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Title: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: MacReady on January 09, 2011, 05:58:00 PM
Wanted to share some pics of a nice 8 point that I got this year in Roane County, WV.  Probably average size to most people but for Roane County its bigger than most.  Lots of hunting pressure in the area and a lot of people hunting for meat out of necessity rather than sport.  On top of that with only a few law enforcement officers in a large area, poaching is a constant problem.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/photo-1-1.jpg?t=1294620816)
This is my first approach of the deer.  The picture doesn't show it but the deer was flopping and rolling down a hill when it got its head stuck in this fallen tree.  It saved a lot of dragging up hill, lol.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/photo-2-1.jpg?t=1294620922)
(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/DSC00476-1.jpg?t=1294620958)
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: flyfisher66048 on January 09, 2011, 06:08:15 PM
Nice deer
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: thezoo on January 09, 2011, 06:49:32 PM
congrats on the fine kill, one for the wall, and the freezer, can anyone say biltong :D
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: MacReady on January 09, 2011, 06:53:28 PM
I cut the tenderloin into steaks and was lazy with the rest, I had it all ground into hamburger and breakfast sausage.  I usually make jerky but not this year.  I tried to find someone to make bologna but with no luck.  Biltong is definitely on the agenda for next year.
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: thezoo on January 09, 2011, 07:32:47 PM
i want to try to make biltong but the cost of meat, id be affraid id mess it up do make jerkey though love that stuff anyway nice buck
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: Jloch76 on January 09, 2011, 09:00:08 PM
Great deer!  Wrap your steaks in thick cut bacon before you grill them.  OMG!  Ijust took a doe during the final week of archery season.  Ended up with 11 nice filet sized steaks.  Enjoy the fruits of your harvest my friend!  Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: hd45hunt on January 09, 2011, 09:41:51 PM
Very nice deer!  Also inspiring as I've been looking at Roane county for a possible BOL spot.  ;)
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: ncjeeper on January 09, 2011, 09:51:15 PM
I have seen deer and turkey on my property.
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: andrebeergog on January 10, 2011, 06:42:27 PM
Not average for Washington state!  Beautiful deer, with a good curl!  Is most of the hunting on public or private land in WV?
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: MacReady on January 10, 2011, 07:19:15 PM
In the areas that I hunt its mostly private.  There are no public hunting lands in Roane County but there is about 2600 acres of public land just outside of Roane County in Jackson County.  Roane County isnt nearly as populated as some other counties and I'm sure that in those counties more people seek out public land.  Where I'm at in the northern panhandle private land to hunt is hard to come by.  There just isn't enough of it.  I have friends who travel several hours to their hunting camps in less populated areas.  I travel 3.5 - 4 hours to get to Roane County.
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: TNVolunteer on January 10, 2011, 07:24:56 PM
That's a nice deer in any county!  Congrats.
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: Hector500NC on January 19, 2011, 10:35:19 AM
That's a great looking Buck!  I bet that breakfast sausage is tasty!

-Hector 500 in NC
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: Storm on January 19, 2011, 05:05:31 PM
Not too shabby Leo, a fine Roane specimen. It's hard to get nice kills in Roane county with so many fellows needing the meat and some having to hunt 2 or 3 year round. We've got some big ones in Gilmer where I hunt, even the does get huge; some times bigger than the bucks. If I had the money, I'd buy up some of the land in Roane. Shame.  :-\
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on January 20, 2011, 08:02:02 PM
Nice animal.

Looks tasty.  ;)
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: MacReady on February 09, 2011, 06:07:27 PM
Got my mount today.  Thought I'd throw up some glamour shots for you guys.  At first he was kind of upset about where he was placed on the wall.  As he hung there he started to warm up to the spot and by the time I took the last picture he had even cracked a smile.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/photo1.jpg)
Pouting.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/photo2.jpg)
Warming up to the idea.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/photo4.jpg)
Cracking a smile.
Title: Re: Roane County WV Whitetail
Post by: radtke on February 11, 2011, 12:48:29 AM
nice buck ;D