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Offline njloco

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Goin West:
« on: December 11, 2010, 08:37:00 AM »
Well fellow Jersey hunters, I've been fortunate to have been invited down to a friends ranch in Texas. He shot a thirteen pointer a few weeks back so I know there are deer on the property. My friend also said there are two other bucks that he has seen that are much bigger than the one he got. I'll be taking my Palmer recurve with me, and a 45/70 Browning and my 7MM rem. I'll also be looking to put the hurt on some hogs as like most other areas he does have a hog problem. I don't know exactly how large the property is but he is 5 miles off of black top, he does not fence his property so what ever is there I guess is free range.

Wish me luck, be back in a week.
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  • Gordy Morey 2pc. 68" R/D 55# @ 28"
  • Hoyt Pro Medalist, 70" 42# @ 28" (1963)
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Offline JrsyBowHunter

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Re: Goin West:
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 10:28:00 AM »
goodluck hope you get the big one with your palmer
Steven Siegert

Offline Ron Haines

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Re: Goin West:
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 05:32:00 PM »
Good luck.  Looking forward to some pics.
Ron

Offline njloco

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Re: Goin West:
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 10:22:00 PM »
O.K. got back Sunday night, right back to work on Monday. I'll post up ASAP with pics.
  • Leon Stewart 3pc. 64" R/D 51# @ 27"
  • Gordy Morey 2pc. 68" R/D 55# @ 28"
  • Hoyt Pro Medalist, 70" 42# @ 28" (1963)
  • Bear Tamerlane 66" 30# @ 28" (1966)- for my better half
  • Bear Kodiak 60" 47# @ 28"(1965)

Offline njloco

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Re: Goin West:
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 12:47:00 PM »
Got the Pics. finally !

All I can say is for a Jersey guy Texas is a special place, it's so wide open and the woods and bush are so different, at least at this time of year, but I adjusted pretty well.

Went out stalking in the AM, had a feeling I was being watched, but couldn't see anything so continued to move ever so slowly through the brush making no noise, or at least trying to. Still have this feeling of being watched so I scan the area and catch some movement just up in front of me, and what do I see, not one of them but a bunch of these potentially dangerous animals crossing the trail in front about 30-35 yds. up form me. I freeze, they freeze, and so it starts, who will blink first. They have me in the center of the trail, and I am thinking, I'm in trouble. If there were one or two maybe I would have a chance but not with this many. To my surprise they just continue across the the trail and don't pay me no mind. So now I figure I can move off to the left and maybe intercept them, which is what I do. Moving ever so slowly through the bush trying to guess at the right angle to start my stalk, when wouldn't you know it, there they are again but now only about 8-10 yds. from me, I freeze, can't move a muscle or they will bust me for sure, and then it's them against me with only one shot before they are all over me, and I have no firearms. I pick one out raise the bow ever so slowly pick out a spot and concentrate really hard, and the arrow is gone. Perfect shot, right on the spot I picked. I quickly nock another arrow and brace for the onslaught of the others since one of there own is down. To my surprise they just start to leave, I don't have another shot as they are gone like a flash into the bush, and I have my first ever,

 


 

While going to the afternoon hunt my buddy told me he has been on the ranch since he was a kid and has only seen two coyotes, and only got a shot at one of them with the rifle and missed. So he said he would be very surprised if I even saw a yote let alone get a shot at it with the bow. Me trying to be a Trad. die-hard stuck with the bow anyway. While hunting form the ground, as the sun dropped below the trees and you knew dark was on the way, I see a fast moving streak come into my area in a circular movement which brings it about 30-35 yds. from me. Being from Jersey, I think at first glance it's a fox, but then think it's a little too large to be a fox and realize it is indeed a coyote. He is looking from side to side scanning for anything to eat. He then makes another fast moving circular movement which brings him to 6-8 feet from me, and then he looks right at me. He never knew I was there, I could have reached out with the bow and cracked him over the head, he was so close, but no shot at this time. Then He starts moving and ends up giving me a broadside shot at 15-18, and I blew it, didn't pick a spot and shot right over his vitals. It was still exciting having him that close. It was a great trip for me and I can't wait to back.
  • Leon Stewart 3pc. 64" R/D 51# @ 27"
  • Gordy Morey 2pc. 68" R/D 55# @ 28"
  • Hoyt Pro Medalist, 70" 42# @ 28" (1963)
  • Bear Tamerlane 66" 30# @ 28" (1966)- for my better half
  • Bear Kodiak 60" 47# @ 28"(1965)

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