Monday, December 14, 2009
An Unbelievable Weekend
Hornsamighty, MS> It was an OMG weekend at the famous Christmas Place. On the way to camp I got a call from Burney. All I could understand was "72 acres" and "13 point." I sped up to light speed and when I reached the camp, Burney had this magnificent 13 point hanging on the pole. What a way to start the weekend!
This impressive buck only weighed 175 lbs. but what a set of beautiful antlers.
The width was 16 inches and it will be an extraordinary mount.
Needless to say, this put all the hunters in the woods the next morning even as the rain started to pour down.
Hold your horses, we are not done yet!
No deer that morning but the rain fell off to light splatters and shifting winds for the afternoon hunt. No one was dawdling around as they headed out to hunt again. Late that afternoon, at the Leevee stand this ungodly horse of a deer wandered out in front of Michael and with one shot he laid the giant deer on the ground.
When they brought that thing in, it did look like a horse across the back of that 4-wheeler. We grabbed it and tried to get it on the hanging pole. The rope broke! We retied and lifted, he was so big we could not get his head off the ground! We lowered him, reattached the gambrel and lifted. He bent the damn gambrel!
Finally we got him up and weighed him. This big 10 point weighed an unbelievable 275 lbs. Yes, the scales are correct. It was the biggest damn buck I have ever seen. It hung on the pole like a giant land shark.
Here is a pic of the two lucky idiots together.