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bigmoose
03-02-2013, 12:08 PM
How's this for a California buck? He is a 32 inch 4X5 that was killed near Bishop back in the 50's. He has a short left main beam but still a "shooter"! The antlers have been hanging in a barn in the Sierra Valley for many years and recently were given to a friend of mine. I'm puting them on a plaque for him.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-02-2013, 12:17 PM
good lookin' deer there.

potsie
03-02-2013, 12:28 PM
Thats a great rack

Muleys 24/7
03-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Nice buck for sure!

Natree81
03-02-2013, 12:47 PM
Sixty plus years. Nice shape and buck.

ivorytip
03-02-2013, 12:49 PM
big moose you were just looking for a reason to show off that niners shirt....:cool:

Ikeepitcold
03-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Still a shooter? Heck ya he is! Great buck. I've always thought there would be some great bucks in that area.

bigmoose
03-02-2013, 01:12 PM
big moose you were just looking for a reason to show off that niners shirt....:cool:

Oh yeah! Next year!

Kevin Root
03-02-2013, 01:23 PM
That is a nice looking buck bigmoose. The Bishop area and the Sierra mountains in that area have some cool history. I've heard stories on how it was back in the 50's and early 60's and I wish I could have hunted it back then. It is a beautiful mountain range.

Colorado Cowboy
03-02-2013, 06:04 PM
There is a bar in Rio Vista (west of Stockton) which I can't remember the name of, that has the most awsome collection of huge California deer I have ever seen. Most are pre WWII. I seem to remember a few from out of state too. Anyway if you are ever in that area, stop and have a beer and drool!

bigmoose
03-03-2013, 10:12 AM
Colorado Cowboy...I think you might mean Foster's Bighorn. Yes, there are some awesome mounts from around the world. There are many mule deer mounts and at least one (from Modoc county) makes the book. Many sheep heads also. You are right, it is a great place to spend an afternoon having lunch and a few drinks and checking out all the heads and memorabilia. The bar/restaurant had been closed for awhile but it now open again and I see they've got a FB page also.

Moose

Colorado Cowboy
03-03-2013, 10:50 AM
Yep ....thats the one.

JNDEER
03-03-2013, 09:22 PM
That is a big ol' deer!

HuntWYODon
03-10-2013, 04:39 PM
Hey Moose ! Unbelievable mass on that rack. I'm in process of mounting a set of deer and antelope horns for my son and an elk rack of mine also. Ready to apply leather. That's a great find and glad it didn't get lost. There have been some monsters come out of the Sierra's. Colorado Cowboy knows all to well. He got to hunt the heydays. Still waiting on that book C.C.....