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Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« on: November 15, 2010, 12:03:47 PM »
 My buddy took this cow friday out behind my house while I was at work. Firearm restricted area, but the 12ga slug did it's job. He"ld been hunting all week with not much to show for it so thursday night when my local herd showed up out back I gave him a call. He showed up just as we lost shooting light, so made a plan for him to come back friday while I was working to try and get back into em. Well he did, with the help of his older brother(my archery partner) they put a sneak on em. Suburban hunting at it's finest :). This herd has a realy bad problem with hoof rot so any thinning out of these stinky footed animals is a good thing in my opinion. Obviously not in the opinion of some other local residents, which would explain why soon there after the kill seven Cowlitz Co. sherrif deputies showed up with their ar-15s drawn, but all was legit and no charges were filled  :rolleyes: didn't even make the 5 o'clock news :P
  Maybe not the most exciting hunt but a legal ethical kill, meat hanging, one less rotten hoof, and the quick dial nieghbors put in their place :IBCOOL:
  Got home alittle late and missed the SWAT drama, but just in time to snap a few pics and help em get her hung and skinned.

  Best part for me was a few comments we got while stopping by the minit mart in transet to bud's house to hang her. Had a woman walk up to me as I was walking out of the store and ask, " IS THAT YOUR MOOSE IN THAT TRUCK ?" I said "no it's his" pointing to my friend who was still in the store standing at the register. She than stated "THATS DISSGUSTING" and stormed off into the store :chuckle:
 
 

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 12:08:34 PM »
looks like a nice big cow, congrats to him
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 12:09:09 PM »
Dam SWAT and all.....Nice moose. :chuckle:

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 12:10:15 PM »
lol people need to mind there own business. its always  good when someone nosey gets involved only to find out there dead wrong. like when i get the police called on me for hunting "when there is no season open" oh except for bear and yote. they feel pretty stupid. its almost got to the point where you should have the regs in your pocket so you can defend your actions.

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 12:11:07 PM »
Great job and LOVE the story!

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 01:06:58 PM »
There needs to be some consequence for calling the authorities when there has been no crime committed.  javascript:void(0); Your buddy shouldn't have to defend himself for behaving in a legal, ethical, and responsible manner. 


Very Nice Cow BTW!

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 01:17:46 PM »
Pretty cool....    "seven Cowlitz Co. sherrif deputies showed up with their ar-15s drawn"

Did anyone of them congratulate the shooter? 

You should have asked to have them stand around the elk so you can take a picture.  Did you thank them for coming so fast?

It is their job to come running when gun shots are fired.  So you have to cut some slack.  I know if I am in a fire fight and seven deputies show up.  I would not turn them away. 
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 01:27:49 PM »
Man that's a nasty case of footrot; it's a wonder she could even walk.  You should have showed that woman the "moose's" foot up close and personal and asked her if she thought if it was disgusting.

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 01:30:01 PM »
There needs to be some consequence for calling the authorities when there has been no crime committed.  javascript:void(0); Your buddy shouldn't have to defend himself for behaving in a legal, ethical, and responsible manner. 

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 01:33:51 PM »
Great job! Congrats to the hunter! Which foot is it that has the rot. Kinda hard to tell in the photo in th back of the truck.
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 01:35:19 PM »
I think THE HUNT had it right... A photo of the swat guys with the elk would have been great to show the PIA neighbor!
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 01:47:57 PM »
How did you get the cow in the truck whole? Tractor or a bunch of guys?
 rigimortise set in big time..check out the eyes....have fun skinning that one.
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 01:53:29 PM »
That's a big cow!

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2010, 02:18:22 PM »
I think THE HUNT had it right... A photo of the swat guys with the elk would have been great to show the PIA neighbor!

:yeah: then send them a steak for being so promt
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 02:19:35 PM »
Left rear foot has the rot... can tell from both pics  :twocents:
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 03:03:49 PM »
 Yes it would be her left rear foot, the one up against the truck window. I wasn't there when the deputies showed up, but my buddy did mention a couple of them saying they haven't got their elk yet this year. I do understand them showing up in force for a shots fired call, but the callers knew that the shots were fired by a hunter, I guess they were screaming something about calling a game warden too, no game dept rep showed up however.
  There is abit more to the story. My property is only 1.5 acre half of which is in hardwoods, my immediate nieghbors have the same topogrophy and are perfectly fine with me hunting there. Beyond my prop is a sewer rightaway, then that is backed by another neighborhood. My buddies tracked the elk from my property across the canyon and then spotted them standing in another yard. As they were watching the herd and waiting for something to spook them back towards them a pickup pulled up to the yard they were watching and a guy got out with shotgun in hand snuck around the house and shot a 4x4. It was his girlfriend's house and she had called him to tell him about the elk in her yard. Well that sent the herd running straight at my buddies, as they past in front of them my freind with the tag dropped the cow, and then finnished of the bull that was trailing behind the herd. It was the girlfriends neighbors who called it in. This neighborhood behind me is abit more upscale and the houses have less property, but the actual kill site was on open public PUD, property. The guy that shot the bull was rather greatful my buddy finnished it up for him, being his first elk, and called a friend of his with a tractor service to skid both animals up and load my friends cow for him.

 Oh and the eye I think is due to the finnishing shot which was a rather close range head shot not realy visable in the picture.

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 10:56:14 PM »
How did you get the cow in the truck whole? Tractor or a bunch of guys?
 rigimortise set in big time..check out the eyes....have fun skinning that one.

 Your buddy shoulda asked the SWAT team to help load that elk up. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2010, 11:35:01 PM »
hahahaha thats awesome! nice story congrats the your buddy! that hoof looks nasty though

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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 02:24:00 PM »
Looks like you suprised her! Good eating!  :EAT: :tup:
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Re: Cow down/ one less stinky foot
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2010, 12:00:19 PM »
Thanks for the closeup on the hoof rot!   A good one to take out of the herd.  Had some vegitarians over at my house last night.  I served hasbrowns with ham and gave anyone who wanted a taste of our venison sausage.  I promote what I believe!

 

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