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Offline D45/70

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WOW snow then mud.
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:04:27 PM »


 
 40* no wind and sunny , how could I not???
 The boy and his wife where at the lake fishing.

 They took there snow rider and ice house and toy hauler /camper.

 My buddy and I went the other direction calling, well TRYING to call.

 OMG still snow out the WAZZOO .

 We where on a back road that was plowed to a popular ice fishing lake ,but it was only clear to the parking at the dam, 10 trucks there and snowmobile tracks out from there.

 We where able to make one set but had to walk 1/2 mile in crunch 2 foot deep hard, soft snow. I have snow shoes but the buddy did not so I did not use mine, kinda dumb.

 Anyway a LOT of work. Set up and called.

 10 minutes in we see 3 coming in from the west and 2 from the east, they met in front of us about a mile and a half out.

 Milled around and started in one at a time.

 There was a little ridge in front of us and that is where they headed.

 Out of our sight for sometime.

 Meanwhile I'm thinking about what I had said to the bud.

 I said : I know I put the call in the wrong spot but It was way easer to get there.

 Sure as crap the coyotes where swinging way down wind . One popped up in front of us for a split second the kept going.

 Got to the end of the ridge and saw the trucks. POOF!

 Gone ,all 5 no shots. Dang...

 Only did three more sets just could not get anywhere.

 We did how ever manage to run off the road .

 The SAME muddy county road Bear and I where on when we where calling last year. As we where going off the buddy found a better spot to go off and aimed for it went out in the field swung around and with the momentum got back on the road and kept going. WOW. Lucked out on that one.
 
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Re: WOW snow then mud.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 04:13:44 AM »
Wow!  :shock: You was lucky to get out of that mud, D! You was driving your new truck?

As for your hunting, I bet hunters had been busted by those coyotes before you fellas hunted that area. That your best guess, too?

Two feet of snow!  :shock:  I bet that was some tough going. That must be normal for that part of the country. Sounds more like hunting in Siberia. What's normal for you is a shocker for us here in Iowa.

You going to bust some more before Spring?
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Re: WOW snow then mud.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 02:46:36 PM »
My buddy was driving "HIS" truck.
My "All season" tires forgot to include Winter season.
There good for wet, snowy plowed pavement , But not so much in over about 5" of snow, and mud well don't even talk about it.
Not sure when I'll be able to get real tires now that I'm forking out $1200 a month insurance.
This winter is not a "Normal " winter as far as snow goes. February was the snowiest  on record.
Going to be well in to May maybe June before a lot of the mountain roads will be usable.
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Re: WOW snow then mud.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 04:33:41 AM »
 :shock: Now that's real winter, D! You didn't get a crack at some wolves last season?
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Re: WOW snow then mud.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 11:37:28 AM »
 >:(It closes tomorrow.
Nope never went a day, had two tags in my pocket all year.
The snow came early and never let up.
NUTZ!
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Re: WOW snow then mud.
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 02:57:49 AM »
Yeah on NUTZ, D! Maybe you cull some elk?
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Re: WOW snow then mud.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 08:46:29 AM »
That's finally over too No only ever find bulls with Giant racks .
Only good for cows . Hunted all special season and never saw a cow.
 Now its only coyotes, prairie dogs ,and gophers...
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!

 


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