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Old 12-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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I headed down to the South Texas ranch this past weekend. The country is green as all get out for this time of year. The weather was hot. The moon nearly full. And the bucks were getting ready to rumble. Only they were doing it at night. Not a whole lot of deer were coming to feed. So I decided to get in a little trigger time.

Coyotes were everywhere! Almost every road I turned on there was a coyote. But they weren't hanging around. One did just a little too long. A half grown dumb pup.




I was the only one down the first night so I mixed a drink. Got out the night vision and the thermal to make a little hunt. Right off the bat I see a coyote running down a side road. Smacked him.




Another half grown pup. About fifteen minutes later saw another one. And smacked him. Another pup. Didn't take a picture.

Ten minutes later I spot a big old boar hog. Smacked him.




The next morning I called in a couple of coyotes.
I was sitting in my stand using a fox pro roughly 150 yards out. This one came in right under me. Had a hard time picking him up in the scope but smacked him.




About ten minutes later another shows up about 200 yards out. Gave him a lobotomy. Love my APR 7mm08.




Something was digging big holes under my fence. So put out a snare and caught a badger.



Deer movement was slow but did see a few decent bucks. I kinda like this big eight pointer.




"Tuffy" my camp house pet showed up a time or two. He is 10.5 years old this year and still trying to hustle the does.




The deer hunting was the worst that I've ever seen it for this time of year. So while we wait for cooler weather and things to turn around you might as well make the best of it. It was lots of fun getting in some trigger time. Total count was one hog, seven coyotes, one badger, and about fifteen bass.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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"Tuffy" is bad *** looking...like an old war horse. A good, high quality, framed photo of him would be cool for the camp house.


I want to get me a nice badger so bad I can't stand it...
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:49 PM   #3
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For being 10.5, ole Tuffy, sure does stand up on his "toes" like a youngster. Cool old buck.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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I would love to just come down, drink a cold beer or two and look at what you 've done. Always look forward to the pics. And Tuffy is a bad *** holding his own
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:56 PM   #5
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I don't think I even take enough bullets with me when I go to do all the shooting you did!
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:17 PM   #6
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I'd say you had an excellent trip. And you didn't have to clean anything!
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:22 PM   #7
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Good work on yotes! Nice deer


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Old 12-05-2017, 10:32 PM   #8
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Awesome all the way around! Them boar ribs gunna be tasty!


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Old 12-05-2017, 10:33 PM   #9
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That is some great shooting!!!
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:45 PM   #10
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Awesome all the way around! Them boar ribs gunna be tasty!


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They are delicious. The coyotes love them. I have a sendero below the camp house where he was deposited. Coyotes that like pork don't last long. It's a vicious cycle.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:51 PM   #11
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Awesome deer still stout for his age
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:01 PM   #12
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They are delicious. The coyotes love them. I have a sendero below the camp house where he was deposited. Coyotes that like pork don't last long. It's a vicious cycle.


I like your way of thinking!!


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Old 12-05-2017, 11:04 PM   #13
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Wow look at that tuff mofo
That is one cool looking buck, thx for sharing pics
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:08 PM   #14
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HELL of a trip. I haven't had a trip like that in many years!
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:14 PM   #15
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Moose is a more appropriate name for Tuffy
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:21 PM   #16
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A couple more pics of Tuffy. For those that don't know he was a spike as a yearling. He was named for a tuft of white hair on the back of one of his ears. It was a birthmark. I always fed him corn from my road feeder and he eventually showed up at the camp house. He spends the summer about a mile away where he was born but comes back to camp during hunting season. That's how I know how old he is. He drops his sheds in the yard nearly every year. His antlers have gone down hill but at his peak he was right at 160.






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Old 12-05-2017, 11:24 PM   #17
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That buck is a stud. Good shootin
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:28 PM   #18
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Neat story, pretty!
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:32 PM   #19
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Great write and I am glad ol' tuffy is still kicking. I hate pigs but I hate them nasty coyotes as well. Good shooting.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:45 PM   #20
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A couple more pics of Tuffy. For those that don't know he was a spike as a yearling. He was named for a tuft of white hair on the back of one of his ears. It was a birthmark. I always fed him corn from my road feeder and he eventually showed up at the camp house. He spends the summer about a mile away where he was born but comes back to camp during hunting season. That's how I know how old he is. He drops his sheds in the yard nearly every year. His antlers have gone down hill but at his peak he was right at 160.















Very cool stuff.


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Old 12-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #21
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Awesome pics!

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Old 12-06-2017, 09:05 PM   #22
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Congrats on the pork and yotes. I really like Tuffy. Bet he could tell some South Texas stories.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #23
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Very Cool! Thanks for sharing.

Tuffy is a cool old buck.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:16 PM   #24
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Good read and nice haul!

Tuffy's looks like a ******......
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:17 PM   #25
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Very cool. Got any pics of Tuffy's sheds over the years?
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:20 PM   #26
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Really nice pet and good shootin'!
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:21 PM   #27
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Tuffy is the ****.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:50 PM   #28
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Cool old buck!
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:32 AM   #29
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That's cool as hell!
Way to hammer those coyotes, too.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:15 AM   #30
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That's a lot of coyotes, does ranch need to deploy the M44 cyanide guns?
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #31
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Im glad to see tuffy still kicking. Good work on the vermin!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:07 PM   #32
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Cool deal!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:37 PM   #33
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing! You really put the hurt on them yotes.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:39 PM   #34
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Very cool, thanks for sharing.
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