Hunting Pics

ART OF LIFE BY BOB ACOSTA & LILLIAN MONTERREY The Timbers at Chama Elk Hunt BOB's GALLERY OF ART LILLIAN & BOB OUR WEDDING at the ELVIS CHAPEL TRIP TO HAWAII TRIP TO ITALY - Rome, Florence & Venice TRIP TO ITALY - Cinque Terre TRIP TO VAIL COLORADO TRIP TO LAKE TAHOE TRIP TO ST LUCIA TRIP TO ST LUCIA #2 Trip to ALASKA Photos of my 67 GT500 #258 FLORIDA ROOF-TECH CORP's GANG HUNTING PICS 1 HUNTING PICS 2

Some of my adventures in hunting - If pictures of dead animals offend you please click to another page.

I don't shoot the small spotted fawns anymore, I slit their throats with a sharp knife. The meat taste better.

15 year old in the Everglades. Photo taken by my father on the only hunting trip I ever went with him. We were near the 40 Mile Bend near the then famous "Munroe Station" on the Tamiami Trail. Munroe Station is no longer. The place was featured in the film "Gone Fishing" with Joe Pesci and Danny Glover. It had a collection of Florida Everglades decor that was like a time capsule. Truly a museum today. Too bad it wasn't declared a Historic Landmark before it closed.

The caption says in Spanish "What am I doing here?" I never expected hunting elk in the White River National Forest north of Vail, Colorado was so exhausting. In this photo I'm sweating like pig lying in snow.

Bob at 32 years old

Great Times around the campfire. Even if it was 5 degrees below zero. Phil Horacio Ledon is second in from the right.

"LOLO" Eduardo Alvarez. One of toughest guys I ever met. Fell off a 2 story building while supervising a roof job for me in 1986. Got up and bitched at the guys that stopped working to see what happened to him. Hiked across 5 ridges in colorado with a backpack loaded with 50+ lbs of Elk meat and kept up with my friend Horatio whose a Super Athlete. They left behind two very fit Chicago firefighters puking their guts out carrying a lesser load. I miss him.

OOPS! Lolo's brother, Jorge, drove his truck into a cattle watering hole at the end of a road while driving in the rain at night. Quite an adventure.

Rey , Armando and friend looking at buck and hunting dog near Naples, Florida in the Everglades

One-Shot One-Kill Armando Weiss.

Armando was my son's friend who hanged around us all the time an went with us wherever we went. He was like a son to me.

At one time I collected firearms, mostly rifles. I was searching for the ideal. I looking for the best shooting rifle, I went into reloading just to perfect the best groupings at the range. No matter what I tried, I could not better anWinchester Model 70 Featherweight i bought from Fernado Martinez. I shoots wel under an inh at 100 yards with store bought ammo. No need to reload when you can get that kind of accuracy. I am a good shot and have shot grouping where all three shots overlap each other.

My trailer at hunting camp in Bainbridge. Notice it is a Cobra travel trailer. I towed it up with the Bronco and sold it up there cause it was just too much trouble to tow it back tho Miami. At least my son and I had warm shower and comfortable beds.

Armando Weiss took up Photography and shot this beautiful image of my Marlin 30-30. Great shot!

From R to L Hugo Alpizar, his son Junior, Mario Cimadevilla and unknown buddy. Junior shot this buck in Bainbridge, Georgia around 1988

That is not Charles Manson. That is Mario Cimadevila from Ocala, Florida. A hunting buddy. We are always asking him when is he going to get the swastica tatoo on his forehead. Click on image to see video of the "TREMENDA CAGADA!"

The best shot I ever made. Hunting with Eddie Gomez and the ranch owner at the Baker Ranch in Bracketville, Texas. I was looking for a decent blackbuck antelope but of the few herds on the ranch they stayed quite a distance away and were very skittish too. We spotted this buck among other females about 300 yards away while riding on an open jeep. We were able to get about 200 yards closer but the herd was moving away at an angle. Because they were in grassland with a few Mesquite trees, I had no rest. Eddie offer to have me rest on his shoulder and I used a downed tree. I shot at 125 yards and the buck took off to the left like I had missed. The buck was running at full speed and getting farther away when I decided to take the second shot. I centered my scope and pulled the trigger when the buck was 150 to 175 away, still standing, I shot freehand with no rest. When I pulled the trigger, the buck had just appeared on the right side of my scope and the crosshairs were about 2 to 3 feet higher and about 10 feet to the left in front of the buck.The second bullet hit him 3/4 of an inch from the first shot, square in his heart and he dropped dead right there. This is like an outfielder catching a fly ball and throwing the ball home to the cather and having it land right in his glove in time to get the player runing to home plate out. It is not luck, It is instinctive shooting that comes from a lifetime of target practice and shooting at stationary and moving targets. Both Baker and Eddie Gomez said that was the best shot they have ever seen. It was Priceless. Click on the image to enlarge it and see both bullet entry holes. Shot with a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight rifle in 7mm Mauser caliber with Federal 140 grain rounds.