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Offline Littlefeather

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***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« on: January 01, 2005, 08:45:00 AM »
Well, we rolled out of 04 at Midnight which ended the daily hunt pics for the year. It was fantastic! Lets start seeing those hunt pics for this year, 2005. Good luck in the year ahead! CK

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2005, 09:55:00 AM »
A wonderful idea, unfortunately I probably won't have any hunting pictures to post until this spring but I do love seeing other folks adventures.  I think the 04 version of this is the best thread I have seen on the internet!    :thumbsup:   Joseph
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2005, 10:03:00 AM »
Curtis , you are so right sir, I tried out a new bow shop in Baton Rouge yesterday and guys said ya dont kill anything with those do ya ...I didnt pay the young lad any mind....all I wanted was some feathers to make Mason some arrows ...and I got 10 min lecure on how it doest pay for him to stock them...well I will never go back, Im sorry...nice guy , he was just hell bent on his way of thinking...I just left...love the pics fixing to make some of my hunts very shortly...mark
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2005, 10:19:00 AM »
:thumbsup:  Curtis, glad to hear this thread is continuing it's one I look for everytime I log on. Seems there is an open season somewhere all the time. Anxiously waiting for new pics.
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2005, 12:25:00 PM »
I had fun this 1st morn of 2005.  Decided to hunt on the ground about 5 yards from my treestand.  The leaves hung on the trees through the 1st week in December for some reason this season, but now my tree in the saddle leaves me feeling a little skylighted.

I hunkered early in hoping to catch them moving just at daylight, and figured they'd move/feed again mid-morn since the moon was out late last night.

About 8:15, I decided to sneak back to the truck during the lull, and get my camera...and the thermos of coffee my dad gave me when we split up this morning.  Coffee in ground blinds is a treat at times.

I snuck back in, and took the pic with my camera on my tree stand base.....got back in 'the hole', and poured me a cap of coffee.  One more sip left, and I caught movement.....coming out of the thicket .....right on que.

"Here they come"......'hey, whats up....why are ya'll not going through the saddle?...why are ya'll coming straight at me?...turn left gals turn left!!!?

Well, 3 of the 4 lined up just on the other side of my tree stand bout 8 yards from me...and facing me, and the fourth was about 4 yards behind them....they were just milling around going nowhere fast, and I have no idea why they decided to walk the ridge instead of going through the saddle....the acorns have been long gone.....the lead doe turned right and started meandering...yep, on a course to meet up with "Mr. Down Wind".  As usual, he escorted them to safety...rather quickly I might add.

I tried my dangedest to get the bow drawn, just too many eyes just too dang close....but I sure had a fun 10-12 minutes with them.

Here's the pic I took just a few minutes before the action started as I'm guarding one of Great Granddad's Saddles.......

         
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2005, 12:34:00 PM »
T...thats cool pic bro  :thumbsup:  good luck in 2005
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2005, 09:16:00 PM »
Cool pic Terry!

Here's a pic of my first 05 hunt.I'm standing at the fork of the logging roads,waiting on the wind to decide which one to take! I choose the left.Had a deerless hunt,but lots of other critters out.

   

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2005, 09:24:00 PM »
Cool photos.  Terry, it took me a minute to figure out that was an uprooted tree. You guys that can hunt into January, enjoy it, even squirrel season is closed here.

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2005, 11:26:00 PM »
Getting a great start, nice pics guys. No spring peepers here Tim, it was a big zero here today but still felt nicer than those "cold" 20's and 30's last week back in MO.

Mark Baker, Walt Francis, and I left the wives back at the house talking about us and went out to brave the cold this afternoon on the first TBM Bunny Hunt. Headed up the Shields River lookin for a few. It was a beautiful day to be out but no bunnies bit the dust or snow in this case. We all got shots and Walt even hammered one that got into an impenetratable brush pile. A great time was had by all!
 
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2005, 08:05:00 PM »
you guys look like ya need a cup of hot chocolate or cup of java...  :D  that had to me fun in the snowy areas...mark#78
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2005, 11:59:00 PM »
Got my winter cat camp in today. Here's a couple pics before the snow gets bad. Lots of coyote and snowshoe rabbit tracks so their on the list also.
 
 

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2005, 02:34:00 PM »
Been an awful dry winter so far, hasn't it Robin!? I've been waiting for some low level snow east of Mt Hood to go look for lion tracks on the deer winter range. Good luck and be careful up there!

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2005, 03:04:00 PM »
Nothing better than listening to a long bawl down in the canyon while a cold track is worked out..

 Well maybe the short excited chops of,

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2005, 03:56:00 PM »
Ron
It dang sure has been dry. Can't beleive I drove the pickup into my camp yesterday. It's at 4200 Ft for cryin out lowd.
Satiam
I'm hoping to hear that sound tomorrow  :D  

Tom, I'm trying to force myself ta pack the camera. I really like seein the differnt country myself. Was just looking at Terrys pic again, Those leaves look a foot deep. Deeper than my snow right now   :)

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2005, 07:04:00 PM »
quality is not the best but here's a couple photo's of some mule deer on a -30 degree day in Eastern Montana.


 

 
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2005, 09:50:00 PM »
Our deer season closed yesterday (Sunday) so I went out to try and fill my doe tag. The only critters I saw were a rabbit and a skweerl, no shot at either one, But I did find sign there is still a buck in the area.  

The woods were very peaceful,  

The remnants of last weeks 33" of snow and the days 60 degree temp gave the feeling of walking through the clouds along the stream.  

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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2005, 11:10:00 PM »
MAN!!!! I can just FEEL the mojo comin' out of those pictures. Those are awsome pictures. Thats my kind of spot.
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2005, 11:19:00 PM »
I see the Ghost of Armstrong Creek ...can anyone else...mark#78  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2005, 03:22:00 PM »
I wasn't out hunting these sheep with a bow, I was armed only with my cameras. These are the California subspecie of bighorn sheep. They don't get quite as large in body and horn as the Rocky Mountain subspecie. Oregon has both the California and Rocky Mtn. bighorns.  Ron

 
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Re: ***Daily Hunt Pics and Stories 2005***
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2005, 04:31:00 PM »
On New Year's Day, two friends of mine--Dave and Jim--and I headed up to Dave's property in Central Wisconsin for the last weekend of deer season. About the time we hit Madison we got into freezing rain. Deer camp was another 80 miles away. By morning we'd have over 1/2" of fresh ice covering everything in sight.

Once we arrived at Dave's place, we quickly unloaded gear, suited up, and headed out to our respective stand locations. Jim and Dave were hunting opposite ends of a 40-acre woodlot, and I elected to sit a field edge on an 80-acre tract a little further west. Dave only saw one deer that evening, but Jim stopped counting around 50. Unfortunately, a shot never came together for him, but the look on his face made it clear he'd had a great evening. That's why I like these guys, they don't have to kill something to have a sucessful hunt. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself...

The freezing rain persisted, and wasn't due to stop until about 4 am, so I put some rain gear over my wool and got into my stand for the evening. Earlier in the season, the field I was hunting by served as a reliable food source for deer. But now it looked like an ill-kept ice skating rink. I would have gotten down and moved elsewhere, but with the east wind there was no where else to go, except back to the house, which sounded like a great idea.

I usually sit on stand with an arrow nocked and my bow across my lap, but with the freezing rain I had to hang it under a pine bough. Otherwise, I'd have to keep rubbing the ice off my arrow every ten minutes or so.

I only saw one deer while hunting that evening, and when he offered his chest at 14 yards I sent an arrow through both lungs and his heart. He went about 30 yards, stopped, stood for a few seconds, and fell over. He never knew what happened, except that something hit the ground by him--the arrow after it passed through his chest.

 

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