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#21 glenway

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:01 PM

Nice work.  Neck shots can fool some people, but it you know where the "off button" is (just below the head), it's pretty much kill or miss.  At least that's how a whitetail is built. 

 

I sprained an ankle when I was young.  Couldn't stay off it.  Took 6 months before it didn't hurt.



#22 kiyote

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:24 AM

yeah .that's my problem. I can't stay off it . even though I know I should .

 

am trying to though.

 

 it does fell a lot better this morning though. still hurts to put weight on. but at least it diminishes  when I put my feet up in recliner


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 11:02 AM

well ,I managed to hobble around a bit this weekend and even did a couple short hikes , more for scouting then actually hunting, as  my ankle is still some tender but seems to be getting better each day. least I can walk without a crutch again, and not to much pain. still .I   figured I'd better take it easy on it this weekend, though I did pack my gun ,just in case! 

saw lots of elk, problem is, hunting pressure is keeping them in the private lands . hopefully we get some weather soon ,to help drive some of the hunters home and the elk to the winter grounds. :mrgreen:  


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 05:46 AM

ankle is still bugging me so I am just gonna take it easy this weekend and plan  on hunting next weekend . probly better to miss a week then  to make it worse . I am going to go do a little glassing form the truck this morning though


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:48 PM

snuck out for a couple hours this morning. still couldn't find my cow but I did stumble across a bachelor band of 14 bulls. :mrgreen:  their mocking me.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:21 AM

still no cows .  seeing a lot of deer now that the season is over. did manage to get stuck in a drift and had to chain up the back wheels to get out.good times ! :mrgreen:

 

 

 

 today is the last day of my hunt , so one more try and I can finally sleep in  tommorrow :wink:


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 03:58 PM

finally had a cow in my sights early this morning. 373 yards away. it was still a bit dark and I wasn't 100% sure it wasn't a lil spike  so I was waiting for a bit more light to confirm when it was spooked by one of the  other 2500 hunters who decided to go to the same place this morning that I did.(great minds think alike ,I guess. :wink: ) :elk:

I could kick myself for not shooting when I could have but despite the way it turned out ,I still think I made the right choice

 

 I did see it again with two other cows  but couldn't get another shot at it.

 

oh well, fun end to a long slow season.

 

guess tag soup is on the menu for me this winter .  who knows … if this dang ankle doesn't heal up, maybe I will just chew it off and add it to the soup. :cook:  :eating:


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:12 PM

At least you gave it a try, a goal for next year.



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 04:14 PM

yup! always next year .

 

 ankle is finally starting to feel somewhat normal again. at least now I have time to let it heal up


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:30 PM

always best error on the side of the right thing to do.



#31 glenway

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 03:46 AM

A valiant effort, Kiyote.  A 373-yard shot in low light on a questionable target?  You did the only responsible thing holding off.  What a mistake it could have been and all the possible consequences.  Sometimes the best shot is the one not taken.

 

It's hard to kick one's self with only one good foot anyway.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:03 AM

A valiant effort, Kiyote.  A 373-yard shot in low light on a questionable target?  You did the only responsible thing holding off.  What a mistake it could have been and all the possible consequences.  Sometimes the best shot is the one not taken.

 

It's hard to kick one's self with only one good foot anyway.

 

yup. tag soup this winter but zero regrets


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:28 AM

That's the spirit!



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:40 AM

as I was sighting on her ,I just had this nagging feeling,, what if it's a young bull??? I was pretty sure it wasn't but I wasn't 100% sure

 

 

I don't question my ability to have made the shot and am pleased with my restraint.

 

 choices...…..  in my mind, that's what it's about anyhow.

 

I often  tell the younger generation , just because you can , doesn't mean you should!

 

happy to know I can practice what I preach.


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:04 AM

I did that last year on a moose hunt when I saw a cow and calf, I saw the cow first and knew that it was a doable shot at 125 yds and then I saw the calf and knew that it was legal to shoot but not at that range due to size being so much smaller with a 45-70.






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