Like many of us Dick Sheflin grew up in the “if it’s brown it’s down” days, and that is not a bad thing. A new hunter needs to kill some bucks, regardless of rack size, early and get his hands dirty so he or she will experience the thrill of the hunt, be hungry for more and hooked for life. In this article Dick said, “Over the last 10 years, my sons have been pushing me to let younger bucks go if I wanted a big one…I finally started listening to them.” And that is part of a hunter’s maturation, too, because the longer you hunt and the more deer you shoot over the years, the more patience you [...]
I was the first to see this coming. From USA Today: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence. I appeared on the NRA News Cam and Co. TV show on Sportsman Channel 3 weeks ago, and the topic of Colorado came up. The Governor had just signed 4 gun-control bills that severely impact our 2A rights. I’m paraphrasing here because I do not have a transcript of the show, but I told Cam and the audience: “Hunters are a powerful economic force in this country, pumping more than $22 billion into the economy each year and supporting a million jobs…hunters are a sleeping [...]
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 [...]