Just got home from a week hunting with little Rojo. He had a tough week. Smooth missed one Tuesday morning, winged one Wednesday evening (we found a little hair by the feeder, but not a drop of blood), and finally got this guy yesterday morning. This is his third deer, but the first one he's shot with the .243 I bought him last year.
Yeah, that's one helluva cull.
get ready boys....we got some cold weather next week!
Nasty, nasty, nasty conditions yesterday. I passed on a nice 8 pt at 3:00, and then decided to whack this pig around dusk. She ran about 20 yards, then fell over. Could hear her last gasps/wheezes as she expired. 125 lbs.
Anyone going to be hunting this cold front? Thinking about trying to get on some greenheads Saturday morning
Im headed to Mexico in the morning. There thru Sun morning. Rut is just about to kick off. Maybe this cold air will get em moving.
Life seems to be getting in the way this year.
Probably get noticed more here than the Netflix thread, but Meat Eater season 5 & 6 are available now if you're spending more time on the sofa than the great outdoors.
Love Steve Rinella.
Checking in from the stand. Ain't seen $#@!. Anyone else hunting this morning?
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Man I got a freezer full of meat. Had a party out here Friday night and one of my buds shot a doe from the front porch.
Left me this sweet Air Force officers knife in trade.
Last edited by judge roybeanbag; 12-11-2016 at 11:04 AM.
I used that and a rubber hammer to break the pelvic bone when we cleaned the doe. Worked like a charm.
Edit that was from the two deer and seven pigs we killed a couple of weeks ago. Sausage is tasty.
little help here, shag hunters. what cut is this? wife went to a ladies' wine night and the hostess' husband is a big time hunter. she gave my wife a package that said 'elk steak'...are these backstraps?
Those look like hams to me. Backstrap looks like a smaller version of a beef tenderloin. No intramuscular fat to speak of.
Looks like it. Regardless I would cut them about 1 inch and cook'em rare.
Thanks guys. When you say cut 1 inch...? I'm just marinating them and planning on cooking them rare, slicing 1 inch-ish cuts and drizzling some sort of glaze on them. Is that what you mean?
...Well, if you're marinating, I'd add some liquid smoke to the French dressing...
Lately, I've been grilling similar deer cuts on skewers, seasoning w/ salt/ pepper/ garlic, wrapping in half-cooked bacon, and then finishing off w/ a light glaze of Salt Lick regular sauce. Med Rare to maybe a little bit more done. Should be great.
Nothing like squatting behind some palms.
Do any of you guys use a Havalon knife, or any other brand of replaceable blade knife? As my FIL and I were cleaning my son's buck, I noticed he was grinding away with his pocket knife while I was hauling ass with my Buck Zipper. I asked him if he didn't have a better knife than that, and he said he had been using his pocket knife all his life and didn't need one...then after 10 minutes of me blowing through my side of the deer, he said it might be time for him to get a better knife. He said he doesn't like big fixed blades because he doesn't like carrying them. I saw a commercial for Havalon on some outdoor show the other day, and see that my Academy sells them. Looks like a cool concept, and the reviews are pretty good, I just wonder how well they hold up (if they stay tight over time). I have a Kershaw blade changer camping knife that was great for a few years, then the blades started getting loose.
Bad ass man! Looks like you got a nice bull sprig in their!
any of you ever been on a brown/grizzly bear hunt? if so what outfitter did you use? if recent, what was the cost? 10 day hunt? spring or fall? coastal brown or interior grizzly?
i apologize for all the questions. thanks in advance
Duck hunting was terrible the first split here in CO. It was at least pretty out.
The second split starting this weekend should be better with the cold weather finally this week and last, I hope/pray to the waterfowl gods.
Last edited by TX Panic II; 12-12-2016 at 10:22 PM.
The first part of duck season had been $#@! for me in N.Tx but finally birds are starting to show up. Got in a quick hunt with a buddy on Sunday morning and we worked one of the largest groups of mallards I've seen in a long time.
That's a bad ass pic
Can I do this vicariously through my neice?
My BIL lives up in Cordova, AK.
Here's the neice's contribution to the family's meat locker:
Football .. OC .. Basketball .. Baseball .. Other Sports .. RC Didn't Offer .. Gamboool
Varsity .. Hole in the Wall .. PCL .. Einstein's .. Nasty's .. GM Steakhouse .. NSAA .. Classics
Bada Bing .. Bernard .. Nerdz .. Can you help me with this? .. Shagslist .. Cloak Room .. Bellmont