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Help with translation

Hi!

I am a translator from Sweden currently translating an episode of a series called "Primitive Instinct". It's about hunting and there are some things that I just don't understand that perhaps someone here can help me out with.

 

What is a "rub"? The gus says:

THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD RUB, GOT
ANOTHER RUB RIGHT THERE.

 

Also: What is a "scrape"? He says:

WHAT THESE BUCKS ARE DOING IS
THEY'RE COMING UP ON THIS RIDGE
HITTING THESE RUBS, THERE'S
PROBABLY SOME SCRAPES UP AHEAD.

 

I have more questions but I'll get to those later!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Regards

 

Sebastian

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Welcome to the forum A rub is

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A rub is going to be where the deer has rubbed the velvet off of his antlers. 

A scrape is going to be where the deer has rubbed his sent glands on tree limbs that he has broke or drawn down low enough to rub onto his forehead t leave his sent during the rut or mating season. 

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  Thank you so much for your

 

Thank you so much for your clarifications. I have some further questions, however…

 

1/ The term “honey hole”…? I know what it means, but would you say it’s an established expression. I find it hard to find a Swedish equivalent.

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2/ A hunter is watching a deer approaching him and is thinking:

THE WHOLE TIME I'M THINKING TO MYSELF, THIS DEER HAS GOT STICKERS OFF HIS BROW TINES, HE'S GOT A LOT OF TRASH ON HIS ANTLERS AND I'M LOOKING AT HIS BODY GOING, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT THIS DEER IS THREE YEARS OLD.

What does he mean by “THIS DEER HAS GOT STICKERS OFF HIS BROW TINES”?

How is he able to conclude that the animal is only three years old?

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3/ Can you decipher this:

THAT BUCK IS AN ABSOLUTE MONSTER, UNBELIEVABLE FIVE BY SIX, SPLIT BROWS, KICKERS GOING EVERYWHERE. 

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4/ What does “bedding area” mean?

THIS MORNING WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO GO RIGHTINTO THE MIDDLE OF THE BEDDING AREA.

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5/ I know this may sound a bit weird but I am not entirely sure he is talking Fahrenheit here. It seems  quite chilly, if so. 

 IT'S 22 DEGREES, 23 DEGREES, IT'S JUST AN ABSOLUTELY CALM, PERFECT MORNING FOR AN IOWA RUT HUNT.

 And what is a “rut hunt”?

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6/ What is he referring to here when he says “five by seven”?

 THIS BUCK HAS POINTS EVERYWHERE. FIVE BY SIX, FIVE BY SEVEN. I DON'T KNOW.

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7/ As he inspects a kill, he says:

 HE'S A MAINFRAME SIX BY FIVE, GOT A LITTLE KICKER THERE OFF THE G3, INCREDIBLE MASS.

 What is “mainframe”, “kicker” and “G3”?

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8/ What does he mean by “brute” here:

 JUST EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DEER MAKES HIM A BRUTE.

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9/ What does “slash” mean in this context?

 I THINK WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS STOP AND JUST WALK FROM HERE BECAUSE IT OPENS UP AROUND THIS CORNER TO A BIG SLASH AND IF WE DRIVE AROUND, IT COULD BE RIGHT THERE.

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10/ What does “judge” mean in this context?

 THE TOUGHEST ANIMAL TO JUDGE A NORTH AMERICA BIG GAME ANIMAL IS A BLACK BEAR.

 (yes, we’ve moved on to hunting bears…!)

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Thanks for any help you can provide!

 Regards

 Sebastian

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battiman wrote:

 

Thank you so much for your clarifications. I have some further questions, however…

 

1/ The term “honey hole”…? I know what it means, but would you say it’s an established expression. I find it hard to find a Swedish equivalent.  . 

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2/ A hunter is watching a deer approaching him and is thinking:

THE WHOLE TIME I'M THINKING TO MYSELF, THIS DEER HAS GOT STICKERS OFF HIS BROW TINES, HE'S GOT A LOT OF TRASH ON HIS ANTLERS AND I'M LOOKING AT HIS BODY GOING, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT THIS DEER IS THREE YEARS OLD.

What does he mean by “THIS DEER HAS GOT STICKERS OFF HIS BROW TINES”?  How is he able to conclude that the animal is only three years old?  . 

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3/ Can you decipher this:

THAT BUCK IS AN ABSOLUTE MONSTER, UNBELIEVABLE FIVE BY SIX, SPLIT BROWS, KICKERS GOING EVERYWHERE.    --------------------------------------------------------------

4/ What does “bedding area” mean?

THIS MORNING WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO GO RIGHTINTO THE MIDDLE OF THE BEDDING AREA.   --------------------------------------------------------------

5/ I know this may sound a bit weird but I am not entirely sure he is talking Fahrenheit here. It seems  quite chilly, if so. 

 IT'S 22 DEGREES, 23 DEGREES, IT'S JUST AN ABSOLUTELY CALM, PERFECT MORNING FOR AN IOWA RUT HUNT.

 And what is a “rut hunt”?  --------------------------------------------------------------

6/ What is he referring to here when he says “five by seven”?

 THIS BUCK HAS POINTS EVERYWHERE. FIVE BY SIX, FIVE BY SEVEN. I DON'T KNOW.  --------------------------------------------------------------

7/ As he inspects a kill, he says:

 HE'S A MAINFRAME SIX BY FIVE, GOT A LITTLE KICKER THERE OFF THE G3, INCREDIBLE MASS.

 What is “mainframe”, “kicker” and “G3”?  --------------------------------------------------------------

8/ What does he mean by “brute” here:

 JUST EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DEER MAKES HIM A BRUTE.  --------------------------------------------------------------

9/ What does “slash” mean in this context?

 I THINK WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS STOP AND JUST WALK FROM HERE BECAUSE IT OPENS UP AROUND THIS CORNER TO A BIG SLASH AND IF WE DRIVE AROUND, IT COULD BE RIGHT THERE.  --------------------------------------------------------------

10/ What does “judge” mean in this context?

 THE TOUGHEST ANIMAL TO JUDGE A NORTH AMERICA BIG GAME ANIMAL IS A BLACK BEAR.

 (yes, we’ve moved on to hunting bears…!)  --------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for any help you can provide!

 Regards

 Sebastian

#1  The best explanation would be it is a great place to hunt and there are always animals there

#2 Extra tines coming off of the brow tines and Usually by the body size

#3 Five by six means that he has five tines on one side and six on the other.  Split Brows means that the eye guard or the tines closest to the base of the antlers is split into two points instead of the usual one.

#4 Where the deer like to rest or sleep.  It is usually a very protected spot in the deers mind.

#5 Yes, I do believe that he is talking Fahrenheit.  The mating season.  Colder temperatures will keep the deer a little bit more active. 

#6 The hunter is just exaggerating and the buck has more tines on his antlers than normal.

#7 Mainframe is the antlers themselves and a kicker will be a point that extends off to the side of the antler.  G3 is just the name given to the third tine. 

#8 The deer is large, huge, bigger than normal

#9 In this context a big slash is a large open area in the trees like where a power line would run through the forest.

#10 Tell just how large the bear is

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Thank you very much!

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One more thing...   "Rut

One more thing...

 

"Rut hunt"... (see # 5 above) What is that?

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One more thing...

 

"Rut hunt"... (see # 5 above) What is that?

Hunting during the mating season

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Hi!

I am back again. This time I am working on an episode of "The Crush with Lee and Tiffany".

I am wondering:

1/ What's a "turkey foot"? I assume it's a deer of some sort, but is it a common name or just a nickname that's used unofficially?

2/ What's a "go-around stand"?

3/ I don't know if I am missing some kind of expression here:

"ADAM WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE LOOKING AT A FULL
MOON, AND NO IT WAS NOT LEE'S."

What does she mean by "No, it was not Lee's"? It seems so odd to point it out smile

4/ Said to a guy with a bow and arrow:

"YOU JUST NOCKED AN ARROW!"

What is he saying?

5/ After one guy has killed a buck another hunter screams:

"200-INCHER, MINUS 30!"

What is he referring to, you think?

Thanks for all the help!

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battiman wrote:

Hi!

I am back again. This time I am working on an episode of "The Crush with Lee and Tiffany".

I am wondering:

1/ What's a "turkey foot"? I assume it's a deer of some sort, but is it a common name or just a nickname that's used unofficially?

I have no idea

2/ What's a "go-around stand"?

I presume that is a tree stand that you can shoot from both front and back

3/ I don't know if I am missing some kind of expression here:

"ADAM WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE LOOKING AT A FULL
MOON, AND NO IT WAS NOT LEE'S."

What does she mean by "No, it was not Lee's"? It seems so odd to point it out smile

Lee's back side or if Lee dropped his pants and you were looking at his rear end.  This is a slang term. 

4/ Said to a guy with a bow and arrow:

"YOU JUST NOCKED AN ARROW!"

What is he saying?

He attached the arrow notch to the string ready to shoot it.

5/ After one guy has killed a buck another hunter screams:

"200-INCHER, MINUS 30!"

This sounds like the deer would score 200 points in the Boone & Crocket or Pope and Young record books.  The minus 30 I believe would refer to the number of inches deducted because of abnormal tines on the antlers.

What is he referring to, you think?

Thanks for all the help!

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Thank you again for your

Thank you again for your hep!

I forgot one question, though. A woman says:

"ALRIGHTY I JUST SHOT MY 30 AND 40 AND I AM ON."

She is walking up to the camera wawing an arrow, so I assume she's referring to some kind of archery-term.

And, regarding the "turkey-foot"-question... I think it has to do with the shape of the horns, i.e. they look like the feet of a turkey.

I found some pages referring to it here, here and here. Any thoughts on it?

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"ALRIGHTY I JUST SHOT MY 30

"ALRIGHTY I JUST SHOT MY 30 AND 40 AND I AM ON."

-the woman just shot her bow at a distance of 30 and 40 yards and her sight was true, meaning she hit the center of the target.

Turkey Foot- definately has to be a local vernacular, which you will find lots of on that particular show. I suspect it refers to what would be called a crown in other antlered animals. where one point of an antler branches out at the very tip into several smaller points. When this branching out happens, some may also call it a "crab claw" when it only branches into two points.

for a foreigner to watch our overly commercialized hunting on tv, it might be difficult to understand what brings us to this point in reality tv episodes. competition between televising companies to harvest larger trophies on their shows than what is being taken on competing shows may give off the appearance that americans value only the trophy potential of the animal. this is not the case.

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