USA: Christmas Present For My Wife

Savage Hunter

AH fanatic
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
695
Reaction score
744
Media
14
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
6
So, back before Thanksgiving, I asked my wife what she wanted for Christmas.
Her reply, "A big buck."

I found a hunt out in Texas on another forum and booked it. A buck and 3 does and was a reasonable price.
1st Day: Saw nothing Saturday morning.
Evening on a field, saw 20+ bucks and 10 or so does. She passed on 2 that would score 120-130. Saw 2 monsters too far away.
2nd Day: Morning no shot.
Evening saw 10 bucks and some does. Passed on a 120. Almost got a shot at a huge one. Deer close to us busted us and they all ran off but one doe. She shot it at 5 minutes of light left.
3rd Day: Found out our last day would be rained out, so she decides to shoot a 120 or something today.
Morning hunt: 2 bucks, one doe at 100 yds. I could not see the buck very well, but told her that it was her deer and if she was happy, I'm happy. Bang flop 10 seconds later.
* The only disappointing thing is she wanted them with her crossbow and both were with rifle.
Evening hunt: 3 big hogs came in and she dropped a 200 pounder in a bang flop with her bow and I quickly lowered my window and poked her rifle out and shot the 2nd hog before it could run off.

So, the trip netted an awesome time and 1 buck, 1 doe, and 2 hogs.

The buck had broken a brow tine off clean and 2 of the other points were also broken. It has a 3 inch kicker coming off the base that you can't see. Right horn is weird and heavier with a hole in the beam about 6 inches up.
This trailcam pic is from more than a month ago, but gives a better look at him. Would have scored 125ish without the breakage.

She was actually most excited about the hog, because it was with her crossbow and she's wanted a hog for a long time. I know, you will all point out that her hog was much bigger, but mine, at least, was prettier.

IMG_0109.JPG
IMG_0114.JPG
IMG_0117 - Copy.jpg
 

PHOENIX PHIL

AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 15, 2009
Messages
9,326
Reaction score
7,913
Media
54
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Member of
SCI
Hunted
USA, S. Africa
And a good time was had by all....congrats!
 

Savage Hunter

AH fanatic
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
695
Reaction score
744
Media
14
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
6
Definitely. My friend and his wife joined us.
They both killed a buck and he also killed 3 does.
So, we went home with 9 animals total.
I stuck with my plan to sit with my wife.

I was proud of her shooting. All 3 were perfect.
 

cpr0312

AH ambassador
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
10,126
Reaction score
13,354
Location
North Carolina
Media
346
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe, Zambia
Heck yeah! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
 

gillettehunter

AH legend
Joined
Sep 10, 2009
Messages
3,661
Reaction score
3,615
Location
WYOMING
Media
83
Hunting reports
Africa
6
USA/Canada
4
Asia/M.East
2
Australia/NZ
1
Hunted
Namibia, Kyrgyzstan(2) South Africa(4) New Zealand Zambia(2)
Good job. Congrats
Bruce
 

mdwest

AH legend
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
2,153
Reaction score
4,677
Location
DFW
Media
38
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Mex/S.Amer
1
Member of
DSC Life Member, NRA Life Member
Hunted
USA, South Africa, Argentina, Peru
Tell your lovely wife I said "hello", and "great job!" on the deer and the pig...

Sounds like you guys had an awesome time!
 

Uncle Sauce

Bronze supporter
AH fanatic
Joined
Sep 12, 2019
Messages
966
Reaction score
2,173
Location
N. Idaho
Media
15
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
GOA, RMGO, FRGC, SCI, DSC
Hunted
SA: Eastern Cape, US: ID, MT, NY, OR, VA, WA, WY
Congrats to both of you!
 

CAustin

Bronze supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
May 7, 2013
Messages
14,487
Reaction score
11,833
Media
258
Hunting reports
Africa
7
Member of
Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
Hunted
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
So, back before Thanksgiving, I asked my wife what she wanted for Christmas.
Her reply, "A big buck."

I found a hunt out in Texas on another forum and booked it. A buck and 3 does and was a reasonable price.
1st Day: Saw nothing Saturday morning.
Evening on a field, saw 20+ bucks and 10 or so does. She passed on 2 that would score 120-130. Saw 2 monsters too far away.
2nd Day: Morning no shot.
Evening saw 10 bucks and some does. Passed on a 120. Almost got a shot at a huge one. Deer close to us busted us and they all ran off but one doe. She shot it at 5 minutes of light left.
3rd Day: Found out our last day would be rained out, so she decides to shoot a 120 or something today.
Morning hunt: 2 bucks, one doe at 100 yds. I could not see the buck very well, but told her that it was her deer and if she was happy, I'm happy. Bang flop 10 seconds later.
* The only disappointing thing is she wanted them with her crossbow and both were with rifle.
Evening hunt: 3 big hogs came in and she dropped a 200 pounder in a bang flop with her bow and I quickly lowered my window and poked her rifle out and shot the 2nd hog before it could run off.

So, the trip netted an awesome time and 1 buck, 1 doe, and 2 hogs.

The buck had broken a brow tine off clean and 2 of the other points were also broken. It has a 3 inch kicker coming off the base that you can't see. Right horn is weird and heavier with a hole in the beam about 6 inches up.
This trailcam pic is from more than a month ago, but gives a better look at him. Would have scored 125ish without the breakage.

She was actually most excited about the hog, because it was with her crossbow and she's wanted a hog for a long time. I know, you will all point out that her hog was much bigger, but mine, at least, was prettier.

View attachment 381845View attachment 381846View attachment 381847
Nice hunt!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,626
Messages
718,957
Members
67,248
Latest member
BrandenHae
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Cervus elaphus wrote on Bob Nelson 35Whelen's profile.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian
A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
sable Coutada 9.JPG
sable 2 - Coutada 9.JPG
Safari Dave wrote on egrmpty507's profile.
Did you purchase your hunt at a US SCI fundraiser?
uplander01 wrote on colorado's profile.
Heard you may have load data for the 500 Jeffery,.....any info would be appreciated. Was thinking 535gr, but already had a response that the 570gr would be a better way to go, not sure why.
Rickmt wrote on Leica Sport Optics's profile.
will Leica Amplus 6-2.5x15x50 fit on a pro success Blaser with low mount?
 
Top