2000 Venado Loco's Great West Texas Invitational Bowhunt - Del
Log Of A Bowhunt With Venado Loco - by Robert Hoague
Loco's Great West Texas Bowhunt - Earlier this year I received an email
inviting the Duck and I back on the annual bowhunt with Venado
Loco at his 6,300 acre deer lease in the desert near Del Rio, Texas.
This is as far West as Whitetails go and this bowhunt is different from
other deer hunts most of us are familiar with ... there are no trees!
It's ground hunting only.
1a | Day 2 | Day 3
| Day 4 | Day 5 | Day
Up #24, A Doe For The Duck - Del Rio Day # 6
The Duck watched a scrawny
doe with a spotted fawn grazing nearby. Another doe walked up and the scrawny
doe charged it. The new doe circled and in doing so cruised right by the
Duck's shooting window. The Duck was at full draw and ready. A well placed
arrow put the doe down in 50 yards. He drug the doe to the road and field
dressed it. To Day 6.
Confrontation & A Rattlesnake - Del Rio Day # 5
the Duck looked for deer tracks in the cactus and sage he saw movement
... and heard a piercing rattle! A 3 foot rattlesnake struck at Don. But
somehow the snakes strike fell short. Immediately the snake crawled underneath
some sage and Don poked at him with a stick to get him out in the open.
- Day 5...
#4 at The Venado Loco Annual Bowhunt
days you see magic things happen. Things that people rarely see in the
wild. Wonderful things that most folks will never witness in their lifetime,
wheather they hunt or not. When the animals don't know you're around they
do what they do when you're not there. Today, one of those magic things
happened 17 yards from me ... and I got the coolest picture of part
of it. Doe Fight & More - Day 4...
|DAY #1, Venado
Dog Cactus Buck & The Duck
Three other and the Duck and I are bowhunting with Venado Loco on 6.300
acres of deep South Texas desert near Del Rio. The hunt started off with
a bang as the Dog Cactus Buck walks by the Duck's ground blind. Plus, pictures
right from my blind and new wallpaper for you, taken right here on Venado
Loco's annual bowhunt, right now. Day #1
Morning, Arrival at Venado Loco's Bowhunt:
The Duck (Don Beckwith)
and I got a late start on the way to Venado Loco's place. We stopped in
Llano, TX and ate the town out of mexican food. Further along the way I
phoned with my cell phone to see if we should stay in a motel tonight,
because our arrival would be so late, or else come on in. The connection
on Venado's end was full of static and he couldn't hear everything I said,
but did hear that we were on the way, so he said to come on down and, "knock
on the door when you get here." So right now we are in Del Rio and I'm
uploading this and some other pages for Bowhunting.Net. We'll be at the
ranch in half an hour. Tomorrow morning we will set up some blinds and
start hunting in the afternoon.
1999 Venado Loco Bowhunt
this bowhunt & about Venado Loco
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