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Here is some larger horns Bill Smith and myself were working on lately. He gottem stained and finished,..the middle one with double twist came home with me to get some ink,.......
also some flatties in progress.
I'm not allowed to attend any family holiday functions without making up a batch of his beer cheese to take along!!!
Would anyone be able to recommend a consulting forester who works Anderson County? I can find a list of individuals online but would like to work with someone who has recommendations.

Also any questions that I should ask in the interview process? I am new to selling timber.

Not sure why but its been a long time since I was last on the site. Glad to see all is going well.
me and my buddy got out and got it done on some public land a while back. Done in an hour with 2 limits
This was in the local paper....

Local hunter in Russell County finds a near 200” GIANT dead on his farm, hate that it ended that way for this once in a lifetime buck!!
Anybody gone to Alaska from around here? And what can you tell about it? Cost, experiences, what to do and not do, ect. I'd like to plan a trip for next fall and any info I can get is appreciated.
Big black bear destroyed my sisters garbage bin last night. She saw it. She lives about 10 minutes from me and very ready to let me know when it comes back:D just hope it’s during rifle season
what are the orange regulations AFTER modern gun season? I can’t seem to find a thing on it.
I’ve worn Cabela’s rubber boots for a long time. Uninstalled and insulated.
On average I get bout 3 years out of em with hard mountain hunting. Had my 800gr split yesterday.
Thinking bout looking into the Irish setters or Lacrosse.
The ones that use em which do you recommend?
I have been duck hunting 42 years. Saturday the duck Gods smiled on me with the shooting of a Mottled duck with a transmitter on its back and a band on the leg, a first for me.
This gal I suspect is the one who dug out my dirt hole from behind yesterday morning. Rebaited and put a log backing rather than the grass clump.
I looked up and saw what looked like 50 or so huge geese flying away from me 1/4 mile or more away from me. They looked HUGE and didn’t make any noise like a flock of geese whatsoever, just that cooing sound. The only thing I could think of was sandhill cranes, but I know nothing about them, so that’s a wild guess. Any ideas?
Anyone have a pair of Vortex Crossfire? I'm thinking of buying the 10x42. Where I hunt I just can't justify spending over $200 on binos.
An interesting question was posed on Randy Newberg's Hunt Talk Radio podcast: Should a hunter consider his tag filled if he hits/wounds an animal, but is not able to harvest it? Legally, it obviously does not count against the limit, but should the hunter count it? I'm interested to hear what you guys have to say.
OK guys I need some advice/reccomendatons. I'm fed up with the generic scopes that came on my last two rifles. The questions is: Is it possible to find a decent scope for $100 or less and if so what brand? Thanks for your help.
I shared this tale of a malicious farm animal on another forum and thought you guys might appreciate it.

Some years ago...nearly a decade, probably, I was sneaking through the dark spring woods to be near a field where I often seen the local gobblers hang out. It was still pitch dark as I crept through the brush, as I wanted to be in position well before any of my targets woke up. It was also very quiet, and every little stick I stepped on sounded like a gunshot to me. Thus I was already on edge when I first heard it close up.. the hideous alarm noise of the evil donkey, a fell and odious beast that was to torment me to this very day.

As I neared the place I intended to plop down, a terrible noise broke the pre-dawn silence. It is a difficult sound to describe; like a cross between a deer snort and a dying hippo trying to clear a pulmonary obstruction. It's a wet, burbling chuffing noise, both repulsive in it's resonance and terrifying in it's sudden volume... the sound of the world's biggest hocker being brought to bear. It was also barely 20 yards away and cloaked in darkness, both literal and metaphorical.

Needless to say, I nearly evacuated my bowels that morning, and many mornings since. The long-earred varmint has good eyes too, as he often spots me approaching my deer stand regardless of the time of day. There used to be two of them, now only one. Unfortunately it's the loud one that survives.

I wish I had better pics, but these were taken from the stand that I shot my deer from this year. The afore-mentioned field starts maybe 25 yards behind it. Luckily Evil donkey was busy that day.

Do you have any wicked farm critters to deal with?
I'd like to say I found this, but the truth is somewhat different.

I wish I had seen both of this deer's antlers in a scope. ;)

I posted this a few years back. Grandson Jackson spotted this guy under the backyard feeder one year and wanted me to kill him for a euro mount for his bedroom wall, How do you say no to your youngest grandson. We donated the meat to a local food bank program and they were happy as heck with him. Dressed in the 200 lb range on Uncle Lee's scale, he was being stupid and had his mind on a pretty young doe and forgot to look around that day. When I put a bolt thru both lungs he only ran about 25 yards and fell over in a ditch, it took two of us along with my ATV with winch and a chainsaw to move him 50 Yards to where I could get a strap around his antlers and drag him out. The wife was standing on the deck with 91 dialed on the phone because she just knew I was going to flip that Yamaha over backwards on top of me but we survived.
friggin bear gonna have to go......
I been shuttling containers one place to another for near a month so she could go thru each one and decide what to keep, what to yard sale and what to throw away. Made a run this morning to oldest daughters garage for another load and ran across a surprise. I had this done for the youngest from a 300 + lb bear I killed in Canada.
Came across this article and it got me thinking. Has anybody ever tried one of these? If it helped you recover one deer you would've lost it would be well worth the money. I've never really considered one before, always thought they were a gimmick.
I had one I truly believe if I called him up and said George lets go to BFE and hunt camels his reply would be when to we leave and how long to I need to tell the wife we will be gone. Last I heard he had moved to Arizona tho.
One of the story's went like this. I had set up a Canadian bear hunt he wanted to go on but didn't have the needed deposit at the time. I told him no problem I will just send in both of ours and you can pay me whenever. I got a call a few weeks later that they were catching big bluegill out of a marsh on a F&W area he lived nearby. So off I go to meet up with him and catch myself a bucket full of cold thru the ice bluegill. There was several others that had got the word on that hotspot. As we are sitting there he says in loud enough voice the other guys around us could clearly hear. I bet you $600 I catch a fish before you do and I said OK knowing he was just messing with those other guys. Just a couple seconds later I pulled up a large bluegill thru the hole. Old George walks over and peals off 6 100 bills and hand them to me making sure those other guys seen it. Those guys went nuts, one to the other they were saying did you just see that guy lose $600 on a bet on the next fish. Him or me never told the other guys it was a joke and about the hunt deposit deal.
It seems like i read a long time ago for different bear species your response to a bear attack can change the outcome.

For instance if attacked by a black bear you are best off fighting it.
For brown/griz: definitely dont punch it in the face.
Anyone rifle hunt moose before? Recommendations and experiences?
When did you start your kids hunting?
My wife's first deer. She had the worst case of buck fever I've ever seen but after a couple of deep breaths she pulled off a one shot kill.
Yesterday I had a small catch circle with a trap full of grass. Reset and rebaited and had this female this morning.
Here’s a video of my little boy that was 5 at the time taking his first turkey!

I have a buddy whose family has land in Letcher county. They says they see bears frequently. Will they still not be hibernating when gun season opens in 2 weeks. I am up for a road trip but hate to waste my time if they are denned up. tia
I worked hard on this, and took all the pictures myself. The Title is "Indiana Wildflowers" but most if not all of these can be seen in Kentucky as well. You guys have appreciated similar efforts of mine in the past, so for your enjoyment:

looking for a lease in west or middle Kentucky for me my dad and brothers any help would be appreciated thanks
Can someone tell me how difficult it is and approximate cost per acre to clear cut mature timber and get it to tillable type ground? I've got a couple areas that I would really like to open up for food plots.
Slung Rifle too Slow to Stop Grizzly Attack in Montana
Ammoland Inc. Posted on November 22, 2018 by Dean Weingarten
Grizzly Bear
U.S.A. -( On 11 November 2018, on Sunday morning, Anders Broste was hunting with a friend. He had already harvested his deer, weeks earlier. He had an elk tag, so he had his rifle along in case he was fortunate enough to encounter an elk. He knew there were plenty of deer in the area.

Broste was using two hands to move through heavy brush and alders. His friend was about a hundred and fifty yards away. It is a common and successful hunting technique.

Broste saw the bear as it lifted its head from its bed. Then, the bear charged. Broste had his rifle slung. It was not in his hands and at the ready. He tried to get the rifle off of his shoulder. He was only able to interpose it partly between the bear and his body before the bear was on him.

Broste said he did not have a plan for a bear attack. He said it was mere seconds from the time he saw the bear until it was on him.

A practiced rifle shot, with a rifle in his hands, can hit a close, moving target in less than a second and a half, if he is ready.

Anders Broste
Once Broste was down, He might have been able to use a handgun or bear spray, if they had been holstered for easy access. He is not clear if he kicked the bear. He remembers shouting. After mauling Broste in both arms and legs, the bear ran off....
anyone know of a place in ky to get a bear hide tanned?
thinking about buying a new pair of boots. Lacrosse is having a sale. Anyone have experience with Alphaburley Pro? Should I go with 800 gram or 1600? Price difference isn’t much. I deer hunt in Kentucky and Illinois from October - January. Thanks for advice.
Reagan has had an absolute Awesome season! She killed her 1st deer, a doe with her .223, this past youth season. Then she killed her 1st Buck, with her sister's 7mm-08, Sunday on the 2nd day of Gun Season.
First off these pics have been saved over the years. All from public forums, mostly this one. so none taken off private facebook pages or anything.
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B284A6E3-E96D-4D4B-AA2E-D5E5A61936B5.jpeg where are the leafs when one needs them.... in the woods of course!
I have been a long time member short time poster of this site for quite some time ( really just enjoy cruising the photos and the stories mostly) but last night a post about some moron and his 50 we experiment struck me to my core and I just wanted to express my appreciation for the moderator of this site to see fit to not allow such banter and child like behavior to inhabit this forum. So to ever took hat post down I thank you
Why did the bear cross the road?
I guess to get hit by my Chevy pickup..hit one today 5 minutes from the house..pretty good size bear..didn't kill it, but I bet he will have a headache..
Thank god it did not hurt the truck at all
I drove all the way across the state this week from the west end to Pikeville and back. There is a lot of great hunting land in our state, but we aren't doing a very good job of controlling our deer numbers by hunting as the dead deer on the road side proves. Oh well at least we have plenty when we do hunt so the success rate is high:)
Just got
through reading about the fatal grizzly attack that the bowhunter and guide god how awful!
I feel terrible for the guides family and also for the bowhunter.
I have to say that it was awful odd that the sow reacted the way she did, you would think that if one was going to do so something in that manner, there would be a valid reason such as protecting a cub or a kill.
I have to say that I think dept of fish and game did the right thing by dispatching both animals, and I can't blame the bowhunter for his reaction..its easy for someone to call him a coward for running away but honestly if it was me I can't say what my reaction would be as I have never had to deal with such a dangerous situation...I'm sure when something that crazy is going on its hard to get your mind to work right.
For some reason I think back to Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend. Amy hugenot.
But as you all know they were told to leave. Or suffer the consequences and they did .
Such a tragic story to what should have been a great elk hunt..
May the guide rest in peace....
30 yard Shot
50 yard Recovery

Didn’t have scales to weigh it, maybe green britches will weigh it when they come look at it. Was over 6’ from back feet to tip of its nose in length.
I haven’t got past the cracking and picking out pieces until you’re blue in the face part yet. Anybody got any tricks to make getting the meat easier to remove from the shells?
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