Archive for May, 2013

As usual, click the name of the shoot to go to the Georgia Outdoor News forum post about the shoot – if there is a website, I’ll list it beside the name of the shoot.


Saturday, June 1st

Christian Bowhunters of Georgia  (CBG website)

“Yep, were adding a known distance class as a trial run this Saturday. It will be trophy only (no cash payout but the $$ will still be up for grabs in the Open Money class).
All other classes will be just like normal.
We’ve had a break for awhile and looking forward to seeing everybody again. See ya’ll Saturday”


And that is all I see – I guess nobody else wanted to put a shoot up the same weekend as the Kentucky ASA shoot!  As always, have fun, stay safe, and FEAR NO FOAM!

…I will not make a Zombie joke……I will not make a Zombie joke…I will not make a Zombie joke…I will not make a Zombie joke…

It's Interesting


Early members of the human family enjoyed digging into the heads of antelope and wildebeests.

Sets of animal bones recently unearthed in Kenya, believed to be the earliest evidence of hominid hunting, show previous members of the human family enjoyed digging into the heads of antelope and wildebeests, as well as snacking on gazelle meat.

They knew a thing or two about butchery, too, cutting the animals into parts before selecting the meatiest bones.

Scientists also have found a disproportionate number of animal skulls in the area, suggesting our ancestors scavenged the untouched heads from carcasses left behind by big cats after their own meals.

Dents inside the skulls indicate they dug in with stones to get at the delicious, juicy brains inside. According to a study of the findings, this nutrient-rich brain tissue may have helped homo erectus support larger bodies, bigger brains, and travel longer distances.

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This is from Papa Joe’s funeral this morning – sadly, I missed Hound Dog’s post at saying to bring an arrow, so I left the Scott release I shot the ’97 IBO World Championship with instead. PapaJoe.jpg

This is Papa Joe – one of the Georgia Outdoor News forum members, Alligood729, is using it as an avatar to honor Papa Joe.


From Petersen’s Hunting

Park Ranger Guilty of Poaching Keeps Job; Wins “You’re Fired!” Award

Mule-deerLast week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife demoted one of its employees from the field as a law enforcement officer to another park, where he now serves as a technician. The real question is why he has a job at all.

That’s because Travis McKay, a park ranger at Trinidad Lake State Park, was ticketed for poaching a trophy mule deer after hunting hours using artificial light, according to The Denver Post. According to Rick Cables, director of CPW, plenty of people within the organization were upset McKay wasn’t fired. No kidding.

According to The Denver Post, the officer who stopped McKay after his kill noticed it wasn’t tagged properly. McKay then lied to the officer about when the deer was shot, but text messages from McKay’s phone indicated it was well after dark. Eventually McKay admitted to using artificial light, was fined $11,000 and demoted to maintenance worker at another park.

I only see four shoots close to Atlanta this weekend – I did omit the Hogsed’s shoot – it’s nearly a five hour round trip from my place, and I have a rule about things that take less time than it takes to travel to the event.

Sweetwater Archery Club – May 25th

“State Qualifier
30 targets 15 know and 15 unknow.

When: Saturday 05,25,2013
Time: Sign up any time between 8am-3pm

(As long as you have payed and going to the frist target by 3:00 you can shoot.)

Where: Sweetwater Archery Club
7201 Cedar Mountain Road
Douglasville, Ga. 30135
(Across from the Douglasville Animal Shelter and the Douglasville Landfill)”


 River Bottom Outdoors – May 26th

“”We had so many ask about shooting and getting in last min. practice for ASA Ky. that we are holding another shoot this weekend, Also it will be $20 in every class and we will be paying back in each one also. As far as we know their is nothing else going on that Sunday. Come on out and get that practice in before the BIG ONE !!! Hope to see everyone then.  (Later in the thread he clarifies – $10 for fun shooters – Niko)


Gainsville Archery Club – May 26th
“This Sunday May 26 3d at GAC. Trophy classes $15 Money classes $20. Sign in 8-3. Hope everyone will come out and join us.”


Full Draw Archery *TWO DAY SHOOT*  May 25th & 26th
“Full Draw Archery is having a get ready for Kentucky shoot May 25/26 weekend! We were just scheduled for the 26th but I have decided since the last shoot got completely rained out I would go ahead with a full weekend! So if your going to Kentucky you don’t want to miss this shoot very similar to to terrain up there! For more info call David Hasty at 706-463-2950.”

True Mountain-man

Posted: 05/17/2013 in Hunting

I could say ‘I got skunked for turkey season this year,’ but honestly, I got out for 3 days out of a two month season. Everything from a death in the family to work seemed to crop up every time I’d make a plan to go out, so I’ve fallen back on the same thought I had last year, and the year before that. “There’s always next year ;)”

The Big Red Neck Trading Post Blog

This picture is of a fella that I have known dam near my hole life, and he is one of two men that I can call a true mountain-man. When I was a young kid, Ed was one of them guys that would go on a hunt and live of the land, and he has hunted all over the U.S and Canada. He shout the biggest bear that I have ever seen.  Many year’s ago before I even new what a bull elk was he killed a monster. He started bow hunting long before bow hunting was cool. I can remember as a high school kid going down to his house and shouting bow and arrow’s. Ed started hunting the state of Il. back when a person might not see a deer for week’s, but Ed would always have deer meat for the freezer. He has killed some real nice…

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Plenty of shoots this weekend: click on the name of the shoot to go to the Georgia Outdoor News thread about the shoot.  The text is copied from that thread (and in the case of Destiny Farms, from their website as well).  The maps are as accurate as I can get with the information given, though Soulhunters didn’t provide any information in the thread.  I did edit some minor items for spelling, punctuation etc. but nothing major.  I hope everybody has fun this weekend, I’m working three 12 hour midnight shifts. – Niko


High Lonesome 3D Shoot  May 18th

“Come shoot a twenty target course and novelty shoots. Casual start from 09:00am to 02:00pm. Located at 5425 Hobbs Road Gibson, GA. Registration is $15.00 for 18+, $10.00 for 12-17 and $5.00 for 11 and under. Classes will be open, hunter, traditional, senior and known 45 for men. Open and hunter for women. Youth shoot what you bring and Cub. Plaques awarded for top three and 50% payback on known. New layout in hardwood bottom.The weather forecast is actually looking good so far…………..hope to see you Saturday!”


Ace Buckeyes *STATE QUALIFIER* May 18th

I talked with Ken Mosley (ASA state rep) and our May 18th shoot” WILL” definitely be an ASA qualifier. We could get it together in time for our first shoot but it’s ON now. SEE YOU THEN.”


Destiny Farm May 19th

“We will have another tournament this Sunday the 19th and we hope everyone will come out and enjoy the fun. Food and drinks will be available as always. We hope to see you there. Go to for directions and more details on the shoot. Thanks….”

“We are getting the course ready for the tournament this Sunday. We will be shooting in the pines in the front pasture for this shoot. We will have a few new twists to the target sets this time so it will be a lot of fun. Invite your friends to come out and enjoy a nice day of shooting their bows. It’s not too early to get ready for hunting season and it’s time for all of you bow hunters to get dialed in.

Food and drinks will be available as always and we hope to have something special this time. We’ll keep you posted. Please come out and support the sport!  Thanks   David”


River Bottom Outdoors May 19th

“Hope everyone can come and have fun and enjoy another great shoot at RBO,,,we hope to get a range set close to a Ky range for all those going to ASA. We will be looking forward to seein everyone on May 19.


15475 Ga. Hwy 34

Franklin, Ga. 30217



Shooting Times: 9am to 2pm…Daylight Saving Time 8am to 3pm


  • Open Money – $20 50% Payback – Max. 50yrds. – 290 FPS Max.
  • Seniors Money – $20 50% Payback – Max 45yrds – 290FPS Max.
  • Known 45 – $20 50% Payback – Max 45yrds – 290FPS Max
  • Open Trophy – $15 Trophy – Max. 45yrds. – 290 FPS Max.
  • Hunter – $15 Trophy – Fixed Pins, Magnification allowed, 12” Stabilizer, Any Release – Max. 40yrds. – 280 FPS Max.
  • Women’s Hunter – $15 Trophy – Fixed Pins, No Magnification, Any Release – Max. 30yrds. – 260FPS Max.
  • Bow Novice – $15 Trophy – Fixed Pins, No Magnification, 12” Stabilizer
  • Any Release – Max. 30yrds. – 280 FPS Max.
  • Youth – $15 Trophy – Ages 13 to 14 – Max. 30yrds. – 240 FPS Max.
  • Sr. Eagle – $10 Trophy – Ages 11 to 12 – Parental Supervision – Max. 25yrds. – 230 FPS Max.
  • Eagle – Free Medallion – Ages 9 to 10 – Parental Supervision – Max. 20yrds. – 220 FPS Max.
  • Jr. Eagle – Free Medallion – Ages 0 to 8 – Parental Supervision – Max. 15yrds. – 220 FPS Max.

1-5 Shooters 1st Place, 6-10 Shooters 1st and 2nd Place, 11-500 Shooters 1st,2nd, and 3rd Places….Scoring is 5,8,10,12

Directions: Go 3 miles out of Franklin on Hwy 34 East, Driveway across from Heard County Elem. School. More Info Call: 678-378-0816

Concession Stand with, Coffee, Drinks, Hotdogs, Candy, etc.

Come meet new friends and have a great time shooting and enjoying the great outdoors.”


Bad to the Bone May 19th

“Time to set the foam again. Maybe we’ll have a nice weekend to shoot. See y’all Sunday morning.”


Archery Learning Center GBAA State Target Shoot

We’re going to have a fun time next weekend. Y’all get registered as quickly as possible so we know who is coming. I already have a load fo 4H kids looking to come and a couple full archery teams will be there, so grab your spots quick.

Read more and look at the map @ Archery Learning Center Events PageWHERE:

West Walton Park
605 Tom Brewer Road
Loganville, GA 30052

Look for the Archery Target Signs when you get close

From Hwy 285 – Drive east on Hwy 78 28 Miles
The entrance to parking will be on the right. Park in the police station parking lot and you’ll be able to see the field


Archery Learning Center 678-344-0035

email –


Saturday May 18 – 9AM (practice is 7:45am to 8:45am) 1PM (practice is 11:45am to 12:45PM)
Sunday May 19 – 9AM (practice is 7:45am to 8:45am) 1PM (practice is 11:45am to 12:45PM)

Archers may shoot the double 900 round in one day (not recommended for kids.)


We will shoot a double 900 round. A 900 Round is 30 arrows at three different distances 60, 50, 40 yards for adults. Each day you will shoot 90 arrows for score straight through. There will be one hour of practice prior to each shooting time. Targets will be configured so you can shoot in your marks at each distance prior to competition.


Adults 18 and up: 60, 50, 40 Yards
Young Adults 15 – 17: 60, 50, 40 Yards
Youth 12 – 14: 50, 40, 30 Yards
Cubs Under 12: 30, 20, 10 Yards

Mail registration forms to:
George Ryals 2164 Fountain SQ
Snellville, GA 3007

Make checks payable to:
Archery Learning Center JOAD Inc.


Whit’s Inn – 4648 Lawrenceville Road Loganville, GA 30052-2662 (770) 466-0807

Bright Inn – 4200 Atlanta Highway Loganville, GA 30052 (770) 554-9955


Stone Mountain Heights Mobile (770) 979-1000 5141 Stone Mountain Hwy, Stone Mountain, GA 30087


Soulhunters 3D shoot

“The NGA SOY at soulhunters has been rescheduled for May 18-19. Sign in 8-3 sat and sunday. Trophy classes $15 Money classes $20.”

As usual, if I misspell your name, it’s because I couldn’t read your handwriting. Or you didn’t write your name down (Ezra) or wrote down something else (Ezra…)


Name Score 12’s
David Carney Jr. 210 8
Jimmy Britt 204 4
John Nickell 198 5
Chris Driver 198 2
James Taylor 197 7
R.C. Shoemake 195 4
Niko DePofi 194 2
Ezra “Spanka” 191 3
David Carney Sr. 155 1
Open Money
Mark Keesee 204 6
Corey Bryant 202 4
Scott Parrott 191 1
Justin Norris 176 4
Johnny Bobo 165 2
Randy Cosby 185 3
Women’s Hunter
Kim Parrott 190 0
Brooks Parker 171 2
Allen Parker 157 1
Skip Kazmarek
James Grizzard
George Plemmans
Don Hansen
Meghan Clarke
Jim Gardner
Trey Gardner
Todd Jones
Melinda Hawk
James Hawk
Robert Nash
Danny Henley
Jimmy Sturwold
Jim Britt

Kaibab Mule Deer 5-8-13

Posted: 05/09/2013 in Hunting

That’s an awesome buck! (And an awesome theme! lol)

Team Arizona Strip Guides


Good morning everybody, we hope that each and every one of you trophy mule deer hunters out there are having a great week so far. Have you guys checked out our trophy mule deer video that we posted yesterday? Look right below this post to see yesterdays post and the youtube video link. Is the above buck a great looking Kaibab mule deer buck or what? This buck isn’t very wide but he definitely makes up for it with great mass and some fantastic tine length. It isn’t very often that you see mule deer bucks like this one that only have an 18 inch inside spread yet almost make the magical 200″ inch mark. This buck was taken on the early season Kaibab rifle mule deer hunt and was also this lucky hunters first mule deer buck ever. Wouldn’t it be nice to start out with a big mule deer buck like this? We know that most of us would…

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3:23 Archery (US!) Douglasville GA Saturday, May 11th 8am to 2pm

20 3-D targets, ASA rules, come and have fun again this month!


Redneck Archery Club Saturday May 11th (Click the link to go to the forums for the full flyer)

  • MONEY CLASSES w/50% Payout
  • SENIORS MONEY- $20;Max 45yrds-290 FPS maximum OPEN MONEY- $20; Max 50yrds- 290 FPS maximum
  • KNOW 45 unlimited- $20; Run what you brung/no limits
  • OPEN TROPHY- $15; Max 45yrds- 290 FPS maximum
  • HUNTER-$15; Fixed pins, magnification, 12” stab, any release- 40 yrd maximum- 280 FPS maximum
  • WOMENS HUNTER-$15; Fixed pins, No Magnification, 12”stab, any release – 30 yrd Maximum- 260 FPS maximum
  • BOW NOVICE- $15; Fixed pins, No Magnification, 12” stab, any release- 30 yrd maximum- 280 FPS maximum
  • YOUNG ADULT (AGES 15-17)- $15; 40 yards, 280 FPS Traditional- $15; Max 25yrds

Requires Adult Supervision

  • YOUTH (AGES 13 &14)-$15-Trophy;Maximum 30yrds- 240 FPS. Sr EAGLE (AGES 11&12)$10- Trophy; Maximum 25yrds- 230 FPS
  • EAGLE (AGES 9&10)Free- Medallion ;Maximum 20yrds- 220 FPS Jr EAGLE (AGES 7&8) Free- Medallion; Maximum 15yrds- 220 FPS


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Davey Mountain (Warne, NC) Benefit Shoot: May 11th (I assume the Davey Mtn. club is running this… Niko)

“We are going to have a benefit archery shoot for good friends and fellow archers Chris and Tammy Green on Saturday May 11 behind Hogsed’s Sportswear in Warne Nc. As you know Tammy is battling cancer right now and the family sure could use the help. We will be shooting from 8:00-2:00 at what is known as Davey Mtn Archery.  Hogsed’s is being very generous by loaning us the use of the range and targets so we hope to have a great turn out to help these fine friends. Also later on that evening in Blairsville they are going to have a benefit auction for them also, so plan on just spending the day for a great cause. Have any questions just send me a pm. Thanks Eric”


Rocky Comfort Bowhunters, May 11th – Louisville, GA

“We are going to raffle off a Buckmaster BTR 32 ready to shoot package 50-60 lb, 29-31 inch draw, 4 pin PSE sight, whisker biscuit rest, Limbsaver stabilizer and 4 arrows. Even if you don’t shoot come on out and buy some tickets. Great starter bow and proven to kill deer.”



And that’s all I see this week, folks!  Come to the closest range and get your bow warmed up, August is far too late to practice for deer season!