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Powerman777
08-26-2012, 08:57 AM
I got back a few days ago from scouting just south of Jackson WY and boy is that impressive!! After sitting there looking around and trying to figure things out I realize that I am really excited to head down in a few weeks and start hunting but I am also nervous and scared. I think it is just trying to make sure I take the right things and the right amounts of stuff up with me. I plan on packing enough for 4-5 days up at camp and if I need more I would hike back down to the truck to get more. I hope that doesnt happen though. I am sure that I am not the only one feeling this and hope everything goes great and that I am blessed to fill my tag.

tommyp
08-26-2012, 09:50 AM
Right on! Sometimes it take a few hunts for each hunter to determine exqactly what they need and don't need on a hunt like that. enjoy every moment of it and have fun. I spent most of yesterday, going through my gear, again, I am set and ready to hit the road in a few days.

Rock 2.0
08-26-2012, 11:45 AM
That is great feeling, just check over your list, and then check it again like tommyp said. You will be fine, just enjoy the ride!

Powerman777
08-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Thanks guys, I am pretty pumped and ready to get going!

Ammo_Jiro
08-26-2012, 03:11 PM
I too am extremely excited about my upcoming mule deer hunt. I am sitting in the desert half way around the world looking at gear I want to buy with the money I am saving over here. I have been on several hunts over the past three years but only for the adventure and to help pack out whatever my mentor knocked down. This is my first year with a tag of my own and I hope I get it right. Even if, like last year, the mulies out smart us I hope to have some great, new memories to add to my collection. Best us luck to you.

Powerman777
08-26-2012, 05:13 PM
I too am extremely excited about my upcoming mule deer hunt. I am sitting in the desert half way around the world looking at gear I want to buy with the money I am saving over here. I have been on several hunts over the past three years but only for the adventure and to help pack out whatever my mentor knocked down. This is my first year with a tag of my own and I hope I get it right. Even if, like last year, the mulies out smart us I hope to have some great, new memories to add to my collection. Best us luck to you.

Where are you hunting at this year?

Ikeepitcold
08-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Your gonna have a great time how ever the hunt winds up. Good luck and kill a big one

BossBrott
08-26-2012, 05:39 PM
I just love to live the experience! Take a light camera and take pics of everything. Good luck on your adventure.

Conrad8899
08-26-2012, 06:59 PM
My first trip out. I over packed on every thing. Lessons learned.. Good luck and take many pics.....

tdub24
08-26-2012, 07:05 PM
Best of luck, I love that nervous, scared, excited feeling! Normally cant sleep a lick the night before opening day. I'm with the other guys, pack your stuff then double check a few days in advance to give you time to remember items you need or items you don't need.

Ammo_Jiro
08-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Where are you hunting at this year?

New Mexico GMU 37. The past three years were up north in the Carson & Santa Fe National Forests. One of my most memorable moments was hearing the wings of a few humming birds flying around me as I took picture after picture of flora and fauna in the early morning. And the struggle that ensued while trying to capture a picture of one that wasn't a complete blur. But the most memorable moment was sitting on the side of a mountain from before sunrise until after sunset watching the way the world reacted to the movement of the sun. Turkeys, coyotes, squirrels, birds of all types. Unfortunately not one mule deer showed up but it was worth every minute.

ivorytip
08-27-2012, 12:20 PM
powerman good luck! jackson area???? have your griz spray handy brother.

Powerman777
08-27-2012, 03:10 PM
powerman good luck! jackson area???? have your griz spray handy brother.


Ya, going about 35 miles south of Jackson. I have griz spray and a .357 magnum just in case!! I was told the odds of seeing a grizzly are slim but there is that chance. So we will see I guess. You ever have any closer encounters with any ivorytip?

Powerman777
08-27-2012, 03:12 PM
New Mexico GMU 37. The past three years were up north in the Carson & Santa Fe National Forests. One of my most memorable moments was hearing the wings of a few humming birds flying around me as I took picture after picture of flora and fauna in the early morning. And the struggle that ensued while trying to capture a picture of one that wasn't a complete blur. But the most memorable moment was sitting on the side of a mountain from before sunrise until after sunset watching the way the world reacted to the movement of the sun. Turkeys, coyotes, squirrels, birds of all types. Unfortunately not one mule deer showed up but it was worth every minute.

Sounds great. I used to live in Carlsbad when I was a kid and love it there. I always wanted to get a trip planned to go hunting there but time just moves way to fast!! Good luck Ammo!!

Wild Country
08-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Sounds like you have learned to love the journey not just the hunt and like most have said just double and triple check and I am sure you will enjoy the ride with or without a filled tag. Good luck and I hope you take a nice one!

dying to kill
08-27-2012, 08:50 PM
i will be expecting success pics on this thread in the near future!!!!!

Powerman777
08-27-2012, 09:12 PM
[QUOTE=dying to kill;34872]i will be expecting success pics on this thread in the near future!!!!![

I sure hope so dying to kill. I look at as if I don't even fill my tag at least I can say I did it and I was able to spend time in God's great creation and enjoy the beautiful scenary!!:D

dying to kill
08-27-2012, 09:38 PM
man what a guy i wish there were more hunters like u out there!!! i admire ur attitude

HuntWYODon
08-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Powerman,
I don't remember from your other thread if you are going alone or not ?
I think you said you were. If you want, take a small, radio, a fully charged phone and a solar charger if you have one, a book or something to fight off boredom and lonelyness. Hope you sleep well after first night. Keep the bear spray handy. Take lots of pics and hammer a biggin' !

Powerman777
08-28-2012, 07:20 PM
Powerman,
I don't remember from your other thread if you are going alone or not ?
I think you said you were. If you want, take a small, radio, a fully charged phone and a solar charger if you have one, a book or something to fight off boredom and lonelyness. Hope you sleep well after first night. Keep the bear spray handy. Take lots of pics and hammer a biggin' !

Thanks WYODon,
I plan on getting in their two days early and use the two days before season to scout some more and take alot of pictures. I was actually thinking about purchasing a SPOT locator. They seem like they would do the trick to send an OK message and also call for help if needed. I never thought about the book thats a great idea. I am pretty pumped just to say I did it!! I am hoping to shoot a nice one but if the opportunity does't present itself then oh well, it is just going to be an awesome experience.

Colorado Cowboy
08-28-2012, 08:10 PM
Hunting alone can be a little daunting, but also really rewarding. After years of hunting with a great pard, the last couple of years I have been mostly by myself too. My lifelong friend and fellow hunter's wife passed away and he moved back to California to be closer to his son. My son owns his own trucking company and is on the road all the time. My wife gets worried as I am 70 and she is concerned I'll have a problem. I bought a SPOT and got it all set up and she now seems satisfied. Whoever thought about this SPOT thingy really hit it dead on.

HuntWYODon
08-28-2012, 08:36 PM
CC,
For a $150.00 I thinking of getting one. Mike, the guy who shot the big heart shaped lope buck has one. He said his wife tracks him on it. I asked if he turns it off when he hits the asphalt...Or at least before going into a bar.

HuntWYODon
08-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Thanks WYODon,
I plan on getting in their two days early and use the two days before season to scout some more and take alot of pictures. I was actually thinking about purchasing a SPOT locator. They seem like they would do the trick to send an OK message and also call for help if needed. I never thought about the book thats a great idea. I am pretty pumped just to say I did it!! I am hoping to shoot a nice one but if the opportunity does't present itself then oh well, it is just going to be an awesome experience.
Don't worry about shooting anything. You will have learned a lot for the next time be it there or else where. The older you get, you will find that the kill isn't the main thing. It's the whole experiance. It took me a long time not to be mad at not killing something out of state. But later on, I realized I learned something new evertime and used it next time. I've come home from Wy. a few times empty handed but never regretted going. If I didn't, I'd of been more mad at myself. Just relax and and have a great time. It will all fall in place if it's meant to be. Coming home safe and great memoies is the most important. getting your game is the icing on the cake. Get the SPOT. Griz or no Griz.

jenbickel
08-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Don't worry about shooting anything. You will have learned a lot for the next time be it there or else where. The older you get, you will find that the kill isn't the main thing. It's the whole experiance. It took me a long time not to be mad at not killing something out of state. But later on, I realized I learned something new evertime and used it next time. I've come home from Wy. a few times empty handed but never regretted going. If I didn't, I'd of been more mad at myself. Just relax and and have a great time. It will all fall in place if it's meant to be. Coming home safe and great memoies is the most important. getting you game is the icing on the cake. Get the SPOT. Griz or no Griz.

Don nailed that one! My most favorite and memorable hunt was my elk hunt last year. I didn't harvest anything but the whole hunt was amazing. I was hunting alone, saw some great bulls, got up close to a lot of elk and so much more. Just hearing the elk and watching them is amazing to me. I was sitting behind a tree when a couple cows and calves came out to water and one of the calves started playing in the water and it took everything in me to not bust out laughing. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Just being out in the mountains and getting to experience all it has to offer is what makes a great hunt for me. Even not harvesting an animal, you still learn so much for the next year. So dont sweat it, just go out and have a great time! And definitely get the SPOT! They are well worth it.

Colorado Cowboy
08-29-2012, 07:17 AM
CC,
For a $150.00 I thinking of getting one. Mike, the guy who shot the big heart shaped lope buck has one. He said his wife tracks him on it. I asked if he turns it off when he hits the asphalt...Or at least before going into a bar.

Bought mine at Cabelas (online) about a month ago for $99.95. They were on sale. Another 99.95 to activate.