Holy Smokes !!! Thats a Mega nice set of Antlers !!
Always heard Elk have 2 ivory teeth does anyone take these for trophys
I’ve saved a few, not sure where they are at right now. 2 top 2 bottom I think.
Wow thats cool, Post a pic when ya find em…
2 in the top called canines or eye teeth are the ivory’s. If you take any of the others you have well…teeth.
Yes that sounds right.
Finally got out hunting, been laid up for the last 6 weeks with a pinched sciatic nerve. Missed deer and elk, just made end of late buck Saturday. About a half a mile in lucked across a dumb blacktail chasing a doe. By myself, didn’t want to pack it so rigged up a sled out of a tarp after gutting it, rope around my hips, took my time got it back to the rig without further aggravating my back. Help showed up eventually to get it loaded…
Way to persevere!
Glad you can at least get out and hunt a little. The trip to Az and back wore me out.
Can always tell those blacktails too by that black forehead around the eyes. That ought to be some tasty venison. @albroswift .
I went out yesterday seen lots of sign etc… but struck out empty handed. And today its pouring the rain. 100% 7am -7pm so I said …nope not happening today. Once upon a time I would have sat out in the rain all day … but I just don’t think its too great anymore. Possibly if I was on a guided hunt or something like that I would consider it. Rest of the week looks like great weather . Sooo I will head out more rest of the week. I am hopeful the Lord will bless me with some bounty.
All we have around here are those little blacktail. The black face really shows when they are pointing straight at you, I’m color blind so usually first/ only thing I see is the the tail end heading away at warp speed. Took this one head on, right below the jaw, went through the esophagus and lodged in the spine. 90gr SGK not a lot of bullet but dumped him instantly.
Yeah spinal is an instant drop. Many many many years ago when I was a youngin’
I shot a 8 point buck with a 30-30 @about 100 yards and I was shooting standing in a tree.(not a lie I was in a fork of a tree) well i guess my aim was off and it hit him in the spine about halfway back and He dropped after about 25 yards with no back legs and croaked. Not one part of his vitals was damaged. Like he died of a heart attack …For the record I was standing in the fork of a Black walnut tree about 8 feet off the ground . Pulled the rifle up to me with a string . I was 17. Yr.old.
Good luck this week!
Really appreciate that… at 51yr.old I aint as spry as I used to be still walk alot … but I suffer with the same problem you just got some relief from. My sciatic can act up on my left side just by stepping up too hard with one leg to an elevated position . I always have to make sure every thing I do Im square to it . It is truly a hard thing to put up with .
But yeah I hope I can get some opportunities this week … also have the first 2 days of next week before I have to go back to work.
Walking seems to help me. Sitting was worse, sleeping for more then a couple hrs in one position was worse yet. Bought a new recliner that seems to help.
Think I’ve turned the corner now though. Driving the big truck around seems like I get to a certain point and it doesn’t get any worse, evenin the woods.
Chiropractor has a sign that says "Is your pain caused by you dr not giving you pain medication? " I would answer that in the affirmative.
I agree on that it definitely hurts or aggrevate it worse to sit. Walking does tend to help me. Mine has been going on for years and years. I would tend to say that the last 5 yrs or so it has got to the point it can occur more often.
Alot of times I just have to go to work hurt or not.
I also find stretching helps me. I have several that help like sitting and then placing the ankle of my bad side on the opposite thigh then leaning forward.
I dont drag deer anymore . I hunt on my own land so if I kill one I drive the tractor to it and roll it in the bucket. At 62 I dont have any back problems but why take the chance.
Thats why i mostly hunt our hay field. I knock em down then go get the tractor. The hay fork makes an excellent platform to field dress them from.
Hunt smarter not harder
One of the things we always do in WV in steep territory is always hunt where we can drag down never up.
So when we shoot even if we are on top shoot where we know we can drag down . If the property at the bottom is inaccessible then let it go.