WNY Bowhunter

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About WNY Bowhunter

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  • Birthday 10/22/1981

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  1. WNY Bowhunter

    Let the games begin!!!

    Did that big 8pt from the past few years make it?
  2. WNY Bowhunter

    Let the games begin!!!

    Good up and comer...almost a 8pt already!!!
  3. WNY Bowhunter

    Let the games begin!!!

    Pull #2...
  4. Also my .308 bullet of choice!!! I've used the Nosler 165 grain BTs for the past 6 or 7 seasons. Way better than the hornady SSTs that I used previously.
  5. WNY Bowhunter

    How long is to long

    Sure can, as long as you didn't kill it with that girlie Mathews bow...;)
  6. WNY Bowhunter

    How long is to long

    Can you post a pic of your buck? Hope he turns out great!
  7. WNY Bowhunter

    How long is to long

    Spoiled capes are the most common reason to use a replacement cape. People also mount sheds, deadheads, replicas, remounts and deer that they killed in the past that for whatever reason didn't get mounted at the time of kill. Most local buthershops get picked over by local taxidermist for spare capes that would otherwise just be thrown out.
  8. WNY Bowhunter

    How long is to long

    Correct. However, it is a remount of a remount...lol. The year that I killed this deer was the year that I decided to try my hand at taxidermy. A friend of mine offered to mount the deer for me at cost and walk me through the process. In the end, I ended up with a rushed, crappy looking mount. The following year I decided to take deer in for other people and didn't want them thinking that I mounted that one so I remounted it to hang in my shop as a display. It's far easier to just use a new cape that try to resalvage the old one. I really wish that I could have gone back and waited to mount the original cape. Now, several years and dozens of mounts later, my taxidermy skills have improved greatly so I decided to redo the mount from scratch. I was very picky with selecting my replacement cape making certain that the color patterns matched as well as the season of kill...
  9. WNY Bowhunter

    How long is to long

    If you shoot a nice buck, I'll gladly mount it for you! I'm getting ready to remount my biggest bow deer for '15. The skullplate had a fracture so I pulled the rack off to fix it and now I am going to redo the whole thing. I found a gorgeous late September cape for it...should turn out pretty nice.
  10. WNY Bowhunter

    Let the games begin!!!

    This guy was rumored to have made it through season, no pics of him today but I'm 95% sure that I saw him out there through binos last night...
  11. WNY Bowhunter

    Let the games begin!!!

    Put a few cams out last week at my #1 spot, checked them this morning to make sure everything was functioning properly and discovered a few decent bucks already... Was very pleased to see that this wide, dark faced buck was still alive. His sheds were picked up on the neighboring property on December 2 last year and I was worried that me may not have survived the winter. I'm excited to see what he does this year as a 5 yr old. This is my 4th year of getting this guy on cam... Last year: Few more. Lots of growing to do over the next 8 weeks!!!
  12. WNY Bowhunter

    6 more weeks

    I butcher my own deer, a good sized doe yields 40-45# of meat depending on where it was shot. Although, those fabled 200# dressed does may give you a little more...;).
  13. WNY Bowhunter

    6 more weeks

    It currently costs my twice that amount in associated supply costs to mount my own ($110 alone to get a cape tanned)...lol
  14. WNY Bowhunter

    My 2018 rifle buck.

    PM sent
  15. WNY Bowhunter

    My 2018 rifle buck.

    Thanks. No, I'd guess 3.5 for both. I have a shed from the gun buck from the previous year that's definitely a 2.5 shed.