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Re: notes from field
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2008, 04:05:18 PM »
BTKR, the shrooms were great with the steak. Even better than your 100 yd offhand shot at the Yote after running 50 yds.  I'll wager none of knew he could run.....  one dead yote though.

How did we get scopes mounts on a Notes from the field thread?  :dunno:
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2008, 04:10:15 PM »
well from the field if your gear isnt properly put together than you cant properly hunt in the field.......as proved by me a few times over.......

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2008, 06:05:24 PM »

I sent this from killbillys iPhone

My apologies, I didn't see where you were in the field sending that on your Iphone.
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2008, 06:19:20 PM »
funny guy............seen anything yet?

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2008, 06:29:54 AM »
BTKR, the shrooms were great with the steak. Even better than your 100 yd offhand shot at the Yote after running 50 yds.  I'll wager none of knew he could run.....  one dead yote though.


I bet they tasted even better since you didn't have to go up and get them..lol

Your probably right, I bet most didn't think I could or would run. I was definately out of breath on that one.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2008, 06:37:05 AM »
what does porcupine taste like?
Kinda like tree sap. The one I ate tasted like hell just stuck on a stick over the fire. Was much better cooked in bacop grease in the morning... :chuckle:
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2008, 07:00:49 AM »
what does porcupine taste like?
Kinda like tree sap. The one I ate tasted like hell just stuck on a stick over the fire. Was much better cooked in bacop grease in the morning... :chuckle:

I am guessing you mean "like tree sap smells"?
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2008, 07:57:23 AM »
what does porcupine taste like?
Kinda like tree sap. The one I ate tasted like hell just stuck on a stick over the fire. Was much better cooked in bacop grease in the morning... :chuckle:

You tasted a tree roasted over a fire?   :chuckle:
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2008, 08:51:38 AM »
Well I was gonna say kind of like Gin first, but everyone might have thought I was half in the bag and cooked up a gopher. :chuckle:

No, the fat on the thing ( what little there was) I think had a little of the Pine taste just cooked it over coals. I thought I would just "Mountain Man" it and cook with out any spices just heat and eat... :bdid: Once I added it to bacon grease it tasted like pork. Ha ha :dunno:
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2008, 02:05:23 PM »
I hope you killed that dang thing, I think it should be law, ALL PORKY PINES MUST DIE!!!!! 
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2008, 08:45:35 PM »
It was more of a curiosity thing, , you know "If I had to eat one how is it" deal. I wouldn't try making it regular table fare. I agree I usually pop them if I see them anyway. I heard that in some states F&G promotes shooting all you see.
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2008, 08:47:59 PM »
It was more of a curiosity thing, , you know "If I had to eat one how is it" deal. I wouldn't try making it regular table fare. I agree I usually pop them if I see them anyway. I heard that in some states F&G promotes shooting all you see.

I have heard differing opinions from outdoorsmen. Some say kill everyone and others say they are good survival food.

I hope you killed that dang thing, I think it should be law, ALL PORKY PINES MUST DIE!!!!! 

This one got lucky. We didn't want to fire a shot in this area.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2008, 12:27:24 PM »
Haven't been out much, but we went out for mushrooms, yotes & bears probably in that order. Took a couple pics of the sunrise, tried to poke some holes in some yotes but I couldn't connect and then we picked a few pounds of Chanterelles. Not bad for a quick morning jaunt.







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Re: notes from field
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2008, 12:35:08 PM »
The spur just down the hill from where you guys were me and my brother were heading out and a little coyote went running down the bike trail almost running over it's self.  :chuckle: Besides the one deer that is all we seen.
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2008, 07:43:53 PM »
The spur just down the hill from where you guys were me and my brother were heading out and a little coyote went running down the bike trail almost running over it's self.  :chuckle: Besides the one deer that is all we seen.

Should have cut him in half with that .300. :chuckle:




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2008, 05:32:02 PM »
The 3 day weekend was a mixture of rain and sun on the coast. Saw a few deer, a couple grouse (before season) and had the coyotes howling everynight. I saw 3 bears and Killbilly saw those plus 3 others, one he called in with no weapon around.  :yike: All bears were alone and none were cubs. I missed a small one on Saturday. Called one in that hung up and I never even knew it, but Killbilly saw it. Then in came a whopper bobcat, again just before season. :yike:

Here are a few pics.

The darn brushpickers drying out their rain gear. Can you believe the color? Someone could get killed dressed like that in a bear area.



Gotta love the coast.



It must be tough being a bear in some areas. They are still peeling trees. Normally this is only done in the spring, but we found a bunch that were done in the last week. Summer peels.



Mushrooms were popping up all over. We both got a bag full.



My favorite type of mushroom.





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Re: notes from field
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2008, 01:51:45 PM »
Went out for a little local bear scouting this morning...well actually I went after mushrooms but took my rifle just in case. :chuckle:
Did not see any critters (one grouse but not grouse friendly weapon) but did have some of the best chanterelle picking I have had in a long time. Definitely enough to share. Some were getting dry but I bet after this coming weekends rain the mushrooms will be all over.
I did see alot of Chicken of the Woods this weekend in the Winston unit as well as some Oysters that were a few days past prime.

I saw a couple deer and a few elk and some bear damage in the Winston unit as well as a friendly porcupine.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2008, 09:36:20 PM »
Does the Cascara tree have thorns? We have a tree over here in the Blues that looks similar but am not sure if it is Cascara. Ours over here does have thorns though. Thanks, Brian.

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2008, 06:10:03 AM »
No, no thorns. It is very similar to an Alder in looks. Matter of fact most people confuse the two even at close distances.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2008, 09:22:28 PM »
Perhaps what we have down here is some type of Hawthorne? I do not know but I do know that the bears eat the heck out of them. My first real bear hunt was in 1996 on some private property here in the Blues with the son of the landowner. He took me up to a place on their property that they called "Bear Draw" because the bears congregated there to feed on the berries on these thorny trees. He shot a bear that ran out of the draw and its stomach was full of the berries. Brian.

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Re: notes from field
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2008, 07:36:33 PM »
So the early archery elk season has come and gone. I got about 3 full days in and never got closer than a few hundred yards from elk. My brother missed a 5 pt bull then later the same day he double lunged a cow just before dark. They got it prepped for the night and rode their bikes out. We went back in the next morning to get it out.



On our way out we saw a small bunch that had two bulls that were both "trying" to be 6 pts. We drove around to the other side so two of us could set up on these elk. As we were sidehilling the timber next to an overgrown cut we ran into a ton of fresh sign. We knew they were close. After *censored*footing around and getting into position I could hear a couple guys talking. Thinking they may push the elk to us we waited. And waited. The talking continued, but never moved. I backed out while my partner went on above and around. I walked up to the talking guys and saw that they had the bigger bull down. Apparently the guy was drawing on a cow and the bull started to rake a tree which drew the hunters attention. Needless to say we were too late.
Below is a pic of the smaller one.





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Re: notes from field
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2008, 07:58:01 PM »
grats on the elk billy...good eats.
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Re: notes from field
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2008, 08:06:48 PM »
Yea, he did good and the other two of us got our share.




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Re: notes from field
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2008, 08:26:24 PM »
Today we went out and made a predator stand at first light. Found a crow flyway and hope to bust some on the first. We called for an hour with only a deer to show for it. We did see a couple grouse and picked a ton of mushrooms. We both ended up with about a plastic grocery bag full.







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Re: notes from field
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2008, 05:14:27 PM »
How do you like the "Judge"?  Thought it would make a great hiking/grouse gun.
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