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70th birthday present
« on: June 10, 2016, 09:05:12 AM »
My dad drew a Goat a goat tag!

Avalanche Gorge!!!   :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

Awesome year.


He also drew a Buck tag
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 09:05:51 AM »
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 09:08:32 AM »
Awesome lucky dog. If you need a packer let me know
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 09:09:50 AM »
Great tag.  Good luck!

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 10:27:59 AM »
Congrats.  Hope he makes the best of a great tag....
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 10:40:01 AM »
Its going to be a fun hike/hunt with pops....we got our work cut out for us X-Force.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 10:43:22 AM »
Congrats.  Hope he makes the best of a great tag....


I am confident he can and will. He has been a "thru hiker hunter" his whole life and time has slowed him down but he still puts on lots of miles.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 11:16:29 AM »
I drew Avalanche Gorge goat as well.
I have no idea what to expect at this point, hoping to hear from previous tag holders maybe.

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 12:03:40 PM »
Thats a 70th present he wont forget. 

AG is a top notch unit.  Congrats to you lucky tag holders. 

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 12:07:04 PM »
That's great good for your old man :tup:
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 12:09:49 PM »
Awesome. Congrats!
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2016, 04:27:45 PM »
You guys are going to be busy this year :chuckle:
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 04:42:51 PM »
That's a good goat unit, congrats! :tup:
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 09:54:47 AM »
Well I have sent in the funds to buy the tag and have been getting out hiking at least a couple times a week with my back pack on. It feels pretty good to be getting out and putting on some miles.
Also I'm waiting for Leupold to send back the scope I had them add the CDS system to so I can get back to the range for more shooting.
From what I hear there is still quite a bit of snow on the Mt Baker areas so I'm holding off on a scouting trip hoping for better conditions soon.
Any one have any Avalanche Gorge updates?

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2016, 07:55:17 PM »
We'll be heading up on Saturday for the maiden scouting trip. Nothing to big just a day hike and some glassing
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2016, 08:55:10 AM »
Congrats to your dad! You guys should be up for a fun hunt. Best of luck!!! :tup:
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2016, 11:48:37 AM »
We made it up Saturday for a short 6 mile trip. I wish we went Sunday because the clouds hugged the mountain side and visibility was poor at best. We still saw 30+ goats.

The trail in was slick and steep in spots.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2016, 04:57:05 PM »
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2016, 10:16:01 PM »
I got to meet Graysage on the mountain Saturday. Heck of a nice guy.

Saturday was a perfect day to be up there. Saw some animals but the big billies seem to be really high or really low. Either way I haven't gotten close enough to judge any of them.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 07:31:07 AM »
I'm sure this will be a memorable 70th for both of you.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2016, 03:30:58 PM »
Thanks X-Force!
Yes meeting X-Force was a highlight of the day for me, he's a great guy.
It was a very nice day up there, almost to nice. I about ran out of water before I got out.
Nice to be able to see some goats!

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2016, 03:32:33 PM »
Thanks X-Force!
Yes meeting X-Force was a highlight of the day for me, he's a great guy.
It was a very nice day up there, almost to nice. I about ran out of water before I got out.
Nice to be able to see some goats!

WAS THE SNOW ALL GONE UP THERE?
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2016, 03:37:48 PM »
DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU GUYS ARE HUNTING UP THERE, I MIGHT BE ABLE TO SHERPA FOR EITHER PARTY. PM ME FOR MY CELL #, I GO UP THERE EVERY YEAR GREAT PLACE TO WATCH WHITE BEARDED THINGS.  :chuckle:
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2016, 03:38:30 PM »
not all of it, but you have to go pretty high and on the north faces to find any amount of it

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2016, 03:41:25 PM »
My dad and little brother made it back into the unit Saturday to check things out. They saw goats basically everywhere they went. Unfortunately, with the busy weekend traffic it was out, look around, glass, then back to the truck just as the parking lot was really filling up.
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