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Offline JEFF B

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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2008, 01:23:00 PM »
wow!!!! awesome guys just awesome man that WW sure did a number on the hog.
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2008, 08:37:00 PM »
Waiting on David.....

   
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2008, 08:42:00 PM »
The whole gang minus Rob with a day and a half left in the hunt.  (Rob had to leave due to his wife getting ill, but she's fine now)

   
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #123 on: January 09, 2008, 08:44:00 PM »
Congrats Guys!!!  Glad you all had a Blast.  :thumbsup:    Congrats on the MONSTER HOG Curt.  :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #124 on: January 09, 2008, 08:44:00 PM »
Don, those are great pix bud!

  I shot the hog with a Carbonwood 4000,29",560grs..(around 192-195 fps)...the only other BH's I had in my quiver were big ol' 160 Snuffers. I know how a boar hogs "shield" and heavily muscled shoulder area can be notoriously hard to get thru.  So I weighted up a WW to be the same weight as my Snuffers. Both had steel adapters in them and weighed in a 250grs including the reg. alum. insert.

The arrow hit a rib going in and out,but slipped between them without cutting them. It ended up on the far side just shy of sticking out the other side........

 He went about 70-75yds from the spot the arrow took him thru the top of the heart and both lungs......
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2008, 08:47:00 PM »
U2 Terry, thanx for the pix bud....
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2008, 08:53:00 PM »
Group pic...Left to right.....

Joel Smith, Matt Shuster, BTH, Tippet, "DW", Guru, Terry Green, Bill Turner, bwhuntr4life, Sunny hill archer, and Bobby and Bob Walker.....Missing was Rob DiStefano
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #127 on: January 09, 2008, 09:09:00 PM »
The next morning I learned first hand the importance of being absolutely ready within minutes of being in your stand in the morning darkness.....I had deer under me almost immediately.  I usually wait to put on extra cloths and such when I get up in a tree waiting for daybreak......After this morning,I wouldn't do it again.....As it got lighter,in my bino's I could see 2 bucks and a few does.But when it was light enough to shoot only one buck remained,and he was a young buck......he walked off.

 

The view south....
 

 About 9:00 I looked off to my left and saw a deer that I could tell immediately was a buck. Thru my 8x Leicas I could see he was a good,but weird character buck. He had good mass and 5 points on his left side, but had about a 12" spike sticking straight out of head on the other side! Off the base of the spike was about a 3" hook shaped point. A very cool buck that I'd have shot in a heartbeat.But he never came closer than about 150yds.

 Something I found very cool in my tree. maybe it's common, but it was the only time I saw it...a prickly pear cactus growing about 15 ft. up in the fork of a live oak tree...
 
 


Terry giving Jeff Springer(Tippet) a Hush Puppy installation lesson......
 
 
 
 
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #128 on: January 09, 2008, 09:14:00 PM »
Way to go Curt, pretty good shot placement I'd say.  I haven't been on a hunt yet with Trad Gangers that I didn't have a great time at, so I know you guys had to have a great time.......looking forward to more.


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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #129 on: January 09, 2008, 09:17:00 PM »
Thanx Guru for the arrow and broadhead specs ! Also the other pics look good too. I stopped by DW's store this afternoon and heard all the tall tales firsthand, haha ! Looks like ya'll had a great hunt, congrats !

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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #130 on: January 10, 2008, 05:32:00 AM »
Thank you David, see ya soon bud!

Your welcome Jimmy,it was an awesome hunt!

Before we headed out the next afternoon, we took some time to take some daytime pix if my hog. These came out great......

 


This photo with Terry is long overdue and one I will cherish forever.....

 


Some deer pix from the afternoon hunt.....no bucks came in till it was too dark to shoot,and a hog came in when I could just barely see it. It crunched corn in the dark till David and the guys came to pick me up......

 
 
 

Toby Ray "BTH" gearing up....

 
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #131 on: January 10, 2008, 07:56:00 AM »
Thank you for demonstrating proper shot placement on a hog Guru!  :thumbsup:   It's good to see one shot through the heart. Them bigger hogs can still cover 75 yards with no heart. Great shot! CK

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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #132 on: January 10, 2008, 08:48:00 AM »
Ain't you got no runnin' water there? Jeff's face is all dirty!
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #133 on: January 10, 2008, 10:56:00 AM »
I'm ready to go back!!!!

Anyone up for a hog hunt????
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #134 on: January 10, 2008, 11:39:00 AM »
I'm IN!!!
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #135 on: January 10, 2008, 11:45:00 AM »
Whats the dates?

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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #136 on: January 10, 2008, 04:33:00 PM »
Darn, Terry! Don't you have enough hogs to hunt in Georgia?!
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #137 on: January 10, 2008, 04:48:00 PM »
No Cams:

Hope DW told you about the stand he set in on Saturdy night with the wind just howling. I promise you when he says he was more interested in holding on to that tree than shooting the deer that was below him he is not stretching the truth. Ain't no way this old boy was going to hunt that stand. DW was definitely in the nose bleed section.   :notworthy:

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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #138 on: January 10, 2008, 09:12:00 PM »
CK, Thanx bud,we all get lucky sometimes    ;)

 Terry, I'd love to do a spring turkey/hog hunt sometime.....But just a hog hunt would be fine too!!!!!

......Next mornings stand was another good one that produced plenty of deer sightings, but all were at  long distance. Also saw the only coyote of the trip.....
 

 Had this fella come for a visit though....
 

 Gonna download a few more pix,i'll be back soon...
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Re: St. Jude's Solana Ranch Hunt Officially Underway!!
« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2008, 09:46:00 PM »
Young Bobby Walker....
   


Two of the finest fellas walking gods green earth...."Tippit" Jeff Springer and "DW" Don Wilson.....
   


Mr. Green, Terry's dad....one of the best sleepers I've ever seen...he can literally fall asleep in seconds!
   


"Admin" Rob DiStefano and Terry "Tarzan" Green,our fearless leader....
   


Me and my bud.....
   


 Our guide, David Sheppard....the funniest guy I've ever met!  He has to be "experienced" to be appreciated! He's an absolute "hoot"      :biglaugh:   .....
   
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