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    2022 Hunting Stories

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    My archery elk tag has gone unfilled, but I had a blast. Two bulls screaming at us and elk spotted on day one. Day two started out with a 200 yard stalk through open fields, it was a close enough thing that I drew my bow and could hear the steps of a pair of cows 15 feet away on the other side of a thick clump of bush. We had calling every morning, and got circled several times, but the bulls weren’t quite in the mood yet and only wanted to talk. Made a last ditch effort the final weekend, and Saturday night we had a bull right pissed at us, he was answering every call and smashing trees just 40 or 50 yards off the cut line we were on. He holed up in a spruce bluff my partner was familiar with, so we snuck out of the woods with a little daylight left to try and put the sneak on him first thing in the AM. One of those wild hunts ensued, with the bull sleeping in until 9:00, much running around, so much bugling in all directions I didn’t even know what the hell was happening anymore, and culminating with me at full draw less than ten yards from a cow that decided to stop exactly behind a 12” poplar. The calf she was with spotted me seconds later (felt like an hour) and they spun and picked a new line through the trees. Then a good sized spike bull crashed through thirty yards to the right while I still had the bow pulled, but no shot. Fun times.

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    I did get to dress like a slightly chubby ninja though.

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    The friend who was gracious enough to let us hunt his place and show us some honey holes on the surrounding crown led his wife to this beauty on day two of the landowner hunt. She laid him out at 400 yards, her first bull.
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    Out supervising at the Lundar Goose Shoot this morning.

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    Team we’re watching has (I think) 13 birds down so far. Most of them good sized ones. The big prize is for total weight, and an award for biggest bird.
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    Glad to hear that Lundar still holds that. Does it still draw participants from far away?
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    One American team this year. Most of the rest are from around the Interlake.

    *set of Alberta plates and one from Ontario I didn’t catch last night.

    8 teams hit the 20 goose limit. Our guys made it to 15. Only one team skunked, find out the results of the weigh in tonight at dinner.
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    Got after some birds this morning. Kicked off with me not seeing a flock that landed right behind me in the dark. Wound up bagging a few Canadas, but the wind was so brutal that most of the birds that tried to commit to the decoys got blown away.

    A couple small flocks put down in a sheltered pocket about 1/4 mile up the field, so we left a couple young hunters (who weren’t in the mood for a long hike) in the blind and travelled the roundabout way along the field edge. The birds spotted us a lifted off, but we managed to bag one flying low (three guys all shot the same bird simultaneously…..)

    On the walk back, we see three big birds trying to make for the decoys. They hit a few bad gusts, but drop onto the stubble 150 yards short of the decoys. My buddy (whose daughter stayed at the blind) decides to cut across to their side of the field and try to send the birds over the top of the blind so the kids will get a shot. This works well….so well that the geese coast low over the field and drop right into the middle of our spread….but no shots.

    At this point we were pretty perplexed, the going theory was that the teens (who were up late last night) were busted napping. So my friend decides the only course of action here is to try and get to the blind without getting busted and see what’s going on. So we watch him spend almost twenty minutes walking up on these birds, freezing every time they turn their heads toward him. I’m not sure if they were distracted by the high winds or what, but it actually friggen worked, and he winds up bagging them. Turns out some slightly sheepish teens decided that the action was over so they were going to go warm up in the truck….
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    Something strange going on around here. Every Fall there are flocks of Geese landing on all the farm fields around here and bunch of us locals get together set out some decoys and get some geese for the table a few times each fall.

    This Fall however their is no geese at all, no one, myself included has even seen a flock of geese fly over headed south for the winter. Usually you cannot count the number of flocks heading south there are so many.

    Another thing that is different is for the last week or so there are Bluebirds every where all day long. First time I have ever seen Bluebirds around here, according to my bird book Bluebirds don't range this far north. Plus they chit on everything, you should see my mailbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northshore View Post
    Another thing that is different is for the last week or so there are Bluebirds every where all day long. First time I have ever seen Bluebirds around here, according to my bird book Bluebirds don't range this far north. Plus they chit on everything, you should see my mailbox.
    [not about you, just a bird meme I saw recently]
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    [not about you, just a bird meme I saw recently]
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    I just got back inside the house from cleaning all the Bluebird Chit off the mailbox, I couldn't put the Mail Person through the trauma of having to open that tomorrow morning.

    Oh my Lord I was just gonna say that all the Bluebirds are gone today and right now as I type this a flock of the little blue chitter's just landed in the Maple Tree outside of my window.

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    Back home after a week of moose hunting near Thunder Bay. Got skunked but great trip anyhow.

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    Lots of natural beauty...
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    Built some new furniture for moose camp...
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