2016-2017 Hunting Season

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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby Dave » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:47 pm

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Dave wrote:Well it is a good thing I have beef and pork in the freezer. No elk this year. Last year the area we hunt there was 12 bulls killed. This year only 1. Weather was way too warm. There was 4 days that they set new record high temperatures for that date. The elk fed at night and went into the jack firs during the day. Another factor was the area was worked hard by two van loads of Mexican brush pickers. Twenty people over a month make a lot of noise and odor. They had blown up the herds and the bulls had all separated from the cows. We saw lots of elk everyday but no bulls. It is still a thrill to see a herd of elk even if there aren't any bulls. And I got to see some spectacular sun rises. I can still hump my way up those hills although not as fast as the younger guys. I always say that if the only reason you hunt is to shoot something, then you are missing out on a lot of the reason to be out there. This year I got to soak up all those other reasons to hunt.


Sounds like you had a good time. What is a Mexican brush pickers job?


They pick variety of different plants which are used in floral arrangements. When we first got there they were picking "red huck". The red colored shoots off huckleberry brush. Mid week they switched to cutting noble fir boughs to be used for Christmas decorations. I imagine they pay the timber company for the rights to pick brush. Friday morning they were right smack in the middle of one of my favorite spots. Their American boss told me, "I hope we aren't ruining your hunting." Grrrrrr..... too late for that. I felt like asking him what he planned to do for labor next year now that Trump has been elected. But I took the high road and didn't say anything. Instead I just got on my bike and rode off to another spot a couple miles away.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby TexasBred » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Ain't that the truth. Gotta be an escapee from a high fence ranch because we just don't have those kind of deer around here. Had one like him show in 2014. Could be the same deer.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:10 am

TexasBred wrote:Had a big one show up on the game camera. Might have to go buy a hunting license if this keeps happening. Not a real good picture but you can see his antlers.

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Nice buck you better get him
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby J&D Cattle » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:41 am

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9 year old son's 8pt from the weekend. He's the most patient kid I know. Sat for near 7 hours on Saturday and saw this one deer right at dark. He was shaking excited after he shot, shook for 15 minutes probably. A great memory!
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:28 pm

The little Ruger 77/357 has got it's first deer this morning. I haven't missed anything with it yet, a nice little accurate gun.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:53 pm

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Gallatin County buck killed Saturday on our farm.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby callmefence » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:59 pm

FlyingLSimmentals wrote:The little Ruger 77/357 has got it's first deer this morning. I haven't missed anything with it yet, a nice little accurate gun.
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Gallatin County buck killed Saturday on our farm.
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9 year old son's 8pt from the weekend. He's the most patient kid I know. Sat for near 7 hours on Saturday and saw this one deer right at dark. He was shaking excited after he shot, shook for 15 minutes probably. A great memory!


congratulations everyone
Looks to me like tux has taken the lead
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:46 pm

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I don't know who was fired up the most the dad or the daughter. Sure a nice first deer.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:53 pm

That smile says it all! That's what it's all about right there.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:09 am

been hunting hard will have a few pics to post
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:27 am

Atimm693 wrote:Got it done this morning.

8 points, 150lbs field dressed. He will go to sausage, still have an antlerless tag to fill for steaks.

Thinking about a dipped euro mount.

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dang good buck!
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby bball » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:11 am

Some real nice bucks posted this year. Congrats to all! Here is mine from yesterday.
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby TCRanch » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:14 pm

Very nice, everyone! Tux, what did that score?
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:33 pm

Nice one Brad :tiphat:
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Re: 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Postby callmefence » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:02 pm

bball wrote:Some real nice bucks posted this year. Congrats to all! Here is mine from yesterday.
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I see two fine looking bucks there ball.. :clap:
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