- Jun 14, 2002
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- SE Idaho
Some days there is but some days there is constantly birds around somewhere.Then I realized that there is a lot of dead time in between.
And having somebody on one side or the other, has gotten kind of nice too
You nailed itThere is either a lot of mud or snow.
You got to realize we're 64, 65 and 67.Getting up real early, setting out thousands of decoys.
There is none of that 2:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m. setting decoys in the dark thing going on around here anymore.
We set decoys for two 3 hours one day and then another day another two three hours and another day at 2-3 hours and about the time we get all the decoys out it'll be time to pick them up
Some days that is the case but certainly not out of boredomI'm a 4-5 hour guy.
But we then use excuses
Oops I got to go back I forgot to take my meds
I'm hungry dang I should have put on more sunscreen
I've learned to pace myself elk hunting.I assume you feel similar to me on my 12-14 day big game hunts. Not always in them, not always comfortable, always tired and sore
Every single mountain I climb or ridge I go over, in my brain my 180" buck will
I hit it hard when my daughter is in camp.
Then I'll rest for two or three days..
And I've got the deer rifle hunt figured out a good lunch pee bottle warm clothes reading material.
3/4 mi hike and 120 ft elevation to where I set up a pop-up line for elk
Below it's just shy of a mile hike in to where I set up a pop-up blind over a meadow for deer
My bear blind is a little bit bigger and more comfortable.
Since I'm on the edge of grizzly country I go with something or if a grizzly comes after me I'll know what's happening before I die
Absolutely. My glass is full for weeks.