This is "Cracky" Wantland with his Mexico buck. Cracky was with our group also. This buck has a couple of extras and eyeguards that curl outward and goes in the upper 90s. This ranch seems to produce bucks with some extras every year. Cracky wore his ratty hunting jacket with all the blood for the rest of the trip. I think if he goes next year his jacket may have to find its way into the campfire.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Here is Danielle Davis with her first coues deer. Her husband, Houston, says she hunted hard and put a lot of effort into getting this deer. He says she is really starting to like hunting. I think that Houston had better look out, he has some competition for those big bucks.
Here is a photo of Dr. Houston Davis with his Mexico buck that taped out at 97". Houston was part of our group that hunted Sonora last week. He saw and passed some good bucks looking for a big one. He was savvy enough to realize that the impending weather would hamper the hunting and decided to take this buck the fourth morning of the hunt. It had already rained some that morning and came in heavy that night, putting an end to the hunt. I should have followed suit, as I came home empty handed not being able to hunt the last two days due to weather.
Here is Hunter Haynes with his buck he harvested with our group last week. It is a compact frame with great mass and eight inches of extras. This buck is very deceiving at first glance. I guessed him at 11o while we were in Mexico. I actually put a tape on him today and came up with 114" gross. This is one of the neatest bucks I have seen taken with us in Mexico. I will try to post up some photos of the antlers later that show it a little better.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We just got back from Mexico last week and had a good hunt. Here is a buck that our friend Tom harvested on the second day of hunting. He grosses about 112" with a six inch drop tine. In the past eleven years of hunting Sonora, I have not seen a drop tine buck on the hoof. This is Tom's first coues deer and he is now hooked. I will post photos of some of the other bucks that our group took soon.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Here is my Father with his 5A antelope he harvested on Sunday of the opening weekend in September. He has three of his grandchildren with him (left to right John, Megan, and Gage). I think most of his grandkids are going to be hunters. This buck is around 80" and he was very pleased. The day before he harvested we had a gullywasher of a storm and basically got rained out. The next morning after nearly getting stuck numerous times we found this buck and after two failed stocks, the third was a charm. The buck was busy keeping track of his does as the rut was on. Dad had 19 bonus points to draw this tag.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here is a photo of a buck that Pat Haynes, owner of Sundance Plumbing, killed on Sunday. He said that only does have come to his stand until Sunday when this buck came cruising in. Pat has photos of this buck just out of velvet in September. It went 150 yards before expiring and during the 2 hours he let it lay, the coyotes had ravaged the carcass. He says it grosses about 108" with a broken point.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Welcome everyone! Mogollon Taxidermy is now blogging. We will post photos of our customer's trophies as they come into the shop with their permission. This should be exciting as we get some very unique as well as large animals come through the shop. I will also post other pertitant information relating to taxidermy as well as Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young Scoring. Please respond with comments and ideas on posts people would like to see. Here is a photo of my father-in-law's buffalo he killed in Nebraska in December (left to right Earl Laforge, Bill Goldman, Clay Goldman).