It's second gun season in Iowa. I got a itchy trigger finger and took a doe that turned out to be a lot smaller than I thought it was when I shot it. It was already crippled. Blasted it from 35 to 40 yards with the M&P 40. 2nd shot brought it down like a rock. Gold dot, high through 1 rib, then the bottom half of the back bone, and exited through rib on the other side. First shot at angle through flank, through boiler room, out left front quarter through leg. First shot would have done it. But I lost a wounded deer last year and was determined it wouldn't happen this year, even if there wasn't any meat left on it when I was done shooting.
Haven't seen many deer. None the last 4 days, so I guess I'm lucky to have gotten the one I did. Shot at a few coyote with the M&P, hit one but he kept going. Hope to get one close enough to blow it to smithereens with the 40. I'll be pissed at my self if a nice buck comes by while I'm trying to bushwhack coyote.