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ishootbambi

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ISB season
« on: December 07, 2011, 04:45:49 PM »
we started in september when robin got this....



then it was on to birds for a while...



once deer sesson opened up north, we got serious about things.  eric went first....

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 04:54:32 PM »
it was a tough go for most of the season as numbers were down in our area and mature bucks were sparse.  one night on the way back to camp, we saw a true giant of a whitetail.  he became my primary focus, but he was never seen during daylight.  the best i could come up with was to find where he had left some evidence of his signatures.....



i also ran into a pair of brokeback moose....





this badger had a bit of a bad day....

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 05:04:17 PM »
this was one of several coyotes to fall....



and this is the whitetail that was chosen to wear my tag....



this angle shows decent tine length...



and this one shows his incredible long beams....

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 05:08:12 PM »
Good job bambi.  I would say that is a nice deer for this year.  Not much bigger getting shot out there.  I think this year was the most disapointing year I have seen since I was old enough to know better.  You done well. 

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 05:13:55 PM »
Looks good ISB,, looks like you had a full rewarding season.

ishootbambi

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 05:14:46 PM »
i worked as hard for this buck as i ever have, and it was only a matter of experience that led me to him.  its a long story, but he was heading for thick bush and i have seen that trick in the past.  i knew he was going there even before he did.



i shot this little meat buck in sask.....too bad that i did as this thing had huge potential to turn into a giant.  long beams, lotsa points and already sporting stickers.  near as i can figure he was only 2 1/2.  poor photos here as i didnt even take any field shots.



i also got a mule buck.  some would say i should have shot the bigger one when i had the chance, but robin had first dibs.  this was a mature buck that maybe had a bit of growing to do, but just didnt have what it takes to turn into a real cranker.





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Re: ISB season
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 05:21:29 PM »
Good job bambi.  I would say that is a nice deer for this year.  Not much bigger getting shot out there.  I think this year was the most disapointing year I have seen since I was old enough to know better.  You done well.

near as i can figure, we saw 1 buck that would break 180...in the dark, another that would ease into the 70s....at the edge of dark and i couldnt get there in time, and maybe 3 others in the 60s.  the only other good mature buck i had a chance at was 5 minutes into the saskatchewan season.  i cut some hairs off him , but we couldnt find any blood.  i dont even have a good excuse, he was standing at about 150 and i just plain missed.  saw him again the next day and he appeared in good health.  he was a great big wide 3 point (or 4 or 8 or however ya wanna count) that i believed to be just over 160.  i normally dont shoot 3s no matter how impressive they seem, but this one was that good.  tough year all over though.  the stoopid warm weather and relentless wind really had me glum for a while.  the low numbers were bad enough, but the poor weather supressing movement really amplified it.
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Re: ISB season
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 07:41:59 PM »
lol...brokeback moose...damn everything is coming out of the closet nowadays


Nice buck also
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Re: ISB season
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011, 10:50:11 PM »
Great pics, thanks for posting, that moose pic is full funny man, priceless.

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 08:43:49 AM »
Congratts, Dale, you had a better season than most I think!!

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 06:17:43 AM »
Nice deer ISB, congrats.

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 09:47:19 AM »
Looks like you had a great season!

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 01:58:49 PM »
Some nice animals ISB looks like a fulfilling season..
Thx for the pics..

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2011, 09:14:28 AM »
Good stuff Dale!  Congrats!  Moose pics are hilarious.

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 08:35:25 PM »
Bambi do you always hunt November deer in your running shoes?

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 08:19:51 AM »
thanks for sharing, looks like you made the best of a less than optimal deer season.
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Re: ISB season
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2011, 03:06:39 PM »
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Re: ISB season
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2011, 04:18:43 PM »
What the hell Darcy, your starting to hold your tounge????

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 08:39:06 PM »
What the hell Darcy, your starting to hold your tounge????

Ya I figured I would turn over a new leaf.  :P     

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Re: ISB season
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2011, 12:45:07 AM »
Bambi do you always hunt November deer in your running shoes?

it was effin near that warm this year.  couldnt even stand to wear the under armour gear...just got all sweaty.  it looked promising early with 2 days of -20 temps around the 15th, and i even broke out the winter boots, but near or above zero the rest of the year.  absolutely disgusting weather, and the wind howled every day.  oh well, hunt hard and perservere.  if you put anything on the ground im sure everyone would like to see.....
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