Archive for October, 2014

…BUT… the property isn’t trophy managed, nor are any of the properties that BORDER this property.  So… do I try to take him, or let him walk knowing that (except for Jimmy and probably Danny) anyone else who spots this buck will take him?   I’m not really a trophy hunter, but I’d rather take a nice buck than no buck at all.

The backstory is – My wife bought me a trail cam last year, and I never found someplace to put it where I was comfortable leaving a $100 piece of equipment in the woods.   I am NOT a professional outdoor writer or entertainment figure, everything comes out of my family’s budget, so I don’t have a ton of extra equipment laying around.  Half of what I do use to hunt with these days I have because of being an archery staff shooter for Gable Sporting Goods.   So, this year, when we joined a lease up near Rome, GA., I was very happy to finally put the trail cam out and see what I could find.

I put the camera in a thin section of oaks that had some nicely worn trails – yesterday, I retrieved the camera, and all that was on it were six photos, leading me to think that I had three photos of me setting the camera up, and three photos of me taking the camera DOWN.   I was wrong, there were two photos of a small doe, two photos of probably a two year old buck, one creepy photo at night, and a garbage photo from taking the camera down.

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So now I have to decide whether or not to take the buck, or let him walk and *HOPE* nobody else takes him, so he can get bigger next year…

Sorry the site’s been so quiet lately – I do have some news, DANNY scored again.  (Note to self, make him eat a GPS tracker so I can find his hunting spots…)

Rassa frakkin no good varmint! :) (Danny is my hunting buddy...)

Rassa frakkin no good varmint! 🙂 (Danny is my hunting buddy…)

Also, tomorrow is the start of gun season here in Georgia – BE. SAFE.  Wear a harness if you’re in a tree stand, know what’s around you and practice good firearm safety as well!

Big Deer Hunters Bow challenge 2014:

Charles is starting a new challenge : shoot three arrows,  and name two charities to raise awareness and hopefully generate donations


Reblogging this so I can add the recipe to my book when I get home tonight 🙂

Translations of Danish Recipes

Braised Venison

This recipe was found on Mad og Bolig

Serves 4

1 venison roast (ca 1 1/2 kg)
1 dl cider vinegar
Sea salt and fresh-ground pepper
5 onions
3 red onions
5 shallots
2 bulbs of garlic
1 botle ale or another dark beer (33-50 cl)
5 dl apple cider
1/2 bundle thyme
1/2 bundle broad-leaf parsley

Make a few slits in the roast so it can absorb fluid and seasoning, and rub it with a bit of vinegar, salt, and pepper. Peel the onions and roughly chop them. Peel the garlic cloves, but leave them whole. Place the onions pieces in a roasting pan, set the roast atop, and pour beer, vinegar and cider in. Add the thyme (save a few sprigs for serving), salt, and pepper. Cover with aluminium foil and place in an oven you’ve preheated to 160 C. Let the venison roast for 3 1/2-4 hours…

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