Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by Native Hunter, Jul 22, 2016.
Awesome buck Steve! Congrats on getting it done!
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I spoke today with the guy who runs the local deer contest. The contest ended December 1st, and my deer won second place this year. The gross score was 168 7/8, and the prize is a Ruger American Rifle with a digital camo stock. The Game Warden killed a deer that won first place. My excuse is that he probably got to scout more than me....
That was a joke of course....
I actually won the contest back in 2013 - the first year I ever entered it. Contests don't mean anything to me, but I do think that winning or placing is an indication that my habitat work is accomplishing a lot. I am competing with some very large properties in much better locations for growing old bucks.
Thanks everyone for following along and all the great ideas and support.
Congrats Native! I continue to be amazed by everything that you’ve accomplished so far from a habitat standpoint.
Congratulations Native but with all of the shooting contests that you win it's hard to believe that contests mean nothing to you.
I'm going to need help, they say that there is 1 deer/square mile in Lewis county. So 491 square miles would be about 500 deer county wide.
G, I retired from the shooting contests at the end of 2016. Won a championship that year and decided to go out as a winner instead of staying too long. But, I admit there was a time when they meant a lot to me.
I doubt those deer numbers in your county are actually that low, but with your talents at habitat building, you will draw more than your share of them. I'm really anxious to tag along on your new thread and see all of your work. It's like a whole new adventure in life! It's also going to be an education for me (which I will enjoy) because of how different the land is from my area - even though we are in the same state.
Good luck my friend, and I will be hanging on to everything you post in that new thread.
Thank you Native, it may take some time but if I make it there I'm guessing I'll have closer to 20-30 deer/square 1/4 mile.
Congrats w your success Native. Well deserved especially for such a fine person. I won’t clarify your comment on the game warden as I have hunted w a few of those and some can be the biggest lawbreakers out there
Anyways , did you have your super recoil pad like you gifted to my son and myself when I rode into your Kentucky ranch on your rifle at the time? If so you may get another picture and endorsement. I love famous people!!
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Thanks dogghr. Since I was shooting my 308, I wasn't using a pad. However, when the 300 Magnum comes out, I won't be without one.
Back when I was doing a lot of turkey load testing, those pads saved the day for me. I can remember a few times I shot around a hundred 3-inch, 12 gauge turkey loads in a single day.
Now, you finally know what is really wrong with my brain.
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