Feb 13, 2009

Print Prices Slashed!

I talked to some folks and they convinced to slash the prices of the prints...so I did! Now, you can get a beautiful print of your favorite buck for as little as $59 for an awesome 16x24. And still, because I don't know what I'm doing there are no tax or shipping charges!

To access each print you can click directly on the link of your favorite buck at the top right of the page.

And remember - the little pics online are rubbish compared to what they look like full size on photo paper.

Feb 12, 2009

Arnold Print







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Here's one that I particularly like of the buck we hunted with Dr. David Meyer on the 2008 Arizona Auction Tag. This was the very first time we saw this buck and we were quite surprised by where the buck lived as you can see parts or a city behind him!

This shot shows off the larger of the two horns and in a pose that suggests that Arnold may be watching over the city.

Doc took this buck on August 15th and the buck officially scores 97 5/8 SCI and 94 4/8 B&C - making it the number 3 buck in B&C and number 2 in SCI!

Feb 10, 2009

King Kong Print







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Here's a photograph that I've always thought was pretty amazing. It's of a buck we named King Kong. We found him and hunted him in 2007 with Roy Lecy, but he escaped onto a private ranch and we "settled" for just a record book buck.

Roy was fortunate in 2008 and drew again! Fortunately King Kong made it through the season and this was one of the hills he liked to hang out on top of. We had him better patterned this year and closed the deal opening morning.

King Kong officially scores 93 3/8 SCI and 91 B&C.

The Prints are Here!

Let me start by saying that this has been a dream of mine for a long time! I think I've finally racked up enough great photos to pull it off.

It's going to start small and hopefully grow from here. I have several prints I'd like to unleash, but I'll be starting with the one you see at the bottom of this post.

This is a buck we found in 2007 on one of our Gold Hunt ranches. We didn't name him then, but thought he'd score about 86 even though we only believed him to be about 14 inches long (maybe even shorter).


We relocated him in 2008 and were amazed by his growth in one year. We thought he'd easily top 90 inches and we still thought he'd be under 16 inches long.

We tried like crazy to get good video footage and good photos, but we didn't have much luck early in the year. Then we got lucky!

We spotted him behind some trees and I started stalking while my Dad waited at the truck just in case the buck went towards him instead. I only got about 75 yards from the truck when my Dad quietly yelled out to me, "He can see you. Stop." I stopped and got behind a tree. I waited for about 30 minutes and the buck made his way all the way over to us. We both got great looks, me with my camera and my dad with his camcorder. The image below was taken at about 35 yards and unfortunately was one of the few that I got from that distance. I first got a side shot, then he heard the shutter, and I got a couple front shots. And then he split!

We named him Titanic because of his EXTREME MASS! He officially scores 92 5/8 SCI and 92 B&C.

And the FIRST PRINT EVER offered by Eli Grimmett and Pronghorn Guide Service is: TITANIC







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Nikon P90


For those of you who have always wanted to take close up photos of your favorite pronghorn...this might be the camera you've been waiting for!

Nikon just released it and it's got an incredible 24x zoom ratio for an equivalent 26mm to 624mm focal range! To my knowledge this is the longest focal length offered in any non-DSLR camera.

For comparison, most of the photos you see on here (or on the forums) are taken with a 500mm Sigma with a 1.6x crop factor for an equivalent focal length of 800mm. At 624mm with this camera you wouldn't be far behind and there may even be a 2x teleconverter you could add to stretch it out to 1248mm!

I have no idea what the image quality is going to be like - I'd imagine it won't be quite as good as a real DSLR with a real BIG LENS, but I'm betting it's still going to be pretty darn good. And with a MSRP of only $399 it will be a tough camera to beat.

Feb 9, 2009

1st NM Combo Auction Tag for 2009


The first New Mexico combo tag was auctioned in Salt Lake this last Saturday in conjunction with the MDF and FNAWS convention. I'm not sure who bought the tag, but it sold for about 135K.

The Arizona Deer Tag sold for 137K and guess who bought it... Doc. :)

The Utah Deer Tag sold for 205K! They must have bigger deer than we do. Either that, or somebody knows something (I'm guessing the second one (and maybe part of the first one)).

That's all I know so far.

Feb 4, 2009

Plowboy

This is a buck we found, I believe, in 2004. The person who told us about him had named him Plowboy for some reason. We guessed him to score maybe 84 or a tad more.

If you guys like videos more than pictures let me know and I'll try to get some more videos rolling! :)