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Old 01-13-2021, 04:07 PM   #101
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Big Sambar Bull and Axis Buck down!

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Old 01-13-2021, 04:11 PM   #102
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sounds good
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:43 PM   #103
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Gave him a Remington Model 700 300winmag I traded for months ago,(never shot it until today, its dead on)
Congrats on the animals down!

How did that 300 do? I hunted wit the same rifle in high school, it was my dads and after almost loosing a deer to poor bullet performance with a .243 he told me to use the 300. I stopped using it after exploding a doe, yes it literally exploded! The Remington Core-Lokt bullet hit broadside in one shoulder and out the other. It didn't have time to expand, both holes were very small. The shock-wave of the impact split her belly open and out came her inners. I found her stomach steaming where she stood like it was surgically removed. Found her bedded under a tree about 50 yards away with her intestines hanging out. Now I use a 30-06 and I'm saving the 300 for when I get drawn for a Nilgai hunt. We now call the 300 "the cannon".
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:53 PM   #104
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Dad pulled the trigger, crazy story on it too. It got wild at the end!

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Old 01-13-2021, 04:56 PM   #105
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Another story to write later! Shot the wrong buck! Walked up to see this ones antlers fell off previously. Dad said saw a big antlered one, I threw the gun up on an axis in senna beans and pulled the trigger, must have been 2. Kinda disappointed I did not get the buck with antlers but still happy to have killed my first axis.

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:06 PM   #106
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Congrats! He'll be fine eating...
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:16 PM   #107
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Awesome, nice work fellas!

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:59 PM   #108
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Heck yea. Thanks for sharing


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Old 01-13-2021, 06:21 PM   #109
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2 MORE SAMBAR BULLS DOWN!
We are tagged out on Sambar!

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Old 01-13-2021, 06:47 PM   #110
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2 MORE SAMBAR BULLS DOWN!
We are tagged out on Sambar!

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Dad-gum! Y’all were on them today!


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Old 01-13-2021, 07:23 PM   #111
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2 MORE SAMBAR BULLS DOWN!
We are tagged out on Sambar!

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Way to go!!
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:36 PM   #112
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Heck Yeah!
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:31 PM   #113
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Hope you brought a utility trailer full of of empty ice chests
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:28 PM   #114
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Got big bro on one!
I know it sounds redundant, stupid STUPID crazy story on that one. On film too boot!

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Old 01-14-2021, 12:53 AM   #115
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Awesome! I'm curious if sambar steaks are tasty.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:00 AM   #116
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Pieceacake!

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Old 01-14-2021, 08:09 AM   #117
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Cool! Never seen a Sambar before.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:18 AM   #118
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You and your family did well.

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Old 01-14-2021, 10:18 AM   #119
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:04 PM   #120
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Congrats on all of the success GB!
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:56 AM   #121
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Thanks fellas. Sliced up a part of the massive backstrap into steak cutlets. Cooked over high heat for a couple minutes each side to medium rare. (Needed to be Medium for my preference)

Mom said it tasted like a beef sirloin. I agree.

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Old 01-15-2021, 10:10 AM   #122
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Congrats on the kills. I fear tho TPWD wont stop untill the Sambar an Axis are totally gone from the area. This irks some Calhoun county residents. They've known an watched the Sambar for decades.

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Old 01-15-2021, 03:49 PM   #123
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Jusr dropped off the sambar and axis at the processor. I brought the left over backstrap cutlet steaks for him to try. He bit into a steak cold and his eyes lit up. A guy that deal with wildgame processing and exotics and smoked sausage for an living said, " This is incredible, this just moved to my #1 favorite. Better than eland, better than nilgai, better than axis in that order!" He agreed, it was like a beef sirloin!


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Old 01-15-2021, 06:19 PM   #124
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Jusr dropped off the sambar and axis at the processor. I brought the left over backstrap cutlet steaks for him to try. He bit into a steak cold and his eyes lit up. A guy that deal with wildgame processing and exotics and smoked sausage for an living said, " This is incredible, this just moved to my #1 favorite. Better than eland, better than nilgai, better than axis in that order!" He agreed, it was like a beef sirloin!


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Hope you get it all back. I had someone working for a processor keep one side of a backstrap from my nilgai


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Old 01-15-2021, 09:01 PM   #125
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I have 110% trust in these guys. Over 15 yrs and more animals than I can recall. Never once an issue. Always amazing! I consider us friends. I donated 2 Nilgai last year and an entire sambar today. I can't handle the amount of animals, I have no room, no need, and no ability to take or store that amount of meat. I even let them pick what they want to make out of my animals...it always comes out amazing. That is how much trust I have with them.

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Old 01-15-2021, 10:12 PM   #126
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I have 110% trust in these guys. Over 15 yrs and more animals than I can recall. Never once an issue. Always amazing! I consider us friends. I donated 2 Nilgai last year and an entire sambar today. I can't handle the amount of animals, I have no room, no need, and no ability to take or store that amount of meat. I even let them pick what they want to make out of my animals...it always comes out amazing. That is how much trust I have with them.

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Old 01-15-2021, 10:27 PM   #127
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Way to go Bludau 's. Congrats.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:41 AM   #128
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Old 01-18-2021, 09:06 AM   #129
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Congrats on the kills. I fear tho TPWD wont stop untill the Sambar an Axis are totally gone from the area. This irks some Calhoun county residents. They've known an watched the Sambar for decades.

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I'm not sure that's case if you're limited, they've also addded a draw hunt for cast and blast that includes Sambar.

Colorado Bend for example is shoot every Aoudad you see, etc. They want them gone.
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Old 01-18-2021, 09:48 AM   #130
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The tpw wants to remove all exotics from powderhorn and just have native white tails from what I've heard. I hope that's not right because a 130 inch whitetail us about as good as they get on the Powderhorn. The exotics is what makes this place so popular not a 130 inch deer.
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Old 01-18-2021, 10:50 AM   #131
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Brokeno is 100% spot on. I asked. Biologist wants all exotics taken, (Maybe some pushback from the state due to the popularity of the hunt) but that is his main focus. 134" was the largest buck taken this year.

I agree, sambar and axis are the main reason I would return(meat haul). I honestly will not apply for PHWMA in the Gun Deer category any more for a couple reasons.
1)I've already experienced what I feel is the maximum(3 Sambar Stags/1 Axis Buck In a single day, passed several WT deer, spike, 9pt,doe, and numerous sambar)
2) It is a short rifle hunt. Tue 11am thru Thur 11am. That's less than 2 Days really.
3) The draw is the lowest of odds.
4) It is a fun hunt and an amazing place, it's not my preference for hunting methods, but truck hunting and spot & stalk was the ticket, I had zero interest in sitting in a blind in the comparment I had.

Not saying I will never go back, I will be back for sure. If ever selected, I'd be looking for a trophy Axis Buck or trophy Stag or ,coastal WTbuck.



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Old 01-18-2021, 10:55 AM   #132
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Removing the non-natives is typical. I'm surprised it's not unlimited if thats the goal.
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Old 01-18-2021, 09:26 PM   #133
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Removing the non-natives is typical. I'm surprised it's not unlimited if thats the goal.
I had reached out to the folks that ran the place after this last hunt was over about the possibility of an exception to the "one sambar rule". Seems they have a hard time getting folks to kill the hinds. So if they were to offer an additional sambar tag for the folks that kill a hind first it would benefit everyone. The WMA would lower the sambar hind numbers and hunters wouldn't go home empty handed knowing they could still kill a stag after shooting a hind.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:52 PM   #134
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That sounds legitimate. We passed hinds, to wait for opportunities at a stag. I saw only one hind brought in. I imagine, in previous years, there were many mature stags killed. Larger than this past year.

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Old 01-21-2021, 01:33 PM   #135
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Got big bro on one!
I know it sounds redundant, stupid STUPID crazy story on that one. On film too boot!
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:31 AM   #136
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Look like some kiddos took some really nice Samber on the last youth hunt.
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