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Old 01-13-2021, 07:29 AM   #151
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I’m in late. Looks like a heck of a stag. Good luck fellas!
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:33 AM   #152
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Mighty quiet... too quiet... Hope they're out roundin' up dead animals and just too busy to post up!!
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:37 AM   #153
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Apologies for the lack of updates so far. We hit the floor running at 4:30 this morning. Threw together a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs with diced sambar tenderloin along with some bacon. Then jumped into our hunting clothes and rain out the door. We made it to our compartment shortly before shooting light and after a little strategizing, we took off our separate directions. I started my morning off with a 4 mile hike checking water holes and the marshes bordering our unit. So far I have only seen a whitetail, and a sambar hind with her baby. It's still early though. We do have a good looking WT buck on one of our cell cameras.

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Old 01-13-2021, 10:56 AM   #154
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Fargus, how long is this hunt?
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:10 AM   #155
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Fargus, how long is this hunt?
Ends tomorrow at 11AM
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:17 AM   #156
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Apologies for the lack of updates so far. We hit the floor running at 4:30 this morning. Threw together a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs with diced sambar tenderloin along with some bacon. Then jumped into our hunting clothes and rain out the door. We made it to our compartment shortly before shooting light and after a little strategizing, we took off our separate directions. I started my morning off with a 4 mile hike checking water holes and the marshes bordering our unit. So far I have only seen a whitetail, and a sambar hind with her baby. It's still early though. We do have a good looking WT buck on one of our cell cameras.

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I bet you wish you were in that stand this morning. Yep, gonna apply next year and standby every chance I get since I'll be 45 minutes away. Good luck.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:56 AM   #157
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Like fargus said, slow morning. Seen a couple of cows and a fawn. Real nice 10 that just wasn't wide enough.

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Old 01-13-2021, 12:34 PM   #158
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Best of luck the rest of the way.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:36 PM   #159
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Heck of a Sambar! Wow! Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:06 PM   #160
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The junior Harrell is on the board with a WT doe. He'll be along shortly with pics and the story I am sure. She was off the beaten path a bit so he called in for some back from the staff.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:07 PM   #161
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First things first. More than luck, if it weren’t for the guys I share a fire with, that Sambar wouldn’t have been in my hands. Not only did I have to Google Sambar Deer, I had to Google Powderhorn WMA. These guys started including me in the draw a long time ago and I didn’t really fully understand what we were doing. The only thing I figured correctly was that someday we MIGHT get lucky and I could figure it out from there.

On this hunt we guessed that covering as much ground as possible seemed like a good enough strategy. I had Fargus’ SxS so I would walk up the roads several hundred yards and glass around then double back to the buggy, move up some more and repeat. I wanted to take it slow enough that I only covered my intended ground once so that I wasn’t disturbing anyone else. You know, be loud as quietly as possible. The rest isn’t too much of a story. On one leg of my “move up the buggy” method I looked up and saw an enormous body with a tall set of head gear and knew I had to shoot. He was there just looking at me as I rounded the corner. Quartering hard to me I put the crosshairs on his forward shoulder and whammy.
Lucky? Heck yes!! Blessed? Absolutely!!!
Absolutely awesome experience and it’s been really cool seeing everyone following along and reading the comments. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the hunt plays out.
Harrell is cleaning his WT now and I’m fingers crossed that I hear Fargus drop the hammer this afternoon.


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Old 01-13-2021, 02:16 PM   #162
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:58 PM   #163
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I have a hind and a calf here at 100yds. If she doesn't vámonos in the next 20min, the .338 is gonna bark. We have until 11AM tomorrow and the morning hunts are slow

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Old 01-13-2021, 05:20 PM   #164
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:22 PM   #165
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Sambar hind in cooler is better than a sambar stag in the brush....jk. Honestly, I’d have my heart set on a sambar stag or axis buck if I were there. Good luck, hope a monster shows up for you.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:28 PM   #166
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First things first. More than luck, if it weren’t for the guys I share a fire with, that Sambar wouldn’t have been in my hands. Not only did I have to Google Sambar Deer, I had to Google Powderhorn WMA. These guys started including me in the draw a long time ago and I didn’t really fully understand what we were doing. The only thing I figured correctly was that someday we MIGHT get lucky and I could figure it out from there.

On this hunt we guessed that covering as much ground as possible seemed like a good enough strategy. I had Fargus’ SxS so I would walk up the roads several hundred yards and glass around then double back to the buggy, move up some more and repeat. I wanted to take it slow enough that I only covered my intended ground once so that I wasn’t disturbing anyone else. You know, be loud as quietly as possible. The rest isn’t too much of a story. On one leg of my “move up the buggy” method I looked up and saw an enormous body with a tall set of head gear and knew I had to shoot. He was there just looking at me as I rounded the corner. Quartering hard to me I put the crosshairs on his forward shoulder and whammy.
Lucky? Heck yes!! Blessed? Absolutely!!!
Absolutely awesome experience and it’s been really cool seeing everyone following along and reading the comments. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the hunt plays out.
Harrell is cleaning his WT now and I’m fingers crossed that I hear Fargus drop the hammer this afternoon.


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Chris and Chris are great guys for sure! You’re definitely in good company with them.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:08 PM   #167
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Sambar hind down!! Waiting on reinforcements to arrive and get her out of the swamp.

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Old 01-13-2021, 06:10 PM   #168
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Sambar hind down!! Waiting on reinforcements to arrive and get her out of the swamp.

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Heck yeah! Congrats
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:12 PM   #169
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:13 PM   #170
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Sambar hind down!! Waiting on reinforcements to arrive and get her out of the swamp.

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Yeah, way to go!
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:14 PM   #171
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Whack and stack fellas.


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Old 01-13-2021, 06:14 PM   #172
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Chris and Chris are great guys for sure! You’re definitely in good company with them.

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Old 01-13-2021, 08:29 PM   #173
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Well, the .338 barked and the sambar hind took a little nap. She travelled all of 36" straight down.

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Old 01-13-2021, 08:30 PM   #174
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Well, the .338 barked and the sambar hind took a little nap. She travelled all of 36" straight down.

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Awesome, just awesome
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:47 PM   #175
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So was this a Chris double? As in both Chris’s got hinds??
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:00 PM   #176
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As soon as she showed up she would have taken a dirt nap in my opinion. Great thread guys
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:01 PM   #177
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So was this a Chris double? As in both Chris’s got hinds??
Yes sir!

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Old 01-13-2021, 09:10 PM   #178
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I was going to post 20 min after you said in 20 min...

Awesome!
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:17 PM   #179
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So today's recap. Greg (gwellstx) and I started the day riding the utv to promising areas to glass and stalk for sambar. On our 4th or 5th spot, we stalked around 600 yards in the marsh. While looking for sambar, we notice 2 whitetail does about 250 yards out heading right for us. My wife had given me specific instructions to bring meat home, so as they closed the gap, I got ready for my shot. They got within 40 yards and I straight shot over the lead does back with my 7mm mag. They run out to around 225-250 yards, and I smack the doe I missed. Get her back and cleaned up, run into town for ice and I'm back for more. Realize my backpack is in the SxS with my 7mm ammo at the other end of our compartment . Time to breakout the .308. I hit a few more spots and saw nada. Went to a solar well pond for the 3rd time today, hoping to see a sambar there, as it looked perfect. Lo and behold, 150 yards away in the pond, stands a sambar hind. Get on the sticks and hit her good. She stumbles to the bank and hesitates, so another round she gets. After getting assistance from the WMA staff, we get her back and cleaned up. Back at the rental house now and recuperating. Sorry for the long read, but I was excited killing a sambar. These things are HUGE!!

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Old 01-13-2021, 09:40 PM   #180
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Congrats

Looks like you will have enough meat now
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:42 PM   #181
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:44 PM   #182
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Congratulations for those that harvested. i've been trying to draw for 2 years now. my daughter has 1 more year to try for the youth. would be nice
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:50 PM   #183
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Congrats Guys!
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:51 PM   #184
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Congrats boys!!! Great job!!!
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:52 PM   #185
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Awesome hunt guys!! One more shot at it tomorrow. Good luck on a strong finish.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:13 PM   #186
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Man, what a hunt! Congrats and good luck in the morning.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:44 PM   #187
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I will say this, the staff at Powderhorn WMA are top notch. Went way above and beyond to help us retrieve game and giving pointers on ways to find said game. Have had a wonderful time!

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Old 01-13-2021, 10:54 PM   #188
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:04 AM   #189
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Congratulations guys!
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:10 AM   #190
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Congrats gents...After seeing this I want a Sambar now. Never really knew what is was until seeing this thread.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:16 AM   #191
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Can't believe I missed this thread. What a great looking place to hunt. Congrats to everybody.
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:44 AM   #192
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Congrats again Chris’s.
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Old 01-14-2021, 06:06 AM   #193
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Best of luck finishing out the hunt fellas.

Been a great thread.

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Old 01-14-2021, 06:53 AM   #194
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Nicely done 2 chris' and gang. And glad to hear the staff is good people.

If I ever get to cash my 15 exotic points in over there I'll be in touch...
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:09 AM   #195
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Congrats!!
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:58 AM   #196
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Morning kick off! Alan and I are at ‘em this morning. We’re gearing up, finishing our coffee, and enjoying the sunrise.


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Old 01-14-2021, 08:17 AM   #197
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Finish strong, appreciate you all letting us tag along.

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Old 01-14-2021, 08:18 AM   #198
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Just dropped Alan off at first sit spot. Our plan is to sit one area for 30-60 mins then move to the next spot. Well do this till he spots his Sambar or they kick us outta here. Whichever comes first.


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Old 01-14-2021, 08:33 AM   #199
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:37 AM   #200
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