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Mark Baker
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Three weeks into it, and some successes to report so far. Opening day, and the only time dedicated to deer, just to break the "ice" a bit and get into the action. I took this fine doe with my new selfbow, and a cane shaft in the morning.

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Congrats on some fine eating

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Now that's what I'm talking about...

Congrats on your primative deer!!! Some fine eating there... So how much harder is it with primative?

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Mark Baker
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Young Riley Fisher, also took a nice doe that morning.

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His Dad...Fish Fisher, my hunting partner of some 20 years, took this doe while hiking back from his morning elk hunt the second day. It died alongside a hay meadow, so he retrieved with his 4-wheeler....(Okay, Don't let David Peterson know!)

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That was the measure of our efforts, meat-wise for the first weekend. Always good helping out the landowner with deer control by taking as many does as we can. My sons Boone and Kory had no luck, and elk hunting was pretty slow, so far.

I did manage to stay an extra day hunting alone, and built a ground blind to intercept elk coming into a hay meadow. Here's a couple pics.

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And through the "peephole" at dusk...

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I did have a bull come by at about a hundred yards...real nice bull, but no shot opportunities.


The next weekend, Boone and Kory were unable to make the trip, but it was just as well, as the full moon and warm temps had the elk almost totally nocturnal. We worked mostly on setting new ambush sites up. The elk here do not call in real readily, and we use ambushes almost exclusively. A real great bull/cow ratio keeps them vocal, and you get to hear a lot of bugling, but they will not respond. Still nothing like that sound to get your blood boiling!

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Well done.. Congrats.

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Congrats [thumbsup]

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Third weekend, and we all were able to have fun pursuing elk mornings and evenings, with chasing antelope and stillhunting deer mid-days. Here's a pic of me working up the ridge towards a stand for elk.

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No meat but lots of fun....until Sunday morning.

Boone left for home, sick and coughing too much to hunt. Kory and I went to ambushes nearby each other. At first light, Kory had the herd come by and took this scrapper! Details will be in an upcoming story, but suffice to say, he keeps showing up the ol' man! A selfbow kill, 20 yard heart shot with cedar shaft and magnus head. What a bull!

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I'm jealous, well done man! I like your music by the way.

Bakes

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Kory and I left Sunday afternoon with a load of meat, and also took Riley home as he had school on Monday.

I just talked with Fish, and he was able to stay an extra couple days this weekend and also took a bull. I will post a pic if he sends me one!

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Kory and I left Sunday afternoon with a load of meat, and also took Riley home as he had school on Monday.

I just talked with Fish, and he was able to stay an extra couple days this weekend and also took a bull. I will post a pic if he sends me one!

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My head is full of wanderlust, my quiver's full of hope. I've got the urge to walk the prairie and chase the antelope! - Nimrod Neurosis

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OOOPS! Did'nt mean to double that up!

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My head is full of wanderlust, my quiver's full of hope. I've got the urge to walk the prairie and chase the antelope! - Nimrod Neurosis

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cool, it looks like you, fish and the kids thinning the herds for sure.

Is Riley's bow and old rocky mtn?

Congrats and well done to all!!!

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