Finally got my mount back. My taxi takes his time and always does a great job.
Killed this Main Frame 10 on opening day. Been after him for three years. Taxidermist aged him between 7.5-9.5 looking at his jaw bone.
Finally closed the book on a Deer we called 'Too Tall'. Been hunting this property for the third year this year. First year we got pictures of a nice 9 pt we named 'Too Tall' because his rack went straight up. He disappeared that first year after 2nd week of sept and we never seen him again. The next summer he showed back up and grew into a nice 10pt. He lost alot of length from the previous year. Just like the year before he disappeared middle of Sept. This summer he showed up again and he had lost even more length. I figured he was an old deer but wasn't sure how old. I was able to connect on him opening day and closed the book on Too Tall. My taxidermist estimated that he was 7.5 to 9.5 years old. He ended up scoring 128 1/8 and netting 125 1/8 (unofficially). Couldn't be more excited!
Rattled in this 8pt on the Wed. before Thanksgiving. It was my biggest buck to date.
I shot this deer on Sept 12th with a bow, but never found him until this morning (12/24). He went in a thick cutover and wasn't able to get in real good until after the leaves and foilage was gone. Glad to finally have some closure with this buck. My biggest to date.
I shot this buck on September 12th and I lost is blood trail in a Very Thick cutover. Never gave up the search and went back today and found him! Glad to fnally get the closure on this deer I named 'Double D'.
Dobule Droptine buck that I've named 'Double D', obviously.
Here is a double droptine buck that I will be after come Sept 10th.
Here is my fan, wings, and beard mount for my Erythricitic color phased 3 bearded gobbler I killed this year.
Well, it was another successful turkey season for me. Last year i was able to tag out in NC (2) and VA (3). This year I was able to tag out in NC and come up one short in VA.
My first turkey of the year came just minutes in on opening day. I was with my two hunting buddies, Rick and Rich, and we were all set up in my Double Bull blind. Rick was up first with the bow, and I was the backup man with the scatter gun. Rick had roosted the bird the night before on a new piece of property. He flew into the field and slowly made his way to the decoys. With the bird in full strut at about 15 yards Rick drew back his Hoyt bow and let it fly, but he shot a little left and knocked a few feathers out. The bird ran a little way and stopped and I was able to fill my first tag and start the season out right. The longbeard had a 10 1/4' beard and 1 1/4' spurs.
My 2nd NC turkey came during the last week of the season. My 4 year old was playing on the deck when she came in the house and told me, 'Daddy, there's a turkey making turkey noises behind the house!'. I immediately got up (just moved here and haven't heard one all year) and went out back and hooted at him, and sure enough he sounded off. Got in on him early the next morning and he was roosted aobut 75 yards from my setup. He flew down and came right to me and my hen decoy. I was back at the house by 6:30 that morning. Come to find out that this turkey was indeed a ver rare erythcitc color phased gobbler. The rarest color phase of the eastern species. I had no Idea what I had killed at the time and went ahead a breasted it out. After I found out what i killed I was mad that I didn't get him mounted. He had 3 beards, 11' 2.5' 1.5' and 1' spurs. Those were my 2 NC birds.