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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2017, 10:57:49 AM »
 Good luck, looking forward to the pics. :tup:

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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2017, 08:10:43 AM »
Well the time is almost here. 4 sleeps until I head east! Gear is basically packed, just needs to be fine tuned. I have a big presentation at work tomorrow, and then I'll spend the next couple evenings pre cooking meals for camp. I've already got chili, spaghetti, and fajitas cooked and frozen. Going to play with some breakfasts to see how the vac sealed boil a meal deal works on that front. Eggs, sausage and potatoes should reheat ok I think?

I've had an unexpected change to my group in the last week. A friend of mine that I grew up, who moved to LA a few years ago when he got serious about web development, asked me if it would be ok if he came and filmed the hunt. He's got some connections in the film industry that are very into hunting and the outdoors, and he's got some projects that he's floated to them for funding, but needs to show them what he can do with a camera in the field first. He's got top of the line 4k camera gear, and is hell bent on making a world class film out of this. At the very least, I'll have an awesome video documentation of my hunt to look back on for years to come. Super excited about it.

We're heading up and setting up camp Saturday morning and scouting for a day and a half before the opener. Hopefully we can get a few animals tracked down and get in on them Monday morning.

All this snow up high is worrying me a little bit. Any of you guys with more experience have any input if a foot of September snow will move those animals out of the highest country there? The ground I scouted over Labor day was 5500-6500 feet, so its definitely getting snow right now. I know if those animals move downhill to much, they'll be in a jungle, so I'm hoping they stay up in the alpine where they were. 
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2017, 08:49:38 AM »
Snow levels are supposed to drop down. I think the weather will be working in your favor.
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2017, 08:53:31 AM »
Enjoy the snow. The big bulls stay high until they can barely walk through the snow. Your golden.

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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2017, 08:56:23 AM »
I've run into bulls up high in snow before so hopefully they'll stick around for you, just don't forget us when you're a big time movie star!

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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2017, 08:58:18 AM »
I've found solitary bulls up high before in the snow as well, but that is usually in late October, early November, well past rut. I'm trying to decide if the cows will move down, and the bulls will follow, and how much snow it will take to make that happen.
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2017, 07:59:10 PM »
I have always been told that it takes a snow high enough to reach their bellies before the big uns will move on down. That has also been my personal experience. Good luck and stay high.

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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2017, 08:55:10 PM »
I wouldn't give it any thought man.  The snow is short lived.  Chase the bugles, they are absolutely cranking right now!
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2017, 09:40:04 PM »
I wouldn't give it any thought man.  The snow is short lived.  Chase the bugles, they are absolutely cranking right now!
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2017, 09:45:19 PM »
It didn't amount to much so I'm not worried.  I would just assume that if the cows moved, the bulls would follow, at least short term. They need to breed. My guess is co.ing out of this weather and with a little warm up coming,  they'll be rip roaring up there. Getting pumped!
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2017, 04:06:38 AM »
And we're off! This day couldn't get here fast enough. No cell service where I am going, so I probably won't update this until I get home. See you guys on the other side!
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2017, 05:55:09 AM »
And we're off! This day couldn't get here fast enough. No cell service where I am going, so I probably won't update this until I get home. See you guys on the other side!
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #57 on: September 23, 2017, 06:07:22 AM »
Tagging. Good luck!

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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2017, 06:51:47 AM »
Good luck, 7mmfan.
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Re: My quality hunt is fast approaching
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2017, 08:43:47 AM »
Good luck  :tup:

 

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