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Posted: 10/26/2015 7:18:13 AM EST
Went with me dad and cousin on a trip Thursday-Sunday and had a blast.

Dad Killed this 8 the first morning I saw 2 bucks, 3 does


Field I watched first evening. See Bobcat laying in the field


This was my first ever Bobcat 20 pounds


Cousin killed this 8 same time I killed cat


My knife slipped while skinning the cat and it was bad



looking better


Good Food


Found this guy the next day, long time dream of mine


Last morning setup



Link Posted: 10/26/2015 7:29:10 AM EST
Someone wasn't following knife safety if you gash your thigh lol.

Looks like a good trip otherwise, and your gash could use two stitches it seems.
Link Posted: 10/26/2015 3:15:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2015 3:18:03 PM EST
Well done! Prairie rattler?
Link Posted: 10/26/2015 5:46:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2015 5:46:30 PM EST by JohnOD]
Nice pics... beautifully buzztail. You followed the main rule with the snake... get them before they get you!

Hope you got that cut well cleaned... especially if the blade had been in the Bobcat 1st.
Link Posted: 10/26/2015 7:04:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ejeviking:
Well done! Prairie rattler?
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Timber rattler. Black tail, and he likely has yellow eyes too that you can't see in the pic. They are tough to find when you hear the rattles and they are laid up under a bunch of freaking pine needles!

Then I moved near Austin where we have the prairie rattlers, and a crap ton more of them. IMO, they are easier to find when you hear them, but I hate them all just the same. I sometimes scream like a girl when I walk up on them.

Good shoot(s), Nice battle scar!
Link Posted: 10/26/2015 8:40:53 PM EST
Ouch
Link Posted: 10/26/2015 9:27:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By battlestick:


Timber rattler. Black tail, and he likely has yellow eyes too that you can't see in the pic. They are tough to find when you hear the rattles and they are laid up under a bunch of freaking pine needles!

Then I moved near Austin where we have the prairie rattlers, and a crap ton more of them. IMO, they are easier to find when you hear them, but I hate them all just the same. I sometimes scream like a girl when I walk up on them.

Good shoot(s), Nice battle scar!
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Originally Posted By battlestick:
Originally Posted By ejeviking:
Well done! Prairie rattler?


Timber rattler. Black tail, and he likely has yellow eyes too that you can't see in the pic. They are tough to find when you hear the rattles and they are laid up under a bunch of freaking pine needles!

Then I moved near Austin where we have the prairie rattlers, and a crap ton more of them. IMO, they are easier to find when you hear them, but I hate them all just the same. I sometimes scream like a girl when I walk up on them.

Good shoot(s), Nice battle scar!
All we have in these parts(that i have seen) are the diamondbacks. Better off dead, the lot of them. I'll keep my bull snakes.
Link Posted: 10/27/2015 11:02:28 AM EST
That's a nice Remington, what caliber?
Link Posted: 10/27/2015 11:35:59 AM EST
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That's a nice Remington, what caliber?
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thank you it's a 270 win mountain rifle
Link Posted: 10/27/2015 12:01:12 PM EST

Don't see any obvious bullet hole on the snake.
Did you shoot the snake with birdshot round?
Link Posted: 10/27/2015 1:01:24 PM EST
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Don't see any obvious bullet hole on the snake.
Did you shoot the snake with birdshot round?
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yes, the airweight is not my primary handgun, it stays loaded when on this property with rat shot just for snakes, very effective.
Link Posted: 10/27/2015 1:27:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BIG_IRON1911:


yes, the airweight is not my primary handgun, it stays loaded when on this property with rat shot just for snakes, very effective.
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Originally Posted By BIG_IRON1911:
Originally Posted By yobo:

Don't see any obvious bullet hole on the snake.
Did you shoot the snake with birdshot round?


yes, the airweight is not my primary handgun, it stays loaded when on this property with rat shot just for snakes, very effective.


When I'm out at the farm I carry the same revolver loaded with 2 shotshells followed by 3 SWC loads on my belt for the same reason as you.
Last Saturday I put rounds of 2 shotshells at the head of this 5' 3" Eastern Diamondback from 5 feet and it didn't kill it. My friend shot it behind the head with 308 to kill it...I followed up with 2 rounds of SWC load from the revolver. We were less than 6 feet away and it never rattled...just sat there quietly.





Few months ago I took one shot at the head of a 4' moccasin with the shotshell from about 5' and it killed the snake instantly.


Link Posted: 11/5/2015 9:07:51 AM EST
What kind of snake is that one?
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 9:09:11 AM EST
I see the rattlers but the other one is my question.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 10:01:29 AM EST
Fields are looking good. We've only had rain the past two weekends, but grass is coming up. Youth season starts Saturday, but it's more rain. Bummer.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 3:49:51 PM EST
They don't always rattle, but I've heard that they're evolving to rattle less because it attracts pigs to them. I should see if there is any research on this theory...
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 7:21:59 PM EST
is it a cottonmouth(water moccasin)?
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 7:29:31 PM EST
Nice!
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 9:06:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By phantom8747:
is it a cottonmouth(water moccasin)?
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Yes
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