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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #225 on: October 12, 2017, 10:11:56 AM »
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.

Getting snowed out early this year is s real possibility. Where is all this global warming.  :chuckle:
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #226 on: October 12, 2017, 10:17:05 AM »
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.

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You might want to consider calling Kent.
He might be able to get you in position for a couple of days.
He might have accommodations up there he and you could use between muzzy and riffle.
He knows where a Billy is.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #227 on: October 12, 2017, 10:18:57 AM »
I don't know why he's worried. :dunno: hes a billionaire mod, he could just take his chopper to the top and get dropped off and flown out after he's had his team of "moss back guides" cut and pack out his billy. :chuckle:
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #228 on: October 12, 2017, 10:22:57 AM »
Been thinking it's getting close!  Can't wait to see what you drum up!

At this point, it's getting complicated logistically. I'm hoping to drum up a mature billy. Snow is a thing and getting me snowed out makes me really, really nervous.

Understandable.  As mentioned, this system looks like a squall, then solid weather for a bit.
It will all pan out.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #229 on: October 12, 2017, 10:24:59 AM »
I'm feeling really good about the next 4 days. I'll be up where the goats live when the weather breaks. Hoping it all comes together this weekend. Mother Nature has really put the screws to the Goat Rocks tagholders this year. Feeling like this will be a good weekend for us.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #230 on: October 12, 2017, 10:30:07 AM »
Get a nice one!

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #231 on: October 12, 2017, 10:55:41 AM »
Aim for the white hair.

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #232 on: October 12, 2017, 10:58:06 AM »
Aim for the white hair.

Aim small, miss small!!
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #233 on: October 12, 2017, 11:01:44 AM »
Make it happen - we're all pulling for ya man.  This is your year! :tup:

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #234 on: October 12, 2017, 11:41:26 AM »
Best of Luck!

Should be some better hair on them by now....
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #235 on: October 12, 2017, 01:42:51 PM »
Good luck Josh!

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #236 on: October 12, 2017, 02:16:05 PM »
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #237 on: October 12, 2017, 02:22:50 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll update ASAP. Leaving here tomorrow morning...figured I'd wait till the weather breaks to hike in.
 

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #238 on: October 12, 2017, 02:25:04 PM »
Get sum
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #239 on: October 12, 2017, 02:34:14 PM »
Good luck. Hopefully the fog pushes out and you can see up there.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #240 on: October 12, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #241 on: October 12, 2017, 04:26:14 PM »
Good luck Josh, Give them hell!

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #242 on: October 12, 2017, 05:22:15 PM »
The best of luck bud!! Can't wait to hear your story.
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #243 on: October 12, 2017, 05:47:08 PM »
Get some!
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #244 on: October 12, 2017, 07:20:00 PM »
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #245 on: October 13, 2017, 04:20:17 PM »
Good luck can't wait for the story and pictures

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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #246 on: October 13, 2017, 05:34:11 PM »
Good luck, hope all the pieces fall into place!
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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #247 on: October 15, 2017, 07:36:01 PM »
Well sorry to say that Iím still holding a goat tag.  Queez, one of the other tag holders and I spent the weekend up there. Itís sketchy. Probably close to 3í of snow and super difficult getting around. Spent a bunch of time today trying to will a nice billy off the top of the ridge by camp but no dice. Iím grateful to have been able to spend some time in some very Beautiful country. A goat at this point would be icing on the cake. Enjoy some pics. Sorry that there is not a pic of a dead billy.



Thereís a couple goats up on that ridge.


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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #248 on: October 15, 2017, 07:38:04 PM »
Hereís the goats. Nanny down low in the blue circle. We had a hard time deciding if she was in fact a nanny until we watched her squat to pee. She was biiiggggg.  The billy stayed up on the ridge top just below that rock face the whole time.




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Re: Got an OIL permit long before I'm due.....
« Reply #249 on: October 15, 2017, 07:40:24 PM »
Just means that Billy is going to be that much sweeter of an experience.  Thanks for the update! :tup: