Monday, April 26, 2010

Mounts all done.

Mounts all done and looks great. Its actually been done for over a month, just haven't had alot of time on my hands to update this. Here's a few pics of the finished product. Thanks again to Dustin's Taxidermy for a fantastic job.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Taxidermist (Dustin's Taxidermy) sent this to me today...

Gettin' closer to being finished.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another article posted on my buck...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Got the form picked out for the mount.

Here's a link to the form we are going to use for the mount. It's form LD-197 in the middle of the page. Measurements are dead on so this was an easy choice.

Going to build a base out of black walnut, I'll update with pics as we go.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

VDGIF wrote an article in their Outdoor Report this month.

Here is a link to an article that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries did on my buck. The story is about halfway down the page.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Link to another article...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Photo from the field...

Link to Roanoke Times write up...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another link...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Few more links...
Here is a link to an article.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Definitely a good opening day. I was going to add some more pics tonight but our laptop will not cooperate with posting pics here. I'll add more soon.


Well this is my first blog experience but I wanted to have an easy way for anyone interested to see some pictures and read the story on my piebald whitetail buck that I was lucky enough to take on opening morning of rifle season. We captured this buck on our trail cameras several times over the summer and early fall and were hoping that we would get an oppurtunity at this unique animal. I was sitting in an elevated box stand overlooking a recent cutover that is surrounded by green pasture and hardwood patches on both sides, pretty typical for Bedford County, VA. I spotted something moving through a green pasture about 500 yards from my stand around 6:30 making his way into a patch of hardwoods. I could not make out what it was since the sun had not quite made it's way up yet. Once the sun peaked over the ridge behind me I could see the large white patches on his sides and knew this had to be the buck we had been looking for. He was heading for a known bedding area of thick pines that adjoins the patch of hardwoods and showed no signs of stopping so I had to take him while he was on the move. I ranged him at 228 yards with my laser rangefinding scope, led him just to the front of his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. He dropped in his tracks and I almost fell out my chair. I found later that I had made a perfect heart shot that entered just behind his leading shoulder. His outside spread is 22", inside spread is 20" and had a total of eight points. It was a very warm morning/day so we didn't take the time to weigh him before field dressing him but I estimate he was around 180 pounds. Here are a few pics to get things started.