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Author Topic: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"  (Read 11297 times)

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #105 on: November 20, 2019, 06:57:11 AM »
Boy, that buck is a beauty. Congratulations.
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2019, 01:56:25 PM »
Well my season is winding down. I've only had a single weekend off since Aug 10th and I'm starting to feel it. This thanksgiving weekend found me back in Idaho helping our little buddy keegan on his late elk tag. Weather was brutal cold and the snow was ridiculously deep. There was almost 3ft on the valley floor and up on the ridges where he shot his bull it was waist deep.  I haven't had a packout that miserable in a long time.  It ended up being 2,8000ft of elevation in a little under 1.5 miles. Really rocky terrain that was hidden under all that snow made for a stumbling, sliding, miserable up and down.  Keegan's dad has a completely torn rotator cuff so wasn't able to pack anything. Between keegan and kayden they don't weigh 220lb between the two of them :chuckle: I ended up with two hind quarters and a front, all boned out, and one side of the neck. Kayden had a shoulder and backstraps and keegan took more trim and his head.  It just flat sucked but it's so rewarding to see these boys grow as hunters and woodsmen.
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #107 on: December 02, 2019, 01:04:58 PM »
Keegan doesn't even look like the same kid. That's so awesome.
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2019, 01:19:40 PM »
Keegan doesn't even look like the same kid. That's so awesome.

yeah he has really shot up in the last 6 months. Missing a chunk of lung really slows him down though. We killed that bull at 9,000ft and he was really sucking wind. He is tough as nails though. He goes in for his first rib plate adjustment procedure here in a few weeks. All the growing has him back in some discomfort in that area.
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #109 on: December 03, 2019, 07:52:11 AM »
Well my season is winding down. I've only had a single weekend off since Aug 10th and I'm starting to feel it.

You're married correct? How in the heck are you managing to hunt that much without coming home to divorce papers?  You must have a rockstar of a wife.

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #110 on: December 03, 2019, 08:27:00 AM »
Awesome year.  Love seeing the kids out there and doing a fantastic job.  You rock Karl!!
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #111 on: December 03, 2019, 09:18:32 AM »
Well my season is winding down. I've only had a single weekend off since Aug 10th and I'm starting to feel it.

You're married correct? How in the heck are you managing to hunt that much without coming home to divorce papers?  You must have a rockstar of a wife.
she has a really great boyfriend. Took me a while to find her the right one but now I'm free and clear to hunt all I want  :chuckle:

Seriously though, I didn't just start hunting this much. It's how it's been since the day she signed on. She is a strong independent woman who doesn't need me to be entertained. Honestly I hunt less now then I used to when we first got together. I used to waterfowl pretty dang hard and coyote hunted a few days a week. Trying to find big deer has taken priority over the other stuff so now I've dropped all small game and traded that in for more deer tags. I try and be the best husband and father I can be in the off season so i can get away with being the worst come fall :chuckle:


Awesome year.  Love seeing the kids out there and doing a fantastic job.  You rock Karl!!
thank you Fred! The kids stuff always makes my season special! Gotta train em up so they can start spotting and packing for me  :chuckle:
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #112 on: December 03, 2019, 09:27:09 AM »
Great thread Karl.  Looks like an awesome year.

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2019, 09:51:38 AM »
Yes folks Karl gets it done like a one footed man in an ash kicking contest.

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #114 on: December 04, 2019, 08:58:07 AM »
Great thread Karl.  Looks like an awesome year.
Thanks Doug  :hello:


Yes folks Karl gets it done like a one footed man in an ash kicking contest.
  :chuckle: I'm up to a foot and a halfish now
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2019, 10:02:18 AM »
Great thread Karl.  Looks like an awesome year.
Thanks Doug  :hello:


Yes folks Karl gets it done like a one footed man in an ash kicking contest.
  :chuckle: I'm up to a foot and a halfish now

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2019, 10:23:20 AM »
I believe he would rather be Tyrion Lannister then a hobbit.

That dudes got game.

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2019, 11:11:51 AM »
I believe he would rather be Tyrion Lannister then a hobbit.

That dudes got game.
He canít be Tyrion... heís bald!

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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #118 on: December 07, 2019, 10:24:35 AM »
Idaho is very wet and very cold 8)
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Re: 2019 Season: "It's not that bad guys, it only hurts if I walk on it"
« Reply #119 on: December 07, 2019, 12:04:30 PM »
Heck of find...those are hard to see unless you watched it eject from the gun... :tup:

 


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