Joined: 9/9/2008Hey 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.
I started a new job back in March and they block the forum for “weapons” filter 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
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
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
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!
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Joined: 9/16/2011MOB is rocking this year. Wish my MO season was that good!I am a hard core backwoodsman and pround of it, JACK!
Joined: 4/18/2007Way to go, EVAN!!!!!
Joined: 11/1/2012Great 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.
Joined: 9/9/2008Thanks everyone! Hard work has been paying off for me this year! I’ve been very blessed with opportunities that’s for sure
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Checking In – 2012 Season so far
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