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Offline billythekidrock

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notes from field
« on: August 02, 2008, 09:38:46 AM »
killbilly saw two before season
Had one at less then thirty yards opening night
Also one at fifteen yards

Btkr saw one cross the road this am

Bearmaric is still out hunting so no report


I sent this from killbillys iPhone




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 08:49:27 PM »
Stop looking at them and shoot them.

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 08:57:15 PM »
I'm jealous!!!   I was out today but had no luck locating a bruin.  Found a lot of scat.  There are a lot of huckleberry's  out in our neck of the woods.  Hopefully in a couple of weeks when the blackberry's ripen I'll see one.  I did see 6 elk (2 bulls) and ran into another bear hunter.  Sore feet after my 8 mile hike. 

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 09:00:46 PM »
I saw nothing

Rick got a pic of one

Killbilly popped a cap




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 04:41:57 AM »
Killbilly popped a cap did it connect?

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 09:25:41 AM »
I think he is going to leave us in suspense til he gets home to post pic's.  :chuckle:

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 09:36:03 AM »
He was drinking a cold one wasn't he. 

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 10:43:59 AM »
 :chuckle:

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 02:31:56 PM »
I saw nothing

Rick got a pic of one

Killbilly popped a cap

I called one in on Fri. night with my Fox Pro Scorpion, while trying to locate it in the Cascara it stood up and busted me. It probably made the next county in nothing flat. I let BTKR take my stump the next morning, he is better caller but the bruin never came back.

The next morning while mvoing into a clear cut, a bear ripping a stump or log winded me and tore up the landscape leaving out of there. Never saw how big he was.

Sat. eve, I saw a good sized specimen, took the shot, looked and sounded like he was hit. He ran straight up a road so I couldn't shoot again. Found 2 places where he dug up the road peeling out. No blood and no sign of where he left the road. Evidently, it was a clean miss.

Saw a yote this morning but no bear. Came home but Rick stayed, he was having a good time.

All total, I saw 4 bear & 1 Yote so I don't feel it was a loss.

It was great to be in the field again and enjoy the sport and chase. I'll be back out in a couple of weeks.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2008, 02:49:48 PM by KillBilly »
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 02:57:14 PM »
I'd say that was rather successful. 

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 04:06:49 PM »
Well I made it home and thought I would post a few pics. It seems that no bears were killed up there this weekend which is almost par for the course in this unit. Everyone in our camp saw bears so it wasn't a complete bust. I heard a few shots and I know of at least one yote that got lead poisoning. Bearmanric was able to get a pic of this cub.

cub



If we had had a tortilla large enough it might have been in trouble. lol

The salmon berries were hit pretty hard in some places and they seem to be past prime now. Not much for the little blackberries and the Himalayan type are still very green. The red & blue huckleberries are coming on strong and in some places they are starting to dry out.

blue huck



red huck



The cascara berries were very disapointing. They are usually ripe by the first of September but I think they will be a few weeks later this year. There also seems to be alot less berries and many buds didn't seem to develope. Pretty sad crop for sure.

cascara



I have a few more pics to post later.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2008, 08:59:52 PM »
Here is an Alder tree on the way to my calling stand.









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Re: notes from field
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 09:16:36 PM »
very nice
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008, 09:23:35 AM »

The cascara berries were very disapointing. They are usually ripe by the first of September but I think they will be a few weeks later this year. There also seems to be alot less berries and many buds didn't seem to develope. Pretty sad crop for sure.

cascara

Are those the bushes that kinda look like a willow but they have berries on em?  I've never know what those were called?  Those berries aren't edible are they?

It's strange... the berry crop on the east side is awesome.  Hucks are unbelievable this year. 

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2008, 09:42:12 AM »
Lot of huck in the huckleberry (no pun intended) but sure not finding much for bears yet.......
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2008, 04:23:54 PM »
BTKR,  Always enjoy your leads in to the hunts and activities associated with more than the kill.... 

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2008, 04:55:04 PM »

The cascara berries were very disapointing. They are usually ripe by the first of September but I think they will be a few weeks later this year. There also seems to be alot less berries and many buds didn't seem to develope. Pretty sad crop for sure.

cascara

Are those the bushes that kinda look like a willow but they have berries on em?  I've never know what those were called?  Those berries aren't edible are they?

It's strange... the berry crop on the east side is awesome.  Hucks are unbelievable this year. 

Most people confuse cascara with alder. You can eat the berries if you want, but you will need lots of to. Their is a reason that it is called Chitum.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2008, 04:55:42 PM »
BTKR,  Always enjoy your leads in to the hunts and activities associated with more than the kill.... 

Thanks, I appreciate it.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2008, 10:26:05 PM »
So I know some felt betrayed by my other CF post.. :dunno:  :chuckle: But here is what Killbilly and I came across tonight.

The Cascara is getting ripe quick.



Here is a shot of two of the three seeds.



Salal berries are also getting ripe.



A shot of Salal seeds.



This little fella walked within 5 yards of us.





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Re: notes from field
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2008, 10:28:37 PM »
Not sure where you went up in CF and got those pic's but the Salal and Cascara I've seen is still green and not close to ripe.  Maybe I am up higher than you guys?

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2008, 11:43:54 PM »
what does porcupine taste like?

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2008, 10:20:25 AM »
I spent three evenings hunting a few places up at work. Haven't wanted to venture too far until the berries are ripe. A few are now but it shouldn't be "good" for another 2 weeks. 4 bears so far but only one worth taking a second look at. I'm going to try for 2 over 300 this year ~ but there's a few bigger ones running around that I see every now and then. All I've got to do is connect. With the new rifle I'm hoping that shouldn't be a problem. Anyways, a few shots of one place:

Looking to the east



Feeding places:



Lots of this stuff around:



And a few of these:

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2008, 01:46:56 PM »
Went out for a bit this morning and made two stands. Mostly scouting. We found an area where the Cascara is full on, but no bear sign.  :dunno: I think we saw about 10 deer and took a few pics as well.

Still spotted. This fella was bedded down with mamma about 30 yards away.



Young yote. 100 yard standing off-hand shot hit it a bit forward and it bounced about until I could put a second in it. Used a hand call this time.



A hatfull of fungus among us. Finally found my first batch of Chanterelles this year. Normally we find some in July but not this year. Next week should be better.



Signs of the times? Not sure how I feel about this since there are no houses around.








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Re: notes from field
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2008, 02:26:25 PM »
The white No Shooting sign are the ones I saw in the area you showed me Billy.  I haven't seen any of the orange No Shooting signs yet though.   

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2008, 02:43:32 PM »
saw a few got close a few times also.........no more details than that....

recommendations.......

after not shooting a rifle for a season and getting a new scope......check the mounts that the smith puts on and double check that there tight, because if they are not tightened all the way they will come loose and you will miss :bash:......miss :bash:.....and miss again :bash:.......

 

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