I'm new to the forum, found this site while surfing the net. My name's Joe and I reside in Lompoc, CA. An Ag Inspector by day, I hunt, fish, hike, camp and enjoy my taxidermy hobby on the weekends. Just want to say Hello.
Thank you all for the warm welcome. The buck came from private property, feeding on Pinquito Beans. I saw to 4 ptrs that afternoon after getting this 3 pt! The lease is on Drum Canyon Rd. off Highway 246. It lies between Lompoc and Buellton. Many of the surrounding bean farms have converted to vineyards and have put up high fences so the deer and hog hunting isn't as good anymore the last couple of years.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...