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Paul

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End of deer season
« on: November 30, 2011, 05:14:17 PM »
Well guess that's her, 5 years now didn't harvest a deer, guy gets fussy in his old age I suppose. But it was a fun season for the time I did get out. Congrats to all those who took a deer or two this year. Not much left to do now and get back to work until....

ICE FISHING!!!

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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 05:29:14 PM »
Well I'm right there with you Paul, I think its been about 3 years for me now.. I never even got to get out this year, a couple afternoons in my blind for about a grand total of 4 or 5 hours of deer hunting. Oh well maybe next year..  Now its work and the odd day of ice fishing. Not sure if we are going to have much time off this winter or not may be a long haul after the Christmas break,, couple months until any time off who knows ??.. Atleast I will be farther north and maybe able to sneak off to the odd lake for a quick fish..


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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 06:17:33 PM »
Yup, another hunting year gone.  It is all a blurr for me.  Summer fishing runs into hunting and that runs right into ice fishing.  No rest for the Alberta sportsman.  Time to start posting on that ice fishing section I guess.  I didn't shoot the buck I wanted to this fall but got a good average WT buck to extend my buck a year streak to about 20 now.  Ended up eating my muley draw tag this year by getting too picky.  Time to start planning for next fall.

Kudos to everyone who got out in the field carrying on the hunting tradition.

Walleyes, you are excused on the deer hunt since you got out with your boys on that awesome moose hunt.  ;)
And Paul, no more missing those elk ever again.... ;)
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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 01:29:55 PM »
Not much left to do now and get back to work until....

ICE FISHING!!!

What do you mean UNTIL icefishing.  We've been out on the ice now for a couple of weeks.  I think I have more time in icefishing this year than I do deer hunting... ;D

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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 02:08:00 PM »
Usually I'm a little glum at the end of the season, you wait 9 months for it to begin and it goes by in a blur. I was quite content after getting my bull moose this year and decided to try for a big white tail buck. I passed on bucks I would have normally pulled the trigger on and just enjoyed the chase. I did kill a white tail doe using my 45/70 with bullets that I cast, which was a goal for me this year.

My wife decided this year she wanted to try and take a deer, could have knocked me over with a feather when she announced this. 34 Years together and she has never showed an interest in killing anything. Try as I might I could not get her onto a deer where we had a chance at a shot, she and I were a little disappointed but that's how it goes. But an end result is that I was able to get her her own rifle, a Tikka 243 and she is head over heels excited about it. She's really into the reloading aspect and now I can't keep her out of the man cave ::).

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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 09:08:53 PM »
Been a couple of years since I shot one too. Last WT I shot was in 2007- he went 191+ typ gross. Last MD I shot was a blackpowder kill in 2009- he went 184+ typ gross. Last season, I had the entire rifle season off, however, I was licking my wounds from a plane crash, so my hunting opportunities were limited!!

So that said, I don't feel sorry for myself. However, this year was pathetic. Only WT's I saw that got the blood pressure up was the first day of bow season, and didn't see them again.

Wainwright bound for the first rifle season. Can't wait. Going with my Dad and two friends that have never hunted the base. I've been there a few times. I know what its about. I don't care if I take a deer. We'll have a blast!

And......trapping season is under way. Always an adventure to be had.
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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 10:12:38 AM »
Still a few days left here for deer season. This is the first year I haven't hunted Alberta for a long time. Did manage to score a 4x4 WT here and don't know if I'll have time to  fill my WT doe or cow elk tag. If I don't, I'm not worried, we're cutting up my moose on Sunday so I'll have lots of meat.

I enjoy hunting here in Sk, especially being so close to every ungulate species Sk has to offer and able to hunt moose on a general tag. No more long waits for draw moose!!!

Congrats to everyone who bagged there WTails and other animals. The hunting season seems to fly by so quick and alot of guys have limited time to fill their tags. Nice to see the young fellers out there carrying on the tradition.
Paul you couldn't of had too much time to hunt WT, that is one animal I never had trouble filling my tag. Lots of them around, better luck to you next year !

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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 01:29:12 PM »
It was a great season.  I helped my 69 year old Dad get a WT buck, MD buck (his first) and a moose.  Managed to tag a MD buck and Doe with the bow so I had a little bit of success myself.  With my Dad's renewed interest in hunting, I am able to become a Whitetail trophy hunter as he is becoming the meat maker.  LOL  Havent killed a Whitetail since 2009 when he started joining me.  Gotta get one bigger than this one now.  LOL 

For me the indoor archery season begins with most shoots being held throughout the province in Jan, Feb and March with my final indoor shoot being nationals in Fort St John this year (april 6-8).  I will post some pics of my Dad's critters a little later when I got some time.  I am sure I will slip in a few days of icefishing with the kids as well.  LOL

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Re: End of deer season
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 06:02:55 AM »
Yah I here you about getting fussy. Depending on what I have in the freezer will let me decide on that last couple of days in the season 140- 150 that crosses my path from now on. Hopefully the winter stays mild and few more preds get hammered to help the deer through to next fall.