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Offline Charlie Lamb

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The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« on: August 01, 2006, 09:03:00 AM »
It's been comin for a while now. I've been patient and that can be hard to do! I filled the year up with trips here and there... mostly Texas, the way it feels.

My bank account has taken a mighty hit and I own more stock in a couple of western states (permits) than a man should be allowed. If I have them counted right, I have 3 antelope permits, one mule deer, and elk in Oregon and possibly one in Wyoming... haven't decided about bear permits yet as that's usually pretty hit or miss as far as even seeing one and I need to back off on the expense somewhere.

I leave for my home in Wyoming in a week and have been assembling and/or replacing gear ever since I got back from my Texas bowfishing trip.

I started with arrows and have a collection of 40+ in a combination of carbon (number one shooters) and aluminum (beaters and small game arrows).

As soon as I can I'll put up some pictures as I assemble my "kit" for the coming two months in the mountains.

It's one way for me to keep track of my gear, so I don't forget anything.
Hunt Sharp

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 09:39:00 AM »
Are you serious TWO MONTHS out west  :scared:    :scared:  

  My wife just passed out  :eek:

From what I've heard yer taking, are you renting a U-HAUL  "[tunglaff]"    "[tunglaff]"

This ought to make quite a story, Ther ROAVING GNOME hunting adventures. Do Daily upedates PLEASE

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 09:41:00 AM »
Must be nice   :rolleyes:  LOL

Good luck Charlie..hope you have a super duper sized deep freezer  ;)
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 09:45:00 AM »
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It's one way for me to keep track of my gear, so I don't forget anything.
Better double check and make sure you included the scatter gun, super-electro taser gun, steel toe boots, brass knuckles, piece of garden hose, a battery and some wire, pliers, and a pen knife. Never know when ya might run into an Archery Theif!   :readit:      :bigsmyl:  

Travel safe and save some energy so you can carry my Elk up the Snake River Canyon. OK???? Thanks man! CK

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006, 09:56:00 AM »
Looking forward to seeing these chapters unfold.

Heck Vance, why you need an update? Yer gonna be with him half the time  :D  But make sure the rest of us get a regular "fix"....ya hear?
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006, 10:39:00 AM »
Keep us posted on your "kit" assembly. Two months? Geese I gotta get retired soon!
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006, 10:40:00 AM »
Good Luck Charlie, hope you get tired of dragging game.  One thing you forgot on your gear checklist....shopping bags.  :bigsmyl:

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 10:43:00 AM »
Sounds good. Look forward to all of the great stories.
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 10:54:00 AM »
Yeah, it should be quite a time! I'll meet up with Vance and become his closest neighbor... only a few miles away.    :D  

After the antelope season kicks in, I'll be meeting up with Terry Green for fun and games in the sagebrush...I'll be huntin before he arrives and will have two weeks to aclimatize and get to know the habits of the local herds.

Sometime in September I get together with Robin "Roughcountry" Severe and Curtis "Littlefeather" Kellar to chase elk in Oregon... the Rocky Mountain variety, not the Roosevelt.
I plan on having a mule deer permit in my pack in Oregon, since the area we'll be hunting elk is known to have some super buck muleys in it.

Since I didn't draw a Wyoming bull permit in the regular drawing I did take a shot at a leftover cow tag in the same area. Still have my fingers crossed on that one.
Hunt Sharp

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 11:22:00 AM »

The arrows chosen are 2219 aluminum and Carbonwood 4000. All four fletched 75x105 and 5" parabolic. Carbons and aluminums weigh within 5 grains of each other and I can shoot them interchangeably.
   
Hunt Sharp

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2006, 11:31:00 AM »
May the hunting gods be with you <------<<<

Bring back some stories for us all to dream over!  :readit:
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2006, 11:35:00 AM »
The time is coming - yours a little quicker than mine.  And a whole lot longer too!

This is the time of year that keeps me going the rest of the year.  It's all I dream about the rest of the time, and gives me the motivation for stuff I really probably wouldn't have done as much of otherwise.  Things like saving money.  Riding my bike and hiking in an attempt to get in shape.  Being nice to my wife. It even was the prime motivator that made me finally give up smoking years ago.  The lure of the West has been a powerful influence on my life.  To me, there is just nothing else I've ever done that is quite like it.

You're going to have a great time out there.  I'll sure be looking for updates along the way!
Have fun Charlie!
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2006, 11:37:00 AM »
The two workhorses of the trip will be my SkyHawk T.D. (65#) and the never blooded Jack Howard Gamemaster Classic (72#).
 

I've really gotten to like the American Leathers Big Shot glove... this is the buffalo model.

The guard is one made for me by Mike at M.A.L...nice stuff right there.  :thumbsup:  
 
Hunt Sharp

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2006, 11:45:00 AM »
Gasp!!!Carbon??? Aluminum has fallen to No. 2? It's the end I tell ya!

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2006, 11:59:00 AM »
Norb... been shootin Aluminum for more than 40 years now. Just found out the other day that they ain't traditional.  :scared:  
Now that carbon is a real traditional shaft if I ever saw one... cept the woodgrain pattern has some bad runout.  :D
Hunt Sharp

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2006, 12:01:00 PM »
Still waiting on my Bison Gear pack, so I'm using an old pack for now.
This is just about what I'll typically carry on day hunts.... will aquire a new compass when I get out west.
 
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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2006, 12:05:00 PM »
Here's my standard field sharpening kit... goes in daypack.
 
Hunt Sharp

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2006, 12:08:00 PM »
Crown   :bigsmyl:

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2006, 12:27:00 PM »
Hey I have the same LED flash light as Charlie Lamb  :notworthy:
Can't see the forest for all the trees..

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Re: The Way West...a bowhunting journey.
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2006, 12:37:00 PM »
What's with the bat decoy next to your Gerber axe????
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