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Water Buffalo bow hunting blog

Discussion in 'Out of state hunts' started by Rancid Crabtree, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Rancid Crabtree

    Rancid Crabtree

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    The cutthroat heads were the perfect choice for these huge and dangerous animals on this hunt.
     
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  2. Liver and Onions

    Liver and Onions

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    Wow. Great job on your hunts and sharing the adventure. Thanks.
    EDIT: Are you able to give away enough meat so that you do not need to have an extra freezer in your home ?

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  3. Rancid Crabtree

    Rancid Crabtree

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    I have ample freezer space. The Water Buffalo and hog will be good eating.
     
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  4. Huntmaster143

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    Good stuff! Congrats!
     
  5. Riverdude

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    Good stuff indeed.
    Like your choice of broadhead and arrow weight. Great sharpening job.
    For those following here and not familiar with single bevel heads.
    Heads need to match your fletch.
    Left bevel with LH fletch.
    Right bevel RH fletch.
    I shoot Tuffheads, very similar.
     
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  6. Rancid Crabtree

    Rancid Crabtree

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    As soon as I returned home from the hunt (Monday) I put the skulls in water to begin the process of doing euro mounts. As of last night (Thursday), I've made solid progress. Getting the horn sheaths of the cores of the skull of the Water Buffalo was a real pain. I could only fit one horn in a 5 gallon bucket at a time. I filled the bucket with boiling water and submerged the horn in the water for a half hour at a time (while bringing the next five gallons of water to a boil). It took several soakings and some hammer and knife work to free them. Meanwhile, the Big Boar skull was in hot water of its own.

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    This is what I started with on Monday.

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    Once I get all the meat off the Water Buffalo skull I will whiten all the parts and reassemble them.
     
  7. Rancid Crabtree

    Rancid Crabtree

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    On Sunday I put some of the Eurasian Boar roast and water buffalo brisket in the smoker. Later I will add the boar ribs to the smoker. Supper looks to be pretty good.

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    Cutting up the Water Buffalo And eating some Tenderloin, Rare.

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    boar ribs.

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    Nosey neighbors while smoking the meat.

     
  8. Riverdude

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    Damn! There goes the neighboorhood.
     
  9. Rancid Crabtree

    Rancid Crabtree

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    Water Buffalo Brisket.

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    Extra Water Buffalo Brisket ready for the freezer. Sealed with all the glorious juices.

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  10. Rancid Crabtree

    Rancid Crabtree

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    I couldn’t help but be in awe over the size of the parts of this water buffalo.

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  11. Rancid Crabtree

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    The euro mount for the water buffalo skull is coming along nicely. I do not have a pot large enough for such a big skull so Im using warm water maceration. Its a slow process.

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