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Offline Mike Vines

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On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« on: August 19, 2012, 07:22:00 PM »
Well, I have a few friends who have a desire to go into some the most rugged terrain this beautiful country can offer to test their mental and physical toughness, along with the strengths and weaknesses of their gear.   Not to be outdone, I decided that I too will do the same, only in a different location.   I sure hope I can survive this one.

Here I am prepping for another rigorous adventure Motor City Machete style...

         

I pick up my hunting license tomorrow and begin 5 more days of intensive scouting (just like above) along with chasing wild roosters with longbow and wood arrows, then it is off to Waimea Canyon where I meet up with a couple buddies (who  live here) for 4 days of extreme tropical adventure trying to put the stalk on as many feral goats as humanly possible.  Once complete, I'm taking another 5 days to reflect on the experience before returning home.  It seems there is a problem with nonidiginous goats and chickens here, so I took it upon myself to do the right thing, which is, bring the family here to Kauai, Hawaii with me for moral support.

I also brought along a dozen specially made Machetes for this trip.  I'm hoping to return with none.  

Does anyone care to follow along on this adventure with me?
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 07:30:00 PM »
Not me! The conditions look brutal. Could'nt bare to see a fellow Tradganger in so much pain.  :p  


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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 07:32:00 PM »
Good luck Mike.  Sure hope you survive this one.    :bigsmyl:
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 07:34:00 PM »
Added bonus was that the resort just waived the fee for Internet here.  I thought I was going to be roughing it big time without that.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 07:41:00 PM »
Glad to see you getting some "scouting" in, Mike.  Have fun both in the treacherous wilds and back at "camp".  Looking forward to hearing the after action report.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 08:12:00 PM »
Have a great time Mike. The goat n chicken hunting should be fun. might be able to get after a pig or two as well. Aloha!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 08:13:00 PM »
I am all for it as long as you can keep those toes out of the rest of the pictures    :saywhat:

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 08:57:00 PM »
I have a history with Goats!  :knothead:    :knothead:  

Good luck and get all of them that you can.

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 08:59:00 PM »
If you can wait about 20 years, I will come and hunt with you!

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 09:17:00 PM »
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Originally posted by Steve O:
I am all for it as long as you can keep those toes out of the rest of the pictures     :saywhat:  
I'm with Steve. Ha ha....
Best of luck to ya Mike and I'm sure either way the hunt turns out you'll have memories of a lifetime.

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 09:23:00 PM »
Im in and get a pedicure for the good of the group. And were the Hawaiian people surprised at how white people from Michigan are...LOL
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 09:24:00 PM »
Mike,
You are one tough nut.  I don't think I could make myselft hunt with all the distractions there.  Heck I can't even hardly do it here.  Our deer season started this week and I'm taking the day off tomorrow and going surfing with Delaney.  
Hope you have a good hunt, bra!   :D

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 09:26:00 PM »
Send plenty of pics Mike. Especially of the trackers!  :bigsmyl:  Which bow will you be shooting?
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 10:06:00 PM »
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I am all for it as long as you can keep those toes out of the rest of the pictures     :saywhat:  
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Offline Mike Vines

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 10:16:00 PM »
Joining me on this hunt is the latest addition to my bow rack...a custom Tall Tines longbow, that I will be shooting douglas fir arrows tipped with Eclipse 125 grain broadheads.  I made a couple "rooster" arrows and they are tipped with 125 grain Ace broadheads.  

And yes Tim, I thought I was tan till I looked around.  I'm glowing like a neon light, but I'm going to do my best to remedy that problem.

If this goes as well as I'm hoping, I can see this being a yearly thing.  If done correctly, it can be VERY cost effective.  For those of you that don't know me, I'm usually cheaper than a Chineese toy (read that as very frugal).  Best thing I ever did was quit smoking and, for the most part, drinking.  All the money I would have spent on that vise, I tuck away weekly to enjoy things like this.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2012, 10:18:00 PM »
Good luck Mike!  I hope you bloody a few arrows. definitely a trip I would like to try!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2012, 11:18:00 PM »
Sounds awesome!!  Good luck.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2012, 11:19:00 PM »
Make sure you get some SPF30 on those feet. I was on a similar safari once, and burnt the inside of my heels!   "[dntthnk]"   Tough hunting once the boots go back on.

Good luck hunting goats.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2012, 11:28:00 PM »
sounds like a great time!!!!!!! keep us posted

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2012, 11:32:00 PM »
Let me see, You gave up sunning yourself in a Florida Swamp and chasing Hogs. In exchange for lounging by a pool, chasing chickens, and climbing canyons in hopes of being better at it than the resident Goats?
Let's hope you made the right choice!!
Good hunting and I'll be watching!

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