2015 Summed Up

Nameless Range

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With a General Elk Tag and a Whitetail B tag in my pocket, 2015 is over for me. Last weekend I cut my eye loading wood and I now have a corneal ulcer on my shooting eye. On the bright side I get to wear an eye patch and I have been the butt of pirate jokes from family and friends for the last few days..... Mix around some words and there's even a joke in that last sentence.....

I first shot a whitetail doe with my bow. It was my wife's first exposure to an archery kill and it was particularly graphic, though a quick death.

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Followed that up with a pronghorn buck. He died on the wrong side of the river, so in my underwear I pursued and crossed the mighty Madison.It was cold.

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The rut brought this old mule deer outta the timber.

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He was one of the largest bodied muleys I've killed.

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My favorite day this year was putting my cow tag on this elk. My wife and I climbed a favorite mountain of ours and spotted her in some thick timber at 50 yards. A quick offhand shot from the .308 and she was ours.

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We steaked her out, but also made some burger and breakfast sausage.

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Last weekend on my last hunt before the eye incident, I went hunting with my brother, mom, and dad. Due to age and bad knees, Mom and dad can't go much more than a mile anymore, but they went and sat in the mouth of a gulch while my brother and I hiked a ridge toward them. This is both of them leaving the truck together while my brother and I waited for them to set up.

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Knowing I was done for the year, tonight I made a cow elk roast and gave thanks to another great year in the finest country on earth.

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Randy11

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Looks like a heck of a season to me! Long wait until next year.
 

kenton

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At least your eye injury wasn't at the beginning of the year. Heal up because next year will be here soon.
 

JEL

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Sounds like a pretty darn good season. Congrats and enjoy the good eats.
 
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