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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #175 on: September 20, 2017, 11:48:54 AM »
Roger that.
But if you get in a pinch, let me know, you're more than welcome, even just the stove.
It is looking amazing up there. Got a few pictures just before the front moved in with clear blue sky.
Good luck!
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #176 on: September 20, 2017, 12:24:38 PM »
Roger that.
But if you get in a pinch, let me know, you're more than welcome, even just the stove.
It is looking amazing up there. Got a few pictures just before the front moved in with clear blue sky.
Good luck!

Will do, and I really appreciate the offer!

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #177 on: September 20, 2017, 06:55:57 PM »
got a foot of snow up in the goat country right now, hopefully it will melt off quick so they stay up high

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #178 on: September 20, 2017, 07:39:53 PM »
Good luck Jackelope! 
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #179 on: September 27, 2017, 10:59:36 AM »
I think your smart for waiting for a better hide, it must be killing you to not get up there!!  Good luck Josh!

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #180 on: September 27, 2017, 11:00:03 AM »
A little motivational talk from the past as a refresher for you.  "Never give up"

As I said a few times, congrats to your daughter and to you too, Rick. Just wanted to share this exchange I had with Rick's daughter texting me on her dad's phone while he was driving to the cabin Friday night. There was a lot of joking around about her needing a pet rabbit and stuff, but then she got down to business. I thought you folks would like this exchange. I'm the green messages and she's the gray ones.


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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #181 on: September 27, 2017, 04:01:54 PM »
A little motivational talk from the past as a refresher for you.  "Never give up"

As I said a few times, congrats to your daughter and to you too, Rick. Just wanted to share this exchange I had with Rick's daughter texting me on her dad's phone while he was driving to the cabin Friday night. There was a lot of joking around about her needing a pet rabbit and stuff, but then she got down to business. I thought you folks would like this exchange. I'm the green messages and she's the gray ones.



Hot damn. I loved that conversation with the kid.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #182 on: September 27, 2017, 04:08:19 PM »
I think your smart for waiting for a better hide, it must be killing you to not get up there!!  Good luck Josh!

I agree, long hair is awesome on goats!  :tup:
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #183 on: September 28, 2017, 08:08:07 AM »
Absolutely! 
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Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #184 on: October 01, 2017, 06:56:28 PM »
Just came back from an amazing First hunting weekend in the goat rocks. Intended to stay another day but Mother Nature had other ideas. Hiked in Friday night a few miles in the dark and set up camp with fillthefreezer. Got up Saturday morning to socked in views of nothing and rain/snow. With no visibility we sat tight till about noon.  Decided to take a walk and fill out water bladders at least. Ended up running into s couple hikers who said they saw some goats a couple miles up the trail so  we decided to go for it and see if we could turn them up. We eventually found them but no big billy in the group. It was cool to see them and I was relieved to discover they’re not completely invisible in a snow covered environment. Had them at 150 yards but the little billy was just too young so we let him walk. Headed back to camp in a white out with I don’t know how hard the wind was blowing but it was pretty dang hard. Our quick walk to fill up our water supply ended up 7.5 miles RT. Made it back to camp only to find my tent crushed under a crap ton of wet snow. Here’s a few pics.









We turned in for the night only to have to clear snow buildup from the tent 4-5 times during the night. Woke up this morning and found zero visibility and it wouldn’t stop snowing. Gave it a few hours and with no improvement we packed it in a day early and made for the Blue Spruce and a welcome bacon cheeseburger and a couple IPA’s. 







Sorry for not posting pics of a dead billy. Hopefully the bacon cheeseburger gets you by until my next update. What a great time in the mountains. Can’t thank fillthefreezer enough. He’s an animal in the mountains.





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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #185 on: October 01, 2017, 07:16:42 PM »
Nice.  Looking forward to your next trip.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #186 on: October 01, 2017, 07:16:57 PM »
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #187 on: October 01, 2017, 07:20:01 PM »
Looks like fun! Good luck next time out

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #188 on: October 01, 2017, 07:21:34 PM »
Great pictures sounds like a blast good luck

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #189 on: October 01, 2017, 07:41:05 PM »
Whoop. Go get em!!!

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #190 on: October 01, 2017, 11:35:47 PM »
Hopefully the weather cooperates next time.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #191 on: October 02, 2017, 07:38:43 AM »
I've been patiently waiting for this hunt to unfold. Following along. Hopefully the weather will open up this week for you.

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #192 on: October 02, 2017, 08:12:43 AM »
Enjoy the ride..It would be no fun to whack one and be done on the first trip.

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #193 on: October 02, 2017, 08:20:09 AM »
DIY hunts are awesome. The memories will last a lifetime, especially knowing you earned it the old fashioned way.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #194 on: October 02, 2017, 08:30:10 AM »
Here’s a couple quick videos. The wind was a whipping!!



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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #195 on: October 02, 2017, 08:38:47 AM »
Thanks for the update.  Wish I lived closer, I'd give you a hand/set of eyes/pair of legs.  Goats actually stand out pretty good in the snow, particularly in the sun.  Different shades of white.

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #196 on: October 02, 2017, 08:43:59 AM »
This is the little billy I didn’t shoot.



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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #197 on: October 02, 2017, 08:45:10 AM »
Family group. Well, part of them.



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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #198 on: October 02, 2017, 09:02:57 AM »
I don't believe all of this, it was cold stuff, sounds like a nice crackling fire in the background of your videos.....   :chuckle:   :chuckle:

We were down a lot lower and it was 35 degrees plus a strong wind on the west side of the ridges, so I'm sure it was worse up there.  Good luck
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #199 on: October 02, 2017, 12:58:47 PM »
Nothing like a good plop of that wet snow down the back of your neck to wake you up.   Brrrrr.  Good stuff.
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