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As the yard wraps up for the year, I'll be trading my lawn care time for tree stand time. Bow season for whitetails and turkeys opens up in a few weeks here in MO, but I've already been dreaming about it for a month now. This was the first buck I killed about 8 years ago. Image

I was busy completing my home office this year so my outdoor activities were pretty limited. Maybe next spring I can chase some gobblers. This one is about 8 years old too.

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I didn't get much time to go fishing this year, but I caught this little bass from the bank at Lake of the Ozarks a few weeks ago on a Texas rigged lizard.
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I don't hunt but I fish every opportunity I can. Caught this guy on July 21st in Ulster, PA. Didn't weigh or measure him

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dacoyne wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am
I don't hunt but I fish every opportunity I can. Caught this guy on July 21st in Ulster, PA. Didn't weigh or measure him

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That's a hog! I was under the impression that bass didn't get that big up north.
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bgillroy wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:11 am
dacoyne wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am
I don't hunt but I fish every opportunity I can. Caught this guy on July 21st in Ulster, PA. Didn't weigh or measure him

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That's a hog! I was under the impression that bass didn't get that big up north.
They are out there. Caught him in a pond that was about 3 acres

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I have been hunting all of my life, deer, elk, bear and turkey, really enjoy it.
5 bear with bow ( 3 black, 1 chocolate and 1 cinnamon
12 pointer is Iowa bow
8 pointer is Missouri bow

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Here is the Missouri 8


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Lot's of good stories in those years @iowa jim, I'm sure! Bear and elk are on my list, but I'll probably have to travel for those. We're just starting to get bears back in MO, but none in the St. Louis region. We might be getting an extremely limited elk season in the next couple of years. The Dept of Conservation released a small herd several years ago, and they're seeming to establish well.
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Good topic. I'm moving this over to the 'Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies' subforum.

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Ware wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 am
Good topic. I'm moving this over to the 'Outdoor Living & Other Hobbies' subforum.
Thanks Ware. I couldn't decide between here or there for the thread.
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No worries!

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Some northern Ontario muskies:
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dacoyne wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am
I don't hunt but I fish every opportunity I can. Caught this guy on July 21st in Ulster, PA. Didn't weigh or measure him

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That's a monster. Legit 8 lb class.
America KBG
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Sinclair wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:34 pm
dacoyne wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am
I don't hunt but I fish every opportunity I can. Caught this guy on July 21st in Ulster, PA. Didn't weigh or measure him

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That's a monster. Legit 8 lb class.
Thats about where I put it 8-9lbs. Nice muskie!

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Here are a few of my deer mounts. I have turkey (full body and tail mounts), ducks, bass and bluegill too. I been hunting for about 25 years and im afraid im gonna have to miss this season and it just pains me. I have to have wrist surgery on 9/11 and it will be 4 months recovery. Then the same for the other wrist. I got hurt at work and its been a long process.

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Jersey Mako Shark

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Nice mounts @outdoorsmen! I went hunting with my dad a bit when I was a kid, but started more seriously about 8 years ago. I've only got the one buck and a couple does, and one turkey. I've never caught a bass big enough to mount, but not for lack of trying.

Shame about missing a season, I hope you're on the mend soon.
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outdoorsmen wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm
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Here are a few of my deer mounts. I have turkey (full body and tail mounts), ducks, bass and bluegill too. I been hunting for about 25 years and im afraid im gonna have to miss this season and it just pains me. I have to have wrist surgery on 9/11 and it will be 4 months recovery. Then the same for the other wrist. I got hurt at work and its been a long process.
Wow those are some beauties! Sorry to hear about your wrists; that’s got to be tough sitting out a season with those caliber of deer running around.

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outdoorsmen: That leaves one more big buck for me, just kidding. That sucks to miss a deer season, hope your surgeries are successful and have a speedy recovery.

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Thanks for the kind words. I'm not losing out all hope. I'm going to try my best to at least do something with a crossbow. Or worst case scenario I could try something easier like waterfowl. Or just go back old school like as a kid and squirrel hunt. It's just going to be hard to keep me out of the woods Falls my favorite time of year

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Not a good pic of my ducks. They are at my parents house and mom has an old phone

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