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Unread 07-06-2002, 09:04 AM
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Re: More matchking info

Speed Demon

I'll take the digital camera next trip up. I just got a call from the coordinated for this place and were scheduled for another shoot within a week.

There are many fields (several thousand acres total) and the deer are spread out in several fields so there'll be no picture of 700 deer in one field. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The deer congregate in the fields that are new alfalfa growth (after a cutting), corn when it's first coming up and later when the ears are with silk (too tall then to do anything other than "deer fishing"). They'll be in the soybeans nearly the entire growth cycle and will head to the woods for the dropping of acorns.

It's not at all like hunting, we shoot all deer that are antlerless. We shoot whenever the deer are in a good access spot. Several dont's are: don't kill deer in the middle of the soybeans as they'll need to be carried out so as not to damage the beans, kill deer with a head shot or double shoulder if they're near a large stream as they'll probably try to cross and you'll end up chasing the carcass down stream, don't leave the shooting hide until all deer are dead or down, many deer will stay in the field even with the deer falling and all the gunshots as long as they don't see a shooter. Deer are matriarchal, shoot the lead doe (drop in her tracks) and the others won't leave for a while, they need to elect a leader, kill the remained during this election process.

Several more standard rule:
Avoid letting anyone other than your shooter group see you shooting the deer. Bystanders will without a doubt want to have a conversation about hunting and their techniques and you'll end up talking for hours and you won't kill many deer.

Don't take an avid "hunter" unless you know him/her very well. Culling IS NOT hunting, it's much different and it causes some hunters very real mental anquish.
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Unread 07-06-2002, 11:04 PM
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Re: More matchking info

ok thanks snap a couple of pics for me..
you should shoot one with your .338umag with 300 grain,250 sierra bullets to see how much damage they do!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] also when you take those shots taken them at highest resolutions..
uncompressed if your d.c allows it or if you
have a slow internet connection that might
not be a good idea to use a uncompressed tiff.. you would just have to use hi-res jpeg instead.. it will make much smaller
file.. i dont want them resized just leave
them as they are.. as i plan to make a print
or 2 to put in a frame.. ill set up a ftp
server or ill do something.. as my email
account is just 5 megs if its over that it
will reject your mail and send it back to u.
thanks i didnt mean to sound hateful but
i just wanted make sure it didnt cause
you any extra problems i tried to cover most
problem area's..but you probly already knew
that anyway.. i just wanted to make sure..

[ 07-06-2002: Message edited by: speed demon ]
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Unread 07-14-2002, 05:51 PM
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Re: More matchking info


Please send me the pictures too. I'd love to see them.

Spring has sprung, da' creek has riz, I wonder where dem kitties is? Here, kitty kitty kitty.

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