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#1 Post by jnyork » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:59 pm

Wife and I were drinking coffee on the front porch this morning and remembering some of the notable events we've had during our hunting days. Thought you might be interested in this one.

Several years ago we were elk hunting about the 1st of November or so in an area a few miles Northeast of Dubois , Wyoming. Morning temp was around 20 degrees and snowing with a 10-15 mph wind in the clear areas.

We hiked up a hill through the timber and came into a little clearing on top of a ridge. Windy, snowing and a heavy fog had settled in with visibility no more than 50 yards. Just as we decided to head back , we saw another hunter approaching us from out of the fog. Guy had a backpack on, frost in his beard and eyebrows. As we chatted him up for a few moments, to our horror we discovered that the backpack contained a tiny baby, a child. When asked about this, he replied that his wife had to work that day and he wanted to go elk hunting, so just brought the kid along. :shock: We quickly wished him luck, bid him adieu and made our way back down the hill to the truck.

Here's another:

About 5 miles East of Atlantic City Wyoming, my wife and I were hunting elk on a pleasant Fall morning. After an hour or so of sneeking and peeking through the timber and junipers, we decided to take a break so we concealed ourselves downwind of a clearing and a draw and see if any game might appear. As we were having a little sip of coffee, we heard a thrashing and crashing in the thick brush up the hill from us, along with the sound of a loud engine and some music. What the hell, we wondered. Soon, on a grown-over two track we had not noticed only about 20 yards away, there appeared a very beat-up pickup. There were 4 guys in it. Two were in the cab blasting Hank Williams Jr. Two were in the bed, hanging on to the headache rack. One of them had a crossbow in his hand, the other one was blowing on an elk call. I aint making this up. They never saw us and continued on down the hill. We declared victory and headed back to camp. :roll:

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#2 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:34 pm

I've hiked and hunted with my baby daughter in a heavy, belted shirt, so the kid was in front where I could keep an eye on her. Used a suppressed 22 LR levergun, so as not to mess with her hearing. Got a fair number of rabbits doing that, plus a few feral cats.
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#3 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:40 pm

They're everywhere.

Several years ago I was walking back to my cabin at the end of opening day for deer / rifle season in PA, well after sunset and legal shooting hours when a nice buck trotted away from me heading downhill from the path I was on. Next thing I know some bone head is shooting at that deer right back up at me. It took every ounce of self control I had not to empty my '06 back down the hill! Worst part was, that same buck was face down in the creek the next morning, dead as a doornail! That A.. H... actually hit it with his volley fire and couldn't take the time to even go look for it. Still makes me angry!!!


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#4 Post by Ray » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:50 pm

Early one autumn I was sitting at the base of a tree watching a deep hollow when I heard the crunch of leaves and a man approaching. He was dressed in khaki safari garb and wearing a beekeeper's bonnet and veil and carried a long handled net in one hand and a polesaw in the other. He greeted me in an odd manner with a rather fruity englisher accent and asked if I had seen any wasp's nests. He pronounced the "a" in wasps different than we do with something of a boris karloff lisp. I replied no and he politely tipped his bonnet with an apology and went on his way. Sometime later I saw him on the local evening news and he was an entomologist/professor from the local university who specialized in hornets. When he asked me about wasp's nest he must have been looking for tree limb hornet's nests. Cooler weather is obviously safer to dissect nests and no, he was not wearing the requisite hunter's orange.
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#5 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:18 pm

I know a local guy that straps his newborn son on his back while fly fishing!! Yes he wades into the river! First time I saw this I was dumbfounded but all the other trout bums dont think twice about it.

A college buddy was dating a veterinary student, she had a baby that went in a pack while she was doing rectal exams on cows- yup by the end of the day the kid was covered in cow flop!
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#6 Post by piller » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:24 pm

I guess I have been fortunate. Nothing like those things have happened to me.
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#7 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:05 am

I have mentioned this before, I once found two naked middle-aged men fooling around in a patch of stinging nettles. :shock: being as I was the gamekeeper at the time I politely asked them to leave... :lol:
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#8 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:07 am

Stinging nettles- ya should have left them alone!
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#9 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:16 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:07 am
Stinging nettles- ya should have left them alone!
I couldn't, they were frightening the squirrels...... :lol:
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#10 Post by AJMD429 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:03 am

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:16 am
GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:07 am
Stinging nettles- ya should have left them alone!
I couldn't, they were frightening the squirrels...... :lol:
They were probably afraid they were going to grab their nuts.... :shock: 8)
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#11 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:01 am

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:03 am
gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:16 am
GunnyMack wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:07 am
Stinging nettles- ya should have left them alone!
I couldn't, they were frightening the squirrels...... :lol:
They were probably afraid they were going to grab their nuts.... :shock: 8)
Never mind the squirrels nuts, I have my own to worry about too.... :?
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#12 Post by rock-steady » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:43 pm

Several years ago, I was driving along a gravel road in a National Forest, headed to a spot I wanted to hunt deer.

As I rounded a curve in the road, I saw a truck about 1/4 mile ahead parked off the road. A Nimrod was looking at me through his rifle scope propped over the corner of the hood.

As I pulled up beside him, I asked in a not so polite tone, "Were you pointing that rifle at me?" (It was a long action bolt gun with at least a 50mm scope)

He said, "Naw, not really....I was just making sure you weren't the Game Warden.

!!! :evil: !!! Needless to say, that changed my outlook on hunting wide open public land.
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#13 Post by 3leggedturtle » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:27 pm

I've met a few guys over the years that talk about taking some, good sound shots, was always glad i had my own land to hunt.
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#14 Post by Merle » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm

3leggedturtle wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:27 pm
I've met a few guys over the years that talk about taking some, good sound shots, was always glad i had my own land to hunt.

I only ever met one - and I told him to be very quiet when he left, as I also take sound shots.
He got very pale, and tip toed away.... :twisted:
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#15 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:03 pm

I've only hunted public land once, and it was a good experience, but it was a place few people knew about, and a 'special hunt' day few were aware of. Only saw one other vehicle on a 2,500 acre or so parcel. No success, but we had a good time. Heard no other shots, either.
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