Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 

Put A Los Cazadores Sticker On My Camper Today ...





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

 

Some Game Cam Pics Of My Buck From Earlier This Year ...








 

Some Game Cam Pics Of Franks Buck From This Season ...





 

Some Game Cam Pics Of My Buck From Last Year ...







 

Had A Great Hunt With Rusty Kimbrell ...

on his ranch southwest of Uvalde. My son Frank and I were targeting two big mature 8 point bucks.  Rusty had sent us Game Cam pics of the bucks we were going to hunt for.  We arrived at the Lodge which had everything you could ask for around 230 Friday and visited a while and then loaded up and went out to our stands. Frank and Jimmy Kimbrell went to a tower blind and Rusty and I went to a new Popup blind he had set up.  I have Muscular Dystrophy and have to hunt on the ground. Frank and Jimmy saw his 8 point for a brief time but the buck did not give him a clear shot. My target buck did not show up but we saw a lot of deer and another nice 8 point. We went back to camp with high hopes for the next mornings hunt.  Rusty grilled thick Ribeye Steaks for dinner with grilled Quail stuffed with Cheese and JalapeƱo Peppers as an appetizer. We got up early Saturday and went back to the same stands. A little after 700 AM we heard Frank shoot. We got a text saying it looked like he had hit his buck that disappeared into the brush after the shot. About twenty minutes later Rusty said there he is! I looked through the scope and saw my buck walk up behind the feeder and stop. The big 8 point stopped and raised his head up and I could see that big rack sky lighted against the blue sky. He was facing us straight on. I considered taking a shot at the base of his neck but there was a feeder leg in the way so I held off. Suddenly we heard a rifle shot from the bordering ranch and my buck disappeared into the brush. Rusty said this buck was 7 1/2 or 8 1/2 years old and was pretty wary and he was afraid he might not show back up.  I said that's Ok as I said a little prayer and was hopeful he would give me another chance. Two or three minutes later I heard Rusty say "There he is!" on the right side of the feeder. He turned broadside and stopped and I put the crosshairs behind his shoulder and squeezed the trigger. At the shot the buck ran into the brush. I told Rusty the sight picture looked good and I felt good about the 110 yard shot. We waited for about 30 minutes and Rusty went and got the Polaris and came back and got me and we rode up the sendero to the feeder. Rusty went and looked for sign and went into the brush while I waited. I heard Rusty holler that he had found my buck about 20 yards away. He drug him back into the sendero so I could get a look at him. What a buck, it is the biggest I have taken in almost 35 years of hunting. We then went to where Frank and Jimmy were looking for Franks buck. They found blood and bone and it looked like the deer had a broken front leg. They decided to back off and called Roy Hindes to see if he could come out with his tracking dogs to search for Franks buck. Roy was not able to come but after Rusty explained what they had found he said his son in law John could bring the dogs out and he thought he would be able to find the buck. John showed up after about an hour and one half and he and his two dogs and Frank and Jimmy and Johns young son took off on the trail. After about twenty minutes one of the dogs barked and John said they found the buck. They went to where the dogs were barking and John went up and dispatched the mortally wounded buck with one shot from his lever action rifle. What an adventure! It was money well spent and Frank was relieved when he walked up to his big 8 point!  Later that evening, Frank and I went and sat in the ground blind and Rusty and Jimmy put corn out in the sendero. Frank was able to shoot a big doe with his Matthews Bow, his first ever Bow Kill!  

I can not say enough good things about Rusty Kimbrell and Bigironranchadventures.com and his brother Jimmy. They went out to the ranch several days before our arrival to check the deer cams, make sure everything was in order and went and sat in the stands to get sightings of the bucks we were after. These were wild native whitetail deer in the South Texas Brush and mature bucks can be unpredictable but Rusty and Jimmy put in the time and effort to make our hunt a success. Rusty and Jimmy got video of both of our rifle kills and Rusty loaned me his video camera and I was able to video Franks first bow kill! Frank and I both got our personal best bucks on this hunt and made a couple of new friends in the process!













Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 

Dudley Got His New Hunter Original Ceiling Fans ...

and School House Lights installed today. They are controlled by two Hunter Sliding Switches for the lights and fan speed. They are working perfectly. It is great to have working fans and lights again!




Monday, October 20, 2014

 

Frank And Dudley Went To The Rifle Range Today ...

to sight in our deer rifles. 


Here is the last 3 shot group from Dudleys 25-06 Winchester Model 70 Custom High Grade ...


and the last 3 shot group from Franks .308 Kimber Montana ...


we had an enjoyable time at the range and are ready to go deer hunting in South TX when rifle season opens!




Friday, October 17, 2014

 

Put The Grates On My New Gas Cooktop Today ...


 

Dudleys Domicile Looks Good With The New Windows ...

I really like the two large picture windows on the front. If only I had a view of a big lake or the mountains in Colorado! 




Thursday, October 16, 2014

 

Got The New Countertops Put In The Dudley Domicile ...

They started tearing out the old tile countertops Wed morning around 9:30 AM and did not complete the work until 1:40 AM this morning. They put in the new countertops and backsplash as well as a new under mount sink, faucet and garbage disposal. They also put in a new gas cooktop. Now Dudley needs to get his plumber to run a gas line and hook it up. Need to get the power connected to work the electric starters. The new kitchen looks great!






Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 

The Kitchen Is A Mess ...





can't wait until the new countertops, sink, faucet, disposal and gas cooktop are installed.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

Got These Pics Today From The Guy That Sold Dudley The New Windows And Door ...

for the Dudley domicile. He killed these two bucks years ago on a big ranch down near Glenrose, TX. The big non typical buck is a Monster and if it was officially scored I bieve it woud make the Boone & Crockett Record Book!





 

A Pic Of One Of The New Double Glass Energy Efficient Windows ...

being installed this week in the Dudley domicile. The crew installed five smaller windows today. They are going to put the two big picture windows in the front room in tomorrow and start installing the windows in the bedrooms. Then they are going to install the new sliding glass door. The color is a close match to the color of the house paint. Hopefully it will make the house more comfortable and save on heating and cooling costs.



Sunday, October 12, 2014

 

Frank And Jeff Are At The Farm In East Texas ...

working on Jeff's Deerstand. They moved it a while back and it needed leveled up on the concrete blocks it is sitting on. They got that job completed and put on a new coat of paint. Dudleys late Father In Law helped them build this stand a few years ago. Glad to see Frank and Jeff working to preserve it. They also did some brush clearing with Franks chain saw. Getting ready for opening day of the rifle season in less than three weeks.






Saturday, October 4, 2014

 

Frank Set Up His New Deer Feeder Today ...

and filled it with 12 bags or 600 lbs of corn. He set the timer and is ready to start drawing in the deer and wild hogs. Will also attract the raccoons and squirrels. His Deercam will take pics of anything that comes by to eat the corn. With a little luck maybe the feeder will help Frank or Jeff get the big mature 9 point that has been caught on the Deercam on a regular basis



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