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rladner 08-01-2011 02:35 PM

3 Fingers
 
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Got to 3 Fingers around 3pm on Friday. Wasn't scheduled to meet up with Ben until 5pm, so just checked out the town, had lunch and did my grocery shopping for the weekend. NOTE: this is a dry town, get your alcohol BEFORE you get there. Luckily my brother was a couple hours out and I was able to tell him to pick some up on his way. Crisis adverted. Anyways, met with Ben, got to the ranch and headed to the stand around 6pm. Got in the blind and not more than 15 minutes after he left I had action. Whitetail, a ton of Whitetail. Then, A Fallow buck, then another, then another. Had about 6 Fallow buck with two shooters. I was really wanting a Sika and since it was the first night I decided not to shoot the Fallow. Instead, I just watched them for a little over an hour before they left. Had a small group of hogs come in, but chose not to shoot because I saw some really big Red Stag coming in. These were the nicest red stags I have seen (in person). They came in about 15 minutes before last light, so not a lot of time. I really wasn't interested in taking one until I saw them. Man, they were nice. I decided if they gave me a good shot I was going to take one. But, light faded and I didn't get that "perfect" opportunity. So, next morning, go to a different blind hoping to get the Sika. Well, sure enough, just before light, I had animals infront of me. Was pretty sure one was a Sika, but couldn't be sure until it got lighter. Well, when it was light enough to see well, I was right, it was a Sika buck. Problem was, it just didn't look mature to me and I was feeling pretty sure he wasn't the one I was after, so I let him walk. Good news was that I could see the blackbuck in the field moving my way. So far not a bad weekend. So, I see the "ring leader" of the blackbuck on his way in. There he was, at the feeder, 24 yards away. Well, this guy kicked my butt. Shot him at about 6:45am on Saturday morning. Shot was back and I missed the lungs. Gut shot him and exited out his rear leg. Think I got too excited that I was actually going to get a shot at this guy. Well, since they like the open fields, he took off running in a huge half circle in the field, then bedded down. Rest of the herd came to check on him since he was the leader. He kept getting up and trying to make it to the other side of the field and get into the trees. Well, cut to the chase, after about 1.5 hours of stalking him through the woods in this heat I finally got to within 30 yards and put another arrow into him, this time it was perfect, quartering away, it entered just in front of his hind leg and exited out of the opposite front shoulder. He jumped up and went 10 yards before he fell over dead. I felt like falling over as well. This stalk in this heat had kicked my butt. That's when I really appreciated that phone call I had made earlier to my brother about bringing the beer. I was definitely in need of a few of those. I don't want to fail to mention either that Ben and Ryan where there the whole time helping me track and stalk this blackbuck in this 100+ degree heat. They worked their butts off for my brother and I. I've been to several "day leases" and I must say, this place by far is the best "value". What I mean is, they are one of the lowest priced places, but have some "trophy" quality animals. I was absolutely amazed the quality of animals they have at this price point. I WILL be going back. They have earned a repeat customer for life. Only downside, no lodging, but there's a hotel not that far away and allow you to bring your own trailer or even a tent.

oh yeah, and I shot a 80 pound hog. Place had good hog hunting as well. There were bigger ones, but I really wanted to shoot this one for some reason.

texanhoyt 08-01-2011 02:56 PM

Awesome man I'm headed out there in three weeks for a Texas dall my buddy's going after a black buck.

DUCKORBLEED 08-01-2011 02:58 PM

nice read,congrats

Cooper 08-01-2011 03:43 PM

Great read....Congrats!

Loreva13 08-01-2011 03:45 PM

Cool read, congrats on the kill!

wlo11 08-01-2011 05:08 PM

great job...nothing like following up a not so good shot with a perfect one. congrats

rladner 08-01-2011 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by texanhoyt (Post 4011644)
Awesome man I'm headed out there in three weeks for a Texas dall my buddy's going after a black buck.

Good luck. Hunt the Donkey. ha ha. There is a Donkey out there and it seems the rams all follow it wherever it goes. He's got a lot of rams and little pressure on them. Said he doesn't get too many people hunting the rams and he's got some nice ones out there. I saw at least one Dall with some serious curls.

texanhoyt 08-01-2011 05:38 PM

Yeah ben told me he had some monsters out there I can't wait

rem788 08-01-2011 06:59 PM

I am deffinately gonna get with Ben sometime soon to see about getting on a fallow. Good write up.

bu2herndog 08-01-2011 11:08 PM

Congrats, always a good time at 3FB.

rladner 08-01-2011 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bu2herndog (Post 4014080)
Congrats, always a good time at 3FB.

Thanks for the info. I didnt get the sika, but thats because i couldnt pass up the blackbuck. Saw the sika the next time out right where you said, but had already taken the BB. Let me know when you guys are going back out and i'll try to go with you.

rladner 08-05-2011 09:32 AM

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Here's the hog I shot. Finally got the picture.

hoythunter28 08-05-2011 11:00 AM

Congrats sir!!

bu2herndog 08-05-2011 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rladner (Post 4014114)
Thanks for the info. I didnt get the sika, but thats because i couldnt pass up the blackbuck. Saw the sika the next time out right where you said, but had already taken the BB. Let me know when you guys are going back out and i'll try to go with you.

No problem, glad you had a good time. My buddy was after the sika as well, but couldn't up the blackbuck either.

rladner 08-05-2011 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bu2herndog (Post 4030011)
No problem, glad you had a good time. My buddy was after the sika as well, but couldn't up the blackbuck either.

Next time he'll be in my sites. However, it will always be hard to pass up a Fallow or the Red Stag he has out there. This is going to cost me a lot of money working my way down the list. But it sure is fun.

WyoHunter 08-05-2011 09:36 PM

Congrats!

Patton 08-05-2011 09:46 PM

Congrats! Great write up and pics

TravisElmore 08-24-2011 07:31 PM

Hey I am heading down to three fingers bowhunting in a month or so. I saw that you said you saw some real big stags on your hunt. Ben had posted a pic on the website of a big stag on trail cam. How many big stags did you see and what size were they, I killed a 5 x 5 a few years back and was not planning on killing one this trip, but if they are real big I might.

ahunter55 09-01-2011 11:33 AM

I'm interested in the Red Stags also. I took one a few years ago at a different place but am thinking about setting my daughter up with a Bowhunt for them. What about Fallow-many seen? We would stand hunt if we went. Any info appreceiated.

texanhoyt 09-01-2011 11:43 AM

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I was there this past weekend saw a bunch of fallow and two good bucks for certain. The big stag that has been seen on the web site was shot Saturday night by another hunter I couldn't believe how massive that thing was. He has a good crop of rams, pigs fallows, aoudad.also some large sika bucks out there as well.I'll attach a pic of the stag shot and also my ram I took. Fell free to pm me with any more questions. Ben will go out of his way to get you an animal.

ahunter55 09-01-2011 09:26 PM

thanks-are there more Red deer Bulls & Cows??

texanhoyt 09-02-2011 12:13 AM

I know there is a good 5x5 still out there and I'm pretty sure there is a few cows too. Give ben a call he's a pretty straight shooter and will tell you what he's got.

Ron 09-02-2011 08:53 AM

Nice blackbuck Ryan. That looks like a great place to go hunt.

rladner 09-02-2011 09:52 AM

Not too far from you. Let me know if you want to go, I'll go hunting with you anytime.

DRT 09-11-2011 02:05 PM

Ben has a good thing going on. Nice blackbuck there.

venisonhuntr 09-11-2011 02:32 PM

Where is this located?

bu2herndog 09-11-2011 05:18 PM

Fairfield, Tx right off of I-45

venisonhuntr 09-11-2011 08:30 PM

Thanks


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