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#6969995 - 11/22/17 08:08 PM Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
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Hey y'all. If y'all noticed I'm back after a break. Probably for the worse, because university takes up so much darn time, but hunting>school. I got over whatever I was hung up on and am ready to rejoin the THF community.

My dad and I don't hunt very often, because we hunt based on the emptiness of our freezers and the fullness of our wallets. Things lined up and my dad and I went to J Whittenburg's ranch near Junction for the night of 17 NOV.

Pulling in at about 2030

Yearling spike and PHAT doe both down for the count before midnight (we were back at the front/cleaning area at 0000)

Medicine for the night. Weatherby Vanguards in .30-06 (Conquest 4.5-14x50) and .22-250 (ProStaff 5 3.5-14x40). My dad shot low and in the neck, but it dropped within sight--deer was farther than anyone realized. I missed 3 times (shooter error, I still can't believe it) but eventually executed my doe (behind the head lol) at about 80yd

Next morning: cute little chicks and their hen. Also notice J's brand: his family owns a lot of cattle (and land) in the Panhandle

Junction of HWYs 41 and 83, famous spot

Shooting 22s at Forister Exotics near Rocksprings. The hunting club was there so we ate breakfast and shot paper with them

Teaching a new hunter how to shoot...yes it frustrates the H*** out of me but the hunting club doesn't force people to go to the range before hunts.

First group from LeadSled was just more than 1". The second group, with crappy sandbags and my CaldWell rear bag, opened up to 3-4" but decent for what they were doing.

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#6970000 - 11/22/17 08:13 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
chital_shikari Offline
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After breakfast and shooting, my dad and I left for Kerrville. We met a very dear friend of ours and his step son and daughter for lunch at the Save Inn Diner. Talked shop, ate, and said our goodbyes. Then, we tried to scout Los Rincones but it was closed. Then we headed home!
Before lunch, we visited Rhode's Taxidermy to drop off my axis hide


Just a funny shot: my mom often startles when she sees animal-like things in the fridge and this time was no different.

grill stir woot Pre-processing venison. Last time we had axis in the freezer was 2015, feels great!

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#6970073 - 11/22/17 09:08 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
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Didn’t notice

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#6970177 - 11/22/17 11:19 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
Fishercounty Offline
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Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 360
Loc: Fisher,Jones,Stonewall.
Looks like fun
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#6970186 - 11/22/17 11:45 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I thought maybe you had been off training abroad.
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#6970189 - 11/22/17 11:51 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: SapperTitan]
erathar Offline
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Registered: 02/16/10
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Loc: C.C., TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I thought maybe you had been off training abroad.


Nope. Training local...

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#6970318 - 11/23/17 08:41 AM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Good to hear from you, Chital. Looks like a fun and productive hunt...I miss Garven store. Always stop when headed to Leakey. Great BBQ sammiches and jerky.


Edited by Erathkid (11/23/17 08:41 AM)
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#6970321 - 11/23/17 08:45 AM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
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Loc: McKinney, TX
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#6970380 - 11/23/17 09:50 AM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
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#6970536 - 11/23/17 01:29 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
majekman Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
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Loc: Tha Rock
Glad yall had fun chital. And good job on the axis meat. Not much better eating than that up

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#6970567 - 11/23/17 02:20 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: chital_shikari]
Rock Rancher Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/08/11
Posts: 145
Loc: San Diego or Buffalo Gap
Prior to reading this I didn't realize you could hunt axis at night. I learned something. Thanks and congrats on the harvest.

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#6972983 - 11/26/17 02:57 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: erathar]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12204
Originally Posted By: erathar
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I thought maybe you had been off training abroad.


Nope. Training local...
I might do a ROTC program in Jordan.



Thanks everyone!

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#6973028 - 11/26/17 03:59 PM Re: Night Hunt at Las Catarinas Ranch [Re: majekman]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: majekman
Glad yall had fun chital. And good job on the axis meat. Not much better eating than that up

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