I shot this 8-point Buck 10 times early this morning. (Today [Saturday] is the first day of the firearms deer-hunting season here, and it’s open only to licensed Maine residents; hunters from elsewhere may begin Monday; hunting on Sundays is prohibited.)

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I got up early, donned my orange-blaze vest, and went to a vantage point from which I had seen him periodically during the month. After a chilly wait, he slowly sauntered into my view. I shot him six times before he saw me and four times as he dashed away.

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My weapon was a Nikon D850 with a 400mm lens and shutter silencer; the ammunition was digital. (Brooklin, Maine)