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Offline Spyder1958

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2017 hunting, processing, cooking, eating
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:36:46 AM »
Hello everyone, hope your Thanksgiving was as good as mine. Returned home last Saturday after a week off in Tenn & Ga. enjoying time with family and friends.
Did some hunting with friends in Ga. I didn't have any luck this trip, but my two friends were blessed with a total of 7 for the week and they shared some meat for my pleasure. Not a lot of photo's taken, here's photos of two of the three nice bucks taken. 4 doe's were harvested but no photos

I also want to share a custom knife Crash made that I used this year along with a few others I used to process the meat. Dave's blade out performed all others used, thanks buddy for a great all around knife.

On with the photos;

1st Buck shot sunday morning about 0730


2nd Buck tuesday 1720 hrs


4 doe's were harvested fri morning and one young 3x3 buck fri evening.
I had one friend 300 yds to my right, sitting in tree stand who shot once and dropped two doe's just pass 0700. 5 minutes later,
another friend sitting 300 yds to my left shot two times and had two doe's. he shot two more times at a coyote running out to his deer's. he missed both shots. His two were 280 yds across the pasture from the tree line we were set up on.
That evening sitting deep in the woods the young buck came in to a bleep call. Two other larger bucks were coming in behind the younger one but wasn't seen until the shot was made.
Was a great time hanging with old friends camping in the woods.
Sunday I began processing the meat.

One large ham and two backstraps.





Here's the blades I used to de-bone and slice the meat.


top blade, I ordered the blank, a Hocks 01 tool steel, 5" chef's knife and Makore curly scales.
2nd is Crashblade, I believe 1095 flat grind, bone scales. Daves work best for removing sinue and slicing.
3rd old worn out butcher knife from my brothers shop I use for boning
4th Ontario old hickory 8" slicing knife, 1095 of course.
http://ontarioknife.com/cutlery/old-hickoryr/75-8-slicing-knife.html





Had to cook some brunch for the wife.




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Re: 2017 hunting, processing, cooking, eating
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 11:15:49 AM »
It's noon here, so that last picture looks mighty good to ME! :drool: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 2017 hunting, processing, cooking, eating
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 02:26:06 PM »
Nice photos and thanks for sharing them.
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Re: 2017 hunting, processing, cooking, eating
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 04:49:25 AM »
Looks like a great time and great eating.  Glad the knife is working for you.