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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #90 on: October 17, 2020, 08:01:12 PM »
Congrats Luke, nice bull!!
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2020, 08:37:51 PM »
Great bull! Congrats!!

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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #92 on: October 18, 2020, 08:44:48 PM »
Nice bull luke. We filled a tag today too. I'll post some pictures later.

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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #93 on: October 18, 2020, 08:47:44 PM »
People get offended at nothing at all. So, speak your mind and be unapologetic.

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Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #94 on: October 18, 2020, 08:47:56 PM »
Awesome. I heard some cows and a couple bulls were taken today.


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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #95 on: October 18, 2020, 09:42:03 PM »
Awesome. I heard some cows and a couple bulls were taken today.




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Yes at least two Bulls not sure about cows, there would have been another cow taken had my rifle not been stowed in the back seat! Look son there's an Elk standing 50 yards off the mainline, oh crap! my rifle is in the back seat...Son watches as Elk walks away while dad fumbles to get rifle out of back seat! Moral of the story always keep your rifle close. Saw a nice fork Buck and a Coyote too! Be back on Tuesday to try again! :)
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #96 on: October 18, 2020, 10:42:19 PM »
I'll put a couple pictures on tomorrow, but here's a shot of when we got to the truck. Long pack out...lol. Ok, only about 120 yards. We also saw a dandy buck taken out today. I'm sure Trophyhunt will post soon.  :tup:
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #97 on: October 18, 2020, 10:58:06 PM »
It was great to meet you guys today, congrats on the bull, absolutely love the color and those fronts are awesome!  Just got done skinning and cleaning a pretty good buck, having a whiskey and will post in a bit.  Again, nice meeting you.
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #98 on: October 19, 2020, 12:33:13 AM »
The green river water shed is doing pretty good this year, good bulls some cows and the buck my dad and I took today.  The number of deer seen by us in 2 days was, 1 doe and 2 bucks. We saw two cows today and one spike bull.  I hope the rest of the buck tag holders find their dream bucks!  We found a good buck today, spent all day Learning roads and burning diesel.  Around 3 pm we found a really nice clear cut that covered lots of ground, decided to stay till dark.  While Glassing I found a white elk  shed About 200 yards uphill right at the tree line.  Well, my butt has been getting kicked on shed hunting the past couple years, so no way was I going to leave it laying there for those damn  Chipmunks to keep chewing on! Little did I know I was within 150 yards of a good buck! I forgot to mention that it poured all morning, by the time I got back to the truck, I was soaked from the waist down, but i broke my losing streak!

Side note-  my dad has diabetes, itís a constant struggle to keep his blood sugar levels good. This tag was his disabled buck tag. On October 3rd this year he took his first bull with the little Naches disabled tag. He will be 78 tomorrow.
So when I get back to the truck with my chalky shed, I see my day eating every thing he brought that has sugar and drinking as much orange juice as he can. His blood sugar was at 60, I think 40 is dangerous.  He was shaking and confused, scared me and I said letís just road hunt out of here.  Well, I had to take one last glass into the cut, 345 yards out I see something odd.  Itís so odd I have to keep looking, I shut off the truck to keep all vibrations as low as possible to focus on what looked odd. With my 10x42 Binos , that tiny little white patch Kept looking like a suspect.  I walked about 20 yards closer, rested my binos on my shooting sticks, and confirmed what my mind was trying to tell me, I was looking at a white faced ghost! 
Iíve been blacktail hunting since I was 18, Iím 51 now and Iíve never seen a better buck in my optics. I look at my dad and give him the wide open arm, silent, holy sh*t sign!  So I get back in the truck and we discuss what to do, he tells me to take him. Iím severely conflicted, I want nothing more than to see him take a buck but he is not in good shape. He says, look at me (shaking), I canít make the shot. Decision time, do I shoot his deer for him, or wait for another day? He tells me again, take him son!  We decided I should take this deer, I was shaking like a leaf, the coffee I just drank didnít help with that!
I drove down the road enough to make it a 200 yard shot, gun on shooting sticks, turn scope up to 6 power and put the cross hairs on him. He was still bedded down looking at us.  Boom! Took me about 30 seconds to pull the trigger on that first shot, couldnít quit shaking! He jumped up, did a walk backwards dance and I put one more in him. My first shot was money, didnít know it at the time so a second shot was sent, that shot was bad, broke his hip and messed up some good meat. But, he was down!
I heard my dad yelling, he saw that last flip of the deer and go down, he was more excited than I was (maybe!). After my last shot, I saw a really nice 2 point stand up, he didnít leave till I was 40 yards away from him. My dad and I hugged and well, we just embraced the moment. This year has been beyond what I can explain. The day before we got the call that he was cancer free, his first elk, my biggest blacktail ever, what is next??  He has one more permit to fill, a second deer (doe) tag for the desert unit.  Sorry for the long story, just feeling good right now. Thanks to igotanewknee and his guys for help loading our deer, was great to talk with you guys and enjoy each otherís success.  What a day!
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #99 on: October 19, 2020, 12:34:44 AM »
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #100 on: October 19, 2020, 12:36:46 AM »
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #101 on: October 19, 2020, 12:38:16 AM »
Just realized my dad took short videos instead of pics!! 
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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #102 on: October 19, 2020, 05:25:54 AM »
Beautiful buck Jerry. Even more impressive looking at that beast in person. It was nice meeting you and your dad up there, maybe see you guys later this week.

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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #103 on: October 19, 2020, 06:38:19 AM »
Couple more pictures. Now to get one for my daughter and
 maybe a bear...Again, could not be happier!!
And most of all, thank you to everyone who were nice enough to give us information on this hunt.

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Re: Who's hunted Green River 485?
« Reply #104 on: October 19, 2020, 06:50:27 AM »
Great buck Jerry.
And great bull too. Looks like a nice heavy one.


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