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    03-24-2013, 01:20 AM
Hunter's Trophy Wall

I know there are some hunters out there, and we'd love to see the pics of of those animals yall have taken and discuss hunting and yalls adventures

This is the whitetail buck I took this year, not my biggest but hey, all that matters is that there's meat on the table. He's a 4x4

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    03-24-2013, 01:52 AM
Sorry I can't see the photos. I am curious about how much it costs to get the buck's head taxidermied.
    03-24-2013, 02:18 AM
Shoot...I'll repost the picture. cost me about $700 the last time I had one of my deer done by a taxidermist.
    03-24-2013, 02:31 AM
Does squirrel pelts count? I got a few from squirrel huntin last year. :)
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    03-24-2013, 02:34 AM
Wow! Did you just do the head? That's pricey.
I am not a hunter, so have no knowledge of what's typical about that.

Did you track down this deer, or stay in a blind ? Was it in open country or in a wooded place? Did you use some kind of lure? Or bait?

I had a friend who lived in Michigan who said that they built these kind of feeding stations where they'd lure the deer in to feed them up until hunting season, when they'd get in a blind, and shoot the deer who came to the feeding station. That' just diden't seem like hunting to me. That seems like slaughter to me. I think of hunting as requiring skill and patience, not trickery.
    03-24-2013, 02:51 AM
Yeah, taxidermy can get spendy, and it was just the head.

I usually track and stalk all the deer I've shot. Here's where I hunt:

It's hard country to hunt, lots of hiking, but big deer .

Yeah, I don't know...that doesn't seem like ethical hunting, but I've gotten into conversations with people who hunt this way and have really ticked them off, so I'm not going to say much on the subject. But I like going in the mountains and really working for my game. In my opinion it makes it all the more fun and satisfying when you see the hard work you put in pan out well for that big buck (or just anything in general)

Bird hunting is by far my favorite though :)
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    03-24-2013, 03:14 AM
Where is that? (remember, I am also a Washingtonian, though a "moss-back")
    03-24-2013, 04:14 AM
That is the Grand Ronde River. That flows into Hells Canyon a ways down.

Haha moss-back, haven't heard that one before. :)
    03-24-2013, 09:56 AM
I've never mounted any animals - I hunted for fun and for food, not for trophies. I do have a few racks from deer, though, as they just end up eaten by rodents.

There are lots of stories, though. I don't hunt any more, but hunted for 50 years, so all kinds of things happened. I still spend a lot of time in the woods and sometimes sit in my old deer stand for hours, but at this point in my life I just like to sit back and observe.

Funny, because we were just talking about Mrs. Face's first deer a couple of days ago. She bagged a deer about 30 minutes into her first hunt.

Some of my fondest memories are of hunting with my dad. He started me very young - I started out as his rabbit dog when I was around 6 or 7...

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