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Cool Springer
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Oh Allen, you say that every year. One of these years we're going to take your truck keys as soon as you show up. Then you'll see what REALLY goes on at camp.

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[knothead]

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So I busted my butt chasing elk in Wyoming and New Mexico this year with nothing to show for it. I could have killed small ones in both states but I was there for a big one. New Mexico was the most frustrating because there were big bulls that I could get 50 yards from but as we know that's not enough. When the cover runs out and there are 10 cows watching you're not going to get any closer to the herd bull.

Luckily, hunting in VA is lot easier. Last Saturday evening I took my youngest daughter and we hunted out of the same tree. Actually, she didn't hunt but wanted to come along. So when small doe approached to 20' it was time to get busy. The doe sniffed our footprints and got nervous. About when she turned away I finally got the angle that I needed. The shot was perfect and as the blood was spilling out of the bottom of her chest my daughter squealed with excitement! She was more excited than I was.

The blood trail was short but unfortunately, I didn't take a photo until my daughter reminded me to. So, if anyone wants to see a marginal photo let me know and I'll figure out how to post.

Then this evening I hunted a new area and a crazy 3 point small buck trotted up near my stand and then circled. Which was nuts because I wasn't near a food source nor did I call at all. There were a few scrapes nearby (which was why I was there) but he didn't even check them. I took his photo from about 8 yards.

I'll be hunting more intensely soon to kill a nice buck or the next doe. I can see the bottom of my freezer and need to fix that.

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Nook
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Curt enjoyed you Facebook posts of your elk hunting. Congrats on the doe with your daughter. I'm sure she will remember those moments long into her adulthood. Good hunting. Jeff [archer]

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"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
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Nook
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Had a visitor come by last Sat.(10-28-17) around 10am. Second one of the morning. the first one caught me on my first sit break at 8:40 with the phone in my hand. I swore I would only check the phone from a standng position from now on. Glad I did. An hour later I decided to check my phone for texts and this guy wandered in. Stowed the phone and went into predator mode. 28 yard shot. A little long, but hey this ain't no spectator sport.... 20 yard recovery.

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"After all, it is not the killing that brings satisfaction; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport." Dr. Saxton Pope
PBS Regular

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Tom
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Good going Jeff, even if the photos disappeared on ya. Drawn a blamk so far but not many sits yet-am going to chase them hard next week.

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Jack Denbow
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Jeff you are on a roll. You are doing good, I wish I could say the same about me.
Jack

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