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So Long, and Thanks for All the Meat

October 11, 2011

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Just heard back from Oakland Locker

October 10, 2011

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Six had 20 lbs of venison steaks (those are going in my checked luggage tomorrow) and 35 lbs of other good stuff (that they’ll convert to venison salami and summer sausage then ship to me). That, plus the 11 Pheasants worth of meat and we’re good to go. Beast Feast going to be so sweet. […]

Caught a Big Coho Today

October 10, 2011

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Today I went on a fishing trip with Larry, Quintin’s Father. We fished the umpqua river from an aluminum driftboat. Fishing was very chill. I cast the line, I reeled it in, et cetera. This was my first time fishing as an adult, but it was more or less how I remembered it. What I […]

Gutting, Skinning, and Hanging Six: Viewer Discretion is Advised

October 10, 2011

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Until I cleaned the Pheasants on Friday, I’d never taken a blade to a recently living animal. However, I have dealt with a roaster chicken, so the pheasant wasn’t so new. Processing Six on the other hand was like a combination of a slasher flick and Predator. I’d read the fundamentals twice, once in Jackson […]

At age 30, I became a hunter.

October 10, 2011

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Had a big day yesterday, so this post is a bit late. If this is totally tl;dr for you…I’ll cut to the chase: I killed a 2×3 blacktail buck From 2011_10_11 Now, for people with more than a five second attention span… While I enjoyed pheasant hunting, and they are delicious little buggers, my main […]

My first deer.

October 9, 2011

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From 2011_10_11 Just took my first buck, a nice 2×3 blacktail. 77 yards.

This is what Gary Williamson lives for: Big Bull Elk

October 9, 2011

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Getting ready for Blacktail

October 8, 2011

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Following the pheasant hunt, had a laid back afternoon. I bumped into P from the rifle class, while I was pheasant hunting, she was fishing on the Umpqua. She caught some monster fish including a big salmon…sadly, Oregon has some weird fishing laws. She had to release all the fish. Apparently, to take a salmon […]

Pheasant Hunting with Steve and Gary: “Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me About This Sooner!”

October 8, 2011

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When I booked my trip to Big K for the rifle class, the opportunity to hunt Blacktail presented itself, and I was very excited to fulfill a desire several years in the making. The guided pheasant hunt was sort of an afterthought… I was going to be there, they offered pheasant hunts, so why not? […]

Thunder Beast Arms Practical Field Rifle 101: Class Photo

October 7, 2011

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I’d like to thank the TBAC Crew, Shane and Ray for putting on a good class. The class really redefined what I consider to be “long range” and what I consider to be a “tough shot.” Zak for lending me the sweet AI AW (PS, I’m buying one of your cans as soon as I […]