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Old 01-22-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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So what do you guys use?
Mossyhorn=buck
Smokepole=muzzle loader

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Old 01-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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biggin....ol' mossback....daddy....toad....
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Gunther!!

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Old 01-22-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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muzzlestuffer = muzzle loader
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #5
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Walter= big bull
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cheeseburger=elk
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Toe head
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Stick and a string
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does = molly's or flatheads.
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Bad mamba jamba. Mac daddy.
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Slob= big buck/bull
Wingnut=Doe
Beef=Bovine
Cow= elk

HOLY C_AP! BEAR=Grizzly
Swamp Donkey=Moose
Martian=Spike
Sqeakers=Cacklers
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:00 PM   #12
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Bullwinkle buck big wide sucker
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #13
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Bird hunting terms (I also use them when the steelhead start biting stupid):
Wide Open= its been a really good shoot
WFO= I can't reload fast enough
You Summer Laked him= skybusting(actually hit one)
Park E'm= start shooting

Toe head=small doe
Black dog= Those big black chipmunks that bark at you (and eat bowstrings)
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #14
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Hangers = Deer or elk droppings that are so fresh they hang off the bottom of your boot.
Money = A good shot.
Bow hiking = Hunting without any luck. This one is from my hunting partner’s wife.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #15
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Growler = A big bull that sounds like...................well you know !!!! Wheels.
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Milkers=Does

My lil brothers use the term Milk duds= Elk droppings
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:35 PM   #17
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Re-Prod= Reforestation prodject; little trees

My dad used to use this all the time when i was a young hunter and to be totally honest, i didn't have a clue what he meant untill years later.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:53 PM   #18
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Bull Sprig: Pintail
Spoontang: Northern Shovler
Lawn dart: Merganser
Cackler (s): Annoying little bastages
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:19 PM   #19
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Swamp Donkey: Moose
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:47 PM   #20
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hoss= big buck
pin heads= pintails
flatty=doe
poop duck= diver duck
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #21
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Buck buck buck= Shoot!!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:39 PM   #22
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You can go ahead and shoot it! = (its a hen)
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:40 AM   #23
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Magnum = BIG bull

Brownie = fresh shed antler

Seedling = old junky shed antler

Boat anchor = compound bow

Dink = young buck or bull

Aliens = invading Kalifornians during archery season

Grizzmonk = chipmonk

Conehead = Pine Squirrel
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:56 AM   #24
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Re-Prod= Reforestation prodject; little trees

My dad used to use this all the time when i was a young hunter and to be totally honest, i didn't have a clue what he meant untill years later.
Haha, same here. My buddy would say, "hey, let's go through that reprod", and I'd just look at him and say "uuh,.....yea."
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:58 AM   #25
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You can go ahead and shoot it! = (its a hen)

That's funny too!! I always heard "that one's yours" when pheasant hunting!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:24 AM   #26
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Toe Snapper: Big buck. One that walks on rock bluffs.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:26 AM   #27
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Toad = Big buck/bull
Timber Tiger = chipmunk
Skinhead = cow elk or doe
Trashy = non-typical buck
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #28
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mountain money..toilet paper.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:59 AM   #29
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Striped tree grizzly= chipmunk
Mountain money= Toilet paper
Skinhead= doe
Mossyback= big buck
Liquid pork chop= ice cold beer
Soap sandwich- luke warm beer
Thunder feet= rifle hunter converted to a archery hunting or a new archer
Lazy train= a string of trucks road hunting
Camp "b"= the choosen one to be camp cook
Slob hunter= a lazy hunter
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:46 AM   #30
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baldy = anything antlerless
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:55 AM   #31
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canwich= beer
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:58 AM   #32
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Lots of mine have already been listed, but I do have one new one to add.

Boom Stick = your rifle of choice
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:13 AM   #33
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Maggot = bovine (usually used when they screw up your elk hunt)
Puny dwindle = an arrow that doesn't reach the intended target because of a coat sleeve or other impediment to the bow string
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:24 AM   #34
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Ball Dragger=big buck,bull, or turkey

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Old 01-23-2009, 07:32 AM   #35
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Timber Tiger: Chipmunk
BFR: Big ******* Rock

Crackhead: The hunter up in the white river unit who pointed his gun at everyone in our party during elk season while talking to himself.

White River Rhino: I don't know what it is but one guy in our party seems to see it every time he goes in the woods.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:32 AM   #36
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my buddy and I have some interesting terms for locations where we hunt. One of the more interesting names is simply a tune from wizard of oz where the mean old woman is riding a bike....

We saw a guy riding a bike on an old logging road years ago and it seemed so out of place.....

Now we say lets meet at dun da dun da dun dun and both of us know exactly where we are talking about
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:37 AM   #37
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Way to funny guys. I'll have to remember these next season. My only addition.

Ham Sandwich=Hamm Beer

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Old 01-23-2009, 07:41 AM   #38
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forken-horn, forked-horn, forky, fork - meat on the hoof
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:46 AM   #39
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Road cougar=chipmunk
Yard stroller=grouse
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:48 AM   #40
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Slow elk = cattle
Rocky mountain elk **** = Coors
LBM = Little brown mushroom (pretty well any unidentified mushroom)
Flat top = cow or doe
timber tiger = chipmunk
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dirty= a damn good shoot are a really good lookin field thats loaded with geese
cut em= take em
doin the dance= birds come into the dekes
death wobble= ducks or geese cupped up and flippin doin everythin they can to get in the dekes
who turned on the hose= just starts dumpin rain
the natives are gettin restless= that first flock of geese ya hear in the mornin and you better gettin in your blind cause we are goin to land these sobs
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:01 AM   #42
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heart stoppers - flushing grouse when your elk hunting
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:02 AM   #43
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Split-tail = Doe
Thunder Chicken = Grouse
Song Dog = Coyote
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heart stoppers - flushing grouse when your elk hunting

we call that something that would get censored on here...
i guess PG-13 verson would be "short changer"
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A cat is a cat. Dogs are coyotes.
A toe-head is a doe. (although I like GRB's wingnut, that's funny.)
A mossyhorn is a big old buck that is shedding.
Rocky's, Rosies and Tule's are all elk species.
A "rag horn" is any inmature branched bull with an eye guards like a 4pt 4x5 or 5x5.
A 300, 325 or 350 are ALL mature shooters.

Coastal Ghosts are blacktail.

Timber Tigers are chipmunks.
Ruffs, blues and franks are grouse. Huns are Hungarian partridge. Devils or red legs are chukars.
Gobbles, jakes & limbhangers....well ya'll know what those are.

A "hell hole" is any steep, deep canyon or draw.
I "went for water" means I hunted clear to the bottom of said hell hole.
A "click" is not a measure of distance, but rather a measure of wind drift or elevation correction.
"Planted" means it crumpled on the spot.
"Stink" is human scent or bad luck.
"Hump it" means hurry...double time.
Toss me your shirt, means I gotta go find a tree.
Milking it, means quit wasteing time.
A "pile" is scat, bear or human...depends on context.
A "jag" is a BIG pile of firewood.
"Go Juice" is peach brandy or any stiff alcohol used to celebrate a kill or muster energy from a tired hunter.
A "toad stabber" is a knife
"Running w/ the Elk", that's a harder one to describe. But those who have done it know the feeling.
"danced w/ wolves" and SSS...well ya'll know what that means.

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Pisscutter= a big buck or elk that makes you stop in mid release! and then reaching for your gun.


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We have always termed the biggest, baddest bull or buck on the mountain ...."LeRoy".
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Pisscutter= a big buck or elk that makes you stop in mid release! and then reaching for your gun.


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Chicken = an elk or turkey that answers your call from a half-mile away but shuts up when you get closer.

Dipstick = a clueless hunter.
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Over grown manzanita ****fest: really thick nasty stuff that you need climbing gear to get through
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:16 PM   #51
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takem
wackem
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ground check
smoke check
dirt nap
down as in "he's down"
"taking a drink" as in he rolled down the hill into the bottom
"he was getting away" as in he was but he didn't

meadow bear - easy, unaware, close to camp, easy pack prey item (as in never look a gift bear in the mouth)
cliff bear - the opposite of a meadow bear

death march - extended and difficult foot transit into wild rough country for the purpose of taking, wacking, drilling, ground checking, or smoke checking mountain, forest or desert creatures

conehead (aka dipstick, dumb-a, and generally anybody hunting in a manner we wish to disparage)

passed on him - as in I saw one but it was either too far away, going too fast, or I otherwise fouled up a perfectly good opportunity and was consequently ineffective in rendering said prey item to the larder
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:18 PM   #52
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COMEDY GOLD!!! Great slang

here is one I haven't seen yet

Grass Bag= stomach/gut

Q: Where did you hit him?

A: In the grass bag.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #53
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Geez, there are so many! We call starlings, robins, sparrows and so forth, "****birds." A big old crab or clam is a "mossyback." A big buck or bull is a "wallhanger." Upland birds "explode" from underfoot, waterfowl "settle in.'' Large ducks are "northern" birds, smallish ones are "pee-wees." Leading birds properly is "shooting 'em in the lips." Any seasoned dog or hunter is a "veteran of many a campaign, while a beginner is a "busher." Any well hit critter is "poleaxed." Anyone having a tough day with the shotgun is advised to, "take the stinkin' blanks" outta their guns. A badly shotup bird has been turned into a "ball of mud", or "dirtclod." When deer hunting the advice is either "you can't eat tracks" or, "you can't eat horns." To kill a deer is to "tag" one, in other words, affix your deer tag to him. Decoys are often referred to as, "McCoys." I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but that'll give ya an idea of our mindthink when hunting.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #54
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Plan "B" = What happens when driving to Plan "A" and you come around the corner and the elk are in the middle of the road
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #55
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NUB= new uneducated bowhunter
FEB= fecal eating b*****d
BEM= booger eating moron

'meat pop' the sound your bullet makes while striking flesh
'tundra two-step'what a caribou does after the shot
grouser=big bull
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:52 PM   #56
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Wallhanger = big bull

white face = big blacktail buck

bones = antlers

ladies = cow elk (also referenced as "no bones")

girls = does

trick f#%$ed = when ducks or geese land away from your decoys instead of in 'em

Scotty = shoveler

Bottom-feeding Scotty = diver duck

double-ender = cormorant (also known as a shag)

shag-poke = blue heron (also known as a $#it-a-cord)

chicken = pen-raised pheasant

water chicken = coot

stick-in-the butt = deep/steep canyon that you wouldn't want to have to pack an animal out of ("I'd rather have a stick shoved up my butt than shoot an elk down there")

forked horn = what you pass up when you're a long way from the truck

cold coffee = beer ("hand me another can of coffee")

health burger = burger cooked in bacon grease, with bacon and cheese on it

catch and release = missing the shot (also known as "putting the fear of god in 'em")

Rempel zone = long-range shooting

Spada zone = even-longer-range shooting

sausage material = duck or goose with a lot of pellet holes, or a diver duck

practice, or dry run = going duck hunting, but never firing a shot

grab a tree = going to the bathroom ("I gotta go grab a tree")

unleash a load = same thing as grabbing a tree

dropping sign = same as unleashing a load

fun police = wife

blushing bride = obnoxious wife

trout fishing = summertime elk scouting trip

wheel-licker = moron (can also be an inexperienced hunter)

camp stupid = hunting camp with multiple wheel-lickers

kid = any young hunter

game hog = the best shooter in the duck blind

ticket = anything you shouldn't be shooting ("that would be a ticket right there")

LL Bean = anyone with a lot of new, fancy gear...but they don't know how to hunt
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Now there's some good ones! Nice, real nice.
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Doghair = too thick re-prod to chase 'em in
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:54 PM   #59
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Bwana- my cuz the dishwaher and head skinner.

Jasper - someone you don't want hunting in the same county as you.

Sahara desert - any aarea devoid of the game you are pursuing; as in-"there are more deer in the...."
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Ditch tiger = big cat
he ran from hell to breakfast = he ran a long way from here
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