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#11724667 - 01/09/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
hanco Offline
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Registered: 04/12/11
Posts: 5550
Loc: Texas
Big buck with a bow, I have killed quite a few small bucks and does. I would like to get a bigun with a compound.

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#11724789 - 01/09/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
Kimber7man Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 10950
Loc: Indiana
If it was just me, I'd do my best to talk Pat into guiding one last time and have him take me on a combo muley/elk hunt in MT.

If it were me and my boys, I'd ask Pat to take the three of us and I'd watch my boys!

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#11725312 - 01/10/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 6147
Loc: South East Missouri
It would have to be guided as per the laws, but if I was told there was only time enough for one more hunt for me.....

The Eastern Cape of South Africa would see me one last time

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#11729235 - 01/11/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
rifletom Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 1677
I don't hunt big game any longer, just chase upland birds. But, if it were to happen, I'd take my Sako Finnbear in 270 and head for the Flat Tops. Yep, that is where I'd go.

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#11730001 - 01/11/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
Dre Offline
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 608
Loc: PDX/PSP
I don't have as much work wide hunting experience as some.
But I would want to be with my kids in a drop camp somewhere in hells canyon area. Up close and personal with elk buggling and fighting waiting for the one.
That would be
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#11733139 - 01/12/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
StrayDog Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 6097
Loc: Texas
Of course I would be really old if it was my last hunt.

So, if I had some young relatives willing and enthusiastic enough to go with me, (probably two nephews) it would be the Gila Wilderness area in southwestern New Mexico for elk. Maybe rent some riding horses and pack mules to take the camping equipment and supplies in and out.

I think this could be a realistic goal for an aging hunter. It is far enough south to not be real cold at 6,000 feet in October.

I would use my Tikka 30-06 with 165 TTSX.

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#11737296 - 01/14/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
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Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 9693
Loc: 6491 Feet Above Sea Level
Something with my grandkids if I'm lucky.
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#11742169 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: Coyote_Hunter]
gophergunner Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 13002
Loc: North Central U.S.
For me it's more about who I'm with than what happens on the hunt. I got my first deer when I was 21. It ended up being the last time I hunted with my dad. He died the following spring.

My bucket list last hunt would be at our camp in Pennsylvania with my son Eric. Some folks dream big. Some of us just dream. Eric's my only son, and the only one I care to hunt with much these days. He hasn't notched a tag yet, and I'd sure like to be there when he does. If he could do it from Dad's spot high on the mountain above camp, that would make my hunting days complete and successful. Hallowed ground up there. I can see why Dad liked this spot so much. Now it's time to pass that experience off to my son.

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#11742246 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
Cheyenne Offline
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 8020
Loc: Wyoming
I hope I can amass enough points to draw a Wyoming moose tag. It would be DIY and I would use a bow. I would use my 700 Ti .308 if I went through bow season without success.
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#11742311 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
rost495 Online   content
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 01/05/05
Posts: 45673
Loc: La Grange, TX
If it were my last, then it wouldn't be much of a hunt, just get out and see nature. No need in killing at that point.

Not sure where, would love it to be an outdoors event with my wife though.

Sure seems like winter doldrums have set in.
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#11742368 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: rost495]
APDDSN0864 Online   happy
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 08/31/03
Posts: 16243
Loc: Alaska/Texas
Headwaters of the Omar River for caribou and cinnamon phase black bear. My Remington Mountain Rifle in .30-06.

Ed
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#11742478 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
RIO7 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 1773
Loc: s.tex
My last hunt will be here on the ranch in S.Texas, I am sure of that, don't know what I will be hunting ?

Maybe coyotes, bobcat, maybe pigs, I have killed all the big game I ever want kill, and all the plains game,I wanted to hunt, don't care if I ever kill another deer or elk or bear.

But on the other hand I would really like to go cottontail, hunting again up where I was raised in N.W. Colorado.

I Quail hunted all week last week,wore my old ass plum out at 80 yrs old I can't walk as good as could 50 years ago, but I really enjoy watching my dogs work, and Quail, are about the only bird I can carry a pocket full of all morning, and still hunt.


I was born a hunter and will die a hunter. Rio7

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#11742647 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
Stickbow Offline
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Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 314
Loc: Somewhere out there
A pheasant hunt in the Dakota's with my 1961 Browning Auto 5, 12Ga. If only I could resurrect my German Shorthair to go with me.

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#11743363 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
castnblast Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1775
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
My last big game hunt would be to the extreme NE part of Saskatchewan. After a long drive to Points North landing, we'd take a single otter float plane to a river system that I know of, with my two sons and maybe another like minded person. A couple canoes and a wall tent, and wood heater, Last week of September.
I'd take my Krieghoff drilling, 16x16/7x57R and an ugly but reliable Ruger canoe paddle stainless M77 in 30-06. We'd hunt moose by calling, black bear by glassing & stalking the berry patches, and cast for lake trout and huge pike and flyfish for grayling in the mid - day periods. For variety we'd take the drilling and hunt spruce grouse and ptarmigan, and maybe pot a few ducks.
I figure a week of that would be a good way to put a grand finale on a hunting career. But I actually plan to do it a couple of times before the end.

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#11743933 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
EdM Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 14116
Loc: Either Texas or Idaho
Mine would be a return to just outside Toad River BC for goat and elk, maybe mountain caribou if the stars align, which were close in 2008.
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#11744352 - 01/16/17 Re: your last hunt.... [Re: castnblast]
Stickbow Offline
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Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 314
Loc: Somewhere out there
Damn. You really gave that some thought. I want to come with. 😀

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#11745189 - Yesterday at 08:48 AM Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
hanco Offline
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Registered: 04/12/11
Posts: 5550
Loc: Texas
Won't be long until turkey season. I like shooting them with a bow, pigs are fair game too. I like the way they squeal when stuck.

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#11745585 - Yesterday at 11:20 AM Re: your last hunt.... [Re: hanco]
KC Offline
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Registered: 03/22/01
Posts: 5058
Loc: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
I have 19 points for elk in Colorado. It takes 23 points to draw a tag in unit 201. I'm 69 now, so I'll be 73 if/when I draw that tag. That assumes that point creep won't make it worse. I hope I still have enough vitality to do the hunt.

KC

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#11746435 - Yesterday at 04:55 PM Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
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Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 54344
Loc: N. Central Florida, and Miami
I'd slip out to my son's property, and sit in a ground blind with a cup of coffee and my custom Mauser 98 in 7x57 Ackley.
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#11746878 - Yesterday at 07:51 PM Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
las Offline
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Registered: 06/26/01
Posts: 14829
Loc: Kotzebue, AK
Mustang Ranch.
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#11748098 - 17 minutes 58 seconds ago Re: your last hunt.... [Re: handwerk]
mitchellmountain Online   content
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Registered: 01/27/09
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Same place I hunt every year, about 1600 acre patch in NW Pa. Been planning that as the location of my last hunt for years. Only God knows when that will be, could have already had it no hard feelings either. And definitely with the boys. But my dream hunt would be all the same but with the old man sitting just up over the hill. Thanks, now I'm all weepy 😉.


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