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Another big deer

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by hairy, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. hairy

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    From Alberta, Canada.
     
  2. blizzard

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  3. miketmx

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    Okay, we do have big deer in Alberta but I don't see how a guy can lift the head and neck of a deer that size with his thumb ??
     
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    And I would post some pics of my wife too, but this is a family forum....Nuc
     
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    I do not see a pen fence, and that would be a lot of snow for one of those Texas ranches.
     
  6. hairy

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    Now guys...I wouldn't misslead you, it's a real deer.


    And....those Canadian's have really strong thumbs.
     
  7. blizzard

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    That guy must of retired from the flea circus.
     
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    Doesn't the hunter in the lead photo look an awful lot like Herve Villechaize, the guy who played second fiddle to Richardo Montalban on "Fantasy Island"? Da plane! Da plane!

    Heck, anything would look big next to him.

    Morgan
     
  9. white rattler

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    Mike, I would guess these deer were jack-lighted (shot at night), then posed while still warm. Overnight they stiffen up into the posed position and pictures are taken the next day. Note the snow on the head and nostrils, and build up of snow around the bodies - means they have been laying in the snow for quite some time. FYI, these are two different deer - note the wounds on one and lack of on the other. As well, the terrain is totally different in each picture. trev
     
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    Nice deer! Was the same type corn used? How large was the enclosure?
     
  11. hairy

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    Well guys it's the same deer. Note the little "fishook point" just below Herve's hand in the second picture?

    The second picture must have been taken later...darker and Herv....the hunter's, face and hands are red from cold.

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  12. Gary Waalkes

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    before playing with photo tools and trying to stage pictures, it is helpful to have a rudimentary understanding of scaling.
     
  13. blizzard

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    Take a look at the first picture, and explain to me how that guy is holding up the deer's head. "Herve" either has the strongest thumb ever known to man, or the picture is a fake. Anyone who has ever held up a dead buck's head for a picture knows that they are heavy, not to mention very awkward. The pictures are fake!
     
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    It looks like that deer was killed in Florida?
     
  15. AHEIA Bob

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    Mike and Trevor:

    1) It's the exact same deer
    2) It's real - very real!
    3) It was harvested last year (not 2007). Here is a link to the outfitter's website - check on the 2006 picture section. There are loads of pictures of similar class bucks. Machura's area grows some fantastic antlers.
    4) There are tons of rumors about this one including that he was paid $200,000 for it - COMPLETELY FALSE.
    5) I have seen and touched the antlers last year at the APOS annual general meeting. It is an absolutely awesome deer and the kid that took it is a funny little newfie.
    6) I spoke to the kid today at the APOS AGM in Edmonton and he tells me it is still at the taxidermist (he just took it to him a month ago as he was getting a number of replica sets completed) and he is really enjoying reading all the malarky printed about it.

    Hope you guys are well and I look forward to seeing you soon.
    Cheers!
    Bob Gruszecki
     
  16. AHEIA Bob

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    Sorry guys: here is the link as promised

    http://www.diamondwillowhunts.com/world/page_wou.htm

    Cheers!
    Bob Gruszecki

    p.s. Mike - sorry there wasn't one like that in my hay field for ya this year! :)
     
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    Before i comment I admit to being one of them for many years.

    Itis truely amazing what people will do and spend chasing a wild goat. I`ve also never encountered anything like deer hunting to make a man make a complete fool of himself in so many ways. It took me 30 years but I finally have grown out of the stage where I waste all my vacation and pay absolutley stupid leases and fees to chase a d*m goat.......to each his own. I`m just glad it isn`t me any more.
     
  18. hairy

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    Thanks Bob!
     
  19. miketmx

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    Hey Bob, what kind of a mood do you think I would have been in if a buck that size was in your hay field on the last day of the season and I used my only buck tag on the first day of the season ?? How did that Newfie lift the head and neck of that deer with his thumb ?? It must have been posed and propped up with a stick!
     
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    Duck, I`m sorry to say you would be hunting public lands only in this state or at the least not very good places. I to would much rather bow hunt. I`ve found about time the video`s and people like Bill Jourdan showed up it became a commercialised mess. I didn`t mention it orginally but I still hunt some but I don`t let it rule my life nor get in the way of my family as I see it do so many. If I`m spending big money for a trip now my wife and kids will now join in.
     
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