What i found in my backyard "off topic" (pic)

bfunk13 Posted By bfunk13, Nov 6, 2008 at 4:17 AM

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  1. DoubleClutch

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    I've heard that shooting a mule deer is about like shooting a cow in a pasture, since they (supposedly) have little fear of humans, unlike whitetail deer.

    Is that the case? It sure looks that way, the way they're right there in your yard, looking at you like, "You got somethin' to say to ME???"
     
  2. bfunk13

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    Actually mule deer are one of the smartest and toughest animals to hunt.
    Especially big mature bucks like this one. I've hunted elk, moose, antelope, bear and deer.
    The mule deer are by far the most elusive. I cant say anything about whitetails since ive never
    hunted or lived by them. This buck here has lived in town for years. So he is pretty used to humans.
    Probably a good thing for him. Attached is a picture a friend of mine took, these big guys wont leave this
    private property during hunting season, sounds pretty smart to me.
     

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  3. Cory92

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    I wonder if those antlers will burn?
    Hmmmm....would muley antlers have a higher BTU rating than whitetail?
    harharhar
    Cory
     
  4. woodsman23

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    Got this big guy with my cell phone, while hunting him, he simply waited until it was to dark and came riggt on out
    [​IMG]
     
  5. tkirk22

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    I smell jerky!

    Great photos!
     
  6. DoubleClutch

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    Hmmm....well, I've never hunted mule deer, so I'll have to take your word for it.

    I've talked to people who've hunted muleys and whitetails (and other big game around the world), and they claim there's no comparison. More than one have told me that whitetails are one of the wariest big-game animals on the planet.

    I would love to see Wyoming one day. That place just really interests me, even more so than Montana or Idaho. The writer John McPhee says that Wyoming has more varied geology than any other place in the U.S. or (I forget which) the world.
     
  7. begreen

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    A friend living near Lake Weiss, Alabama just sent me these shots from the local media. A helicopter flying overhead caught these pictures. That's a full grown deer in it's mouth! To give you a sense of scale, the stag carcass was later found and measured 11 feet. The gator was eventually caught and killed. It measured in at 28' 1". That's a lot of boots.
     

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  8. bigdaddybry

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    I see stew!
     
  9. acowherd

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    now that is waht I am talking about ;-P
     
  10. ansehnlich1

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    Now that right there is the biggest gator I ever seen, holy friggin judas H. priest batman!

    28 feet? good gawd.

    That bad boy been eatin' everything in sight for quite a while, sheesh!

    unbelievable! :bug:
     
  11. begreen

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    Yeah, you wouldn't want to meet that guy on a dark night. Imagine what it was like when there were lots of these prehistoric meat eating machines roaming around.
     
  12. jpl1nh

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    Geez guys, some incredible pictures in this thread. Nice to see mother nature's still humming along (at least in places)
     
  13. DavidV

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    He'd be in the freezer.
     
  14. Xena

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    Yeah, what's that saying, believe half of what you see
    and none of what you hear.

    Read this about that gator story:
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/wcgator.asp

    http://www.fishingbanter.com/showthread.php?t=31975

    http://www.postpaper.com/rapples012207.htm
     
  15. DavidV

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    I didn't need snopes to tell me the gator pics were bogus. gator is swimming forward and the deers head is canted upward. it would be limp as a dishrag and trailing to the rear. Also the gator hanging pic is so obviously a perspective thing with the guy 20+ feet back.
     
  16. begreen

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    Yeah, judging by the fishing stories my Georgia friend tells I should have gathered this was an old tale. Though the guy is not walking 20 feet in back of it. Or that is a mighty log arm on that backhoe.
     
  17. MishMouse

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    Though it is not as good as the Buck, last night at around 3:00 AM I seen my porch light turn on and I took the following pictures. The Doe was after one of the pumpkins that my daughter carved. Funny, the only pumpkin that was eating was the one with the face carved in it.
     

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