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$25 Whitetail print? Catch?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 14-Jul-20
Missouribreaks 14-Jul-20
tobywon 14-Jul-20
JohnMC 14-Jul-20
beemann 14-Jul-20
Bou'bound 14-Jul-20
Grubby 14-Jul-20
INDBowhunter2 14-Jul-20
t-roy 14-Jul-20
APauls 14-Jul-20
Supernaut 14-Jul-20
PBNJ 14-Jul-20
Thornton 14-Jul-20
EmbryOklahoma 14-Jul-20
jingalls 14-Jul-20
JL 14-Jul-20
leo17 14-Jul-20
SteveB 14-Jul-20
Hojo 14-Jul-20
wytex 14-Jul-20
Pat Lefemine 14-Jul-20
Bou'bound 14-Jul-20
badbull 14-Jul-20
badbull 14-Jul-20
badbull 14-Jul-20
Buffalo1 14-Jul-20
Annony Mouse 14-Jul-20
Tonybear61 14-Jul-20
ahunter76 14-Jul-20
WyoBowHunter 14-Jul-20
JL 14-Jul-20
WyoBowHunter 14-Jul-20
Pat Lefemine 14-Jul-20
Russell 14-Jul-20
JL 14-Jul-20
Zbone 15-Jul-20
Will 15-Jul-20
scentman 15-Jul-20
ground hunter 15-Jul-20
Thunderhawk 15-Jul-20
scentman 15-Jul-20
DiRTY MiKE 15-Jul-20
relliK reeD 16-Jul-20
35-Acre 16-Jul-20
PBNJ 17-Jul-20
DiRTY MiKE 22-Jul-20
Korey Wolfe 24-Jul-20
Hood © 25-Jul-20
Shick 25-Jul-20
milnrick 25-Jul-20
From: Pat Lefemine
14-Jul-20

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Basically giving it away?
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Basically giving it away?
I’m buying deer prints to furnish our new Ohio place. While perusing eBay I found this signed and numbered print selling for $25! I figured there had to be a catch and it was going to be printed from some guys home PC. Received it today and it’s awesome.

Then I realized it. Can anyone guess why this print was so cheap? It’s kinda funny.

14-Jul-20
Looks like a big Traverse City, Michigan area buck.

From: tobywon
14-Jul-20
Maybe because it didn’t have droopy ears?

From: JohnMC
14-Jul-20
It is the mitch rompola buck!

From: beemann
14-Jul-20
Rompala buck

From: Bou'bound
14-Jul-20
It’s a forgery

From: Grubby
14-Jul-20
Because it’s 4” x6”

14-Jul-20
Legitimate or not, it’s a piece of bowhunting history and lore that isn’t in the record books. And in the off chance the rack does ever appear and it’s real, you’ve got an original painting of it. It’s one hell of a discussion piece if anyone ever asks about it either way. Heckuva find especially for $25

From: t-roy
14-Jul-20
Has the picture frame for it, been split too?

From: APauls
14-Jul-20
Because it’s a fake?

From: Supernaut
14-Jul-20
Because it's small in actual size, like copy paper small?

From: PBNJ
14-Jul-20
Pat have it X-RAYED to make sure the print is legit!

From: Thornton
14-Jul-20
Many bucks over 5 years old have droopy ears. That buck was the real deal.

14-Jul-20
He will refuse to have it X-rayed, PBNJ, and we will never know the legitimacy. Then Pat will drift off into seclusion and his fan boys will always run to his defense every time the print comes into question. :)

From: jingalls
14-Jul-20
R u soft peddling that print here on BS? Cuz we have strict rules of NOT selling stuff on the forums!^D

From: JL
14-Jul-20
It looks like it was signed twice. Once on the artwork and again at the lower right. Is it a copy of someone else's print?

Pop quiz....anyone know the significance of the bucks in the background?

His son has posted here before. Maybe he will read this thread and offer some thoughts about the print.

From: leo17
14-Jul-20
Because the skull plate was broken and they had to get rid of it for cheap.

From: SteveB
14-Jul-20
Page off a calendar?

From: Hojo
14-Jul-20
What is going on with the transparent deer toward the upper right side? The transparent buck is odd enough on his own, but what is the tail thing to the right of him? I can't zoom it up enough to tell.

From: wytex
14-Jul-20
INDBowhunter2 that is a print not an original. 22 of them still available on ebay.

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Jul-20
It’s a signed and numbered print. I’m glad I got it. It’s a normal sized print on good quality paper.

From: Bou'bound
14-Jul-20
Signed by Mitch?

From: badbull
14-Jul-20
Stolen merchandise ?

From: badbull
14-Jul-20

From: badbull
14-Jul-20
Does the winner get a prize ?

From: Buffalo1
14-Jul-20
Actually, a copy from China

From: Annony Mouse
14-Jul-20
Pat...sent you a PM. Nice print and does not look damaged. You know what size it is? If you can determine artist, you can look him up and get a better idea of value. If you purchase, you should get it framed properly...acid free matting. Wife has a long history of having her collection framed at Hobby Lobby...they will advise and help you get it done right.

We have a wildlife/outdoors art collection such that for every new piece, something has to come down. LOL

jack

From: Tonybear61
14-Jul-20
May be an artist's proof, reject or the real deal. Is it numbered, printer listed??

From: ahunter76
14-Jul-20
Well Paul Harvey, we are ready for the "rest of the story".

From: WyoBowHunter
14-Jul-20

From: JL
14-Jul-20
^...Kevin...thoughts on the print??

From: WyoBowHunter
14-Jul-20
So here is the story behind the print.

Prior to my dad shooting that deer, he had been working with a company called Custom Shooting Systems (CSS) to design a bow. He actually shot the deer with a prototype of the bow that was later put into production and called the swampmaster.

After my dad got the deer, CSS commissioned the well known wildlife artist Charles Denault to do the print. I think the deal was that if you purchased the swampmaster bow you got one of the prints.

I think CSS went out of business and they must have still had an inventory of the prints. Those are the ones that are for sale on eBay.

From: Pat Lefemine
14-Jul-20
Very interesting. Thanks Kevin!

From: Russell
14-Jul-20
Thanks for the tip Pat. Bought me one for my new place up in Ky.

From: JL
14-Jul-20
Thanks Kevin...now we know the "rest of the story" behind the prints.

From: Zbone
15-Jul-20
Not real, the ears are too droopy...8^)))

From: Will
15-Jul-20
The good news, is that it's a cool painting to have in your place, and will be a fun talking point for folks.

From: scentman
15-Jul-20
Thanks for explaining... that print is hauntingly interesting, with all the back story and inquisitiveness on the subject... The Legend Lives!

15-Jul-20
cool print.... always liked Denaults' stuff

From: Thunderhawk
15-Jul-20
Very nice

From: scentman
15-Jul-20
Is it illegal to use as a homescreen on phone? ;0)

15-Jul-20
I don't know why but I had to have one. Probably all of the beer last night. Now Pat and I are twinsies.

From: relliK reeD
16-Jul-20
My cousin has that same print on his wall. Next time I see him I will ask him where he got it.

From: 35-Acre
16-Jul-20
OK Pat. What?

From: PBNJ
17-Jul-20
Good follow up EmbryOklahoma!!!

22-Jul-20

DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
It's a cool print.

From: Korey Wolfe
24-Jul-20
What's the catch?

From: Hood ©
25-Jul-20
I thought Mitch shot him from the ground, but the painting shows him in a treestand. Maybe it was a different deer I am thinking about as I thought he shota few from the ground.

From: Shick
25-Jul-20
It's been a long time, but here's what I recall; Mitch presented Chuck with a rough drawing on a sheet of yellow legal pad paper; It was from his view in the tree stand and the two smaller buck were in front of the big guy. Chuck wanted to feature the big guy and as he said' used artists discretion and put them off to the right of the painting. I have # 28 of 200. I remember buying it from Chuck at the Great Easterm Sports Show in Harrisburg, Pa. When I walked by his booth, I said, "I know that deer. Used to buy a print off of Chuck every year. It was then he told me about how he came to paint it. I'm thinking he even had the rough drawing on the yellow legal pad with him that weekend. Whether or not you believe in the buck doesn't matter. It is a helluva print. Hope this helps . Shick

From: milnrick
25-Jul-20
I'm curious how to locate one to purchase. I think it would look great in our trophy room.

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