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Offline Bluemoon

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My new Addiction!
« on: November 21, 2019, 10:42:24 AM »
Hunting Whitetails!  I have been very blessed over the years to have shot many nice Blacktails and Mulies.  This was my first year actively hunting Whitetail.  What a blast I had, where the Blacktail and Mulies will stand there and look at you or you can whistle them to a stop. You jump a whitetail and they are gone! No stopping them.  We joked about a ten second rule from when we saw them. You needed to be on target decide if that was the one you wanted or it was gone.  So yes I am now addicted. 
What was fun was learning their escape routes,  I would watch many nice bucks while out Sharptail hunting always take the same routes to where if that route worked for them they would continue with that pattern.  While I didn't get the one I wanted to pursue (Had to come home early for GF's new grandbaby)  I did end up with one worthy of my wall for my first WT Buck.  We ended up filling 13 of 14 WT B tags and 5 of 5 WT Buck tags.  Here are a few Dandys yet small ones to what we saw.
The first one was on the youth hunt with my Taxidermists son Hunter. We jumped him at roughly 30 yards and Hunter piled him up with one shot at 60 yards.  The second one is my dear friend Peter, 10 minutes into opening day I spotted him bedded down at roughly 80 yards. He stood up to stretch and that is all he remembered.  This was also his first WT Buck.  The third one is mine, Something had spooked him at about 500 yards away and he was just trotting my way. When my range finder had him at 200 and still coming I brought up my rifle and down he went without his heart.  Now I am already anxiously awaiting for next year so I may get a "Fix" for my new found addiction.     

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 11:01:34 AM »
White tails are about the only thing I miss about living in New England...other than seeing my mom on a regular basis.
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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 11:12:42 AM »
I'm an excellent side by side driver.
Can interview on request.

Nice heavy buck you got there.

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 03:59:23 PM »
Nice!   They are fun and frustrating at the same time.

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 08:02:22 PM »
2MANY, seeing that we are both in Chehalis we would have to use my Kubota for the interview but it only does about 20 mph. I left the Can Am in Montana.  But I 'm sure it could be discussed over a cup of coffee.

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 08:29:24 PM »
Great bucks and some good shooting too it sounds like! You are going to love living over there!

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 09:13:54 PM »
Thanks Birdguy. We can't wait. Our official closing date is now December 2nd. It got pushed back 2 weeks due to a Mold Abatement.  But everything is now taken care of. I will start taking the first load over between Xmas and New Year's.  Need to go finish up on late season Pheasants and Sharptail. The official move will be right around the first of April.
Very exciting times.
 

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 09:49:04 PM »
2MANY, seeing that we are both in Chehalis we would have to use my Kubota for the interview but it only does about 20 mph. I left the Can Am in Montana.  But I 'm sure it could be discussed over a cup of coffee.

I'm in Chehalis too. Let me know where and when. I'll buy. I need some advice on buying gound in MT.

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 11:03:15 PM »
I just found your posting by chance. Congratulations on your hunting season!

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Most importantly thanks again for all your help on my injured horse last summer. He's still on the mend up in Olympia. Now that deer season is over and I'm finally healthy I'm going to go bring him home after the first of December. He "might" be healed up by this summer. Still has a huge patch of no skin on his leg.

Again, glad one of us had a good season! Hope to run into you soon.

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 05:06:06 AM »
Very nice. Never heard of Bynum but good luck

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 08:02:42 AM »
Great bucks and congrats on the pending move! I think 2021 is the year that I give a big MT whitetail buck some solid effort. 
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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 09:00:52 AM »
 Darn things can get under your skin for sure!
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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 09:18:27 AM »
we switched up to whitetails from mule deer on our annual montana hunt a few years ago. In our area the age and quality of the mule deer has gone down quite a bit(mostly young spindly 4 pints at best) but finding a real mature whitetail is not difficult. Never looked back although I really love hunting mule deer I think we will stay whitetail focused until or if the mulies get a little age on them. Nice bucks! especially the 3rd one  :tup:

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Re: My new Addiction!
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 09:22:48 AM »
Excellent eating too!
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