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#2250309 - 07/15/12 04:18 AM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
midwestpredator Offline
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Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 2690
Loc: nd
nice job on the set. a guy cant be too careful when it comes to snakes. i was out p doggin one time and laid over a mound, was shooting for about 15 min when i heard a strange noise, turned out it was a rattler in the hole i was laying over. needless to say I jumped up(almost messesd my pants) and left the gun laying there for prob 10min till i went back and got it. i no longer lay directly over a mound.

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#2250352 - 07/15/12 10:11 AM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
yotezapper Offline
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Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 978
Loc: Hunters Paradise
Good Work. Looks like that snake would make a nice pillow. smile
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#2250733 - 07/15/12 10:45 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
Miz Kiz Offline
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Registered: 10/20/10
Posts: 542
Loc: Georgia
Good job, and great pictures. Congrats!
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#2250773 - 07/15/12 11:50 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
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Great write up and pics...I really like the color on the Yote and the Snake would have made a great belt or hat band...He looks well fed in the pic..
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#2250860 - 07/16/12 09:04 AM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: OldTurtle]
Whitebeard Offline
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Registered: 11/07/11
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Loc: Louisburg, N.C./ Palm Coast Fl...
Great story and pics. I have a friend that shoots the Ruger in 22-250. The action on that rifle is SUPER! Thanks for posting. thumbup
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#2250984 - 07/16/12 02:58 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
Ursus21 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
Posts: 2417
Loc: Montana
Yotezapper I'm trying to break myself of using rattle snakes for pillows. wink

midwestpredator, that story of the snake down the prairie dog hole would getting me dancing pretty good as well. A few years I had a similar experience. I'd spotted a group of young coyotes near their den. They were a little over 500 yards away. After they went down the hole I decided to hike over and investigate. As I got close the terrain looked much different than it did from 500 yards. There were actually several den sized holes in the ground, and I wasn't sure which one they had been by. So I walked up to the first hole. I stood right over the hole and looked down. There, only about a foot below my feet, was one of the biggest rattle snakes I've seen. I jumped back and mentally concluded the coyotes were definitely NOT in that hole! I decided to leave that hole alone and was a lot more cautious about approaching the other den holes in the area. I did find the hole they were in a short time later. The next day I went back and checked on the hole with he snake. He was there, however, this time he was just outside of the hole sunning himself. I introduced his head to the business end of my shotgun. He was nearly 5 feet long and had 13 rattles and a button. I threw him in the back of the truck and looked up he two track I was parked on, and saw another huge rattle snake of equal size. So I killed that one. Then I walked back and peeked in the hole where the first big snake had been the day before, and there was yet another rattle snake in the hole. However this one wasn't as big as the other two. I dispatched it and decided to leave the area as I was about rattled snaked out. I get to the gate to leave the pasture and as I'm walking from my truck to the gate, I thought I heard a buzz. I looked but didn't see anything. I unlatch the gate and laid it down. Go back and pull my truck through. I then walk over and pick up the gate and hear the buzz again. I look down and right in my boot track is a baby rattle snake all coiled up. Well I had the gate post in my hand and it served as a pretty good jack hammer. T'weren't much left of that little snake after I was done as my adrenaline was kind of in over drive after seeing 4 rattle snakes in just a few hours. I was so keyed up after that I didn't return to that ranch again until there was snow on the ground.

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#2251791 - 07/17/12 09:07 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
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Nice~

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#2251820 - 07/17/12 09:41 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
midwestpredator Offline
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Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 2690
Loc: nd
Originally Posted By: Ursus21
Yotezapper I'm trying to break myself of using rattle snakes for pillows. wink

midwestpredator, that story of the snake down the prairie dog hole would getting me dancing pretty good as well. A few years I had a similar experience. I'd spotted a group of young coyotes near their den. They were a little over 500 yards away. After they went down the hole I decided to hike over and investigate. As I got close the terrain looked much different than it did from 500 yards. There were actually several den sized holes in the ground, and I wasn't sure which one they had been by. So I walked up to the first hole. I stood right over the hole and looked down. There, only about a foot below my feet, was one of the biggest rattle snakes I've seen. I jumped back and mentally concluded the coyotes were definitely NOT in that hole! I decided to leave that hole alone and was a lot more cautious about approaching the other den holes in the area. I did find the hole they were in a short time later. The next day I went back and checked on the hole with he snake. He was there, however, this time he was just outside of the hole sunning himself. I introduced his head to the business end of my shotgun. He was nearly 5 feet long and had 13 rattles and a button. I threw him in the back of the truck and looked up he two track I was parked on, and saw another huge rattle snake of equal size. So I killed that one. Then I walked back and peeked in the hole where the first big snake had been the day before, and there was yet another rattle snake in the hole. However this one wasn't as big as the other two. I dispatched it and decided to leave the area as I was about rattled snaked out. I get to the gate to leave the pasture and as I'm walking from my truck to the gate, I thought I heard a buzz. I looked but didn't see anything. I unlatch the gate and laid it down. Go back and pull my truck through. I then walk over and pick up the gate and hear the buzz again. I look down and right in my boot track is a baby rattle snake all coiled up. Well I had the gate post in my hand and it served as a pretty good jack hammer. T'weren't much left of that little snake after I was done as my adrenaline was kind of in over drive after seeing 4 rattle snakes in just a few hours. I was so keyed up after that I didn't return to that ranch again until there was snow on the ground.


No doubt!! Its amazing how excited those things can get a guy, I wouldntbe able to handle myself after seeing that many in such short order

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#2251822 - 07/17/12 09:44 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
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Registered: 10/31/03
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Way to knock the cherry off that new rifle Troy. Well done sir!

Tony
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#2251862 - 07/17/12 10:25 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
Yote Yoda USMC Offline
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Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 3219
Loc: Big Blue Nation KY
Thanks for sharing!
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#2252176 - 07/18/12 03:11 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
Ursus21 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
Posts: 2417
Loc: Montana
Glad y'all enjoyed the story and pics. Just went out last night and did a little locate howling. Sounds like it will be a great year for hunting coyotes. Lots and lots of coyotes were howling back. A friend also stopped by with another rattle snake to skin that he had killed early last night. Between my friend and I we've killed 3 rattle snakes this week and it's only Wednesday!

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#2253138 - 07/19/12 11:20 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
Dead Down Wind Offline
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Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 2639
Loc: Lakewood, Co.
Hey brother!

Good calling and shooting my friend!

5SPD and i were out last month and we did a night set that went from 7PM until 9:30am, every step i took i was waiting for the strike from a prairie rattler!

Never did see one and never did hear one! Whew!!!


Good job on the hunt and the nomination;-)


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#2292691 - 09/18/12 08:25 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: borkon]
stubbicatt Offline
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Registered: 05/06/05
Posts: 199
Loc: Colorado Springs Colorado
Neat story. Loved the Friday 13 angle. The snake at the end, and the karmic reference.
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#2292722 - 09/18/12 08:49 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
Redjaw Offline
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Registered: 10/24/11
Posts: 277
Loc: Illinois
Good going, Ursus21!!
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#2292756 - 09/18/12 09:22 PM Re: Friday The 13th...(Pics Included) [Re: Ursus21]
prkrgrp Offline
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Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 589
Loc: Ore.
nice job on the dog, I agree with you on the 50 grn v-max have been shooting that bullet for months now and it really drops em in there tracks, with no holes.
keep at it.
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