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metsastaja
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All most everyone here is a Metsastaja, a Metsastaja in training or a keyboard Metsastaja. It takes Sisu to become a truly great one.

Mike's sisu and (shot placement) is what brought that hog down,back into camp and showed us all he is Metsastaja.

Oh and Marty you are one of the best Metsastaja I have ever seen and your sisu is way up there.

Once Micheal reveals the story I will post some pics of the recovery area and hog on buggy.

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Marty
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Now that clears it all up. Thanks.

And especially thanks for helping this weekend!

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metsastaja = hunter in Finnish language

Sisu = translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. "to have guts"

Can't wait to help with next years hunt.

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Les Heilakka
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Seriously guys....here's one of my favorite pics of the weekend. I've been in camp twice before with Michael, and even though he's a bit quiet till prodded most times....his enthusiasm for the hunt can't ever be hid by his ever present grin.

Thanks for bidding my friend....I certainly enjoyed yet another fine camp with ya. [campfire]

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I will agree 100%, I've hunted with him twice now also. Michael is a great guy that I look forward to hunting with again! And he wears Sitka [thumbsup]

Nice pic T

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That pic was taken right before Michael and I were to put a stalk on a little clearing where a silver boar had been hanging out. ....but the hog turned out to be 2 coons and 2 deer, and they were all about 8 yards away and didn't know me and Michael were even in the word...till the wind swirled and they all turned inside out!!!

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and special mention to this person who will remain unnamed who showed us all how to undress in the field.

"and then you reach down grabbing the zipper.."

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I knew that one was coming sooner or later.... [biglaugh]

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to put it all in perspective... 250 yards down the trail
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Undressing? Looks like a bush to me. [Big Grin]

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Guru said it "what happens in camp, stays in camp" !
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Marty and I spent the whole weekend scouting while these guys were hunting. Constantly putting them in the best spots.
If we would have hunted instead, Terry would have to add more bandwidth just for the hero pictures!

C'mon Michael, on with it!

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Ya know Biggie, some people have to work for a living. [Wink]

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Ok. Here goes. The first night I hunted in a ladder stand that had a rail around it. About 5:50a big gray boar hog came in to eat.He walked straight at me and then turned straight away to eat. I had a world class view of his butt for 15 minutes.

He finally gets almost broadside but he is now at 2 o'clock. So I'm turned to the right and as far to the left side of the stand as I can be. I draw back and shoot..... about 6 inches high. The arrow goes in the meat above his backbone.(Yea Marty, I know "All I can do is put you on them") Well this dude runs out there about 15 yards stops and looks around like "Is that all you got?"
I flatter myself by saying that I hurt his feelings.


Sorry got to go pull a tooth.

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I don't know how you can consider torturing people work....

Now we're gonna get the story while you're waiting for the novacane to take effect

:-(

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