I'm kinda new on this site, but have been reading it for a couple of years and don't quite understand what gets pulled off and what is left to be commented on. I sat with my husband last night and read over the many comments that my post had generated and could not believe the nerve of some of those people that made comments. Saying that Capt.John made a seriously wrong decision by shooting a deer with a pistol makes no sense when others shoot deer with bows and arrows!
Not only that, but have none of those other so called hunters ever had to track a wounded deer with dogs that THEY shot with a RIFLE? I just don't understand what all goes on here and would kind of like an explanation if not here publicly, then on my email, please. Dinnia
Also, why does my post get sent back 7 or 8 pages overnight?
Just got a call from my hubby who just got off the phone with Capt. John L. Taylor who is at the Simmsboro Buck Club in Simmsboro, La. with an unbelieveable story.
Seems Capt. John came up Friday evening to the Deer Club to hunt with the other members on opening day of dog season but did not bring a rifle and none of the other members had a spare he could use. If you know Capt. John as we do, you can appreciate that he told them he didn't need a rifle as the deer jump across the road ahead of the dogs anyway and they are too fast to shoot at. He told them he'd just take his Glock 9mm and have 15 rounds to sling at one if he/she came out close to where he was a stander.
Well, if I got it all straight, Sunday morning on the first 'let out', the dogs jumped quickly and Mr. Joe Collins who Capt. John was riding with, decided to make a move and get ahead of the dogs at a straight-away road that he thought the deer would cross. As he pulled his truck over to the side of the road, they heard the dogs turn and go away from them. As Mr. Collins was getting back into the truck, a deer jumped out into the road at 130(later ranger findered)yards and looked at them. Capt. John was already standing in the ditch and drew his 9mm from his holster and fired one shot knocking down the deer to the amazement of both him and Mr. Collins. The other club members, hearing the pistol shot go off, immediately called on the CB radios wanting to know if that was "that crazy fishing guide with that 9 shooting?" Mr. Collins answered with, "Yes it was and he knocked down a deer and we need some tracking dogs over here". An extensive 1 hour serch proved productive and they found the deer, a 135lb. spike, bellowing his last breaths.
As incredible as this sounds, I was assured that there were a couple of witnesses to the shot and 20 more that helped retrieve the dead/dying spike for the Captain and it is totally true. He also got some picture of the deer and I will try to post them later when I get them.
A TRUE STORY: buck---130 yards---1 shot standing free-handed with a 9mm automatic pistol!! Still hard to believe, but there were many witnesses.