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B-man715 last won the day on November 5 2015

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  1. Wow, great shot-total bleed out.

    I wouldn't call that a great shot..... In fact I would say that is a terrible angle to try and kill an animal. It was cool to see, but he was lucky with the outcome.
  2. 2015 WY Antelope

    Very cool! I wanna go......
  3. Dennis Anderson Sunday

    What the heck is a Star Tribune? Some archaic form of communication inked onto flattened tree pulp?
  4. Hey MJ, am I going crazy or did I have a post here from Friday that was deleted?
  5. Archery Hunting Photos

    Got this critter on Tuesday
  6. Shot A Big One In the Guts.....

    To be honest, I'm unsure of the legal obligations of tagging with a kill tag in these situations. But for me, morally there was zero doubt whether to tag him or not. I had taken a great deer's life and recovered him in a reasonably prudent amount of time. I tagged him and registered him online. Now if a guy shot a buck on September 15th and recovered the skull on November 15th, that to me would be entirely a personal choice whether to continue hunting or not. Legally, one may very well have to go through a game warden to take the skull without validating a kill tag?
  7. Shot A Big One In the Guts.....

    The Final ChapterThis morning was bitter sweet in a couple ways.The first was the alarm clock didn't go off at 4 a.m. Which was nice, but it also meant I wasn't in a treestand today.At day break, I again loaded up Gunner and headed to Wisconsin. One quick pit stop for breakfast and we soon arrived.Once at the parking area, I leashed him up and off we went.Instead of cutting cross country up and down the terrain to get to the last beds, I decided it would be easier to take the longer route along a trail to get there with less effort. Running around on just a few hours sleep has a guy looking for the easiest route We were about two thirds of the way to the last known bed, passing along one of the clear cut thickets. It was also coincidentally inline with where the three busted deer had run towards just hours prior.Gunner was behind me on a short lead and I felt a small tug...... Okay..... Somebody has to pee.... Again. I looked back at him and he had his head up smelling the breeze. He started pulling away wanting to go in. It was a small area, maybe twenty yards deep and a hundred yards long along side the trail.I figured what the hell.... Worth a shot, even though "I know" the buck went a total different direction......It was so thick that I couldn't keep him on the lead, so I unclipped him and just followed him....... RIGHT TO THE BUCK!!!!!!! (dead)I couldn't believe it!! Still can't get over it!!After the buck walked over the ridge and I left, he did a circle and went and hid in the thicket. Right where Gunner was trying to take me the night before. But I dismissed him as wanting to follow the fresh doe tracks that we jumped the night prior.Anyways guy's, I hope you enjoyed the little saga I brought you through. I hope some new guys can take something from my story if they ever make a bad shot. Give them time, and trust a dog if you use one. The nose knows...Unfortunately with the temps the way they were, combined with the terrible shot and 25 hours of time, the deer was too far gone. I have a pretty strong stomach and have never puked cleaning a gut shot deer. But when I opened him up both of my egg Mcmuffins literally hit the ground. It was nasty. I tried feeding Gunner a chunk of meat and he wouldn't eat it. This coming from a dog who treats a litter box like an all-you-can-eat buffet.......I feel terrible that he wasn't any good, but still a little happy we at least found him. This is the first deer I have ever had spoil, and hope it never happens again. Anyways guys, here is a pic of the deer, the hunter, and the hound. He's not a "monster", but should make any Wisconsin public land do-it-yourself hunter proud.
  8. Shot A Big One In the Guts.....
  9. My buddy I was with pointed those aborted entolomas out to me. I've never had them. Where he is from they call ' em Pig Snouts. He said they are great battered up and deep fried.
  10. How much do you REALLY use your boat?

    I fish quite a bit, but never enough..... Over fifty hours on the Verado this year, with lots of open water left. Never troll with it, the kicker takes care of that. No evening "cruises" around a lake either. Point A to point B. But I will admit It has idled part of that time because it is quieter than the pro kicker and I forgot to shut It off... The longest single run so far was 22 miles one way across Lake Superior to Isle Royale.
  11. A buddy of mine saw some pictures of my hens last fall and couldn't believe it was possible. He has hunted mushrooms his whole life and has looked for hens over the last ten+ years. During that time he had only found two baby hens in his area (eastern Wisconsin). I gave him a holler Monday and we set up a mushroom hunt for this Friday. Fortunately the mushroom God's didn't let us down, and we had an absolute blast!!
  12. Hypomyces lactifluorum So says Google
  13. Gotta love them lobsters, nice haul! I think they are the neatest mushroom in the woods. Nothing else really like them. This is the first year I have found them, and I only have "one spot", but it has produced pretty consistently..... Gotta gets me some more spots LOL
  14. Don't give up on Chanterelles just yet, just look for different varieties Right now a delicious pint sized cousin of the beloved golden chanterelles are popping. They take a little more time to get a collection due to their size, but they are just as tasty and add brilliant accent and color to many dishes. I picked 3 gallons worth as well as a couple hens today.