One Off The Bucket List For The Judge!

Forister Exotics Armenian Mouflon Hunts –

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The Judge has made his way out to Forister Exotics a couple times the last few years and well he just has the luck on his side! He always knows what he’s after and comes well prepared! After talking to him for about a year and talking him into waiting and giving this particular Armenian Mouflon another year to grow we finally set a date for the hunt. Going back to the first phone conversation I had with the Judge I knew that the Armenian Mouflon was one of his all time animals that he would hold near and dear and cherish for as long as he could still gaze upon him in his trophy room. It is that kind of hunter that keeps us all going and raising these awesome animals. Armenian Mouflon are on every sheep hunters list and finding a good one isn’t always easy. Well our date with this beautiful Armenian Mouflon finally came around and when the Judge got to the ranch we decided to shoot his rifle and make sure it was on. After that we made the 20 mile trek to the ranch in Real county to begin the hunt. We got into the pasture with a couple hours of daylight left to hunt and made 2-3 stalk attempts but with hunter, guide and camera woman it just wasn’t working. We decided to fall back into an ambush position and wait for the Armenian Mouflon to make their way to water. We set up in a perfect position and the Armenian Mouflon filtered across a road about 150 yards away. The biggest ram in the group stepped out and I told the judge that’s him take him when he stops. The Armenian Mouflon didn’t know what hit him when the .243 barked and found the crease behind his left shoulder. He spun to make a run and fell in his tracks about 3 steps from where he was standing when he was shot. We gave him a few minutes just to be sure and then we made our way down to inspect the Judges trophy Armenian Mouflon. After a few pictures we made our way back to the skinning shed to prepare the animal for the Taxidermist. Congrats Judge on another awesome trophy taken at Forister Exotics!

Been an Awesome Season!

Whitetail Season Forister Exotics –

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Well with General Whitetail season coming to a close we take a look back at 2015 Whitetail season and what a great season it was here at Forister Exotics. We had some great folks young and old take home some excellent trophy Whitetail. From mistaken deer or accedently shooting a tagged deer to wounding one in bow season only to kill the same deer a month later with a rifle. We had it all happen this year. And we had a blast doing it! We met some new friends and hunted with some old ling time friends and made some great memories every trip out! A big thank you goes out to all the folks who hunted with us this past season. Some of you have already booked to come back next year and we can’t wait to have you back and to make more memories. Anybody looking for a great hunt for 2016 give me a call lets get you booked and on the calendar!

Whitetail Family Affair

Forister Exotics Whitetail Hunts

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Been a super busy hunting season so the website is what gets put on the back burner trying to get caught up as I can. What a year for the Heuchtker (Hector) Family here at Forister Exotics lets recap real quick… D (mom) took an excellent Axis buck back in the summer time, Then they made a trip out during bow season and D( mom) took a nice 8 point with her crossbow. Logan took a shot with the crossbow on that trip but we did all we could and could not recover the deer even called in a tracking dog. So here they are for thanksgiving back for another round. First night of the hunt Logan, D, and myself decided to sit in a blind and see if we could find a deer for Logan. I flung some corn and got them settled and went to hide the jeep and sneak back to the stand. On the walk in I noticed a buck at the feeder and a ton of deer down the road in the corn. I got in and asked Logan if he had one picked out yet. Of course he was eyeing this buck at the feeder I said lets wait and see what else comes in. What a sit, we saw tons of deer and had 2 150″ bucks walk within 10 feet of the blind that will get a young mans heart racing. So as we waited the same buck that was at the feeder earlier reappeared in the road ahead of us, I told Logan if he liked that deer to go ahead and take him. I tell you what.. Logan is not one of the types you got to motivate to shoot a deer! With the green light on it might have taken 10 seconds from start to end. But Logan made a good shot and we where not going to have to call the dog in for this tracking job. The deer didn’t even take a step. After some high fives and and giving the deer a few minutes we proceeded to inspect the trophy and get some pictures. After a few pictures we went and gutted the beast and waited for dark to go pick up Jason and Hailey from their stand. As we stood admiring Logans trophy Logan noticed a mark on the deer’s back and pointed it out. This was Logans deer from bow season! He didn’t make the connection because during bow season Logan didn’t notice the split brow tine when he flung an arrow at him so we thought it was a 10 point that he had grazed. Once we cleaned the deer there was no doubt this deer had taken a broadhead through his backstrap. So for his encounter in October to come full circle and take the deer he missed I know made Logans day!

Day 2 broke with Logan myself and Jason on stand looking for something for Jason to shoot and scouting for turkey for Hailey. We watched a bunch of deer feed in and out of the set up all morning and then it was like a switch flicked and the deer went from feed mode to rut mode. All of the sudden from 5-600 yards off we spot a doe running to us, Then a buck, then another, and another. By the time the doe got to about 20-30 yards beside us there where probably 6-7 bucks trailing and fighting and posturing. What a site to experience. Then this big 8 point decided to show himself. I found out where Logan gets his patience from!! I told Jason to take that deer if he liked him and again once the deer and Jason got settled it was pretty quick and the shot was true! After a short tracking job and Logan the Eagle Eye spotted the buck down for the count we where back in picture mode celebrating another awesome trophy with the Hectors(Huechtkers)!

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So to finish out the hunt we did a little fox calling in the rain and had a ball. We never found Hailey a turkey but maybe in the spring we can make it happen. Congrats to the Heuchkters on some great deer and making it a family affair!

 

World Class Sika!

Forister Exotics Dybowski Sika Hunts

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A good friend and hunting client Doug had been wanting a giant Sika deer for a long time. He can check that one off the list! Doug wasn’t interested in the typical Japanese Sika and I had told him to hold off and let some of our Dybowski get bigger well looks like that waiting paid off big time. Preliminary measurements have Doug’s Trophy Dybowski Sika measuring in the top 10 for Trophy Game Records. Congrats Doug on a great Dybowski Sika buck!

Cam Pics! Going to be a good year!

Forister Exotics Game Cam Pics!

Here are a few game cam pics of some animals here at Forister Exotics( all of these pics are this years animals time stamps may not be set correct on all the cams!), Some of you are already booked to come take a crack at outsmarting some of these trophies….the rest of you whats your hold up!! Call today and lets get you on the calendar. Also check us out on facebook!

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Sheepy Weekend

Forister Exotics Exotic Sheep Hunts

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Keith made his way out to the ranch this weekend and we had a few animals on the menu and got right down to it taking a nice Chocolate Fallow buck the first evening. Somehow we managed not to botch the pictures and got him skinned and taken care of before we figure out the pics where not good. So lesson learned there but we had other animals on the agenda and we hit the ground running Saturday. I put Keith in a box blind anticipating the Iranian Red sheep coming into bow range. After a while they came in and nosed around the corn a bit butt never got into comfortable range so as the started to leave the decision was made to take one with the rifle. Nice quartering away 100 yard shot and this awesome Iranian Red Sheep was down. We got pictures and got this Iranian Red Sheep in the cooler and proceeded to hunt for something that would go good on Keith’s wall. The day was winding down and we were getting ready to call it a hunt and head back to the lodge and have a nice dinner when we spotted a nice herd of Mouflon out on a grass flat. We picked one out and got a range of about 245 yards and knowing the weapon and his abilities Keith let his .308 loose and made a great shot dropping this Mouflon where he stood. Congrats Keith on a couple fine trophies and another great weekend at Forister Exotics.

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Mixed Bag Exotics Hunt

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We had the pleasure of hosting some fine folks this week at Forister Exotics. Big thanks to Doug for bringing the guys out to hunt. We worked hard and bounced around in the heat but it all came together and had a couple nice animals taken. A last minute Axis buck taken with a 300+ yard shot from the back of the truck in high winds and rain across a canyon and the Red Stag had been taken the first night of the hunt with a second to spare and very little light remaining in the day!  Congrats guys can’t wait to host you all again here at Forister Exotics.

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