Archive for October, 2009

Unfortunate story of Coyote Attack-Fox News

Posted in Big Game, North America, Predators-other on October 31, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/coyotes-attack-kill-canadian-singer-taylor-mitchell-worry/story?id=8962189

Careful wildlife management has resulted in many unintended consequences.  For example, wolf reintroduction has decimated elk and moose herds in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming-leading to the delisting of the grey wolf from the endangered species list.  Reinvigoration of deer and small game numbers have caused an explosion of Coyotes and other predators. 

Unfortunately, we are in an era where human influence cannot be ignored.  Game and outdoor conservation is a complex and constantly changing science.  Coyote control has moved high on the agenda leading several western states to reinstate bounties on these efficient predators.   Just the other day my wife and I saw a coyote WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK in our neighborhood.  Another friend saw a mountain lion in their backyard.  As deer become more comfortable in the suburbs, we can expect the predators move in as well.

African Leopard Strikes Back-Video

Posted in Africa, Big 5, Big Game, International, Predators on October 31, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Thanks Wade for the forward.  This video shows how quickly a hunter can become the hunted.  This wounded Leopard literally blurs through the grass and takes down the professional hunter.  Worth a look!  http://trophyroom.com/video/BIkAidNXYP/

Giant Trevally-Australian Saltwater Trophy

Posted in Fish, Saltwater on October 30, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Thanks to Kerri from Clear Water Island Lodge in Australia for use of the photo of this terrific Giant Trevally.  Check out the website for more photos http://www.clearwaterislandlodge.com.au/

Giant Austrlian Barramundi

The photo below shows a typical Giant Trevally-see the size difference.

Regular Barramundi

12 year old harvests big ol’ muley

Posted in Big Game, Deer, North America on October 28, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

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A friend sent me this photo with the following description:Zach Waters is 12 years old and this was his first deer hunt. His Dad and him went out and shot a forky Sunday night and took it home to find out that it had been wounded and rotting and infected. The Fish & Game came and inspected the carcass on Monday and found that it not to be any good. The Fish & Game reissued Zach a new Tag and off they went again. They jumped this Buck early in the morning @ 50 yards thought they’d never see him again. Later that morning they jumped him again @150 yards and Zach was quick on the trigger and shot him on a dead run up the saddle. He hit him in the rear leg and broke it all the way. They followed the blood trail and figured he hit an artery the way it was bleeding out. 200 yards down the trail they spotted him again and shot him through the back & liver. Zach is the kind of young man that deserves this buck and has had a smile on his face ever since. Unofficial B&C score 235 4/8. Way to go Zach!

Ginormous Bull Elk-New Mexico

Posted in Big Game, Elk, North America on October 27, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

9x9 New Mexico Monster

What a brute.  This New Mexico Bull has 9 points on each side and apparently scored a remarkable 443.  What an amazing resurgence of monster bull elk coming of the west.  Check out the length of those brow tines!

Montana Giant-largest ever in lower 48

Posted in Big Game, Bighorn Sheep, North America on October 26, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

A friend forwarded me this photo with the following description:

Monster Ram From Montana Possibly Largest Ever!
> A lucky hunter with the one coveted non-resident tag in Montana ‘s Missouri River Breaks just harvested possibly the largest ram ever taken in the United States ! The ram green scored 205 with both horns stretching to 44 1/2″ with over 16″ bases and carries the mass throughout the horn length. The ram will be officially scored after the 60 day drying period. If the ram exceeds Jim Weatherly’s 204 7/8 ram taken in 1993 it will be the new Montana state record and will also be the largest ram ever taken in the United States . Pat White was assisted and filmed on the hunt by John Lewton of Whitehall , MT. The two men backpacked in over 10 miles, glassing as they went and found the ram. They shot the ram and carried it out on their backs the 10 miles back to the trailhead. Only gutting out a 20 mile foot march in 90+ degree heat resulted in the harvest of one of the largest rams ever taken.

2009 Montana Ram

National Geographic-Predator vs Prey

Posted in Other cool stuff on October 21, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

National Geographic has just come out with some of the photos from its predator vs prey photo contest for 2009.  To see more of the entry photos go to http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/scitech/2009/10/20/national-geographic-photo-contest-predator-vs-prey

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Treking In-Capturing the Moment (and Badlands giveaway)

Posted in Other cool stuff on October 21, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

Bryan is the winner of the Badlands bino case, his fantastic brown trout wins accolades from participants in the poll by over 50 percent.   Bryan just sent me this fabulous photo.  For me it captures so many memories treking in the outdoors for a new day of adventure.  Thanks for use of the photo Bryan. 

We have another giveaway for the surfboard-closes Oct 30th.  To be entered you can simply email me and mention Dub or submit any post.  Each post counts for one entry-no limit on posts.  To see more about our new giveaway see http://wp.me/pEk8s-aoFishermen_-_Berry_GWH_use[1]

Here is the winning photo (click on photo to see the entire post).  MonsterBrown2-MHQ-10-28-08

Check out the badlands swag brought home by Bryan.  Thanks again to badlands for supporting the great white hunter blog.  Badlands and their sister company Vortex Outdoors has a ton of other cool gear for fishing, hunting and backpacking. http://www.badlandspacks.com/about_badlands.php

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Monster Bull Elk-out of the Yukon

Posted in Big Game, Elk, North America on October 20, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

This tremendous bull elk was taken out of Yukon-which is not known for its elk herds.  With gross score of over 450, this is truly a world class animal.  Congratulations to Al Klassen, a sheep guide who has guided many clients to their own trophies.  Thanks to Emily for the forward!

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New Zealand-Spey Creek

Posted in Big Game, Guides and Outfitters, International, New Zealand on October 18, 2009 by thegreatwhitehunter

One of the great outdoor adventures for the world traveler and outdoorsmen is New Zealand.  With some of the most picturesque and mesmerizing landscapes in all of the world, New Zealand also has some of the world’s best hunting and fishing.  For the outdoorsmen looking for a new adventure, Spey Creek outfitters has it all.  The New Zeland big three-Red Stag, Himalyan Tahr and Chamois are high on my list of hunts to do in the future.  Visit the Spey Creek Website online at http://www.sctrophyhunting.com/

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Himalyan Tahr

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Chamois

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You can also add many other species including Wapiti, Wild Boar, Fallow Deer, Wild Turkey just to name a few.  With First Class Accomodations, Spey Creek makes a great couples or family get-away.