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2021 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Okay, first on the board this year. What shall it be, stew? Burgers?

This is the place to share your pictures (and brief story if you wish) of your 2021 Big (or small) Game harvests. Whether they're taken with bow, rifle, muzzle loader, shotgun, hand cannon, spear, or the Five Point Exploding Heart Technique, let's see your 2021 harvests!

The previous year meat poles are all located in the Archived Tips section if you wish to view them.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Excellent! What did you pop it with? I'm pretty sure it wasn't one of your thump gun/lever actions.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 3]

.243. From my living room window, in my pajamas and slippers. Second one this week actually. Didnt take pics of the last one. Maybe a couple more fawns will make it this year.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 4]

Ive tated coyote sausage and cooked strips,..A whole lot of other thinks Id rather eat, tasted fine,.. Funky looking pelt? not much mane shorter guard hair.
What are coyotes worth in that neck of the woods
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Postby wawhitey » 03 05, 2021 •  [Post 5]

Lefty wrote:Ive tated coyote sausage and cooked strips,..A whole lot of other thinks Id rather eat, tasted fine,.. Funky looking pelt? not much mane shorter guard hair.
What are coyotes worth in that neck of the woods


Not sure, but this one aint worth a dime. Just dont want em eating my fawn or the neighbors cat. Took it up to my taxidermists for some instruction in the trickier aspects of skinning and fleshing. Bad pelt = practice hide.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 06, 2021 •  [Post 6]

wawhitey wrote:
Lefty wrote:Ive tated coyote sausage and cooked strips,..A whole lot of other thinks Id rather eat, tasted fine,.. Funky looking pelt? not much mane shorter guard hair.
What are coyotes worth in that neck of the woods


Not sure, but this one aint worth a dime. Just dont want em eating my fawn or the neighbors cat. Took it up to my taxidermists for some instruction in the trickier aspects of skinning and fleshing. Bad pelt = practice hide.

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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 03 06, 2021 •  [Post 7]

way to start it off!!

if money spent is any indication of critters i'll kill this year, it should be good :lol: some people celebrate "spring cleaning" while i celebrate "spring gear testing"

actually waiting for my wife to get home to pitch a new trad bow.... i need to talk her into it before the UPS guy starts showing up next week, haha. been out calling a couple times, but just cold sets. have not lined up time and weather very good yet this year.

had one good hunt, got notified about a fresh llama kill and went to go hunt that cat the next morning, the county trapper told them he wouldn't be able to come out for a few days.... everything was good, i had a good setup, no dice.... i found out on my way home that i was hunting a dead cat. the trapper showed up before daylight unannounced and i was hunting a dead cat... oh well.

weather should be getting better, and though this spring will be a little chaotic in life, i'll still make time to hunt.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Billy Goat » 03 08, 2021 •  [Post 8]

shot this in the desert area of Sonora, Mexico in January. :)

300 H&H, 180gr FailSafe
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 09, 2021 •  [Post 9]

Beautiful Muley Billy Goat!!
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Postby Roosiebull » 03 12, 2021 •  [Post 10]

awesome buck!!! everything a big mulie should be!!

big, gnarly, trashy dark horned old buck.... perfect!
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 14, 2021 •  [Post 11]

Billy can you give us the story. I had always thought of the Sonora since reading an article in an outddor magazine as a kid
Did you feel safe out there.? I had a student who offered me hunting and beach time,,,sometime when its safe. Grandmas sent the grandsons to the US because drug traffic on their ranch. Next winter Im hoping to spend a week or two after javilina east of Nagales, unless the border is a problem
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Postby Billy Goat » 03 14, 2021 •  [Post 12]

Lefty,

short answer is.... yes I felt safe, but bear in mind I was pretty well escorted by the guide + crew the whole time.

the hunt was on a 25k acre ranch out in the desert. pretty desolate country. we flew into Hermosillo (capital of Sonora, MX) and drove ~3 hrs out to the Ranch. pretty much stayed there til hunt was over and we drove back to town.

the hunting wasnt "hard" by any means. I saw ALOT of quality bucks that week. we shot a total of 6 that week, and all were studs.

oddly enough.... down there the muleys live in the lowlands, and whitetail (Coues) live in the mountains. I never saw any coues cause we were in the low country. saw lots of muleys, coyotes, javelina and QUAIL EVERYWHERE.

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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 03 22, 2021 •  [Post 13]

1185 miles to the field
Fun hunt. I had to leave the field to get a nap.
Birds in the air nearly all the time

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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 04 23, 2021 •  [Post 14]

Nice bunch o' birds mister! What kind of geese are those?
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Postby Lefty » 05 28, 2021 •  [Post 15]

About time I answered : Ross , snows and blues.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 08 12, 2021 •  [Post 16]

Little boar from ferry county
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 12, 2021 •  [Post 17]

wawhitey wrote:Little boar from ferry county


Excellent! Congrats Dean.
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Postby 7mmfan » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 18]

It's about time! That's quite the blood trail in the background.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 19]

I believe wawhitey just filled his second Washington bear tag! That man is a bear killin' machine ;)
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Postby Billy Goat » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 20]

WaWhitey kills more than the plague. :) attaboy.
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Postby wawhitey » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 21]

Now this is a bear. Couldnt get a good pic to save my life, due to where he died, and not knowing what happened to my clip shot. Wish ida had it with me. Ordering a new one. He actually had ground growage when i walked up to him, bigger than i thought. That doesnt happen very often, especially with bears.
Couldnt hardly flop him around to cut him up. He was significantly bigger than me. Wish ida had a second set of hands, what a chore. Shot him at 10 yards, maybe a little less. Anyway heres 3 crappy pics.
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Postby 7mmfan » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 22]

God it's about time! :roll: Nice bear man. Lots of good eating there.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 23]

Nice job mister, damn nice bear.
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Postby wawhitey » 08 13, 2021 •  [Post 24]

7mmfan wrote:God it's about time!


Yeah, 20 hours between bears. I suck. ;)
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Postby Lefty » 09 05, 2021 •  [Post 25]

Sometimes a guy can't resist.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 09 06, 2021 •  [Post 26]

Ha, nice Dennis. Is that a blue?
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Postby Lefty » 09 06, 2021 •  [Post 27]

Sure is.
Spiced right, cooked on low, tasty!

Should have been eating backs straps tonight.. a nice little 2x3 mulie, don't even want to share that
One ised my 45 yard pin while at 31, clear sailing for the arrow.
Got a date with a couple bulls. Hoping for a sore back , and legs

Never heard a bugle tonight. Saw a couple cows and a calf,,,,,81 degrees
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 09 08, 2021 •  [Post 28]

Heard tell that the first WapitiTalk cadre elk has bit the dust. I’m sure he’ll post it up when he gets a chance ;)
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Postby Jhg » 09 10, 2021 •  [Post 29]

I bugled this public land bull in on Sept 3. I was shooting my 54lb recurve and a 570 grain arrow, single bevel broadhead. 35-ish yard shot, complete pass through. I deboned him but the pack out was still pretty rugged. Two miles one way exactly. The flies were atrocious.

I was so concerned with the high temps and getting him out asap I spaced out taking any photos with my bow. You can see it though, barely, leaning on a deadfall tree in the upper right corner. This was the cleanest elk I have ever shot- he didn't smell at all.

The pics do not show how steep it is where he ended up. He had actually rolled downhill about 15 yards to rest against the log. Bad spot for sure.


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Postby 7mmfan » 09 10, 2021 •  [Post 30]

Excellent first elk on the page! Way to set the bar high for everyone else!
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Postby Elkhntr08 » 09 12, 2021 •  [Post 31]

Very nice bull. Congratulations.
Been getting a few pictures text to me, figured it was just a matter of time before we started seeing some here.
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Postby Jhg » 09 12, 2021 •  [Post 32]

What its all about...

Shoulder roast
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Flank steak
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 09 17, 2021 •  [Post 33]

Wednesday the 15th
The bull scared Andrew at 5 yards, the bull spooked as Andrew drew, My cow call stopped him, arrowed at 26 yards,

Not a drop of blood or scuff of dirt. Founds 375 yards and three hours later just after sunset,


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Postby 7mmfan » 09 17, 2021 •  [Post 34]

Fantastic! Where did the arrow hit?
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Postby Lefty » 09 18, 2021 •  [Post 35]

ABout where Andrews elbow is on the opposite side.
The shot was high and back, liver. then forward, into the lungs .

Bleed internally. unti it hit the ground. with less than a cup of blood at the arrow hit and flothy mouth.
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Postby redtop » 09 23, 2021 •  [Post 36]

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30 yd. double lung. He went 50 yds. Dropped and was dead within 1 minute of the shot.
My 45th consecutive elk. Not all with a bow though so this one feels special.
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Postby 7mmfan » 09 23, 2021 •  [Post 37]

Very nice redtop, looks like a great bull.
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Postby Jhg » 09 23, 2021 •  [Post 38]

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DUDE!!!!


How old are you Norm? I am 62 and still elking it. Nice bull.
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Postby redtop » 09 24, 2021 •  [Post 39]

Jhg I'm 67. I just recounted the years and this actually my 47th elk in a row. But two years I shot 2 elk in a season. So 45 years in a row.
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Postby GoGriz1234 » 09 24, 2021 •  [Post 40]

redtop wrote:
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30 yd. double lung. He went 50 yds. Dropped and was dead within 1 minute of the shot.
My 45th consecutive elk. Not all with a bow though so this one feels special.


Congrats Norm! Great looking antlers - you are an inspiration!
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Postby TimberCruiser » 09 25, 2021 •  [Post 41]

My 2021 elk. Went into a new drainage and did scouting on day 1 everything was silent. Day 2 early morning this guy was bugling his head off with a bunch of cows, was able hear his last round up bugle near their bedding. I crept up and gave a lost cow call..nothing moved up another 100 yards called again then he lit right up around the 80 yard mark just above me. We went back and forth a couple times then I decided to try to call his cows away..he didn't like that just came running in full steam. Had a broadside shot at 15 yards with my trusty 270. Solo pack out 800 yards straight up the bank. Fairly decent walking luckily, onto chasing big whitetails later in the season.
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Postby Jhg » 09 25, 2021 •  [Post 42]

Nice bull. Looks big bodied too- my favorite kind of bull elk. Calling his cows away was a good move after what you tried first was not really working by itself but that still was a good choice though- a lost cow (in this case a cow trying to get away from the bull -you-) set the stage because you didn't insist on repeating the same thing over and over and that made a difference. Enough to get them curious, realistic because elk move on with what they are saying- then you became a bull getting greedy. Nice sequence.
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Postby redtop » 09 25, 2021 •  [Post 43]

Nice trident top points. Congratulations!
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Postby Billy Goat » 09 25, 2021 •  [Post 44]

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Postby TimberCruiser » 09 27, 2021 •  [Post 45]

Jhg wrote:Nice bull. Looks big bodied too- my favorite kind of bull elk. Calling his cows away was a good move after what you tried first was not really working by itself but that still was a good choice though- a lost cow (in this case a cow trying to get away from the bull -you-) set the stage because you didn't insist on repeating the same thing over and over and that made a difference. Enough to get them curious, realistic because elk move on with what they are saying- then you became a bull getting greedy. Nice sequence.


Good advice thanks guys. The call used was the 2 mews and round up bugle which I learnt from Paul in one of his videos. Also slow played a bull yesterday took 30 mins of calling them he lit up next to us across a creek. He wouldn't come across mainly because the herd had just come from there is what I think. A tighter setup next time is the lesson there. We were at around the 230 yard mark too far for best odds.
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Postby Swede » 09 29, 2021 •  [Post 46]

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Shot September 7th at 40 yards. The cow traveled 40 yards after being shot. I think I told RJ it was 30-30, but that was a mistake.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Jhg » 09 29, 2021 •  [Post 47]

Big cow! That is going to be some great eating.
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Postby 7mmfan » 09 29, 2021 •  [Post 48]

Well done Swede, well done. Just goes to show you even jerks get lucky sometimes.
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Postby Tigger » 09 29, 2021 •  [Post 49]

Not sure I have seen a picture of Swede before. Given his internet persona, I thought he was 6'4" with 6-pack abs and bulging biceps! Seeing you harvest an elk makes me proud that you have been paying attention to my teachings!

Nicely done Swede! Congrats are definitely in order!
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Postby Lefty » 10 04, 2021 •  [Post 50]

Tigger wrote:Not sure I have seen a picture of Swede before. Given his internet persona, I thought he was 6'4" with 6-pack abs and bulging biceps! Seeing you harvest an elk makes me proud that you have been paying attention to my teachings!
Nicely done Swede! Congrats are definitely in order!

Swede is using a stunt double in the pic, dont want to scare the forum members
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Postby Kessler10 » 10 19, 2021 •  [Post 51]

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Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 10 22, 2021 •  [Post 52]

Nice bull Kessler!

I'm here to give my annual contribution to ye olde meatpole.
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Yes, I used a broadhead. This guy had the nerve to dodge my judo tip...
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Jhg » 10 22, 2021 •  [Post 53]

Way to go Malachi! I love seeing trad gear taking game.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Billy Goat » 10 24, 2021 •  [Post 54]

My son got his first elk after 3 years of trying, and it was a stud of a 5x5. I'm tickled for the following reasons:

1. he was hunting solo (started doing this last year)
2. after deciding that the field he selected to hunt was a good place to hunt, he stood next to one tree all day long, from ~6:30 am til 6:30pm when the bull came in and got shot (patience)
3. good first shot, but bull didn't flop, so he shot it 2 more times, connecting all 3 in the vitals (kept his head in the game)
4. thanked God for the opportunity, and me for the training (humble/thankful).

Attaboy, son.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Billy Goat » 10 24, 2021 •  [Post 55]

and not to be outdone.......

My friend Erik has hunted elk with me since we started (2008). His son Matt and Travis (my boy) are best friends. the two of them have hunted at least as hard as their dads have on 3 trips (2018, 2020, 2021).

Matt got his first bull, also a 5x5 on the same trip. I was lucky to have heard both of them on the radio calling out "I JUST SHOT A BULL".

Matt was also hunting solo, and is going to be a great man someday. He turned 18 on the trip.

Both young men will miss the next 4 elk seasons to college, but I'm sure looking forward to their young legs joining us again in 2026, Godwilling.

They are transitioning from mentee's to peers. Our work as dads is nearing completion.

Attaboy Matt & Erik.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Jhg » 10 24, 2021 •  [Post 56]

Nice bulls!
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

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Here is my daughter's bull!
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Postby >>>---WW----> » 11 03, 2021 •  [Post 58]

Congratulations to all these young hunters on their fine first bulls
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 11 08, 2021 •  [Post 59]

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My daughter is on a roll! here is her whitetail from this weekend:
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Postby Swede » 11 08, 2021 •  [Post 60]

Tig. That is a great Whitetail. Congratulations to your daughter.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Jhg » 11 09, 2021 •  [Post 61]

Nice whitetail there. Really nice. Well done.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Billy Goat » 11 09, 2021 •  [Post 62]

Tigger wrote:
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My daughter is on a roll! here is her whitetail from this weekend:


how'd she get such a "clean" picture with that buck? no blood, no guts, no tongue hanging out? that buck looks like a full body mount that belongs in a Cabelas?

so..... not only great hunting and harvest...... but great photo skills too!

my harvest pics always look like Hannibal Lecter setup the arrangement. ;(
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 11 09, 2021 •  [Post 63]

Billy,
Thanks, we put some time into the pictures. I started really putting effort into it a few years back and they are starting to look pretty good. I should start a thread with tips I guess. I will say one thing, it is way harder to get the light right at night!
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby 7mmfan » 11 09, 2021 •  [Post 64]

I have a good buddy who lives in Eastern WA. He is an accomplished hunter, with many bucks and bulls under his belt. We have bird hunted together many times, but never have hunted deer. He was going to be in Western WA for the last weekend of general deer season visiting his wife's family, so he asked if I'd be willing to take him Blacktail hunting for a day. He had never hunted Blacktail before and was interested in trying it out. I was itching to get into the BT woods again, so I agreed without reservation.

5:00 am Halloween morning we met and headed up to the gate I wanted to hunt. It's about a 3 mile hike steep uphill to get to where the good clearcuts start. From there there are several cuts of varying age with good topography in about a 2 square mile area. The weather was less than ideal. Clear and calm. There were no expectations for the day other than spending it in the woods hunting.

We made it to the edge of the first clear cut about 10 minutes before first light, so we hung back in the woods for a few minutes, changed our clothes and joked around about how there was going to be a big buck standing down in the clear cut when we walked out. We decided there was enough light to see so we slowly crunched our way out to the edge of the landing on the frozen ground, glassing all the nooks and crannies as the clear cut unfolded below us. 1 minute in, as we both stepped forward far enough to see the bottom timberline 200 yards away, we both said "BUCK" at the same time. Clearly both our eyes were on the same page and landed on the most likely spot for a deer to be at the same moment. 200 yards below us was a huge bodied buck with obvious antlers slowly walking down the skid trail at the bottom of the clear cut, nose to the ground. Josh is a confident shooter, but I could tell he was excited. I had shooting sticks in hand, so I quickly adjusted them to height for him, he got steady and seconds later, BOOM! WHOP! A solid hit. The deer turned and ran down the trail with his nose in the dirt for about 40 yards. I was congratulating Josh on an excellent shot when suddenly the buck got his legs under him again and started heading for the tree line. Josh was on it, and fired a follow up shot. BOOM! WHOP! Another solid hit. The buck turned and ran back the way he'd just come before tipping over at almost the exact point of the initial shot.

We both stared at each other in the dim morning twilight, with the smell of gun powder hanging in the air and began laughing. I just joked and said, " See I told you, thats how Blacktail hunting is done! You just walked up to the first landing and kill a buck." We navigated down to the buck and when we got there we were surprised to find a very old huge bodied 2 pt. When I first saw the size of the body I assumed he would have more headgear, but I believe this old timer was regressing. His teeth were worn to the gum line and he was missing a couple of front teeth. He was clearly passed his prime. It didn't seem to be slowing him down though, he was full blast rutted up. His neck was swollen and he had just made a scrape and peed all over his legs. I found the rub line that he had been working on down that tree line. He was definitely a contender.

We broke down his buck in the shade of the tree line as the sun came up and began to warm the landscape. I had a small thermos of coffee in my pack, so when were done and packs were loaded we enjoyed a snack and hot coffee, then proceeded to do the 3 miles walk back to the rig, all downhill. What a day.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 12 05, 2021 •  [Post 65]

Cool pics, brought back some Washington memories


7mmfan wrote:We both stared at each other in the dim morning twilight, with the smell of gun powder hanging in the air and began laughing. I just joked and said, " See I told you, thats how Blacktail hunting is done! You just walked up to the first landing and kill a buck."
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My only Washington bt was a huge stinky roman-nosed 2x2 .
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby 7mmfan » 12 05, 2021 •  [Post 66]

I've seen some big 2 pt blacktail. There is something pretty cool about them.
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Postby 7mmfan » 12 05, 2021 •  [Post 67]

I'll add this one to the pole. My 2021 WA mule deer.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 12 06, 2021 •  [Post 68]

7mmfan wrote:I'll add this one to the pole. My 2021 WA mule deer.


Hell ya, great MD buck mister!
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 12 07, 2021 •  [Post 69]

Atta boy 7! Good picture as well as subject!
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Postby 7mmfan » 12 07, 2021 •  [Post 70]

Tigger wrote:Atta boy 7! Good picture as well as subject!

Low and close, fill the frame, get the light on you, not behind you, etc etc blah blah blah, my Dad knows all the tricks :D He must have taken a photography class when I was little or something because he's always been a master of outdoor photography.
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Postby Tigger » 12 08, 2021 •  [Post 71]

I might be doing a seminar at our state Pheasants Forever banquet on grip and grin photography. If he has any great tips, send them my way!
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Postby 7mmfan » 12 08, 2021 •  [Post 72]

Tigger wrote:I might be doing a seminar at our state Pheasants Forever banquet on grip and grin photography. If he has any great tips, send them my way!


I have actually taken a photography class and typed up some how-to's like you did a while back on grip[ and grin photography. Mine were angled towards fish pictures in catch and release fisheries for salmon and steelhead. I'll see if I can find that and share it. In a past career as a fishing guide, I took thousands upon thousands of grip and grin fish pictures.
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Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 12 22, 2021 •  [Post 73]

Broke a personal curse of sorts this last weekend! 100 or so odd hunts since my last big game trad kill. Made a 17 yard shot on this guy with my recurve.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 12 22, 2021 •  [Post 74]

where is that like button when a guy needs it?

Impressive!
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Postby 7mmfan » 12 22, 2021 •  [Post 75]

Awesome! Great work!
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 12 22, 2021 •  [Post 76]

Excellent! Beautiful trad gear whitetail mister. Congrats are in order for sure.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby 7mmfan » 12 23, 2021 •  [Post 77]

Shooting a recurve is something I'd like to do. I just wish we had enough game around here to make hunting them with traditional gear a real option. I mean, an option where you could have a real chance at killing one on a somewhat regular basis. I actually think that you would have a much better chance of killing bears with consistency here than deer or elk.
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Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 12 23, 2021 •  [Post 78]

7mm, you gotta go for it man! With good coaching (i.e. Solid Archery Mechanics), and great form, you can get confident shooting 30 yards at animals with a recurve.
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Postby 7mmfan » 12 23, 2021 •  [Post 79]

When I hunt alpine bears in september, it's fairly easy to get close to them as long as you have good wind. Maybe I'll give it a go one of these years.
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Postby wawhitey » 12 23, 2021 •  [Post 80]

7mmfan wrote:Shooting a recurve is something I'd like to do. I just wish we had enough game around here to make hunting them with traditional gear a real option. I mean, an option where you could have a real chance at killing one on a somewhat regular basis. I actually think that you would have a much better chance of killing bears with consistency here than deer or elk.


If you get a recurve or longbow, and want to take a bear with it, ill show you a spot you could get it done. As long as you keep your damn mouth shut about it. Nice quiet trail lined with berries, tip toe up the way and bears all over. Was thinking of going for my first archery bear there next august. But its not that important to me. I almost guarantee if you spent 4 or 5 days tiptoeing up and down the first mile of trail you could have a halfway decent bear in recurve range, oblivious to your presence.
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Re: 2021 Meat Pole

Postby 7mmfan » 12 23, 2021 •  [Post 81]

wawhitey wrote:
7mmfan wrote:Shooting a recurve is something I'd like to do. I just wish we had enough game around here to make hunting them with traditional gear a real option. I mean, an option where you could have a real chance at killing one on a somewhat regular basis. I actually think that you would have a much better chance of killing bears with consistency here than deer or elk.


If you get a recurve or longbow, and want to take a bear with it, ill show you a spot you could get it done. As long as you keep your damn mouth shut about it. Nice quiet trail lined with berries, tip toe up the way and bears all over. Was thinking of going for my first archery bear there next august. But its not that important to me. I almost guarantee if you spent 4 or 5 days tiptoeing up and down the first mile of trail you could have a halfway decent bear in recurve range, oblivious to your presence.


Well, I am a bit of a big mouth so... Sounds like a hell of a spot though.
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Postby wawhitey » 12 23, 2021 •  [Post 82]

Just let me know. Its a legitimate offer.
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