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Title: SCORE!
Post by: Big58cal on October 19, 2015, 01:15:54 PM
The boy was finally able to score on a deer this past weekend!  :D   Saturday afternoon we had a big doe come in.  He had been wanting a buck, but asked me if I wanted him to shoot the doe.  I told him that it was up to him, so he decided to take her.  That .54 cal muzzleloader put a hurtin' on her!  O0   How she went the 30-35 yards she did missing half her heart is beyond me.  :o

I was going to get it mounted for him, but we hung her in the barn Saturday night and the dog got in there and ate the face off of her.  :tickedoff   Mason was kind of bummed, but he took it in stride.  I'm going to get the hide tanned and have the legs made into gun/bow racks for him.
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: occ on October 20, 2015, 04:38:45 AM
I'v seen them run a long ways after a heart shot. I had a buck go almost 80 yards after I put a .54 Maxiball through his heart several years ago. Good to see the younger generation scoring. Congratulations to him on the kill and you getting him out to make it.
Bill
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: Big58cal on October 20, 2015, 12:05:23 PM
Thanks Bill!  O0

I generally try to always hit the lungs.  Bigger target and they don't go as far as a heart-only shot.  ;)   The boy was so full of adrenaline that I'm surprised he got as good of a hit as he did.  ;D
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: bohicajuan on October 21, 2015, 10:35:33 PM
Way to go Mason! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

There's still plenty of big deer out there for Mason to get. Next one will be a Booner!

They've talked about special seasons on private land just for kids here for several years but nothing has ever come of it. They do have special kids, women, disabled hunts on state WMA's and they seem to be very popular.

Of course I wrote the DNR demanding a hunt for Super Cool Studly Men that Slay the deer and Satisfy the Ladies! They wrote back and said if such a hunt were held.....I would be the only one to qualify!

This is the Cross I must bare! :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: Big58cal on October 22, 2015, 03:56:57 PM

Of course I wrote the DNR demanding a hunt for Super Cool Studly Men that Slay the deer and Satisfy the Ladies! They wrote back and said if such a hunt were held.....I would be the only one to qualify!


Don't you mean they wrote back and told you no one like that exists, especially in GA.  ;)
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: John Andrews on November 06, 2015, 08:35:47 AM
  O0 Mason did good! Of course, his coach dad did a great job, too!
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: Big58cal on February 01, 2016, 03:56:14 PM
I know it's late notice, but the boy filled his buck tag 11/15.  O0   We're calling it an 8 pt.  It's got some weird points coming off at the base.  Still a 1.5 year old deer, but plenty big enough for his first buck, and plenty big enough for me to be proud of him.  :) :) :D :D O0 O0

He made a good shot on it with the (dare I say it.....) Savage .243.  ;D   Hit it at the back of the ribs on the left side and exited just in front of the right shoulder.

I had him drag it down off the ridge and I had him field dress it.  That was a painful experience to watch!  ;D   He didn't quite have the hang of reaching up into the front of the chest cavity to cut the wind pipe and pull the lungs & heart out.  He kept asking if he was done, and I told him that when I saw all of the pieces and parts out on the ground that should be there, then I would let him know that he was done.  ;)

He had also gotten a squirrel a few weeks before.  The squirrel was a weird one, with a bunch of black on it's head and belly.  So needless to say, that one is at the taxidermist.

Speaking of the taxidermist.....  Between the doe hide, legs, squirrel, buck shoulder mount, and the legs from that one, I owe the taxidermist a small fortune!  :'(   Maybe I need to start a GoFundMe page to cover his taxidermy bills??  ;D
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: MOSPARKY on February 01, 2016, 07:34:41 PM
Congrats to the boy. You're going to have to work some over-time for that taxi bill. Weird squirrel indeed. Might near looks like a giant chipmonk, then I saw that was it's belly, not the back.
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: John Andrews on February 02, 2016, 06:28:46 AM
 O0 Yeah on congratualtions, BC! I sure do like that squirrel, too.

GoFundMe for BC!  :wink: ;D
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: Big58cal on February 02, 2016, 09:53:28 AM
Yeah, I wish I could get overtime.  ::)   I'm salary.  I know what I'm going to make every pay period.

Just for the boy's stuff that is at the taxidermist now (this years and last years possum & squirrel), it's about $1500 that I still owe them.  Between paying the taxidermy bill and paying on the guns I've got on layaway, I have ZERO extra money.  :'(

With the buck, I didn't think the boy was ever going to get a shot at it.  It was either facing straight toward us or facing straight away from us.  He finally turned slightly giving the quartering away shot.  At the shot, the deer bailed off the bench and took off.  I jumped up and stuck my head out of the blind so I could watch where it went.  It made it down the hill to another bench and fell, going maybe 75 yards.

That made 2 for him and filled both of his tags.  I ended up with 3 unused doe tags, only getting the one buck in Sept.  I was going to try to fill one of the doe tags and make the whole thing into jerky, but I didn't get much time to hunt after gun season.  When we did go out, the boy was sniping squirrels.  ;D   That's not very conducive to deer hunting.  ::)

But, he had a good year and had fun and that's all that matters.  O0   My time in the woods was limited to essentially taking "armed walks" and teaching.
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: John Andrews on February 03, 2016, 06:34:56 AM
  O0 Yes, the training and time is well spent, BC!

Your taxidermist must know you on first name basis.  :wink: Not many dads would go that far out on a limb for their son.  O0
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: bohicajuan on February 03, 2016, 08:21:06 PM
Don't let BC fool you. He has more money that Donald Trump and Bill Gates combined! He is going to buy us all custom bamboo fly rods and $3,000.00 fly reels and then fly us in a private jet to Andros Island for the worlds best Bone fishing flats! After a day of fishing, we eat filet mignon and lobster! Then he brings in all the Penthouse pets to give us a massage!

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Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: bohicajuan on February 03, 2016, 08:31:03 PM
BTW....The .243 is a deer killing machine. I have shot mucho deer with mine, and love it.

Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: John Andrews on February 04, 2016, 05:42:31 AM
Don't let BC fool you. He has more money that Donald Trump and Bill Gates combined! He is going to buy us all custom bamboo fly rods and $3,000.00 fly reels and then fly us in a private jet to Andros Island for the worlds best Bone fishing flats! After a day of fishing, we eat filet mignon and lobster! Then he brings in all the Penthouse pets to give us a massage!

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  O0 Absolutely! The huge BC Estate is well known in Kentucky. It also has a mule stable and pasture for the famous jumping mule BC rides to his hunts.

Guided tours are conducted six days per week. Expect to spend the whole day, as the five star tour encompasses 40,000 acres of manicured woods and lawns and includes tea lunch on the lawn at noon. Afternoon tours also offers sailing on the numerous lakes and includes shore lunch and refreshments.

And don't forget the armory and gun museum tour that takes a full day for the interested. Included is lunch with the famous but modest BC. Reservations only for lunch with BC.
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: Big58cal on February 10, 2016, 12:18:21 PM
I wish I was as fortunate as ya'll make me out to be.  ::)    :idiot2

Been looking at the pictures from the cameras and going through them.  I pulled the cards Dec. 5th, but then didn't again until 1/31.  Where the boy got the squirrel at, there's 3 more fox squirrels down there, one normal colored with a white nose, and 2 with black heads.  O0   Can't tell if they've got black on them elsewhere, but it may be worth a trip down there with a shotgun to see if I can get one for myself to mount.  Of course, on that camera I've got quite a few of the mule and the neighbor's cows.  :x   I think we only hunted that blind once this past season because the mule and cows pretty well ruined it for deer hunting.  I'm tired of waiting on the neighbor to do the fencing!  :tickedoff First decent weekend we get after all of the seasons are closed the boy and I are going to go down there and string some barb wire.  Too bad if we don't hit the boundary exactly!  I'm tired of feeding the mule and cows!
Title: Re: SCORE!
Post by: John Andrews on February 11, 2016, 06:32:02 AM
Yeah on that, BC! If that fence belongs to the neighbor, he is responsible for its upkeep.   :tickedoff

Barbed wire should fix your problem and the nitwit neighbor can't complain about you stringing some wire.  :knuppel2

I had a problem with a neighbor like that when I farmed and raised cattle. His pasture was eaten completely down and his cattle were starved enough to break through his fence and get into my cattle pardner's bean field.

I ran his cattle out of the beanfield and back into the pasture. The offending neighbor showed up a couple of hours later because my partner finally got a phone call through to him. It ended up with the neighbor and I squared off with each other in the middle of the road, nearly coming to blows.

The neighbor was a school teacher and knew and cared nothing of his cattle.  :tickedoff That is what really got me mad.

I raised healthy cattle and took good care of them.

I inspected a severely neglected herd a few years ago on the Army installation where I work. The pasture leasee subsequently was kicked off the installation.  :knuppel2