ARGENTINA: Argentin's Mountain Scrub Bull Hunting

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  1. ROCKET

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    This type of hunting which I looked skeptically at first......after some late raids I realize that it was the opposite of what people ussually think.
    There are some diferent places where you can find Scrub Bull´s in Argentina as being in the Patagonian Mountains, Cordoba Mountains, where I live, or in the tight bushes up North.
    These bovines left to their own in those mountains or close bushes, genarations after generations and with almost no contact with a man acquired a salvage, elusive and untamed character which makes your hunt a challenge as any of his others cousins sportier value.

    The area where I hunt these Scrub Bull´s or Wild Oxen is in the Sierras de Córdoba......almost next to my home in the bushy mountains. At the begining We used to climb the Mountain riding in a horse back with out good results and quickly We realized that it was a mistake.....to much noise, to much movement.
    Took us some time to know their movements and realize They had some more or less fixed passes from the higher lands to the lower lands to have access to better pastures.

    Then We changed our technique......my friend and I climbed walking before the sunrise to get close to those passes and try to locate some herds with the new day light from a high point.....if We succeeded then began an approximation to shorten the distances and get a good place to finally try to make a shoot.

    On the other side at the base, horses and mules are waiting and will be brought by other two experienced assistants after our call if the hunt is successfull and able to take all the meat down after slaughter the big bull.........

    Some pics........


    Horses and mules waiting to be loaded.......


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    A bull about 700 Kilos........


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    Carrying de meat down hill.......


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    Another good Bull about 600 Kilos.......


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    We must try to fit the animal in this way with some stonesto start butchered


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    A good field dressing........


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    Another Bull about 500 Kilos........


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    After one and half hour a well done job......not a single bone.....we take solid meat.....thats all.......


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    And if we have some extra room.......the skull.........


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    Allways happy to have the chance to share this hunts with you fellows........

    Thank you very much.......!!!!!
     

  2. Wheels

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    Rocket,

    Interesting hunt. Thanks for sharing the report and photos.

    Good boning job!

    All the best.
     

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    Now I want to go scrub bull hunting with you!!! :)
     
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    I am very glade you liked this post Wheels....it is really a very interesting hunt as you said.......!!!!!
    My pleasure to share with you on the site.......!!!!!

    Thank you very much for you reply Wheels....!!!!!




    No problem........whenever you want Royal........allways there is a chance to make a good hunting down here.....!!!!

    Thank you very much Royal......!!!!!!
     

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    That would be an amazing hunt for sure.... I love the land as well. Magnificent.

    Can I bring Wheels with me? I think he wants to go to!
     
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    +1
     
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    I would love to make an extended trip to Argentina in a few years!

    Rocket please keep posting, you always come up with some interesting stuff.
     

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    Rocket,
    Muy Bien amigo, you do a wonderful job boning out the bull! Nothing wasted.
     
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    Love the photos!!!
     

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    Royal and Wheels for Scrub Bull down here with Rocket.....?????......That will be explosive, and definetely great time fellows.....of course you can and there is plenty of time to make arragements on any program, as I allways said.....whenever you want and get the chance......!!!!

    Thank you for your kind replys allways.....!!!!!




    Promese you I will keep posting something once and a while Bob......I really enjoy this forum......I found my place here......to stay....!!!!!

    Thank you very much Bob for your comment.....!!!!!
     
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    Yes, you are right Bullthrower.....We try to take the most meat as we can......finally just the bones stay there.....we share that meat with alot of people of our familys.....you said it........" nothing wasted"......!!!!

    Muchas gracias amigo.......!!!!!




    Happy you like the photos........!!!!!

    Thank you very much Enysse......!!!!!
     

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    Another interesting hunt. We really enjoy you posting here Rocket. Your home is a great place for hunters. Nice job on boning out the meat. Nothing wasted! Bruce
     
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    Hi Bruce.....yes we have a good diversite of diferent species here and diferent ways to hunt them wich makes a good place for hunting.
    Yes we do our beast effort boning those bulls hahahaha.....!!!!!!

    It is a privilege to be able to post here these hunts.

    Thank you Bruce for your kind comments allways......!!!!!
     

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    In the good old days they called that Cattle Rustling.

    Pretty good, you don't have to go to the store to get your beef.

    Thanks for sharing.
     

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    That´s right Wayne.....we call them "Baguales" or "Cimarrones" wich means something as wild cattle, and yes, we save good money in the store hahaha......chorizos, hamburguers, beef supreme, stews.....!!!!

    Thank you for your comment Wayne......!!!!
     

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    Stop bugging this poor cows!
    HAHAHAHA!!! Fernando, good job! Since the butcher machine was make, there is not tough meat! hahaha!
     

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    Thats another good point Spike.t......you dont need to buy any license for these Scrub bulls at all....!!!!!

    Thank you.....!!!!





    Thats right Marcos.....get a good meat meancer machine and the world will be yours.......:D
     
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    I almost spit out my drink when I read this!!!! LOLOLOLOL
     
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    hahahaha!!!
    Typical argentinian joke! Fernando is a good friend....
     
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