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tradslam 07-17-2017 02:31 AM

Tradslams 2017 season, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska
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I was kicking this around for a while but been a little busy. This is the first year I've ever not had a compound in the lineup. No crutch to fall back on!

My season already started last month in Texas where I was lucky enough to take an Axis, aoudad ram, and a few hogs. I won't go into this hunt to much since it's been posted on the harvest threads, but here's the critters from that hunt.

tradslam 07-17-2017 02:49 AM

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A few hogs from that trip

tradslam 07-17-2017 03:19 AM

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The fun hunts are still coming, I have mule deer and elk tags in Colorado, antelope in Wyoming, and 2 either sex either species tags and two doe whitetail tags in Nebraska. I'm headed up scouting for elk and deer here in Colorado and putting a few cameras out Wednesday.

This last weekend was spent relaxing with the wife, fishing around "the shack" for trout and grayling.

tradslam 07-17-2017 05:29 AM

a linc to the video, just a quick phone edit so nothing fancy.


Bisch 07-17-2017 08:14 AM

You are off to a great start! Good luck on the rest of your hunts!


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Phillip Fields 07-17-2017 08:27 AM

Good luck, going to be a great season.

R.Armendariz 07-17-2017 08:37 AM

Been a good year for you , excellent shot on the aoudad !

DRT 07-17-2017 08:40 AM

Sounds like a fun season line up. God speed and good hunting to you.

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SwampRabbit 07-17-2017 09:46 AM

You sir, are livin a outdoorsman's dream right now. Enjoy it and good luck down the stretch ;)b

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tradslam 07-17-2017 05:42 PM

Thanks guy! Lots ahead, these next two days of work our dragging by.....

Randy Madden 07-17-2017 06:35 PM

Very nice! Love the fly fishing pics . Been a LOOOONNGG time since I caught a grayling!!

CRM_95 07-17-2017 07:03 PM

That's awesome. Congrats on the animals you've already got, and good luck on the hunts coming up!!

tradslam 07-17-2017 09:14 PM

Grayling are so fun on drys!

SwampGhost 07-18-2017 07:54 AM

Yes indeed! Best of luck here on out to ya!

Hunter Todd 07-18-2017 10:56 AM

Good Luck, even though it doesn't look like you need it.;)b

DRT 07-18-2017 11:28 AM

Luck is that point where skill and opportunity meet.

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tradslam 07-18-2017 04:20 PM

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One more night of work and up the mountain!

Killer 07-18-2017 04:33 PM


76aggie 07-18-2017 05:20 PM

Here's to your continued success!

tradslam 07-19-2017 09:30 PM

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Things got cut short with the crappy weather. Did see a nice Muley some elk, including this bull.

Found a great stand sight, over a tank that had a great wallow last year. You can see the tracks in the water from earlier in the day.

Dry Bones 07-19-2017 10:29 PM

From the description and the pics, I would say the scouting was somewhat successful. Congrats on a great Start.

Shiloh 07-19-2017 10:41 PM

Very nice pics.
An nice axis with a Trad Bow is truly an accomplishment!

Pedernal 07-19-2017 10:48 PM

Awesome! Thanks for bringing us along and best of luck on your up coming hunts!!

DRT 07-19-2017 11:47 PM

Shoot him!

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tradslam 07-20-2017 01:10 AM

One month to go!

tradslam 08-12-2017 04:25 PM

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Just got back from the mountains, things are looking good. Saw 9 bulls yesterday,and a handful of deer. A few pics off the trail cam and a pic of one of the close bulls.

CRM_95 08-12-2017 04:27 PM

Awesome!! Good luck.

DRT 08-12-2017 05:15 PM

Looks like a great area.

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DWA 08-12-2017 05:18 PM

Keep at it

kmon 08-13-2017 04:24 AM

Great start to the year, hope it only gets better through the rest of the year.

tradslam 08-25-2017 02:37 PM

Headed up the mountain!!!

tradslam 10-22-2017 02:57 PM

Did a horrible job keeping this going! The elk season ended with 5 bulls being called in, under 40 yards without an arrow being let go! Also got close to a 200 inch giant muley, blew it as I was getting "just a little closer". That's the difference between a stick and a compound! Everyone was on the ground with the compound.

I did help a buddy come out for lopes, and we were able to tag out on 4 opening day. (Rifle hunt, so not sure if I should post pics)

The day after the lopes were down we drove to Nebraska to hang stands. He convinced me to bring the compound and sit the edge of a field for whities. Got lucky and took a doe and a PY 8. Getting ready for the Nebraska rut, and the weather looks great!!

tradslam 10-22-2017 03:00 PM

One of the many bulls that came to the call.
Some pics of elk country

tradslam 10-22-2017 03:04 PM

Driving into camp on the "suicide road"

BTLowry 10-22-2017 03:57 PM

Looks like a great time

mzurovec 10-22-2017 04:09 PM

Good luck!

CRM_95 10-22-2017 04:26 PM

In!! Good luck.

tradslam 10-22-2017 06:46 PM

A few cutthroats, in between crappy winds.

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