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  1. 11 points
    Abndoc

    Tic Toc- I'm Ready To Leave

    Well Day 2 was a complete bust. Warm temps and high winds along with a full moon kept any daytime movement to a minimum at best. Onto the next. Day 3 we got plenty of rest the night before and we’re ready to hit hard. We started off on the bluff where Cole had got his cow and before we could even sit down we had 3 cows at 600 yards heading at us. We lost sight around 500 and figured they would move right up the draw around 200 yards away. They didn’t follow our plan and disappeared forever. Around 10am we had some animals above us. We could hear hooves on the bluffs but never saw them. We had lunch around noon and then started still hunt ridge to ridge. Around 130pm we were on a sharp drop of when son says ELK! We immediately hit the ground as they were only 100 yards almost straight below us on steep bluff. We belly crawled to the edge and looked into the timber. We could then only see one standing looking straight away from into the wind. I slide my rifle up in front of me and placed the cross hairs behind the shoulder. My first opportunity at a Bull ever. Cole had him in the binos when I pulled the trigger. Not needed. He dropped right in his tracks. Cole tackled me and both erupted in laughter. Both of us total rookies had filled our elk tags 3 days into the season. Not sure if we are good or just plain lucky but either way it’s been an unbelievable experience. Now we had some serious work ahead of us. We literally had to pack him out an almost straight up vertical cliff. I have one really bad knee...all those years of jumping out of airplanes in the military have taken a toll on my knees. We each grab a rear quarter and made the first trek out. When we got back I was hurting. Cole said sit down Dad. I got this!! He then hauled out both fronts and loins in one haul. Went back down for the head and did that too. As I sat and watched him I was overcome with emotion. How did I get so lucky in raising such a grateful and helpful young man! He got back up to me and we both broke down in tears and hugged for about 15 mins. What an experience we’ve had. The effort and hard work you go through on these hunts is like nothing else. It’s been the best we could of asked for and then some. We took the morning off while my buddy went back out. We did some scouting this afternoon and think we found a herd for tomorrow to go after with him along with trying to fill our deer tags. More to come
  2. 10 points
    chaffmj

    Battling Bucks

    Early morning bucks playing around in the back yard.
  3. 8 points
    Abndoc

    Tic Toc- I'm Ready To Leave

    Day 1. We got back into my favorite spot around 615am...waited on the trail until sun up, plenty of bear sign around we didn’t want to push it. Legal shooting was about 715. Not very many hunters out here this year. One local told us it’s due to the bears...anyways we sat til about 10 then starting moving ridge to ridge. Didn’t see anything. I may have taken a small nap after lunch for a few mins according to my son. Around 1pm we moved to cliff edge where we could see out around 300 yards and sat until dark. About 430pm mulie does moved past us...probably 20 of them. Then all was quiet until 530 when I thought I heard a cow. My son then says ELK!! 3 cows were 40 yards from us but with the timber he couldn’t get a shot off. They then bolted back to where they came from which was a big clearing. Cole looked at me and said can I go look...I said ya... you crest the top and I will call and see if we can get them to stop. He disappeared from sight and i let off a small cow call and the woods erupted with cows making all kinds of noise and half hearted bugle. I was waiting with anticipation for what comes next. I hear his rifle bark and then a flash of orange on the cliff above me....huge grin and I nailed hear. He waited for about 5 mins never saw the bull come out, there was 30 cows in the field and he got a dandy. Elk down on day 1 of his first elk trip. We gave each other a huge hug and some high fives! Then the work began. Finally made it back to camp around 10pm. We are worn out and ready to get back out in the morning to find that bull! Stay tuned it’s been everything we could ask for and it’s just beginning!
  4. 7 points
    jbell1981

    Where Ya Opening The Season

    I am also hoping that this year is the start of a new tradition. I have been a slug hunter out near Herman since I was 12 (25 years) but this year my step-dad bailed on us suddenly after hunting with him for those 25 years. Since it was his land/contacts that we hunted, it left me and my 2 sons (17 & 14) without a place to hunt. At first I was quite upset that he bailed on us (the day before the antlerless lottery was due) but then I stumbled into 40 acres of cheap land up by Warroad that I now own. It's some nasty thick brushland with some Birch, Tamarack and Black Spruce mixed in and it's going to be tough hunting this year but it's ours. We only got one small trail in and one stand up, but it's a start. I don't expect much this year since we haven't had much time to prepare but hope my boys get a chance at something. This year we are staying in a pop-up, it's going to be cold, but it should be a fun time regardless. I picked up a couple 30-06's for my boys. Couldn't afford 3, so I still be slinging slugs. Hopefully this time next year it will have taken shape and year 2 of our new tradition will feature a bunk house, some trails and stands.
  5. 6 points
    bobberineyes

    Just Food and Drink

    Shot me a big foot over the weekend, Leech should be able to walk to his stand without looking behind him now. Ground feetloaf got the first call!!
  6. 5 points
    Storm

    Girls Are Trouble

    Chasing girls is all fun and games until someone gets poked in the eye. Stumbled upon this guy as I was hiking through a twin cities park.
  7. 5 points
    ANYFISH2

    Show Your Orange Motley Crew.

    Here is 2018,
  8. 5 points
    ANYFISH2

    Show Your Orange Motley Crew.

    My daughter Abigail My son Issac and I My wife Amanda. My Folks and uncles have come up to hunt as well, however since the passing of my last hunting uncle my folks have not returned. Hope that changes again.
  9. 5 points
    bobberineyes

    Just Food and Drink

    Gotta love a plate o pike, and I usually crisp em in the cast but tonight we baked em with some dill, butter , lemon pepper and some lemon juice... fabulous! Not much of a clean up either. Some beans and red lobster biscuits. This is round 2 for me..
  10. 4 points
    smurfy

    Where Ya Opening The Season

    Well I'll start with a deer picture.
  11. 4 points
    eyeguy 54

    Show Your Orange Motley Crew.

    big shades all brown pants. my brother and his son to my right. my dad 2nd from left. Landowner on far right. He is still alive and is hunting again this year. 4 other elderly gents have passed away.
  12. 4 points
    Big Dave2

    Show Your Orange Motley Crew.

    I think this one might be a picture of me.....
  13. 4 points
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Nobody else must cook? Boneless fried in canola oil Pike.
  14. 4 points
    Grainbelt

    Time for a smoke

    Last batch of the season. I picked the rest of the unripe jalapenos for poppers. It sure was a great year for the garden. Just have some carrots and beets left.
  15. 3 points
    eyeguy, I would use my charcoal smoker and add chunks of hickory to dry out my jerky. About 2/3 of a coffee can was all I used and a few chunks of hickory tossed on top. Started the coals in one of those Weber starter cans. Smoke for and hour then switch the grates around so they would both cook even. My favorite blend was High Mountain pepper blend. It was Osseo meat that got me to make my own. There stuff was great but at $15.00 a pound...
  16. 3 points
    Big Dave2

    That Should To Do It!

    Sounds like squirrel poachers to me.....
  17. 3 points
    Wanderer

    Where Ya Opening The Season

    I’ll be in our area 172 deer camp with my duck hunting shoes on. I plan to greet Saturday dawn lying in a skiff in a rice bed surrounded by decoys. Hopefully I can collect up my birds before too many texts come in to help the kids with their deer! Keeping in mind these are 20 something kids Good luck All and enjoy a safe hunt.
  18. 3 points
    eyeguy 54

    Smoked Dill Pickles

    HAd to try it. Used 2 apple bisquettes. 1 would have been plenty. Very tasty! Best when having a bite of the pepperjack with it. I bet great on a burger! Anybody ever try this?
  19. 3 points
    eyeguy 54

    Just Food and Drink

    gills sweet taters and chokecherry wine. good combo
  20. 3 points
    Hogwash, the lakes are still abuzz with gas powered units. Good luck hole hoppen on Red, LOW, Winn or Mill Lacs in late winter ice with those martini blenders!
  21. 3 points
    sorry i have not yet given my sincerest and heartfelt condolences. i do not get to this page here on fm much. i have been a part of dan's stories and a frequent writer when he started the blog. i will always carry him with on my daily adventures. he was a great author. and i never had any problems picturing in my mind the stories and places he took us to. from the shores of lakeiwanttobethere, tight lines bobby bass. i will catch up with on the shores of the biggger lake in due time best reguards. Paul aka Nytelyter.
  22. 3 points
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    Wild rice soup and venison weiners. I know katchup truck is coming tomorrow!!!
  23. 3 points
    Archerysniper

    Archery Hunting Photos

  24. 2 points
    eyeguy 54

    Show Your Orange Motley Crew.

    I really wish I had a good pic of this one from about 1985 or so back in ND. Started at noon Friday and we were done noon Sunday. Man we had fun over the years back home.
  25. 2 points
    Kidd

    Smoked Dill Pickles

    Put them in a Bloody Mary.
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