Re: Pic of my spike bull
Thanks guys. Yah I would say I had a decent year. We had a really good year on spikes. I think we got 8 or 9 combined for 1st and 2nd season, out of 10 or 11 hunters. One of our better years, thats for sure. We have also been seeing a lot more bears over the last 3 years. It use to be a rarity to see a bear, now its not unusual to see at least 1 when your up there for a couple days. I'm just glad I did not give up on that whitetail. That boy was smart, he crossed the bottom and pretty much went to the whole other side and bedded in the thickest stuff he could find. That thick draw was at least 800 yards long and 150 yards wide. I am just so thankful I found him. I would still be sick to this day to know I wounded a buck like that. I've been putting in for a big bull tag since I was 13. I have 7 points. I'm gettin fed up with Oregons ways of tags. I've had to hunt spikes every year and they are tough. I hunt my butt off every year, and I rarely even see a spike, let alone get a shot. I have only shot 2 spikes in those 7 years. There the only 2 i've shot at, so I"ve made them both count. Being able to shoot long range helps immensely where we hunt. There was a time I was the only one in elk camp with target knobs, now out of 10 or so hunters, every person but 1 I have help set up there Leupold scopes with knobs. Most shoot .300 WM, and a couple 7 RM. They use to shoot at least 5-6-7 shots at an elk across the canyon at say 500 yards. I told them with the leupold clicks and being able to hold dead on at that distance, 1 shot kills are very possible. They all told me while im siting there ranging looking at my clicks etc... they'd alrady have the elk down, or the elk would be gone. They have really redone there thinking [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Just glad I can help put more meat in the freezer for everyone.