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Rusty shackleford

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 Not a successful hunt.  But a great time with a good friend. F122BC83-1F3A-4D02-B3BC-AFE2B8B1877F.thumb.jpeg.e6a40b97905eec9e7a96e3938c05fc4b.jpeg
 

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I’ve been a couple times but haven’t seen anything I wanted to shoot yet. Took my son (6) for the first time in the “attack shack”. Saw a couple meat head bucks one night. Last one was a buddy in Wyoming and the elk he bagged Friday night. He used the pack hatchet I made in the processing afterwards. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

....Mate of mine took himself up Coldwater Creek...wanted a   ""Freezer Deer  "" and a Chamois...This is just up at the Station where I have  been  doing road works etc with Excavator...

Saw plenty of Chamois but he was looking for a good trophy head...thus no Chamois...this time!!

Not a very elegant picture of the Red Deer...but it will be good tucker....the Stags are all in heavy velvet at the moment....and this coming April 2024, all cattle have to be off the Station High Country   and River Flats by April  30th....so the Bureaucracy can ariel spread "Sodium Mono Fluoroacetate "  all over thousands of acres of high and low country........ostensibly  to kill rats and opossums ...and unlikely , cats....................

.....................and the Red Deer...sigh  

F*****g     1080  poison .....''.Feeder'' drop then   couple weeks later ...the real deal.......Chamois   not affected...nor mature pigs, apparently......not even for the secondary kill...(dead carcass  )

Welcome to New Zealand....:(

Mike

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9 hours ago, mike newman said:

...nice pictures Rusty  !!!

...what is the rifle in the   last picture ??..looks great country to hunt......

Mike

It's a savage 6.5 creedmoor woth a vortex gen 1 razor scope 

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Maybe this will work. Buddy of mine hunting in Mo. with his boys this weekend.

Edit; Dad, their Dad that is, told me the second one was so close he would/could have jumped on it's back when it came by him. his son made a much tougher shot on it. Dad shot a big doe. Herd management I suppose.

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Dan infalt from the hunting beast invited me and my boy zeke to hunt with them in Wisconsin this weekend, it will be on an episode of his show at the hunting beast. Should be a fun timeScreenshot_20231115_194119_Google.thumb.jpg.58bda565d3b632fe48565de461d95d3b.jpg

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🎶it’s the most wonderful time of the year🎶

🎶the bucks will be running and I will be gunning for antlers this yeeeeeear, 🎶

🎶It’s the most wonderful time of the year🎶

Illinois firearm opener is today. We get 7 days over two weekends to hunt with a firearm each year.  Brings back lots of good memories from my Uncle taking me for the first time (Dad never has hunted) to hunting with my Grandpa. Good luck and stay safe to anyone else out there today wherever you are. 

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Nothing shot yet, but the view is pretty good.

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I’ve been chasing elk around in circles but haven’t had the right opportunity. At one place, I had 15 elk within 150 feet but no cow tag for that district. This area I have a cow tag for but haven’t been close enough to pull the trigger. Had a young bull broadside the other day but it wasn’t a legal bull so had to pass.

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I was up top of the mountain yesterday and thought this old snag was neat. Massive tree, was likely 150 years old. The clouds never lifted so I couldn’t see very far.

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Other than a couple does and this grouse, I didn’t do anything but hike for five hours with my 30-06. Still have all of next week to hunt so there is time yet. 

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On 11/18/2023 at 4:25 AM, MT Matt said:

Nothing shot yet, but the view is pretty good.

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I’ve been chasing elk around in circles but haven’t had the right opportunity. At one place, I had 15 elk within 150 feet but no cow tag for that district. This area I have a cow tag for but haven’t been close enough to pull the trigger. Had a young bull broadside the other day but it wasn’t a legal bull so had to pass.

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I was up top of the mountain yesterday and thought this old snag was neat. Massive tree, was likely 150 years old. The clouds never lifted so I couldn’t see very far.

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Other than a couple does and this grouse, I didn’t do anything but hike for five hours with my 30-06. Still have all of next week to hunt so there is time yet. 

....great pictures. Matt...thanks !!

30 -06   eh..old school    there Matt......Love it...There is not an animal in North America  that that venerable   calibre     won't bring down........

Mike

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Our 10 year old daughter got her first buck today. Saw him run out of corn we were harvesting, hot on a doe. We were able to stalk him and take him laying down. She put a perfect neck shot on as that was all that was available with the weeds and such.  Her 12 year old brother wasn't impressed that he didn't get one yet.20231118_134855.thumb.jpg.e3be8cadde3245b0e1f003ca7b079f07.jpg

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3 hours ago, hardtail said:

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Sorry didn't explain, this was my buddy getting his draw tag filled this morning on my back quarter, my dad used to drive 200 miles to go elk hunting in the 50's, never would have dreamed they would be on the ground he owned

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Got invited out to Wisconsin to hunt with dan infalt the big buck serial killer. Had a great weekend, 3 bucks were shot w by a father and son and 1 I shot and my son finished it off so that buck is both of ours. That's 2 public land bucks 1 week apart from 2 different states I don't live in.20231119_155136.thumb.jpg.871adf3a22826b463a167e745eb14168.jpg20231119_152957.thumb.jpg.59ed66db8b71d56e12d7699767c80e68.jpg20231118_141210.thumb.jpg.6d337b953d32d752198a18a906ad4b60.jpg20231118_125735.thumb.jpg.c75dd397ab2d7d150b9676ae73860b7d.jpgScreenshot_20231120_062807_Messenger.thumb.jpg.75d931a8bb63c8d572b623a5392a27ca.jpgScreenshot_20231118_164027_Facebook.thumb.jpg.68b744860226df3ab9829dd9de842ddd.jpgScreenshot_20231118_121433_Snapchat.thumb.jpg.ade99bcb67c077f0587aaffa7254d445.jpg20231118_100609.thumb.jpg.8af1f4a8fbf97d686f6296604d832ade.jpg

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12 minutes ago, Rusty shackleford said:

Got invited out to Wisconsin to hunt with dan infalt the big buck serial killer. Had a great weekend, 3 bucks were shot w by a father and son and 1 I shot and my son finished it off so that buck is both of ours. That's 2 public land bucks 1 week apart from 2 different states I don't live in.20231119_155136.thumb.jpg.871adf3a22826b463a167e745eb14168.jpg20231119_152957.thumb.jpg.59ed66db8b71d56e12d7699767c80e68.jpg20231118_141210.thumb.jpg.6d337b953d32d752198a18a906ad4b60.jpg20231118_125735.thumb.jpg.c75dd397ab2d7d150b9676ae73860b7d.jpgScreenshot_20231120_062807_Messenger.thumb.jpg.75d931a8bb63c8d572b623a5392a27ca.jpgScreenshot_20231118_164027_Facebook.thumb.jpg.68b744860226df3ab9829dd9de842ddd.jpgScreenshot_20231118_121433_Snapchat.thumb.jpg.ade99bcb67c077f0587aaffa7254d445.jpg20231118_100609.thumb.jpg.8af1f4a8fbf97d686f6296604d832ade.jpg

Must have been an awesome weekend with Dan's crew 

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7 hours ago, bitty said:

Must have been an awesome weekend with Dan's crew 

It was awesome, seeing where dan hunts and how he hunts it really teaches ya how he gets so much success, what to look for , how to approach,  set up, pick a tree. I told him that just for the learning and comradary was worth it on its own even if I didn't get the doe and the buck. 

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