22 04, 2013

Boone & Crockett Measuring Guide

2020-06-10T09:23:36-04:00April 22nd, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Hunting, Deer Management|12 Comments

The Boone and Crockett Club’s Field Guide to Measuring and Judging Big Game is a solid reference book, one I refer to a lot. It has good tips and advice for: 1) how to field-judge a buck better than you ever have on the hoof; and 2) how to rough score that rack reliably once you've shot a deer dead and have him back at the house.   There's info not only for whitetails and mule deer, but also for antelope, caribou, elk, bears…any big game animal you hunt. There’s even a chapter on judging and scoring a walrus skull if you ever do that :) At $25, a bargain for your bookshelf.

19 04, 2013

Photo: Does Flying Around

2020-06-10T09:23:36-04:00April 19th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Management|2 Comments

Mark saw this somewhere on the Internet and sent it to me: Mike, I don't know what kind of trail cam that is, but I want one! Look at the clarity of that picture! What do you think? Well, I don't know of any cam with a shutter speed that fast, so don't really know what's up with that pic. Cool-looking though.

16 03, 2013

Hunter Bounces Arrow Off Huge Unicorn Buck’s Shoulder

2020-06-10T09:23:37-04:00March 16th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Management|2 Comments

Rare as they are, we’ve got unicorn bucks coming out the woodwork; look close and you’ll see the uni cutting up inside the left beam: Mike: Saw the blog this morning. Here is a pic of a buck we named "Unibrow" from our cameras two seasons ago. He has a third beam coming out his forehead. My brother-in-law had him at 15 yards, got excited and bounced an arrow off his shoulder blade. He's still out there, as far as we know, but we haven't seen him again.—Mark I told Mark to tell his brother-in-law no harm, no foul, we all miss with our bows. But tell him he had in fact missed a 1 in 4,000 buck. Mark wrote back, [...]

8 03, 2013

RARE Trail-Cam Photo: Florida Panther!

2020-06-10T09:23:38-04:00March 8th, 2013|BigDeer, Deer Management, Predator Hunting|120 Comments

Look what longtime BIG DEER blogger Vinnie got on one of his cameras: Here is something you don’t get on your trail cam every day…a FL panther! I wish I would have got his or her head in the picture though. Very, very rare. Odds on getting one on camera, especially in daytime? Just doesn’t happen very often. Rare is an understatement, I’d say astronomical. According to Wikipedia, in 2011 there were but an estimated 100 to 160 Florida panthers living in the wild.

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