Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reiland Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Join TDPRI Today

Deer hunters...how was your season?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheWalkingWounded, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. TheWalkingWounded

    TheWalkingWounded Tele-Meister

    312
    Jan 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    This year's season was one of the best ever for my father and I. We had 3 deer by the time we went in for lunch. He shot his buck mid-morning and I got a doe shortly after. We took a break to share stories and clean the deer then headed back to our stands. As I was walking back in to mine, I kicked a small group of deer out of some brush and I thought they headed towards my dad. I got up into my stand and in about 15 minutes the group passed through behind me...all doe. I kept watching that way, guessing a buck would be trailing the doe. I was right and I dropped an 8 point (split brow tine) with a 17" inside spread using my Remington Model 7 7mm-08 (great gun, never had a deer go more than 20 yds after being hit).

    Here's a photo of me and my Dad.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted

    Congrats on a great hunt. I was lucky and got a nice buck 4 days into the hunt. That's a nice rack. Many good meals ahead. Take care. ob.
     
  3. allen082

    allen082 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2009
    fort worth
    its been way too warm here. I've seen a lot of deer, but not many bucks chasing the women.

    I shot a good sized spike a couple of weeks ago. We have antler restrictions here but are allowed to shoot spikes. This one was old and bigger, just had some bad genetics.

    Still looking to get a couple more to fill up the freezer for the year.
     
  4. Forum Sponsor Sponsored posting

  5. TheWalkingWounded

    TheWalkingWounded Tele-Meister

    312
    Jan 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks, same to you. Have any pics of your buck? Indeed, I recently moved into my own place, so the meat will be much appreciated.

    What are the antler restrictions? I'm assuming there must be one for antler height/length if you're allowed to shoot spikes.

    A lot of the wildlife management units around my parent's ground where we hunt is restricted to buck only for the first week, but fortunately our unit allows doe to be taken for all of rifle season.
     
  6. burtonfan

    burtonfan Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    michigan
    OP...nice bucks! I bagged a 7 point myself! (no pix)
     
  7. tonedreamer

    tonedreamer Tele-Holic

    buck2.jpg

    Not the biggest one, but we've got meat in the freezer:D
     
  8. J Lacey

    J Lacey Tele-Holic

    Age:
    49
    871
    Jul 19, 2006
    North Georgia
    ...
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  9. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    So, if this is slow, what's a good year?
     
  10. TheWalkingWounded

    TheWalkingWounded Tele-Meister

    312
    Jan 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    That's what matters! And that is an interesting rack...it appears to almost vertical. But maybe that's just the angle of the pic.

    Good god, are you feeding an army?
     
  11. william tele

    william tele Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Fellow got this one a block from my suburban home...with his F150
     

    Attached Files:

  12. TheWalkingWounded

    TheWalkingWounded Tele-Meister

    312
    Jan 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    Holy crap! There can be some big ones in suburban areas if they have a little cover to live in since obviously nobody can walk around a suburb slinging lead at deer.
     
  13. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    Me and my bud both took bucks in SE Indiana during firearm season. Him a 10pt, me an 8pt. Shaved the fur off the back of a fat doe during bow season. Still got tags and bowhunting in SW Ohio to do.
     
  14. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    Idahoastan
    Yep filled our tags......got it down......shot,gutted,hung,boned,in the fridge ready to process,disposed of carcass...all within 2 hours. However it was in my back yard..lol Here's a hint how we do our burger......I'm sure many of you know this but we buy a pork shoulder roast and gring it in with the venison......makes great burger. I like it better than just adding suet.

    cheers ce24
     
  15. TheWalkingWounded

    TheWalkingWounded Tele-Meister

    312
    Jan 9, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    I've heard of adding in pork or beef. We've never added anything to it though and I think it's delicious. We do add a little to our bologna though.
     
  16. allen082

    allen082 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 16, 2009
    fort worth
    The antlers have to be at least 13 inches apart at their widest. It's kind of hard to measure (before you shoot :D) so the general rule is wider than their ears in the alert position.

    Most of the state has adopted this in the last 3 - 5 years and we are definitely starting to see an improvement in overall antler quality. I'm not big on trophy hunting (i'm in it for the food), but the antlers still look good in my garage.
     
  17. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
    This is an odd story of a hunter being robbed at gunpoint while retrieving his keys from his hiding spot under the truck. The perp got the drop on him from behind and he had no opportunity to do anything defensive. He has discussed it in some detail on another forum.

    It's something for everyone to keep in mind. I hope he gets his rifle back.

    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20248870/police-masked-man-robs-armed-deer-hunter
     
  18. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
    I can easily go through 3 between the seasons. I have quite a few people that want a little of this or that. Moreover, to make some methods/combinations of processing worthwhile, you really need more than one deer to make them work because some muscle groups are common to different processing. I.e., if you want a to save a couple of hams for smoking but want a combination of sausage and cubed steak, etc.
     
  19. MReynolds

    MReynolds Tele-Meister

  20. JurassicCactus

    JurassicCactus Tele-Meister

    230
    Nov 14, 2012
    Baltimore MD
    You gotta be really desperate to rob a hunter who is also armed.
     
  21. waster

    waster Tele-Holic

    Season? What is this season you speak of?
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Share This Page