11-23-2011, 02:21 PM
Thanks again for all of the great info BB. If you make it to Bazeman for the game on the 3rd let me know and maybe we could grab a beer.

CoHiCntry
11-23-2011, 03:04 PM
Really cool... thanks for sharing!

Bitterroot Bulls
11-23-2011, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the positive responses!

I was shooting my backpacking setup: Remington model 7 7mm-08 with Douglas barrel and Timney trigger (work by Dan Coffin of Victor, MT). Scope is a Vortex Viper 2-7X32 w/ BDC reticle. Leupold PRW rings and bases. Load is a 140 gr. Barnes TTSX over Winchester 760. Muzzle Velocity is 2840 fps.

Big Sky, it depends if my Dad can find an extra ticket. If he does, I will send you a PM.

Kevin Root
11-23-2011, 06:44 PM
Very cool video of your adventure Bitterroot Bulls. "Go in light. Come out heavy." Nice buck too. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

RUTTIN
11-24-2011, 08:59 PM
That was awesome footage, made for some great video, but sucked for you and his velvet. It's always great to see someone earn it the DIY way. Thanks for sharing Bitterroot!

NDHunter
12-01-2011, 09:14 PM
Very cool video. Congrats!!!

Montana
12-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Nice work Bitterroot... Way to represent :)

Bitterroot Bulls
12-04-2011, 07:41 AM
Nice work Bitterroot... Way to represent :)

Thanks Montana! Nice to hear from another Bitterrooter.

dhershberger
12-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Great footage, you missed a couple of easy ones but its the end that counts! Great high country buck!

Bitterroot Bulls
12-04-2011, 06:39 PM
Great footage, you missed a couple of easy ones but its the end that counts! Great high country buck!

In my own defense, I only missed once.:confused:

sjsmallfield
12-05-2011, 05:13 PM
Nice footage BB. Congrats on a great hunt.

schoff
12-14-2011, 05:43 PM
Cool video, thanks for sharing and congrats on a great buck!

griz
12-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Nice job Bitterroot Bulls! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful Mulie!!!!

hardcore09
12-18-2011, 07:06 PM
Thats awesome, great footage love the DIY backcounrty stuff! Were you guys in a wilderness area, how far in did you guys end up goin...looks like you had a heavy load going out! Congrats on a great hunt and a great deer!

Bitterroot Bulls
12-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Thats awesome, great footage love the DIY backcounrty stuff! Were you guys in a wilderness area, how far in did you guys end up goin...looks like you had a heavy load going out! Congrats on a great hunt and a great deer!

Thanks!
Yeah it was Wilderness. It was 9 1/2 miles in. It was a tough pack-out, but only one trip.

Haisen
12-27-2011, 01:14 PM
Thank you for sharing the video of your hunt. Watching videos of other DIY hunters helps maintain my motivation to keep training during the off-season. Congratulations on your awesome DIY Montana Mule Deer and I hope you share more videos down the road.

Thank You,

Elkoholic307
12-27-2011, 09:01 PM
Excellent video, as usual! That looked like one tough buck.

Bitterroot Bulls
12-27-2011, 10:43 PM
Excellent video, as usual! That looked like one tough buck.

Thanks.

He was a tough one. Sometimes they just won't give up the ghost.

That first hit broke a shoulder and ripped through one lung, penetrated the ponch, and came to a rest under the skin just ahead of the offside rear quarter, where I recovered it fully expanded. The second hit went right through the heart, turning it inside out, before getting some lung and exiting far side ribs. Third hit was double lung, through and through. Any of the three would have done the trick on their own. All three caused massive internal damage, but that guy still got up and ran, without a heart, and with a broken shoulder.

Some critics might say the cartridge was too small (7-08), or the bullet didn't expand enough (Barnes 140 TTSX), or whatever, but I think some critters are just tougher than others.

Elkoholic307
12-29-2011, 07:57 AM
Some critics might say the cartridge was too small (7-08), or the bullet didn't expand enough (Barnes 140 TTSX), or whatever, but I think some critters are just tougher than others.

You hit the nail on the head; some are tougher than others. You definitely had enough gun and used some of the best hunting bullets money can buy. I'd say his will to survive was pretty amazing.

Drhorsepower
12-29-2011, 11:05 AM
Adrenaline does interesting things.