Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sharptail fun!

Nash and I have been having pretty good luck with the sharptails. We have a spot where they congregate and we've been getting a couple just about every time we go up there...


Nash's last morning buck

Nash got this nice 3x3 the last day of season(November 27). He just shot him right in the yard! :D We've been seeing this deer all year out and about down here in the riverbottoms and that day he made the fatal mistake of stepping out onto our property. One shot from the .30-06, DRT.

Last minute deer!

On Saturday the 26th, the day before season closed, Dad, Nash and I came rolling in from futilely hunting mulies. We came into our yard and there were mule deer does everywhere so I started looking around for whitetail does because I had an antlerless tag. Sure enough, there were about 25 does out in our field. We bailed out of the truck and I got Dad's Remington 600 .222. We snuck up to our hay stack and I shot a nice fat little deer. It went straight down, didn't even move an inch... :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New dugout. . . .

The flood this spring made a big washout in our field. Nash and I concocted an idea and a couple weeks ago and went and notched a dugout into the side of the bank. :) It's pretty dang cool, we've got a fireplace and everything! The haybale has a hole dug in it for storing firewood and such. It's really fun to hang out in!


A few pics of this fall.....

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted! We've had a pretty good hunting season so far... Nash got a whitetail doe with his recurve bow, Mom got a nice 4x4 mulie, and I got a 6x5 mulie with lots of character... with my Mauser! :)

Now we just need to get Dad and Nash a buck!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday 12 mile hike

On Monday afternoon, Nash and I decided we wanted to walk over to Blood Creek, which is 6 miles one way. So, we put some sandwiches and water in our packs, got two of our dogs, Cap and Sandy, and headed out first thing Tuesday morning. Of course we took rifles, I took Dad's Browning BL-22 and Nash toted my Remington 121. :) Here are a few pics.

We got to Blood Creek, and during the flooding we had during the spring, Blood Creek, which used to be a few puddles mostly, is now a nice sized little creek, with a waterfall. :)

We messed around at the creek for an hour and a half or so. Cap and Sandy were rooting around and then Cap started barking treed up a big cottonwood tree. Then Sandy joined in. We looked around and there were coon tracks and holes in the tree, so we've no doubt there was a coon up there.

Good boy! :)

After that, we packed up and headed for the house. Oh boy, 6 miles in 96 degrees!

All in all, we had a big ol' time! :)


A few pics of some coon hunting ventures

Well, it's been awhile since I've posted but we've been doing some coon hunting and dog training. First, Nash caught two young coons in his box trap. We hoisted them up in a tree and let the pups "tree" them. It was really good for them, because me and Nash went on a hike and Cap started chopping up a cottonwood tree that had coon tracks all around it. :) Here's a few pics.

There's Cap jumping up at them.

And here's Tug.

And then last night, we went out for a few hours to try and tree an ol' ringtail. Unfortunately, the moon was very bright(you could have read a book) and the coons just weren't moving. But, a good time was had by all. :)


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Long time, no post!!!

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted! Alot has happened since I did, we had awful flooding, no phone or computer for 33 days in May and June, and we've been on several prairie dog hunts, catfishing excursions, and period scouts since. Oh yeah, Nash and I shot pickup load of carp in our front yard!! Here are some pics. :)