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  1. I wanted to share something I thought some of you might find this interesting. Check out the cool color differences between these two bucks. The main difference that immediately stood out to me was the difference in velvet color then after watching the video a bit more I noticed the color differences in their fur as well. One buck is mostly grey while the other has quite a bit more color to him. He's got a reddish orange color on the back of his legs, tail and armpits. I never gave much thought to velvet color before but I must say I'm quite intrigued now after seeing this. I did a quick Google search but couldn't find anything on a bucks velvet color. I wonder if there's a correlation between velvet color and the color of a bucks fur? What have you guys noticed? Is this just a coincident?
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    Check the color on these 2 bucks

    Unfortunately no. Never saw them again after I videoed the bigger one hard horned. It wasn't for the lack of trying. We ended up with these two instead.
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    Check the color on these 2 bucks

    Thanks. I can't remember for sure but it was either a Panasonic FZ80 or I was videoscoping with a Panasonic G7 and a 114mm telescope. Pretty sure it was the G7 telescope combo.
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    Coues Cape

    If anyone in the Sierra Vista area is in need of a coues cape let me know. It's from a mature coues that was shot a few weeks ago. Currently frozen. Contact me for more info. Thanks.
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    Coues Cape

    Yep I think I'm gonna start caping every buck we get from now on. Wish I started doing this years ago if I'd done so I might actually be good at by now. Like you said shoulda woulda coulda.
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    Coues Cape

    Sounds good. As of now the cape is spoken for but if for some reason the guy doesn't want it your next in line.
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    Coues Cape

    Cool thanks for letting me know.
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    Coues Cape

    If I don't here back from 25-06 by tonight then it's yours if you still want it.
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    Coues Cape

    The capes frozen. Just looks like a ball of fur unless I thaw it out. If you want it it's yours at no cost. Once you take it to a taxidermist and have it checked out and it's determined to be a useable cape then if you want to give me some money for it that's cool if not no big deal. The reason I don't want any money upfront is because I've never caped a deer before and I don't know if I did everything right. I'd hate to charge someone money for a bad cape. Let me know.
  10. Have any of you guys ever hit or heard of anyone hitting a deer with a ricochet? About a week ago I was on a muzzleloader hunt with a guy and this happened to him. So the guy shoots at a bedded buck 180 yards below us. After the shot he jumped up out of his bed ran about 10 ft and stops. He stood there panting for about 20 to 30 seconds and it look like there might have been a little blood coming out his mouth but it was hard to tell for sure because he kept licking all around his mouth. He then sat down on his butt for about 10 seconds then proceeded to lie down. He laid there for about 30 seconds and then he rolled down to the bottom of the canyon. At this point in time I was thinking "heck yeah dead deer!" Long story short we jumped the buck up about 2 hours later and it didn't look hurt at all as he left the country. We found no blood where he was laying or anywhere else either. He laid there for over an hour and we still couldn't find a drop in the spot he was laying. The whole time as we were looking I thought the buck took a direct hit. It wasn't until I got home and watched the video and I could see that the bullet hit about an inch under his shoulder. This whole experience was absolutly crazy and I've never heard or seen anything like it before. So have any of you guys ever experieced something like this before or even heard about something like this happening to someone else?
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    Coues Cape

    I was going to let the person who wants it decide on the price. Whatever they feel the cape is worth is what the price is.
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    Hitting a deer with a ricochet...

    Finally got around to making a short video of what happened. muzzymiss.mp4
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    Hitting a deer with a ricochet...

    Dang! Some crazy stuff! Good to see it doesn't just happen to us. Definitely didn't hit him directly. You can actually see the bullet and where it hits. I re-watched it frame by frame and it looks like something hits the bucks neck. It could have been a rock or a piece of the bullet who knows. I'll try and post the video or pics when I get the chance.
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    NM muzzleloader coues

    Very nice! Excellent hunting congrats! How you like that Paramount?
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    Doe hunts????

    How about a predator bonus point. You shoot a lion you get a extra BP. You kill 10 coyote you get an extra BP.
  16. I recently came across a guy on YouTube pirating some of my coues footage. Any of you guys ever have someone else use your hunting pics or videos with out your permission? Curious to see if this is the norm no days in the hunting world.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    Dang it can't believe I missed it. Maybe this AZGamefinders guy has a copy I can borrow 🤔
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    Dang 700k! Sounds like it was a good video. Wish I would have been able to watch it. Your video was probably full of giant 4b bulls. 400s around every tree.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    I'm pretty sure he got it from my YouTube channel but I don't know for sure.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    Guess I'm just too laid back to get all worked up over this. Maybe if I actually thought my footage would help his business then I would think differently about it but him using a couple 5 second clips of mine in a few of his videos isn't going to help him enough or hurt me enough to worry about it. The principle of it bugs me the most but we all make mistakes lord knows I have made my fair share of some pretty dumb decisions in the past. For now all I'm going to do is let him know what I think and wait and see how he responds and go from there.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    True. Sweet maybe a can get a free subscription.👍 Now that I know he's in the "game finding" biz I feel like he owes me some game finding or something. Maybe we can work out a deal where he can use my footage and in return he has to give me game finding lessons.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    Seriously though I don't know the guy. He could be the nicest guy around and I definatly don't want any unwarranted negatively going his way over something like this. Yes I put a lot of time and effort in my videos but that's it. I don't make any money from them and he probably didn't gain anything for having my footage in his videos. So nothing really to get worked up about. Here's a link to one of his videos.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    Maybe. But only if you guys compliment him on his killer coues footage🤪
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    I think I got one of those cards for my wife for Christmas. She said your purdy.
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    Something like this ever happen to you?

    Yea it's kind of flattering in a way. Pretty sure I'm not the only one this guy is taking footage from. He has about 10 or so videos out as of now and at the start of every one there's some pretty good live animal footage of elk, mule deer, and coues. I get the feeling none of this animal footage is his because if he was able to get all this other footage then he should have no problem getting his own coues stuff. Like I said I'm not too worried about it more curious on how common this type of thing is. I think I remember hearing about an outfitter using other hunters kill photos in their advertising without permission but that's about it.
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