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ducknwork
09-23-2010, 01:34 PM
Okay, guys (and girls). Hunting season is upon us and I think this would be an excellent opportunity to share something that we all enjoy and [hopefully]won't argue about...:p Use this thread to post pics or descriptions of your successes this season, regardless of game. Shoot, you can even post pics of your dog winning some titles if you're into that kind of thing...;-) I figured that we should have our own brag thread since many of us POTUS regulars are much more accepted or comfortable here in our little RTF spin-off [extremely dysfunctional] family.

Here are the ground rules:

NO politics on this thread
NO mention of Bush, unless your dog had to go retrieve a bird from one.
NO mention of Obama, unless his dog gets some FT or HT ribbons
NO calling someone's dog ugly, even if my girl is a dudley...
NO arguing or name calling, unless it is deserved.
NO photoshopped pics to make it look like you actually killed more birds than you did...;)
Do not post pictures of your take from your state's birds of prey season. We don't want to see your hawks, owls, eagles, etc...
ENJOY THIS THREAD!!!!!!!!!!


Any more rules I need to add?

Can we get a mod to make this a sticky?(Please)

ducknwork
09-23-2010, 01:38 PM
I'll start...

The day my dog finally realized why I keep dragging her out to hunt with me...Got my limit and she retrieved 13/15 for her first 'real' hunting retrieves ever.
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/IMG_9096-1.jpg

BonMallari
09-23-2010, 02:00 PM
My brother and I went bowhunting for elk on the Utah/Colorado border the first week of this month..we hunted hard for 4 days,camped out,ate freeze dried meals and drank cowboy coffee...on the last day,the last hour, the last 15 minutes of shooting time this huge cow elk comes lurking out of the woods to take a drink at the seep that we had set up at.

Clint shot her with a handmade Herb Meland longbow with homemade cedar shafted arrows and a 165 gr broadhead..at 27 yds...I had a clear shot at 40 yds but as she closed so did my shooting lane...I thought he missed but when I found the arrow part of the shaft was broken and bloody..I found her about 75 yds away minutes later,dead as door...the broadhead hit her behind her leg and literally sliced her heart like a surgeon. it took the two of us over 4 hrs to remove the backstraps, both hams, and shoulders and pack her out the 2 miles plus back to camp (I hope he buys an ATV for next year) ..both the hams weighed in at over 90 lbs each, the backstraps at 30# each..we brought in just under 300 # to the butcher (netted almost 175# of processed elk)

We estimated her live weight at 400-450 lbs..it was the most physically demanding hunt I have ever been on but one of the most rewarding..just talking about hunting and dog training, no politics, no family, just guy talk...

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t319/bonmallari/CIMG0534.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t319/bonmallari/CIMG0539.jpg

we hiked from base camp to the top of the peak each day, twice, about 2 miles each way at 9k ft elev.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t319/bonmallari/CIMG0527.jpg

when we got back to Idaho the taxidermist had sent my nephew Cole's 50# king salmon that he caught on the Kenai in Alaska

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t319/bonmallari/CIMG0541.jpg

Julie R.
09-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Wow Bon, very cool hunting trip. That is a BIG elk! Speaking of cool...we shot doves opening day, I got a limit and so did 2 of the 4 we were with, but since shooting time wasn't til noon and it was warm, we didn't take dogs. The only thing I'm killing right now is stink bugs, they've reached plague proportions. And, it's 98 degrees...again. I hope to have some hunting photos later in the season. I'm curious to see if my 'project pup' a 43 lb. mini Peake, can pick up a goose.

ducknwork
09-23-2010, 09:41 PM
Nice work Bon! That sounds like a really awesome hunting trip.

Hopefully, I'll have another limit of doves Saturday morning. Gotta get my dog tuned up for the real hunting season!

ducknwork
09-25-2010, 10:02 PM
We're making this a habit.:D

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/IMG_9115.jpg

david gibson
09-27-2010, 06:06 PM
no huntin' pic or title, just the 2nd master pass. we are now 2 for 4 and hopefully on a roll!

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/surfgeo/DCG_2071amed.jpg?t=1285628495

ducknwork
09-27-2010, 07:28 PM
no huntin' pic or title, just the 2nd master pass. we are now 2 for 4 and hopefully on a roll!

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/surfgeo/DCG_2071amed.jpg?t=1285628495

That is a beautiful dog, DG. Congrats!

road kill
09-27-2010, 07:29 PM
no huntin' pic or title, just the 2nd master pass. we are now 2 for 4 and hopefully on a roll!

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/surfgeo/DCG_2071amed.jpg?t=1285628495
Nicely done Big Gibby!!!;-)




RK (Lil' Gibby)

road kill
09-28-2010, 06:18 AM
We are excited about hunting ducks Sat.
Opens at 9:00am????

Anyways, hope to at least see 1 and get a couple pics!!

Good luck everyone!!!


Team Elvis

ducknwork
09-28-2010, 06:25 AM
We are excited about hunting ducks Sat.
Opens at 9:00am????

Anyways, hope to at least see 1 and get a couple pics!!

Good luck everyone!!!


Team Elvis

Opens at 9? What's up with that?:confused: Good luck, RK!

Our season opens up next Wednesday, but I won't be able to get at em til Friday or Saturday. Got my spot picked and everything. Just need it to get here!

precisionlabradors
09-28-2010, 10:18 AM
me and some buddies got some sage chickens last thursday. yella dog is camera shy. ha.
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IowaBayDog
09-30-2010, 12:36 PM
Just got back from Sask. Canada. Had a couple of amazing hunts. 6 of us took 48 ducks in under 50 minutes one day. 4 of us shot 32 in under an hour on another day. Goose hunting was kind of slow, lots of crops still in the fields up there due to wet conditions. Hunt of a lifetime experience though. Seeing 1000s of ducks at a time was the norm for the week.

WALDMAN79
09-30-2010, 01:40 PM
I Don't Have Anything To Report, Haven't Even Pulled The Trigger On Anything This Year - The Field Trial I Was Supposed To Run In This Weekend Got Cancelled But I'll Post A Picture Of Duke Anyway ALTHOUGH I SAW THE AVITAR ABOVE MY POST AND WOULD SO VOTE FOR NUGE IF HE'D RUN

Franco
10-02-2010, 09:51 PM
Opening morning!:cool: Better than playing Sniper on Xbox.

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/gumboyaya_2009/Squirrel2010a.jpg

luvmylabs23139
10-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Are those squirrels? If so that's not really hunting, they are eliminated here on a daily basis!

Franco
10-03-2010, 10:09 AM
Are those squirrels? If so that's not really hunting, they are eliminated here on a daily basis!

These aren't semi-tame yard squirrels, these are wild swamp squrriles shot out of tree tops with .22 rifles;-)

M&K's Retrievers
10-03-2010, 10:35 AM
These aren't semi-tame yard squirrels, these are wild swamp squrriles shot out of tree tops with .22 rifles;-)

A tree rat is a tree rat. The only thing they are good for is chewing the wiring in vehicles. Average one a day out the front door and still can't get rid of them.:mad:

BrianW
10-03-2010, 11:58 AM
ID Waterfowl Opener
Got to spend the AM being with my best buddy doing what we like best - geese!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/BKWelch/Magnum%20pix/oPENER10-2-10026.jpg

Got one really nice Canada that made Magnum work a bit. The smaller rh one was a 50 yd blind retrieve that he lined, guess this HT stuff is paying off! :D

charly_t
10-03-2010, 03:13 PM
These aren't semi-tame yard squirrels, these are wild swamp squrriles shot out of tree tops with .22 rifles;-)


Too bad most locations now have citified squirrels anymore. Used to hunt red squirrels as a kid. They can sure hide really well when they are used to being hunted. Best puzzle ever. A good dog that follows the squirrel's path to the next tree etc. is a "winner" if you aren't silent hunting ( without a dog ). Dad had an English setter that hunted with my terrier and the hound ( and me )that was very good at keeping an eye on where a squirrel went.

Franco
10-03-2010, 03:27 PM
Hunting wild squirrels with .22 around here is right up there with Springtime gobbler hunting. Hunting squirrels with shotguns is frowned upon and not considered sport. One picks a spot and hides waiting for them moving tree top to tree top. I shot that black one at 50 yards and he only gave me a two inch target. He was hiding behind a tree with only his head out. Shot one through the neck while he was sitting on top of a dead gum tree at 40 yards. If anyone thinks it is easy shooting wild squirrels with a .22 they should try it sometimes.;-) They don't sit still very long and if they spot a human, they haul ass.

Like I said, it's better than playing Sniper on xbox. :cool:

M&K's Retrievers
10-03-2010, 03:53 PM
I use a .17 for that purpose and it works great. Shots are usually 20 to 60 yards. You are right about them being wary little farts. They have a tendency to hiss a fella off.:razz:

charly_t
10-03-2010, 03:55 PM
I did not hunt much with a shotgun as a kid. When I did I used the old 410 and it was by no means my favorite weapon. I used Dad's 22 and he kept it clean for me ( and a supply of 22 longs ). The first squirrel that I ever killed had the top of his head shot off. It's very true that they don't give you much of a target ! I was not a great shot and never any good at quails. I do prefer a target that is not moving which is probably why the dogs and I hunted squirrels more often than anything else. VBG. Shotgun shells cost a lot more than 22 longs :-) We were not rich by far so we used the 22 most often. I think I can safely say that I never shot a whole box of 410 shells all the while that I was growing up. I do love that old 410 and I usually use it to kill snakes anymore. I'm sure it is older than I am .......... I have had to have the firing pin replaced twice since I started using it.

ducknwork
11-29-2010, 10:53 AM
Got my first drake mallard on Saturday and my dog got 3 more retrieves on the season. She ran a blind on the hen with one whistle. Dixie's really coming along and I couldn't be prouder of her. We saw LOTS of ducks (for my area), but most cut the decoys before LST. It was really clear and bright early on...Tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy.:D Headed out in the AM to try to get a few more...

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/DSCN1571.jpg

road kill
11-29-2010, 11:30 AM
Got my first drake mallard on Saturday and my dog got 3 more retrieves on the season. She ran a blind on the hen with one whistle. Dixie's really coming along and I couldn't be prouder of her. We saw LOTS of ducks (for my area), but most cut the decoys before LST. It was really clear and bright early on...Tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy.:D Headed out in the AM to try to get a few more...

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/DSCN1571.jpg

Very NICE!!!

stan b

Blackstone
11-29-2010, 03:09 PM
South Dakota the first week of Nov.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/PrairieHunter/FieldLarryPhillipScottDoneDay2SouthDakotaNovember2 010018.jpg

road kill
11-29-2010, 03:11 PM
South Dakota the first week of Nov.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/PrairieHunter/FieldLarryPhillipScottDoneDay2SouthDakotaNovember2 010018.jpg

Blackstone, who is the fellow to your right?
Is that Mr. Blackstone?
Sweetness.......wish I could have been with.


stan b

Blackstone
11-29-2010, 03:26 PM
Blackstone, who is the fellow to your right?
Is that Mr. Blackstone?
Sweetness.......


stan b

Standing or sitting? :D

Sitting is my little girl, Tessa. She's turning into a pretty good birddog.

Notice I included a flushing dog in the picture so you retriever guys wouldn't feel left out.

Roger Perry
11-29-2010, 03:27 PM
South Dakota the first week of Nov.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/PrairieHunter/FieldLarryPhillipScottDoneDay2SouthDakotaNovember2 010018.jpg

Looks like one of the dogs has a big smile on his face.:D

road kill
11-29-2010, 03:27 PM
Standing or sitting? :D

Sitting is my little girl, Tessa. She's turning into a pretty good birddog.
I was curious if that was your Dad with you.

stan b

Blackstone
11-29-2010, 03:34 PM
I was curious if that was your Dad with you.

stan b

No that's just a good buddy of mine. We used to fish a lot of tournaments together. He's new to hunting, but he's really getting into it.

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to share a SD hunt with my father before he passed. He would have loved it. I still take his old Browning A5 with me when I go, and shoot a couple of birds with it. It's my way of sharing the hunt with him.

road kill
11-29-2010, 03:39 PM
No that's just a good buddy of mine. We used to fish a lot of tournaments together. He's new to hunting, but he's really getting into it.

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to share a SD hunt with my father before he passed. He would have loved it. I still take his old Browning A5 with me when I go, and shoot a couple of birds with it. It's my way of sharing the hunt with him.

Yup, I used my Pops old Ted Williams Sears & Roebuck shotgun to shoot the first duck.

We miss them, but they live on through us.
I hear his voice through me a lot now.

Uh Oh!!


RK

Buzz
11-29-2010, 04:02 PM
These pics are on my computer at home, so I'll just post a public link to them on my facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2089687&id=1260900675&l=7dccd1df03

Uncle Bill
11-30-2010, 04:26 PM
A couple of pics from some of our fall hunts. UB


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/Uncle_Bill22/Babesinitialhuntingseason008.jpg

Myself holding Da Babe...along with Chief and Tank.




http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/Uncle_Bill22/Babesinitialhuntingseason001.jpg


An earlier hunt for ducks, prior to pheasant and goose seasons. Da Babe was just barely tall enough to look at the birds on the cleaning table. He was 3 1/2 months old at the time. Looks like Tank was real bored by the entire situation.




http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/Uncle_Bill22/Babesinitialhuntingseason004.jpg


This was the pheasant opener with my grandson. This turned out to be Chiefies final pheasant opener. He had a couple more hunts after this one, but we've had to send him on to the Rainbow Bridge. He was 12, and lived a full life to the end. This is the same pic as the first, but a better close up of Chiefie.





http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d103/Uncle_Bill22/Babesinitialhuntingseason015.jpg


This was our pre-Thanksgiving hunt last Tuesday. That's my grandson Michael, and my eldest son Derek, who drove out from Salt Lake. He hadn't picked up a shotgun in 5 years, so it was fun to rag on his misses. Surprisingly, there weren't that many, and he shot more than his share of birds. Babe and Tank don't show up very well in this pic in their crates. Babe is now 5 months old and weighs 61 lbs.

UB

starjack
12-01-2010, 12:27 PM
South Dakota the first week of Nov.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/PrairieHunter/FieldLarryPhillipScottDoneDay2SouthDakotaNovember2 010018.jpg

Very nice . Sure wasent like that for us in iowa.

menmon
12-01-2010, 01:39 PM
no huntin' pic or title, just the 2nd master pass. we are now 2 for 4 and hopefully on a roll!

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/surfgeo/DCG_2071amed.jpg?t=1285628495

David,

That is a good looking dog!

Mike

ducknwork
12-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Headed back out by myself on Friday morning, then I'm taking my daughter (almost 4 years old) for a quick wood duck hunt on Saturday. She's been begging to go for a while now...:)

Blackstone
12-02-2010, 03:39 PM
Very nice . Sure wasent like that for us in iowa.

IA pheasant hunting has been tough for the last few years. I have friends that used to go there every year. They have opted to go to SD the last 2 years.

Bayou Magic
12-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Standing or sitting? :D

Sitting is my little girl, Tessa. She's turning into a pretty good birddog.

Notice I included a flushing dog in the picture so you retriever guys wouldn't feel left out.

Thought themz was some funny lookin labs...:)

Great pic.

fp

starjack
12-02-2010, 04:45 PM
IA pheasant hunting has been tough for the last few years. I have friends that used to go there every year. They have opted to go to SD the last 2 years.

After this year i am done. Hopefully they will come back to at least half of what it was.:(:(:(

ducknwork
12-03-2010, 10:43 AM
Add three more retrieves to Dixie's total! I killed 2 woodie drakes and 1 hooded merganser this morning. :D:D

I needed this hunt really bad today!

Blackstone
12-03-2010, 10:48 AM
Thought themz was some funny lookin labs...:)

Great pic.

fp

I thought I could pass the little one off as a small chocolate lab with a perm! :-P

ducknwork
12-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Our season opened back up on Saturday. Me and a buddy went. We got a mallard, a coot and two limits of bluebills. Dixie made 5 blind retrieves for the day. We had an awesome day on the river and we're getting back at em tomorrow.

Maybe this time I will remember to put a lighter in the boat so we can cook breakfast...DOH!

road kill
12-24-2010, 03:02 PM
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww42/sbx1/Christmaseve10.jpg

Kouple of KLOWNS on Christmas Eve......

Again,
Merry Christmas
from Team Elvis

freefall319
12-24-2010, 03:34 PM
This is Niko's ( 1 Y/O BLF ) first season and she is closing in on the 200 bird mark. She has been flat amazing.

Opening day......bad pic, it was raining. Her first "hunting retrieve" was a double of drake pintail that I dropped.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/003-12.jpg

Day two. Got her first shot at some geese. Found 3 birds that we'd lost for sure without her in some nasty grass that day.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/002-14.jpg

Opening Wen's. Got together with fellow RTF'r 7pintail for a hunt. We had a great time and Niko got to do her thing some more.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/001-13.jpg

Here's a 3 man limit we took on my birthday. She made a 150+ yard blind on a pintial that sailed and fell dead in some open water. That was a proud moment.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/SDC10968.jpg

Another good one. Got to watch her bring me my 1st drake Redhead.

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/SDC10940.jpg


I could go on and on. Needless to say I am very proud and can't wait for every chance I get to spend with her in the field. She really loves hunting out of the boat. It's something to see to watch her get some serious air off the bow when she's sent. There's no denying her love for what she does.

Uncle Bill
12-24-2010, 05:33 PM
I notice you harvest quite a few spoonies. Are they good eating out there? I used to put them in our bag until after getting several clunkers last year. They didn't seem to be feeding in the grain fields like they did in the past...preferring too much pond scum, and it really made them taste bad.

That was an awful large sprig in the 2nd to last pic. We never get them to full maturity during the fall hunt around here. I know the west coast...Pacific Flyway...has by far the largest migration of pins in the country. We see beau coups of them in full plumage during the spring migration. Have always wanted to get one for mounting...they are a beautiful bird.

Continued success. Your lab is having the time of her life, which only amplifies your fun.

UB

Blackstone
12-24-2010, 08:21 PM
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww42/sbx1/Christmaseve10.jpg

Kouple of KLOWNS on Christmas Eve......

Again,
Merry Christmas
from Team Elvis

I like it!!! But, what's all that white stuff on the ground?;)

freefall319
12-25-2010, 05:22 PM
I notice you harvest quite a few spoonies. Are they good eating out there? I used to put them in our bag until after getting several clunkers last year. They didn't seem to be feeding in the grain fields like they did in the past...preferring too much pond scum, and it really made them taste bad.

That was an awful large sprig in the 2nd to last pic. We never get them to full maturity during the fall hunt around here. I know the west coast...Pacific Flyway...has by far the largest migration of pins in the country. We see beau coups of them in full plumage during the spring migration. Have always wanted to get one for mounting...they are a beautiful bird.

Continued success. Your lab is having the time of her life, which only amplifies your fun.

UB

I tend to try and hold off of shooting the spoonies early in the year because they don't taste all that great. Late season after they have been in the rice for a while they are'nt bad. They mostly get ground into pepperoni. But this being the pup's first season I am shooting as many birds as possible to get her working.

We do get a good ammount of Pin's here. I am fortunate to take several big bulls every year.


http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/005-4.jpg


http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/006-1.jpg

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/005-1.jpg

http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq189/signaldoc319/007-1.jpg

Wayne Beck
12-25-2010, 08:34 PM
I love looking at these waterfowl pics. Im just an upland guy. Only waterfowl I can tell you is a canadian goose, a mallard duck, and a wood duck.. Some of these ducks I h ave never seen before. Its very cool and I wish you continued success this season..

RK- Good shootin!

ducknwork
12-27-2010, 06:24 AM
Awesome pictures guys! Keep em coming!

I need to remember my camera when I go...we had another great week...Gotta work until Wednesday and then it's ON for the next few days!!:D

ducknwork
01-26-2011, 06:10 AM
BEST HUNT EVER! First pintail, 1st teal, and a bluebill to round out my first 6 bird limit! I have a couple more hunts before the season is out, but it's gonna be tough (or impossible) to beat this! I have been dreaming of a pintail for years and I finally got my first opportunity for one...


Dixie picked up all 6 birds. She did outstanding, as usual...I can't wait to see how next season goes with her! She has come a LONG way and I am so proud of her...:D
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/IMG_0335.jpg
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/IMG_0353.jpg

road kill
01-26-2011, 06:21 AM
BEST HUNT EVER! First pintail, 1st teal, and a bluebill to round out my first 6 bird limit! I have a couple more hunts before the season is out, but it's gonna be tough (or impossible) to beat this! I have been dreaming of a pintail for years and I finally got my first opportunity for one...


Dixie picked up all 6 birds. She did outstanding, as usual...I can't wait to see how next season goes with her! She has come a LONG way and I am so proud of her...:D
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/IMG_0335.jpg
http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr104/sedwards_08/hunting/IMG_0353.jpg

That looks like a sweet day.

When your pup brung them ducks back, and you was feelin' mighty proud, was there maybe just a little tear in yer eye??:cool:


AWESOME!!!


stan b

ducknwork
01-26-2011, 06:30 AM
That looks like a sweet day.

When your pup brung them ducks back, and you was feelin' mighty proud, was there maybe just a little tear in yer eye??:cool:


AWESOME!!!


stan b

No tears, but daggonit if I wasn't COVERED with goosebumps when she picked up my pintail!!!!! I'm getting them now just remembering it...:D:D

huntinman
01-26-2011, 09:39 AM
Nice! Neat little boat too.

Blackstone
01-26-2011, 09:49 AM
Great job. It will be a day you remember for a long time.

starjack
01-26-2011, 07:19 PM
Our water is hard but all you did is start the fire for next year . thanks and good job. How long does your season run till?

ducknwork
01-27-2011, 06:07 AM
Our water is hard but all you did is start the fire for next year . thanks and good job. How long does your season run till?

Saturday.

(insert crying smiley)

huntinman
01-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Here is the elk I was lucky enough to take on a late season hunt in early Dec in northern AZ near Williams, AZ. I know it doesn't look like it the photo, but it was cold, single digit temps most mornings. Found this bull down in a south facing canyon with a little sun, out of the wind. Wouldn't you know it, after I shot him a bigger one comes walking by! My first elk though, so no complaints here... Fantastic table fare too.

mjh345
01-27-2011, 08:41 AM
Here is the elk I was lucky enough to take on a late season hunt in early Dec in northern AZ near Williams, AZ. I know it doesn't look like it the photo, but it was cold, single digit temps most mornings. Found this bull down in a south facing canyon with a little sun, out of the wind. Wouldn't you know it, after I shot him a bigger one comes walking by! My first elk though, so no complaints here... Fantastic table fare too.

Nice 5 X 5 Bill.
It looks like you may need to adjust your windage a few inches to the right; which may be a problem, because from your postings on here it is likely you can't get much more to the right.

I haven't been Elk hunting{also quit golf,drugs, whores, etc} since I got back into dogs 5 years ago. But I have still been accumulating preference points {currently at 8} in my home area of Unit 76 in SW Colorado.
I promised my buddies that when I draw I'll make it out there. I've got some serious training to get back into Elk hunting shape, though.

Congratulations again on your bull and Bon Appitit!!

road kill
01-27-2011, 08:44 AM
Nice 5 X 5 Bill.
It looks like you may need to adjust your windage a few inches to the right; which may be a problem, because from your postings on here it is likely you can't get much more to the right.

I haven't been Elk hunting{also quit golf,drugs, whores, etc} since I got back into dogs 5 years ago. But I have still been accumulating preference points {currently at 8} in my home area of Unit 76 in SW Colorado.
I promised my buddies that when I draw I'll make it out there. I've got some serious training to get back into Elk hunting shape, though.

Congratulations again on your bull and Bon Appitit!!


I know what you mean here, I used to have quite a bit of money, but I spent some on Bikes, Booze, Babes and gambling the sad part is I squandered the rest!!!:cool:


RK

huntinman
01-27-2011, 09:01 AM
Nice 5 X 5 Bill.
It looks like you may need to adjust your windage a few inches to the right; which may be a problem, because from your postings on here it is likely you can't get much more to the right.

I haven't been Elk hunting{also quit golf,drugs, whores, etc} since I got back into dogs 5 years ago. But I have still been accumulating preference points {currently at 8} in my home area of Unit 76 in SW Colorado.
I promised my buddies that when I draw I'll make it out there. I've got some serious training to get back into Elk hunting shape, though.

Congratulations again on your bull and Bon Appitit!!

Had to shoot him across that canyon 435 yards in a bit of a cross wind... 270WSM with 150 grain Nosler Partition bullet. I actually aimed in front of his shoulder to hit where it did. I was well above him too, so the angle was good, it dropped him in his tracks. The elevation there was 5,500 which is a lot for a flatlander like me!

mjh345
01-27-2011, 09:53 AM
I know what you mean here, I used to have quite a bit of money, but I spent some on Bikes, Booze, Babes and gambling the sad part is I squandered the rest!!!:cool:


RKI like the way you think Stan. Why save our money for when we are 80 years old and can no longer do the "Bikes Booze & Babes" any justice

ducknwork
01-27-2011, 10:40 AM
huntinman, I bet your dog had a helluva time retrieving him...:p

huntinman
01-27-2011, 11:03 AM
huntinman, I bet your dog had a helluva time retrieving him...:p

HA! Believe it or not I had a lab when I lived in Alaska that went everywhere with me including big game hunting. There are others up there that do the same. I have shot dall sheep and caribou and sent the dog on his name. Funniest thing is... he would actually run out to the animal, then sort of look at it like he was trying to figure out if he could pick it up! Then he would just come back to me sort of shaking his head (if a dog could do that!)... That dog loved going on those trips, only thing he hated was the smell of brown bears...

BonMallari
01-27-2011, 01:05 PM
that's a nice bull Bill, been through Williams quite a few times, guess I better pay closer attention next time...nothing flatter shooting than a .270 and a WSM to boot, what kind of scope on that bad boy...got the rest of the elk that we took in Colorado, nothing leaner and tastier than elk tenderloin

huntinman
01-27-2011, 01:33 PM
that's a nice bull Bill, been through Williams quite a few times, guess I better pay closer attention next time...nothing flatter shooting than a .270 and a WSM to boot, what kind of scope on that bad boy...got the rest of the elk that we took in Colorado, nothing leaner and tastier than elk tenderloin

Hi Bon, I use a Leupold VX-III 2.5x8 with the B&C Reticle. Zero it at 200 yards and you are pretty good out to 500 or so with a solid rest, although the shot on the elk was the longest I have ever taken on a live animal. Usually try to get as close as possible.

Man, you are right about the meat. As good as anything I have eaten. Dall sheep may just edge it out though. The desert bighorn I got in AZ back in 2007 was pretty darn good too, just awful small in the body...

BonMallari
01-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Hi Bon, I use a Luepold VX-III 2.5x8 with the B&C Reticle. Zero it at 200 yards and you are pretty good out to 500 or so with a solid rest, although the shot on the elk was the longest I have ever taken on a live animal. Usually try to get as close as possible.

Man, you are right about the meat. As good as anything I have eaten. Dall sheep may just edge it out though. The desert bighorn I got in AZ back in 2007 was pretty darn good to, just awful small in the body...


Never had the pleasure but that surprises me, I would have pictured either as being tough as an old goat..but then again they could be like lamb with a touch of mint jelly...it sounds like you may almost have the sheep slam ( Dall, Desert Bighorn, Alaskan Mountain Goat)....all you need is the Stone ?

Alaskan trip is very high on the list but dont think I want to see an Alaskan Brown or Grizzly without at least the .300 Win Mag instead of a fishing pole

huntinman
01-27-2011, 01:55 PM
Never had the pleasure but that surprises me, I would have pictured either as being tough as an old goat..but then again they could be like lamb with a touch of mint jelly...it sounds like you may almost have the sheep slam ( Dall, Desert Bighorn, Alaskan Mountain Goat)....all you need is the Stone ?

Alaskan trip is very high on the list but dont think I want to see an Alaskan Brown or Grizzly without at least the .300 Win Mag instead of a fishing pole

No, I need the Rocky Mtn bighorn and the Stone Sheep. I have been applying everywhere that has the bighorns and buying the raffle tickets etc.. for the last 10 years... the bighorn should come. the Stone is another matter altogether. They are up to $40,000... unless I win a raffle hunt for one or win the lotto that hunt is not happening unless I want a divorce. Not looking to do that again:cool: You would be surprised, the sheep meat is very similar to elk. Very lean red meat. Not like domestic lamb. More like elk...

mjh345
01-27-2011, 02:06 PM
Elk is one of my favorite's along with Antellope.
Bill, I hope you didn't do what I did for years and throw away the ribs. They are delicious!!

My all time favorite is Bald Eagle though!!!!

BonMallari
01-27-2011, 02:06 PM
40 K for a Stone...Sharon Stone maybe...now I know why the only person I know that has taken one is a cardio thoracic surgeon who gave up FT labs years ago

M&K's Retrievers
01-27-2011, 02:14 PM
Elk is one of my favorite's along with Antellope.
Bill, I hope you didn't do what I did for years and throw away the ribs. They are delicious!!

My all time favorite is Bald Eagle though!!!!

I seem to have developed a taste for crow. :confused:

ducknwork
01-27-2011, 02:22 PM
My all time favorite is Bald Eagle though!!!!

If any of you spend any time on the refuge, you would know that I am a connosuier of the pied billed grebe.:D

Franco
01-28-2011, 06:22 PM
Nice picks:cool:

I've been hunting at least twice a week for geese since the first weekend in November. Birds of all variety are down and the weather just sucks for hunting! 70 degrees today and tomorrow with plenty of sunshine and no wind. We can't catch a break!;-)