Black Gold Sights
Texas Amigos and Bowsite Buds
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
midwest 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Brotsky 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Joey Ward 28-Jan-20
cnelk 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
RK 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
JTreeman 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
RK 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
RK 28-Jan-20
TrapperKayak 28-Jan-20
Bake 28-Jan-20
GhostBird 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
RK 28-Jan-20
EmbryOklahoma 28-Jan-20
sticksender 28-Jan-20
Treeline 28-Jan-20
Brotsky 28-Jan-20
drycreek 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
njbuck 28-Jan-20
HUNT MAN 28-Jan-20
Mad Trapper 28-Jan-20
loesshillsarcher 28-Jan-20
Mark Watkins 28-Jan-20
t-roy 28-Jan-20
Jaquomo 28-Jan-20
midwest 28-Jan-20
Beav 28-Jan-20
Dennis Razza 28-Jan-20
kota-man 28-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jan-20
BOHNTR 28-Jan-20
SBH 28-Jan-20
Scar Finga 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
LWood 28-Jan-20
Buffalo1 28-Jan-20
elkmtngear 28-Jan-20
WV Mountaineer 28-Jan-20
trkyslr 28-Jan-20
Ambush 28-Jan-20
Hawkeye 28-Jan-20
Zackman 29-Jan-20
weekender21 29-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 29-Jan-20
SDHNTR(home) 29-Jan-20
otcWill 29-Jan-20
Inshart 29-Jan-20
Candor 29-Jan-20
28-Jan-20

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Texas Amigos
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Texas Amigos
I’ve always benefited from Friends made with the Pope & Young Club and Bowsite and this is my latest fun hunt which was one of the very best.

In 2007 while attending Measurers training class for P&Y Club I met Dennis Razza. At the time he was 31 and I thought it quite impressive that at his young age he was that committed to P&Y Club. We became great friends after that and five or so years ago he became a Taxidermist sponsor on Bowsite. Many of you have done business with Dennis and many more admire his gift as a taxidermist.

In 2011 Lenny Wood from Texas asked me if I thought it would be fun for him to bring his Dad to attend the P&Y Convention in Rochester. He came, attended the Bowsite “Meet & Greet” and we became good friends.

A bit later Lenny got a great Archery, Mountain Goat and he asked Dennis to mount it. They became good friends. Last April Lenny asked Dennis and I to come hunt his Texas Lease in January. Dennis and I had never hunted Texas and jumped at the chance.

Here’s our hunt re-cap. God Blessed Texas...

From: midwest
28-Jan-20
giddy up!

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
The land owner of Lenny’s lease wants does controlled and it has to be a big part of the management for Lenny and his other members. This is a note the Rancher left at the Ranch house.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lennys license plate.

From: Brotsky
28-Jan-20
I hope you brought more than 5 arrows :-)

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Here is one of the many ways we know we are in Texas. How about a mandatory 10 year sentence in Rhode Island:)

This was in case we saw an easy doe shot while driving around to help the doe count.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Temps were very comfy. Nice relief from late season cold at home.

28-Jan-20

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Get some of this. Better than Dots
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Get some of this. Better than Dots
Lenny takes his Guide and cooking talents very seriously. This is the rub he puts on the beef before he cooks on the grill. Wowser... Good stuff

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
A Lenny specialty. Halapenas, cream cheese wrapped with Bacon. Quickly gone.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Lenny had a friend come to the ranch with a buck he got a few months ago for Dennis and I to measure for B&C entry. What a beauty.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Dennis with a Grey Fox. Beautiful.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Dennis with a Grey Fox. Beautiful.
After dinner one night Dennis and I were treated to another Texas tradition. Predator hunting from the back of a pick up truck. Man O man what fun.

From: Joey Ward
28-Jan-20
Is the safety off on that rifle?

That would be a mandatory ass-whoopin' where I'm from. :-)

From: cnelk
28-Jan-20
I hope there will be a bow pic sometime in this thread? :)

From: LWood
28-Jan-20
Bow photos coming soon...

From: RK
28-Jan-20
Joey Safety is off and bolt up

Pretty standard way to carry in a truck on a ranch

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Our goal in the few days we hunted was to shoot does and older bucks with so-so antler potential. Here is a picture of Lenny and me with a doe.

From: LWood
28-Jan-20
Thanks for doing a recap, Charlie. It was a great weekend.

28-Jan-20

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Ole warrior
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Ole warrior
Dennis then shot this really old buck with a unique rack. It was one Lenny had targeted. Cool buck and a great shot.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
There were two target bucks at the blind Dennis was at and an hour after he shot the first buck Target buck number 2 appeared. Dennis texted Lenny and he said take him if you can. Done deal!!

28-Jan-20

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Len and Den.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Len and Den.
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2 Great bucks on one sit
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
2 Great bucks on one sit
Both Dennis’ shots were draino shots with easy tracking.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
This is a trail camera pic of the buck I hit but we could not find. The weed in the background was about 3 foot high every where and my shot was a bit marginal. We gridded using onX for a total of 7 hours to no avail. Bummer

From: JTreeman
28-Jan-20
Looks pretty good except for the fact I wasn’t invited! ;)

—Jim

28-Jan-20

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Enjoy it all
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Enjoy it all
Dennis caped out his buck and I put a quick tape on it. After drying period it will net just above P&Y Minimum.

28-Jan-20

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
We drove back to Midland for our next day flight home and used the saws all to take the racks off.

From: RK
28-Jan-20
Nice recap Charlie. What part of the state were you guys hunting in

28-Jan-20

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Texas Sunset
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Texas Sunset
I’ll begin and end this thread with the amazing opportunities we can share by our cummulative relationships made on Bowsite and P&Y Club. A classic Texas sunset to end the hunt.

From: LWood
28-Jan-20
RK - closest big town is San Angelo.

From: RK
28-Jan-20
Lenny thanks. I was going to guess north east of Abilene So I was real wrong:)

Looks like you guys had a great time

Is your county covered up with Turkey?

From: TrapperKayak
28-Jan-20
WRT lost buck, no dogs allowed? Nice bucks taken...

From: Bake
28-Jan-20
Awesome trip! Thanks for sharing!

From: GhostBird
28-Jan-20
Nice recap... congratulations fellows.

From: LWood
28-Jan-20
RK - we have turkeys, but we are not covered up.

TrapperKayak - dogs are allowed. Based on how Charlie’s buck behaved after the shot, we thought he would not be far from where Charlie last saw him. Charlie was able slip out quietly the opposite way out of the stand a couple hours after the shot.

From: RK
28-Jan-20
Good recap. Thanks Charlie and Lenny

28-Jan-20
Congrats, fellas!

From: sticksender
28-Jan-20
Looks like a fun hunt for mid winter, congrats!

From: Treeline
28-Jan-20
Good times! Congratulations on a great trip guys!

Thanks for the recap!

Looks like there are still some great bucks in that country!

From: Brotsky
28-Jan-20
Great trips with great buddies, that's one of the things that makes life worth living! Congrats guys!

From: drycreek
28-Jan-20
Y’all had a great time, that’s easy to see. I like that part of the state, I just never could figure how to make a living out there.

Good friends and plenty of opportunities, that makes for a good trip !

From: LWood
28-Jan-20

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Trail camera photo - Bladed 8
LWood's embedded Photo
Trail camera photo - Bladed 8
Trail camera photo of the bladed brow 8 Dennis shot.

From: njbuck
28-Jan-20
Sounds like a great trip, congrats guys!

From: HUNT MAN
28-Jan-20
Looks like a great time with great friends. And that is what it’s all about. Thanks for posting. Hunt

From: Mad Trapper
28-Jan-20
Texas is special. Nice job guys!

28-Jan-20
fun trip there!!

From: Mark Watkins
28-Jan-20
What a crew!

What a trip! congrats!

Mark

From: t-roy
28-Jan-20
Looks like a great time spent with good friends. Doesn’t get any better than that!

How many does did you guys end up taking?

I’m assuming that cool looking grey fox is getting mounted? If so, I think Dennis is about due to treat us to another awesome “how to” taxidermy thread! How bout it, Dennis??!!

From: Jaquomo
28-Jan-20
Great adventure! Thanks for sharing!

From: midwest
28-Jan-20
What a fun way to spend a winter week!

From: Beav
28-Jan-20
What a great time that had to be! Congrats fellas!

From: Dennis Razza
28-Jan-20
Great time with great friends! Texas Rocks!

Bowsite and P&Y have been a big part in connecting me with like minded people.

From: kota-man
28-Jan-20
Good times with a bunch of good dudes. Way to go guys...

28-Jan-20

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The Ranch
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
The Ranch
Texas guys like big trucks...

From: BOHNTR
28-Jan-20
Awesome stuff, Charlie!

From: SBH
28-Jan-20
Thanks Charlie! Great Trip!

From: Scar Finga
28-Jan-20
Thanks for sharing!

Great bucks BTW!!!!

How many does did you guys end up with?

28-Jan-20
Looks like a ton of fun. Could use some of that weather here.

Congrats.

From: LWood
28-Jan-20
Ended up with just two does. Bucks were pounding all the feeders.

From: LWood
28-Jan-20
“Texas guys like big trucks....”

No Subarus here, or whatever Ike used to call them ??

28-Jan-20
Great recap of what looks like a great hunt. Thanks for sharing!

From: Buffalo1
28-Jan-20
A great Texas adventure there. Glad ya'll had a great time. Texas is such a unique place.

From: elkmtngear
28-Jan-20
Nice recap, Charlie...looks like a fun place to be, this time of Year!

28-Jan-20
Awesome stuff men.

From: trkyslr
28-Jan-20
Great stuff guys!!!!

From: Ambush
28-Jan-20
Way to make the off season the "on" season, Charlie!! The only thing better the hunting and friends is hunting with friends. Congrats to all!

From: Hawkeye
28-Jan-20
Congrats guys!

From: Zackman
29-Jan-20
Awesome guys!!

From: weekender21
29-Jan-20
That looks like an awesome time!

29-Jan-20

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Black Gold, Texas tea and amazing sunsets...

Texas became the 13th state I’ve hunted Whitetails. Blessed I am..

From: SDHNTR(home)
29-Jan-20
I love hunting TX. Congrats Gents!

From: otcWill
29-Jan-20
Good stuff boys! Thanks for posting

From: Inshart
29-Jan-20
That first buck you mentioned with the wide spread and a bit non-typical that his friend shot ---- just curious, what did it score?

From: Candor
29-Jan-20
great pics. Looks like a good time.

Blood trailing in south texas is like nowhere else. The soil sucks it up as if it never existed. The cactus and mesquite prohibit much movement.

The deer there broadly seem more acute than elsewhere to the shot (jumping the string more violently). Perhaps the amount of predators.

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