Fall in KTOG Land... ...And it appears that I am the lucky one to draw first blood in KTOG land, as well as the Spence and Mrs. Spence family. Decided today was a good day to finally hit the field, 7 days after muzzle loader season opened. Came home, talked to the fella that farms this place and hunts here too. Found out where he was going tonight, came back to house, threw on camo jacket and orange vest, grabbed reloads, ball starter, grunt tube, and binos, head out. Walking south toward the tree line to get to my stand and wife is headed same direction except 50 yards west by the pond, to get her pony. All I can say is what I heard. Some commotion, look over, see Bear hauling balls back north. WTF? Did a horse **** her off and she's chasing after it? Thought she was smarter than that! Then she's yelling at me, where am I? Well, just over here. "There's a deer in the pond!" HUH??? WTF??? Cross fence, run over. Bout that time, she's on the west side of the pond, looking at me. I'm thinking about plugging her except I don't want to fish her out of the water. Wife yells "YOU CAN'T SHOOT HER IN THE WATER!" Bull, but then she decides to take a hike. Except I draw bead and drop the hammer. Yup, she's gone. Stop to reload, she wasn't phased at all. Better make sure, though. Walk over, look on the south side of west pond, doesn't look promising, might be an unusual hump but it can't be no deer. No blood, nothing at side where she hauled ***. Hm, might as well check that the unusual lump isn't a deer. Well, all be DAMMED, she's laying there dead as a hammer, less than 75 yards from where she took my slug. Discovered when she was gutted that it went in her guts and skipped forward, blowing a nice hole in the liver and VAPORIZING the heart. Core was in there somewhere, however I have the jacket and it expanded beautifully. I like my 240 gr XTPs! edit: PHOTOS! there are also more to come... and i got it hung up in the garage, went out and cut off the back straps and grilled 'em on the spot. quite tasty, wife loves me more now! she didn't have to cook.