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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #100 on: November 04, 2017, 05:34:25 PM »
Just curious if you make guides watch the clients shoot their guns at targets before you take them out hunting? Sounds like lots of missed opportunity from poor shooting. Not knocking you or the outfit but if I paid good money for a hunt Id be shooting like crazy to make sure it counted when it was go time.

Well that's the first question I would ask too!  :chuckle:
We normally have everyone shoot before hunting, most of the misses were done with guns we knew were sighted dead on, people just get really shook up when they see big animals. How else could anyone miss a huge elk twice at 187 yards! It just happens!  :dunno:

The shooting has been better now that we are later in the season. I think the buck I killed was the last animal that was missed, yes I missed him standing, before hitting him after he took off running! I was just giving him a warning shot, a fair chance so to speak!  :chuckle:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #101 on: November 04, 2017, 06:06:42 PM »
Here's a nice buck taken by one of the hunters who bought one of my cancellation hunts in Utah. He passed numerous bucks and on the last day of the hunt decided to pull the trigger on this buck. This buck had an absolutely massive neck! Congrats to Randy from California, nice shooting buddy! :hello:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #102 on: November 04, 2017, 08:04:43 PM »
Nice buck Dale! 
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #103 on: November 04, 2017, 08:22:51 PM »
The doc didn't tell you he needed to open your cut back up so he could stitch it? That's what mine always says lol "it's already closed I'll have to open it so I can close it"

I always decline.

On a more positive note are your Idaho cow elk hunts a draw tag or OTC?

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #104 on: November 04, 2017, 09:55:47 PM »
Nice buck Dale! 
Sorry about your finger.  I hope it heals quickly.

I'm usually a pretty quick healer.  :tup:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #105 on: November 04, 2017, 09:57:55 PM »
The doc didn't tell you he needed to open your cut back up so he could stitch it? That's what mine always says lol "it's already closed I'll have to open it so I can close it"

I always decline.

On a more positive note are your Idaho cow elk hunts a draw tag or OTC?

The doc said I waited too long to stitch, I knew it would be borderline but I had work that needed done.

The cow hunts are OTC, tags are still available in Idaho or Utah.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #106 on: November 06, 2017, 09:51:07 PM »
The doc didn't tell you he needed to open your cut back up so he could stitch it? That's what mine always says lol "it's already closed I'll have to open it so I can close it"

I always decline.

On a more positive note are your Idaho cow elk hunts a draw tag or OTC?

The doc said I waited too long to stitch, I knew it would be borderline but I had work that needed done.

The cow hunts are OTC, tags are still available in Idaho or Utah.

Tags are only available in Utah, Idaho is sold out!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2017, 10:12:34 AM »
We've been busy with moose hunters in Idaho, mule deer hunters in Montana, and late whitetail hunts in Washington, animals are hitting the ground, hunting has been real good for us.

Due to extreme winterkill on our usual ranch in Montana we are not hunting it for at least a couple years, we did find a new excellent ranch further east that was not impacted heavily by winter. It has mostly mule deer, some whitetail and elk. Because we acquired the ranch late in the year we only were able to book two hunters. Unfortunately just before their hunt one of their father-in-laws passed away, so they had a funeral to attend and only 1.5 days to hunt, they said they were going to shoot the first horns they saw and head for home. Within 5 minutes of Joe dropped his buck, they gutted it and started hunting again they only went a few hundred yards and Travis dropped his buck, by 8:30 am the first morning they were completely done and left very happy. Nice shooting Joe and Travis we look forward to hunting with you again next year!  :hello:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2017, 10:28:15 AM »
Due to blue tongue a couple years ago I cut back our number of whitetail hunters in half last year and this year. The strategy has paid off, both early and late season so far we've had 100% shooting opportunity with only one hunter leaving without a deer and that person was on two bucks, so it's been excellent hunting. Guide Daniel and his hunter pose with a nice 5x6 taken during the late hunt, 4 more bucks have been taken, and we have a few more hunters who just started hunting, I'll share more photos when I get them.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2017, 11:20:43 AM »
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #110 on: December 04, 2017, 12:28:26 AM »
Well it's been 30 days since I tried to lop off the finger, just as the doc said it has healed pretty well. There's still a lot of numbness around it but I've been working it a lot and have most use back.  :)

Sight Your Gun Before Hunting
It's been pretty interesting this entire season. We've had some great shots made but we've also had nearly all the best trophies missed due to improperly sighted rifles. I recommend shooting your weapon after you arrive at your hunting destination before you begin hunting. In November two moose hunters refused to shoot their rifles and both missed moose, one hunter missed seven shots at two good bulls on the third day and the last day of his hunt. Another moose hunter missed four shots at probably the largest moose we've ever put a hunter on, a day after missing he finally shot the gun and discovered it would not even hit paper, he was hunting only for a trophy moose, there were only two days left to hunt, he passed several more small to medium bulls but we never found another large bull, 71 moose sightings on that hunt, 34 bull sightings. Those two moose hunters went home without a bull because they refused to check their gun. I can't stress enough how important it is to shoot your gun!

Wolf Worms In Washington
Our other moose hunters in Idaho and Washington shot very well and were successful. One thing that has become very obvious, it seems every NE Washington moose we've taken the last few years is infected with wolf worms, the lungs are filled with cysts and even the hearts are infected with cysts now. Some lungs were so infected this year we are not sure how the animal was able to breath. At the same time we are not finding any wolf worms in Idaho, we don't have near as many wolves there, nothing like the high wolf population here in Washington. We saw wolf tracks in several of the Washington moose areas we hunted, the wolves know exactly where the moose are at and not only are wolves eating our moose, I think the worms they spread are probably impacting our moose too! Here's a photo of a Washington moose and his heart, I wished we would have taken a photo of the lungs, the lungs were totally riddled, I mean full of wolf worms.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #111 on: December 04, 2017, 01:09:33 AM »
Here are four more mule deer taken on one of the ranches we lease this year. Congrats to the four hunters, some great shooting on some great bucks!  :tup: :tup:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #112 on: December 04, 2017, 01:11:28 AM »
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We usually start cougar hunting in December. The first week or two can be a challenge with snow conditions but we usually get some real good cats. This year is no exception, we have a group of three hunters, two cougar hunters and one cow elk hunter, we killed a cow elk on Dec 1 and had passed a couple smaller cats, today we killed a nice 140-150ish tom cougar. We have one more cougar hunter in camp, hopefully we'll get him filled out shortly. I will post some photos when I can.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #113 on: December 04, 2017, 08:42:28 AM »
I'm just here because I am going to be there next week.  :chuckle:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #114 on: December 04, 2017, 01:54:24 PM »
Need some Ruby pics!

(or is it Rudy)

Love the cat pics the best...  Good luck!  :tup:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2017, 02:31:10 PM »
This is yesterday's tom photos! We found 6 cats today and ran another tom today but he headed into some low country with no snow and the tracks weren't fresh enough for the dogs to follow without snow, we lost him, we'll be back out tomorrow after another cat.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2017, 02:36:35 PM »
Need some Ruby pics!

(or is it Rudy)

Love the cat pics the best...  Good luck!  :tup:

I'll make it a point to get some Ruby pics!  :tup:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2017, 02:45:53 PM »
Wow nice Cat!  :tup:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2017, 02:53:32 PM »
One of the two moose that I was on this year had wolf worms too Dale.  This one came out of the Black tail drainage.  The game department says they are safe to eat. :dunno:  What are your thoughts on that?
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2017, 04:06:11 PM »
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One of the two moose that I was on this year had wolf worms too Dale.  This one came out of the Black tail drainage.  The game department says they are safe to eat.   What are your thoughts on that?

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #120 on: December 06, 2017, 12:41:07 PM »
One of the two moose that I was on this year had wolf worms too Dale.  This one came out of the Black tail drainage.  The game department says they are safe to eat. :dunno:  What are your thoughts on that?

Anything is safe to eat including wolf itself if you cook it well done!  :tup:
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #121 on: December 06, 2017, 12:58:52 PM »
What did the hide measure on that tom?

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #122 on: December 06, 2017, 01:14:59 PM »
Yesterday we started a tom and female at daylight. The tracks were hot, the dogs struck in the dog box, we found a couple foot prints in a little snow but started the chase on mostly bare ground and was on bare ground quite often during the day. We're not sure how long the cats stayed together but the chase lasted until after 2:00 in the afternoon. We were treed or bayed at least a dozen times and the cat(s) would jump and run again. About 2:00 pm Brian made it to one of the trees before the cat jumped but the hunter didn't get a shot, the cat headed back down the mountain toward Chuck and I, they came within a couple hundred yards and bayed up, I could tell by the dog barking the cat was bayed on the ground, then the cat broke and ran 100 to 200 yards and went up a tree about 100 yards from the road where we started the chase on. This time the hunter made it to the tree and shot the cat as it was getting ready to jump again. We ended up with the female rather than the tom but Scott was happy, he had already killed a tom with us on a past hunt. Here's a photo of Scott with the cat and a photo of Ruby and one of the hounds. Sorry about the low quality pics, sometimes cell phone pics aren't very good.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #123 on: December 06, 2017, 01:26:26 PM »
What did the hide measure on that tom?

We didn't measure that one but it probably skinned out somewhere around 8 1/2ish feet.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2017
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2017, 01:30:27 PM »
We are tagged out and waiting for our next hunters. The boys were out scouting around this morning and found 4 cats, 2 were toms, one is a really good tom! They are trying to get his approximate whereabouts pinned down for the next hunt. :tup: @Rainier10
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