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Uncle Groucho
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/07/28 16:23:29 (permalink)
If you cant shut the door , give me a call.
Stay out of the poison ivy , I wish I did last week , worst case I ever had!
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/07/28 17:19:02 (permalink)
If you can't reach Groucho call me I have LOTS of space in my freezer.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/07/28 18:45:29 (permalink)
Heck, call me. I'll buy a new freezer.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/07/28 21:37:09 (permalink)
I was kinda sorta hoping on lowes being behind schedule....
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/07/29 10:42:25 (permalink)
Mr Mayor,  thanks for reopening this thread; I love reading it.  be sure and post some hunt pics if you can.   I have never been on a hog hunt, but am thinking about it someday soon.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 16:21:40 (permalink)
OK  My Hunting Report for this trip-

Wow, we had a great time. We fit this 3 day-2 night Hog Hunt into a time slot just before the start of school for my Grandson Chris. Even with a mixed bag of rain and clouds we enoyed enough dry weather to get our quota of three large Hogs.... and make plans to return this winter for a Bison.
We left at Midnight Sunday nite, It is a 6 hour ride over to the Rolla, Missouri area to the 'Ranch' using I-64 and I-44 for 95% of the ride. The Ranch is in the rural area south of Rolla about 20 miles.
Out of respect for Mr Hoffman , we selected the Rolla Waffle House for our breakfast before going into the ranch.
Here is my meager meal. Pork chops, Eggs, Xtra Crispy Hash Browns and some Raisin Toast.

The Ranch Breakfasts were a bit lighter--by choice-- but outstanding quality thats for sure...


After settling in and getting the paperwork completed, Our guide headed us out into the hunting ground. Chris got the first hog, a 300 lb Feral Sow with one shot from my Ruger GSR 308. We were using Remington 180 grain SP ammo. it was about a 40 yard shot.

 

After a short hike in the woods, Janet shot her Hog, A 275 lb Russian sow. The Ruger 77/44 worked great. One shot of 240 grain SJSP Mag-tech ammo did it in.


Then it was lunch time ! After Lunch and a bit of a break,

 
Jason (the guide) took Chris for a walk in the woods to find a third hog. He did just that. Number three turned out to be a big hog...weighing in at just over 450 lbs. They passed by several groups of Hogs like the ones we took that morning, to wait for a larger one to give Chris his bragging rights !!  Chris nailed it with a head shot at just 30 yards. Here are the photos, notice the remains of the 308 bullet they dug out of the neck for him. here is Chris with the big hog, then one of the guides doing the butchering .
 



 



We spent a lot of time cruising the ranch photographing the various animals. This time of year many of them are in the 'Maternity Ward' and we saw lots of babies hidden in the grass all over the place. It was quite different last year. We visited in late September and the rut was on and the babies were all on their feet and on the move.
 

 
 
 
Young Bucks--

I can't say enough about this place as a combination vacation and hunting location. we feel it is well worth the $2200 we paid for this trip. My grandson has fantastic bragging rights with his friends at school and we have a freezer full of store-quality pork for the winter. PLUS, We had three fantastic days of relaxing and watching hundreds of animals at our doorstep.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 17:13:39 (permalink)
Wow, that was some haul. 450 is a Big Boy! How many lbs after all said and done.
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 17:54:08 (permalink)
Very, very nice! Y'all done good. I love that Scout Rifle. And the Meat-Lovers pork chop  breakfast, too.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 18:19:33 (permalink)
I know you guys really enjoy this place! Great hunting-more breakfast sausage, I hope!
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 20:21:51 (permalink)
Karl
After subtraction the waste, and the weight of the empty coolers--5 of them-- we loaded the new freezer with just over 480 lbs of cut and wrapped pork. We have 95 tubes (2 lbs each) of the great sausage.
 
Here is the finished product in the freezer..minus a cooler full that went home with Chris.

 
We had them save the Heart, Liver, and Tongue from each to be cooked and used for dog-food for the Scotties.
    Jan and I have decided to return in February or about then to take a Bison for meat and for the hide. My neighbor tans hides to make blanket/quilts, and Mocassins. We hope to make use of his talent to get a full-sized Buffalo 'Cover'.

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 20:49:58 (permalink)
Dog food? Al, boar liver is my favorite liver in the world.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/01 23:49:50 (permalink)
Sorry Michael,  Calf/Beef/Chicken, all those livers I will eat. BUT not Pork Liver.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 11:01:58 (permalink)
I love them all. And don't forget venison liver.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 11:22:27 (permalink)
Just a few feet (50) off our front deck we watched this new-born hidden in the grass while it's Mother kept watch from a short distance away. 
 

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 11:33:10 (permalink)
Neat! Here we have a six-point, two four-points and a couple of does emptying the bird feeder that's about ten feet from our front door. They show up mornings and afternoons. Additionally, there's Lisa's little family of skunks, Pepe and Mrs. Le Pew and their little Le Pew; Blackie the Kitten and her/his mother, Smokey; assorted raccoons and a gazillion birds, ranging from hairy woodpeckers to goldfinches.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 11:45:03 (permalink)
Michael,
Interesting point about small critters...  We saw several Grey Squirrels, but NO raccoons, skunks, possums, woodchucks, or other small animals (and no coyotes either). Lots of birds, ducks, hawks and of course the big animals.
We wondered about the lack of small ones, especially with the feed corn being left out on the ground daily.
Here's another odd relative of the Buffalo-

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 11:59:31 (permalink)
It looks like a muskox with Viking horns.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 14:14:07 (permalink)
Musk Ox has the hard knot of brain protector on it's forehead. This one has a more Bison or Beef Cow shaped head???
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 14:24:03 (permalink)
On the other hand, it could be a water buffalo wearing a coat.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 16:49:14 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor, thanks for posting those pics; I really enjoyed them.  I have to go do this hunt one of these days,  it's only a couple hours away from home.   I wish I still had some of my old rifles for a hunt like this, I had a semi auto Winchester .308 that would have been great.  Only thing I have left now that's suitable is a Belgian -made Browning .30-06 bolt action.  Still would work fine for hogs and any antlered game.  
Most of my hunting nowadays is for upland birds, and I've fallen in love with using good quality O/U shotguns, like Browning Citori's, which aren't that cheap. 
 
Man I bet that is good quality lean sausage, too.  Do they season it up for you, or is it just ground pork and you add your own seasonings as you use it?
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 18:55:31 (permalink)
Grillman,
The only other hunters in the camp at the same time we were there was a father/son team. They both used bolt-action 30-06's and did quite well with them. I have a new Ruger Model 77, It looks just like the 77/44 Janet used, only it is quite a bit larger...in .338 Win. Magnum. I am thinking seriously of using it for the Bison Hunt this winter.
  The sausage is spiced just right. It is much leaner than the Jimmy Dean or Purnell we were buying in the markets. it is NOT just ground Pork ! They package it in 2 lb tubes. The three different packages you see in the photo are to identify which Hog they came from...1, 2, or 3. Included in the hunt cost is the total processing of the meat, cut to our specs and vacuum sealed and frozen.

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 19:45:09 (permalink)
That is a lot of sausage.  Great job Mayor with your Grandson.  That type of experience cannot be bought for any amount of money.
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 19:50:25 (permalink)
Let's not forget "Sharpshooter Woman of the Year" .............Janet!!! 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/02 21:13:37 (permalink)
Janet was a bit concerned about her skills after a couple of disappointing rounds with targets here at home last week.  But her last 'zeroing session' with the Ruger she settled down and scored nice tight groups. That restored her confidence, then she did the one-shot kill on her Hog and felt like she was on top again.  It was a good day for her also.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/04 08:25:19 (permalink)
Today I will part with my Anthony Zoli 12 gauge O/U Shotgun. I have had this gun listed for over 4 months on Armslist, and finally have a buyer.  It is a good deal for both of us.  I am sorry to see this beautiful gun leave, but the income will pay for half of the Hog Hunt we just enjoyed.


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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/11 01:25:17 (permalink)
OK, Hunter's ,  I need assistance in making a decision.  Here's the question.
 
   We are going to return to the Game Ranch for a BISON this Winter. Probably in February. The animal we want will be a "Meat Animal", rather than a "Trophy Animal"... Weighing in between 750 and 900 lbs (on the hoof). Probably a 100 yard maximum shot.
 
I have three possible rifles to use for this shot.
1. Janet's Ruger 77/44  (44 magnum) with it's 240 grain SJSP ammo.
2. My Ruger GSR .308, but up the ammo to 200 grain SP from the 180 grain we used on the hogs.
OR
3. MY New Ruger Model 77 in 338 Win Mag with some 225 grain or 250 grain Rem. SP ammo.  I have not yet fired this new rifle, so training would have to begin soon. Also, Are we thinking "overkill" with the 338 or with the heavy rounds?  Can the 308 do the job??? It would be my first choice--all other things being equal.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/11 01:39:04 (permalink)
GO BIG or GO HOME , why chance it. Get that sucker sighted in and let it do the rest. You still have time to make up your mind.
So how was that sausage?....
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/11 02:11:46 (permalink)
Karl,  Sometime soon stop over here in the Knobs and pick up a sample.  It is very good sausage.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/11 12:06:25 (permalink)
Either the .308 or the .338. On he other hand, wanna borrow my .460 S&W Magnum revolver? Just get it back before our gun season for deer opens the Monday after Thanksgiving.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/08/12 16:01:30 (permalink)
We have decided on the Ruger 338 Win Mag, with a back-up of the Ruger GSR .308.  The .338 with a Nosler 250 gr SP should do the job with good shot placement
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