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2022 Idaho hunting journal
« on: October 09, 2022, 10:11:51 PM »
We have a ton of deer and elk tags between all the people in my family and my hunting partners. 10 deer tags and 3 elk tags. Very ready to hit the woods tomorrow after work and play in them every night until the middle of December! Iíll post pics as we go and let you see some beautiful country along the way. We are not picky hunters, although we save a couple tags for the rut. Our overall goal is to fill the freezers! Pic is of my Australian shepherd Adak out scouting with me today.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2022, 11:11:04 PM »
Cool, best of luck this year!  :)
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2022, 06:27:42 AM »
Canít wait to see your pics

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2022, 07:58:34 AM »
Don't worry ...ill keep your old spot in Washington plenty warm. Hehe LOL. :chuckle:
Hope your after that one you had on cam.
Good luck ,can't wait for pic.👍
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2022, 08:00:47 AM »
That whitetail you posted a while back should keep the adrenaline flowing.  Knowing thatís out there

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2022, 10:16:59 PM »
Been out couple nights this week. Had two soccer games tonight. Yesterday we saw over 70 deer and only 3 bucks. One was definitely a 140Ē ish shooter but it didnít pan out. We did find a cool deadhead. This weekend pretty much if itís brown itís down. We can take either sex elk or deer and Iím focusing on helping my daughter since volleyball is over for her Friday!
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2022, 06:49:25 AM »
Went out last night for a bit and only saw a couple deer, no bucks. We went higher up into the timber out of the valleys. We have permission on over 1000 acres down low but wanted to look for elk as well. Checked a couple trail cams with plenty of pics and didnít have a single animal on them during shooting hours within the last week. The moon and warmer temps are really playing havoc. Couple pics just showing the times of day they are scooting around.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2022, 02:27:00 PM »
I was over there for a few days and I can also attest to the fact that the elk especially were laying pretty low due to the temps


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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2022, 10:06:21 AM »
We went out last night to check cameras on a new property we have permission on and got to the top of the hill about 1/2 mile in and bump, bump, bump. I kicked about a dozen cows out of their bed 🤦🏻‍♂️ This morning was opener of cow season so we quickly backed out and went up this morning. My hunting partner stayed low and my daughter and I went up the ridge and around. Was a great plan, saw deer, moose, a coyote and even 4 cow elk but could put it together. They were trotting away from us in broken timber and didnít present the shot I wanted. Back home for a few hours and head back out this afternoon.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2022, 10:08:10 AM »
Beautiful areaÖ
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2022, 12:50:17 PM »
I'll be following along as I sit in my house wishing I was in the field looking for critters.  Hopefully next week I can get after it for a bit. 

Good luck to you and all your family. 

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2022, 07:51:59 PM »
Uggggggg, all I have to say is itís been a long time since Iíve missed and it still feels the same 🤢 Had people trespass onto the private land we are hunting tonight and shoot at a cow 250 yards up in front of us. The herd cut down and below us. I sprinted my fat butt, more like an A bad hobble back down the hill where they crossed below us. I need a knee replacement at some point and feel it tonight. Once I got to the bottom where we saw 5 cows and a nice bull cut below us I pushed quickly up the other ridge following them. Got up about 1/4 mile and had a cow standing 100 yards away looking at me. Of course I forgot my trigger sticks in the truck and tried a freehand shot. I now see why Cameron Hanes works out so much lol. As my crosshairs bobbed up and down going across the vitals I squeezed off my shot. I thought it was true but we spent the next hour and half looking and never found a drop of blood. Uggggg itís been years since Iíve missed and it still stinksÖ No matter what itís been fun being in elk and deer everyday. Oh well, up at 4:30 tomorrow and back at it. I think we may fill a doe tag or two tomorrow so we feel better about the start of our season.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2022, 11:43:28 AM »
Took a break from elk hunting this morning and took my buddy whoís never got a big game animal out. We saw 4 bucks and settled on this one. Great first animal! Went in the front of the chest and found the 300 win 150 gr bullet in the back hip.

Side note, Nov. 1st needs to get here, I saw a TOAD 4x4 heavy muley! Watched him at 200 yards just walk away.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2022, 12:04:24 PM »
Nice 👍
Sounds like you guys are having fun

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2022, 10:14:54 PM »
Went out tonight and saw a couple of cow elk and a nice 4 pt whitetail.  I can definitely tell the moon phase is changing. Itís been crazy warm for middle October and hanging meats been hard. Right now Iím putting quarters in 150 qt coolers with a block of ice in a bag wrapped in a towel during the day and hanging outside at night. Check out the outside meat cooler 😎 perfect use for an extra dog kennel. Keeps all the critters away and letís the meat breath and stays dry.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2022, 07:37:37 PM »
Couple nice 4pt whitetail in the cooler and a 3 yr old 5 pt bull. Finally got our first snow and a ton of chanterelle mushrooms!!!
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2022, 06:05:31 PM »
Focused on my daughter this weekend with her second deer tag for unit one in Idaho. Had to be a doe. Iíve never worked so hard for a doe in my life. I know itís a full moon but the deer population up north here seemed horrible low. Not sure what was going on but I told her we couldíve got 10 bucks around our house with as much effort as we put in filling her tag. She made one clean shot on a really large doe. Went in by the eye and out the opposite ear at about 50 yards.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2022, 06:12:56 PM »
Congrats to your daughter.  No meat waisted on that doe.   :dunno:

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2022, 06:23:17 PM »
Congrats to your daughter.  No meat waisted on that doe.   :dunno:

Her VTR in .223 with 77 gr boat tail hollow points did the job pretty good. Skull was all cracked up.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2022, 06:25:55 PM »
Congratulations.  :tup:
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2022, 06:54:02 PM »
Few pics of the weekendÖ
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2022, 06:54:31 PM »
Gorgeous outÖ
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2022, 06:55:40 PM »
Loved our cabin and the area was incredible.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2022, 06:57:15 PM »
Beautiful country 

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2022, 07:02:34 PM »
Did you guys rent a cabin? I wonder if the weather was affecting the deer habits this weekend itís been pretty harsh weather between the snow and wind although it doesnít look like snow was too bad for guys

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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2022, 07:19:00 PM »
Did you guys rent a cabin? I wonder if the weather was affecting the deer habits this weekend itís been pretty harsh weather between the snow and wind although it doesnít look like snow was too bad for guys
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We did rent a cabin it was awesome and cheap. Only $50 a night but with tax and cleaning fee more like $75 a night. Either way it was a great deal. Friday night was crazy, first time I could remember in November having a thunder and lightning storm. Best weather was today, she got it this morning. 
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2022, 08:42:29 PM »
Great thread! Some really cool pictures too. Thanks for taking us along and good luck as the weather changes and things heat up!

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2022, 04:42:48 AM »
Nice thread.   Thanks for taking the time to chronicle your guys adventures. 

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2022, 07:54:49 PM »
Fun weekend, whitetail are definitely turning on. Friday night we had bucks all over us, 6 in total, still waiting for a 150 plus. Saturday we had a couple nice bucks (120-130 class) chasing in the morning near our place but we had to run over to MT for the day. Today we cut wood and saw half dozen WT doe and one mulely right on the valley floor with a 2 pt on her trail.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2022, 06:23:38 PM »
Little guys are rutting heavyÖ
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2022, 06:24:29 PM »
Another couple little guys chasing doeísÖ
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2022, 09:27:21 PM »
Daughter filled her tag tonight. The deer had a healed broken foot on one side. Thinking itís why the antlers all weird on one side. Couple more days and Iím still trying for a monster, I saw him last night.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2022, 09:53:28 PM »
I love it, congratulations 👍

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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2022, 03:09:46 AM »
Nice buck, way to go


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« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2022, 04:40:27 AM »
You guys got the life over there !!!!

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2022, 07:26:35 AM »
Great season so far!!! Awesome deer!

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2022, 06:07:51 PM »
Late cow muzzleloader season has been good! Been seeing dozens of elk every time out with bulls in each herd. Everyone thatís wanted to fill their tag has done so.
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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2022, 07:52:50 AM »
Agree on the antler, right rear leg?

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« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2022, 09:33:19 PM »
Agree on the antler, right rear leg?

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Re: 2022 Idaho hunting journal
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2022, 09:38:49 PM »
Archery opened back up today. I saw my kryptonite two nights ago (of course in between seasons). I can say he is honestly 200+ and a 25Ē wide WT with so much character. Hunted this morning for him, fell asleep when I got home and woke up to late to go out tonight 😂🤦🏻‍♂️ Really hoping it all comes together. I know Iíve passed up stuff this season I never would have dreamed of wanting this guy.
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« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2022, 06:35:56 AM »
Archery opened back up today. I saw my kryptonite two nights ago (of course in between seasons). I can say he is honestly 200+ and a 25Ē wide WT with so much character. Hunted this morning for him, fell asleep when I got home and woke up to late to go out tonight 😂🤦🏻‍♂️ Really hoping it all comes together. I know Iíve passed up stuff this season I never would have dreamed of wanting this guy.
good luck! Canít wait to see pics of him!
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« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2022, 08:50:17 PM »
Archery opened back up today. I saw my kryptonite two nights ago (of course in between seasons). I can say he is honestly 200+ and a 25Ē wide WT with so much character. Hunted this morning for him, fell asleep when I got home and woke up to late to go out tonight 😂🤦🏻‍♂️ Really hoping it all comes together. I know Iíve passed up stuff this season I never would have dreamed of wanting this guy.
good luck! Canít wait to see pics of him!

This was him on the 8th. Opened back up for me on the 10th 😜 Heís only 40 yards in this pic.
If you shoot the first one you will never get that true trophy.

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« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2022, 09:47:28 PM »
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