I know it's early

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Iamyourhuckleberry, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. rybo

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    Good luck guys! Y'all have fun & be safe!
     
  2. Schultzy

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    Thanks Ryan!! When you headed to Idaho?
     
  3. Gary

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    Good Luck to everyone on this trip, put one down for me. Stay safe and have fun!!!!.

    Regards
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  4. KodiakArcher

    KodiakArcher Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Rex got up above camp (11K+ feet) yesterday and gave me a call on his cell. He says camp is set up but temp.s are warm and the critters are laying low. He's yet to spot an elk. That could be good news though. If we do get a cold snap while there things are going to heat up fast!
     
  5. UKBowhunter

    UKBowhunter Weekend Warrior

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    I can bring a disc with me if you reming me on Wednesday, we'll just need to 'borrow' a PC to install it - this way it wont cost you:rock:

     
  6. UKBowhunter

    UKBowhunter Weekend Warrior

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    Airport Luggage

    Has anyone travelled with a Badlands 2200 as cabin luggage before? Just wondering if it will get through security screening having a internal frame. I don't wanna leave it at the security desk 'cause they won't let me on the flight with it!!
     
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    Bails-UK Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Rob , trust me we will find them . they are there and just keeping a low profile . I found them last time and I will find them again , opposite side of the mountain where I got lost is a great area :)
     
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    Daryl and I will be heading out Wed Morning from Minnesota. Should be in camp around noon Thursday and ready for evening hunt.

    A friend of mine was out hunting in CO last week with a guy he's known since high school who lives there. Took him to his honey hole and they got into some bulls. He had multiple bulls in sight but said the oak brush was so thick it was hard to move on them. Then he twisted his knee bad and his hunt was over. Of course, he couldn't devulge the honey hole but those spots are out there!! Look forward to meeting you all.
     
  9. sticknstring1

    sticknstring1 Weekend Warrior

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    Did some major packing and organizing today...will be leaving the Texas heat Thursday afternoon! Can't wait. See you all next weekend!
     
  10. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Camp update (got back home late last night)

    Camp is set and ready for action!

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    I picked Matt (Excel) up from DIA Saturday afternoon. He's already seen both deer and Elk since he has been here. Had an elk pass him at 40 but could not get a shot.

    Most of Saturday and Sunday were used stowing and setting up gear for everyone's arrival.
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    We used Sunday mornning to hunt (everyone got to hunt until noon). I took Grant. We managed to get into some awesome sign...it's a little crunchy and we weren't too quiet. Grant rolled his ankle on Saturday so quiet was an issue. He'll be better by week's end...we saw some great stuff though. There were plenty of fresh tracks and wallows! we followed someone's blood trail...the deer must not have been hit that hard. We eventually lost it.
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    Things people need to bring:

    -Pillow/sleeping bag (below zero temps each morning we were there)
    -I need 20 pound propane tanks
    -I need two propane lanterns or similar
    -If you have a plastic termal/travel cup bring it (less dishes to do)
    -Cot it you're driving (right now I have a sleeping spot for 16 people). We need about ten more cots. The tents can sleep 25.....tent trailer 4.....Rex's trailer 4. Therefore, we have plenty of room.
    -Photo albums and magazines
    -folding chairs

    That's it for now.......
     
  11. Schultzy

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    You mean below freezing?
     
  12. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yep, water was skimmed with ice. 0 degrees celsius

    One more thing. I left a week's supply of food with Matt. It may be enough for two to three guys. So, if you're arriving early, you might want to considered bringing more grub. I will be there Friday night with the rest of the week's food supply...games meat, et al.
     
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  13. Schultzy

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    Will do. I've got some bear burgers from last year and some good beef I'll bring along.
     
  14. bz_711

    bz_711 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Will...Wow...you da Man!
    I thought you just had one of those pop-tents you just throw in the air and it unfolds itself:)

    That camp makes me think - "if you build it, they will come"

    Going to be a ball...should be leaving Friday early...arrive late afternoon/evening.
     
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    Looks like you guys are in for a GREAT Time, makes me that much more sick that I'll be here in OHIO while you guys are THERE in "Almost Heaven!!!" :cry:

    Good Luck to all you guys and I hope everyone has a SAFE and enjoyable hunt.
     
  16. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Matt,

    We erected three of those portable 10' x 20' PVC garages side by side. We'll use one to stow gear, one to dine in, and the third as the cooking galley. Then we set up a 16' x 20' canvas wall tent (two total) to each side of the main core. Each tent is equiped with a gas heater and can accomodate 11 people. I have an 8' x10" wall tent on stand by. A potty was dug...a shower enclosure built...fire ring...game pole. It was quite the construction process. I'm so glad I had some people here early to help!
     
  17. KodiakArcher

    KodiakArcher Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just because I can't leave well enough alone I went and put a new sight on my bow last night and got it dialed in out to 60. Seems like a minuscule task for the weekend compared to setting all that stuff up. Thanks guys! See ya in a couple days!
     
  18. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Oh Dave, I forgot to say. Check out that fifth camp picture. I brought your favorite chair (green one on the left), big fella! The blue one is for Dani in case she shows up....LOL
     
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  19. UKBowhunter

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    Well my Camo arrived today from Day One. I am busy washing and packing (the missus bought me some damn fine flowery detergent, anyone wanna hunt with me:rolleyes:) . Wednesday, Dave is coming down and I will do a final bit of bow tinkering ready to set off Thursday morning. Only two days and a 15hr flight an we'll be there!!

    Oh, It must be getting real as she ordered my $$ today, now, where did I put THAT bear tag.......
     
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    Anyone.......
     

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