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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:

I was supposed to go hunt in Colorado this year with my brother..... Then my brother got diagnosed with cancer so maybe Colorado next year.......
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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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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 06:30:49 PM »
So just got back from the doc.  He ordered up xrays which I got those done today to.  He is pretty confident that I tore my meniscus.  Just not sure how bad.  Still going out this weekend.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 06:51:33 PM »
That sucks Russ.


Haven't even started this years preparations. Been averaging 75 hours a week since I got back from AZ in July and don't know when I will get laid off :tup:.
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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 07:59:15 PM »
So just got back from the doc.  He ordered up xrays which I got those done today to.  He is pretty confident that I tore my meniscus.  Just not sure how bad.  Still going out this weekend.

Ive had that fixed.  I could still hunt but was just slower getting up and down the mountain.  Flat land didn't give me too many problems.  Takes about a month to get full strength back in the knee after surgery.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 08:25:02 PM »
Got one the most important things finished for muzzy camp.

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Re: How is everyone's preparations going?
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2017, 05:11:52 AM »
So just got back from the doc.  He ordered up xrays which I got those done today to.  He is pretty confident that I tore my meniscus.  Just not sure how bad.  Still going out this weekend.

Ive had that fixed.  I could still hunt but was just slower getting up and down the mountain.  Flat land didn't give me too many problems.  Takes about a month to get full strength back in the knee after surgery.
Had my right knee done 3 years ago during this time.  Was out late season.

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