View Full Version : Met the most interesting fellow while hunting this weekend

December 6, 2004, 10:54 AM
He was camped next to us in a public camping area adjacent to some public hunting lands. In the course of a short conversation, I learned the following:

1. There are no deer down in this one hollow - no sign; none whatsoever; the reason being there is a mountain lion down there (for some reason he doesn't roam beyond this hollow); this guy saw the mountain lion - it was very old and was 10 foot nose to tail. He found a covered up half-eaten deer kill, so he climbed inside an hollowed-out tree stump to wait for its return to observe it, and sure enough, it came back. Mind you, there are not many pumas at all in OK.

2. He only uses an AR in .223 for deer. He takes head shots only.

3. The scope on said AR is 50 power he said - that's F-I-F-T-Y power.

4. He's looking for this big buck nicknamed "Heart Attack".

5. He normally has 2 deer hanging in camp by this time of the season/week, but had none at this time; bad luck. Strangely, however, his 11 year old boy had come over to our camp earlier in the day and explained that his dad has not gotten a deer in six years. Hmmm.

6. Earlier in the year, he shot a 700+ pound feral pig in this one public hunitng land.

7. Finally - get ready - yap, you guessed it - he's is a RETIRED NAVY SEAL!

He did make a mean bean and ham soup, however. Not bad coffee either.


December 6, 2004, 10:58 AM
I think I know him! :D

December 6, 2004, 11:05 AM
except my guy drove nascar too.

December 6, 2004, 01:25 PM
I hunted with a bunch of old and Navy Seals up at Northern Hideaway about eighty miles northwest of FtKent, Rod Sirios is the Master guide of Northern Hideaway, he is also a Navy seal from the nam days, Bunch of good old guys, but real serious hunters, they all had some really nice rifle's, all customs, it seemed with 50MM scopes ;) this was the last week of baited bearhunts in Maine, All the Navy Seals are old friends from the hay days and there was some submarine guys as wel,l all connected. I enjoyed there company at the camp fires after the hunts. They had some good stories to learn from, Made some good friends. Aim small hit small. RAMbo.

December 6, 2004, 04:40 PM
Cool. Yeah, a 50 mm scope would make sense, but he reiterated clearly that it was 50 power, after I said "50 power?!?", after the 1st time he said it. :)

December 6, 2004, 04:58 PM
First Freedom
It was nice meeting you too. I don't get to stay out there nearly as long as I'd like on my yearly hunt trips and its great to teach some of you younguns a thing or two about huntin. Maybe next year I'll take you down into that hollow with me, an we can shoot that puma with my special buckmark pistol. Its got a 32 (THIRTY TWO!) power scope on it and I routinely shoot half inch groups at 100 yhards with it (offhand of course, and you have to use match quality ammo like Remington golden bullets). Its a much better gun for hunting cougars in a hollow than my tricked out AR cause the 50 power scope just isn't fast enough handlin for a fast moving cougar in a small hollow.
Remind me to tell you about that bear I killed with my navy seal tactical knife, and I'll show you how to skin a deer with a special forces folding shovel.
Until next year, your friend

December 6, 2004, 06:10 PM
I didn't know that you were also a TFL member, redneck. ;)

December 6, 2004, 06:15 PM
Did ya happen to notice what he was using to "flavor" the coffee?

December 6, 2004, 07:46 PM
How could a great hunter like me NOT be a member of a place like this :confused:


Long Path
December 6, 2004, 07:57 PM
That's funny. I swear, I met him, or his brother, a coupla years back while airing up my tires at a truckstop on I-35. He asked about the tires on my truck, and then went on to tell me about how he'd been hunting up in OK, and after having missed a chance to shoot a big buck because it walked under his tree stand, he dragged a 30 lb river rock up there the next day, and killed it by dropping the stone on the buck. :)

December 7, 2004, 03:20 AM
He and all his friends hunt in Africa every year! He also kills Cape buff with a 22-250 (only brain shots!)

Ooooo...... we love these hunters! They give the hunting faternity in South Africa a great perception about american hunters!!

December 7, 2004, 07:28 PM
Sounds like the father in the movie "Big Fish" (http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/bigfish/index.html) Our Australian friends would say he knew how to spin a good yarn and would offer to buy him a beer. Or three, if the yarns kept coming.

December 14, 2004, 09:59 AM
the more I read about that guy you met I wonder two things.........

1) what the hell is my uncle Raymond doing in Oklahoma when he is supposed to be "privately contracted" to bounty hunt osama?

2) when did uncle Raymond learn to make coffee?

I'm very concerned

bill k
December 14, 2004, 11:36 AM
You mean he forgot to mention he was a former sniper?

December 14, 2004, 09:02 PM
Did he mention a 30 lb squirrel he took with a blowgun made from a straw and a toothpick?

I love stories about these guys. That 30lb squirrel came from a one of my dad's hunting partners that would always one-up the competition when the hunting stories started.

December 14, 2004, 09:51 PM
Believe it or not I work with a guy kinda like that...."Ex-Navy SEAL" type. And this guy is a real life Cop. :barf:

December 15, 2004, 06:41 PM
what the hell is my uncle Raymond doing in Oklahoma when he is supposed to be "privately contracted" to bounty hunt osama

Bwaaaahahahaha - maybe uncle Ray has a hot tip that Bin Laden is hiding out in the place where he'd be least likely to be suspected - the U.S. (hiding in the woods). :D

bill k
December 15, 2004, 06:50 PM
With a game warden watching him, he shot a three point buck (this is an old X zone in Calif where it was three point or better only). The warden walked out with him to validate the deer, but when he got there he found out it was a forked horn and a spike standing side by side. He got them both.

Warden just said, guess the convic's we'll be eaten venison tonight, and let him go.

December 17, 2004, 12:01 AM
A guy at work told me he shot the antlers off a deer........ seems he had no more room in his freezer, but he couldn't pass up those big antlers.

I just wonder if these people know how ridiculous they sound. Where do these people come from?

December 17, 2004, 09:36 AM
'I shot off the deer's head because my freezer was full, but I wanted another trophy...'

Some people are simply rediculous.

December 20, 2004, 02:39 PM
A guy at work told me he shot the antlers off a deer........ seems he had no more room in his freezer, but he couldn't pass up those big antlers.


December 24, 2004, 03:23 PM
the 30 pound rock is total overkill. i use half a concrete block w/ a rope tied to it for quick reloads.

January 4, 2005, 08:40 PM
Use a couple of goood bunji cords on the cinder block and you can go FULL AUTO!

If allowed where you live.

January 5, 2005, 08:15 AM
tried it. too hard to control on burst.

January 12, 2005, 02:01 PM
Forgot to tell ya, a couple of other things about this gentleman. Whenever he sees a deer, he immediately drops to his knees, or down to one knee, so that the deer won't see his head and make out the fact the noisemaker (from the deer's perspective) is human. Then he waits for his head shot.

Also, seems he used to be a hunting guide somewhere up north, and one time he was taking some city slickers on a horseback hunt. They were crossing a creek, when one of the city boys fell off his horse into the creek. He begins writhing and squirming and shouting in pain, since his battery-powered electric-heated socks, top, and bottoms got wet and shocked him. Lol.

January 18, 2005, 06:56 PM
where do they find people like that and for another thing who sold him the gun they shouldnt have anyway i think i need to google and see if anyone actually does make a 50 power scope

February 10, 2005, 11:57 PM
oH bOY!

I would like to thank all those here that have contributed to my decision to change my signature line.

February 23, 2005, 04:34 PM
Redneck is lying!! That wasn't him you met, it was me!

Redneck is always claiming to be me! He hasn't even hunted with me since I made that 650 yard running shot on a big albino muley/whitetail cross buck. (I make most all of my running shots, even if the deer is moving, too.) The fact that it was a whiteout blizzard meant that could only see the pink nose and red eyes.

I DO usually do have two deer hanging by the first day, and my son is right, I haven't killed one in six years. That's because I stun them by shooting off the lesser of the two brow tines, drag them back to camp, hoist them up, take their pictures, and then cut them loose. Yes, I am the first catch and release deer hunter. I urge you all to develop your skills to the point where you can consistently use your fifty power scopes to ding deer.

As for the cougar, I was most worried that he would take advantage of my recently released but disoriented deer, and try to make a meal out of them. That is why I waited for him.

I was also misunderstood about the hollow. I said he stayed within a certain "holler". You see, I can call in all manner of predators by mouth, and this particular cougar is so enamored by my special cougar call, that he refuses to any farther than my "holler", meaning my call.

...and I am not a retired Navy SEAL, I said I was a "tired" Navy SEAL, and I am tired because they won't let me retire. Too valuable to the Nation's Defense, ever since my suicide mission on Iwo Jima in '42.

February 25, 2005, 10:52 AM
;) Man- You guys are hilarious!
My brother's friend tells of how he hunted Moose from a helicopter in Alaska. He would have the pilot fly over them and hover and he'd jump out on their backs and if that didn't break their backs, he'd cut their throats on the run!

Down here in Texas where it gets so hot you have to light a fire to keep cool, we don't get into all that physical exertion. We sit in an air-conditioned deerstand complete with wire-less interent (deerstand mounted on top of the oil-derrick) and type true stories of our hunting prowess while we wait to see a cape-buffalo or real mastadon.

February 25, 2005, 05:01 PM
oh ma lawd, artsmom, rotflmfao!!! :D You guys are riots. catch and release deer...tee hee.

March 6, 2005, 07:03 PM
hell they had a posting on another page about guys talking about how they prefer head shots when bird hunting

Johnny Guest
March 7, 2005, 11:03 AM
I got to talking hunting with an old timer down at the courthouse square one day. He shook his head sorrowfully as he told me his tale of why he quit dove hunting.

His daddy had raised him up to be strictly observant of the law. He and his family hated to encounter birdshot while eating the game, so he used a .22. When the ruling was made that you had to hunt migratory species with a smoothbore gun, he learned he was too poor a gunner to always make head shots with the very edge of the pattern. He did fine with deer slugs, but they were just too expensive, so he gave up on mourning dove.


March 7, 2005, 05:12 PM
So he had no problems hitting flying doves' heads with a shotgun slug - it was only the expense that was prohibitive. Gotcha.

Fat White Boy
April 8, 2005, 04:28 AM
The guy is a loon. You ought to talk to his son if you can about him claiming to be a SEAL. Those guys take offense at Seal Wannabe's. There are several sites that deal with wannabe's. He shows some of the classic symptoms of being a wannabe. He may be harmless and crazy but he is stealing the SEALs honor...

April 10, 2005, 08:43 PM
i'm a okie too and i think i meet this guy down at honobie creek. told me he almost got the world record buck but, its antlers got caught in his 12' high tree stand and dumped him out before he could shoot.

April 14, 2005, 03:26 PM
told me he almost got the world record buck but, its antlers got caught in his 12' high tree stand and dumped him out before he could shoot

Whew... oh lord, you owe me a keyboard you sunvabeech! :)

April 14, 2005, 05:35 PM
you started it :D

April 14, 2005, 10:24 PM
i should have been careful before i beaked this guy. after running through a list of my cousins it would appear to me that he's likely a long lost relative who moved to the states.

April 14, 2005, 11:19 PM
Does this look like the guy you met?