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BlueNorther

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Last Weekend pics
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:12:38 PM »
Wife and I made a trip down into southern 400 for a few days looking for an elk and white tails. Saw lots of game, only one elk, where we couldn't shoot  ::). That area is crawling with moose, we saw 9 moose our first evening, 5 cows and calves and 4 bulls. Deer of both species were plentiful  but no white tail bucks I wanted to hang a tag on.

Saturday evening we met 2 brothers who were from Taber and one had drawn a bull moose tag. We chatted while glassing the country and seeing moose just about any where we looked. The guy holding the tag wanted a big bull and he wasn't disappointed, half an hour later he killed a bull that went 54 inches. My wife and I helped them get it out, we had my small trailer and were able to winch the bull into it, that was the easy part :P. With all that new snow on top of grass it made for pretty slick wheeling but with some winching and pulling we got them onto the road. The Missus and I got back to camp around 10.30 and just went to bed without eating.

Sunday the typical southern wind kicked in and it howled all day, any game we saw was hunkered down in the bush and spooky. Rain started about 2 a.m. Monday and never let up so we packed it in. Was a great trip all in all and looking forward to getting down there again.

Our home.



The new stove, it's awesome



A few deer pics.








BlueNorther

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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 08:16:02 PM »
A few scenic shots



Butcher Lake and no wind!!!






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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 08:26:02 PM »
Looks like a good trip! Thanks for sharing. I bought the same stove and it works very well.
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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 08:42:01 PM »
great pics bud... your camp looks pretty cozy!!!   

walleyes

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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 07:07:18 AM »
Awesome pics Blue,, the tent looks very cozy. I like the idea of the PVC rafters, would make things a lot lighter.

Thx for sharing your trip with us.

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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 08:05:46 AM »
Nice pics!  I love looking at camp setups, had a few myself when I hunted in Alberta. Retirement has allowed me to hunt out my back door at our cabin in Sask. Even though I love wall tent camps, I don't miss the work involved.
G'luck and I hope you tag that elk and WT.

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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 08:23:06 PM »
Great story and pics
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Re: Last Weekend pics
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 08:57:19 PM »
            Looks like a great place to hunt, great pictures thanks for sharing!
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