Buy the Farm that Produced Multiple State Records

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by buckfever, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

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    According to David Howard, the 200 acre farm where he killed several 200+" bucks with a bow, including 3 over 240", is coming up for sale. This farm is probably the best hunting land in the world. It must be, because it grows giant deer that don't ever wander onto any neighbor's land (no locals ever see these mossy horned monarchs that Mr. Howard harvests with regularity).

    Howard says he's selling his mount collection to buy it himself, but you boys can get the drop on him.

    http://www.lyonlaw.com/trophydeer.html
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
  2. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Unless he's got the cash to fork out and the owner really wants him to have, his advertising may do him in. There's people in this world crazy enough to drop unlimited funds to have the land.
     
  3. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I'll issue a firm $25 offer for the 258" deer that I didn't shoot.
     
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  4. EarlyBird1

    EarlyBird1 8 pointer

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    Would any deer hunter with an IQ over 80 really do this? Why on earth wouldn't you just say that you really needed the money and try and sell the heads whilst keeping your motivations a secret? Why wouldn't you quietly search for antler collector and sell them on the down low? This is dumb as hell. I suppose he has made a deal with a landowner to help him get big money for a farm that will be sold. He gets a cut of the overblown sale price if some big daddy rabbit from Florida or Georgia rolls in and plops down about 3 times what the farm is worth because these bucks were supposedly killed on the land. LMAO.

    It seems grifters are a dime a dozen these days.
     
  5. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    And that's exactly what'll happen
     
  6. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

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    Naw. Think about it. The hunter lives in eastern Kentucky and has a lease in western Kentucky (if memory serves, Logan or Todd County). He has killed 5 bucks over 200", 3 over 240", and 1 over 200" from public land (LBL).

    Heck, google the hunter's name on this forum along with a member named "Holmes Cadet" (same guy, different handle).

    If the putative buyer is a deer hunter with several hundred thousand dollars to invest in hunting property, he's likely smart enough to seriously questions whether any small no-fence lease is capable of producing multiple bowkills over 200", 2 of which are back-to-back state records. The big time collectors probably aren't all that interested in these mounts, because their legitimacy is questionable at best. It's true that P&Y has recognized David Howard's bucks as being eligible. The problem, however, is that if P&Y ever changed its mind and stripped these bucks of their "state record" status, these deer are your run of the mill deer farm deer, and have a much lesser value.

    Maybe Snipe Creek Outfitters will buy this property, so that they can put implement the Ol' Snipe Creek Hunt Model and produce heaps more escarpment matures. After all, if 2 state records already came off the place, Snipe Creek Outfitters ought to be able to produce another 4-5 250 inchers. Who knows? Maybe it will be the site of the first 300" buck. ;)
     
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  7. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    In Ky, aren't you only allowed to sell mounts to a licensed taxidermist?
     
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  8. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    That's the way it use to be but the law changed a few years ago.

    Accordingly ...now in Ky ...individuals can sell certain species of wildlife mounted.. one being whitetails. They just have to register the animal prior to the sell and receive a number that has to be put on the mount.

    http://app.fw.ky.gov/taxidermyregistration/Intro.aspx
     
  9. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    I'd really like to agree with you, but when it comes to a deer, there's folks out there with way more money than sense.
     
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  10. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    The promise of big antlers will make people do crazy things. Turn blood on blood.
     

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