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Offline billythekidrock

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A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« on: March 27, 2007, 06:48:06 PM »
Here are a few pics of some local bucks we got a couple years ago.

This first one was killed by my hunting partner, somehow I missed and before I could get another one off the buck hitthe landing. It was a nice wide 2x3 and field dressed over 150#.



The next two bucks were killed on the same day, but on opposite sides of the county.

My tall (barely) 3x3.



When I took my deer to our hangin room I found my Dad had a buck on the back of his quad.

Dad's 4x5.



It had been awhile since we last killed deer on the same day so we took a couple pics together.

Dad & I



Edited for typo.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2007, 04:49:23 PM by billythekidrock »




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 07:06:04 PM »
Great buck pics.  I'm going to have to dedicate a fall to that sometime.  Usually if I have a tag still burning a hole in my pocket, I go east after whitetails.  It would be fun.  I used to hunt elk in Packwood, and always thought you could bust a bruiser blackie out of there as well.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 07:25:37 PM »
Thanks.

Yep, there are some big boys in the Packwood area.




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 10:11:38 PM »
Ah the blacktail, one of these years I'm going to start hunting them, those are nice looking ones though.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 06:30:32 AM »
Here is another blacktail.

This one I shot about 14 years ago.






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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 08:59:41 AM »
Here is my last decent blacktail.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007, 10:32:40 AM »
Damn Billy....your Dad looks like a mean ol' bad ass.   >:(  Those are great Blackies though and to kill em' on the same day is very cool.  It's also nice you guys gotta coupla' pics together.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007, 11:10:51 AM »
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Damn Billy....your Dad looks like a mean ol' bad ass.

I was going to say the same thing but now that you did I don't look so bad  :brew:

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 07:14:10 PM »
Chep & Muley.......yea, he is still a *censored*, but in the pics he look really angry/mean 'cause he doesn't have his teeth in!

Nice buck Coon Dog!




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007, 07:19:51 PM »
Cool buck Coon, I love the bases with those stickers.
Very nice looking mounts.  Thats what has me really interested in spring bear this year, I'd really like to do a nice full size bear or shoulder like that.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2007, 08:17:32 PM »
Bone- one thing I will say about open mouth bear mounts. Make sure it is what you really want. They look aggressive and cool (for awhile), but they don't really look natural. They look great on the classic bear rug, but unless you have another mount, plant or something, they can look a tad tacky in my opinion. I have two open mouth mounts and my wife has one with mouth closed. Hers looks the most natural.




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2007, 06:31:35 AM »
Good advice and I agree.  If I were to do a half mount or one similiar to what you have in that pose, I would choose the open mouth.  The full mount I want to do will definitely be closed mouth, unless I put an elk leg or something in it. Nothing really shows off a bear more than a gorgeous rug though.  I have one of them.  If I get a color phase bear, it will be another rug probably.  If I get a big black, it will go full size.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2007, 06:12:26 PM »
Nice bucks guys!
Here are a couple of my Thurston Co. bucks.  I've got better ones and will post pics when I find and load them.  The first one is a 21" 2x3 that was aged by a friend of mine from the WDFW at 7 1/2 years.  He hardly had any teeth left.  I tracked him to his bed in the middle of a blackberry patch and had to make him stand before I shot.  He was well over 200 lbs.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2007, 08:12:32 PM »
Great pics.

Blacktail in Thurston Co. over 200 lbs?




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2007, 10:26:40 PM »
Absolutely!   My friend from the WDFW weighed him when he came over to check it out.  It was in the low 170's hanging.  He was well above 200 on the hoof.  His body was bigger than my 4x4 bench leg from Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Actually I was kind of sceptical as well about post #1 with the "field dressed at 250#". 
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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2007, 06:25:12 AM »
Well I didn't get the outcry that I thought I would.. :tung: :tung:. This board must be slow. :drool: :drool:  I was actually joking. :chuckle: :chuckle:

I have shot 3 blacktails that have field dressed at or over 200# and my father has shot a couple more than me. He had one 3x3 that was almost 220 field dressed, it was a toad and came from Thurston Co.




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007, 10:48:05 AM »
 OK, new guy bonehead question. I tried to upload my nice Thurston '04 blackie with no luck, tried photobucket and directly off PC. Anyone have any pointers?

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2007, 11:01:26 AM »
The only restriction on uploads and attachments is size. 5000kb for attachments and uploads. Generally speaking anything larger than that will be too big to show well on most 19 inch monitors and would take longer to upload anyway...


Adding an attachment -
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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 01:18:17 PM »
 Thanks

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2007, 07:56:45 PM »
Nice buck.




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2007, 08:46:05 AM »
 Thanks, hardest earned buck I ever shot. Got him 7AM the very last day of late buck in a monsoon after hunting hard for two full weeks that year. He was so intent on this doe, he didn't give a rip about me.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2007, 01:34:42 PM »
Nice buck D-Man!
  He looks alot like the buck that I told ya about last season.  He is still around here and waiting for you!  Let's hope that he puts on an extra point this summer. 
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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2007, 03:48:55 PM »
 And I'd still take you up on that one...  ;)

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2007, 03:40:09 PM »
 I saw the post earlier just now on blacktail body size. A very reliable source and family friend of ours for decades harvested a blacktail that field dressed at 238lbs this year in Pierce County. I also have taken a blackie that field dressed at 168lbs myself officially hung on a Hancock scale. If they have a clearcut tucked well away from the crowds, they can reach a decent size.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2007, 04:46:48 PM »
Dman - I was joking with reference to the weight of blacktails. Some people have never seen one over 150 lbs.




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2007, 09:04:58 PM »
 :)

 Hear ya on that.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2007, 03:46:56 PM »
billythekidrock

For a 14 year old deer mount that thing looks amazing in that picture!   I see mounts 2 and 3 years old with lips pulling, ears cracking, and eye skin pulling out.  From what I can see in that picture the taxidermist that did that deer knew what he or she was doing.

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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2007, 05:05:33 PM »
Michelle - Thanks. It only cost me about $175. He did 3 blacktails and 4 black bears for me and my family. He did great work at a great price, then went belly up. Actually he got in some trouble with F&G and then only did exotics, now I am not sure if he even does that.




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Re: A few decent Thurston County blacktails
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2007, 05:18:09 PM »
Yeah, you don't want to get into trouble with F&G.  I keep everything in my shop legal.  Their is no other way to do it.  I don't want to be in violation of anything.  If I am not sure of something I will always call F&G and ask.  It's not worth it.  To bad about him.  From what I can see in the pictures he did good work!

 

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