I landed at home in time for Thanksgiving and I had lots to be thankful for; mainly just being home. I've been on the road since late October and a month away from the ones you love and your own bed definitely makes for a great homecoming. I'm still hugging my family!
This return to home is going to be brief since I'm still trying to gather shows for Extreme Pursuits and help the crew at North American Hunter TV. Hopefully I can put another deer or two on the ground for more exciting adventures before Santa fills his sleigh.
I apologize for being sluggish on posting blogs and replying to comments. When I'm on the road I generally hunt all day and that day starts anytime from 4 a.m. and ends around 9 p.m. There's not much time for internet or Facebook time, not to mention wireless connections are often nonexistent.
Here are a few answers from past NAH blog comments. Thanks for reading and for the feedback!
Regarding the weight and score on my sunflower buck; I didn't have a scale and haven't put a tape to him yet. I estimate his live weight at 250 pounds and his score just shy of 140 points.
Regarding all the invitations to hunt Eastern public lands; we'll see. I'm going to be putting my 2011 hunting schedule together in early 2011 so if you have ideas where I might have a good chance for success (need it when you're spending $$$$ on production) drop me a note. As for this year, most of my hunts were on public land or DIY, but I did hook up with some of my good friends in the outfitting industry. Most are old friends and wouldn't trade those hunts, and memories for all the tea in China.
Regarding the internal performance of the GMX bullet; I shot seven big animals with my TC Pro Hunter in .300 Winchester magnum caliber. I used the 150-grain GMX Hornady bullet for all including elk to pronghorn. All were one-shot kills and none walked further than 40 yards before tipping over. All were pass-throughs with massive destruction internally. What more can I say?
Regarding whether you should shoot an animal when it's drinking; I say why not. Most of my archery pronghorns were shot while guzzling. They are distracted and the noise of slurping water covers your archery shot, but likely not the crack of your rifle.
Happy belated Thanksgiving!
That's enough of that. Get busy putting up the outside Christmas decorations!