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    Headed up to the camp in 82a on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning at 7am my nephew took a nice 8 pt right off the get go - kid did the exact same thing last year. We do however always give him the best spot on the property as he just started hunting last year and the rest of us are less concerned about filling tags. Anyways I saw nothing on Monday but got nicely busted by a group of 5 does on Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon we all went out but nobody saw anything with that nasty SW wind that was blowing.

    This morning I slept in after one to many wobbly pops last night but was up around 9 am and kept myself busy for the morning doing chores, splitting wood etc.. I headed out at 130 pm with the rifle cased and unloaded strapped to my pack with an extra case for the 20 gauge. The plan was to take a slow meandering route to my watch about a mile distant and see if I could find some grouse before settling in for the afternoon deer hunt. Well I managed to lift 6 grouse on the walk and connected with 2 of them. Promising start to the afternoon. I arrived at my watch and unloaded and cased the 20 gauge and settled in for the afternoon. At exactly 4 pm a nice button buck emerged from right under my elevated blind without a care in the world. I put a 165 grain accubond into him at 15 yards and watched the textbook donkey kick followed by a 40 yard run ending with him collapsing against a pine tree.

    My blind in the sky:



    The deer at the end of his 40 yard run:



    The afternoon's bounty:

    Bring a compass. It's awkward when you have to eat your friends.
    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt emus
    Cave ab homine unius libri

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    Nice, sure going to taste good,
    Congrats on the dual hunt
    "Everything is easy when you know how"
    "Meat is not grown in stores"

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    congrats

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    Well done

    Just goes to show a few shots fired of during the day will not bother the deer.
    Thanks for sharing

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    Bacon wrapped grouse and backstraps for supper......doesn't get any better than that! Congratulations.

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    Good shooting, congrats

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    Deer and grouse on the same hunt, congrats!

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    Nice buck and bonus grouse.
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    nice work species. such a great feeling to punch a tag.
    A Hunt Based Only On Trophies Taken Falls Far Short Of What The Ultimate Goal Should Be - Fred Bear

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    Good job and congrats ....... AGAIN!

    good read, nice pics... thanks for posting!

    those grouse are HUGE!

    Now just catch a couple of fish and you got the makings for a great wild game feast!


    I'm idle right now - blew out my right knee 4 weeks ago (roofing).

    went on 4 wheeler last night to LOOK at my treestands. GRRRR!

    Managed to get into my hut. evicted some mice. hopeful to get out soon.
    If you keep doing what you've always done. You'll keep getting what you've always got!
    Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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