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  • #31
    No travel this year. Just whitetails at home, with grouse, woodcock, pheasant and ducks to spice things up. Two of my boys are now hunting, so I'll hopefully spend a bunch of time as "head guide."

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Ernie View Post

      What hunting plans do you guys have in mind?

      Weapons you intend to use?
      So far my only plans are to hunt deer on our new place. I'll probably shoot some tree rats sometime. I'm also thinking about going after some turkeys, but that will depend on whether or not a flock takes up residence where I can easily get at them.

      On the hardware side, I'll be using my .30-06 Remington 760 and/or a .308 T/C Compass for deer. Ruger 10/22 for squirrels. Mossberg 500c for turkeys.

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      • #33
        RA, do you have a favorite way to cook tree rats? I like them on top of bagels with cheese.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post

          When I lived in Nebraska there was no speed limit and I got a few Pheasant with the car. Unfortunately some body damage. Hit a bird at 90 or 95 and you are bound to get some damage. My neighbor used to take beef East in a semi and bring back lobster and other seafood. One day l was cruising about 85 and he recognized my car and tooted the horn. He blew by me like I was standing still. Maybe a 100mph. Always liked the crate that fell off the trailer when he got back to Nebraska.
          LOL I took a pheasant or two that way driving from Caro or Sandusky to Saginaw. LOL must have been a good neighbor! Some decent steaks or lobster, decent!!

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          • #35
            I reckon I’ll being going after whitetail deer, hogs, squirrels, and rabbits. I’ve been seriously thinking about running a trap line so I can bag a few trash pandas. I’m not sure if I’m hunt waterfowl, turkey, or doves. I think next year I’ll try to get my hands on a cow Elk tag or go after mule deer out in mid west. Never the less I can’t wait!!

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            • #36
              Same old. Elk and mule deer in Colorado late October, whitetail and/or mulies in WA in September - November, waterfowl October-February. Firearm selection not finalized except for the .300 Weatherby for elk, only because it’s charmed. 😎

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              • #37
                WA Mtnhunter, good to hear from you and I hope all is well. So far, this will be the first year in over seventy years I am not planning a big game hunt. Even while on Army active duty I snuck in at least a short hunting jaunt. I am 82 and I cannot hunt the way I like to, stalking tough country after worthy trophies. By Fall resolve may weaken, who knows. How is Beekeeper? Sure miss his contributions. Africa not the same for me. I keep running into checklist hunters who want no hassles and quick rewards. Adventure is avoided, just want to say they have been there. Asia in the old days, just getting there and into the mountains was adventure enough. If you got to sheep country and found a ram that was icing on the cake. Now days in and out with a ram in a few days seems to be the norm. Better stop, am sounding like an old codger. Kindest Regards to all. Plan a hunting adventure now while you are able and hunts are available

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
                  WA Mtnhunter, good to hear from you and I hope all is well. So far, this will be the first year in over seventy years I am not planning a big game hunt. Even while on Army active duty I snuck in at least a short hunting jaunt. I am 82 and I cannot hunt the way I like to, stalking tough country after worthy trophies. By Fall resolve may weaken, who knows. How is Beekeeper? Sure miss his contributions. Africa not the same for me. I keep running into checklist hunters who want no hassles and quick rewards. Adventure is avoided, just want to say they have been there. Asia in the old days, just getting there and into the mountains was adventure enough. If you got to sheep country and found a ram that was icing on the cake. Now days in and out with a ram in a few days seems to be the norm. Better stop, am sounding like an old codger. Kindest Regards to all. Plan a hunting adventure now while you are able and hunts are available
                  Great advice! Thanks for posting your experiences and perspectives on a lifetime of hunting.

                  Have you hunted in Eastern Europe and if so, how was the experience?

                  Please forgive me if I've asked that question of you before now.
                  Last edited by PigHunter; 06-08-2020, 03:45 PM.
                  Trump 2020 - Keep America Great!

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                  • #39
                    Happy, I also managed to get back home and hunt Montana during my three-year Army stint, even when overseas in Korea. Shot an elk and at least one deer every year.

                    I agree entirely. Live the bucket list now. Don't bet on health or the hunting to last till retirement. The down side to living the dream is it is hard when the show is over. Every year I return to Montana with the dogs to hunt birds I always get choked up driving across the state line west of Williston. Because I know I will have to leave again. And I know this will be one less time I'll be returning.

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                    • #40
                      PigHunter, I have not hunted Eastern Europe. I booked then canceled a Russian hunt many years ago. My personality is uncomfortable with most Russians. I mean no disrespect I am usually just uncomfortable with the life style. There are plenty of other place to venture. I have mentioned before I am not a checklist hunter. Evidenced by my taking more Cape buffalo and Elk than anyone I know. I love British but have never hunted England or Scotland, maybe I would feel uncomfortable wearing tweeds. I love hunting our robust, wonderful Rocky Mountains, plus Alaska, Mongolia’s sheep country looking down on the steppes. The various “Stans” Surrounded by the Pamirs Roof top of the World. And of course, my Africa continent every square inch of it, as long as I am camped in wild country far from civilization with animals prowling around my tent at night. The animals rule the night around a proper Safari camp.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
                        PigHunter, I have not hunted Eastern Europe. I booked then canceled a Russian hunt many years ago. My personality is uncomfortable with most Russians. I mean no disrespect I am usually just uncomfortable with the life style. There are plenty of other place to venture. I have mentioned before I am not a checklist hunter. Evidenced by my taking more Cape buffalo and Elk than anyone I know. I love British but have never hunted England or Scotland, maybe I would feel uncomfortable wearing tweeds. I love hunting our robust, wonderful Rocky Mountains, plus Alaska, Mongolia’s sheep country looking down on the steppes. The various “Stans” Surrounded by the Pamirs Roof top of the World. And of course, my Africa continent every square inch of it, as long as I am camped in wild country far from civilization with animals prowling around my tent at night. The animals rule the night around a proper Safari camp.
                        Thank you for the response. I've been curious about the style of hunting in the Czech Republic and Hungary. Perhaps I should plan an African hunt first.
                        Trump 2020 - Keep America Great!

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                        • #42
                          PigHunter, you are welcome. It is my understanding Czech and Hungary like driven hunts especially for boar, they really stack them up. Obviously I am partial to Africa Safari. Either should be a fine trip. I feel Africa is rapidly changing, whereas Hungary will stay the same. Just my two cents. Might add with the uncertainty and risk of world travel suspect hunting trips may be less expensive than normal.
                          Last edited by Happy Myles; 06-08-2020, 08:52 PM.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Happy Myles View Post
                            WA Mtnhunter, good to hear from you and I hope all is well. So far, this will be the first year in over seventy years I am not planning a big game hunt. Even while on Army active duty I snuck in at least a short hunting jaunt. I am 82 and I cannot hunt the way I like to, stalking tough country after worthy trophies. By Fall resolve may weaken, who knows. How is Beekeeper? Sure miss his contributions. Africa not the same for me. I keep running into checklist hunters who want no hassles and quick rewards. Adventure is avoided, just want to say they have been there. Asia in the old days, just getting there and into the mountains was adventure enough. If you got to sheep country and found a ram that was icing on the cake. Now days in and out with a ram in a few days seems to be the norm. Better stop, am sounding like an old codger. Kindest Regards to all. Plan a hunting adventure now while you are able and hunts are available
                            Greetings, Happy!

                            Sounds like you are doing well and sincerely hope that continues. I have scaled back on adventures this year due to the Chinavirus situation. Beekeeper is doing well and I just spoke to him yesterday. We touch base once a week or so. Getting his advice on an ongoing 7 x 57 Mauser rifle project of sorts. Del and 007 are doing well, also. Happy Trails

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                            • #44
                              WAM, please give Del and 007 my regards. Best Wishes to all!

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                              • #45
                                Ate the squirrels last night with a pal who had been hunting with me. He dips his in sauces, barbecue, honey mustard, sweet n sour(from McDonald's) & yum yum. It's not bad. Says he uses gravy like a dipping sauce sometimes as well. Starting to heat up around here & ticks really bad so I'm good till fall, I think. Took my 14 over 4 outings, all with my Ruger pistols. Didn't lose any wounded and only missed twice so I'm satisfied with them. Sorry, didn't take any pics of the food or the hunt this time so will just include standard shot of my Rugers. Took red dot off the 10" but went 3 for 3 with open sights so I'll leave it for now. Stay safe.

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