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2021 Meat Pole

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2021 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Okay, first on the board this year. What shall it be, stew? Burgers?

This is the place to share your pictures (and brief story if you wish) of your 2021 Big (or small) Game harvests. Whether they're taken with bow, rifle, muzzle loader, shotgun, hand cannon, spear, or the Five Point Exploding Heart Technique, let's see your 2021 harvests!

The previous year meat poles are all located in the Archived Tips section if you wish to view them.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Excellent! What did you pop it with? I'm pretty sure it wasn't one of your thump gun/lever actions.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 3]

.243. From my living room window, in my pajamas and slippers. Second one this week actually. Didnt take pics of the last one. Maybe a couple more fawns will make it this year.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 4]

Ive tated coyote sausage and cooked strips,..A whole lot of other thinks Id rather eat, tasted fine,.. Funky looking pelt? not much mane shorter guard hair.
What are coyotes worth in that neck of the woods
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 5]

Lefty wrote:Ive tated coyote sausage and cooked strips,..A whole lot of other thinks Id rather eat, tasted fine,.. Funky looking pelt? not much mane shorter guard hair.
What are coyotes worth in that neck of the woods


Not sure, but this one aint worth a dime. Just dont want em eating my fawn or the neighbors cat. Took it up to my taxidermists for some instruction in the trickier aspects of skinning and fleshing. Bad pelt = practice hide.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 06, 2021 •  [Post 6]

wawhitey wrote:
Lefty wrote:Ive tated coyote sausage and cooked strips,..A whole lot of other thinks Id rather eat, tasted fine,.. Funky looking pelt? not much mane shorter guard hair.
What are coyotes worth in that neck of the woods


Not sure, but this one aint worth a dime. Just dont want em eating my fawn or the neighbors cat. Took it up to my taxidermists for some instruction in the trickier aspects of skinning and fleshing. Bad pelt = practice hide.

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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 03 06, 2021 •  [Post 7]

way to start it off!!

if money spent is any indication of critters i'll kill this year, it should be good :lol: some people celebrate "spring cleaning" while i celebrate "spring gear testing"

actually waiting for my wife to get home to pitch a new trad bow.... i need to talk her into it before the UPS guy starts showing up next week, haha. been out calling a couple times, but just cold sets. have not lined up time and weather very good yet this year.

had one good hunt, got notified about a fresh llama kill and went to go hunt that cat the next morning, the county trapper told them he wouldn't be able to come out for a few days.... everything was good, i had a good setup, no dice.... i found out on my way home that i was hunting a dead cat. the trapper showed up before daylight unannounced and i was hunting a dead cat... oh well.

weather should be getting better, and though this spring will be a little chaotic in life, i'll still make time to hunt.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Billy Goat » 03 08, 2021 •  [Post 8]

shot this in the desert area of Sonora, Mexico in January. :)

300 H&H, 180gr FailSafe
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 09, 2021 •  [Post 9]

Beautiful Muley Billy Goat!!
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Postby Roosiebull » 03 12, 2021 •  [Post 10]

awesome buck!!! everything a big mulie should be!!

big, gnarly, trashy dark horned old buck.... perfect!
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 14, 2021 •  [Post 11]

Billy can you give us the story. I had always thought of the Sonora since reading an article in an outddor magazine as a kid
Did you feel safe out there.? I had a student who offered me hunting and beach time,,,sometime when its safe. Grandmas sent the grandsons to the US because drug traffic on their ranch. Next winter Im hoping to spend a week or two after javilina east of Nagales, unless the border is a problem
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Billy Goat » 03 14, 2021 •  [Post 12]

Lefty,

short answer is.... yes I felt safe, but bear in mind I was pretty well escorted by the guide + crew the whole time.

the hunt was on a 25k acre ranch out in the desert. pretty desolate country. we flew into Hermosillo (capital of Sonora, MX) and drove ~3 hrs out to the Ranch. pretty much stayed there til hunt was over and we drove back to town.

the hunting wasnt "hard" by any means. I saw ALOT of quality bucks that week. we shot a total of 6 that week, and all were studs.

oddly enough.... down there the muleys live in the lowlands, and whitetail (Coues) live in the mountains. I never saw any coues cause we were in the low country. saw lots of muleys, coyotes, javelina and QUAIL EVERYWHERE.

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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 22, 2021 •  [Post 13]

1185 miles to the field
Fun hunt. I had to leave the field to get a nap.
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