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Offline Goshawk

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Where were you when...
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:46:51 AM »
Thought I'd try something here.  There's really not a forum that this exactly fits into so I thought I'd start it here and see if it takes off.
Since I've been around a while, this is easier for me than the younger among us.
Use Google Earth to find or post.

So, where were you when you got your first deer?
For me it was at: 4656'37.83"N 12224'19.19"W.

It's amazing to me how much the landscape has changed (developed) over the years.
A better example is where I shot my first pheasants.  It used to be just scotch broom and one gravel pit where folks target shot. Now take a look at it.
47 9'28.78"N 12228'15.32"W


 
You'll never get Bigun's if you keep shooting Littleun's.

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 09:20:44 AM »
Hasn't changed much since I killed my first button buck back in 1991.

41.300967, -94.087595

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 09:22:34 AM »
Interesting project... how to share dropped pin location from google earth?

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 09:35:03 AM »
First deer, 1966
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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 10:49:27 AM »
I dont have gps coordinates but if I did all you would see is houses lol. The landscape has changed a ton. Nice close spots close to town back in the day. Its sad to see things grow up and get developed.
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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 10:59:35 AM »
My first deer the landscape hasn't changed at all, except far fewer deer due to predators.

Won't drop a pin, it's classified.



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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 11:00:25 AM »
ish

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 11:05:51 AM »
I dont have gps coordinates but if I did all you would see is houses lol. The landscape has changed a ton. Nice close spots close to town back in the day. Its sad to see things grow up and get developed.

Mine as well. Private property now with houses  :tdown:
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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 11:34:46 AM »
Brown Town on Palmer Mt.  :dunno: :rolleyes:  Yup it's changed a bit.
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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2021, 06:25:28 PM »
'88. 20yds with a handgun from the hood of a Fiero. Used to be a campground to the right. Different times

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2021, 06:30:47 PM »
'94 First mulie. 70yds with the lever gun

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2021, 06:35:18 PM »
And here was the whitetail. '91 75yds with the '06. Also took my only javelina while carrying out the buck.

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2021, 06:46:07 PM »
About 400 yards from where I killed a buck last year........35 years later. I was devastated when this area was logged and even more so when it became thick, unhuntable ,dog hair reprod. Yet enough time has passed that once again it's a productive area. My Dad is 70 and hunted there before there were any roads. It's pretty strange to try and figure out where we are sometimes because of road changes etc over the years, but also pretty cool to be hunting our longtime family hunting area again

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2021, 08:43:50 PM »
Hasn't changed much since I killed my first button buck back in 1991.

41.300967, -94.087595

Don't forget to add the proper lettering ie, 47 9'28.78"N 12228'15.32"W.  Without that, you'll end up in China using google earth!
You'll never get Bigun's if you keep shooting Littleun's.

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Re: Where were you when...
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2021, 08:50:33 PM »
My first mallard ducks using dad's pump 16ga. I was in third grade and as far as I was concerned, that thing kicked like hell!  I was used to my single shot 28ga, which I still have.  Just about the time I got all shouldered up they flushed. My one "flock shot" resulted in two drakes.  I was beyond thrilled.  Our poor lab never had so many orders shouted out at her as that day.  Dad calmed me down and said, "she's been doing this longer than you, she'll find it" and well she did.  That valley used to be part of a very large farm where we hunted deer, elk, grouse and the occasional jump shooting ducks in that little pond, and the drainage ditch that ran down the middle of it.  The 60's were some of the very best times for me and daddy.  A few years down the road and nothing was more important to him than a full bottle of booze and a neighbor's wife.  Life sort of went south for this kid after that, but I still remember the good times before the booze took it all away from the family.

 4651'7.94"N 12224'43.84"W
You'll never get Bigun's if you keep shooting Littleun's.

 


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