First Scouting Trip of the Year

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by royinidaho, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. royinidaho

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    Took a friend and went up to my #1 hide this afternoon.

    At least a week too early. Snow still knee deep in the shadows.

    Walked up on a very suprised young bull. Antlers would have measured about 3 or four. Just budding.

    Sneaked up on a cow at about 931 yards.

    Twas fun.

    The good part is the 20 min drive and 2/4 mile walk up a dozer road....

    I have till the 30th to apply for the 5 bull permits in the area?????
     
  2. Buffalobob

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    Sneaked up on a cow at about 931 yards.


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    Couldn't you get closer? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

  3. Jimm

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    Couldn't you get closer?


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    Geemini BB !! for you and that "tigerstripes rifle " that is close /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Jim B.
     
  4. royinidaho

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    If the terrain would have been ironed flat, she'd of be a couple of miles which is a bat walk. I could have maybe shortened the distance by maybe 100 yds by walking down my side. But from where I was the shot would have been only about 3 degrees down.

    However, the wind variations would have prevented a shot of any sort.

    Besides she was pretty rough lookin'. She was eating that bitter brush like it was the last meal on earth.
     
  5. davewilson

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    Sneaked up on a cow at about 931 yards.

    impressive! have you ever hunted much with the flip stick?