I saw this amazing buck on the Virginia Whitetails Facebook page. It was shot near Grizzard (love that name) in Sussex Co., down in the Tidewater of southeastern VA, a few hours from where I live. I have posted a few palmated bucks over the years, but this giant takes the cake, just awesome--plus, the fact that it’s a homegrown Old Dominion buck makes it all the sweeter. Almost unbelievably, a week later on that same Facebook page this picture popped up: Slade Jones had found a couple of sheds, including one that surely came off the palmated giant a couple of years ago. Either that or there are multiple palmated bucks running around the swamps of Sussex Co.! I [...]
First I’ve seen of a mount like this. Do you dig it? I’m not sure I do, though that’s a good-looking buck (old and thick, and a nice taxidermy job). I suppose that if the person shot one of the deer and then stayed on stand and shot the other one the same day (legal in many states if you’ve got the proper tags) that would be a way to preserve the memory. Or maybe the buck came by dogging the doe, and the hunter dropped them both with a couple of shots on a once in a lifetime hunt? Anyway, do you like the double mount, would you do it?
As I told you in this post last month I am really into wild hogs for some reason right now, so when this picture popped up on my Facebook I got intrigued: …a Turkish wild boar weighing in at 781 lbs. I'm sure one of these things could do damage if it got a hold of you! Immediately people started questioning the hog’s veracity: the guy is sitting way behind it, that’s why it looks so big…Turkish hogs only get to 200 pounds or so…it’s a Russian boar, but they top out at 600… I have no idea, but look at the boar’s front hoof—it’s bigger than the guy’s head and body! I’m sure the pig is real, but something [...]
Most gun owners/deer hunters know that our 2A rights are under attack as never before, but in recent weeks I have sensed some complacency amongst us. We cannot do that! The gun-grabbing politicians thrive on our non-action as they try and ram through their radical agenda. We must stay vigilant! These 2 things I saw today ought to get your attention. Washington Times: A group of congressional Democrats has signed on to new legislation that would mandate liability insurance for all gun owners in the United States — and fine those who refuse to purchase it as much as $10,000. CBS New York: In addition to creating a new registry for high-capacity magazines and an expansion of [...]
From the Missouri Dept. of Conservation: On the evening of Wednesday, March 13, an antler shed hunter discovered a large, near-record set of non-typical antlers while searching the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. Preliminary reports say the rack has 37 points and scores in the 270s. The buck was likely 5 ½ to 6 1/2. It will be one of the top 5 NT bucks ever grown in Missouri. Nobody knows for sure what killed the buck last summer/fall, but it’s safe to assume he was another victim of the big EHD outbreak of 2012. BTW, the shed hunter gets to keep the rack that he found on state land, but a paper he was issued [...]