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Title: YES!
Post by: Doug Campbell on March 04, 2014, 07:05:00 AM
Should be sleeping in HI tonight! More than ready to soak up some vitamin D. I'll give you a holler in a couple days Ryan.    :shaka:
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 04, 2014, 11:57:00 AM
Can't wait Doug!!!   :campfire:
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Post by: Guru on March 05, 2014, 05:34:00 PM
Best of luck fellas!!!  Ry, take good care of our buddy    :campfire:
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 05, 2014, 08:10:00 PM
Thanks Curt! Will do!
At the very minimum, we'll be having dinner at our new place!
Hopefully we'll have a chance to go up to Makua.
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Post by: SKITCH on March 05, 2014, 08:34:00 PM
Hey Doug.....remember...without pictures, it never happened!!

Have fun and enjoy those Islands!!
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 05, 2014, 09:42:00 PM
Mahalo guys, we're getting settled in. I'll call ya Ryan and bring the elk steaks...     :D  

I'll try and remember that Patrick.  ;)
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 06, 2014, 01:05:00 AM
Elk steaks! YUM!!!

We may go out for a half day hunt on Sunday if you're interested.
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Post by: GrisMunkyNinja on March 07, 2014, 01:22:00 AM
Ryan, make sure you push um down so when I go in after you I don't have to buss my butt climbing up to um!     :D
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 10, 2014, 02:43:00 AM
We got in some practice time at the range today.

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Staci and Doug during their "draw cycle".

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Doug at full draw.

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Staci's turn

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Doug threading the needle through the Kiawe tree.

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Post by: FerretWYO on March 10, 2014, 01:01:00 PM
I sure wish I was on that range with you all
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 10, 2014, 06:53:00 PM
Can't ya hop a plane there at the Base Randy.  ;)
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 11, 2014, 12:52:00 AM
We'd have a blast Randy!

Thanks to Doug and Karen, we got to eat some Elk for dinner tonight!!

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Post by: Makua Girl on March 11, 2014, 01:03:00 AM
Thanks Doug and Karen for the delicious elk!
   :shaka:
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Post by: cacciatore on March 11, 2014, 03:55:00 AM
You lucky dogs!
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 12, 2014, 02:58:00 AM
When you heading over Felix???     :campfire:
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Post by: cacciatore on March 12, 2014, 04:23:00 AM
I really would,brother. But in the meanwhile if you want to take Staci on a trip here you are more than welcome,maybe chamois can turn you on!
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Post by: cacciatore on March 12, 2014, 04:27:00 AM
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Post by: GrisMunkyNinja on March 12, 2014, 04:42:00 AM
Ryan is that Elk Kelaguen?
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 12, 2014, 09:40:00 PM
Aaron, not sure what that is… LOL!  Ask Staci, I'll just throw whatever we have in the fridge and dinner is served!     :D  

Hunting Chamios, now that's cool!!!    :thumbsup:      :thumbsup:      :thumbsup:  
Mahalo Felix!
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 04:48:00 AM
Thanks to Jerry (Islandlongbow), Doug and I got to spend some time in "hog country".

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Doug and Jerry discussing the "game plan".
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 04:53:00 AM
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Doug and Jerry taking a few practice shots
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 04:56:00 AM
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We've been getting our share of rain in the islands.
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 11:04:00 AM
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       :shaka:     Time for a quick shaka break.     :shaka:
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 11:05:00 AM
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Jerry closing the distance on some hogs, but unfortunately no shooters.
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 11:07:00 AM
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Always tough trying to find hogs running around during the day on a full moon night.
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 11:09:00 AM
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Heading home
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 14, 2014, 11:11:00 AM
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An end to a great day in the field, hopefully we'll get out at least one more time before Doug has to fly home.
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 15, 2014, 05:40:00 PM
Yep, we had a ball and you know I'm up for more. We gotta get that group pic after all. The island hospitality is always great to experience. The friends I've made here in HI over the years are some of the best guys and gals anywhere. Mahalo again guys.    :shaka:
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Post by: Mike Gerardi on March 15, 2014, 06:18:00 PM
Awesome   :bigsmyl:
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 15, 2014, 06:23:00 PM
Trust me, Doug's been wearing shorts and slippers every possible minute!    :D  

That elk was yummy!!! We made tacos out of that!

Doug, I'll take a group pic when you harvest that hog!    ;)
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Post by: Mike Gerardi on March 15, 2014, 10:11:00 PM
Looks like a great time Ryan. I could eat Elk every day. Looking forward to more pics guys!
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 16, 2014, 03:44:00 AM
Thanks Mike!     :shaka:
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Post by: finkm1 on March 16, 2014, 03:29:00 PM
Are you hunting on Oahu? Looks like a lot of fun. Keep the pictures coming guys.
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 16, 2014, 05:53:00 PM
Yes we're on Oahu.
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Post by: Izzy on March 16, 2014, 07:19:00 PM
Well I just took the boys and dog out for a hike thinking that  20*   seemed like a nice break in the weather then I see this thread. This NY winter is wearing me smooth. Have fun fellas, the pics look great.
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Post by: FerretWYO on March 16, 2014, 10:59:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Doug Campbell:
Can't ya hop a plane there at the Base Randy.   ;)  
My base doesn't even have a runway. Ha ha. Looks like a lot of fun there.
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 17, 2014, 03:24:00 AM
Thanks Izzy!

Randy, yeah we're having a great time, too bad it's almost the 21st...
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 18, 2014, 08:38:00 PM
Heading out shortly to meet Ryan and Jerry again but thought I'd throw this little report in from yesterday. Not especially trad bow hunting but certainly Island related.

"Man I sure wish I'd had my bow fishing rig but haven't figured how to get onto an active Military Base with it yet.
Two bonefish and two goatfish, even got a chase from a little barracuda. The sharks (black tips mostly I think) were crazy. Had 30 of em (not little guys either, 6' to 8' long) around me at one time chasing the bonefish. Poked two of em with my rod to get em to leave when I landed the first bone. Three of em a few feet away just waiting for me to release the fish. Had to take him to shallow water to keep him from being eaten. My sweet wifey on think beach thinks I'm Crazy..."   ;)

I've taken my bow fishing rig out a few times but never had an encounters like this before. No doubt I could have shot numerous sharks while wading in knee to waist deep water. At times it was literally like being surrounded by a pack of wolves. Very tense but I can't wait to go out there again!   ;)
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 19, 2014, 02:15:00 PM
Well we still didn't bring home the pork but saw several pigs and flung a few arrows. Just dont get better than that. I have to thank Jerry and Ryan again for the great Island Hospitality!  We've got a couple more days here so hope to get back up to the North Shore again. After that it's back to a Montana Winter that may till June.  ;)
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 19, 2014, 09:03:00 PM
Maybe Thursday???   :pray:
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 20, 2014, 12:43:00 AM
Sure wish I could buddy but looks like the next pig hunt will have to wait a year or so.    :(
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 20, 2014, 04:10:00 AM
No worries, time sure flew by.  Thanks again for stopping by the house. Tell Karen that we said hi and have a safe flight back to Montana!

Hey be safe tomorrow, you don't want those white legs to be mistaken for a healthy Oio!!!

Next year I should have a better work schedule and should be able to take more time off!

Aloha Doug and Karen!

Ryan & Staci
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Post by: S2 Bowstrings on March 20, 2014, 04:17:00 AM
Doug on one of our final stalks of the trip. He's only a few yards from the hogs, too bad they were all too small. The bigger ones were too smart and didn't want to come out to play…

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Post by: saltwatertom on March 21, 2014, 08:43:00 PM
Too small???? Unless they are hanging on to mom they are good to go! Had some last year that fit nice on the weber   :D  

They both fit together inside my backpack field dressed. Yummmmy!
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Post by: Doug Campbell on March 22, 2014, 02:28:00 AM
Well sitting in the airport waiting for the all night flight back to MT.    :(    We had a wonderful time in the Islands again. Sure makes a nice break in the MT winter.

Yea I know Tom, I've thumped a few of those Habatchi pigs, dandy eating. These little guys couldn't have been four days old though. What I really wanted to do was catch one of em for Staci. Where I'm standing in the pic one was literally right at my feet but the thorns on those weeds were thick. Can't recall her puppy's name but sure would have made a dandy playmate for him.  ;)  What I should have been doing was paying attention cause momma snuck right up on me while I was thinking of making the grab.  ;)
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Post by: saltwatertom on March 22, 2014, 12:38:00 PM
Yea Doug, gotta agree, that is a bit on the small side. You should need more than toothpick to skewer them on!
Glad you had a good time, I won't make it this year but hope to again next year. I'm hoping to do the Axis hunt on Lanai.
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Post by: Makua Girl on March 22, 2014, 02:14:00 PM
Doug, I'm not sure if Hoku would like a little piglet for a playmate. But I know the kids and I sure would! Might get us kicked out of our house by the association, though.

It was so nice spending time with you and Karen again. Looking forward to the next time . . . maybe in Montana?    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Gator1 on March 24, 2014, 07:38:00 AM
Great story

Thanks for sharing...