All Right Dave!
Very simple. Don't need to take notes.
No Deer. No Beer.
I was about 34 my first hunt. Took first deer, 7point, with the Swedish Mauser. A chest shot that sent rib fragments through the heart. Sucker stood up on back legs and fell over backwards. Dead.
Use the M44 if your close. Let the sectional density of the .311 works its magic.
Best of luck Dave. First Hunt. Waow!
Who is field dressing it? Find the joint/seperation in pelvic bone. work it with small knife. dont cut the poop or the P tube. Once that is open, slice way up to the throat. Cut the esophegus and pull it all out down to the and past the pelvis. Youll have some connective tissue at the lung and stomach cavity.
emm, pan sausage w/ pork and sage.