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ron w
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quote:
Originally posted by ShrtRnd:
Good to see you back Ryan. Pity bout the social media side, enjoyed you posts on IG and enjoyed following along on your adventures on the islands.

Thank you Steve. Yeah, work always gets in the way of my "social life". LOL!

Aloha!
[shaka]

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Nice seeing you guys again this past summer at Comptons in Mich. Mike
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quote:
Originally posted by Herdbull:
Nice seeing you guys again this past summer at Comptons in Mich. Mike

It was great catching up with you and your brother! Hopefully we can hang out at more events once we move Stateside.

Aloha!
Ryan

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Now back to the story.
After I got busted twice, we decided to take a break and have a snack. I told Staci, if we find another herd, you're going to take the lead.

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Ryan,

what's the status of the goat eradication? Glad to see some posts from you!

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We were off once again, glassing and walking ridge to ridge. About an hour later we heard some goats in the last pocket. We stuck to the plan and she took the lead.
I slowly followed behind her. We both made our way slowly through the thick grass. After fifty yards of creeping, Staci spotted a few of them feeding. At that point we were about forty yards away from the nearest nanny. We crept about ten more yards and I decided to stop right there. I positioned myself behind a boulder and just watched as Staci crawled through the grass. She made it to a tree which she positioned herself behind. Below her were three goats feeding at about twenty yards.
Trying my best not to spook any animals, I slowly peered around the boulder. I could see Staci and only the top half of one of the goats. Slowly, I tucked my head back behind the boulder. I repositioned myself in order to see Staci, but be out of sight from the feeding goats.
About five minutes later I saw Staci position her bow arm. She came to full draw and released the string. All I heard was the crack of an arrow. I quickly peered over to watch the fleeing direction of the animals. My initial impression was that she missed and hit the rock.
I got up and slowly made my way to her. Upon reaching her, I asked her what happened. She told me that she was pretty sure that she hit the nanny, so we went to inspect the area. On the ground lay the back half of her arrow. There was blood on the arrow and on the opposite side of the rock. Staci mentioned that the goat was on the rock when she shot. It looked to us as if it wasn't a complete pass through and as the goat jumped down, the back of the arrow snapped against the rock.
The signs looked promising, so we took a quick break before picking up the trail.

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quote:
Originally posted by DanielB89:
Ryan,

what's the status of the goat eradication? Glad to see some posts from you!

Thanks Daniel. Check out the Hawaii Sportsman Alliance Group on FB for the most up to date info.
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It was about four in the afternoon when we decided to follow the blood trail and after five minutes in, we found the front end of her broken arrow.

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Looks like the ants found the arrow first!

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We continued to follow the blood trail. It was a good blood trail but we reached a point where the trail ran over a bunch of boulders. At this point I was getting a little worried. Some of the drops were falling into the holes between the boulders so the trail became spotty. The holes were also big enough for the nanny to fall in which could've complicated the trailing process.
Right at the point when I was about to get a little concerned, I saw great, but not so great sign. LOL! Flies buzzing in the near distance was a sure sign of the downed nanny. They are like tiny vultures in this area.
I ran straight for the flies and confirmed it was the goat. We gave each other a huge hug then snapped a few images.

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This is why I tell people that Staci's the hunter of the family. [Wink]

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Well done......

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and the story doesn't end there...

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It was about five o'clock by that time and we were working together to debone the animal. About halfway through the process, we heard something rustling in the distance below us. Usually the mongoose come around to look for scraps, but the rustling was a little too loud to be a mongoose. The other noise makers in this area are birds, especially the peacocks, but you never know until you finally make visual confirmation. The rustling was getting louder and louder. Whatever it was, it was heading straight for us. Staci's hands were full, so I reached for my tab and bow. A few minutes later, this animal was within thirty yards but we still couldn't identify what is was because of the tall grass. I tucked behind some vegetation and nocked an arrow just to be ready.

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Congrats Staci. I am Tuned in Ryan. Welcome back, its great to see you posting again.

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Very nice, Ryan. Congrats to wife.
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