Big game hunters Bragging Board

- October 15th, 2012

OK folks, it is that time of year again…I can smell it in the air! Its that time when men are men and bears, moose and deer are extremely nervous!

If you have enjoyed a successful big-game hunt this fall, I invite you to share your story and photos right here at the Outdoors Guy Blog.

As someone once said, its time to show ‘em if you got ‘em..and also send in last year’s prowess if you’d like!

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MrOctober

Please keep in mind that all photos submitted  should be in a small file format. Usually less than 1/2 GB is fine.

Outdoorsguy

Here’s a photo of the great looking 8-point buck Maple took last Thursday with his bow:

Maplebuck

 

Check out the fisher video courtesy of Iggy & Bob:

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74 comments

  1. jeff.morrison says:

    OH, BTW!!!

    The Fall issue of Bounder Magazine is expected out today or tomorrow…so don’t forget to pick-up your copies to bring to hunt camp! My column this time focuses on deer camp with some other stuff and some neat pics included too…I’m hoping to get my copies at Metro on way home from work today!

    Man, I can’t believe what a great publication this is…Brian keeps making it better and better with every issue…and get this, there is talks of eventually running subscription, which would be great because they are often hard to find as many of you may have noticed.

    Outdoorsguy

  2. johan says:

    Not many wild apples at my place this year considering last year was a bumper crop. I notice that they never eat the greenish/yellowish variety until they have frozen once or twice and way late in the season normally. Red ones don’t have a chance and aren’t on the ground or low branches for long.

  3. chessy says:

    Jeff. i hunt home for the first week (shotgun) second week up north with rifle. was just look a hour ago at a spot corn on the river still standing not many tracks… this warm weather not much moving in my area

  4. Iggy says:

    Our opening supper on Sunday night is always spaghetti, it’s an old firefighter’s tradition that spaghetti is served on Sundays, and we have quite a few firefighters in camp and they don’t break tradition
    There is an apple orchard in the west end called Pinewood Orchards, on Herzberg Rd that sells drops really cheap. Bob the Butcher was telling me that’s where he gets his apples.
    I met a guy that works there a few years ago, it’s leased land from the NCC. The NCC wanna-be cops found a tree stand on or near his orchard and threatened to take the lease away if they ever caught someone hunting on “their” land

  5. jeff.morrison says:

    Iggy, the Orleans Fruit Farm(Along St Joseph/Montreal Road near Bearbrook) also sells deer apples..I got a few bags there this fall..and last fall too. They are $6 for a 25-30 pound bag!

    Outdoorsguy

  6. jeff.morrison says:

    And lemme guess Chessy, you’d be most happy if one of the kids got a deer, right??

    I remember how excited you were last year when your daughter got one..that’s the sign of a good parent right there.

    Outdoorsguy

  7. jeff.morrison says:

    that’s right Johan, apple crops sucked this year..my tree hardly had any so the deer must go crazy when they see them.

    My oldman went to our camp today to poke around..said the deer have been hitting the acorn rage big time…cant wait to check my cameras!!

    Outdoorsguy

  8. chessy says:

    apples this year went from 80 a bin to just a tad under 200 a bin.. my buddy had a 20 % crop. but made a killing on what he grew . he is right now putting in cement slabs for bases for his propane powered windmills to stop the damage that happened this year he will not have it in parts of the orchard next year . one farmer put them in and he had a 100 % crop and paid for the machines in full with just one crop the 2 machines are 250 ooo a piece …

    as for my kids if it was not for them, i dont think i would be going north and days would be limited south at this point in time they are going to be like pioneers this year if they don’t fill the freezer they will go hungry cause dear old dad just cant keep up the pace anymore

  9. jeff.morrison says:

    This week’s Outdoors Column out nice and early:

    http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/10/24/white-tailed-deer-season-spells-excitement-for-sportsmen

    Outdoorsguy

  10. chessy says:

    its not early its regular time…. thats how you win tinks prize package :)

  11. Imacdon says:

    Our hunting group which hunts west of Perth only has 1 doe tag out of 7 applicants this year.
    We got some bad news last night when my wife claimed she had filled the tag using a 20-06 KIA Sedona.

    imacdon

  12. jeff.morrison says:

    Imacdon, that is NOT good news!

    Hopefully Mrs Imacdon is ok, and the vehicle isn’t too badly damaged? You know if she was driving a Toyota there wouldn’t be an issue…hehe..sorry couldn’t resist.

    Don’t feel badly about the doe tag..our gang has applied for doe tags the last 10 years and guess how many we’ve gotten?? ZERO!! Lower deer density up in the mountains where we hunt..and they only have about 100 extra antlerless tags available for an area prob the size of WMU 64 & 65 together!

    Outdoorsguy

  13. Iggy says:

    we have seven doe tags in 16 application, if everyone that said they applied did, and I know that’s not the case, so it’s probably closer to 7 out of 14

    Jeff
    can you stick your head into Mr Gibbons office and thank him for the cougar on the Sunshine page today

    Thanks :)

    I live close to that apple orchard that you speak of so I may go this weekend and pick up a bag, going to the cottage tomorrow to finalize the leaf removal and coming home Saturday, then heading up to the camp Sunday morning to put a tree stand and see if I can raise a few birds

  14. jeff.morrison says:

    Come on Iggs, you saw the Sunshine girl and you didnt see that nice-looking buck on the next page..hehe..I’ll pass on yer tks to Rick, he will appreciate it.

    Hopefully they still have some deer apples left, I know a lot of people seem to buy them. The guy told me last time that one person had just picked up 30 bags!!

    Have fun at the cottage and at camp!

    Outdoorsguy

  15. mike jones says:

    jeff so excited for opening day i have 2 big boys but hope they do not go nocturnal there is a 10 pt buck and a 12 in the area along with 6 and 8 but this year for christmas i wan’t the big boy you never get tired of the fever you only get tired eating bacon and eggs and beer and of course the homemade toilet area

  16. Iggy says:

    lucky for us the hunt is not this week, it would be a miserably wet hunt.
    Went to camp yesterday, put out some more bait and my trail camera with fresah batteries.
    Went to my favorite hunting spot and put up a strap-on tree stand. Now I’m ready
    Both hounds know it’s getting close

  17. jeff.morrison says:

    Iggy, the boys are I were just saying the same thing! I have hopes that after the huge weather system moves thru, things will calm right back down again for the weekend!

    I’ve got a neat deer blog post coming up btw…just need to add a couple more photos from home.

    Speaking of trailcams, Bushnell is finally sending me two of big new models out this year. The x-8 and the Trophy HD MAx…will be setting those up for the weekend hopefully!

    Outdoorsguy

  18. keebler says:

    Hey folks,

    Regarding the apples, I’ve heard the deer aren’t hitting them as well b/c there was a bumper season for acorns and they prefer the high energy than to apples. After bow hunting for deer and bow/rifle for moose, I’m seeing tons of feeding in the hardwoods. This was in 2 spots in Ontario so it seems to be consistent (I know that’s only 2 areas, but still). The feeding sign was crazy.

    Cheers,
    Keebler

  19. jeff.morrison says:

    Tks Keebler, it’ll be interesting to see what the big storm does..followed by cooler weather. Man, a fresh snowfall is pretty darn exciting on opening morning!!

    So, feeding in the hardwoods eh?? Some oak and lots of beach in my area, so we’ll see if the deer are still eating beachnuts or if the bears have eaten them all!

    Outdoorsguy

  20. chessy says:

    just was dropping son off to go fishing . on the way home there was 2 does and a fawn running down the side road fields across the road into another big set of fields nothing chasing them just running for no reason .. ( it is really not that windy here either to make them spooked

  21. jaye newton says:

    Hey Jeff.
    just back from a good time up north moose hunting. saw alot of empty trailers on my way up, so i was not expecting much. after a few days of scouting we found an area with fresh tracks, and started to call. this bull was a crafty one. would only answer once, then try to sneak in. he came in to the old man, but a bike coming down the road scared him off at the last moment. the next night i was in that spot, and called inbetween the wind gusts. with about 10 min of light i heard him coming, just as he was just about to come out, i heard my dad coming down the road. man, i thought same as what happened to him last night, now it was happening to me. but the bull kept coming out and stept out at 100 yrds. i let him have it with the old 270, loaded with reloaded barnes x bullets. he went down 30 yrds from where i had first shot at him, but behind some tag alders. i got ahold of my dad and explained what had happened and we waited 20 min. man that is a long time. now dark we headed in and there he was just out of sight of where i was standing. i think my dad and my other buddy still have sore ribs from the high fives and hugs. it was my first bull, not a huge one, 31/2 yr bull with a 39 inch rack. i will try to send some pics, but i think they are too big. now it is time to get out and get my daughter her first deer. can’t wait for next week!! everyone hunt safe out there!

  22. Iggy says:

    I’ve never seen so many acorns as I have this year, don’t know what it is but they are everywhere. Good sign for the deer herd too because they even munch on these when the snow comes

  23. jeff.morrison says:

    Hey Jaye, congrats…that sounds like quite the hunt..and I felt like I was right there with you!

    That is a very respectable bull and will be quite tasty as well Im sure. If you can shrink those photos, Id love to post them here!

    Outdoorsguy

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