Hello - I'm Len's son and hunting partner Andy Backus

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  1. Andy Backus

    Andy Backus Field Editor

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    My name is Andy Backus and I am the son of LRH's founder Len Backus. I'm 36 years old, married and just had my second daughter a couple weeks ago (I'm tired :)).

    I began rifle and bow hunting for whitetail deer in our home state of Wisconsin with my Dad 18 years ago. Since then, we've never missed hunting the Wisconsin Deer Rifle season together and have had quite a bit of success. My longest whitetail buck kill so far was about 500 yards.

    I've been lucky to be my Dad's hunting partner on many out of state hunts as well. I shot a 60" Alaska bull moose with my 340 Weatherby near the Wrangle Mountains. I shot a 6x6 Montana bull elk with my Dad's 7mm Dakota. I've also shot mule deer in New Mexico and Wyoming. One of our most epic hunts together was for Dall sheep in Alaska. Neither of us were able to find a legal ram, but it's still the favorite hunting trip I've been on. We both had hopes for a long range kill!

    Some of my younger hunting buddies and I put together a fun do-it-yourself canoe-in rifle hunt for whitetails in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota 2 years ago. We had to break ice on the way out.

    I'm just starting planning for a do-it-yourself bow hunt for elk in Colorado in a couple years when I think my wife will let me (she doesn't know yet).

    I'm looking forward to getting to know many of you members and also to contributing some of my hunting stories.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Andy, I look forward to hearing more about your hunts!

    Jeff gun)gun)
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    You're tired!? What about her?:D

    Welcome aboard.
     
  4. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Andy! I think we met at the deer and turkey expo a few weeks ago.
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Cool a legacy! (publisher and field editor/father and son and huntin partners)You guys run a great site. Congrats on your new baby! She certainly has big shoes to fill :D. Did you get her her first L/R rifle yet? Or a bow maybe?
    Ive got number 3 on the way.......... oh boy do I remember being tired......and I get to do it again:). I cant wait tho, it makes it all worth it when they look at daddy and recognise theyre safe when your near, and smile. I look forward to sharing some hunting stories with you.
     
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  6. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard Andy!
     
  7. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! Looking forward to hearing about you and your dad's future hunts! Your dad set up a really great site here with a lot of really knowledgable people. Glad to have ya.

    Oliver
     
  8. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Welcome Andy, great place to hang out..

    I hunted the same place in the Wrangell Mountains as you and your father did. Len and I talked about it a while ago. I've been there many times and have taken Moose , Sheep and Wolves. Great area, odd crowd...
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Andy.
    Good one, Roy.
     
  10. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    welcome
     
  11. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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    Welcome to LongRangeHunting Andy. I've heard a lot about you. Keep those grandkids coming as grandpa Len need somebody to spoil. :)
     
  12. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to where the big boys play. LOL

    Southpaw
     
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  13. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    Welcome lots of great people here.
     
  14. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    The big question is......whatt took you so long???:rolleyes: Welcome aboard!