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harvey lee

Picture Posting of harvested animals

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Its great to see what animals we have all harvested but here are a few helpful tips to have a good looking photo.

1-Lets try to keep as much blood out of the photo as possible.

2-If the harvested animal has a gaping hole or large wounds, it would be nice to just take a photo from the other side of the animal if possible.

3- Please keep all cigs and beer out of the photo.

4- Try to tuck the tongue of the animal back into its mouth.

5-Also, if you can keep the gutted side of the animal out of the picture that also would look better.

Its great when we can harvest a animal and get a photo for a lasting memory and its even nicer if one can take a little time and get the best possible photo to enjoy for years to come.

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Here are a couple of examples from this spring. My guide took lots of pictures and we moved around to get the best angle. That being said 90+ temps, evening kills, and late night retrivals make most bear pictures a challenge. My advice is to take as many pictures as you have time for (a digital camera really helps).

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They both could have been. However I used a 300WSM. I was grizzly hunting and the blackies were literally everyplace. Certainly differnt than the fall woods in Minnesota! I saw over 50 bear in 10 days most cookie cutters like these two. I did see one monster that had a sow and her cubs up a tree! Only saw one griz and it was too late that day to make a stalk and we never saw him again. Going back next week! Hope to have some more picts!

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got the first doe out of the way on opening day for us (yesterday morning) 6yds. didnt even know what hit her. she just hopped out in the beans and stood there and then tipped over after about a minute.

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I know these are not harvested animals but I had to post them.

these pics are from my folks in cimmerron New Mexico in their back yard and the nieghbor back yard.these were sent to me email sorry they are just bit blurry

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Well #1 I'm proud of myself for finally getting around to this pic posting thang!

#2 Below is a pic of a buck I got last year in Saskatchewan. I feel it's a decent pic of a buck and learned some tricks from the boys up there.

In general, obvioulsy the best time to get a pic is right away when the animal is "fresh" and not field dressed. #1 this makes the animal appear more natural and filled out. #2 There is less blood or possibility of blood to get spread over the animal. Personally, I always try to get the animals legs tucked back under the animal and have the camera sitting low and shooting up slightly to the animal.

Now back to my deer...The pic is taken the day after I shot it. after field dressing the deer I cleaned it off with snow (it wasn't that bloody anyway). The boys then brough it into the shed and left it on the floor propping open the back legs and chest cavity to cool. They then tied the head up by the rack so that when it stiffened up over night the head would be in a more natural pose and one would have to fight with it. They then cleaned off the mouth/nose area and actually stuffed the nostrils with papertowls to soak up any blood that would try to seep out overnight.

Hope this may have sparked some thoughts or at least you enjoy the pic below. I know I did!

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thought i would put this pic up of my cousin who stuck this guy monday night i believe his first deer w/ the bow ever i think it weighed around 170 shot near new ulm

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Yeah, it'd sure be nice to have a legitimate chance at something like that at home but when it's small wood lots and varying degrees of what's a "shooter" buck, I guess that's what we're left with. There always seems to be at least one "good" one around home so you just keep your fingers crossed.

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The best advice I have for taking pictures of your trophies is to take a lot of pictures! The more you take the better chance one will turn out great.

I usually hunt alone so I need to utilize the timer function on my camera. This actually works great because you get a low angle on the deer which makes the background look better and you can be assured that no one is shaking the camera. I usually set the camera on a log or rock in the area.

These photos are from last year. All but the first picture utilized the timer function. I am a big fly fisherman, so the first picture is the classic fish porn, with a gun instead of a fly rod and a deer instead of a trout. The second picture was also taken at the seen of the kill. The third is after I drug him out of the ravine and loaded him on the wheeler so I could haul him out. The last two are after I hosed him off and took him to a scenic part of the farm my mom grew up on.

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