just a little "excited"!

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  1. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I just booked my first elk hunt!! Now the work begins, working up loads for the .300wsm, getting my butt back into decent shape, etc! To say I'm excited isn't going to even come close!!!
     
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    Where are you going?
     
  3. Loren Jensen

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    Congrats man and I hope you have success. Even if you don't come home with something, I'm sure you'll still be satisfied. Hunting is one of the greatest things to do to get away from everything (after fishing). Nothing beats hearing a big ol' bull bugling in a stand of timber.

    Good luck!

    Loren
     
  4. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Thanks, guys; the trip's in the middle of October, about 55 miles South and a little West of Jellystone, out of Ashton.
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Congrats Alex! It will probably nice to have a goal to focus on to speed your recovery!
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Stop by and see Yogi and BooBoo...:rofl:

    Seriously, congratulations and good luck.
     
  7. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Get a tag and shoot those little picnic basket stealing bastards too.
     
  8. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Good deal Alex. Fall colors, maybe some snow in the high country, big animals, .300wsm, nothing wrong with this picture. Check and see if you should bring your 4wt.
     
  9. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    You know, Karl, it's just about the time those big browns are heading into the park to do their thing, and the place is a little south of Island Park, with the Henry's Fork right beside highway 20. More's the pity I plan to drive over to West Yellowstone and head South on 20 to get there. Assuming I connect with a trophy bull, I may need a little "decompression":clown:
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    I was thinking after I read your comment and my brain does go in screwy places. Here's where it went: In my opinion, the brown trout are to freshwater fishing what elk are to big game hunting in our neck of the woods. Steelhead are like mountain sheep, rainbows are whitetails and muleys are cutthroats. Moose? Not sure of an accurate comparison. Be sure to ease into your training. I screwed up last summer and ended up with planter faciitis (sp) which took almost six months to resolve just because I started pushing too hard to soon. We ain't got the body we had even 10 years ago, the hinges don't work as well and the bindings are loose. Keep up with regular reports on your progress.
     
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    Sounds like will be a blast. I bow hunted there in the early 90's. Used to be many elk in that area before the introduction of wolves.
    Should be a great hunt in some of the most beautiful country in the US. Getting in shape is the fun part.
     
  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Drop by the Bear Trap of the Madison . . . DO watch for the occasional "cold weather" Rattler or two, but that's the best big Brown water on the Mad. Think "Sculpin" patterns (not sayin' this old Montana boy ever frequented that stretch in the Fall when he lived there . . . take a .22 handgun . . . lots of bunnies for an evening meal.). Congrats, enjoy, & may a monarch be yours.
     
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    Travel safe and good hunting:thumb::thumb:
     
  14. Mark Walker

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    Congrats Alex!
    We have a kitchen cabinet door that when I close it, the squeak sounds very much like an elk bugle. Always get a grin out of it.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I have an old African Gray parrot that bugles, grunts, cow-calls, mews, chirps to perfection . . . feel free to take him, Alex. Wear Kevlar gloves (Sinbad is dangerous, but entertaining as hell . . . or, maybe he's just a tad cannabalistic . . . ). He also coyote-howls pretty good & calls Chukars to perfection (reckon I should practice elsewhere?!?).
     
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    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    Elk hunting is a great experience! Have a great trip and take lots of pics!
     
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    Awesome! I harvested my first elk this year. It was just a cow but it still was a great experience. Should be a blast!
     

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