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Gamehog
03-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Both of these bucks are from northern California. The first one is my first archery buck taken in 2009. The second buck I took last season 2010. Both are nice now lets see some of your Blacktail bucks. DIY
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elkmtngear
03-02-2011, 09:45 AM
Those are AWESOME Blacktails! Here is a goofy one my buddy took in 2009 from Nor Cal

indianw
03-02-2011, 03:05 PM
here are couple from a few years back

Bluesdude
03-02-2011, 04:30 PM
Here's a few from my honey hole in SW Washington.

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BigSurArcher
03-03-2011, 06:19 PM
Nice bucks guys. Here are some of mine from age 13 to 21 (current). I exposed the film on my first buck when I was 12... sucks!

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/001_crop.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/002_crop.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/Archerybuck.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/131.jpg

BigSurArcher
03-03-2011, 06:20 PM
http://s2.excoboard.com/forums/8151/user/157587/321461.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/160.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/181.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/177.jpg

BigSurArcher
03-03-2011, 06:23 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/DSC01422.jpg

http://s2.excoboard.com/forums/8151/user/157587/492301.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/DSC00842.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/bucks06014.jpg

BigSurArcher
03-03-2011, 06:24 PM
2010 season

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/013a.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/Bzone007.jpg

jjs4429
03-03-2011, 09:15 PM
I wish are blackies grew antlers like they do down there .Great pics BigSurArcher

blackfriday
03-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Nice bucks what ranch do you hunt. Those definately aren't hunter ligget bucks.

BigSurArcher
03-05-2011, 09:15 AM
Actually no more than 2 of any of those are off the same ranch. Monterey and Mendocino Counties. I do well on the NF also. About every 3rd buck is a public lander. Never hired a guide or payed a trespass fee for any deer I've taken.

Gamehog
03-05-2011, 10:10 AM
Those are some real nice bucks BigSurArcher! looks like you are a very accomplished Blacktail hunter and have some great spots to hunt.

Antler addict
03-21-2011, 09:35 AM
My 2010 Archery Blacktail. Norther california public land buck.
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y305/Zach_Wusstig/40085_146424855380072_100000376767595_280141_12586 50_n.jpg
http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y305/Zach_Wusstig/IMG_6769.jpg

sjsmallfield
03-23-2011, 04:31 PM
Hey Addict. Nice buck!!! What elevation?

Antler addict
03-23-2011, 11:20 PM
Well we started off @ 8000 ft and saw some good bucks, had good stalks, but the buck brush had other plans with my arrow at about 16 yards, but ended up pokeing this guy @ about 4000.

sjsmallfield
03-24-2011, 12:40 PM
Addict did you score him?

Gamehog
03-24-2011, 12:58 PM
Hey sjsmallfield, I know you have killed some nice bucks lets see them.

Antler addict
03-24-2011, 10:40 PM
Addict did you score him?


Not yet. I just got him back from the taxidermist. You guys have a guess? Ill score him in the next couple days.

RUTTIN
03-25-2011, 07:25 AM
wow those are great, sure would be fun to hunt blacktail.

sjsmallfield
03-25-2011, 03:45 PM
Not yet. I just got him back from the taxidermist. You guys have a guess? Ill score him in the next couple days.

I would say he is around 140" gross.

BigSurArcher
03-25-2011, 07:58 PM
High 120's gross, MAYBE 130. Not quite a booner but a great archery buck. The highest scoring of any of the bucks in the pictures I posted on page 1 went 126 gross... just for reference.

BOHNTR
03-26-2011, 07:10 AM
Nice bucks guys.......

Here's my hunting partner's CA wilderness Columbian Blacktail. It was the state record (archery) for some time.......now sits as the #2 in the Golden State. Official P&Y score is 151 0/8" net (grossed just over 160"):

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd3/BOHNTR/WallysBlacktail.jpg?t=1301144794

JNDEER
03-27-2011, 12:47 PM
Nice bucks guys.......

Here's my hunting partner's CA wilderness Columbian Blacktail. It was the state record (archery) for some time.......now sits as the #2 in the Golden State. Official P&Y score is 151 0/8" net (grossed just over 160"):

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd3/BOHNTR/WallysBlacktail.jpg?t=1301144794

Dang! What a buck...

Joe Hulburt
03-27-2011, 06:34 PM
Here is my 2010 Blacktail. Looking dead on in the dark timber I figured he was a 4x4 given the white face and huge body....just a big old fork with a broken horn. Still one of the largest bodied bucks I've killed.
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn144/joe222_2008/IMG_4145.jpg

Joe Hulburt
03-27-2011, 06:37 PM
Here is my middle son with his best Blacktail.:)
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn144/joe222_2008/00120001.jpg

Gamehog
03-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Those are some real nice bucks!! Love the dark timber pic...

JNDEER
03-28-2011, 12:14 PM
2009 archery buck.

Muley
03-28-2011, 09:34 PM
http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo77/fishinjohnny/MDGC0305.jpg


This big guy kept me going all season. He was taken by the only other guy allowed to hunt this particular ranch. Darn my luck.

sjsmallfield
02-16-2012, 12:33 AM
Hey sjsmallfield, I know you have killed some nice bucks lets see them.

I know it's a little late but here you go.
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Timberstalker
02-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Why not? I decided to post my best Oregon bucks I've taken over the years from top to botton '91,'92,'93,'03,'10
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Kevin Root
02-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Why not? I decided to post my best Oregon bucks I've taken over the years from top to botton '91,'92,'93,'03,'10
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Nice set of mounts Timberstalker. I like the decoration style in your home :).

Timberstalker
02-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Thanks Kevin, I hope someday to get a Mule deer worthy of mounting!

Bitterroot Bulls
02-19-2012, 04:30 PM
Nice set of mounts Timberstalker. I like the decoration style in your home :).

Me too! Unfortunately, my wife doesn't so I have to rotate them in one at a time.

Very nice bucks, guys! I am the opposite of you, Timberstalker, I hope to someday get a blacktail like one of yours!

Drhorsepower
02-19-2012, 04:44 PM
Me too! Unfortunately, my wife doesn't so I have to rotate them in one at a time.

Very nice bucks, guys! I am the opposite of you, Timberstalker, I hope to someday get a blacktail like one of yours!

One at a time WHAT!! Where do you put your mounts when not on display? My wife told me when we bought our house, only one room can have animals in it. So I chose the biggest! Now she has opened it up to the whole house so I don't have to worry.

Bitterroot Bulls
02-19-2012, 04:55 PM
My wife puts up with plenty, so I don't throw a fit over this deal. I have some in the garage, the barn, my office, my folks' place, ...

Drhorsepower
02-19-2012, 05:21 PM
My wife puts up with plenty, so I don't throw a fit over this deal. I have some in the garage, the barn, my office, my folks' place, ...

Yes she does! I see how much gidas you put into hunting and toys. I guess it is all a trade off. I get limited days in the field, mostly due to youngsters, but it is all worth it. But I do get to go on one hunt a year and apply everywhere. I get new toys now and then also.

Timberstalker
02-19-2012, 05:30 PM
Bitterroot, in Oregon a good blacktail is easier to get than a good Muley IMO. I need to start looking at other states I believe. I have only hunted mule deer in Oregon 3 times and have been applying for tags for 18 years, I am due next year to try again, you can't get one if you can't go! Blacktail are OTC

Joe Hulburt
02-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Bitterroot, in Oregon a good blacktail is easier to get than a good Muley IMO. I need to start looking at other states I believe. I have only hunted mule deer in Oregon 3 times and have been applying for tags for 18 years, I am due next year to try again, you can't get one if you can't go! Blacktail are OTC

I think your right about us having more quality blacktails than muleys but there are not many people with a collection like yours. Pretty impressive!

Bitterroot Bulls
02-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Bitterroot, in Oregon a good blacktail is easier to get than a good Muley IMO. I need to start looking at other states I believe. I have only hunted mule deer in Oregon 3 times and have been applying for tags for 18 years, I am due next year to try again, you can't get one if you can't go! Blacktail are OTC

I tell you what, TS, maybe we could trade favors sometime, then. Non-res in MT ain't cheap, but neither is 3 tags in 18 years in your home state!

Grantbvfd
02-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Bitterroot, in Oregon a good blacktail is easier to get than a good Muley IMO. I need to start looking at other states I believe. I have only hunted mule deer in Oregon 3 times and have been applying for tags for 18 years, I am due next year to try again, you can't get one if you can't go! Blacktail are OTC

California is the same way. It can be very hard to draw a tag in a mule deer area. There are areas you can get a mulie/blacktail hybrid that are easy to draw.

This doesn't mean big blacktail are easy to come by. Extremely nocturnal and they bed down in brush that's 10 ft tall. This is why I love hunting them so much!

Not saying big mulies are easy to come by either.

Timberstalker
02-19-2012, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the comments, I plan on giving archey tackle a try this year, I haven't commited to that before for Mule deer. I am one more year away from the rifle tag I want. Archery is OTC for muleys in most areas of Oregon too. I haven't put the effort into it due to the fact that the time of year that I bow hunt elk. But I have come to the conclusion that I need to focus on the Muley hunting if I want to get it done. If a few more years go by without success, I may have to broaden my horizons. MT could very well be in my future!

sjsmallfield
02-20-2012, 04:46 PM
Way to go Timber! That is a nice collection.

BigSurArcher
02-24-2012, 03:15 PM
Looks like I've yet to add my 2011 blackies to the thread!

Archery
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/043.jpg

Rifle
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/059.jpg

Bitterroot Bulls
02-24-2012, 03:22 PM
I don't get tired of seeing them, BSA!

Grantbvfd
02-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Looks like I've yet to add my 2011 blackies to the thread!

Archery
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/043.jpg

Rifle
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/059.jpg

Where do you hunt in mendo? BSA

packer58
02-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Very nice..........BSA

Timberstalker
02-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Nice Blackies BSA

ChadH
02-26-2012, 02:00 PM
Man, those are some nice Blacktails. I just moved to Washington State from Missouri, and finding a dear with any kind of size to it has been TOUGH. Lots of little tiny forkies and that is all I saw last year. I'm on a STEEP learning curve, that is for sure.

It is good to know they are out there... somewhere. Good job all.

Chad

Ikeepitcold
02-26-2012, 02:13 PM
Real nice pics guys. Thanks!

bigshot
03-07-2012, 10:54 AM
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Here is a picture of my buddies Blacktail, taken from Zone B-6. It made the BC club, can't recall the exact score (I believe 145 points).

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Here is my scrub from the same area, he busted up his left side tines, when he crashed into the rocks after the shot!!

530C.B.C.C
08-22-2013, 02:27 PM
Those are all some great blacktails !!!!! AKA the ghost of the pacific ....BigSurArcher is doing some real spot and stalking Nice.. stay thirsty

530C.B.C.C
08-22-2013, 02:36 PM
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blacktail bzone public land 2012 100 %fair chase 6x5 23w

elkmtngear
08-22-2013, 02:41 PM
Nice! My B Zone buck was not so impressive, but I was glad to get him with this heat up here!

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m567/elkmtngear/jblacktail_zps5a4ce51e.jpg

DIY B Zone Public Land 2013

530C.B.C.C
08-22-2013, 02:47 PM
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b-zone blacktail 2011 public land spot and stalk 3x3 23w

tttoadman
08-22-2013, 03:02 PM
BSA,
I love the time line. That is really cool. I have a good idea where to find a big this year near my house.

tttoadman
08-22-2013, 03:16 PM
Looking at these makes me feel lazy for not going after the bucks in Western Oregon. I live 20 minutes from some of the best Blacktail hunting in the west, but I don't like hunting the brush. I already committed to getting up there this year and getting after them. Now I am even more excited.

Timberstalker,
I remember your tidbit from awhile back!! I will be putting in for that 2nd choice tag next year.

Timberstalker
08-23-2013, 07:22 AM
ttt, don't get in a hurry this fall. The good hunting isn't till the last week as you probably know. My youngest drew the High Cascade this year, second choice, we will be stomping around the burn area up high Sept 7th. You never know she may gun down that big ol Muley!

Those Cali bucks sure look a lot different than the Oregon rain forest bucks I grew up hunting, very nice!

tttoadman
09-13-2013, 01:51 PM
ttt, don't get in a hurry this fall. The good hunting isn't till the last week as you probably know. My youngest drew the High Cascade this year, second choice, we will be stomping around the burn area up high Sept 7th. You never know she may gun down that big ol Muley!

Those Cali bucks sure look a lot different than the Oregon rain forest bucks I grew up hunting, very nice!

I see your back. did you guys do any good last week?

Timberstalker
09-13-2013, 03:21 PM
Not yet, we could only hunt the weekend, we will be back at it in the morning. We did hear plenty of shooting though, so there must be some bucks there.....we just didn't see any.

JNDEER
09-20-2013, 07:21 PM
here is my biggest.

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sjsmallfield
09-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Nice buck JNDEER. Congrats!

Kentucky hunter
09-20-2013, 08:30 PM
How many states are the black tails in?

JNDEER
09-20-2013, 09:29 PM
I believe Columbian Blacktails are in CA, WA and OR. and Sitka blacktails are in AK.

Muleys 24/7
09-20-2013, 10:32 PM
I believe Columbian Blacktails are in CA, WA and OR. and Sitka blacktails are in AK.

I believe your right:)

BigSurArcher
09-21-2013, 10:57 AM
There is also some great Colomian Blacktail hunting in B.C.

OregonJim
02-19-2014, 11:52 PM
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Washington Black Tail 1999

Maybe this will work better

Timberstalker
02-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Dang nice buck OJ, welcome to ehf

sjsmallfield
02-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Great lookin buck OJ!

Boilermaker
02-27-2014, 12:27 PM
BigSur,

You are a blacktail killing machine! Awesome.

Ridn9high
03-12-2014, 12:49 PM
A lot of great bucks posted. Congrats guys!

Here is a blacktail I killed during the rut in California this past season. Looked over a lot of nice deer.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd24/ridn9high/bucknet_zpsb34a4f5e.jpg

AKaviator
03-12-2014, 08:14 PM
Awesome buck, congratulations.

Timberstalker
03-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Nice buck! I've said it before, those Cali bucks are way different than the Blacktials of the rain forests of Oregon. Congrats!

Musket Man
03-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Nothing very big but here is a couple of my CA blacktails.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t18/Musket-Man/DSCN0935_zps3f6a2394.jpg (http://s156.photobucket.com/user/Musket-Man/media/DSCN0935_zps3f6a2394.jpg.html)