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Sundays hunt report.

orchidmanorchidman Posts: 8,438 Senior Member
Saw 3 Spikers which walked past me at about 8 yds range.
Only doe I saw was was streaking across an open area at warp speed about 400m away and she didnt stop until she hit the thick part of the forest and went out of sight.
No bucks seen.
Didnt blood the Tx3.
Spent the last 2 hrs hunting in torrential rain.
Tore the whole front bumper of the jeep off when I drove into shallow pan with 8" of water covering it. Been through the same area multiple times but didnt allow for the constant rain over the last 3 weeks to have washed out a massive hole about 6' deep. As the front dropped and started sinking I slammed into reverse and backed up over the lip, catching the front bumper on the edge and removing the whole front end.
Got wet to the waist wading in to retrieve it.
Drove home wet, cold and miserable.

Best thing that happened was when I got home looking like something the cat dragged in.
I broke the seal on a bottle of Jim Beam 'Devils Cut' and figured that since everything else got almost drowned.........I might as well continue the theme and drown my sorrows.

3 glasses later everything was looking rosy in my world.
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....


  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,456 Senior Member
    There's always tomorrow.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyearly Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I've had simular off-road/off-color mis-haps.
    No t-shirt, but I can locate the truck body scars of each excursion.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,364 Senior Member
    Sometimes you just have days like that....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • orchidmanorchidman Posts: 8,438 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    I've had simular off-road/off-color mis-haps.
    No t-shirt, but I can locate the truck body scars of each excursion.

    Ha!!!!!! You had to mention T shirt didnt you. Wasnt going to add this but now you raised the subject.............

    I havent been feeling well lately and 3 hrs into the hunt I doubled over with stomach cramps.............so I immediately dumped my pack, dropped trou and relieved the pressure........then opened my pack to grab the roll of TP that I ALWAYS carry.......and its not there. My pack got soaked last week when I was hunting and I emptied it out to dry everything when I got home.
    Somehow I forgot to replace the TP.

    So there I am with my trou around my ankles and nothing handy to substitute for tp.........took me a few minutes of balancing while trying not to fall/step backwards while I got my rain jacket off, my polar fleece top, a sweat shirt and get down to my T shirt ...........which I promptly cut the bottom off to use as a substitute.

    It didnt help that when I got my T shirt off I realised it was the one with a pic of a Whitetail buck head with antlers and the words 'Grow A Pair' on it............cos when I saw that I couldnt help laughing. Hysterically.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • earlyearly Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    No wonder you was reaching for the strong corn liquor jug when you got home.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • bisleybisley Posts: 10,815 Senior Member
    Great fun! :beer:

    Every time I hear a new disaster story from one of my middle-aged contemporaries, it makes my heart full, for I know that I'm probably only one or two outings removed from a similar 'adventure,' and I do so very much respect the ones who keep on plugging away at 'enjoying' their great passion. As your physical abilities start to wane a little bit more, you will come to dread those adventures...but keep your courage. It may be hell for you, but it is exhilarating for the rest of us, in the comfort of our recliners. :jester:

    P.S. I commend you for discovering Jim Beam 'Devil's Cut.' It ain't Glenfiddich, but it is a damned smooth sipping whiskey, for a fraction of the cost of single malt scotch. My youngest daughter gave me a bottle for Christmas one year, and I keep it around all the time, these days.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,440 Senior Member
    I spent Sunday in airports, on planes, and then at a work 'event' in a distant city.

    I think you had a better time than I did.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    I spent Sunday hauling hurricane debris to the curb. Your day was better than mine!!! At least I have Internet back today.

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    I had my 4wd go out on me once while hunting at about 9k ft in Colorado. Then it snowed a wet, heavy snow. Even chained up, there was one part of the goat track I couldn't navigate successfully. There was a huge rock in the track, it was slick and tilted slightly down hill. It was also in the middle of a curve. Every time I tried to cross that particular spot, my truck would start sliding off the track.

    Finally, someone with a 4wd vehicle came along and pulled me across the bad spot.

    I love my Dodge truck, but one leaking vacuum hose and I lost 4wd, control of my heating/cooling vents (went to defroster) and cruise control.

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
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