Archery Elk Season 2016

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by driedstick, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well guys and gals, this yr was one of the best yrs we have had but one of the saddest also.. This last Feb. I lost my best friend and hunting buddy to a car wreck. So it was kinda tough to set up camp but I know we had to do it. And I am glad We did. here are some pics from the season. 

    This is just outside of our camp,, big ol Pine trees...



    The gang,,,, I am on the left, My buddy's fiance, and our other hunting buddy on the right,,, Fiance had a pretty rough time with out Colin here this yr. 


    Success, I was able to call this spike in with a few cow calls and Tim shot him at 40yrs, didn't go 10 yrds and tipped over, 


    Tims boy and his girlfriend showed up to help. 


    Had to have a cold one after the long day. 


    You didn't think I would post anything about smoking did you??? 

    How about smoked Potato Salad - Smoked the eggs for about 3hrs they could have gone a little longer 


    And smoke some spuds,


    Smoke away!!!! 


    Elk back strap, Smoked potato salad and small taters,,, never enough spuds 


    And for those who have never had a campfire breakfast the next day 

    this was the best. 

    Pops sausage patties came in handy. 


    As you can see we eat good at camp


    Tried to find the one ripping up all the trees LOL,,, got him to bugle to us last day for 1hr and 45 min but would not come in, sure he had a bunch of cows with him and he did not want to play with us. 

    Great times, and great friends,,, looking forward to Muzzle loader season and next yr Archery season

    Good luck to all the hunters headed out this fall. 

    My smoker is going to be full this yr LOL 

    Steve 
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    In spite of loosing your buddy, it looks like you'all had a great time.

    The meals look fantastic!

    Point to you Steve for sure!

    Al
     
  3. Awesome way to carry your bud's memory forward, Steve:  even better to include his fiancee.  Kudos.
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al, it was a great time

    Steve 
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a great time in the woods!

    Sorry to hear about your buddy. No better way to honor him than to continue on doing the things he loves to do.

    Nice score on the elk, that's going to make some great meals.

    Case
     
  6. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    So very sorry to here about your buddy, but I think this was needed so you and his fiance could honor his memory, and hopefully heal a little.

    :points: for the tribute to you friend. Memories will keep him close to your heart.

    Congrats on the elk. It's one hunt that's on my bucket list.

    As the lyrics of the Ted Nugent song Fred Bear, go, " in the wind, he's still alive".
     
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  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This post was awesome and brought a tear to my eye. I lost my hunting buddy of 25 years 2 years ago. I haven't gone back to that camp since. You convinced me that I need to.

    Great looking meals and I love the comraderie y'all have going on!

    Point for the memories and for the great post!
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, she is a very close friend also,,, just like a sister now for what we have gone thru. 
     
  9. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case,,, ya going to be some good meals in that elk,,, he loved my snack sticks so there will be a bunch of elk snack sticks made this yr for rest of his friends. 

    DS
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Steve that was the way your hunting partner, would have wanted you to remember him.Nice score on the Elk Points for a great post

    Richie

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  11. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Looks like a great hunt, sounds like a nice shot on the elk!

    Sorry to hear about your friend, Tropics said it best..

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  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Mowin,,,,, That Ted Nugent song Fred Bear was on the Obituary/Memorial that they hand out. - He loved his Fred Bear trad bows,,, had a very nice collection of them. 

    Steve 
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Cranky,,,, Ya you need to go back,,, I got closure out of it.... great tribute,,, I know he brought that spike to us,,,, 

    Steve 
     
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie, 

    Steve 
     
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, ya great shot, right thru the boiler maker.  

    Steve 
     
  16. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Can't beat that!
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How did I miss this? Looks like a good time had there. Sorry bout your buddy but it sounds like he was there with ya.



    POINTS
     
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS, sorry for your loss ! That does look like one great time was had, good campfire food & some cold ones ! Congrats on the elk... I think your buddy was right there with you all !
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry to be late for this. There is no way to get over losing a good buddy but it is better to have had a buddy and lost them than not to have known them at all. I hope the camp and hunt brought back good memories despite the loss.

    Eat, hunt and live well to honour your friend, it is what he would want you to do.

    Disco
     
  20. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]Great post Steve.  That's the best way to remember your friend--by going out and doing what he loved.

    Nice elk.  Next to barren ground caribou, elk is my all time favorite.  

    Don't ask me why the smiley is at the beginning.  Didn't seem to matter where I wanted it, that's where it was determined to go.  I had 3 of them in a row there before I just gave up and left it.

    Gary
     

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