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TX Hunter
November 25, 2011, 05:19 PM
I just thought I would post a couple of pictures of the Deer that I have taken this Season.
The Buck was a Ten Point taken last weekend on Family Land, and the Doe was taken this morning on Public Hunting Land with an Antlerless Deer Permit. :)
PS I used my Ruger Frontier .308 for both Deer Harvested.




http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z191/Houndsman2007/IMG_7352-1.jpg
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z191/Houndsman2007/Photo533.jpg

TX Hunter
November 27, 2011, 05:21 PM
Dang not one single reply, and 128 people have looked at it, guess everyone is tired of looking at average deer.LOL

Kimbertron
November 27, 2011, 05:34 PM
Dang not one single reply, and 128 people have looked at it, guess everyone is tired of looking at average deer.LOL [/B]

Very nice! Nothing wrong with an average deer, there is a reason they are the average haha. I have only gone hunting once in my life and didn't really care for shooting the animal but i was a teen. Lately i have been becoming more interested just need to learn the ropes haha.

Edit: I live in alaska and i kinda wish there was game about that size here. pretty much only small game or huge game lol. I'm a small person don't need hundreds of pounds of moose meat lol.

Cascade1911
November 27, 2011, 05:58 PM
Dang not one single reply, and 128 people have looked at it, guess everyone is tired of looking at average deer.LOL

Hey TX, could be everyone's figuring this is the thread for tomato's, peas, corn and such.

Couple of nice deer though. Hear in southeast NY the weather has been so unseasonably warm, the the deer are staying at the beach to cool down. No rubs, no evidence of rut yet, weird season.

I'm a small person don't need hundreds of pounds of moose meat

Kimbertron, never had the opportunity to shoot a moose or an elk but have thought about it when I've taken a largish white tail and have a couple mile drag. Most places I hunt are on public lands closed to motorized vehicles and usually woods too thick anyway. (one of the reasons I always go up instead of down to hunt if I have the option).

Kimbertron
November 27, 2011, 06:01 PM
the the deer are staying at the beach to cool down

Maybe i have too active of an imagination, but when i read this an image of deer on beach chairs with a cooler of beer popped into my head lol.

Cascade1911
November 27, 2011, 06:07 PM
That was kind of the image I had when I wrote that.

Kimbertron
November 27, 2011, 06:10 PM
That was kind of the image I had when I wrote that.

I live in the interior of Alaska so beaches are a mysterious place to me lol. Didn't know if it was joking or if deer ever were seen on the beach haha.

Archer 9505
November 27, 2011, 06:20 PM
oops; My 4 year old posted for me.
Nice Buck.

TX Hunter
November 27, 2011, 06:23 PM
The Deer here are very unpredictable right now, they move alot at night, and spend most of the day hid out in the brush and thickets.
There has been some chasing going on though, and last week a man found two bucks locked up, they had already died when he found them.
Thanks for the replies.

Kimbertron
November 27, 2011, 06:28 PM
Just out of curiosity, how much meat do you get off a deer that size? Also should ask how much that one weighed to start with, 100 pounds?

TX Hunter
November 27, 2011, 07:04 PM
I didnt weigh either deer, but I would guess the buck at around 120 Pounds, and the doe was probably about 90.

If you bone out the meat, you usually get around 50 pounds of meat off a deer the size of the buck and probably about 40 off the doe.
We have already eaten the backstrap and tinderloins from the buck, and had Sausage made out of the rest, we had some pork mixed in about 60%Deer 40% pork and got back 70 LBS of links.

Kimbertron
November 27, 2011, 07:14 PM
Oh that's more meat then i thought. With the price of food these days that's a god deal for .308 rounds :D. Kinda encouraging me to try hunting on my own.

BIGR
November 27, 2011, 09:25 PM
Nice hunting, TX Hunter. Hey, I would take those two deer anyday, nothing wrong with those.

columbia_shotguneer
November 27, 2011, 11:40 PM
TX hunter that is not at all what I call an average,take a look at an average deer I killed last weekend on the 2011 harvest thread! That's an average buck in my eyes, your's is above average in my book.

hornetguy
November 27, 2011, 11:46 PM
both are nice deer... I'm hoping to get to take a couple of does this year. I've missed out the last couple of years. I'm ready for some more chili, jerky, and steaks... good stuff. ;)

TX Hunter
November 28, 2011, 12:05 PM
I took a look at your 9 point on the Deer Harvest thread. WOW That Deer is huge !!! Congratulations

hogcowboy
November 28, 2011, 01:07 PM
Your deer look better than the deer around here. This summers drought really made for some skinny deer. We had been seeing doe's with twins every year until this year too. Just singles this year.

Archer 9505
November 28, 2011, 01:08 PM
Wasn't there already a harvest thread?

TX Hunter
November 28, 2011, 02:46 PM
yes there was i apologize i found it after i made this thread. Sorry again.

Keg
November 28, 2011, 09:37 PM
That buck looks really dark....

cougar gt-e
November 28, 2011, 11:28 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/john_bud/P1000823.jpg

Small rack 8pt buck. Pure B&C class animal.

B & C for me is Betty Crocker!

TX Hunter
November 29, 2011, 07:35 AM
We get a few like that around here. I dont know why.

03Shadowbob
November 29, 2011, 06:24 PM
Kinda missing the antlers and gracefulness of a deer but hey we all like pics of our success. Shot this sow a few weeks ago in the neck with my 35Remington. Bang flop right where she stood.
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s113/BJCWALL/2011Pig3.jpg

TX Hunter
November 30, 2011, 10:22 AM
Good looking Hog. I have been wanting one of those too just havent seen one yet. I love pan sausage from a wild hog.

tahoe2
December 6, 2011, 10:32 PM
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those are trophies in my book and good eats too !!
I picked these up in Wyoming last month?
oops! I mean in October !

farmerboy
December 6, 2011, 11:02 PM
TX Hunter where bout I'n tx? I'n Leon County myself and those are mice deer, i hunt deer also and shoot alot of does, eat better to me. Thanks for sharing pics

TX Hunter
December 7, 2011, 12:38 PM
Thanks, I was in Pineland Texas. Thats a little town in Sabine County. We have alot of good public hunting land, and also some nice leases. This part of Texas is covered with Pine Forrest, Hardwood Creek Bottoms and Thickets. We also have two big lakes and good fishing. We are on the 13 inch rule for Buck Deer. Its a great place for an Outdoorsman.

fatwhiteboy
December 7, 2011, 11:51 PM
Wyoming Antelope- 14 1/2"X4 1/2". Taken at 500 yards with a Rem 700MLR in .338 Lapua. 300gr SMK over 93gr Retumbo. Glass is a Leupold Mk4 3.5-14X50. Yes, too much gun but it was out of range for my M70 in .270 with 130gr Corelokt.
Second photo is Bacon wrapped Loin of Antelope, grilled corn off the cob and baked potato. Wine is a 2003 Napa Cabernet...
If I had known antelope tasted so good, I would have started hunting them years ago...

TX Hunter
December 8, 2011, 12:05 PM
Great shot, beautifull animal, and delicious looking meal. Thanks for sharing the pictures, and congratulations.

fatwhiteboy
December 8, 2011, 11:30 PM
Thanx TX- One of my best hunts ever.

Jack O'Conner
December 23, 2011, 12:49 PM
.308 is one of my favorites for big game, too.

Jack

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/muley3.jpg

warbirdlover
December 23, 2011, 02:47 PM
NICE antelope!!! Congrats!!

JKump
December 23, 2011, 03:20 PM
Not the best picture (taken with my cell phone, had to lighten it up). This was a nice 6 point buck around 185 lbs. Picture taken with my daughter.

Rembrandt
December 23, 2011, 04:54 PM
It's been a tough hunting year.....weird weather and rut activity. Hunting in pouring rain one day then 10" of snow the next. Got this one with bow, girth measurement puts him at 325 lbs live weight. Not the biggest rack, but he had plenty of "beef" on the bone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/IMG_0621.jpg?t=1324676413

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/IMG_0623.jpg?t=1324676594

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/IMG_0625.jpg?t=1324676812

columbia_shotguneer
December 23, 2011, 07:53 PM
Since this thread seems to be the most active for harvests I think I'll put this one here too. Alabama whitetail killed first weekend of season.