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How is everyone's preparations going?
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:39:29 PM »
Hope everyone is getting ready for elk season.  This year I am super excited I got a multi season elk tag.  I figure this could be the year to get my first ever elk. :tup: Well hit the brakes there vern.  Looks like I may have tore my meniscus in my left knee.  Almost 4 years from doing the same thing to my right knee.  I can tell you I didn't do it doing something crazy or working out or running.  I was lifting a case of water from a cart at Costco into the back of my car.  Hyper extended my knee pop and straight pain like a knife through my knee.  Still going to try and get out there.  Muzzy on my buddies property in October.  See what the docs have to say in midst of hunting.  Ice and Aleve for now.  Hope everyone has an successful year.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 01:43:53 PM »
Hope everyone is getting ready for elk season.  This year I am super excited I got a multi season elk tag.  I figure this could be the year to get my first ever elk. :tup: Well hit the brakes there vern.  Looks like I may have tore my meniscus in my left knee.  Almost 4 years from doing the same thing to my right knee.  I can tell you I didn't do it doing something crazy or working out or running.  I was lifting a case of water from a cart at Costco into the back of my car.  Hyper extended my knee pop and straight pain like a knife through my knee.  Still going to try and get out there.  Muzzy on my buddies property in October.  See what the docs have to say in midst of hunting.  Ice and Aleve for now.  Hope everyone has an successful year.

Sorry to hear that. Hope for a speedy recovery.



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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 01:48:56 PM »
Hope everyone is getting ready for elk season.  This year I am super excited I got a multi season elk tag.  I figure this could be the year to get my first ever elk. :tup: Well hit the brakes there vern.  Looks like I may have tore my meniscus in my left knee.  Almost 4 years from doing the same thing to my right knee.  I can tell you I didn't do it doing something crazy or working out or running.  I was lifting a case of water from a cart at Costco into the back of my car.  Hyper extended my knee pop and straight pain like a knife through my knee.  Still going to try and get out there.  Muzzy on my buddies property in October.  See what the docs have to say in midst of hunting.  Ice and Aleve for now.  Hope everyone has an successful year.

Sorry to hear that. Hope for a speedy recovery.
When I tore it in my right knee it was right before archery season.  Had surgery done the end of September and was lucky enough to get out late season deer and get my first ever black tail. Crossing my fingers this one doesn't feel as bad but it hurts like the heck.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 01:51:26 PM »
Dang you Murphys law!!!
Dang you straight to heck!!!!

Sorry about your knee.
Don't forget that acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) can be taken simultaneously.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 01:54:18 PM »
Dang you Murphys law!!!
Dang you straight to heck!!!!

Sorry about your knee.
Don't forget that acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) can be taken simultaneously.
Best of luck.
Found that out when I injured my right knee  :tup:
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 03:18:14 PM »
Oh no, Russ! Hopefully they can stitch you up quickly.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 03:59:41 PM »
I've been busy prepping things for the fall hunts, we'll be ready for it all to start Sept 1 for us, can't wait!
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 04:20:32 PM »
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 04:48:54 PM »
Me and this guy have a date come September. Nothing better then a old Roosevelt :drool:

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 06:17:59 PM »
Are they planning on doing surgery? if the tear is minor and just needs a little clean up, You might be able to walk immediately.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 06:42:19 PM »
Kinda fat and out of shape this year... but I'm shooting better than ever and I'm still stubborn so I'll still go where I want it's just gonna suck a little more than usual   :chuckle:

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 07:05:02 PM »
Are they planning on doing surgery? if the tear is minor and just needs a little clean up, You might be able to walk immediately.
Waiting on the va for an appt. 

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 07:26:02 AM »
I got some good news on Friday.  Back last year I was the acting supervisor while my supervisor was recovering from and stroke.  This year he retired and I applied for the job.  I officially got offered the job and accepted.  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:   I get to supervise myself here at my shop and 2 radio techs down in Vancouver.  We will be hiring techs for my area which is the Olympic NF and Mt Baker/Snoqualmie NF.  Keep an eye open because I will post the job opening when it is released.  Hopefully this will lead to good luck in my hunting season.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 07:34:57 AM »
Sorry to hear about the knee, Russ. I hope you're able to repair and hunt. Don't screw it up worse though.

The 1st anniversary of my hip replacement was yesterday. I didn't hunt big game last year for the first time in almost 50 years. Over the last year, I gained 25 lbs by eating everything. The last two months, I've lost that 25 back and hopefully a few more by next week. I know during the season, I'll lose at least another 10, so that's good. My shooting is good. My legs are strong, although the hip aches if i don't stretch all the time. I bought a pop-up from a nice member this year for $1K and spent another $1K getting it serviced and repaired. Ouch! But, I didn't need any gear. I'll be packing everything this weekend ready for my first-ever 2 week elk and deer trip with my new friend Cab. I'm psyched. We're hunting a new area.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 08:14:11 AM »
Sorry to hear about the knee, Russ. I hope you're able to repair and hunt. Don't screw it up worse though.

The 1st anniversary of my hip replacement was yesterday. I didn't hunt big game last year for the first time in almost 50 years. Over the last year, I gained 25 lbs by eating everything. The last two months, I've lost that 25 back and hopefully a few more by next week. I know during the season, I'll lose at least another 10, so that's good. My shooting is good. My legs are strong, although the hip aches if i don't stretch all the time. I bought a pop-up from a nice member this year for $1K and spent another $1K getting it serviced and repaired. Ouch! But, I didn't need any gear. I'll be packing everything this weekend ready for my first-ever 2 week elk and deer trip with my new friend Cab. I'm psyched. We're hunting a new area.
Good luck  :tup:   Hope things are successful for you this year.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 08:34:23 AM »
Kinda fat and out of shape this year... but I'm shooting better than ever and I'm still stubborn so I'll still go where I want it's just gonna suck a little more than usual   :chuckle:
:yeah: Pretty much where I'm at, minus the improved shooting  :chuckle:

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 08:44:09 AM »
Kinda fat and out of shape this year... but I'm shooting better than ever and I'm still stubborn so I'll still go where I want it's just gonna suck a little more than usual   :chuckle:

We're in the same boat bud! Usually am in better shape by this time every year, this year not so much. like you, I go where I want mainly, it just sucks real bad.  :chuckle:


Sorry hear about your knee Russ, I usually throw my back once  a year tying my boots. Around hunting season, I sit down to tie them and stand up ever so gently.  :chuckle:
hope you can still get out there! :tup:
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 12:19:24 PM »
Pretty much have everything in the pack, bow shooting well, just need time to get out and scout the backup hunting areas.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2017, 01:07:35 PM »
I'm ready to roll with whatever part of 346 is left after the burn - assuming it isn't still burning in October.  I have two very solid spots that haven't burned yet, but even if they burn the elk have to be somewhere.

I ended up with a new Exo 2000 pack and am loving it so far, I'll end up training with sandbags as opposed to scouting for at least the next week.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 01:27:05 PM »
I'm in the planning stages of my hunts. I have A tags for deer and elk in MT as well as will play in Wa for two days during archery, it's the only two days of wa archery elk I'll be able to hunt.

My plans as of now are sept 20-30 solo in mt chasing elk with a bow. If I find a particular whitetail I found last year I'll switch tactics and try to get him. Otherwise I'm going back to MT in November for rifle deer.

As far as training I am heavier than last year but have been doing way more hiking so it probably evens out. Also for the last few months have been shooting out my back door at a block for at least 15 good shots daily from kneeling or standing.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2017, 06:56:28 PM »
I have done the bare minimum, and am impressed with myself that I have been able to accomplish that much this year.  Out of shape but not heavy.  Barely practiced at shooting but hitting the target mostly where I want.  Barely scouted but hunting extremely familiar grounds.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2017, 08:20:48 PM »
Good luck on your recovery!!!   :tup:

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2017, 08:33:06 PM »
Good luck on recovery and I feel your pain I've been chasing a big bull for 2 years archery hunting but I tore my peck muscle off my arm and had surgery. So no bowhunting for me this year

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2017, 10:14:35 PM »
Watching my preparation and my back-up plan burn up! I guess that's a lesson for the future, always have a 2nd back up plan!

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 10:24:00 PM »
Well,  was taking a few final Practice shots today and pulled the bow back for the last shot and thought I felt limbs cracking. Let off and look down to see about half of the windings on my cable we're broken and frayed out. Done-zo, checked all locals spots up north with no luck and headed for home.

Big shout out to Mike at Grizzly Archery in Yakima, had what I needed and went out of his way to get me operational. Sight in tommorrow and should be back on track, only down 1 opening morning.  Plan B will work I guess. :chuckle:
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