Blacktail bucks

Blacktail_Packer

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We don’t have a meat pole thread so I figured I’d toss these up. Our camp cook w/a big 4x4 1F3D08A2-1554-4EC4-807A-08647EFD319D.jpeg
My first Archery buck and biggest forkD789FD0B-82CF-4A89-9C5F-D4191166749A.jpeg
Cooks 4x again822F2E3E-B67F-489E-98BC-36EBE3BF6F5E.jpeg
Found him killed by car 30 yds from my driveway after chasing him for 2 seasons153E1505-9DF4-4EDB-BA3E-AFE3D10CD428.jpeg
My first big buck0345A640-A685-4215-99D6-5CDEAD34BE09.jpeg
First buck6D8BCBC1-4BAA-4332-8CAF-C329CE963185.jpeg
Field shot of big mo3998B8B1-8E1C-4389-8420-BD64CD4A7FAA.jpeg
My dad and one of our partners circa 80 something EBE2243F-7083-4205-8D58-0EB8F2544240.jpeg
Dads big 30AC04690-57FE-4C74-81E9-A5F58BBE07ED.jpeg
Cook another 492997D57-3CD7-4E92-AB62-F26EB64B5467.jpeg
 
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Blacktail_Packer

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All these are NorCal B zone bucks 2000-3500 ft roughly.
The one road kill was an a zone buck, Cazadero Ca, my wife let our dogs out and they jumped him out of the ferns 5 yds off our pack patio. I chased him for 2 seasons with 1 sighting then found him dead... he had some pretty sons that I watched 26 yards from my bed most weekends of archery season the next year.

So let’s see em. Old new live dead...
 
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Blacktail_Packer

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Well he didn’t miss many meals did he. Any idea on live weight?
In my opinion we have good genetics where I hunt, it’s not unheard of to harvest a 200 lb animal but it seem that most Or/Wa bucks seem like tanks...
 

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Well he didn’t miss many meals did he. Any idea on live weight?
In my opinion we have good genetics where I hunt, it’s not unheard of to harvest a 200 lb animal but it seem that most Or/Wa bucks seem like tanks...
not sure on the weight but he was healthy for sure.
 

iseebucks

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b zone 2018




A zone 2018


A zone 2016




Bzone 2015


Bzone 2009

b zone 2012

There’s a bunch more I don’t have pics of at the moment. Blacktail are my absolute passion


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Wow you are obviously a very skilled hunter brushape. Do you hunt private or public land? What kind of rifle is that?
 

brushape

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Wow you are obviously a very skilled hunter brushape. Do you hunt private or public land? What kind of rifle is that?
I’m trying hunt hunt more public but most of those deer are from private. I just know there are some giants in the mendo nf. Rifle is a savage converted to 6.5 gap4s in a manners stock. Ultimate blacktail cartridge, there is a build thread in the rifles section on here


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iseebucks

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I’m trying hunt hunt more public but most of those deer are from private. I just know there are some giants in the mendo nf. Rifle is a savage converted to 6.5 gap4s in a manners stock. Ultimate blacktail cartridge, there is a build thread in the rifles section on here


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Kool good for you. How were you fortunate enough to get private land access? What kind of bullets will you be shooting with the new lead ban?
 

brushape

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Mostly family but I’ve got some good spots where I’ve taken bucks just by asking and also several through work and friends


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