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Steve Humphrey
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Our deer season closed yesterday (Sunday) so I went out to try and fill my doe tag. The only critters I saw were a rabbit and a skweerl, no shot at either one, But I did find sign there is still a buck in the area.  -

The woods were very peaceful,  -

The remnants of last weeks 33" of snow and the days 60 degree temp gave the feeling of walking through the clouds along the stream.  -

Walking my little piece of heaven, Steve.

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Bear
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MAN!!!! I can just FEEL the mojo comin' out of those pictures. Those are awsome pictures. Thats my kind of spot.

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bayoulongbowman
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I see the Ghost of Armstrong Creek ...can anyone else...mark#78 [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Tree Killer
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I wasn't out hunting these sheep with a bow, I was armed only with my cameras. These are the California subspecie of bighorn sheep. They don't get quite as large in body and horn as the Rocky Mountain subspecie. Oregon has both the California and Rocky Mtn. bighorns. Ron

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Jason R. Wesbrock
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On New Year's Day, two friends of mine--Dave and Jim--and I headed up to Dave's property in Central Wisconsin for the last weekend of deer season. About the time we hit Madison we got into freezing rain. Deer camp was another 80 miles away. By morning we'd have over 1/2" of fresh ice covering everything in sight.

Once we arrived at Dave's place, we quickly unloaded gear, suited up, and headed out to our respective stand locations. Jim and Dave were hunting opposite ends of a 40-acre woodlot, and I elected to sit a field edge on an 80-acre tract a little further west. Dave only saw one deer that evening, but Jim stopped counting around 50. Unfortunately, a shot never came together for him, but the look on his face made it clear he'd had a great evening. That's why I like these guys, they don't have to kill something to have a sucessful hunt. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself...

The freezing rain persisted, and wasn't due to stop until about 4 am, so I put some rain gear over my wool and got into my stand for the evening. Earlier in the season, the field I was hunting by served as a reliable food source for deer. But now it looked like an ill-kept ice skating rink. I would have gotten down and moved elsewhere, but with the east wind there was no where else to go, except back to the house, which sounded like a great idea.

I usually sit on stand with an arrow nocked and my bow across my lap, but with the freezing rain I had to hang it under a pine bough. Otherwise, I'd have to keep rubbing the ice off my arrow every ten minutes or so.

I only saw one deer while hunting that evening, and when he offered his chest at 14 yards I sent an arrow through both lungs and his heart. He went about 30 yards, stopped, stood for a few seconds, and fell over. He never knew what happened, except that something hit the ground by him--the arrow after it passed through his chest.

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L to R: Dave Shumway, Jim Gellner, and myself.

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SuperKodiak38
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Great story, great buck! Looks like the new year is off to a great start. At the risk of repeating myself GREAT!

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Huntrdfk
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All these great photos and now Jason's story and photo, that's why I love this thread so much. Great photos, and great job Jason. Looks like the house wasn't such a great idea afterall.


David

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Rich Baker
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quote:
Originally posted by Tree Killer:
I wasn't out hunting these sheep with a bow, I was armed only with my cameras. These are the California subspecie of bighorn sheep. They don't get quite as large in body and horn as the Rocky Mountain subspecie. Oregon has both the California and Rocky Mtn. bighorns. Ron

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Ron, did you see those along 84 I saw a group there the other day
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Terry Green
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Way to start the year off Jason!!! [thumbsup]

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bayoulongbowman
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Man if you dont like this thread I feel sorry for you this is so cool...way to go guys!!! [Big Grin] [thumbsup] [wavey]

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Jason,
Like the Dodge commercials... SWEET.
I felt like I was there, great work and good story w/ picture. Thanks for sharing.

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the Ferret
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Love these threads but being on dial up the pics take for-ev-er to load. When I have the patience to wait the pics are worth it.. All dandies.

Nice buck Jason. Didn't know they had deeer like that in Wisc. Love the smile [bigsmyl]

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Tree Killer
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Heck of a buck Jason! [thumbsup]

Can't believe you guys are still hunting deer back there! Won't they be dropping their antlers in a couple weeks?

TK

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Jason R. Wesbrock
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David,

It's funny how some of our best days afield happen when we'd like to be anywhere else.

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Mickey,

Yeah, I should tone down that smile a bit next time. It's getting rediculous. [Big Grin]

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TK,

Archery deer season in Illinois runs through this weekend, but I'll probably spend my time losing squirrel arrows in an oak thicket somewhere.

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Warren H. Womack
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Another hunt behind me and more pictures to share. This hunt was at Bayou Cocodrie NWR, La.

There was lots and lots of water, in the form of sloughs and breaks.

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Besides all the water, there was also wall to wall, head high Palmetto.

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I found a few scrapes.

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And, I found a few rubs.

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Saw plenty of Armadillos.

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But I didn't see any deer. Maybe the 75 degree weather had something to do with it.

I did see a great Sunset, this evening.

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Warren

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