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kon wrote:I was lucky enough to land 2 wild pigs and a 3x3 blacktail with my bow, on A zone public land, all during the first week of archery season back in July. I was hiking 12+ miles a day over steep hills in 100 degree heat, but I loved it! I just got into hunting so this was my first season, and suffice it to say I’m hooked. It’s certainly different than spearfishing, and more challenging in some respects, but no less fun IMO.
VangysWay wrote:Wow. That's epic man! Wild pig on public land is no easy feat and that is a nice buck! I got really close to a giant sow at Lake Sonoma but couldn't put it all together.
Over the past two years, bow hunting has consumed me. I shot a doe last year and a black bear, but sadly didn't recover the black bear as I hit him a little far back. This year I shot my first buck in A zone south. I am hooked and love bow hunting as much as I love spearfishing.
Andrew wrote:I had to toss my B-zone tag into the JetBoil. Spent the weekend climbing up and down some steep country in the Yuki Wilderness, but didn't so much as see a buck. Found plenty of fresh scat (deer & bear), but didn't see any animals. I love it up in the B Zones, but the 5ish hour one-way drive to the put-in is too much. I think that I'm going to turn my attention to A-Zone South next season so that I can trade hours in the car for hours in the field.
VangysWay wrote:Andrew wrote:I'll always take more time in the field over more time in the car, but don't give up on Yuki!
ricduenas wrote:Can you guys not name specific wilderness areas, wildlife areas, etc.? This is a public-facing internet forum. Grinds my gears.
ricduenas wrote:Good looking color phase on that bear. It doesn't surprise me that you stopped calling them after archery. Very unresponsive when they're locked on to acorns during the general season.
kon wrote:ricduenas wrote:Can you guys not name specific wilderness areas, wildlife areas, etc.? This is a public-facing internet forum. Grinds my gears.
Fair enough, I edited my post above. I figured it's a large and well known area but I get it.ricduenas wrote:Good looking color phase on that bear. It doesn't surprise me that you stopped calling them after archery. Very unresponsive when they're locked on to acorns during the general season.
That makes sense, I was able to call a couple in during archery in Aug but couldn't get a shot, then in Sep it seemed to stop working. And yes, this one had a gray/ghost shade, definitely an unusual color. It also only had one ear and not much of a scar there. The taxidermist has been busy but should have the mount done in the next week or two, looking forward to seeing it.
ricduenas wrote:Nice job on the early buck. Sevr broadhead?
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