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Big game hunting is my life

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by Iamyourhuckleberry, Oct 1, 2023.

  1. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Who else has this addiction? I live in the mountain state of Colorado and bow hunting via spot and stalk is the very blood that courses through my body. I honestly cannot get enough! And yet, I realized a long time ago Colorado is a small fish in a very large Ocean. Prior to 2000, I had no desire to travel to Africa. I felt there was plenty to bow hunt in my own backyard (N. America)-29 big game species, right? In 2000, I took my very first trip to Africa. Hunting there for seven days was like a lifetime of hunting in North America. Now, I look forward to traveling back to the "Dark Continent" for yet another hunt, and this had been going on year after years for the past 23 years! Africa opened my eyes to a concept I call, "where adventure meets discovery". For me, it is now about planning, saving, and then executing the plan. The challenge of such has been exhilarating-171 different species taken around the World, and I wouldn't trade a single hunt for all the rice in China! I have made it to every huntable continent except Asia. Yes, as a common blue-collar guy, I will plan a modest bow hunt of some sort to Asia. I firmly believe that a person must play on every court to truly call himself/herself a bow hunter. I do not mean this in a condescending way. But can a ball player call himself/herself a "basketball player" if he/she has never faced an opponent, or shot from the corner? Of course, you are a bow hunter if you hunt with a bow. But have you tried elk from the ground? How about moose, bear, lion?

    These words may fall on deaf ears, but my goal is to inspire. I want those who read this to step away from that which is familiar. The World is such an amazing place! Go forth, raise the bar higher than any bow hunter which has gone before you! Let me see your bow hunting accomplishment! I would love to see images of your successful hunts! Please share. Help me inspire!
     

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    wl704 Legendary Woodsman

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    ^ this is the guy that got me introduced to hunting elk. He is the real deal and glad I met him. If you're wanting to do a hunt in Africa at an unbelievably reasonable (cheap) cost, hunt in Argentina or even just a step out to try something other than white tail...he's your huckleberry, a good friend and it was great to add him to my network.

    Thanks Will!

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  3. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    No thank you, Bill. It has always been a great pleasure being in your presence. I am glad we have had the opportunity to share a few camps together. It is people like you with such a positive "giving" attitude towards life which inspires me to go farther....to be "like Mike", if you will.
     
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    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Setting goals and then achieving those goals has always been a driving force in my life, the arrowing of a representative deer species in all 50 states, for example. Or completing the North American Super Slam. There are plenty of recipes already established to get us bow hunters off the couch and into the woods. Have you asked yourself, "what next?" I do all the time.
     

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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Interesting, many people do not know that a huckleberry was a term for a pallbearer. Makes sense in tombstone knowing that.
     
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    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My father uses to tell me I was like that dimwitted dog, "Huckleberry Hound". You know, the cartoon character that always got into trouble and always managed to skate through it. I could never walk away from a challenge. I wish I had a dollar for every time someone told me, "You cannot do that with a bow." I'd be a rich man.
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    I really like hunting especially hunting turkeys. I am intereted in hunting elk recently. My friend share me a vedio about hunting elk and it inspired me. Is my LPVO scope suitable for hunting elk?
     

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