Recent content by Shane13

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    Mini Elk

    I've never eaten sika, but I hear it's excellent eating too. Probably fairly similar to elk, I'd imagine.
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    Mini Elk

    They're fun to hunt. They behave more like elk than like whitetail. They're not as patternable (if that's a word) as whitetail. They're more nomadic. They are very vocal, like elk. Cow elk calls are very similar to axis does, in fact. But the axis buck bellow is WAY different than an elk...
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    Drop tine whitetail from a few weeks ago

    That's a cool buck. I like the shot you got, as it looks like a real world hunting scene. But I hope you get a shot of him in the open with the golden light hitting him just right this weekend. The bucks are out cruising and chasing does right now - all day long. Your timing should be good.
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    Mini Elk

    The Hill Country is almost like hunting Africa. There are tons of different animals free ranging now, after decades of escaping from high fence places. Our place is low fence. Some people don't like exotics and prefer native whitetail. I like 'em all, and I love the variety - even the...
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    Mini Elk

    Sika are cool little critters. They're like miniature elk. They're cousins to elk and red deer. They are free ranging in parts of the Texas Hill Country (along with axis, fallow, blackbuck, aoudad, mouflon, and some other exotics). We have a decent herd of sika on the ranch we hunt. We're...
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    Texas buck

    Those are some serious brow tines.
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    Killed 150 Canada geese in one day

    I understand presentation, and I agree. I hate to see pics of nasty head shots, bloody animals not cleaned up, guts hanging out, etc. Shows a lack of respect for the animal. I don't see anything like that in this one, but that's just me. They weren't over the legal limit, and there's nothing...
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    Killed 150 Canada geese in one day

    Congrats! Looks like a lot of fun to me. I wonder what's "worse".... Killing 15/day one day, or killing 2/day every day for a week? ;)
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    Where do we begin?

    Eastman's MRS is a great place to start..... https://www.eastmans.com/members-research-section
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    The 2019 Elk Success Thread

    Cool bull! Congrats!
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    hiking vs jogging to prepare

    The last few years in my training, I've stopped jogging, running, and jumping (box jumps, jump rope, etc). I'm 53. Those high impact exercises are hard on my knees. They're great for the leg muscles and the lungs, but just hard on the joints. In place of running, I use an AirDyne bike. I...
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    Call Wise Bulls

    "If the full moon rises early in the morning and sets early in the night, then it won’t matter; it’s going to be a dark night anyway. Moon phases are not caused by the shadow of the Earth falling on the moon. Instead, the moon orbits the Earth and is illuminated directly by the sun and how...
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    My sons 2019 Wyoming Mountain Muley

    Congrats, Kaden (and Dad)! That's a cool buck!
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    Forum Banner Update Contest!

    Thanks. Fog over the Jemez valley at sunrise with a few hundred bull elk scattered everywhere made for an awesome photo opportunity. It was amazing.
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    Public Land Colorado - Highest of Highs & Lowest of Lows

    Congrats to your wife! And my condolences to you. That really stinks.