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#3127400 - 01/16/13 07:50 PM Looking Forads To 20thuteen
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If my health continues to improve as ithas, I am looking forward to this year.

I am considering one last spring bear hunt in Canady. I also plan to go back up in the fall and try to kill a big MB buck. I will probably buy a fall bear tag as well and try for a blonde. That is the only color phase I don't have.

If I hold up, I may spend a week or ten days in NE during the rut and quite possibly two weeks in MO. I can fly to all those hunts and won't get worn out driving.

I'll spend at least three days a week this spring fishing and am going back to AL for a while to hit their pre-spawn. This summer, with a new G-kid due, I'll hang close except for an invitation to go piddle around on sage flats and look for error heads and spear points while we shoot prurie dawgs with pistolas.

I hope I live long enough to do all that and see the new youngun.

Today, in spite of all my optimism, I feel like hammered cat crap! But my wife just gave me a big shot in the butt with something that hurt. Usually, that kind werks.
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#3127415 - 01/16/13 08:01 PM Re: Looking Forads To 20thuteen [Re: bowriter]
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Bear hunting on my bucket list.Hope you have a year full of good health and great hunts!
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#3128324 - 01/17/13 12:36 PM Re: Looking Forads To 20thuteen [Re: timberjack86]
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John
Hope you make it as long as you want. Though you have worn out 2 bodies in your lifetime, you probably will be around for a few more years.

You really aint that old.

I was wondering, you have killed all kinds of four legged critters. Deer, mulies, black tails, Elk, and bear.

Assuming bowhunting, what would you recommend we put on our bucket list. Money IS an object.

A guided Elk hunt seems out of reach financially but maybe a bear or mulie hunt, DIY or not.

What species/hunt do you recommend and where?
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#3128422 - 01/17/13 01:38 PM Re: Looking Forads To 20thuteen [Re: 102]
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I'd hate to stand too close when that crap is hammered. Hopefully you let it dry first.
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#3128629 - 01/17/13 05:13 PM Re: Looking Forads To 20thuteen [Re: jb3]
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My first choice would always be elk. Figure $4-6K for a fully guided, good hunt.
Next would be caribou but that is every bit as costly as elk.

The same is true of just about all of them however, mulies and elk can be hunted DIY with plenty of preparation. Might also find someone with experience to go with. You can get on bowsite and maybe find someone.

Bear can be reasonable if you shop around. I'd probably look at New Brunswick due to high success and cheaper cost than a western hunt.

But for me, for pure fun, I'd think about a DIY deer hunt the Dakotas. Take 10-days to two weeks and hunt open land and camp out. For me, somuch of the enjoyment, came from the scouting and camping.

I would dang sure steer away from a Midwest lodge hunt.
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#3128653 - 01/17/13 05:40 PM Re: Looking Forads To 20thuteen [Re: bowriter]
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Thanks John,
I agree on the Mid West lodge stuff. I have DIY on several bow hunts and have several P/Y bucks to show for it. In fact, A few of us went in together and bought 5 acres surrounded by tons of Public land, and built a nice cabin in Southern Illinois.

The Dakotas idea sounds great. I will check in to that. I refuse to pay anyone to guide me deer or elk hunting.

Bear hunting is a different story.

I have never thought about the Dakotas.

THanks.
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