It is that time of year again! Most hunting seasons are open now or are going to be open in about a month. Is anyone going out hunting this year? If so, what are you hunting for? Im going out again deer hunting up at my cabin. I hope it will be a little more successful than last year.:) Also post any good hunting stories that you guys have.
I'll be bow hunting this season with friends. You bow?
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Do you eat the animals you kill, donate their meat, or otherwise put their flesh to good use?
Crazy Wolf;3245083Do you eat the animals you kill, donate their meat, or otherwise put their flesh to good use?
What I don't eat I give away. Or if it's a nice big Buck the head is mine :)
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Cheers, then. Less waste For the win!
Bow season opened last week here. It's still too warm, I always wait until the 1st frost. Here's a hunting story. I guess I'll call it "Never hunt with someone named Buck" Sorry about the bad pic. I had to scan it from a polariod shot. 5 years ago, I took my wife’s cousin named Buck on a deer hunting trip in Virginia. I put him in a good spot & I went on my own hunt. I dropped the deer that’s in Bucky’s left hand about an hour before dark. I drug my kill to camp & hung it & cut it’s throat. Not much story about my deer….one shot, drop & done. The story is the deer in Bucky’s right hand, the one with the beat up face; it‘s the one that turned a hunt into a fight. It was full dark & Bucky still hadn’t shown up at camp. I finished my cup of coffee & decided to have another. I figured if he was dead , there wasn’t anything I could do & if he wasn’t, he could wait. No sense wasting good coffee! I went toward where I had put him & when I got close, I could hear him yelling “Help!” I got to where I could yell back & asked him what the hell was wrong. His answer & I’m quoting exactly, “A big buck is trying to kill me!!!!” ROFL My answer to him was, “BS!” I still couldn’t see my him & I decided, if he was pulling a joke & I had to hike down that steep mountain, I was going to kick his ass. I got to where we could talk in a normal voice & Bucky turned on his little maglite. He was in a small pine tree, about 10 feet off the ground. The tree was about the size of a large sized Christmas tree. He had the whole top of the tree in a bear hug & I told him to get out of the friggin tree. At the time, I didn’t believe him about the deer. He said, “Look where I shine my light” & just then I heard a distinct ‘buck-snort’ & that pissed off deer leaped up at Bucky & crashed into the branches right were he was. I’ve been deer hunting for over 30 yrs & I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Bucky let out a scream that no man would ever admit to making!! LMAO!! He said that he shot that deer with his .270, from the boulder perch I had put him in. The deer dropped & he put his rifle down & went with his knife to cut it’s throat & start dragging. He said that when he got to the deer & rolled it over; it got up & was in a very foul mood about the chunk of it’s jaw that was shot off. He ran about 10 steps & went up the tree & the deer was right behind him. Every time he moved, the deer leaped up & tried to get him. He had been up the tree for 3 hours & that deer stayed on him the whole time. I guess my coffee break was a slight miscalculation……my bad! LOL I tried to get close enough for a clear shot & every time I moved that buck would turn my way & snort. He was so crazy w/anger & adrenaline that he was going to charge anything that moved. I told Bucky to shine his light on the deer as I looked through my scope. I could barely see the outline of the antlers….if you’ve ever looked through a standard scope in the dark, then you know what I mean. I drew an imaginary outline of where the deer’s body would be in relation to how I could see the antlers & that put the deer’s body directly below my cousin. I told him to not move & not fall out of the tree when I shoot. I aimed, fired & Bucky yelled that the deer went down. I got there & he still hadn’t come out of the tree. He said, “Is it dead?!” I jabbed the deer with my rifle barrel & he didn’t budge. As soon as I put my knife on it’s throat, that tough sob started trying to get up. I cut quick & deep & I laid across it’s neck to keep it from getting up & told my cuz to get his ass down here! I heard him coming out of the tree & looked over my shoulder, just in time to catch a glimpse of the bottoms of his boots disappearing in the dark! I don’t know where he was running; we were in the middle of the wilderness & he didn’t know where we were. Anyway….I’m laying across this buck’s neck & it’s thrashing around trying to get up. I tried to reach up & get my rifle & he got me in the right bicep w/an antler. All I could do was lay on him & ride it out; his throat was cut through the windpipe. It took a few very long minutes for it to die. I got up covered with blood & cussing like a madman. I heard a little voice in the darkness say, “Is it dead yet?” I told him if he wasn’t standing next to me by the time I blink, that he was next! I made Bucky drag that deer & he had to carry both rifles. When we got on the trail to camp, I noticed a smell other than dead deer smell. Just when I was starting to calm down…..urge to kill was rising again. Bucky had shit his pants! I asked him who scared the shit out of him….me or the deer? He said that he needed to take a crap before he shot the deer & couldn’t hold it during his stay in the tree. Yeah, Right!! Just like he didn’t make that ‘girly’ scream that I heard! LOL We got back to camp and of course, I walked way ahead of the stink. Bucky washed his butt in the ice cold mountain stream near the campsite & put on clean clothes. He decided he wanted a picture with the deer & gave me his camera. Just before I snapped the pic, Bucky asked me, “How could you be so cool about taking that shot with me so close?” I said, “Hell, no matter how it went….I was going to kill a Buck!!!” Then I said, “I’m telling everyone that when you get scared, you scream like a girl & shit yourself!!” Then I snapped the picture, & that is why he has that stupid look on his face. Yo Bucky!! You begged me to keep your dirty little secret. Now the whole world knows. Take that you little son-of-a-bitch!
Im out for sea hunting (ducks, eider), but, if things goes right, Im going with my old man deer hunting
What type o' weapons do ya use for huniting, I use an old (but solid and precise winchester M.101)
basicly this, but more used
I don't hunt, but I am glad other people do. Someone needs to keep the population of those pesky deer down. Around my house we have about 8 of them. We have 2 buck this year. We have one doe who likes to attack things. So far she has not attacked anyone, but if she attacks a person or one of my cats, she shall die.
I have no use for all the meat I would get from a deer. Other people can go out and hunt them.
I've never been hunting before but I'd like to go duck hunting simply because I want to see if that duck whistle actually works. Then when I get my prize: shred it, put it in a pancake, add some hoisin sauce and shoot it again. Not to mention, eating it.
Wow nice story hawkeye, I have never heard of a deer trying to attack someone before lol. Beef, I do not bow hunt, but I would like to start, it looks like a lot of fun. Wolf, I eat the deer that I kill, or will kill lol. I started deer hunting a year ago, and have yet to get a deer. Im hoping I will be a little more lucky this year. :) I use a savage arms .30-30 bolt action. It looks somewhat like this: