Checking In – 2012 Season so far

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  • November 27, 2012 at 4:06 am #496996 Back to Top REPORT
    missouribowhunter
    Missouribowhunter

    Joined: 9/9/2008
    Hey everyone! It’s been a long while since I’ve posted but just wanted to let you all know that I’m not dead and am still out doing what we all love. :thumbup

    I started a new job back in March and they block the forum for “weapons” filter :thumbdown so I”m not posting as much as I used to.

    I started the 2012 season off with a nice doe the second week of season. The shot was quartering to and I felt confident in my setup and the ability to make the shot. She only made it about 40 yards :D

    We had our semi annual trip to Wyoming planned for mid October and man was it one for the books. We had a really slow hunt in terms of the number of animals we saw but I really made the most of the trip. I chased this mule deer buck around for 3 days before getting an opportunity at him on the 3rd day with my 7 mag. This is by far the biggest mulie I’ve ever had the opportunity to hunt so to be able to take him was the thrill of a lifetime for me. He is waiting to come back from the taxidermist.

    I was also able to fill my antelope tag on the second to last day

    Ok – now back to Missouri for some duck hunting. Our season opened on the 27th of October and I was lucky enough to be invited along to hunt an awesome public CA on a friend’s reservation. We limited out in about an hour… the waterfowl bug has officially bit me hard!

    Then it was time to bowhunt the rut. I wasn’t having any luck and the rut really came late this year so I spent some more time duck hunting the week before rifle season opened… it was a good idea :D

    Once rifle season opened I went full blown back into deer hunting mode. Opening day was extremely warm with highs in the upper 70’s. I sat all day and saw a grand total of zero deer. The next morning we woke up to pouring down rain and I went out that evening with one of my best friends who has never shot a deer before. We had a few does come out early but he was holding out for a buck. He was rewarded right about sundown when this pretty young 7 point walked out. He made a great shot to get his first deer. I was so happy I was with him when he got it! Great memories made.

    I took some time off work the next week and a massive cold front moved through which really peaked the rut activity. On the fifth day of the season I had a 5 year old hit lister buck with 3 years of history give me a 100 yard shot – my luck continued.

    I’ve thought for a while that this buck strongly resembled a deer my Dad killed off this farm in 2006. Here are the racks side by side, I actually killed my buck out of the same stand my Dad killed this one 6 years ago. I think the genetics are being passed on!

    Goose season opened on Thanksgiving and wouldn’t you know… my first ever goose was banded. I think I need to go buy a lotto ticket [-o|

    And finally, I want to show off my 2011 bow kill mount that I got back about a month ago. I went with the McKenzie 6900 series form and am very pleased with how it turned out.

    Whew. Ok, that’s all I have…… for now ;)

    Congrats goes out to everyone else for the deer I’ve been seeing get knocked down and good luck to everyone else still trying to fill tags!

    November 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm #542008 Back to Top REPORT
    jerseyboy
    JERSEYBOY

    Age: 43
    Joined: 2/25/2008
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    Congrats on a great season… =D/>” title=”Applause” /></div>
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    November 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm #542009 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
    thunderchicken21

    Age: 30
    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: Ohio
    Congrats on a great season… =D/>” title=”Applause” /></p></blockquote>
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    November 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm #542010 Back to Top REPORT
    dwgray
    DWGray

    Age: 57
    Joined: 3/14/2009
    Location: Missouri
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    David
    November 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm #542011 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Congrats on a great season! :thumbup =D/>” title=”Applause” /></div>
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    November 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm #542012 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

    Joined: 2/6/2010
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    Congrats on a great season… =D/>” title=”Applause” /></p></blockquote>
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    November 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm #542013 Back to Top REPORT
    scudstud
    scudstud

    Joined: 11/17/2006
    Is there a like button? :thumbup
    November 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm #542014 Back to Top REPORT
    rsutton
    rsutton

    Joined: 11/27/2008

    Congrats on a great season… =D/>” title=”Applause” /></p></blockquote>
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    November 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm #542015 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Looks like an awesome season :thumbup
    November 28, 2012 at 12:56 am #542016 Back to Top REPORT
    rabbit
    Rabbit

    Age: 48
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: Indiana
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    Congrats on all the critters! :thumbup
    November 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm #542017 Back to Top REPORT
    jesusfreak-2
    JESUSFREAK!

    Joined: 9/16/2011
    MOB is rocking this year. Wish my MO season was that good! :thumbup
    I am a hard core backwoodsman and pround of it, JACK!
    November 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm #542018 Back to Top REPORT
    wisc-rattlesnake
    Wisc.Rattlesnake

    Joined: 4/18/2007
    Way to go, EVAN!!!!! =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=
    November 30, 2012 at 2:49 am #542019 Back to Top REPORT

    AbnormalArcher

    Joined: 11/1/2012
    Great season is an understatement. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, its accomplishment for me to see as many big game animals as you took this season. I’ve only goose hunted once, I managed to get one, man, I must really suck at hunting. Congratulations, Evan, hope your goose hunting goes just as well.
    December 1, 2012 at 12:47 am #542020 Back to Top REPORT
    missouribowhunter
    Missouribowhunter

    Joined: 9/9/2008
    Thanks everyone! Hard work has been paying off for me this year! I’ve been very blessed with opportunities that’s for sure
    December 1, 2012 at 1:00 am #542021 Back to Top REPORT
    bbeltram
    bbeltram

    Joined: 1/20/2008
    Way to go, Evan :thumbup
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