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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:14
My boy Buck with ducks.
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Here were a few mallard and gadwall with Buck

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Me with a few more mallards
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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:15
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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:15
Might as well put the deer too!

This is a buddy of mine's deer he killed at my farm. Taxidermist gross scored him at 174. It couldnt have walked out in front of a better guy! I've been hunting with this guy since I was 8 and he was 6! More like a brother than a friend! Man I was pumped when he called me so I went and got a case of beer and rode around with him while he took it to show it off! I am not much of a deer hunter so I was nothing but happy for him. Good management practices has produced the following deer off my property in the past FIVE years.

3 bucks over 160"
2 bucks 150-159
5-6 bucks 140-149

We have been shooting only deer that are 16" or better inside spread unless it is a kids deer. Most of the kids are old enough now they don't shoot little deer out there and all the adults have wall fulls of big deer! We are in agreement with 2 other land owners who with my grandpa own a 15,000 acre or so block. We all want bigger/better deer so there is no dog hunting, shooting everything that walks etc.
Sorry for poor pics, i'll try to post better ones when I get them.

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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:16
Here is the most important deer to me this year BY FAR! This is my little brother Josh's first deer he killed with me.

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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:17
Jake and Buck
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Buck's two Christmas afternoon ducks!
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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:19
Fun day of hunting, then shooting
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chevy01234
12-27-2008, 15:21
I enjoy seeing people's pictures and sharing mine so I appologize if I seem to post so many!

chevy01234
12-28-2008, 11:50
Hell someone else post some pictures!

noway
12-29-2008, 00:47
Buy Jake some beer. That one photo of a hunter ( josh) with red on his face, what is that ?

chevy01234
12-29-2008, 09:45
Buck is my dog, haha he's the one that gets beer! He hunts every day I hunt. Jake is my buddies dog, heck of a retriever so i'll get him one too!


The red on my little brothers face is blood. It is a tradition down here as a sort of initiation. I have pictures of me when I was all bloodied up! Some people think it's gross but the smiles in those pictures are priceless.

noway
12-29-2008, 10:52
Buck is my dog, haha he's the one that gets beer! He hunts every day I hunt. Jake is my buddies dog, heck of a retriever so i'll get him one too!


The red on my little brothers face is blood. It is a tradition down here as a sort of initiation. I have pictures of me when I was all bloodied up! Some people think it's gross but the smiles in those pictures are priceless.

So what's the tradition?

i've done the cup of deer blood with my 1st deer and again with my 1st buck and both times was yuck ;)

chevy01234
12-29-2008, 11:55
The initiation is simply the smearing of blood on the face of the hunter. It has been done for as long as I remember.


I'm sorry but I don't think i'd be drinkin blood from a deer. Different area different initiations I reckon.

glock20c10mm
01-10-2009, 11:49
Sorry, meant to start a thread, and somehow ended up in a thread. My bad.

Marshall Dillon
01-10-2009, 18:50
Great pictures, my friend. Enjoyed 'em a bunch.

Happy New Year.

chevy01234
01-11-2009, 20:44
Thanks for the kind words! Here are a few more.



Dan and myself
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Buck and Bandit
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chevy01234
01-11-2009, 20:45
Here are a few pictures Dan took the other morning for me of Buck

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e80/danpre/IMG_6920Large.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e80/danpre/IMG_6929Large.jpg

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vafish
01-12-2009, 07:54
Hopefully I'll have some pics of ducks after Friday.

I haven't duck hunted in probably 27 years. Just got an invite from a friend.

Peace Warrior
01-14-2009, 00:39
suhweet kills folks...

vafish
01-16-2009, 13:56
Well back from my duck hunting.

I haven't duck hunted since at least 1981.

Anyhow,

I froze my but off. Must have lost all that good Minnesota antifreeze from my blood stream by living south of the Mason Dixon Line for the last 26 years.

It was 13 degrees out when we launched the boat. We were the 3rd or 4th boat out of the ramp so the ice was busted up pretty well. The river we were hunting on had a bit of ice one it, but was mostly clear. Had to bust some ice in front of the blind to set the decoys out.

Barely got set up in the blind and I popped a pintail. Should have quit while I was ahead. Saw lots of ducks, couldn't hit another one. Hunting partner shot the black duck in the photo.

My hunting partner had to make a meeting for work, so we started pulling the decoy's out around 10:30. I was in a warm car and on my way home by noon.

Had a great day, (even if I didn't shoot as many ducks and Chevy) I'll have to do this duck hunting stuff more often.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/DSCN1122.jpg

chevy01234
01-16-2009, 17:28
That is absolutely AWESOME! I have yet to kill a black duck and I kill alot of birds each year (hunting 35-45 days per year). I have repeatedly told myself I will mount every black I kill! Beautiful pintail too!We don't get many blacks down here at all. Here are some black birds from this morning haha made it fun for the dog at least. Shot 2 limits of coots (30 birds) and made a guy at the gas station very happy as his family loves coots.


http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5254/hpim0677rt3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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vafish
01-17-2009, 06:42
We're only allowed 1 pin tail a day.

Had the things swarming around us like Mosquitoes (according to my hunting partner he had never seen them like that out of that blind before). My partner hit another pin tail so we thought we had our limit of them, then we had a flock of probably 50 pin tail come right into the decoys and land. We didn't have a dog, so we waited for the flock to drift off. Partner went to get the boat and as he was pushing it out the darned bird just took off and flew away.

Anyhow we had a great time and I got 2 ducks to cook up for dinner tonight.

Duck season ends around here on the 24th, so I won't get another chance on them. But goose season stays in through February.

chevy01234
01-17-2009, 13:38
I love some goose hunting! http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1220/mmmwm2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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n0vember
01-17-2009, 17:46
Hell someone else post some pictures!

if you want to ;)

my first two ducks ever

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my four roedeer bucks for 2008

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chevy01234
01-17-2009, 17:47
Very nice!

n0vember
01-17-2009, 17:49
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roedeer doe & fawn, shot within 5 seconds.

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and the result of two mornings crow decoying:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/2791654423_dd2eeb56a9.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2721902487_9d4021d107.jpg

n0vember
01-17-2009, 17:53
my first badger...
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and a few of the 20 foxes I shot last year:

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chevy01234
01-17-2009, 17:55
Very nice!

n0vember
01-17-2009, 17:57
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n0vember
01-17-2009, 18:02
and of course, the ost exciting thing. my first boar. It was early september and I was sitting on a treestand in a birchtree. behind me swamp, in front of me cornfield, meadow, cornfield. to my right a small creek.

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I approached the treestand early in the morning when it was dark, as I went back saw this in the meadow:
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so I decided to visit the place again a few days later. thanks to the moon one could see sort of okay even after the sun set. around 20:30 I saw a fox but 300meters are a bit too far. around 21:50 I heard noises in one of the cornfields and shorly after that I saw the silhouette of a boar coming out of the cornfield to my right. I checked thorugh my binos and was sure it was a male. as I wnated to swap bino and rifle, the boar had already disappeared into the cornfield on my left but came out of that just a few seconds later. as it presented itself for a safe shot, I let the boar have it. after the shot, i could hear the cracking and noises of a fleeing boar in the corn left to me and after a few seconds there was silence. I was pretty sure to have wounded it deadly but nonetheless, tracking wounded boar in teh dark and alone is a suicidal thing to do. so I called my uncle who arrived shortly after with the tractor. we looked for blood and found light red, foamy blood - lung! we tried to track the bloodtrail in teh corn but it seemed kind of dangerous, surefire in the left and s&w in the right hand, although the 357mag should pack enough punch.
so we worked the bloodtrail with the tractor. after about 50-60meters into the field, there was no trail to be found anymore, it just ended. then we smelled the boar. it was lying below the tractor. the shot destroyed the lungs and scratched the heart.

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the boar weighed about 60kg, quite okay.

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the tusks:

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n0vember
01-17-2009, 18:10
Very nice!

thank you!

msoprano
01-17-2009, 18:24
Very cool tusk display.

n0vember
01-18-2009, 12:30
Very cool tusk display.

thanks. how do you (as in you people in the us of a) mount your tusks? mounting them like I did is the usual way we do it in germany. well, not everyone puts the cartridge on it..

Baba Louie
01-19-2009, 15:10
n0vember
Oak branch in boars mouth? Traditional? Whats the story behind that? Can you tell me please? Never mind. Found it! (I think)

http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/2003/HuntingGermany.htm

Excellent photos all! Thank You. Learned something today. A good day... to have a dream :supergrin:

I dream of hunting. Photos help.

n0vember
01-19-2009, 15:51
n0vember
Oak branch in boars mouth? Traditional? Whats the story behind that? Can you tell me please? Never mind. Found it! (I think)

http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/2003/HuntingGermany.htm
.

wow, a great article!

". A downed deer is laid on its right side, with a small branch of fir or oak—known as Der letzte Biss (“the last bite”)—placed in its mouth as a mark of respect. A second branch is placed on the deer to show that the hunter has assumed ownership of the dead animal. Hunters who follow all the appropriate rules and traditions of the hunt are presented with a shooter’s branch, which is worn in the left side of the hatband until sunset on the day of the kill."

just an addition to that, there are five suitable or right trees which the branch has to come from, they are oak, spruce, alder, pine or fir. these branches called "Bruch" which have to be broken, not cut, are part of a rather large system of traditional signs. the last bite is given only to deer and boar, and beign hardcore traditionalist only to males. then there is the Inbesitznahme-Bruch, the Bruch showing that you assumed ownership. The grown tip of it shows to head with female deer/boar and towards the genitals with males. third Bruch is the Erlegerbruch or Schützenbruch which is wiped through the blood of the animal and then given to the hunter who puts it on his hat. GIVEN is crucial here, you never just put a Bruch onto your hat by yourself. the bruch will be given to either on a Knife's blade or on the hat of the other hunter. if a dog was needed to track and find the animal, you would then break a part of your Bruch and stick it to the dog's collar, acknowledging his help. then someone with a horn would play the respective signal for the animal, let's say if you shot a boar it would be "Sau tot" meaning "boar dead."

this here is "reh tot" - roe deer dead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO8WrXIZ5iE

Then there also a lot of other functions the Bruch can have. this for example is the "Wartebruch" telling the hunter to wait here:
http://www.hegering.at/wartebruch.jpg

other Brüche show directions or warn a hunter.

Baba Louie
01-19-2009, 16:28
Those are some very old traditions, eh? So much respect and honor involved. Any Beer drinking traditions afterwards by chance? :supergrin:

The linked article was very eye opening! That's what I meant about learning something today. Add to that your own knowledge shared here and chevys family hunting traditions as well (I got blood on forehead only for inaugural buck... no doe, go figure), like I said, A Good Day.

Thanks for the additional information. It's hard to imagine U.S. hunting run by the German process. Would be nice to read a compare/contrast to the US system (as well as others around the world I think). I can't imagine city dwelling college students giving lipservice to respecting most American hunting or hunters. Wildlife Management Officers maybe (unless you're a hunter who thinks of them negatively as hunter cops... which they are in a way, but in a positive way to my mind)

Anyway thanks again to all for the great thread. I'd give it a 5 star.

chevy01234
01-20-2009, 22:38
Well I just got back from taking my little brother back to meet dad. We had a hell of a weekend! Sunday Dan picked up Michael on his way over to duck hunt and while the ducks weren't flying we still had a good time. I managed to kill one shoveler. I had a bunch of geese on our line and it just happened to have a sneakable ditch running right through the middle of the geese. Dan and I walked about a mile most of which was crouched over to sneak up on the geese. We shot and several fell down! Josh and Michael got a kick out of me chasing a cripple for about 100 yards to finish it off. The ditch wasn't good for them to try and sneak so we made it an older person sneak. Josh and Michael got to see some geese die though so I think they were happy. Here are a few pictures of Josh and Michael with the geese.

Josh and geese
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Josh and Michael with geese
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Michael with geese
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After the goose/duck hunt we went into town and got some lunch. We went to my house and cleaned the geese for a guy that works for us and hung out a little while at the house. Dan wanted to go kill a meat deer so we headed out to my farm and got him to the stand. Originally Josh and I were going to deer hunt yesterday afternoon but Michael and Josh were having such a good time we decided to duck hunt yesterday afternoon too instead of taking Michael back home. We didn't shoot any ducks but they had fun watching the birds come in to roost (after shooting time of course). Dan shot a doe and brought it to my shop so he could clean it. We disposed of the carcasses and I headed home to get Josh packed up and ready to head to Meridian. Well fast forward to about 10:00 when we finally get on the road, I make it to Vaiden which is about 30 miles from my house and I am so tired I decide to call dad and tell him Josh is just going to have to miss school today because I don't think I would make it there that late. I turn around and we get home about 11:15 or so. Apparently the days activities wore out Josh too since he slept until about 11:00 this morning. We grab some lunch and I figured we might as well try and go kill a deer this afternoon. Get to the farm and I go to the same stand Dan was in yesterday because he saw 4 bucks out of it and I figured I will let Josh shoot one of them if they show up again. We sit there and see very little until about 4:30. A little background on the stand, it's on a road that runs through my woods. It is a private road we use when the roads are wet to get to the deer camp. Well the inevitable happens about 4:30-4:35 and a truck starts down the road. I grab an orange vest and drape it over the side of the stand so they can see we are in there and not come down the road. Well he keeps on coming, gets to the end of the road and turns around and comes back down, when he got to the stand he rolls his window down and yells "Sorry, I hope I didn't mess ya'll up" I was so pissed I just muttered "OK" to him. He shouldn't have been on the road in the first place but I wasn't going to ask who or why he was there. I am pretty sure since the farm next to us was working today it was one of his managers just riding but who knows. I tell Josh we'll sit there because you never know what may happen (even though I thought the hunt was ruined), about 15 minutes later the woods come alive. We see a doe several hundred yards down the road cross quickly, then a small buck ran across pretty quick too. I look behind the stand and there is a deer on an old logging road, I tell Josh and he eases around and sees it too. Then two more walk out and they have a lock on us. I am telling Josh to shoot the 1st doe that was in the woods (not on the road with the other two) well he is looking at a different deer and shoots. Drops her in her tracks! I look and see the one I told him to shoot still standing there so I grab the rifle and drop her too. A few high fives later Josh has his second deer and I have some meat for my freezer!


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We load them up and head to town, take pictures and I cut the backstraps out since I am in a hurry. I take them to the processor and drop them off whole. We get on the road and I meet dad in Kociusko to drop Josh off and head back here. I am exhausted but had a great weekend.

msoprano
01-20-2009, 22:53
thanks. how do you (as in you people in the us of a) mount your tusks? mounting them like I did is the usual way we do it in germany. well, not everyone puts the cartridge on it..

I've never really considered mounting only the tusks. Last boar I shot, I just got a euro mount. If I were to get a really large or unique colored boar, I would get a traditional shoulder mount. I will likely copy your tusk mount now.

I just wish I were into hog hunting during my time in Germany. I saw some real monsters there.

NCGlock23
01-28-2009, 01:53
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2537556350_de9c31bfb1.jpg

roedeer doe & fawn, shot within 5 seconds.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3141755589_97e8186cec.jpg

and the result of two mornings crow decoying:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/2791654423_dd2eeb56a9.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2721902487_9d4021d107.jpg


love my gsp they are great dogs