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Old 11-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #51
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #52
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This thread is awesome
Yes it is
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #53
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What is a bull going for now days??
Oh man, that's a good question. Way too many variables to get you an exact amount, but ranges from 2.5k to 5k normally. Enough about cows, where are all the good whoopsie moments.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #54
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Oh man, that's a good question. Way too many variables to get you an exact amount, but ranges from 2.5k to 5k normally. Enough about cows, where are all the good whoopsie moments.
This guy got charged like 11k for it ha

But I also don't know what kind it was!

And I agree I really am enjoying this thread!
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #55
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I once saw a guy and his dad dragging a dunk 8 pt out of some public in an AR county. In this particular place you have to check your deer in at the ranger station.
This thing couldn't have been more than 11" wide.
The guy said " as soon as I saw it had 8 points I knew it had to be 13" wide"
Not sure how the rest of goes. He either checked like he supposed to and got a ticket or didn't take it to the check station
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #56
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These stories are awesome!!

My uncle told me about a mistake one of his buddies made a while back while hunting on his ranch. My uncle put one of his friends in a stand for a hunt and went about his way to another stand. After a while my uncle gets a call from his buddy and the guy is all excited because he just shot his first bobcat with his rifle about 100 or so yards out in some brush. The guy was ecstatic and was on cloud nine. My uncle told him to just stay in the stand and sit tight because maybe a deer or a turkey would come by. So my uncle picks his buddy up after the hunt and they guy is still smiling ear to ear. They head on over to where the "bobcat" was shot and they find a calico housecat from one of the farm houses down the road. My uncle never let his buddy live that one down.....
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Wow... now I understand why some leases don't allow guests.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #58
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A lease member brought a friend that never deer hunted to shoot a doe. Each member got to shoot 1 doe and 1 buck. He took his friend and set him up at a stand with a lever action 30-30 and 5 bullets and told him he could only shoot a doe (NO HORNS). They heard 5 shots from the area the friend was set up so they went to pick him up and see what happen. They pulled up to him just smiling ear to ear with 5 dead deer (4 doe and 1 yearling buck) laid out. Asked "Why in the hell did you shoot 5 deer?" Because i ran out of bullets or i could of got 1 or 2 more was his response.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #59
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This guy got charged like 11k for it ha

But I also don't know what kind it was!

And I agree I really am enjoying this thread!
My buddy just got 7k for one of his
They have others for about 10k

We sold a Santa Gertrudis for a small fortune when my parents still had cattle

They can get spendy most aren't but some are
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #60
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My father used to run a property in Falfurrias for his company before he passed. He had two of the largest Steel MFG Sales reps out for a hunt. We had some really nice deer and had really given them the green light on any mature deer they wanted to take. My dad took one of the guys and I took the other. He was from PA and was very adamant on his hunting abilities. Really an *** and very arrogant. So we come to the first gate and he gets out of the truck with gun in hand and I thought he was opening the gate. Next thing I know he is shooting at a 6 point buck standing in the brush line. Buck drops in his tracks and the guy yells out " How's that you **** redneck". Kinda got a little ****** but what he did not know is we had to pass through another persons land to get to our property and the land owner called the game warden and he was sighted for unlawfully taking a deer without permission. Felt bad for about a minute, but I can still remember him yelling after the shot!
HOW'S THAT YOU **** REDNECK!
I think I would have "brush piled" me a sales rep!
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #61
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What is a bull going for now days??
$2500-4500. Is probably an average price range for a good bull but of course they can be cheaper or way higher.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #62
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When I was managing a ranch in KS the owner came up to hunt with his son while I went home for Christmas. I had them all set up. The deer comes in, the owner tells his son to shoot but he was filming as the smoke cleared he could still a buck standing. He tells the son to shoot again. You guessed it, two bucks down. The target and an OOPS!
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #63
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No I haven't but I what I do know is some people will charge alot more for a cow once it has been shot than what they would get for it at the sale.. What i was trying to say really that is once that cow is shot alot of them become the "prized" cow of the heard

And I am not saying that is everyone, but some people do that..
I'd charge more for a cow than it was worth, missing out on years of calves. Depending on age
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:45 PM   #64
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Ugh. Sore subject to me on my property. Give an inch they take a mile.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #65
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Awesome thread with some big oopppsss on it. Keep them coming
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #66
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Took my buddy few times to bow lease in junction he always seemed to say he shot big does but when we found them they were always yearlings. We gave him a hard time and even bought a baby bottle and hung it around his neck every time he came up. He really wanted to shoot an axis so I told him go ahead. That morning he texted and said he shot a big axis doe but couldn't find it so I took my lab out put him on the trail. We stood around talking for about 5 min when the dog came back with the deer in his mouth! It was tiny! And to make matters worse he got back to camp and had just finished skinning it when one of the boys walked out and said "who shot the jack rabbit". He's never heard the end of it!
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #67
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I was working for 3M and was called in on a problem at a big GM dealer here in town. The owners 2 sons went to their ranch and shot a deer. About half way back to the house it woke up and started tearing up the inside of the brand new Suburban. They jumped out and decided to shoot it through the window. Then the 2 brain surgeons got scared and parked it behind the barn and went home. Two weeks later dad found the truck with a crazy stinky deer in it. The body shop brought it in and they cleaned everything and repainted the interior. It did not work and it still stank. They then replaced all cloth stuff inside the vehicle, sandplasted it to the metal, and repainted it again. This is when I was called in. I told them they would need to take off everything that had sound deadner or calk in it. {Quarter panels, roof, etc.}
They ended up putting air freshners in it and wholesaling it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #68
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Me, my brother in law and two friends got permission to hunt a ranch around Throckmorton. The owner only bird hunted and did not hunt deer. We were given the green light to shoot only MATURE deer. This was a free hunt for opening rifle weekend and all we had to do was buy corn for a few feeders. One of my friends had never killed a deer and we spent all night explaining how to tell if a deer was mature. He says he understands. Opening morning I watch a couple of nice young 8 points wander by. They were good young deer. About 8:00 am I hear the 30-06 bark. I thought alright, my buddy got him a good one. Well I get over there to see his monster and it is a basket rack yearling 8 with maybe a 5 inch spread. The owner was none to happy and we were never invited back. To top it my truck broke down and we were stuck there another day and we had eaten and drank everything we brought. But I have to say, that young deer's backstrap was mighty tasty that last night :-)
I have a similar story.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #69
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Wow... now I understand why some leases don't allow guests.
Yup, i wouldnt like that rule if i had a lease. But i understand completely where it comes from.
I worked on a hunting ranch and went out with our guest for this reason. I was allowed to shoot does and cull bucks. We had a alot of mld tags, but i never would shoot a cull buck. One day a buck was a cull the next day it was a trophy. Wasnt worth it to me. Ive shot alot of deer alot alot but all does. Lol
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #70
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My Gramps (grew up and lived in Great Falls, Montana) used to tell me a story about two New York city slicker reporters flew in to do a story on the Hungry Horse Dam in Montana. I believe the **** had just been completed. While there they thought they would try out some elk hunting. A land owner gave or sold them cow elk tags and gave them a map of an area of his property they could hunt. They drove to a valley on the property and started hunting. Well they showed up later that evening with their "cow elk". They shot, and quartered two of the land owners mules.

Its been a long time since I heard him tell that story, sure miss visiting and listening to all the stories.


Reminds of seeing this a few years back:

Montana is known by hunters around the world for its trophy game animals, and, thanks to an out-of-state hunter, since November of 2008, it is known for a trophy llama–yes, a llama.

An article on outdoorlife.com explained how Rusty Saunders, of Fort Edward, New York, thought a black and brown llama was an elk–and after he shot it, he even field-dressed it.

Saunders did ultimately turn himself in to a game warden in Livingston after realizing there was a case of mistaken identity with his latest Montana trophy. Llamas are considered farm animals in United States rather than wildlife, so the incident was turned over to the Montana Department of Livestock and then later to Park County authorities. There were never any citations issued.

One could only assume that the man panicked after he realized it was a llama, so he field dressed it as to not waste any meat, but who knows, because he still put his elk tag on it.

I wonder if Saunders got a replacement tag and continued his quest for a real Montana elk after the incident…
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #71
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Took my buddy few times to bow lease in junction he always seemed to say he shot big does but when we found them they were always yearlings. We gave him a hard time and even bought a baby bottle and hung it around his neck every time he came up. He really wanted to shoot an axis so I told him go ahead. That morning he texted and said he shot a big axis doe but couldn't find it so I took my lab out put him on the trail. We stood around talking for about 5 min when the dog came back with the deer in his mouth! It was tiny! And to make matters worse he got back to camp and had just finished skinning it when one of the boys walked out and said "who shot the jack rabbit". He's never heard the end of it!
Lmao, that jack rabbit part is the iceing on the cake!
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:45 PM   #72
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I've guided one a ranch and saw multiple mistakes by guests. This particular ranch was owned by a businessman who routinely took clients to hunt in addition to paying folks. Seemed the more the client spent with the owner in business the more likely they were to make mistakes. I think they simply thought their account was so valuable they could do what they wanted. I saw several kicked off the place. Saw one guy show up w/a Savage youth model with a purple laminated stock-never seen another like it. He was bragging about his scope, and shows me. I did not see a brand. He goes on to say he found it in a Chinese magazine for $10 but it was a $500 scope. He could not hit a 4x8 sheet of plywood at 50 yds. We saw those types of hunters all the time.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #73
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I had a lease near Ballinger for 18 years. Paid for it in the company name. Took a few customers for the first few years. Started paying for it out of my pocket the fifth year so I wouldn't have to put up with a bunch of guys who hunted twice a year. Better !
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:51 PM   #74
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The year was 1982, I was the ripe old age of 14 . Hunting a rancho in between Morelos and Nava. I shot a MONSTER buck, all of 4 points and 1 1/2 years old
They made me stay up all night and fry up the whole dang thing

Learned a lot about deer real quick after that. My uncle tanned my hide good !
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #75
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Oh Gosh... don't get me started.

Had a guy shoot the wrong deer WHILE I WAS SITTING WITH HIM. 3.5 year old 20" wide 11 pointer vs a 7.5 year old 18" wide 11" tine 160" deer...

I asked him why... he said... "I couldn't find the other deer in the scope"
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #76
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I've guided one a ranch and saw multiple mistakes by guests. This particular ranch was owned by a businessman who routinely took clients to hunt in addition to paying folks. Seemed the more the client spent with the owner in business the more likely they were to make mistakes. I think they simply thought their account was so valuable they could do what they wanted. I saw several kicked off the place. Saw one guy show up w/a Savage youth model with a purple laminated stock-never seen another like it. He was bragging about his scope, and shows me. I did not see a brand. He goes on to say he found it in a Chinese magazine for $10 but it was a $500 scope. He could not hit a 4x8 sheet of plywood at 50 yds. We saw those types of hunters all the time.
I've got clients that could shoot my dog....and I love my dog.

We sold a place last year that we ran cattle on and had some clients and friends out to hunt from time to time. I set the price at $2500 if you shot a cow and $10k if you shot a bull. I made it known in advance what it would cost if someone mistook a hog for a cow. Of course, some of my clients I would have had the cow processed and delivered to their office along with a nice bottle of wine.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:07 PM   #77
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I've had people shoot deer and drag them off because they knew they screwed up...

I know a guy that worked a corporate lease that took new clients every week. His dog was trained to jump out of the truck and check for blood around the feeder while he picked up the clients from the blind.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #78
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Took my buddy few times to bow lease in junction he always seemed to say he shot big does but when we found them they were always yearlings. We gave him a hard time and even bought a baby bottle and hung it around his neck every time he came up. He really wanted to shoot an axis so I told him go ahead. That morning he texted and said he shot a big axis doe but couldn't find it so I took my lab out put him on the trail. We stood around talking for about 5 min when the dog came back with the deer in his mouth! It was tiny! And to make matters worse he got back to camp and had just finished skinning it when one of the boys walked out and said "who shot the jack rabbit". He's never heard the end of it!
Some of these were sad...yours was pretty dang funny. The dog actually bringing the deer back...priceless. ROFL


Your story kinda reminds me of my BILs first deer. It was doe only since it was after December in Coke and Runnels county. I told him, look, if it's a doe shoot it, get your first deer. He was in the stand five minutes when I heard the gun shot. He called my dad and I up on the walky talkies (no cell service) jabbering like a howler monkey, he was so freaking excited. We got to him and wants to know how we get it in the truck. I picked it up with one hand and threw it in the back.

It's get better...he wanted to take it to a processor on 380 just north of Little Elm. Whole nuther story, but the woman working the shop took the biggest dip of Copenhagen that I've ever seen. He takes her out to my truck to show her the deer. She asks him what he wants her to do with it. She says hamburger. He says all of it? She said "you're not really giving me a whole lot to work with." I laughed my butt off.

I never teased him about the size of his deer.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:04 PM   #79
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:13 PM   #81
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Pretty good acting... This was staged though.
Very, didn't buy it the first time I saw it. Typical hunting show (or not) with bad acting.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #82
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Had a SIL tell me I was still okay on the buck to doe ratio with black buck antelope. LOL!!!!! Nearly puked when he made excuses for what he did.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:35 PM   #83
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My father used to run a property in Falfurrias for his company before he passed. He had two of the largest Steel MFG Sales reps out for a hunt. We had some really nice deer and had really given them the green light on any mature deer they wanted to take. My dad took one of the guys and I took the other. He was from PA and was very adamant on his hunting abilities. Really an *** and very arrogant. So we come to the first gate and he gets out of the truck with gun in hand and I thought he was opening the gate. Next thing I know he is shooting at a 6 point buck standing in the brush line. Buck drops in his tracks and the guy yells out " How's that you **** redneck". Kinda got a little ****** but what he did not know is we had to pass through another persons land to get to our property and the land owner called the game warden and he was sighted for unlawfully taking a deer without permission. Felt bad for about a minute, but I can still remember him yelling after the shot!
HOW'S THAT YOU **** REDNECK!
Priceless!
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #84
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I am currently going to school at the University of Idaho (graduating and moving back to the lone star state in December!) and hunting up here is a whole other ball game, mostly because its 95% public land. Well the whole time I have been here I have wanted a nice Mule Deer, but around school its all whitetail (which I shoot plenty of back home). So I meet this guy in class who has some private land with whitetail and muley's so he offers to take me and my buddy. My buddy and I always talk about hunting, but I had never actually hunted with him. Well come to find out, he had never once hunted on private land, and wasn't used to seeing so many deer. We jumped about 10 walking in before shooting light. The guy from class spreads us along a ridge about 200 yards apart to wait for the sun to come up. I was watching a few whitetail doe on the other side of the fence when I hear a shot. I walk over to my buddy and ask what he got, to which he replies "I wasn't shooting at a deer." I stood there puzzled for a second and then asked what he shot at? "I shot in front of them to scare them back this way." I guess he just couldn't take it anymore and tried to shoot in front of them to scare them to our side of the fence. After I explained to him that deer can't see where the bullet hit, they only hear the noise of the gun and go the opposite direction, I see movement behind him. There running at full speed are two massive muley bucks. They stop about 800 yards away and even at that distance I can tell they were trophy size. Me and him are still friends, but we don't hunt together anymore.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #85
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had a friend out on a late season antlerless/spike season hunt for does only. Walking back to the truck he shot a 3 point buck thinking it would pass AR restrictions so it must be good during spike season. Wrong!! Spike season is a true spike. None of this 1 un-branched AR stuff. And it wasn't a doe...
That was a VERY memorable thread..LOL
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #86
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I had a guy I do some work with come out as a favor. Said he was a big hunter and he hunts every ware. Came out with new camo and a brand new 270. I sat in the blind with him the first evening talking to him about deer, working on aging them and explaining him what not to shoot.

The next morning, I dropped him off and went over the what to shoot what not to shoot again. Also told him he must shoot a doe before he shoots a buck, so shoot the first mature doe you see. " you bet". I went off with the hand and sat in the high rack and killed a few hog's and yotes. Wen went to pick him up, he was out of the blind and all excited. He said he shoot a big old buck. We fallowed the blood trail and picked up a 130'' 9PT 3YO. I told him nicely that that buck was young and he was done shooting bucks and he needed to shoot a doe and some pigs. He was to happy to be bothered. I was frustrated but some what relived because it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

That evening, I drop him off in a blind close to camp. Went off and started working around the camp. I told him, no bucks. Does and pigs only. I head a couple of shots. I went to pick him up from the blind and he was again out of the blind and was pointing in to the brush. This time he was telling me he shot a cull buck, it was old and needed to die, he was watching it fight with a younger buck and it really hunt the younger buck. He killed the young buck because it was hurt. He needed to put it down. We collected the deer and I was in rage. So this guy killed a 3.5 yo 9py 130'', a 4.5 you 8pt 134" and a 2.5 yo 11pt 132".

I sent him home that night, no shower, no dinner. Made that fkr, clean his deer and get out. I no longer do biz with him or his company. I was sick about it for a while. This is a place where I am really working on improving the heard and hear this guy shoots 3 bucks that have potential.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #87
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I know of an oilfield customer ranch that has a Wall of shame in the main lodge. Make the wall and you never get invited back, but everyone else gets to see your screw ups
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #88
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Took a buddy hunting & told him he could shoot all the does he wanted. I told him try not to shoot a nubbin. He said he had binos. I told him if a single doe comes out,check it real good. A lot of times it will be a nubbin. He says ok got it. Another buddy on the lease drops him off. We meet up in the pasture after the hunt & the guy that dropped him off tells me I need to check my buddy's hand out. Go over to him & he is bloodied up a towel wrapped around his hand. Asked him what happened & he is all shook up. He shot a nubbin & was so upset over it he sliced his hand open trying to cut its ear to put his tag on it. He said he looked real hard at the single deer that showed up & couldn't see nubs. So he shoots it,walks up to it & sure enough nubs. He freaks out thinking he is gonna get me in trouble & slices his hand open. I tell him its ok, just calm down. We get back to camp & a little later he is roaming around looking worried. I ask him what the matter. He can't find his license. He thinks he has left it on the ground where he tagged the deer. This is a guy who can get lost walking around the block & he ask me if he can walk out & look for it. I told him it is dark & a mile or more to our pasture. Told him we will get it in the AM. Well we look & its not there so he is done for the weekend. They did find it a couple of weeks later at another blind where they picked up another hunter. Anyways we get home & his car wont start. Finally get him jumped off & on the way home he hits the brakes & the ice chest flips over & spills bloody water all inside the car. When he gets home his wife reamed him out for losing his license, messing the car up & cutting his hand. She even told him he spent too much on the BBQ he bought her at coopers. I told him I would have punched my wife's lights out after all that.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #89
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We went on a vendor hunt last year at a small exotic ranch in rocksprings. The owner had 5 elk he said shoot whAtever you want just not the elk I have somebody coming in Monday to hunt them. We say ok no problem. On the way to the stand the evening hunt hear a shot. Ask one guy if he shot wasn't me he said. Ask the next guy and he responded, " I think I shot an elk?" I "think". Wasn't a small elk either it was about 350 inches. Owner said well you did it right you killed the biggest one I had. The hot shot showed up the next day ai a horse trailor with 2 elk in it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #90
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this video cracks me up.

http://youtu.be/CmnFLk7Jlp8
I love this video
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #91
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I was working for 3M and was called in on a problem at a big GM dealer here in town. The owners 2 sons went to their ranch and shot a deer. About half way back to the house it woke up and started tearing up the inside of the brand new Suburban. They jumped out and decided to shoot it through the window. Then the 2 brain surgeons got scared and parked it behind the barn and went home. Two weeks later dad found the truck with a crazy stinky deer in it. The body shop brought it in and they cleaned everything and repainted the interior. It did not work and it still stank. They then replaced all cloth stuff inside the vehicle, sandplasted it to the metal, and repainted it again. This is when I was called in. I told them they would need to take off everything that had sound deadner or calk in it. {Quarter panels, roof, etc.}
They ended up putting air freshners in it and wholesaling it.
LOL! Sounds about right for kids, what dealership?
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #92
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Took my buddy to the ranch last weekend to shoot a doe. Went to pick him up and he had a nubbin buck he had shot from frickin 25 yards.. A good reminder on why i don't let people hunt on our ranch.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #93
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Keep em coming
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:46 PM   #94
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:52 PM   #95
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Back when I was about 18 yrs old, I was hunting with a younger kid, probably 12 yrs old. His dad didnt want to go to the stand with him so he asked me to. He drilled it in his son to shot a doe and shoot it in the shoulder. The kid was shooting an open sight .30 caliber carbine if I remember right. A doe comes out with her fawn at about 40 yards. Im talking to him making sure he is lined up on the right one. He says he is on her and bam the gun goes off. The fawn drops in its tracks. I look at the kid and said I thought you said you were on the doe. He says "I was. I was aiming at the bigger one." Went over to the fawn and it was shot square in the shoulder. Not sure if he missed so bad and hit the fawn or was just aiming at the wrong deer. His dad was some kinda mad at me and the kid. I felt like maybe he should have taken his own kid hunting instead of sitting in the lodge drinking.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #96
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Dell-lionaires!
we were helping a friend by guiding some nuevo rich computer guys that made too much money at Dell. I loaned out my rifle to one of them and my friend takes one of them to his lake blind. We don't think he can do much damage there.
After I get back from the stand, my friend comes up to me real ****** off but kinda of hushed. He asks me "how many bullets did I give the Dellionare". I said i didn't know , why?
He says he has 4 dead deer out in the field, 1 young buck, a button buck, and two does.
We couldn't figure why he kept shooting, but the gun was dead on.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:18 PM   #97
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Have one that not really a guest hunter and is more sad than stupid. Was on a youth hunt years ago at Kerr WMA and before the hunt they spent 30 minutes showing everyone what was and wasn't OK to shoot. They spent 10 minutes on one 2.5yr old with antlers messed up on one side they thought was probably damaged on early development. The other side was beautiful and they want everyone to leave it to see its potential next year. They showed pictures of it from every angle.

After the next morning hunt I was showing the biologists the video of a 13 pt 2.5yr old we passed on when a father/daughter show up with "the" buck we were all told not to shoot. The staff was none too happy. The dad showed us the video he was shooting at the time. What happened was 2 bucks walked out at same time. Daughter sees the off limits buck and is watching through scope and dad sees a mature buck and is watching through camera. Neither sees the other buck. You hear dad tell her to shoot it and hear her saying "but Dad! It's the wrong one". He says shoot it again and again she says "but Dad!" He tells her once again to shoot so she does and the buck in the camera doesn't fall and you hear the daughter say "I got it" and then start to cry and say it was the wrong buck. About this time the dad realizes what just happened and says "Oh No!!" and turns camera off. It was sad to see that deer taken too soon and to see that poor girl's hunt turn from joy to sorrow.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #98
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Ive done my ****edest to only shoot does as a guest over the years, but come really close in 2010. A7pt i shot had a 5/8" nub that almost made it an 8pt that i couldnt see because of sun blindness. When i ground checked it, i puckered and sweated that because i was worried about angering and disappointing my hunting partner. Needless to say, that wont happen again as itll be does only until i get my own spot somewhere. Its not worth the stress!
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #99
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I missed out on this one adventure my buddy went on. Thank goodness I chose to to home that weekend.
The story-
My buddy wanted to do some coyote hunting. Was gonna be 5 of us, but I decided to pass. Anyway, my buddy, his F.I.L., nephew, and my buddy's friend go out on the friends mother in law's ranch. They are calling and drinking a few Lonestars, when they see eyes in the distance. All agreed it was a yote, so two of them pull up their guns and fire at it. Drops like a rock.They walk over to where its at and find a horse laying dead, two holes in its chest. They go up to the house and the guy has to tell his mother in law that they just shot her horse. All 4 each had to shell out $1250, but she says that horse always hangs out with a $25k horse, so they got lucky there. He came to work and told us what happened. Our old boss and I gave him so much **** over that. I would take his hard hat while he was napping during lunch and place stickers of horses with cross hairs on it. We called him H.K. or killer on the radio. Went on for months! Me and the old boss were talking about that last summer, (happened about 7 years ago) and had to call him to give him more grief.
Still don't know how you confuse a horse and a coyote.
Glad he's not a member here or he'd probably drive up and whoop my tail.
Dang glad I missed that hunt.

Needless to say, none of them have gone coyote hunting since.

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Old 11-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #100
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A cousin of mine came to hunt a ranch I guided on back about 1995. He was recruited to only shoot does, as all he wanted was meat, and the outfitter didn't charge for killing a doe.

Heard him shoot as I was about to come pick him up. When I arrived he was standing over a 155" buck.

He said he climbed down out of his stand to pee and it came from out of nowhere and charged him. I asked how it had a broadside bullethole if it charged him. He said he side stepped it and shot it as it passed.

After a long silent moment between us, he just asked if he could at least keep the meat and take a picture with it.
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