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first buck of season

Discussion in 'Shooting , Hunting , Air Rifles , Bows & Arrows' started by catfish, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    well got a nice 6 point this morning he weighed 155 pounds. he came running up from behind me. believe they are in rut right now. didn't know if I wanted to take my 223 or my shotgun. so I took my old reliable 870 with some # 1 buck shot. :D I wouldn't been able to get a shot off with my rifle. so cant wait to fry up some fresh venison. may make a pot roast out of the neck. got a little bit for freezer too. :D :wink:
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Good going. #1 buck is about the same diameter as your .223?
     
  3. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    Good for you Cat some good eating there.
    0 buck .32 00 buck.33 000 buck .36
    Ron
     
  4. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    yea KY jack the only thing he was running and I would have to got him in my scope. I only had a small window of opportunity. Ron I had #1 first shot 00 second and third shots. the # 1 have a few more pellets. they are defiantly in rut my son was on road last night a woman hit the doe in front of him and my son hit the buck. nocked one of his lights out . didn't find either one. may fry up some deer heart and back strap tonight. :D :wink:
     
  5. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Cooler weather , fresh Venison , mashed potatoes , gravy , some greens and Cornbread ( I hope ) that is some good living. :D
     
  6. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    yep chuck all that is good, don't forget the sweet potatoes ( yams) yum yum :) :) :wink:

    going back in the morning hopefully I get another one or a porker? off all this week took a vac from that 4 letter word. maybe do some fishing ? just get some r&r
     
  7. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    catfish
    how many can you harvest there?
    Ron
     
  8. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    dang bad as I hate to say it another one bit the dust today .he bumped his head . :roll: :wink: :mrgreen: got a spike . he came in front of me and actually I thought it was a doe. thought I had seen another deer so I hit the grunt and he came straight to me around 50ft. that's where he made a mistake. :lol: ole 870 paid off again. :D :lol: this morning I had doe in heat out (tinks) and again was using the grunt. man this grunting is paying off this year. I have tried it a lot but never had any luck except a five point years ago. guess the rut is on right now and I've found a honey hole. :D :?:

    T Rat you can get two bucks and ten does. I'm doing good if I get about four in a season. have to really work hard to get them.
     
  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Dang, Catfish - if it works that well on deer, you should maybe adapt it to call in gals. Now there would be a seller! :wink:
     
  10. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    Catfish
    Is it Alab that you can take up to 104 deer a year?
    Ron
     
  11. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    KY Jack I already have one for that. it worked on my wife about 32 yrs ago. :D :lol: :mrgreen: yep when that buck is in rut it gets him in trouble. :( :mrgreen:

    Tx rat I don't know if its Alabama? think in south Carolina you can kill one a day. how many is your limits?
     
  12. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Ain't that life for you , thinking about the females of the species and chasing them always gets the guy's in some form of trouble. Either Shot or Married and I am not sure which is the worse. :lol:
     
  13. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    You can get a gunshot wound patched and healed.
     
  14. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    well instead of going to my hunting club I decided to go to the river in my boat and hunt on the river with my son and a friend. a lot of times I have a chair I take and just set on the ground . well I hadn't even had a chance to set down and I spot some bacon coming my way a lot of bacon. :) there was about 6 0r 8 of them. unfortunately one the fat sows bumped her head while she was eating acorns. :D :lol: :mrgreen: she weighed around 125 pds? she was as fat as could be.

    well I can say I have had a good week off from _ _ _ _. got two deer and a hog and some fish to go along with it. I have never seen 10 deer from one stand in one week since I have been hunting. guess I have it in a honey hole? also my son got a six point and a hog too. he took his friend and he killed a big 8 point and is getting him mounted.
     
  15. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    I heard about a blind hog finding an acorn now and then but never have heard of one bumping it's head on a hunter or a piece of lead.
    My guess is that a blind hog would bump it's head on a lot of things so it might be possible that it would or could bump it's head on a hunter if he was sitting real still in a chair , probably snoozing and not snoring. :roll:
    I'm thinking it bumped it's head on a piece of Lead instead. :lol:
     
  16. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    Catfish
    We can kill 2 bucks and three does.
    I took a cull this weekend ( a spike ) with my bow.
    Next weekend is the start of gun season.
    Ron
     
  17. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Never quite figured it out , a nice set of antlers is good for bragging rights but they are like footprints , you can't eat them.:roll:

    We had a old time poacher around here that my partner and I chased all the time , caught him now and then. His favorite saying when asked if he got a deer was.... Got a nice 8 pointer just yesterday , all 8 points were straight down ( A Doe )

    For you non hunters the deer have a divided hoof and the 4 hooves make 8 marks or points on the ground. ( not counting the dew claws which don't hit the ground all the time)
     
  18. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    Texas has some weird laws that I dont agree with but they are what they are.
    You can kill a cull buck ( one unforked antler)
    A buck over 13 inches wide
    and three does
    Ron
     
  19. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Back in the dark ages Florida during the Archery Season use to have what we nicknamed the Hungry Hunt. You could shoot anything except a spotted deer.
    I looked forward to that hunt every year.
     
  20. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    chuck I have heard of the 8 points. :lol: yea we call the hunt your talking about is the camp meat hunt. :D :roll: :mrgreen: on the first day you go get anything for the camp.
     

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