Hunting pics

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by NDEBT, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Separated at birth

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    Tell em “talk to the hand cause the ears ain’t listening.” Good on you for doing the right thing and building memories!
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  2. crawdad

    crawdad Been here awhile

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    VERY nice old gun. And congrats to you and the kid!
  3. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Sitting in my stand this morning before sunrise I spotted something swoop and perch on a power pole about 500yds out. First I thought it was a turkey buzzard. No big deal, there are TONS of them around. Then I got to thinking, it is too early and too cold for them to be out and about.
    Then I started hearing 'hoo hoohoo'.
    Dial up the magnification and holeymoley! a great horned owl. Sumbitch was about 20-24" tall. I've heard them for 15 years, first time I actually saw one! Shitty pic holding the rifle with one hand and trying to get the phone lens lined up.
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  4. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    Hunting cabin west wall.

    To warm to bow hunt so I have been scouting deer. I have picked a few that I’ll go after. Next week I’ll start to get serious.
  5. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

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    Last weekend I took this picture while scouting.
  6. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got band for a fat joke.

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    Heh, yesterday was me drinking coffee, looking outside and seeing the two turkeys. In my PJs, ran to get the 31, slapped some shoes on with no socks, told kiddo to wait right there, out the garage door, crept up the walkway, one saw me started running, the other just stood there. Blammo. Don't really have to bother aiming too much with a shotgun, eh? Just point at the turkey and everything over there is going to get wasted. Went back inside, got kiddo, brought him outside, and checked the turkey. Turkey sleep he said. Picked it up by the feet and put it in a box to drive to the registration station about 15m away. 9lb hen. Guy said that was average. Asked if the kiddo shot it, and I mentioned he does have a lifetime hunting and fishing license.

    Cleaning it wasn't bad. Pretty straightforward. Never cleaned an animal before. Took the breast (obviously) and the legs. A bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a pinch of garlic. Let them sit for a few hours in the fridge then wife through them in the oven. Not bad. Probably could have cooked a little less. Kiddo liked it. Kept saying turkey, gobble gobble, yum yum. So I think he gets the idea? Not sure. But yea, pretty neat harvesting a wild animal from the front yard. Hoping I get my deer this year.
  7. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Separated at birth

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    Sure doesn’t hurt having property where you can do that! Happy hunting!
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  8. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got band for a fat joke.

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    Yea, its awesome. One of the best perks about the place. Shot my deer in the backwoods last year. Hoping to have better luck this season.

    Showed the picture of my boy sitting on the tailgate, smiling, shotgun in lap, turkey on the side. Boss shook her head and says that's awful, I don't know about that. Another coworker told me nice work. Not sure what the big deal is. One of my more prouder moments. Iunno. Whatever.
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  9. brgsprint

    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    I once had an anti-hunting superior at work. Wonderful woman. They later named the university building we worked in after her. I didn't talk hunting around her much and we got along well.

    She was a birdwatcher. I told her I often see birds I can't identify when I'm in the woods. When I got a pocket bird guide for Christmas, I told her that now when I see a bird I don't know, I can shoot it, take it home and look it up in my little book.
  10. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Always easier to ID something when it's still, and right in front of you.
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  11. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Separated at birth

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    Seems to fit well with most of the descriptions of your work environment. :nah .

    I'm very pleased to live in an area where such views are regarded as deviant.
  12. monjorrow

    monjorrow Young n Dumb

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    #2 down for the season. Getting the freezer filled up nicely.
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  13. Mowhair

    Mowhair Been here awhile

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  14. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism! It's a bad drug!

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    We got camp set up. It was a bit breezy, and we were expecting a bit of snow. Or maybe even a blizzard. But Saturday was decent. Windy, but we hunted. Found some great little holes that I didn't know about. Ran across a couple moose. Cow and one big bull., but no elk. Not even a sign of any elk. It's not a productive area, so we expected that. Being not very productive, means we don't have to trip over lots of other hunters. After all its crowded Kolorado, so crowds are pretty normal. got up to stoke the stove and take a leak in the middle of the night on Saturday night, and as predicted, it was snowing. We slept in a bit, and got up around 07:00. Snow was about 4 inches deep, and blowing. By noon it was over my gators, almost knee high. No end in sight. We decided that discretion was the better part of valor. So we broke camp and headed out. It's about 5 miles to the main road. The 5 miles is also a pretty good road. Most of the way, I couldn't see the road, barely see the hood of my truck. It snowed like that for the next three days. So it was a good thing we chickened out and left. Otherwise it might be spring before we got the trucks home.

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  15. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Had a shot at a young 8 point last night at 645....I was hunting east facing on a hillside overlooking a thick flat with a spring at the bottom. It gets really hard to see about 30 mins before sunset.....and that's exactly when I saw him feeding maybe 70 yards away....I shot and immediately felt that the shot was bad....and low. He took off pretty quick through the thick stuff....and I began climbing down to look for blood. Nothing, nada....I had my buddy walking back to the truck and texted him. I kept looking, doing a quick grid search for blood....I needed something to tell me what to do. I walked maybe 80 yards towards the spring, and for some reason I looked off to my left and there he was. At least I thought it was him...bedded on a rocky slope. By this time there was no light, my headlamp picked up his eye-shine...... I wasn't sure what to do as it was passing legal shooting light and I was afraid to bump him. I climbed up the hill opposite him until we were pretty much eye to eye. I confirmed it was him, slid down the hill until I could get a good shot, and All I could get clear was his head....so that's what I did. I've tracked deer before, but this one was a bit more intense because I was able to get so close and it was so dark.....I was probably 30 yards from him. Happy to have one in the freezer. No pics in the field as I was damn tired....this guy had quite a heart!

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  16. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    tominboise Long timer

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    That's a nice buck right there. Had you hit it with the first shot? If so, where?
  18. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    .....I hit him through the elbow and it appears the liver, stomach...pretty much a gut shot although, I've had that happen before with the rounds I'm using even with a double lung. That is, the stomach has been opened....exit was back behind the far lung
  19. henpecked

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    I only had a elk tag
  20. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

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    Nice bird and nice old pump-action. I think at the end of the barrel there is a "Poly-Choke," which is a pretty cool device, it will go from wide open to dense pattern, limitless settings, with the twist of the wrist.