Good News-Bad News

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by MELOC, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

    Messages:
    7,220
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    the good news is that i got a deer today. the bad news is i got it with the station wagon. :flame: luckily it was not busted up too bad. two legs broke low and massive internal injuries. at least the guts didn't break.

    so, mom gets a tenderloin, my nephew got a hind quarter and a tenderloin for helping me butcher. his wife is pregnant so i am glad to nourish their growing child with wholesome meat...and maybe give him/her a predisposition for venison, lol. my sis gets some roasts and my brother gets a small neck roast and front shoulder. meat on the table for the family. :)

    the station wagon needs a little work. :rolleyes:
     
  2. wildhorse

    wildhorse Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,001
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    NC mountains
    ouch and congratulations.
     

  3. Been there, Done that!!!!

    It can be rather expensive to get one that way. I got an old buck in early spring after he had shed his antlers. I butchered him up and found out he was the toughest buck in the world. It didn't seem to matter how I cooked him, he was just down right tuff. So I hope you tenderized him a little better then I did.
     
  4. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

    Messages:
    7,220
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    it was a button buck. hopefully that will help a little bit.
     
  5. wildhorse

    wildhorse Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,001
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Location:
    NC mountains
    MELOC its very kind of you to share with others.
     
  6. Highground

    Highground Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    529
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Location:
    WV
  7. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

    Messages:
    52,806
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Location:
    Eastern North Carolina
    Glad YOU didnt get hurt!
     
  8. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

    Messages:
    7,220
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    everyone in my family tries to help the others out. we have always been like that. like today, my brother and another nephew helped me lay block. the second weekend in a row. we did 30 feet and 5 courses high. i mixed mud for 5 and a half hours today and struck joints and carried block.

    so maybe that is why i was so generous, lol...too tired to fully butcher and package the meat. nah...i normally try to give away some of my wild harvest no matter what it is. if i have morels...they have morels. if i have berries so do they. i am just glad the everyone took some meat and the deer was not wasted.

    yeah, it could have been worse. every now and again a deer goes through someone's windshield and people die. it has happened several times in my area in my lifetime.
     
  9. elkhound

    elkhound Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    12,734
    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Location:
    GREY'S RIVER,BARSOOM
    meloc....it is good to share with friends and family.life is much harder than most people want to admit to.my neighbor is coming monday to fix a small problem with my well...that could be a big problem if not corrected.just have to remeber to give as much as you take from friends and family.sounds like ya'll got alot of work done on the block laying.good job
     
  10. WolfWalksSoftly

    WolfWalksSoftly Level II -Inappropriate

    Messages:
    3,157
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2004
    Location:
    Missouri (MIZZ U RAH)Ozarks
    I've been driving for almost 30 years (has it really been that long? Geesh) and never hit any wildlife until this year. I have hit a Deer with the wifes car and one with my truck. Not much damage to the truck, but of course the wifes car got it bad, is, was her pride and joy and OF COURSE we had dropped full coverage insurance on the car about a month before.
     
  11. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    936
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I'm glad that no one was hurt!
     
  12. Paquebot

    Paquebot Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,801
    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Location:
    South Central Wisconsin
    Some of our best deer weapons have been Fords! '64 Galaxy 500, '69 LTD, '76 LTD. Son also has enjoyed success hunting with Ford products. Mustang, Cougar, and Thunderbird! Mine were all intentional, my son's weren't!

    Martin
     
  13. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

    Messages:
    7,220
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    lol. i remember driving my f100 a bit faster on the dirt roads following a few disappointing firearms seasons. :shrug:
     
  14. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    936
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I'm glad no one was hurt! Antlered deer usually wind up going through the windshield of a car, with Bad results for the driver.