George Blitch spent many long hunts looking for a mature buck that would be a good one for the ranch's management program. He connected on this one at about 250 yards. This 19.5" wide, post-mature buck fit the bill and will feed him and his family for a good long while!
CUSTOM FLIGHTS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!
We are working with a team of trained pilots to set up custom flight paths to get you the most recent imagery available of YOUR property. Once we get your property located, we will send in a submission to get a flight quote and timeline.
In most cases, from the day we book the flight, we will have imagery back in hand within 1-2 weeks! So, if you just dug your pond, cleared new roads or food plots, and you want to get a map that shows it, immediately, then this is the perfect option for you! As each property has its own unique size and shape, we will need to send the information over to the flight team. They will then give us a quote for pricing and flight dates (weather pending).
Our clients that have scheduled custom flights for their latest imagery, have been extremely pleased with the top notch quality and resolution...and the quick turnaround!
Let us know if you are interested!
George & Colin
Annealing Made Perfect is known as a leader in the reloading industry, with their World Class induction brass cartridge annealer. We'll be featuring some videos and first hand experience in the near future with our Mark II Annealer. Their reputation speaks volumes and everyone I've ever spoken with that have used it, swear by it. Check out the videos below to learn more about the Mark II and the technology behind AMP world wide success! Well done, Alex and Matt! Cheers!
"Annealing Made Perfect" is the brainchild of father and son team Alex and Matt Findlay. Alex has extensive experience in the firearms industry. Matt is a qualified engineer and tool maker. As passionate reloaders, we are always striving for the ultimate in accuracy. Like most guys, we were vaguely aware of annealing brass, but always thought of it as "black magic”. Everyone had an opinion on how to do it, and no two opinions were the same. The more we looked though, the more we found that many of the very best shooters were experimenting with annealing as part of their case preparation. Frequently they were frustrated at the lack of consistency available with traditional methods.
Our goal was to produce a safe, reliable and totally user friendly induction brass cartridge annealer which would give absolutely repeatable results every time. After three years of R&D we have succeeded.
Of course, that was only half the challenge. What about the science of brass hardness? What is the correct way to get repeatable neck hardness, and for that matter, how do you even measure it? Try finding the hard science to that on the internet, as opposed to "informed” opinion. It didn’t exist. We decided to invest in significant metallurgy research.
Colin - the mapping wizard and co-owner of Map My Ranch connects with a great buck in Dimmit County, TX. Lots of meals for the familia! Well, done sir!
My friends did not believe me....
...When I told them I was punching steel at 800 yards few months ago.
So, when we got together over the weekend at the ranch, they said "prove it". No pressure there!
Let me rewind a bit...about 3 years ago, I really started thinking about getting into long range shooting. I started to spend some time setting up targets at 150, 200, 250 and 300 yards, whereas before I had simple stuck around the 100 yard mark. Two seasons ago, I got a great management buck at 212 yards...my longest shot at a whitetail. I really wanted to get comfortable at 300 yards and under, and hopefully move beyond that someday.
As some might have read in a previous post, I decided to go big and get a custom rifle for my 40th bday back in April. After many discussions with some awesome members on the Texas Hunting Forum, I contacted Jason Garvey (http://www.precisionriflehunters.com) and we discussed plans to develop a .280AI rifle and ammo specific to what I wanted. He put together the perfect rifle and ammo for my needs and when I went and took the class and picked up the rifle, he had already doped out the rifle for me. I slapped on a new MIL scope (had always been an MOA man before this) and went to town on the targets.
Fast forward to last Thursday, when I checked my "0" at the ranch with my buddies. 100 yards was center bullseye. I set up my new metal targets from member "jbd76266" at 200 and 300 yards. I had to make a couple minor adjustments at 200 and 300 yards for holdovers, as I was .3 mils low at 200, from my previous doped 200. After my adjustments, I took a rip at 300 and was less than an inch left of the center....and I felt good with that. Wasn't going to go for a deer past 300 this trip, so I didn't set up targets beyond 300 that day. Well, after I took those 4 shots in total, I put the rifle up for the day.
The next day, my friends and I found a good chance to set up a long range target. From the field in front of the ranch house to a blind we could see (without any interference), we could set up for a 756 yard max shot. They set up a metal target with a paper target in the center, while I drove out to the blind. I got a sack of corn that was about 1/4 full and used that as a rest on the thin, dingy window pane and set up for the shot.Called to make sure it was clear down range and got the green light.
My previous (DOPE) hold over was 5 MILs at 800 yards at Jason's range. But, now I was in South Texas and I knew I had to make some slight adjustments. I knew I was .3 low at 200 and 300. After doing some estimating, I decided to go with a 5 MIL adjustment at 756 and see how that did.
Here's the result:
7" right and 1" high
I did not do any corrections for wind, mind you. The wind was coming and going, and swirling around, as the front was starting to come in. So, for a cold bore shot, with no warm ups that day, and 5 friends eagerly wanting to see if I was able to replicate my July JG range shooting (think some of them wanted me to fail! LOL), I felt really good with the result! My buddy's are starting to think about upgrading their gear as well now.
Also, I got my first blood with the rifle on Saturday night, when I did a walk and stalk and then had to belly crawl into position to make a shot on a huge doe at 150 yards, while shooting prone. Felt good to break in the rifle with that shot, as opposed to shooting from a blind, which is usually the case at that ranch. I would have been happy either way...but it felt like I had to work a tad harder to get into position and that made for a fun memory.
Just wanted to say thanks again to Jason for putting together my rifle, making some SUPER reliable ammo, and for training me and helping me build my confidence as a shooter. Now, it's just range time to sharpen my skills even further!
Ready to take your shooting to the next level? Contact Jason Garvey:
Had a huge buck show up on our place. We are under MLD, so season opened at the tail end up September. Was seeing this guy on camera a lot. 6.5 years old, as we had him pegged at 5.5 last year. only hunter to see him in person was my cousin, Stephen. Well, as luck would have it, he showed up again, and in front of Stephen. He took a shot and it dropped right there. Congrats on a great buck, Stephen!
I had a good friend, Scott, pulled me aside the other day to show me a Bino Harness from County 6 Predator. I hadn't heard of the company beforehand, but I was immediately taken by the harness, itself. I had been looking to purchase a bino harness pack just last week, and still had a few open pages on my phone from my searches. Well, I can close those pages now, cause I found my next bino harness!
In the past two season, I have been cramming all sorts of items in my hunting backpack and it became cumbersome. This upcoming season, I decided it was time to lighten the load! I was looking for something to hold my 10x42 binocs, my cell phone, rangefinder, small flashlight, knife, water, tags, and a few other smaller items. Well, the timing couldn't have been any better, because the C6P "Traegger Optics Harness" was exactly what I was looking for.
Scott told me to take it home and check it out and see if it is something I might be interested in borrowing for some upcoming hunts. I already knew the answer...a very excited YES! This pack seems to have everything I was looking for, and more! It comes with coil tethers to secure the binoculars to the pack, and all the pouches are magnetic! What is very cool about this set up, is that it is very versatile. There is a removable hard warmer/zippered pouch that is such a brilliant idea! So, in those cold months, you have a place to keep your hands extra warm, and you can store some more gear in the zippered pouch as well. Very cool design! In the warmer months, just remove the hand warmers and you still have a tons of stealth storage areas and it is EASY TO REACH! No more taking off you backpack to get to your gear and no more pain in the necks from carrying your binoculars around your neck! This is one intuitive product!
When I got home, I checked out their website: www.county6predatorcalls.com and found that C6P also handmakes some amazing calls, which will fit perfectly in the bino harness. I strongly suggest visiting their page and learning more about their products.
And Scott, thank you for turning me on to this bino harness and C6P and their product line! I can't wait to hit the field with the harness and give everyone an update!
~George Bowe Blitch
To learn more about this awesome harness, check out the following:
Traegger Optics Harness
"The Traegger Optics Harness is C6P's new Patent Pending all in one Bino Harness + Removable Hand Warmer. It is designed with the intent to keep all your essential gear in one place. Our bino harness system allows you to carry your binoculars, range finder, GPS, cell phone & much more all in one convenient location. The removable hand warmer is for those late fall to frigid winter months & for the outdoorsman that do not like wearing bulky gloves while in the field."
Some of you may have previously read the story of the Melanistic whitetail I took a few years ago...but I am excited to share it got picked up in the latest LAND magazine! They also featured our Cooler Top Maps with Map My Ranch. Very exciting for me, personally, and for the company. Please feel free to share this with family and friends! ~George Bowe Blitch
Here's the scanned article in case you don't get the magazine. Enjoy!