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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

Man I would love to have a trophy room like that!

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NAHC Life Member Jeff Patten aka Crashnmash was joined by his friend Chris Mackenna for a hunt in our preserve.
Jeff harvested a nice 14 pointer while Chris took an 8 point management stag. Today (10/7/06) they are going to try to harvest a couple of wary females.

Jeff and Chris drove from New Hampshire for this hunt. Thanks guys! Big smile

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Gerald McCort from South Clairsville Ohio scored on this nice 14 pointer from 85 yards. He shoulder shot this stag and dropped him in his tracks.

Gerald's hunting buddy Dennis Lawrence is going after a female today. He saw several yesterday but none within range.

Dennis works for SSK and beleive me these guys know their pistols and know what they can do. They fired numerous rounds at the range and these guys can shoot!

Check out their site:
http://www.sskindustries.com/ssk.htm

Free hand they were hitting dead center at 50 yards............At 100 yards they could put their lead in a 3 inch ring. They had at least 10 different Contenders with them. Tom and I were very impressed to say the least. They admitted to being competition shooters and they were not just bragging..............Gerald told me that he was going to take a shoulder shot because he does not like to chase wounded deer and that's what he did. Dennis and Gerald frequently practice at 200 yards!!!

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Frank Volnick from Poughkeepsie New York and his 13 point stag.

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Tom and Patty Taber also from Poughkeepsie New York and Toms 15 point stag.

I asked Tom and Patty if they knew Frank Volnick who lives in Poughkeepsie, they did not know him but will look him up when they get home.

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Brian Cohen, Dave Corragan and outdoor writer Ray Hammilton spent a bitter cold weekend hunting at our preserve. The weather was well below zero with the windchill factor but these hardy hunters dressed for a weekend of fun. Ray was so impressed with how difficult these preserve deer were to hunt that he kept saying that "Canned Hunt" does not apply to us. I will post the article that he is going to write at a later date. He was not paid to write an article, nor was he given a free hunt to do so. In fact I did not know he was an outdoor writer until the hunt was underway. Ray writes a monthly article for the Northwoods Sporting Journal.

http://www.sportingjournal.com/

Brian has clients from all over the world that visit the states each year and he vows to bring us a steady stream of clients after having the time of his life on this bitter cold weekend. Brian is from NH and both Dave and Ray are Mainer's. Here are a few pics of two stags they harvested. good bunch of guys and I look forward to their return.

Dave who also lives in Maine is a Registered Maine Guide. He has been guiding since he was 14 years old.He and Ray both are black powder enthusiasts and regularly attend shooting matches around New England. :-*

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This picture was taken from one of our ground blinds as this management stag works his way through a hard wood opening. Winter stag hunts are for the hardy as temps can easily be below zero.

We are building several two man shooting shacks that will easily accommodate a " Buddy Heater". This will give a warmer stand for those that prefer such comforts.

Most of our hunters have plenty of gear and look like they stepped out of a Cabela's catalog with every piece of equipment that you can imagine. The heated shooting shacks will serve those who don't have the gear for mid winter hunting.

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How big is your high fenced hunting area and how many red deer are in it? Do you transfer you stags into the hunting area from a different area or do your red deer breed and live year round in the place that you hunt in?

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Our preserve is a wooded 100 acres . We do add stags to the preserve on occasion but we also have a breeding herd within . There are between 25 and 30 deer in the preserve at any given time. I have a breeding farm as well and I only breed with stags that have 20+ points. One of them is a three year old with 28 points.

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Great pics! Thumbs up

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