Mathews Inc.
Corona Virus Hunting
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
t-roy 09-May-20
Grey Ghost 09-May-20
Huntcell 09-May-20
GF 09-May-20
JohnMC 09-May-20
Buffalo1 09-May-20
GF 09-May-20
Buffalo1 09-May-20
ground hunter 09-May-20
leo17 09-May-20
CFMuley 09-May-20
Shug 09-May-20
GF 09-May-20
KsRancher 09-May-20
GF 09-May-20
Bou'bound 10-May-20
Inshart 10-May-20
Buffalo1 11-May-20
ahunter76 11-May-20
Buffalo1 11-May-20
Tonybear61 11-May-20
Buffalo1 12-May-20
KHNC 12-May-20
From: t-roy
09-May-20
Wow! That prairie dog is huge!

From: Grey Ghost
09-May-20
Or, find a chunk of BLM with prairie dogs and coyotes and go DIY. There's plenty out there. You'll save money, and have a greater satisfaction from relying on yourself.

Matt

From: Huntcell
09-May-20
Make this photo heavy .... can’t get enough of prairie dogs hero shots. Especially with Kiki or Stika camo. cigarette hanging out corner of mouth would be a nice touch . Details details.

From: GF
09-May-20
“ Wow! That prairie dog is huge!”

Might be a whitetail and you’re used to blacktails.... Seriously. But with wide-angle lenses, who can tell anymore?

Matt is right about DIY options, but as a low-cost test-drive of an outfitter, Willie does have a point.

Guess it depends whether you like your chances with Covid in town or Plague in the dog towns. At least Plague responds you antibiotics... ;)

From: JohnMC
09-May-20
Do you sell autographed pictures by chance? An autographed picture of the greatest outfitter of all time would make a great addition to any man cave!!

From: Buffalo1
09-May-20
"There’s no better way to research an outfitter than to book a hunt with him and see FIRST HAND how he does business."

Your statement reminds me Nancy Pelosi comments on Obamacare- "But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it."

A wise man once told me, "Investigate before you invest." I think he gave me some sage advice.

From: GF
09-May-20
You see, that’s the problem with them damn Buffalo… Hardly any meat on those hindquarters. Just a ridiculous beast… I mean, how many burgers can you eat in a year?

09-May-20
Seriously, how much meat would you get from that? We have a place outside of KC that sells Buffalo meat. I guess it's fairly popular now.

From: Buffalo1
09-May-20
Willie, I really do know what to think of you or your integrity because I’ve never investigated you. I have no interest of your outfitter services at this time- therefore no need to investigate at this point.

As I used to tell job applicant’s, “I’ll certainly keep your application for consideration.”

09-May-20
I am going to hunt pigs on the 18th,,,, too busy huntng turkeys the last few weeks,,,, I just live in a different world,,,,,

09-May-20
It takes a lot of deer to have the same amount of meat as that!

From: leo17
09-May-20
What would be the cost of a good meat bull or cow hunt? Do you bow hunt them?

From: CFMuley
09-May-20
Hey, this wasn’t that bad of an advertisement/thread. I think the toned down approach will work much better for you. Good luck with your hunts this year!

From: Shug
09-May-20
Dear God...plzz just come down and shoot me in the face

From: GF
09-May-20
What kind of range on the Archery shots?

From: KsRancher
09-May-20
Looks pretty good to me. The fat looks really white, I figured it would be more yellowish. Do you grind the rib ribeyes and kc strips up also? Or will they still make an edible steak? Seeing the size of the ribs on that beast makes me hungry. Would be fun to cook them over an open fire and eat them right off the bone. Like in "Dances with Wolves"

From: GF
09-May-20
“ Or will they still make an edible steak?”

FWIW...

About 25 years ago, a buddy of mine shot a northern MN whitetail buck that dressed #230+ on about Nov 7th; the base of his neck was about 5’ around and the individual muscles in the neck were as big as the backstraps on most deer. So we butterflied them and ate them like backstraps.... and they ate like backstraps.

So you never know ‘til you try, eh?

30 yards sounds darn civilized.

From: Bou'bound
10-May-20
unbelievable animals to stand over. standing over one with a bow in your hand makes it even more unreal.

From: Inshart
10-May-20
What's the difference between the "meat bull" and the "trophy bull"? Age and weight?

MUCH better post.

From: Buffalo1
11-May-20
Willie,

What bow equipment setup would you recommend for your bison hunts?

From: ahunter76
11-May-20
I killed a cow several years ago with 60# Darton Compound, 3 blade Rocky Mountain Ironhead on 2219 Aluminum arrow (total arrow weight right at 550grns. 42 yd shot, double lung, pass thru (arrow picked up 20 yds past shot). Went 60 yds & dropped. My Buddy used a 70# Compound on a bull at 40 yds, pass thru with a Carbon arrow & 3 blade head (no idea of his arrow weight). His Bull went about 70 yds & he put a 2nd arrow in him just b/4 he dropped. Close to shoulder & to the fletch... We were amazed at how the other Buffalo stayed around the down animal & try to make it get up. Neither of us knew this about them at the time. These were ranch hunts (12,000 acres) but definitely not walk up & shoot. Took us both 4 full days of hunting to get a shot. We had one instance where we had set up an ambush & a cow stopped & was pawing, throwing dirt at my buddy but never charge. Our guide "did" chamber a round.

From: Buffalo1
11-May-20
Using a compound bow:

(1). What pound draw weight bow would you recommend?

(2). What total weight arrow would you recommend ?

(3). How many inches of penetration are needed to puncture both lungs?

From: Tonybear61
11-May-20

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I was thinking right through the center of the protein envelope but would that leave enough of a RNA trail to follow?? Fixed blade or expandable??

From: Buffalo1
12-May-20
Willie, Thanks for you feedback on my questions.

From: KHNC
12-May-20
1 % charge rate???? THATS CRAZY!! Higher than COVID-19! Must be extremely dangerous! i vote buffalo hunting should be shut down til the charge rate goes down a little. Flatten the curve, save lives!!

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