2012 Harvest Pictures

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby Deebz » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:27 am

The best part about the squirrel my wife killed is that I skinned it out and kept the tail. I've seen better methods of preserving them since, but I stuck the meaty end of the tail in some salt for like 2 weeks to dry it up. Then I wrapped it up with some hemp twine and left some ends to be used as a tie.

In the play my wife and I directed this year 2 of the characters were "redneck squirrel hunting sisters", so we had the one girl wear the squirrel tail around on her belt. It looked awesome. Now it's hanging from the euro mount of her button buck on the wall and looks pretty cool.
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Re: 2012 buck

Postby loneranger » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:09 pm

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Shot him cruising by on Nov 15th at 7;30 am. Went 30 yrds.

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby krtennyson » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:17 pm

NIce buck!
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby loneranger » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:20 pm

Sorry about the size. You can tell I am not computer savy. the loneranger picture that is.

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby krtennyson » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:26 pm

Here is my muzzle loader kill. Any guesses on what this guy will score? Not that score matters and this is my best buck ever, but curious if he is pushing 150 or better? I know the short brow tines hurt things.

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Re: 2012 buck

Postby kellory » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:37 pm

loneranger wrote:
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Shot him cruising by on Nov 15th at 7;30 am. Went 30 yrds.

Perhaps this will help...
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby loneranger » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:24 am

Thanks for the shrink! On scoring that,,Sorry, I am not a good scorer. I am more into age,,by body size. I like to see an older animal,regardless of rack. Deer I shot was just into the 3 yr old category. My age limit this year. Passed on several bucks I estimated 2 yr olds.Love the meat too, but will not shoot a doe. Not enough deer around my place for that. Used to be.I'd say you definately have a Mature buck there.

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby loneranger » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:28 am

Antlers beyond the ears is a good tip too. I'd say 4 yrs old,could be 5 ,but I can't see the rest of the body.Also, how deer grow in your area has a bearing on the age. Nice buck though,Congradulations!

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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby msbadger » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Wow Congrats to both of you on great bucks!...good Job!
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Re: 2012 Harvest Pictures

Postby kellory » Wed May 08, 2013 5:39 pm

dtlund wrote:
kellory wrote:dtlund, That's a nice looking buck, you did well sir. Can I assume it was firearms? We like details around here. And welcome to the forum.

Thank you! I took him with my Browning A-Bolt 25-06 at about 50 yards in hardwoods Sunday afternoon of opening weekend about 20 minutes before the end of shooting hours. I was in my climber on a tree that's let me see a lot of deer over the years. It's thick and hilly enough that's any shot I get from that tree will be less than 100 yards. I took the shot just as he entered my shooting lane, or maybe even before since I was a little too excited for proper thinking. He made it maybe 75 yards before falling over. There is pretty heavy hunting pressure on the surrounding properties, and I suspect he was spooked into moving around. We don't bait, but the neighbors do, so that makes the take a little sweeter.

My friend and butcher said he looked bruised all along one side, even back as far as the hindquarters. Said he might have been hit by a car. Or could have it been fighting? I didn't notice any external injuries. Anyone have any similar experiences?


Yes, I am known for killing the ugliest deer in the woods. :lol: i killed a large 6 pointer, that had obviously tangled with a truck, due to the missing hide (scarred over) on his hip, and it made me choose that deer. He was not as injured as he appeared. ;)
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