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09-12-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,635
Posted By drs1961

We'll be heading to Wy in two weeks with nine...

We'll be heading to Wy in two weeks with nine assorted tags. Hopefully I'll have some pics to post when we return.
08-29-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By drs1961

A Burris compact spotting scope. A WY elk tag...

A Burris compact spotting scope. A WY elk tag took another large chunk of this year's hunting money.
Forum: South
03-01-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By drs1961

RE: Camping In South Carolina...?

Not a whole lot of opportunities here as most of the state is privately owned but one suggestion might be to lookat the area above Lake Jocassee. It's a big tract ofmountains and I think they allow...
Forum: West
03-01-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By drs1961

RE: Colorado Mulie Rut

Yep, that's pre rut. The largerbucks will probably have their harems by then and they will bed down all day as high as they can get to keep a lookout. The rut should be in full swing the third and...
03-01-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By drs1961

RE: new to hog hunting

The 30-30 is as good a hogcartridge as there is. The velocity is perfect for penetration as faster rounds can deflect or come apart on big hogs and angled shots at close range. Second the scope...
03-01-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,125
Posted By drs1961

RE: My African Safari

Congratulations on some fine trophies Conner! You've gotten to do at a young age what many of us had to wait for decades to get a chance to do. Never forget or take for granted that hunt and it will...
01-21-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By drs1961

RE: First time hog hunting with dogs, need advice

Put a vest on your catch dog if you're using one and carry a stitching kit. Make sure you have enough leashes to tie up all dogs in case you wind up in a tight spot where there is little access to...
01-21-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,667
Posted By drs1961

RE: HELP!!! Hogs wont come in my new trap!!!

Like mentioned above, get them used to it being open, then set it. Don't be surprised that after you catch the first time, the other ones want enter the trap. You might have to leave it open again...
01-21-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,835
Posted By drs1961

RE: Big Texas Sika gets a dirt nap!!!!!

Now that's what a Sika is supposed to look like. Congratulations. I'm trying tofind a place with that kind of quality stags to hunt.
01-21-2009, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,361
Posted By drs1961

RE: Kentucky Elk

Yes, the draw is open to all. According to the RMEF, the Kentucky elk herd is the fastest growing herd in the country. Because of no winter kill the bulls have a much easier time recovering from the...
01-21-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By drs1961

RE: Mule Deer Hunt

Carl Mann of carlmannsoutfitting.com . Eastern Montana high plains and breaks around Lake Fort Peck. Top notch outfitter and very high success rate. I've been twice and our party was 100% both trips.
01-19-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,261
Posted By drs1961

RE: New Mexico Oryx

Nice one, congrats. We ate some of ours in Africa and they were quite tasty. They also make astriking mount.
12-29-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By drs1961

RE: Muley novice

As mentioned above, the Pine Ridge Unit of Nebraska is the easiest tag to draw,normally 100%. Eastern Montana also has a large population of Mulies if you make the draw. Mule Deer bucks are...
Forum: South
11-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,783
Posted By drs1961

RE: Bostick Plantation

Once again, the stories roll in. Anyone wanting to hunt hogs in SC at a commercialoperation do check around and ask for references. As Virginia Mike stated, no hogs can legally be turned loose into...
Forum: South
11-16-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By drs1961

RE: hog calls

Have not had success with any call. They have scared hogs away though. The best call is the smell of something delicious. There are pages of favorite recipes on here. Good luck
11-16-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By drs1961

RE: mule footed hog

We mostlyhunt in and around the Congaree and Wateree River swamps. We have some friends in Charleston and Walterboro that hunt and trap hogs down there. The fellow in Walterboro is the one who has...
11-16-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,278
Posted By drs1961

RE: Bear huntings different...No?

Glad to see so far that nobody's taking jabs at you, Showboat. I've been hunting big game for over thirty years and as of yet I still have no desire to shoot a bear, or a mountain lion or wolf for...
11-14-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,977
Posted By drs1961

RE: 30/30 For Elk

Agreed likewise. When the "underpowered" 30-30 came out a hundred or so years ago, it was to all who had the chance to get their hands on one, the equivalentof a futuristic death ray. Probably every...
11-14-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,887
Posted By drs1961

RE: Do hogs eat deer??

We'veseen them start eating on a freshly killed deer and catch, kill, and eat lambs. When they smell blood they get really agitated, especially after dark. Note to self... if you are going in to help...
11-14-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By drs1961

RE: mule footed hog

We've had a few mule-foot turn up in the coastal swamps around Beaufort SC and some of our cohorts from eastern NC say that they get them pretty regularly. They're definately a conversation topic for...
Forum: South
10-11-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By drs1961

RE: SC HUNTING QUESTION

Maybe a stick and string, but no firearms.
Forum: Trail Cameras
10-11-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By drs1961

stealth cam performance reviews?

A couple of buddies are in the market for someIR cameras. They are considering the Stealth Cam I540IR. Anybody havean opinion, good, bad, or other on it's performance? Thanks
10-09-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By drs1961

RE: Eurasian or Russian? Maybe Feral?

A few more tidbits of useless info about our tasty porkers. The pureblood european hogs have a dense wool undercoat during the winter. That is one of the first characteristics they lose when they are...
10-09-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,797
Posted By drs1961

RE: attracting hogs

Hog Wild by Evolved Habitats mixed with corn or Buck Jam and water mix poured over corn. Dig a hole with post hole diggers as deep as you can and watch the crater form as they return to get to the...
10-09-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By drs1961

RE: Setting the hog trap

We've tried the panels in a circle and each time the large hogs go over them when we approach. We had to weld panels into a completelyenclosed cage to catch the big ones.
09-10-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,230
Posted By drs1961

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

300 Win. Mag, everything you've always wanted in a cartridge and more.
09-10-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By drs1961

RE: Wyoming Double on Antelope...

Congratulations andnice pics. I hope to be able to post some from our hunt in a few weeks. By the way, have you eaten any of the lope and if so how'd they taste. I'm hoping the does are not as strong...
08-18-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By drs1961

RE: New to the forum

Welcome aboard!
Forum: South
08-18-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By drs1961

RE: S.C Deer Opener THIS Friday

Yep, I wonder how many of our politicians are now or ever have been hunters. A lot of the old ones are dead now andbeing replaced by a younger generation of business men and lawyers.
I was at a...
Forum: South
08-16-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By drs1961

RE: S.C Deer Opener THIS Friday

Yep, I'd vote for an antler point restriction and a bag limit. Everywhere they've gone to that, quality has jumped tremendously.
Forum: South
08-15-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By drs1961

RE: S.C Deer Opener THIS Friday

The trucks of hunters were rolling this morning at 5:00 A.M. Gunfire was echoing through the woods at daylight. With 4 1/2 months of hunting pressure, the bucks that don't get blasted these first few...
Forum: West
08-13-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,867
Posted By drs1961

Wy area 125 elk question

What's up withall the leftover elktags for area 125 out of Walcott.I'm assuming it'sall private property. Any landowners looking for good folks to hunt their ranches? I'll be out that way in a few...
Forum: South
08-13-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By drs1961

RE: S.C Deer Opener THIS Friday

Don't forget your thermacell! I'll be waiting a while before I start hunting. Too hot to enjoy it now.Good luck
08-13-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 28,613
Posted By drs1961

RE: home made deer bait

I triedthe gellast year. Poured some on a rotten log in the middle of a heavy trail. It took a while but I did see a doe and a yearling eating on it one day. It all got eaten but it didn't draw them...
08-10-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By drs1961

RE: Mercury in fish question

Thanks for the info thundermug. That's what I was wondering. So much for that plan. Iwas just reading an article from our local power co-op discussing the mercury contamination and they stated that...
08-09-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By drs1961

Mercury in fish question

Our DNR and DHEC have updated their fish consumption advisory now listing certain bodies of water [most of our coastal plain rivers!] as "Do not eat any" of the catfish because of mercury...
08-09-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,544
Posted By drs1961

RE: Once and for all, the Magnum vs standard

Sounds just like the article Col. Boddington wrote for Guns & Ammo this issue. Seems he'sin a bit of a quandaryafterwitnessing first handtwo elephants shrug off a .577 Nitro Expresson frontal brain...
08-09-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By drs1961

RE: Ghillie Or No Ghillie!

As mentioned, they do snag if you're stalking in wooded or brushy country but for taking a stand to call in or wait on a critter they are the best camo available.Ghillies cover the four aspects of...
08-04-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By drs1961

RE: I'll be going after this speed goat.

That's a nice one. Good Luck! Hope we'll have some that look that good where we're going. It sure would be nice to be able toscout before the hunt.
07-24-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By drs1961

RE: Nightvision scopes at hog hunt

Yep, that's when you realize how dumb yourother hand really is. I've probably spent over a year total with my primary hand out of commission. I've had to learn to doa lotmore with my less dominate...
07-22-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By drs1961

RE: Nightvision scopes at hog hunt

I've got a Barnett that's about 25 yrs. old. It doesn't have any mechanical advantage to cock it and it'll nearly give you a hernia to pull back that 150 lbs. I killed a pig with it years ago but...
07-22-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By drs1961

RE: Nightvision scopes at hog hunt

After six arm surgeries the Doc toldme "don't shootany morebows" or even through a rock so now I'm shooting unscoped revolvers which I limit to 50 yds. and I carry a slingshot around like I didwhen I...
07-22-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,429
Posted By drs1961

RE: Best tasting Exotic (Doe/Cow)

4. Do armadillos carry diseases, such as leprosy?

Wild armadillos have been known to be infected with the bacterium that causes leprosy (Hansen’s disease). The only cases of transmission from...
07-21-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,429
Posted By drs1961

RE: Best tasting Exotic (Doe/Cow)

We're getting more of those possums on the half shell around here and I've heard about eating them for years. Read somewhere that they are carriers of TB though. I reckon you'd need to clean them...
07-21-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,363
Posted By drs1961

RE: Nightvision scopes at hog hunt

There is an outfit in Georgia that offers hunts usingtop end night vision equipment and long range rifles.They hunt hogs that are doing crop damage on large fields.
07-21-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By drs1961

RE: HyCreek outerwear??

Looks like a heck of a deal.Hope they gettall sizes.
Forum: South
07-16-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By drs1961

RE: Questions about North & South Carolina

And for SC, depending on what part of the state you go to hunt, buck season starts Aug. 15 and runs nonstop through Jan.1, that's right four and a half months, and there is no limit on bucks! Doe...
07-16-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By drs1961

RE: distant hunting locations

We flew to Africa just to go hunting. This year we're going to drive nearly 4000 miles round trip just to go antelope hunting. Whatever it takes to get to where ever we're needing to go to do what we...
Forum: South
07-12-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By drs1961

Columbia SC Elk Foundation Banquet

The Midlands Chapter of the RMEF banquet is going to be July 26. We'vegot more guns and hunts for raffle and auction than ever before. Parklane Seafood is catering it and new member attendeesget a...
07-10-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,277
Posted By drs1961

RE: ballistic tip bullets

As mentioned above, any bullet can kill a hog but after seeing hundreds of hogs shot with every conceivable caliber and bullet type, the ballistic tip is the least reliable. It will blow up on the...
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