2021 Hunting Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Fine Figure of a Man, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. LoonWulf
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    Did some duck hunting this evening..........












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  2. hq

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    Heh. Remember to boot up Moorhuhn on the PSX you seem to have there, to balance all this waterfowling with upland fowling too. It was THE game back in late 90's and early 00's when I still had a CRT video projector that was compatible with the light guns.

    I know, I know. Way off-topic for this thread so let's leave it that, unless a benevolent Mod splits up this thread into a separate vintage hunting/shooting game one for us old geeks.
     
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  3. LoonWulf
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    I'll admit I've never heard of Moorhuhn, but now I'm going to look into it .....


    I apologize for the OT.....but it made me laugh, and I had to share.
     
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  4. FL-NC

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    Well, Mrs. Fl-NC finally scored on her first deer- a Fl Panhandle buck w/ 5 points. Yesterday was a doe day, so we were hoping to connect with one and to give her the best chances of success. As it turned out, this buck was the only deer we saw all day. I ID'd it as a legal deer and gave her the green light. It was taken at about 20 yards from a ground blind, using a Ruger American ranch in 300 BLK, suppressed by a Silencerco omega. The round used was the Barnes all copper 110 gr VOR-TX, Shot placement was as close to perfect as it could be, and the round exited. A lung was completely destroyed, and due to the angle, so was the liver on the way out. Ribs were also busted. The deer ran about 60 yards and crashed, and we heard it and were able to find him before dark. I arrowed a doe on this farm in Oct. I am allowed 2 does and 1 buck per season each year out there- so, I will be closing the season with a doe, since wifey took care of the buck. I'm happy she got a deer and the fact that her first was a buck makes it even cooler. Unfortunately, the area isn't known for big bruisers with tremendous racks- after all, it's Fl.- we shoot what we got. All that being said, I'm not a huge fan of the 300 BLK. Accuracy and terminal performance were definitely there, but what WASN'T there was a good blood trail. In fact, it was a terrible blood trail, and the way I found the deer wasn't following the blood trail- I did a cloverleaf search in the area where I estimated I heard it crash and found it quickly- I knew since I heard the crash it couldn't be too far due to my very damaged hearing. This is the second time I had a poor blood trail using 2 different "premium" hunting rounds for that gun. I will keep the setup, but I will use it myself- only taking shots at close range, and only neck shots. I'll also use it for coyotes and the like in smaller clearings. Moving forward, Mrs. Fl-NC will be hunting with my 243. I have taken plenty of deer with that, and the blood trails are always so big a blind man could follow them a short distance to a very dead deer.
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  5. Axis II

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    Today is the last day of rifle season. After working 11hr yesterday and feeling like I wrestled a gorilla I decided to take today off. Between the 45min drive, maybe finding a butcher and $125 to cut it up it just isn’t worth the time. It’s funny how I get older I find it hard to get out.
     
  6. Shanghai McCoy

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    BTDT
    There is a whole thread on that very subject ...
     
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  7. north east redneck
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    Small doe. CVA Accura .50, 290 TEZ over 77 grains Blackhorn, Winchester primer. IMG_20211129_162601288.jpg
     
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  8. hooisershooter

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    Congratulations on a late season doe.
     
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  9. Wolfshead

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    1BF0C326-6185-4377-A897-A1DF09176B1F.jpeg 9522AED3-C11C-402C-AED2-B0B4EFA18ACE.jpeg NY gave us a late holiday muzzleloader season this year.
    I had been thinking that I was going to have tag soup, but last night this guy decided to give me an opportunity at about 140 yds.
    CVA Optima V2 .50, 300 gr. Scorpion PT golds over 110 gr. By volume of Blackhorn 209.
    Better late than never!
     
  10. hooisershooter

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    Congratulations sir!
     
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  11. BigBlue 94

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    Didnt shoot it, but on the game camera on my own property. I took a pic of the pic on my laptop, and thats the flash you see shining. Thought it made a cool picture! Had at least 3 good bucks make it through the season.

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    Beautiful buck & a neat photo; he probably spent hunting season being nocturnal. During gun season the only bucks I see on trail cams around here are all in the dead of night. Except for the rut, but that happens here in early November and gun season opened last month on Nov. 20th. They were all night owls by then. Got a nice trail cam picture of a nice buck strolling past the empty blind on Nov. 11th a little after 11 a.m.. You can see the blind in the background. I could have been in that blind with my buddies crossbow. Coulda, shoulda, woulda, right? Planning on doing more crossbow hunting next November around that time. IMAG0142.JPG ..
     
  13. EIB0879

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    When I first saw it I thought someone was spot lighting him.
     
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  14. BigBlue 94

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    Lol yeah I rarely see bucks in it during daylight at all. My camera sits over the corn feeder patch. Loaded 500 pounds in it yesterday. That lasts about 3-4 weeks. Didnt have a chance to get out this year.
     
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  15. marksman13

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    CVA Cascade in 6.5 CM put this ol boy to rest this morning. Fifty yard shot with 140 grain Sierra Game King. He might have run fifty yards. Hard to go far with two broken shoulders though. B8BCCEEA-6156-478B-B58A-4090DF28CD01.jpeg
     
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    Maybe the worst trophy picture I took this year, but by golly, this was the last hogs we took in 2021, so it is one of the best pics of our year, LOL.

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  17. Hugger-4641

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    Forgot to take a pic of this button buck before processing, but he looks tastier now. :cool: Shot him last Sunday, 230yds on adjacent ridge through large hardwoods with my 300wm. Actually thought he was a doe, but he was DRT.
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  18. Captcurt

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    I didn't get to pull the trigger, but I did get to trip the shutter a few times. We took a 3500 mile road trip and spent 5 days in Rapid City SD. I never thought that I would ever see a Big Horn out side of a zoo. Surprise! I got within 25 yards of one and 200 yards of 2 more. I love the Badlands. DSCF6146.JPG DSCF6133.JPG DSCF6065.JPG
     
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    I had to dig through a bunch of pictures, but I finally found the ram that I slipped up on.

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  20. md7

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    Rut is still on in my area. Decent 10 point, shown below.

    Saw on small buck yesterday running a doe. No go on that.

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  21. ACES&8S

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    My best friend shot 6 times with this flintlock he made himself, the caliber, not sure, maybe
    a 36 caliber or even less. I hear his jabber about black powder so much I can't retain it all.
    Anyhow he got these 5 squirrels with 6 shots, and as usual I only see 4 but he said 5.
    We carry on all the time about me going with Encore 45 caliber and triple 7 to shoot
    deer and he will use a flintlock sometimes. Like I should follow his lead into the greatness of
    recognition or something like that.
    We always go at it for fun so he isn't here, now I can have the last word. Yet I do admire his
    rifle building as well as his eyesight. His eyesight is 16 years younger than mine by the way.
    I hunt squirrels with a Remington Matchmaster which has what he calls, a super cheater scope.
    Love the guy and his whole family.
     
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    Had to show my black powder kill since I just showed my buddies 5 squirrel kills.
    Finally got one on my birthday. 8 pointer at 150 yards, 45 caliber Encore.
     
  23. Patocazador

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    That bighorn is huge!
     
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    I passed these up earlier in the season.Had a chance at both during opening week of gun season, but haven't seen them lately. Hoping they survived other hunters and I might take one with my new crossbow next season.
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  25. Captcurt

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    These were 2 different rams that were bedded about 100 yards apart. Both of them were monsters. They made the one that I got close to look small.
     
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