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Well ~ let me tell you about a hunt ~ one of the best ```

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting Forum' started by onjig, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. onjig

    onjig Senior Refuge Member

    Aug 7, 2018
    Jack invited me ~ you don't know Jack ~ but ~ well this hunt was up in Horse Thief Canyon off of Hwy 88 not far from 89 turns north through Hope Valley and 88 continues west ```

    It was a good hunt jack had rented a couple horsed ~ you know not to ride but ~ to drag ```

    Anyway ~ I had to work at the time so I would hike in from 88 Saturday night ~ they'd already have camp set up ``` It was getting dark as I started in ~ I had the 7mm Mouser Carbine ~ I had converted to 308 ~ way back I had been working nights and turned this Springfield barrel so it looked like a Mouser ~ Well that's another story ```

    Anyway when i found camp it was dark ~ Jack introduced me to these three guys ~ wasn't a real happy group ~ but ```

    We talked a bit and had a cupa ~ well ~ you could see the light from ~ let's see there were about maybe six camps in the valley ~ pretty lush ~ we were at about 8,000 feet ~ I'm guessing ```

    So I walk east just couple hundred yard to this camp ~ father and son ~ the boy was maybe 14 years ~ they had tied everything on this horses back and sides with rope ~ and as the horse walked the rope seesawed across here and there ~ rubbing him raw ~ so he jumped and kicked an bucked till everything was off his back and ran off ~ they were just about to go see if they could lure him back ~ I wished them luck ```

    The next camp was north maybe 50 yards ~ I called out: " OK to come in " yeh, come on ~ so I stepped into the light ~ Indians ~ one guy tossed a bottle ~ and I caught it ~ like I did this all the time ~ Whiskey 3/4 full ~ I took a nip and handed it to one guy facing the fire ``` Well they were friendly nice guys ~ from around Woodfords area ~ I was motioned to sit by the fire ~ and this guy n I ~ young fellow talked and talked and ~ another guy put a pan on the fire ~ the sides of the pan were no more than 2 1/2" maybe 3" tall and the pan was maybe 12" across ~ he filled it with water ~ and we tossed the bottle round and round ~ and they brought out another ~ and we laughted n laughted n~ this other guy started to pour Rice into the pan ~ he had a 5 lb or bigger bag and was ~ I could see he was gona pour it all into the pan ~ so I started to say stop stop ~ I'm Armenian ~ well American but my folks were from Armenia ~ we eat a lot of Pilaf ~ you know Rice and vermachelli ~ in chicken broth ```
    Well the guy next to me touches my arm ~ and says pointing at the guy by the fire ~ and kinda wispers: " He Knows " ~ well I was sloshed by this time and I thought ~ You know ~ Person can always learn something new ~ you know your think you know every thing bout something ~ then you learn something you never knew ```

    We drank more than anybody with any sense would drink and talked about ~ well they were saying all these people are dumb ~ they'll take bucks ~ the does are the tender ones ~ they'll leave Sunday ~ and leave the does ```
    I looked at the fire ~ the rice in the pan had expanded ~ and expanded and was pouring over out of the pot onto the fire ~ n sissling and the handles of the pan were about finished burning off ~ well ~ they were friendly guys ~ It was kinda fun ~ I headed back ~ was able to find our camp n get my sleeping bag out and was gone ~ aahh ~ look at the time ```
    If I can find my way back to this thread ~ I'll come back n tell about the hunt ~ If you'd like ```

  2. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

    Aug 15, 2004
    Love to hear about your hunt if was anything like your night drink'in with the Mohegan's.:l:tu
  3. onjig

    onjig Senior Refuge Member

    Aug 7, 2018
    Hi callinfowl ~ glad you came by ~ just had first cup a ~ almost awake ~ picked up a truck for wife to drive while her monster truck is fixed ~ let me show you ~ if I can figure this out ``` Lariat 1.jpg Lariat 2.jpg

    I'm doing a couple things to get it in good nick ~ went to a wrecking yard and picked up a few ~ one is a smaller windshield washer tank ~ to make room for a Frantz Oil Filter ~ I have a few ~ I changed the oil ~ the spin on filter is right above the front dif ~ son of a gum ~ Henry would be pissed at some things his company is up to ~ Oh the hunt ~ yeh I would like to relive that and you might enjoy ~ but I ~ well ~ I'll make a short version ~ there were four other guys on in camp ~ one good friend and three who didn't talk much they took three buck total ~ fork or better ~ we had two horses ~ one to drag the kill and her stable buddy who did nothing but tag along ~ I rode the big horse up to where one buck fell ~ as we came down a small rise to a creak ~ I though oh hell ~ no saddle ~ when we jump the creek ~ but that horse was so careful ~ making sure I wouldn't lose it ~ we got the kills back to camp ~ bagged it ~ everybody readies to leave ~ they don't live up here ~ didn't to out earlier with with the binging and banging ~ so I start out to take a sweep up the eastern slope and back down through the Aspen ~ well it was great country ~ like my back yard in Christmas Valley ~ I could hear pop n pop up higher n over the other side in a small valley ~ couldn't tell if they were shooting at trees of deer or each other ~ but ~ not a sign of fork or better ~ saw one nice buck but he looked like we'd be good friends if we had a beer together ~ I'd find the right one today or later ~ coming back through the aspen ~ came face to face with this sweet doe ~ she was big eyed and scared ~ I said: Hi baby, it's ok ~ it's me Richard from right over the hill ~ she just stared ~ and trembled ~ she let me set my rifle down and sit slowly on leaning aspen n I told her this and that ~ and she'd bite off an aspen leaf and chew n look off in the direction I was pointing or back over her shoulder ~ we got real comfortable ~ I was able to give her a tear of French bread ~ I think she'd let me stroke her ~ the guys were firing a rifle ~ to let me know it was time ~ she let me get up ~ sip up and get my gun ~ I told her about the Indians ~ told her they was nice guys ~ but they'd pop her ~ I wanted to hug her good by ~ but ~ as I walked away ~ still talking to her ~ she stepped forward to keep me in view ~ God she was sweet ~ sorry to admit I didn't take a deer that hunt ~ but you should a been there ~ I could have stayed ~ I live just a few from there ~ but if I took a buck I'd have to drag ~ as they were taking the horses ~ really you should a ~ if you were there we ~ instead of bagging and dragging we'd have cut up ~ burned and buried the rest ~ stayed the night ~ then packed out to HWY 89 ~ paper wrapped the flesh and into the freezer ~ but ~ thanks for coming by ~ we'll talk again ```


    Fixing the doors ~ electric locks ~ three of them work now ~ the toggles on the back doors are held on by special Pop rivets ~ what the heck I'll have to figure something out for this back door drivers side ```

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