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#569406 - 10/10/17 12:55 PM Hunting 2017  
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Well, for the past 4 months, recovery has been the main thing in life. Now, it's hunting season. One of my goals when I woke up in the hospital was to get out and hunt this fall. I drew a good deer tag and 2 antelope tags for Wyoming. In September, my son said he wanted to hunt so that added another opportunity. Of course we had to get him through hunter's safety which he completed a few weeks back.

In September I was able to get out and do some dove hunting. Not great results, but fun to do.

Last week I went to Wyoming to hunt antelope for the first time. Those things are tough because they have great eyesight, can see almost 360 degrees, good smell, good hearing and there are often no places to hide to sneak up on them. They also live on the plains where it is windy. The first 2 days I had several opportunities but couldn't connect. Finally on day 3 I connected at 375 yards to fill my first tag. On the way back out of the hunt area, we were able to get a second one fillingy second tag. Ate the backstraps last night and working on breaking them down.

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Tomorrow, I am supposed to take our son deer hunting. We have to get to the range tonight and see how he does. If he is challenged, we'll postpone.

In November I am back out for deer for my tag. Once that is done, I'll be back out for quail, rabbits, partridge etc.

Hopefully I'll have more pics to ad as will others on the board.


James
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#569407 - 10/10/17 01:20 PM Re: Hunting 2017 [Re: Silverbullet]  
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James, good job on getting your son involved in the hunt. Spending time with our kids is soooo important. Good luck with the rest of the hunting season and with the recovery. YOU DA MAN!


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#569410 - 10/10/17 02:44 PM Re: Hunting 2017 [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Good to here you are feeling good enough to go hunting.


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#569422 - 10/14/17 10:26 AM Re: Hunting 2017 [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Very nice. Great to see that your out enjoying your time again and recovering from your ordeal.
I was able to get out and took a shot with a crossbow but a small branch deflected my bolt frown. I also made it out duck hunting with my son and his buddy. We got a goose and a mallard.

Here's our boat blind, it worked well

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#569424 - 10/14/17 08:32 PM Re: Hunting 2017 [Re: Silverbullet]  
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That's a heck of a blind.

Got son to range, but he wasn't accurate enough to go for deer. Going again this week and if he does well, we'll go out this week. My deer trip got pushed back to mid November so now I can hunt elk in early November.

Buying a new freezer as well. Thinkjjng positive as our current one is full.


James
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