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#5752129 - 05/20/15 11:01 AM My 2014 Season
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Howdy all,

I kind of fell off the THF wagon after deer season started. I had a great season hunting with the boys and I killed a lot this year. I have been so dang busy since then I haven't had a chance to share my results. I have a little time now so here is a run down of my season...

Kills for 2014:
2 does
1 spike (aged at 2-1/2)
A nice 9-point
1 red stag bull
1 turkey (shot Thanksgiving morning with my AR-15 cause that's what I had with me:)
1 coyote
I can't remember how many pigs exactly, but it was about 6-8

I took the wife and boys with me the whole week after opening weekend and it was great! The big blind that I built last year before the season was well worth the money and effort since we were able to all four go hunting in it and have plenty of room to be comfortable. Since I knew we were going to be up there for a full 7 days, on day one I took a cot up with me and set it up which worked out perfect for the kids to take naps (our youngest had just turned three so the afternoon hunt was perfect for nap time!!!). The older boy had wanted to shoot a deer for many months leading up to the season, but he decided he wasn't quite ready once it came time. That is fine with me because I want him to be ready, so I shot for him. The only down fall to the season was Southwest airlines "disposing" of a cooler full of meat (an entire doe and the tenders out of two pigs) because the cooler was "leaking". It was not, and I was pretty sad about the loss of the meat, but 6 months later I am starting to get over it...a little.

Alright, that's enough talk. Here are some pictures of my season. The 9 point and the stag are at the taxidermist, I will post some pics of them when they are done.






















I think I have hit my allowable limit for photos in one post. I will post the rest in the comments

Only 171 more days until rifle season!!!
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#5752136 - 05/20/15 11:04 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52093
cheers Great pics and memories in all those.
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#5752145 - 05/20/15 11:09 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX














I shot a few round this hear haha

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Ross Cravens
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"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."

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#5752154 - 05/20/15 11:12 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I'm not sure if the video I made will upload or not, but I'll give it a try...

[img]http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/...ikboe.mp4[/img]
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"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."

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#5752175 - 05/20/15 11:22 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26311
Loc: Texas
Looks like a great season up
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#5752179 - 05/20/15 11:26 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Thanks STX and Red! It was a great season...when you have to go buy a new deep freezer after Christmas, you know things are good!

That stag meat is some of the best table fare I have ever had!
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Ross Cravens
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"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."

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#5752202 - 05/20/15 11:40 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26311
Loc: Texas
Have heard stag is similar to elk.

I sure wish our stands were big enough to have a sleeping bag when I was little!!!
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#5752206 - 05/20/15 11:44 AM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
RossCravens Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, TX
It is similar to elk, it is kind of has a sweet taste to it. All I had the processor do was cut in to steaks, and grind the rest into hamburger and chili meat. I take the hamburger and mix it with cheese and seasoning and make sliders that I server on those little Hawaiian rolls...there are never any left! Everything I make with it turns out really good.

Haha, that's no joke! I guess I am spoiling mine a little more than I was spoiled!
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"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."

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#5752245 - 05/20/15 12:07 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6314
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Priceless. Thanks for sharing.

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#5752461 - 05/20/15 02:30 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 2074
Loc: Houston, Texas
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#5752533 - 05/20/15 03:38 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
Pope&Young Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 5112
Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Looks like you had some great hunts along with family time up
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#5752608 - 05/20/15 04:34 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5151
Loc: Emory,TX
Now season man. Congrats cheers
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#5752670 - 05/20/15 05:19 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 4003
Loc: Dallas, TX
cheers

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#5752696 - 05/20/15 05:32 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
DrifterAT Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 529
Loc: Austin, Texas
Great life time memories there!

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#5752766 - 05/20/15 06:17 PM Re: My 2014 Season [Re: RossCravens]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52093
RossCravens now I understand why you built the new super-sized Ranch Hilton hunting blind last year.
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