Mississippi Gun Owners banner

Anyone headed on any out-of-state hunting trips?

2052 Views 28 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  jimbo300
Well it's about time for our annual hunting trip out to Wyoming. I've been hunting out there since 1993, I have a few buddies that usually go with me each season. While Wyoming is on a draw for tags, we usually manage to draw deer tags every year and some years if we have time we usually pick up some leftover antelope tags. This year we will be going out mid-Oct hopefully the weather will be favorable for some big bucks. The method we use to hunt these bucks is by getting up high on a hill and comb the terrain with a spotting scope. Most of us are into long range shooting and believe me in WY you can really air out a rifle. Below are some pics of game we have taken in the past decade.



See less See more
21 - 29 of 29 Posts
nonnieselman said:
Jimbo, what caliber is that lil cannon?

Very good pics!!!
Here's the stats:
300 RUM
Rem 700 action (trued) Badger Ordnance bolt knob
Timmney trigger
Lilja barrel 27" 12 twist with SSG break
Brown Precision Thumbhole stock
Badger Ordnance pic base
MWG rings
NF 3.5-15X56
Vel=3320 Retumbo pushing a 190 gr Berger VLD
All metal surfaces K G Kote
msredneck said:
Lt.Dan said:
Those are some nice deer. If y'all ever want to get some BIG whitetails I'll let y'all go to my land in UPPER Michigan. Look up the Upper Penninsula. I grew up there until I was 18 (yea I'm a yankee) but it much different then you would expect. I own 80 screw with a camp on lake frontage. The deer are big up there, I downed a 14 point non-typical the second week of deer season. Rifle season starts Nov 15th and goes for a few weeks and then it's back to bow. If I know ya I usually let ya hunt in my land for free. I'll even let ya stay at the camp no charge as long as it's in as good of shape when ya left. Google Republic, Michigan. Squaw lake to be exact. Beautiful country up there. Best kept secret to the whole world.
Looks like I'm gonna have to get to know ya :lol3:


Man I gotta quite working so much and have more fun like you guys....No kidding...

Great Thread Jimbo ...enjoying it a lot

If ya'll wanna get up a MSGO trip out west...lets organize one....
Yea neck you need to loosen up and enjoy life. Anyone that will go to work instead of going to an F-class shoot; well I just don't know about 'em. :thinking:
X-Ring said:
Man ya'll making me want to start back hunting again.
Nice trophies Jim
Thanks X, mo and myself have had some good hunts for sure. I actually have some more pics of some really nice bucks that our crew has gotten over the last few years on my e-mail but I tried to put them on photobucket and had a malfunction. One buddy shot a 165", another with a 154'' and a few more near or at 140" all were whitetails.
Well I finally took time to update. The trip this year was a little disappointing. The temps in WY were well above average and to make matters worse the private land we normally hunt was covered in hunters. So the only option we had left was to hunt some of our favorite honey holes on public land.

There were three of us hunting this year. Myself, my long-time buddy Mo and my bro-in-law. Considering the weather and the fact that some of our best spots were out of the picture, we all realized success might be difficult to come by this year. So when my bro-in-law and I spotted two mature bucks headed to bed down in the drainage that we were watching we knew this might be our best opportunity.

When the bucks finally stopped they were at 892 yards. I could see one was a 9 pt and the other an 8pt. I told my bro-in-law that he could have the larger buck the 9pt. While we were dialing in the necessary MOA's on the scopes the bucks decided to bed down. We then decided to move further down the ridge to see if we could get a clear view of the bucks. Long story short, about 3 hours later the largest of the two decided to get up and I told my bro-in-law to go ahead and drop him and I would try to drop the other when he hit his feet. Little did I realize that he intended to fire a warning shot. haha. Actually he was still in the process of getting the gun level when he accidently bumped the boom switch. There was a 20 ft bank behind the bucks and when the bullet hit it the bucks exploded in our direction. I ended up dropping mine at approximately 450 yards and he connected with his at 300.

Below are pics of the drainage and my buck. The first pic is where we shot from and the last pic is a view from the deer with the ridge that we shot from in the background. Unfortunately I didn't get pics of the other deer since we were in a hurry due the the hot weather to get the deer quartered up and packed out.
See less See more
That's a real nice deer in my book, congrats!!
Congrats! Nice deer and one heck of a shot. Of course the way you shoot F-class its not a big surprize.
Hey Jim, Nice buck and a heck of a shot. What kind of body weight do the whitetail have out there?
mildot said:
Hey Jim, Nice buck and a heck of a shot. What kind of body weight do the whitetail have out there?

I haven't weighed any of the deer that we have taken in WY, but they are a good bit larger than our deer here in MS. The first whitetail that I shot out there was my largest body weight to date. It took two of us to get him in the back of the pickup(shot him on private land and was able to drive to him). To give you an indication of his body size; I usually take a few measurements for my taxidermist, the circumference of the neck 3" down the neck from the head measured 31" , I have no doubt he was over 275 lbs.

Both of the bucks we shot this year were layered with fat, they have access to corn and alfalfa along the creek bottoms. They eat well, with out a doubt.

21 - 29 of 29 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.