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Old 09-14-2023, 08:34 AM
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Default 2023 Big Game Season - Now In The Books

Tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM the convoy rolls out for Elk and Moose camp 2023, 6 of us in total, we'll have a day to get everything set up in camp and the elk season opens Sunday morning Sept 17 with the moose opener the following Sunday Sept 24. We have a couple more guy's showing up for a week in moose season, 2 of the boy's were drawn for bull moose, I have a cow elk draw and we have a couple general 3 point of better bull elk tags.

The anticipation has been building for weeks now with preparation again, 1978 was year 1 for me in camp so this is the 45th year chasing elk and moose and it still get's the blood flowing, we now have 2 nephews and 2 nephews boy's hunting with us along with 2 of my BIL's, us old retired guy's be in camp for a min 2 weeks unless we have an unfilled moose tag then the old boy's will hang out a while longer trying to fill it.

Got to run still have a few things to do today last minute, more to come later with pic's I hope.

Good luck to everyone and safe hunting.
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Old 09-14-2023, 09:41 AM
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Old 09-14-2023, 11:57 AM
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Wishing you and the crew the best of luck. That's an incredible run on tradition you folks. Can't wait to see some pics. Safest travels.
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Old 09-14-2023, 12:56 PM
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Hope it's a great time, and that you make some incredible memories.

Have fun, stay safe, and we're looking forward to the stories and pictures!
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Cheering from Dawson!!!!!


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Old 09-14-2023, 03:42 PM
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Good luck looking forward to seeing your success
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Old 09-16-2023, 06:57 PM
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Are we using this thread for the 2023 Harvest Thread. Iíve got some Elk harvest pictures to post but would rather not start another thread if itís not necessary.
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Give er, Ed! Show the youngsters how the old bull hits the eye!
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Are we using this thread for the 2023 Harvest Thread. Iíve got some Elk harvest pictures to post but would rather not start another thread if itís not necessary.
Come on start a thread so you can give more details it would be appreciated

Sns2 might even give gps coordinate to his secret honey hole full of giants if you do
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Old 09-16-2023, 09:45 PM
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Come on start a thread so you can give more details it would be appreciated

Sns2 might even give gps coordinate to his secret honey hole full of giants if you do
No GPS coordinates needed. My honey hole is about a mile from my house as the crow flies. WMU 248. Bow Zone. Storyland Valley Zoo. Really diverse ecosystem. Lotsa game.
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Old 09-23-2023, 04:49 PM
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Short update my nephew tagged a nice 5 x5 bull elk a couple days ago so there was meat on the pole, service is crappy here so can't upload the pics but we had a late night skinning party and midnight supper 😀 just perfect.
3 more guys coming in tonight for the opener of moose season tomorrow morning at 7:17 AM let the calling begin.
The grub is great as always and I sleep like a baby out here, hard to think we're been here 8 days already.
Good luck everyone ill drop in later
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Hope this works, late night skinning party
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Nice work boys!! Good luck over the rest of you stint.
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Default moose down also

One of the young fellows filled his moose tag also so lot's of meat on the pole, jerky, sausage and steaks galore.
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Wow you guys are killing it
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Well it's Dec 1 and the book is closed on the 2023 hunting season, even though I didn't drop the hammer on a big game animal this year it was a great season again, I spent 17 day's in the bush with 2 BIL's, 2 Nephews and my brother from a different mother that I have hunted with for 40+ years now, plus another friend and his son along with 1 more of my nephew's made it to camp for 8 day's, it simply doesn't get any better than that in my book. This year saw another first as my nephew took his first bull elk, a nice 5 x 5 and he was pumped.

I spent lot's of time in the blind hunting geese and ducks with my good buddy and fellow AO member @Frank NK28 and have now turned my full attention to coyotes, but those are other threads on here so I'll leave it at that.

Oct 16 was a sad day as I lost a very dear old friend, I spent lots of time with him in his last days and was with him at the time of his passing, this one is going to leave a hole for sure, but at the same time it has made me realize just how precious the days are that we spend with good friend's doing what we love to do, sometimes the memories are so strong they run down my cheeks.

For those of you that are still out and about in the field enjoy every minute of it and soak it in, hunt hard and hunt safe 🙏 God willing we will all have more threads to start in the 2024 hunting season.
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Great memories, past and many more in the future.....the journey continues
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