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by Big58cal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: what do you do with your harvest
Replies: 30
Views: 3786

Re: what do you do with your harvest

I always process my own. It usually takes me about a week to do one, working on a quarter a night after I get off work. After skinning, as I cut the quarters off I'll debone them and put them in a cooler of ice water. I'll change the water every evening and add more ice. Doing this soaks a lot of th...
by Big58cal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Strum Happy Birthday
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Strum Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday old man! Don't let the Thunder Chickens get the better of you with your advanced age this year! :mrgreen:
by Big58cal
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Piebald Mount
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Piebald Mount

That's a nice one for sure! I shot a piebald 6 pt several years ago with a muzzleloader. I wanted to get a full body mount done of it, but at the time there was no way that I could have afforded it. I had the hide tanned, the legs made into gun/bow racks, mounted the antlers on a plaque, and hung an...
by Big58cal
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: O/T Gas Attack at Home Depot
Replies: 43
Views: 6276

Re: O/T Gas Attack at Home Depot

Deer meat gives me some pretty bad gas. Friday night I fried up a bunch of backstrap and then Saturday the wife made some stew in the crock pot with about 4 lbs of deer roasts. Combine both nights with some deer jerky I made recently and yesterday was not a pleasant experience around the Big58cal ho...
by Big58cal
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: I shot two tonight!
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: I shot two tonight!

CONGRATS!!! The only good coyote is a dead coyote! :evil:
by Big58cal
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Sept 20th, 24hours with Outback
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Re: Sept 20th, 24hours with Outback

Congrats! Smoked goose and bear for everyone! :lol:
by Big58cal
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Micro scores!
Replies: 25
Views: 1785

Re: Micro scores!

Congrats! Looks like he ought to be right tasty. :wink:
by Big58cal
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Success
Replies: 26
Views: 1755

Re: Success

Congrats! Good looking buck!
by Big58cal
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 8pt down for a dirt nap
Replies: 39
Views: 2147

Re: 8pt down for a dirt nap

Congrats! That's a big-bodied deer! Should make for some tasty meals. :wink:
by Big58cal
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: spot remover
Replies: 21
Views: 1421

Re: spot remover

I call them "fork-tender" deer. Several years ago I shot a big momma doe and her doe fawn to help a guy thin some of the does on his property. When my buddy and I were processing the meat, I made the comment that those 2 deer were going to make quite a bit of meat. My buddy laughed and said, "The b...
by Big58cal
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2015 Buck
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: 2015 Buck

Thanks folks! I'm still debating on having him mounted. I may have him mounted with a doe nuzzling him or something. If I do get him mounted, it's going to be something unusual. :wink: Finally got everything done last night as far as processing the meat. I put the deboned meat in a cooler of ice wat...
by Big58cal
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2015 Buck
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

Re: 2015 Buck

Thanks folks! :D He's made a bunch of good meat. Now I've got to start smacking some does and turkeys. Got 3 doe tags and 4 turkey tags that I need to fill, not to mention the boy has 2 deer tags and 4 turkey tags. :D How did the leg look? His leg was fine. Not broken and never had been. In the firs...
by Big58cal
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: 2015 Buck
Replies: 28
Views: 1856

2015 Buck

A little late, but I was able to fill my buck tag last weekend, 9/12/15. He wasn't the buck I thought he was when I shot, but I'm still happy with him. He was young, only 2.5 year old. He would have made a good one next year, that's the only bad thing about it. I had gotten pictures last December of...
by Big58cal
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: OT where is your Excalibur sticker
Replies: 45
Views: 4669

Re: OT where is your Excalibur sticker

I did have 2 on the back window of my GMC Canyon when I hit some ice and totaled it in Jan. '14. :( Got a Ram 1500 now and haven't had a chance to put one on it yet. All I've got is an NRA sticker on one side and the Gadsden flag on the other side. I think I've got 1 more Excalibur sticker running a...
by Big58cal
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Bird #3 takes dirt nap/ Pictures coming
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Bird #3 takes dirt nap

Congrats! You guys are stacking them up! I've still got 11 days before our season comes in. :( Can you tell I'm counting the days? :lol: