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Wyoming Super Cruiser
« on: June 01, 2017, 02:03:21 PM »
Just left the Jackson Fish and Game office.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 02:07:22 PM »
What's that mean??
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 02:09:31 PM »
What's that mean??

Wondering the same thing.  :dunno:
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 02:10:43 PM »
http://bcsupercubs.com/


If this is what you're talking about I'd be very interested in hearing about it.  I'm contemplating putting a runway at my house.
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 02:15:48 PM »
You don't need much of a runway for those things.
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 10:42:27 PM »
The planning for this hunt started in January when my buddy Rob and I discussed a bear he'd captured on trail cameras in a remote drainage in the bridger-teton national forest. Some big bears had been taken from this area before so we knew there was good potential. 
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 10:54:23 PM »
There is nothing quite like Wyoming in the spring time. We camped along side a creek in a site not far from where mountain men used to hold rendezvous to trade their fur harvests. I could picture in my mind what their camps might have looked like and felt honored to be sharing the same ground that had been used by these men and the native peoples before them.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 10:55:59 AM by CaNINE »
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 04:56:30 AM »
Thinking maybe you killed a bear??
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 07:20:46 AM »
Sorry guys I've had spotty service. Made a side trip up to Thompson Falls MT to see Dean Haun of Haun Taxidermy. Dean has done a mount for me before and his award winning work is what I want to do this bear justice. I'll flesh out the hunt story and get some pics uploaded later. 
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 07:57:26 AM »
Soooo... Is this thread about a bear hunt or an airplane?

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »
Finding his trail
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 09:28:42 AM »
Joining...

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 10:02:42 AM »
Sorry guys I've had spotty service. Made a side trip up to Thompson Falls MT to see Dean Haun of Haun Taxidermy. Dean has done a mount for me before and his award winning work is what I want to do this bear justice. I'll flesh out the hunt story and get some pics uploaded later.

No apology necessary, thanks for sharing.  tagging for the rest of the story  :tup:   
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 07:41:21 PM »
The first day of the hunt we rode the horses to a high vantage point and spent the day behind the glass.  Lots of deer and elk but no bears.
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The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 07:48:57 PM »
Enjoying some Starbucks Vias on the mountain.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 07:51:55 PM »
Still here........ :chuckle:
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »
Day 2 we rode to a different vantage point and spent a long, wet day behind the glass. We got caught by a torrential downpour on an exposed ridge and dodged thunder and lightening while we led the horses to lower ground. 
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 09:13:49 PM »
The evening of day 2 we sat in a drainage at lower elevation about a 90 minute ride from camp. We watched a good boar we estimated to be about 6' tall feed at about 300 yards. Now a 6' boar is no slouch but we knew bigger bruins roam this country. It was very difficult to pass this bear up but it was only day 2 of the hunt. I was second guessing myself the entire ride back to camp and hoped I wouldn't regret my decision.
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2017, 10:34:46 PM »
"Fast is fine. Accuracy is final. You need to learn to shoot slow, real fast." -Wyatt Earp

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2017, 08:08:18 AM »
Days 3 - 5 involved more riding to distant vantage points and glassing, glassing and more glassing. The moon phase was perfect and we were betting on catching a bear "cruising" mid-day setting up a spot and stalk opportunity. 
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2017, 08:14:33 AM »
I guess I took for granted that the term "super cruiser" would be understood so i'll provide some definition. Cruiser is a term used to refer to large boars that roam vast distances in search of food and girls. They can often been seen "cruising" from one drainage to the next. "Super Cruisers" are the biggest boars that when you spot them there is no doubt how huge they are.
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2017, 08:40:40 AM »
Caught snoozing behind the glass. 
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2017, 10:51:28 AM »
By this point in the hunt we had seen two sows, one with twin cubs (cute little buggers) and the boar that we saw in the evening on day 2.  Nothing was moving mid-day perhaps because of the warm weather. Regardless we were getting a little discouraged and the mental toughness game was setting in.  The beautiful mountains and abundant deer and elk sightings helped keep us going.  On the ride back to camp that night the stars were absolutely amazing.  I hummed some Chris LeDoux songs from the saddle while watching the northern lights dance across the horizon.  I was in my kind of church.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2017, 11:44:35 AM »
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 12:22:50 PM »
As a side note, Western  Wyoming was hammered with record snowfall this winter.  The biologists were predicting high mortality for the deer herd with low fawn survival.  We actually saw a surprising number fawns and the deer numbers looked good and healthy.  There were a few bucks with growth outside their ears and starting to fork.  Keeping fingers crossed for the Region G deer draw!
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

 

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