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09-23-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Robert L E

A tip- We have been using lopping shears (tree...

A tip- We have been using lopping shears (tree trimmers) for removing legs and heads, It is fast and easy.
08-23-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By Robert L E

You need to learn how to clean deer properly to...

You need to learn how to clean deer properly to get the best end product. Those people who do not gut deer usually are in a warm climate or have to pack meat out. They take just the shoulders, hams...
05-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By Robert L E

Here is a link to a site with a method similar to...

Here is a link to a site with a method similar to Black Lab's. http://cuban-christmas.com/pigroast.html

If I keep reading this I may have to give a whole hog a try.
04-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Robert L E

Now I've gotta thaw those two shoulders in the...

Now I've gotta thaw those two shoulders in the freezer. Darn you or bless you, I don't know which.

I'm hungry now.
02-15-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Robert L E

Did you do a good job of removing all of the fat?...

Did you do a good job of removing all of the fat? "Gamey" flavor in venison is usually from only the fat. It also may be gamey if left above 40 deg too long.
02-06-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,794
Posted By Robert L E

Blue cheese & onion stuffed burgers- I just...

Blue cheese & onion stuffed burgers-

I just made some burgers tonight using ground venison that was two years old. It was just wrapped in cheap (plasticized on one side) butcher paper, and there...
02-04-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,862
Posted By Robert L E

I do not get most of you. We are talking about...

I do not get most of you. We are talking about an illegal activity, leaving stands on public property.

If I found a stand where I wanted to hunt, one day perhaps it is legal, any more and I...
02-03-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,862
Posted By Robert L E

I've got a different take on this than most of...

I've got a different take on this than most of you.

Some slob is reserving public property for his own use. They probably put the stand where it is because it is a good spot. Who knows when or if...
01-21-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Robert L E

Here in Iowa a doe fawn will normally breed if...

Here in Iowa a doe fawn will normally breed if her mother was an mature deer. Fawns usually breed later (2nd rut) so the fawns that they give birth to are born (usually) a month after the mother's...
01-21-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Robert L E

It was not coyotes, the snow made it so Jordan...

It was not coyotes, the snow made it so Jordan knew it was birds, big birds. I have talked with my boy again an he said it was an hour and fifteen minutes, but that is still fast.

My son said...
01-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Robert L E

I would agree, but I haven't seen a turkey...

I would agree, but I haven't seen a turkey vulture for a while. I think they are more of a summer bird here in Iowa.

Bald eagles are a lot bigger and stronger. I have seen about ten of them...
01-20-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Robert L E

Darn birds

A friend of my boy was hunting in the last couple days, the Iowa antlerless rifle season. He shot a mature doe and a doe fawn. After walking back to the cabin for the four wheeler and returning...
01-18-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,662
Posted By Robert L E

What they do by hiring "sharpshooters" is, in...

What they do by hiring "sharpshooters" is, in effect, stealing opportunity from hunters. Already mentioned, they are losing a possible source of revenue.

Iowa City, Iowa, used to do the same...
01-17-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By Robert L E

That seems like a whole lot of work to me. Just...

That seems like a whole lot of work to me. Just wrapping with butcher paper protects meat for over a year, with no freezer burn.

As zrexpilot wrote- Just using paper is far faster than vacuum...
01-15-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,422
Posted By Robert L E

It's easier to show than describe. We just use...

It's easier to show than describe. We just use butcher paper and have no trouble with freezer burn.

Note that this method is fast too. It is how my boy did it as a professional meat cutter.
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01-14-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By Robert L E

http://huntingnet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachm...

http://huntingnet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6952&stc=1&d=1263501413

The old grinder is ready for storage, waiting until the cherry crop comes in. (I grind the sour cherries when...
12-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By Robert L E

I shoot an 870 12ga smooth bore with open sights....

I shoot an 870 12ga smooth bore with open sights. It is more accurate than I am. If your shots will be less than 100 yards your 870 will be good enough. At 100 you should be on the proverbial pie...
12-22-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By Robert L E

Borrow the .270 for a season or two. In...

Borrow the .270 for a season or two.

In Iowa you will be using a shotgun or muzzleloader. (there is a rifle allowed antlerless hunt in January in some high population countys) I recommend an 870...
12-14-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Robert L E

This is the line for the boss- "That old gun? ...

This is the line for the boss- "That old gun? I've had it for years."

Bob
11-18-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,445
Posted By Robert L E

[quote=SWThomas;3506468]I totally agree with you...

[quote=SWThomas;3506468]I totally agree with you gentlemen. My response was to the comment that they feed them special things and breed them a specific way. Anyone who practices QDM does the same...
11-04-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,499
Posted By Robert L E

Beezer, you beat me to it. I'll add that...

Beezer, you beat me to it. I'll add that shooting at night is unethical because it is illegal and not the other way around. I have seen times, when snow was on the ground and the moon was full,...
10-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By Robert L E

We clean up the venison first, removing every bit...

We clean up the venison first, removing every bit of fat we can because we don't like the flavor of deer fat. Then we grind it, and the fat we are going to add to it, seperately. We then mix it all...
10-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,085
Posted By Robert L E

C'mon Big Guy, tell us what you really think. ...

C'mon Big Guy, tell us what you really think.

I usually feed 'em to the 'yotes. They are not good enough for our dog. I do not like the flavor of that tallow and there is no way to clean it out....
10-16-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By Robert L E

I see you are from east Texas. It is a lot...

I see you are from east Texas. It is a lot colder here in Iowa so we can hang deer whole for days and not worry about spoilage. (normal years) Your question here made me realize that you have to...
10-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By Robert L E

We wrap all of our meat with butcher's paper, the...

We wrap all of our meat with butcher's paper, the kind with a plastic layer on one side. We do not have trouble with freezer burn so we will keep using the paper.

It is easy to show someone...
10-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Robert L E

I think shooting a deer while cutting trees would...

I think shooting a deer while cutting trees would be considered to be baiting, illegal here in Iowa.;) I've seen deer move it to watch a guy with a chain saw twice now. Being browser, I think they...
10-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Robert L E

Ontario, huh? That looks like a "Pick 'em all,...

Ontario, huh? That looks like a "Pick 'em all, Mr Frost can't have any!" session to me.

I've got a very small garden and planted half in cabbage. My nine plants did well but most of the heads...
10-01-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,491
Posted By Robert L E

Sounds like three targets to me, first the fawns,...

Sounds like three targets to me, first the fawns, then the doe.

Good eats.

Bob
09-25-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 30,328
Posted By Robert L E

We add beef trimmings from the grocery store. ...

We add beef trimmings from the grocery store.

Here in Iowa it is generally cool enough to let the deer hang. The hang time allows us to plan out the butchering. Part of the planning is to call...
09-25-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,377
Posted By Robert L E

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3159&stc=1&d=1253893840

They made a better porch shot though.
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09-09-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Robert L E

Hunter/gatherers had greater variety than the...

Hunter/gatherers had greater variety than the people who live mostly off of crops. They didn't get oranges from California in those days.

The varied diet was healthier than a largely grain diet....
09-08-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By Robert L E

Hey! You stole my plan!

Hey! You stole my plan!
09-08-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,934
Posted By Robert L E

Here is another cat caught deer hunting- Check...

Here is another cat caught deer hunting- Check out http://www.wyomingoutdoorsradio.com/gallery_of_odd.htm for more pictures and a link to another album.
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09-06-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Robert L E

Cattle in an area eat alot of the stuff that deer...

Cattle in an area eat alot of the stuff that deer would eat and also eat the grass that would be bedding areas for deer. Woods tend to have a lot less cover where cattle are grazing. These things...
08-26-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Robert L E

More deer or ????

Here in central Iowa I've been seeing more deer than I have ever seen in the summer before (many times over normal). On another thread a couple of posts said the same thing about Pennsylvania.

...
08-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By Robert L E

There may be more deer while they are logging. ...

There may be more deer while they are logging. To some deer a chain saw sounds like a dinner bell. I've seen it more than once.

I'd talk with the loggers before I'd give up on the spot.

Bob
08-25-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Robert L E

I'm not abusive when confronted by anti's but I...

I'm not abusive when confronted by anti's but I am not apologetic either.

When asked if I would shoot Bambi I answered, "Yes, and Bambi's mother and sister too."

I might get just a little...
08-25-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By Robert L E

While you are, of course, correct, here is the...

While you are, of course, correct, here is the scenario in other, less harsh, words. It is decided that more people will use the property if a trail is built. Hunters will not be allowed to hunt...
08-25-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 811
Posted By Robert L E

No doubt. Bob

No doubt.


Bob
08-25-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Robert L E

The location that IowaBoy01 was told does not...

The location that IowaBoy01 was told does not allow deer hunting but it is a little over a mile up the creek from an area that I think does. Bow hunting is antlerless only but in another part of...
06-11-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Two Tips for Florida Smokers..

Here in Iowa, I use oak for the same reason. If I use it for smoke I do not have to pay to have it hauled away. It tastes good too. I am using fairly large pieces now and I do not soak it. It makes...
05-31-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,013
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Butcher fast or hang???

Here, in Iowa, during the gun seasons,k we can control the temperature of our attached garage pretty well. If it is a bit warm out, we open doors at night to get the interior cold and keep the garage...
05-06-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By Robert L E

RE: What are the 5 biggest hunting myths?

Myth- Human urine drives away deer. (It is actually an attractant)

Myth- Deer can locate you if you make a brief sound. (In truth, deer have to focus their hearing, brief quick sounds, while...
Forum: Guns
03-16-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,311
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Gun deal

I had a different experience with an aluminum canoe. The ad said $200 but when I called I was told that it had been sold. The guy said that his brother-in-law had called him and had the same canoe...
01-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,731
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Score my buck please.

I'll go out on a limb and say 130-135. Your deer is great looking with good tine length, mass, and symmetry (few deductions). It looks like a very big bodywhichcan make the rack appear smaller than...
01-19-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By Robert L E

RE: ITS COMING RIGHT FOR US!!

Did you walk in with all of that stuff on and get sweaty? Was the wind blowing up a bit? It sounds like you layered up you clothing pretty well.

I like hunting at about 20 degrees if it is fairy...
01-19-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Southen Iowa

Hunt southern Iowa and you too can have a porch picture like this.




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01-19-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Trees to shield field from road

If eastern red cedar is a native tree there then that is what I would use. It is hardy and would form a screen fairly quickly that can completely block the vision of the road warriors. Once it is...
12-21-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By Robert L E

RE: 100# doe on the hoof

Technically jerky is just dried meat. It is "raw" but dry. I do not like eating raw meat so I use a commercial kit that contains a "cure". It is still "raw" but the bugs in it are dead from the...
12-20-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,708
Posted By Robert L E

RE: Tomahawk Doe Kill

A) It seems pretty bloodless, there should have been blood everywhere from a hole like that. There isn't even blood on the tomahawk.

B) If a deer can jump an arrow at 200+ fps at 30 yards shot...
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