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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #150 on: June 07, 2018, 06:29:53 AM »
Shoot straight
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #151 on: June 07, 2018, 09:19:15 AM »
Thx !   Loaded up some fresh 300 grain SMK’s.  Dialed in.  Just need weather to cool without fogging over.

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2018, 12:01:14 PM »
I'll be up there sat an Sunday again. So may see you there.


Thx !   Loaded up some fresh 300 grain SMK’s.  Dialed in.  Just need weather to cool without fogging over.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #153 on: June 07, 2018, 12:24:09 PM »
We will be camped just below u fri.  Heading back home sat evening. With weather sat should be good.

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2018, 01:35:21 PM »
Stew,

Those two yellow bears look awesome.  Hope you connect.  Looks like a lot of snow has cleared.  I wanna go!

Silk: "I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!" Made me laugh; best thing I've read on the internet in awhile--except for maybe Scott's baby.  I like babies.

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #155 on: June 08, 2018, 04:15:34 PM »
Stew,

Those two yellow bears look awesome.  Hope you connect.  Looks like a lot of snow has cleared.  I wanna go!

Silk: "I missed a couple times on a bear in the Wenaha once...cost me a couple grand and I learned a new skill set!" Made me laugh; best thing I've read on the internet in awhile--except for maybe Scott's baby.  I like babies.
Haha, thanks Shawn

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #156 on: June 09, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »
Well my daughter made it for a few hours today. She's tough for 7. Dropped her off in Dayton and am back at it till dark.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #157 on: June 09, 2018, 11:42:53 AM »
I was feeling pretty tuff hiking up in that cold drizzle a couple miles then saw your lil princess up there like it twas nothin.  She is a trooper. Dang fog.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #158 on: June 09, 2018, 03:16:57 PM »
I'm looking west, where am I.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #159 on: June 09, 2018, 04:59:19 PM »
I did it. I outlasted mother nature. I beat her, crushed her some would say. Smoked her like a swisher sweet.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #160 on: June 09, 2018, 05:02:50 PM »
Sideways snow and sleet. Mother nature, I apologize. I was just kidding.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #161 on: June 09, 2018, 05:18:57 PM »
Crushing mother nature never works out so well...

Thanks for all the pics.  Keep at it.  Great for taking your daughter.

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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #162 on: June 10, 2018, 10:40:51 AM »
Well this morning was miserable, 40 mph sustained, snow , sleet, fog, colder than crap. Fog just lifted but not for long. Sun is coming through in places. That's it for me.
Had a great time getting a bear with my buddy. Shot at one myself. Saw others and just couldn't connect. I get the enjoyment out of all these trips, but have to say I'm disappointed in myself. I should have been able to make it happen with my experience and knowledge of the west Wenaha. I can't shake the feeling of I could have tried harder. We don't get to many chances through life so each one feels a bit more important ya know. Leaving a tag on the table, especially a predator tag doesn't feel good. I'm on my way out now and my brain is telling me every log and dark spot is a bear. Funny how when you love what we love so much you never want to stop.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #163 on: June 10, 2018, 11:04:01 AM »
You gave it more than most, and most wont fill their tag much less try as hard as you have.  Spending time in that country is well worth it, you’ll be back someday.
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Re: Spring in the Wenaha
« Reply #164 on: June 10, 2018, 11:11:07 AM »
Goodtimes ! The weather for us was critical - need cloudy nites, cloudy days this time of year.   Sunny or foggy days resulted in zero sightings and then need low wind too with the swirling canyons and limited chance of a follow shot.  Had my chance at a huge one and muffed it with equipment malfunction combined with  bad luck hitting a limb but appreciated buddys getting me in the spot to be successful.  Next time I will just go when weather is likely to be optimal or hike in early on the snow when sunny days are less a problem.