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  1. CatfishKev

    2019 fall cow bison hunt in the books!

    Nice job Dave. Just so you guys know Dave felt so guilty he got one and the wounded warrior did not. But he was there first and they didnt show up until after sunrise. He also offered to leave And they told him to stay, and when He decided to stay still gave them dibs on first shot opportunity (which could have cost him his shot). They missed, he gave chase and filled his tag. I pretty much told him empathy is a good thing and more people should have it. But he has zero reason to feel guilty. Dave, you are a man of character and you deserve that bison. Congrats dude! I'm super happy for you!
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    What resort/place?

    Dont go too romantic or you'll end end up like me with a life of servitude to children!
  3. Have to head back up to 12a in 2 weeks for the deer hunt but dont wanna tote the camper back home and all the way back up if I dont have to. If anyone has space to let ot sit for two weeks that would be sweet! Thanks guys.
  4. Well got the truck packed and hooked to the camper. Got the boys with me and heading up for my bison hunt. Mommas supposed to come tomorrow with the oldest daughter. Heading out of the valley up the steep incline we here a thud and all of the sudden no power...uggh you gotta be kidding me. Turbo gage drops to zero... limp up the hill to the flat at like 15mph. After a phone call and look over things we figure I blew my intercooler. Drive another hour and a half back to the valley to get one of two in the valley I can pick up tonight. Pick up at autozone and start to work not realizing I'm right next to a 7 11. After the first encounter with a local undesirable I pack the boys back in the truck and head up to the happy valley walmart. Was really wanting to be up there at first light but hey that's how it goes. I'm just glad ot ain't something worse and that were not stuck in the middle of nowhere. At the very least I suppose it's a character building experience for my boys. Hopefully we can be back on the road in a couple hours.
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    And were off to a rough start...

    well whatever Penance I had to pay in the Walmart parking lot was worth it because I got it done a couple of hours on opening morning. Pics and story later but for now we are making a b line to unit 23. Hoping for the ultimate hat trick weekend baby!!
  6. Decided I'm going to hold off on myself for a while and get the kids guns up and going with new stocks and stuff. Not exactly sure the round count but I'm fairly certain it's less than a hundred bought it off of member a couple years ago and I've shot maybe one box through it. Rifle only and I will be taking the muzzle brake off. I have roughly a box worth of the 162 eld-x I'll throw in with it. $700
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    And were off to a rough start...

    Well that could have been worse. I made the boys help and got it done relatively quick. Back on the road. Intercooler burst at the seem, new one was $800 gee wiz..
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    Sons 2019 muley

    Great job!
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    Pennsylvania Bull

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    Moosings - Idaho - 2019

    That's awesome man huge congrats! You definitely put in the effort and it paid off. And to have your boy there is icing on the cake.
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    Second day success

    I'm taking the kids with me to the Bison hunt and hoping the tag out early and then I will be up there probably coming down around Young
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    Walking or glassing

    Glassing is all about a pair of 15s and a tripod. The tripod is very important, more so then the glass in my opinion.
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    6.5 Creedmoor

    Just got back from the smith. Sons 7-08 in grey and daughters 6.5 in purple. I really dig these at one thumbhole stocks. Hopefully gonna put a hurtin on some elk in a week or so.
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    Stuff you find while hunting

    Looks like something to funnel the water. Suppose old mining equipment.
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    Tessa’s first bear

    BIG ANIMAL DOWN!. Love the hat, we got that sticker on the back of mommas ride. Wife's Facebook friends with Craig. Congrats to the young lady on a big old bear that is awesome!
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    Second day success

    Cool man! Great first! Strad is a pretty interesting name, is it short for something or is there a story behind it?
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    2019 Bull Elk Hunts in the Book (PART 2 -Draysen's Hunt)

    Very cool man. Your son is about to outdo you as a hunter!
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    6 - 400” bulls - Can it be done?

    You seem awfully volatile in this thread.
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    Help Arrest this poacher!

    Im just wondering what game and fish considers trophy vs B and C and or pope and young?
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    Two beautiful bulls in two years

    Dang your kid has outdone me! Congrats to a fine young killer in the making.
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    Duwane Adams Glassing Lesson

    Dude, you just shortened your learning curve by years! When I started hunting I was clueless. I spent weeks sitting in bottoms of canyons just waiting for a deer to come by me (archery guy). Although I was successful to some degree I wanted to be better. My first post here was about guide schools and someone mentioned Duwanes apprentice program. A couple years later I went for a glassing lesson like you did and man it was a game changer! Not only is Duwane a very good teacher he's just a great guy to be around. Not being savvy to the tripod and 15s after my lesson I came home and took the wife out glassing off 15s for the first time. We spotted 17 deer in about 1 hour of glassing. It was crazy to me that I spent literally months worth of days in canyons with my bow with little to show for it. Now I consider Duwane a mentor. Last year I joined him and his guys in camp for the early and late kaibab hunts and it was an amazing experience. I felt like a kid at disneyland glassing giant bucks. After my bison hunt and kids elk hunts next week I'm planning on being up there again for deer camp. Good luck on your hunt, you got this bro. Maybe someday our paths will eventually cross.
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    2019 Bull Elk Hunts in the Book (Part 1)

    Stud bull man congrats.
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    Rat Bait

    T rex rat traps with crunhy peanut butter. Rats and mice run along walls so find travel corridors, like outside corners pinch points etc. Rats have a tendency to hop over things so 2 or even three next to each other a few inches apart. Squirrels are easy to catch in cage traps also with crunchy pb.