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Offline Randy Morin

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Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« on: December 29, 2007, 02:18:00 PM »
First Coyote ever!! Actually got 2 at the same time (called in after spotting them from treestand).  Only one was recovered and I was lucky (hard work) to find this one. 10 and 18 yard shots on the two dogs.

       


November 12.  Mr. Big made a mistake and I was fortunate (great wife and a sore butt) to be in the right spot at the right time.  Also, the first big-bodied buck I have taken with a bow.  19 yard shot.
       


Two days later I was sobered-up enough to get my butt outa-bed. This gal took forever as she browsed toward me after a fresh powder snow-fall.  By the time I got a 12 yard shot I was as nervous as could be.  Awesome!!
       

A few days later I took this picture at 6 yards.  Nice buck for the area but still just a 1.5 yr. old. He's off to a great start and showing signs of some character with a couple of sticker points.
       

While I was enjoying watching the above buck as he got nervous down wind of me this one came in with a twin, and after a agonizingly slow turn- around-in-the-stand, in a too small, literally quaking-aspen tree, I got a 10 yard tunnel shot through a maze of cottonwood branches.  I had to lean-out and squat down to find a hole...try that with a wheelie-thingy.        :D      
       


During the late doe-season last week I was hunting some hot sign (deer movement in my areas has been changing rapidly with the snow mounting) and had 3 does come in just after first light.  Just as the lead doe starting to suspect something was amiss the 1.5 yr. old behind her turned broadside to nibble a bud.  A nice calm relaxed shot (for a change) ended with a very quick death and a proud archer.
       

This just occured to me and may be interesting to some...all of the these animals (except the coyote) were taken using my lonewolf-alpha stand with the ladder sections.  In each case I had never sat the tree and was only hunting hunches and-or hot sign.  Very rewarding for me...
Also...all animals were taken with my very own designed/built hybrid 3 piece longbow, 60" 55# @ 28".

Thanks for sharing with me and a Happy New Year to you all! Randy.

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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 02:24:00 PM »
dang you had an exciting year , congrats   :clapper:
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 07:05:00 PM »
Randy,

I am pleased to see that your year was exciting. May 2008 be as blessed as this year.

Great photos and thanks for sharing the experience.

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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 07:35:00 PM »
WOW what a great year.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 08:34:00 PM »
Dang, How did I miss all that bud?  Awesome stuff and well deserved!

 That left side on your buck sure does stretch out wide    :notworthy:
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007, 08:40:00 PM »
WOW!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007, 09:25:00 PM »
A very good year indeed! Congrats! Mike
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 01:11:00 AM »
I love Montana!!
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2007, 01:57:00 AM »
Congratulations Randy!!
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 04:07:00 AM »
Congrats on a great and productive season Randy!

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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2007, 07:03:00 AM »
Good Job!
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2007, 09:25:00 AM »
Randy,
Congratulations, looks as if you are having a good season.  Have you had a chance to get out after the kitties yet?
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2007, 09:34:00 AM »
Randy, Great memories of a Great year! Congratulations on all counts, and Thanks for sharing your season of memories through the pics. Really nice buck! Love the dark antlers. Is there a kitty left in your season? Ralph
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2007, 10:23:00 AM »
It must really suck hunting in your area!
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2007, 12:10:00 PM »
congrats on a great season. thats a real fine buck. happy new year!

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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2007, 07:14:00 PM »
Wow Randy!  Great pictures!  I love the bow too!

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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2007, 08:30:00 AM »
Thanks everybody for the nice words...it's really nice to share with you all here at the gang.

Curt...I was gone (from the internet) for all of November plus some.  You did'nt miss anything but I sure did.    :(  
Yeah that left side sure doesnt match the right.  First time I've gotten one like that for sure.  You see many like that as a taxidermist?  I'm curious how common it is.

Walt/Ralph...no Kitties yet but I sure would like to atleast get in on a chase. I should be looking for a track  this week one morning atleast.

E. Fisher...now dont be gettin all jealous of us Montanans...you've got Atlantic Salmon to fish for!  :thumbsup:  The hunting can be good for sure, especially after growing up in Vermont, but land access (for Whitetails) is a pain in the arse after a while.

Chisler...thanks Bud, I'm pretty proud of my Bow so I appreciate it.

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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2007, 05:10:00 PM »
Dude Way to go! what a great year you have had! Enjoy those fine venison steaks!
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2008, 10:43:00 AM »
Awesome year!  I hope to have one like that some time.  I bet your freezer is FULL!
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Re: Montana Fall...remembering/honoring the animals
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 04:20:00 PM »
One heck of a year!! Congrats on all accounts   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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