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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. 
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 #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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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 #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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Proverbs 12:27

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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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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 12:48:48 PM »
Great story so far!
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Re: Wyoming Super Cruiser
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2017, 01:25:19 PM »
We had some 12" round JC targets set out at 400, 500 and 700 yards near camp.  Spent some time in the mornings sending a few rounds downrange to confirm dope.  I like having confidence in my gear and validating that the system is dialed in.  It's one thing to confirm your rifles zero after a long road trip but it takes things to a whole other level when you can shoot at distance throughout a hunt. 
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 #27 on: June 03, 2017, 03:11:39 PM »
Monday night we made a fireside decision to relocate the next morning to a different drainage. It was a more difficult to access area that would require several creek crossings with waters swollen from rapidly melting snow pack (thank God for strong horses) then a climb on foot up a steep ridge tangled with snow drifts and blowdown.
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 #28 on: June 03, 2017, 03:41:32 PM »
I considered the option of ending the hunt on Monday and heading home. I'm glad I didn't.
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 #29 on: June 03, 2017, 06:41:32 PM »
Tuesday evening found us sitting on the spine of a ridge looking across a deep canyon toward a series of intersecting finger ridges.  This was our first time into this area so, to be honest, I wasn't terribly optimistic.  We spent several hours glassing waiting for the magical last light moments when bears often like to appear.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

 

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