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Offline LittleKiller

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Oops, Wenaha.
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:05:41 PM »
Well, my father (willapawapiti) and I put in for spring bear every year. Every year we confidently check the results for the simple, but exciting word, Ďselected.í Every year, for the last six years, thereís that bugger of a three letter word in front of it... NOT selected. UNTIL THIS YEAR!

I always put in for the Dayton unit. This year while selecting I decided to throw in Wenaha as my #2 pick. After my dadís bull tag and several family hunting trips to the area, it just felt like picking an old friend. That is, until I got drawn. It was only at this time did I remember how steep and bitter cold it can be. Funny how that works. Had to break the news to my dad that in a last minute move of brilliance (or...?) I made a second pick and we wonít be stomping around Dayton. He took the news in stride, and Iím making sure my body is on the same page as my brain: ready to hike! We are conducting our due diligence as far as learning the accessibility this time of year, and bear behavior for the coming months.

Iím so eager, as Iíve been dreaming for years of a nice big bear hide and a yearís supply of bear breakfast sausage. Letís be honest, itís the adventure and the story that get me most excited. Iím ready for the challenge, and looking forward to having my best hunting buddy, my father, along for the adventure we have waited 7 years for!

I wish the rest of the permit holders luck, and hope to update you with photos in the coming month(s)!


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Re: Oops, Wenaha.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 10:19:30 PM »
Pretty great mistake in my book.  Hope you both have a great hunt.

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Re: Oops, Wenaha.
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 10:42:08 PM »
Pretty great mistake in my book.  Hope you both have a great hunt.

Unexpected, but never a mistake, I have so many memories there! Iím still laughing, though. Thank you!


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Re: Oops, Wenaha.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 10:46:03 PM »
Good luck! Maybe See u over there. Buddy and I drew going in May.  Have pounded it quite a few times.   

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Re: Oops, Wenaha.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 11:05:10 PM »
Should be some fun times for you guys. Wish our trips over lined up a little better.


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Re: Oops, Wenaha.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 11:09:12 PM »
Congrats on drawing a great tag! With a little work, you will have no problem filling your tag :tup:
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

 

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