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Trips 2013
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:40:30 AM »
Just curious what everyone has planned this year for special hunting trips. fishing, and camping.  I am pretty excited about this year.  Last year was a tough one came off the road and moved into a supervisor position so went down to one vehicle.  Had allot of home reno's and postive land scaping (to prevent water issue's) to get done so my time out was limited. This year will be different plans are so far

- Hoping to do some ice fishing with some buddies soon.
- Buying a used camper got one lined up for April as long as nothing falls through
- Getting my new Prime Centroid in March or so.
- Shooting in the MOAS in March
- Lots of scouting trips as soon as the snow melts. Set up a few more blinds, stands etc.
- Lots of camping and fishing out Edson Way and into BC can't wait to get the little one out (just shy of two). Got the Back Road Mapbook out and planning on checking out some new areas. 
- Dad moving back from NS in June so another hunting partner back and he is starting archery.
- Starting to book my day's off at work for hunting trip's already. Things are looking up.

What's everyone else got planned.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 07:45:19 AM by sporthunting »

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 11:38:46 AM »
Lots planned.

-Oktoberfest in Munich (not hunting or fishing, but still noteworthy)
-Junior turns 12 at the end of May, so spring bear hunting for sure
-West coast salmon fishing
-ice fishing as much a possible. Hopefully another 4-5 day trip up north
-wolf trapping as always
-spending the fall sheep and deer hunting with Junior and others
-can always hope to hit the jackpot and win a tag in the Arizona Super Lottery

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 12:25:00 PM »
Still going to be pretty busy around the new place this summer between work shifts but it should be a little slacker. I have the necessities done now its just work at my will,, well to a point some stuff has to get done by summers end. But I do hope to get in a few trips.

- Really want to do at least a couple local camping trips around home to some local lakes.
- most likely will do the annual fishing trip out to the island in late July some time.
- Moose trip in Oct, may head to a new area this fall depends if I can get in a scouting trip in May before draws come out,, we will see.
- Normal chasing Whities this fall, going to start earlier this fall (we can start with rifle beginning of Sept where I am). This will be the all of my 190 whity

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 04:01:33 PM »
I want to do some fishing and some more fishing and some more fishing and, well,  right up until it's time to go hunting.

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 01:34:29 PM »
I started thinking about this seriously in the last little while too.  For some summer holidays I am considering a few things for the major trips:

1. Trip back up to the Yukon but this time in the Jeep so we can get back off the main roads a bit more.  We loved it there when we went 3 years ago.  Maybe even the Dempster.

2. Trip to Manson Creek, BC area for a bit of fishing and some gold prospecting.  I kind of caught some gold fever.

3. Thinking about pulling the boat up to northern Sask for a week of fishing.  Maybe book a cabin at a lodge.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 01:37:19 PM by AxeMan »
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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 01:53:13 PM »
Wifey and I enjoy camping and fishing.

Some lakes we plan on going to..

Fickle..
Bear..
Iosegun..
Wabamun..
Buck..(south)
Rock..

btw....I love working 6 on 6 off.. ;)

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 10:23:25 PM »

Last year my wife and I did a quick trip to the Yukon but we did not have a boat and did not see nearly enough.  We are planning to go up again this summer and do more fishing and hiking. (we will stop to soak in the hot springs along the way AxeMan)

My daughter is starting a job as a nurse in "Kashachewan" on James bay in N. Ont.  We will go there for a visit and some fishing.

I'll have to sit down with my son and sort out what draws we will apply for and plan some hunting together.  I'll also have to plan out what zone I want to  apply for in Sask.

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 10:40:32 PM »
Deerman, you are right.  A quick trip to the Yukon just doesn't cut it, it just leaves you wanting to go back for more.  A guy needs a whole summer up there to take it all in.
If you can sit in the Liard hotsprings and soak you are a better man than me; they are so hot I thought I was a lobster in a pot for a while.  I couldn't stop thinking about that horrific bear attack that happened on that wooden boardwalk back in 1997.  It kind of creeped me out that a couple of people were killed there. Good thing the one fellow had a 30-30 and saved a few other people.

The grayling fishing is incredible in the streams there.  I just had my spinning rod but next time I will have my fly rod for sure.
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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 07:46:19 AM »
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I couldn't stop thinking about that horrific bear attack that happened on that wooden boardwalk back in 1997.
 
Axe, was that a BB attack, I think I seen the one you speak of on the TV show 'I survived'.

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 10:33:33 AM »

Yes I was thinking about the BB attack as well.  I got talking to a fellow in the pool about it and he had been working near by at the time and had a lot of details about it.

Apparently there was a woman and her tow young boys.  The bear attacked one boy and then the other.  The woman went to their aid and the bear killed her too.

A fellow ran to his vehicle in the parking lot where he had a rifle.  Returned and killed the bear.

Grayling Mmmmmm!
Years ago I used to fish for grayling a lot in Alberta and the first bunch I ate I did not care for.  So it was catch and release for them after that.  But last year we kept a few and had a meal.  They were great.  So we caught and ate some more. 

My wife had never caught or seen grayling before and she got lots on spinners and was thrilled at the look and colour of them.  And the taste.



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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2013, 01:03:02 PM »
Deerman, thats the one.

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2013, 01:30:03 PM »
Right now this is a little bit of a sore point for me.

Me and my wife went to Mexico in March 2011 to a place called Urique in Chihuahua to take part in the Copper Canyon Ultra. Just the adventure of getting to this place was incredible. The sceneray the people we met the culture of the local indians, that are the focal point of the race was one of those times in someons life that makes a difference in your perspective of life.

The sore point is that the race is taking place this week and we were originally going to be there this year. A very special year as the original Race Director a fellow named Micah True aka Caballo Blanco passed away 11 months ago. This will be his legacy race, but we decided to build a house this year and can't make it.

An incredible place and an incredible event..
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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2013, 04:16:27 PM »
I want to do some fishing and some more fishing and some more fishing and, well,  right up until it's time to go hunting.
Looks like I'll be off a lot of the summer. May have to pop over for a few days fishing with ya Tuc!!!
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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2013, 04:25:26 PM »
Ya, sounds good, let me know.

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2013, 04:34:54 PM »
For sure. And if you are planning any trips north again this year let me know. I should have the time !
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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2013, 04:57:53 PM »
Check out this place and let me know what ya think.
http://www.davinlake.com/

I'm hoping to get up there somewhere for lake trout. Possible dates are the end of May first of June. I got a wedding to go in Calgary on June 8th, so if not before that date, immediately after.
Thats when they bite the best and are ontop the water. May long weekend the ice is usually gone but I'm not to sure about that far north. I'm going to contact the owner again and ask when the best times are for lakers.

You can drive right into the lodge, (approx 6hrs north of P.A.) cabins are cheap and so are meals (if you want to eat at the lodge). I talked to the owner last fall and wrote down some prices but lost them in the shuffle on top my desk. If memory serves me correct, it was around $42 a nite per person for non-housekeeping cabins. They serve home cooked meals in the mess hall for their clients and anyone renting a cabin from them can eat at the mess hall. I think it was $10 for breakfast and $20 for supper. Lunch, will be shore lunches (as long as we catch something).

Do you own a boat? I have a 16ft Princecraft with a 50 on her.

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Re: Trips 2013
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2013, 05:11:59 PM »
As for my trips,,

I hope to hook up with Tuc for a couple fishing excursions as well as I'll be in southern sask at a buddies fishing Walleyes lots as well!! A lot of fishing this summer if all works out.

Spring bear is up in the air due to my back but may get some road hunting in.

Then since I've just moved into an awesome area for big whitetails and with 50 head of elk living by my house I'll be doing a ton of scouting and securing permission for some land here.

Hope to be able to pull my bow back and maybe do some bighorn hunting with it!

Then it sounds like another trip to BC. Beginning of Oct. for goats, elk and maybe moose!!
« Last Edit: March 03, 2013, 05:47:24 PM by sheepguide »
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