I arrowed this Illinois buck on November 9, 2015. He was trailing a doe that afternoon and she led him straight to me. Rough scored him at 165 3/8' and my best archery buck to date.
I got this Bad Boy in the shop last week. He is macerating for a skull mount right now!
I thought I would share a few more skulls that I completed this season. All these Bucks were killed in Central Louisiana. The buck in the first pictures scored 146".
I just finished mounting this Boar skull this week. I have been degreasing this ugly sucker since February and finally got it! He has some of the biggest "cutters" I have seen on a hog.
I killed this buck on Christmas day and just completed the skull mount. First time using driftwood as a pedestal and I love it.
Just thought I would share a couple of bucks taken around Christmas. My 8pt was in Central La and the other is my father in laws, killed around Natchez, MS.
A few skulls. Conad Gris, the middle pic is an example of the pans and how I degrease and whiten while keeping the antlers out of the liquid.
This is the entrance and exit wounds from a doe I killed yesterday.
The Wasp Jakhammer SST did the trick. 100grains from 10 yards
My Bayou Bengal arrows are complete! What do you think?
Come on October 1st!
I just ordered a dozen Gold Tip 5575 shafts and I am waiting for their arrival. I have a friend of mine that will build them. He is building some for a buddy of mine in Illinois now and this is a pic of some of his handy work. My arrows will sport the PURPLE AND GOLD of the FIGHTING LSU TIGERS!! What do you think of the color scheme? Should be very visible on a complete pass through come October.
A friend of mine from Arkansas posted these on another site and I thought that I would share with 'yall. The pics were taken in Northern Arkansas. Looks like this old girl has her hands full.
I just picked this buck up from the taxidermist yesterday. He was killed on October 2 last year and was mounted by Harry Vermealen Taxidermy in Pineville. It will take some getting used to because when I look at a shoulder mount I think huge neck and winter coat. This fellow was killed so early in the season he didnt have a chance to develope either. I think it turned out great and thanks again Harry.
These were killed last year by my FIL and MIL just south of Natchez on the Mississippi River.
This is a deer that suprised me one morning in Dec and I quickly got a shot off before he left. Believe it or not, I was shooting the deer broadsided and clipped a limb and shot the entire left side of his main beam off. I saw the buck kick and thought I had killed him but found the antler under a palmetto and dug the bullet out of the ground. I had several shots on this deer with a gun and bow in January but passed. My buddy ended up taking him out in late January and this is the skull mount that I did to hang in our camp.
A friend told me about this bird killed over in Texas with a 22.5" beard. Check him out.
This one was killed off our place this year after the guy had found the shed in the spring. Well, he took care of business this winter and wanted to include the shed with the skull mount. I twisted and tweaked it a thousand different ways but due to balance, this is what I came up with. He will sit it on his coffee table.
My Father in law caught this big boy chasing a doe about 8:30 this morning on the Mississippi River right outside of Natchez.
This 9 point was killed on our place by a buddy of mine on Tuesday. The deer was 230 lbs. He had a neck shot and that was it. He shot the deer in the throat patch with a 300 short mag and the deer still ran 150 yards!!!
I finished a couple more tonight. These were killed by the same guy and will be a Christmas present for the upcoming week by his Dad. He still thinks that they are in the freezer, LOL.
Here is the result of opening day of dog season. The beagles struck this 9 point as soon as they hit the ground this morning and in about 30 minutes he was done. 9 point about 16in wide and about 240lbs.