deer seasons over....

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deer seasons over....

Post by Gussy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:02 pm

Guess who won..... :oops:

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Post by Clark B » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:57 pm

Same here. I've got a miltary school to go to during ML season, so if I go again it will have to be late archery.

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Post by Gussy » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:08 pm

Getting beat at the game is not all that bad, seed for next year. But..I hate that smart a** deer sticking it's tongue out at me as I walked down the hill towards home...... :roll: :roll:

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deer season over

Post by KL » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:34 pm

It sounds like you should be happy they don't shoot back.

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Post by Kurt » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:09 am

Gussy

I almost let this guy walk by. I was sitting in a brush pile messing with my new video camera when he was already past me :roll:
The .58 put him down with out a flinch.
Some day I might get that rifle finished :lol:

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Post by Brent » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:38 am

NICE deer!

Really nice!

I thought at first that you had a stainless inline there based on the really dark stock and the apparent stainless barrel.

May I be so lucky in two weeks.

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Post by Kurt » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:56 pm

Brent
No it's a GM barrel.
I started building this rifle back in the 80's and it still isn't done :oops: . The stock is from a hunk of sugar maple I cut it has a very nice tiger in it but the acid and fire I used for the finish is still turning dark, but It still looks very nice in the sun.

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Post by Gussy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:38 pm

Kurt,

NICE buck!!

At least you didn't get a video of one of those "white tail smiles" as he got away :lol:

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Post by Kurt » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:42 pm

Gussy

No :lol: but almost :lol:

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Post by Brent » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:48 pm

Kurt, I'm working on a new percussion Hawken modeled after one of the 3 known pistol grip original Hawken rifles. I hope it does not take me as long as it has you. But the flinter I built took 2 yrs and I would like to cut that by 75%. We shall see. I used the aquifortis stain on maple for the flinter and like yours, it was really dark. But I built a rifle for Tamra and used the same bottle of acid and same technique and it came out a beautiful medium red-brown. Really nice and much different. I think the difference is in the wood itself.

Anyway, really nice job on that deer. I'd love to see one that big this year.
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Post by Kurt » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:19 pm

Brent
I used a full sizes set of Hawken plans for this rifle. I'm going to refinish the wood someday. It started out being a full stock but I made a bad cut when hogging out the barrel Chanel :roll:

That buck is only a 2-1/2 year old and it field dressed out 235#
His neck looks like he was chasing Gussy's Doe's :lol:

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Post by Brent » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:21 pm

A nice deer indeed at that dressed weight. I'll have to look and see what that works out to on the hoof but my guess is a bit over 300#

Coming up on the secondary rut now so they should be looking pretty active indeed. Maybe even more so than the first rut in some ways since so many does will be refusing.
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Post by The Horseman » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:47 pm

Kurt

Nice buck and nice shot. I am always amazed they can get so close without us noticing. Gus saw 15 deer on muzzleloader opener and 5 on Sunday. Distance and no clear shooting lanes prevented a shot. He went out this afternoon and used his grunt tube. He thought another hunter was in the area as he was grunting back and forth with a deer. He never did see the deer, too much brush and inexperience prevented him from getting his first deer. We have until the 12th of December this year.

Congratulations on the buck.

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Post by Kurt » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:28 am

Hi Marty.
Gus is a fine Lad and shows a lot of self control. He will get his deer when other hunters clear out as it gets colder.
Deer are a curious critter and that gets them in trouble. I have dozed off a few times sitting in the warm sun and when I opened the eyes have had a young doe looking at me not more then 15 feet away. :lol:
Tell Gus I said HI.

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Post by Brent » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:16 am

Sometimes I do my best hunting when my eyes are closed. :)

I'm getting anxious to get out there. We are not legal here for another 2 wks more or less.
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