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Old 01-22-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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Michaela was lucky enough to be drawn for this hunt. She has been excited about it since we found out!

She was one of five to be drawn for this week, but only three hunters showed up. Unfortunately they don't offer standby for the archery hunts.



Only permitted hunters are allowed in the hunt compartments during hunting times, so she is having to fly solo! I'm here for moral support and as camp chef! We are camping in one of the screened shelters in the park.

They did allow me to ride around when they were showing the hunters their respective compartments, and I helped Mo set up a Xenek ground blind about 30 yards downwind of the feeder in the compartment. I think it's a good location, under an oak Mott at the edge of an open pasture, with a heavily travelled trail and a draw converging on the area.

We stacked four alfalfa bales (based on a suggestion from a friend that traps exotics) 25 yards away near one of the trails, about 20 yards from the feeder.

Mo shot a hog within 30 minutes of setting up this evening. She knew it was an errant shot (hit it in the butt), but she saw blood spurting so we thought there might be a chance of recovery. I helped trail after dark and we followed a heavy trail through thick cedars and brush before realizing the hog wasn't going to be recovered.

We cooked some awesome burgers for dinner and are heading to bed with dreams of big Axis racks!





She'll be back at it tomorrow morning and we'll continue to update.


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Old 01-22-2018, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:42 PM   #3
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:46 PM   #4
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:49 PM   #5
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:24 PM   #7
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:25 PM   #8
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:31 PM   #9
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:49 PM   #10
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:54 PM   #11
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What archery compartment is she hunting? I hunted #3 last month.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:56 PM   #12
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:02 PM   #13
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:53 AM   #14
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:59 AM   #15
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:03 AM   #16
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:44 AM   #17
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:47 AM   #18
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:52 AM   #19
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:52 AM   #20
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Should be in stand by now. I have a feeling we will see antlers this morning!


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Old 01-23-2018, 07:00 AM   #21
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:02 AM   #22
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:03 AM   #23
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What archery compartment is she hunting? I hunted #3 last month.


She's in 2. They combined 1&2, with two hunters, and the other hunter has compartments 3&4.

She's all set this morning in the Xenek.

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It was a COLD night! This is my current pickup temp.



She has the Panasonic set up to record the action.


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Old 01-23-2018, 07:05 AM   #24
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:06 AM   #25
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Nothing like changing a flat tire in the cold.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:08 AM   #26
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Nothing like changing a flat tire in the cold.


LOL! That sensor quit working a LONG time ago! Like probably 200000 miles ago!


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Old 01-23-2018, 07:09 AM   #28
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:11 AM   #29
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:17 AM   #31
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:21 AM   #32
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:21 AM   #33
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:25 AM   #34
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:31 AM   #35
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:32 AM   #36
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All set up in the blind. The feeder went of at 7:15. The buddy heater is keeping half of me warm. ITS COLD.

Dad forgot to mention the axis were galavanting around the park last night, singing and taunting us all night


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Old 01-23-2018, 07:36 AM   #37
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All set up in the blind. The feeder went of at 7:15. The buddy heater is keeping half of me warm. ITS COLD.

Dad forgot to mention the axis were galavanting around the park last night, singing and taunting us all night


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I told them we would dream of big axis racks!

We were "serenaded" by the awful sound of Axis barking at 4 am! LOL!


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Old 01-23-2018, 07:40 AM   #38
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Good morning to Smoke a Big Axis. Good Luck
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:45 AM   #39
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:46 AM   #40
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:02 AM   #41
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:07 AM   #42
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Where are you in the park? Can you post a better pic? Axis seemed to be closer up front.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:14 AM   #43
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LOL! That sensor quit working a LONG time ago! Like probably 200000 miles ago!


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Old 01-23-2018, 08:17 AM   #44
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LOL! That sensor quit working a LONG time ago! Like probably 200000 miles ago!
Screw the tire sensor, how did you get a vehicle to 200000 miles without it catching on fire?
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:18 AM   #45
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:18 AM   #46
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Good luck. Like Trophy Eight said most of the activity when we were there was up front on the east side of the river. Hope you kill a good one
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:21 AM   #47
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:29 AM   #48
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:29 AM   #49
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:32 AM   #50
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