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Randy Morin
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First Coyote ever!! Actually got 2 at the same time (called in after spotting them from treestand). Only one was recovered and I was lucky (hard work) to find this one. 10 and 18 yard shots on the two dogs.

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November 12. Mr. Big made a mistake and I was fortunate (great wife and a sore butt) to be in the right spot at the right time. Also, the first big-bodied buck I have taken with a bow. 19 yard shot.
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Two days later I was sobered-up enough to get my butt outa-bed. This gal took forever as she browsed toward me after a fresh powder snow-fall. By the time I got a 12 yard shot I was as nervous as could be. Awesome!!
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A few days later I took this picture at 6 yards. Nice buck for the area but still just a 1.5 yr. old. He's off to a great start and showing signs of some character with a couple of sticker points.
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While I was enjoying watching the above buck as he got nervous down wind of me this one came in with a twin, and after a agonizingly slow turn- around-in-the-stand, in a too small, literally quaking-aspen tree, I got a 10 yard tunnel shot through a maze of cottonwood branches. I had to lean-out and squat down to find a hole...try that with a wheelie-thingy. [Big Grin]
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During the late doe-season last week I was hunting some hot sign (deer movement in my areas has been changing rapidly with the snow mounting) and had 3 does come in just after first light. Just as the lead doe starting to suspect something was amiss the 1.5 yr. old behind her turned broadside to nibble a bud. A nice calm relaxed shot (for a change) ended with a very quick death and a proud archer.
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This just occured to me and may be interesting to some...all of the these animals (except the coyote) were taken using my lonewolf-alpha stand with the ladder sections. In each case I had never sat the tree and was only hunting hunches and-or hot sign. Very rewarding for me...
Also...all animals were taken with my very own designed/built hybrid 3 piece longbow, 60" 55# @ 28".

Thanks for sharing with me and a Happy New Year to you all! Randy.

[ December 29, 2007, 02:38 PM: Message edited by: Randy Morin ]

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loco_cacahuate
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dang you had an exciting year , congrats [clapper]

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Chuckie the dent
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Randy,

I am pleased to see that your year was exciting. May 2008 be as blessed as this year.

Great photos and thanks for sharing the experience.

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Jack Denbow
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WOW what a great year. [thumbsup]

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Dang, How did I miss all that bud? Awesome stuff and well deserved!

That left side on your buck sure does stretch out wide [clapper] [Not Worthy]

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WOW! [Not Worthy] Congratulations! Some beautiful harvests there. [thumbsup]

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Mike Bolin
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A very good year indeed! Congrats! Mike

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I love Montana!!

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"I love you Daddy".......My son Cade while stump shooting 3/19/06

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Joseph
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Congratulations Randy!!

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Congrats on a great and productive season Randy!
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Good Job!

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Walt Francis
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Randy,
Congratulations, looks as if you are having a good season. Have you had a chance to get out after the kitties yet?

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Ralph Renfro
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Randy, Great memories of a Great year! Congratulations on all counts, and Thanks for sharing your season of memories through the pics. Really nice buck! Love the dark antlers. Is there a kitty left in your season? Ralph

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Eastern fisher
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It must really suck hunting in your area!

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congrats on a great season. thats a real fine buck. happy new year!
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