Success at Yooper deer camp.

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by skruske, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. skruske

    skruske Fawn

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    JRinKY said I should post this, blame him ;)

    This Saturday morning I was hunting near Little Trap Falls in the far west end of the U.P.

    At 11:00am I looked across the ravine of Anderson creek above the falls & saw a body & set of horns heading down hill. It’s in the big hard woods & had to pick a spot where he’d pass through an opening. I got one chance & my 30-06 hit him at about 130yds. High shot, spine & liver as well as fragging the heart & lungs.

    He dragged himself 30feet into the ravine & bled out.

    I dragged him down into the bottom & up the other side. 200yds worth took me about 40minute because it’s steep country. Then I retrieved the Polaris & picked my way through the hardwoods to carry it out. Didn’t hit too many trees & didn’t break any plastic.

    It’s a big mature 10pt that weighed in at 180.3lbs at the Konteka in White Pine Michigan. Live weight was probably close to 220lbs. Guy pile was really big. :)

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    For perspective, hanging over both sides of the 4 wheeler

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  2. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Man that’s a hog! I’ll bet it’s cold up there. Congrats on a great buck.
     
  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw 10 pointer

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  4. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Way to go Scott, glad you got a nice one
    Fellas, it's Tough up there in the Snow, Cold Temps and the DamWolves trying to kill you.
     
  5. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    Good un, good story
     
  6. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    Way to go! Big body on that sucker
     
  7. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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  8. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

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    Spent a good bit of time up there that is true outdoorsman's paradise. Congrats on a great buck
     
  9. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Congrats. How'd ya load it on the atv?
     
  10. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Easy when the Wolves are Howling all around you.
    He has very little internet signal up there. Some those Wolves weigh toward a hunert pounds and he sees them about every winter.
     
  11. model70

    model70 8 pointer

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    Congrats, very nice!
     
  12. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Wow! He’ll fill a freezer!
     
  13. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

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    Those dudes are no joke . I saw two wolves years ago up there while hunting and then again while in Minnesota Backcountry hunting. When I hear people talk about coyotes I can't help but laugh .
     
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  14. Dreamhunter

    Dreamhunter 8 pointer

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