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steepNdeep
08-20-2010, 04:04 PM
I just got back from a stroll in the high and wild... as the summer heat begins to ease my focus changes from hunting the 'deep' to the 'steep'...

Any (dryland) hunters out there? ;) What do you like to hunt? I am an elk/muley nut, occasionally chase the bush dwellin' whiteys, used to hunt blackies & turkeys, and chase pussy when I can... :D

Glassin' where the grizzlies roam...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4538766181_5e1846beef_z.jpg

Dawn of a great day in elk country...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4539398400_c6c0a4877c_z.jpg

Snoozin' in the land of the yetty... :D
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4538766017_10d51a4be9.jpg

Samik
08-20-2010, 04:33 PM
haha, did they boot us out of the Cali Forum? ;)

my Ruger #1-A .303brit will be at my house waiting for me when I get home next week. so stoked I could wet myself :)

steepNdeep
08-20-2010, 06:14 PM
haha, did they boot us out of the Cali Forum? ;)

my Ruger #1-A .303brit will be at my house waiting for me when I get home next week. so stoked I could wet myself :)

I stir the pot a bit down there, but not booted yet... :D

I want to see the difference between the north and south left coasters... I would think that the majority of spearos hunt up here...

Samik
08-20-2010, 06:55 PM
I keep trying to get my hunting buddies into spearfishing, but the initial cost of getting them properly equipped to handle our cold waters, and the short seasons really seem to make it a hard sell.

I'll stick to calling them girly-men when they catch the same fish with a rod&reel from a warm boat ;)

Bulit7
08-20-2010, 07:30 PM
great pics man!!

steepNdeep
08-20-2010, 10:08 PM
I've always enjoyed your pics and adventures,,, but I'm really liking your new avatar.

Yeah me too... but I'm just a spectator these days... now the only wild kitties that I get to pet are dead ones... :eek: ;)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4538766099_0a54f7952a.jpg

Samik
08-21-2010, 08:53 AM
pic dump from duplicate thread ;)

I just got a call from my old boss, he needs a Griz guide this fall and thought of me. Haiti sucks. I can hear my .458 calling to me....

this time last year....

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Guiding adventures.

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Samik
08-21-2010, 08:54 AM
a few more from Guiding over the years. all my pics are the computer back in canada, so digging what I can out of old emails. so pissed i'm going to miss this fall's season.

7'3" Black Bear, 20" skull. he is know at camp as "pumpkin head". he had a a healed over 30cal in his shoulder from years ago I found when I skinned him out. (pic with my hunter and another client). Soaked up 2 rounds to his hip from a .30-06 (my hunter had dropped his rifle on the stalk) then 3 rounds from my .450 at 6 paces as it turned to chew on me while stalking him in the alders.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v112/221/50/614545050/n614545050_1185692_8787.jpg

gorgeous early spring Brown-phase Black Bear. son of a Mexican Client. the first bear he'd ever seen. a 90min craw across open ground to make this shot. very proud of the kid, brand new hunter that was shaking like an epileptic at the start, but cowboy'd up when it mattered to make a perfect one-shot-drop.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v112/221/50/614545050/n614545050_1185701_5910.jpg


Moose with a Danish Client. taken on the last afternoon of a brutal gameless 10day hunt. weather was super hot during the day, with bright clear nights. called him onto a deactivated logging road, in heavy fog and rain and 3 rounds later he dropped. I had the lad keep shooting as right behind us is a 70' steep drop into a beaver pond. nothing makes a guide happier then a moose on a road :)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v347/221/50/614545050/n614545050_4514720_2990.jpg


nice thick central BC bear taken by a client from California. 6'8" Nose to tail. 19 5/8" green skull

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v128/221/50/614545050/n614545050_1327024_1452.jpg

steepNdeep
08-21-2010, 09:36 AM
7'3" Black Bear, 20" skull. Soaked up 2 rounds to his hi from a .30-06 (my hunter had dropped his rifle on the stalk) then 3 rounds from my .450 at 6 paces as it turned to chew on me while stalking him in the alders.

Great country up there Colin! Who did you guide for?

Finishing a big wounded bear is always a treat! At 6 yards, even teh .458 would seem small! :eek: The only bear that I 'speared' went tasmanian devil at 20 yards biting at the arrow and I nearly shat myself. I hit him a bit back & needless to say I left him until the next morning... but it rained all night and tracking him in the thick cedars was fun! I had the 12 guage w/ Brenneke rifled slugs at the ready... I was glad to find him ~2 hours & 80 yards 7later already expired... He made the BC book:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4538765975_3167edda2b_z.jpg

I haven't shot one for years, but I occasionally educate them (in the a$$) w/ rubber blunt broadheads if they won't leave the yard. Now I have a bear dog the keeps them in teh forest... she's treed dozens of bears. Here's one on the property that tempted me to come outta retirement and make a pillow like yours :D :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/4577617638_626fcc5bc8_z.jpg

Samik
08-21-2010, 09:51 AM
Still guide for Omineca Outfitters, when i find the time. the staff there is the closest thing I have to family in western Canada. usually guide for free now, it's a holiday to me. love it. Planning to go back for a few weeks in the Spring 2011 season.

Nice yogi! I've tried to arrow one with my recurve for a few years, and have gotten in range, but never had a shot present itself. really want to get a compound one of these days. putting sharps sticks in bears take hunting to a whole new level. very cool. you should be very proud of that bear! (as I'm sure you are)

Note on the Pillows: those are 4 bear hides I caped. skinned, and salted. rolled them up in balls for the freezer before sending them out for tanning. was a pretty special week. all taken in one week, and represents all 4 legal color phases of blackbear available in BC. we were all pretty stoked. 7 days, 7 clients, 10 bears down. i still have dreams about that week :)

steepNdeep
08-22-2010, 12:48 PM
Note on the Pillows: those are 4 bear hides I caped. skinned, and salted. rolled them up in balls for the freezer before sending them out for tanning. was a pretty special week. all taken in one week, and represents all 4 legal color phases of blackbear available in BC. we were all pretty stoked. 7 days, 7 clients, 10 bears down. i still have dreams about that week :)

Yeah, that sounds like an awesome week there stud! :cool: Where are most of the clients from?... eastern states?

I just rode the dirt bike up, hiked up the ridge pulled the trail cam from my muley spot. I let out a hoot when I saw the first buck pic! This is my 4th trip in there this year and my first score!! More bucks than does! Here are a few:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4916983414_5473eea930_z.jpg

Lookin' good...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4916982992_14e794368f_z.jpg

Short & wide...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4916982770_b4ecb19699_z.jpg

Nice buck w/ an injury that stunted the opposite side antler:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4916983158_fb74391a63_z.jpg

Best bull from last week on a different mountain:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4892188597_dff8246653_z.jpg

zeN
08-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Great country up there Colin! Who did you guide for?

Finishing a big wounded bear is always a treat! At 6 yards, even teh .458 would seem small! :eek: The only bear that I 'speared' went tasmanian devil at 20 yards biting at the arrow and I nearly shat myself. I hit him a bit back & needless to say I left him until the next morning... but it rained all night and tracking him in the thick cedars was fun! I had the 12 guage w/ Brenneke rifled slugs at the ready... I was glad to find him ~2 hours & 80 yards 7later already expired... He made the BC book:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4538765975_3167edda2b_z.jpg

I haven't shot one for years, but I occasionally educate them (in the a$$) w/ rubber blunt broadheads if they won't leave the yard. Now I have a bear dog the keeps them in teh forest... she's treed dozens of bears. Here's one on the property that tempted me to come outta retirement and make a pillow like yours :D :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/4577617638_626fcc5bc8_z.jpg

Taking a bear at 6 yards with a bow (even with the training wheels:)
CAJONES man, big cajones:)

zeN:)

steepNdeep
08-22-2010, 01:13 PM
Taking a bear at 6 yards with a bow (even with the training wheels:)
CAJONES man, big cajones:)

zeN:)

... big cajones or lack of brains... it was great to be young and invincible. :D

Sean E
08-22-2010, 01:18 PM
More importantly, who is the babe in your avatar? Wooo.

Marcus
08-22-2010, 01:41 PM
Nice pics! I just know the second from the top is making Bulit jealous. :D

steepNdeep
08-22-2010, 03:23 PM
Nice pics! I just know the second from the top is making Bulit jealous. :D

Are you guys originally from the left coast?

Columbia Spearo
08-22-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm a recent transplant from MT to WA. I hunt mule deer, whitetail, elk, antelope, and of course, carp, with a longbow, and used to guide big game in MT. Mostly bird hunt with my Brittanys out here, though. Relative to MT, I have had a tough time being motivated to take the bow for a walk in WA.....particularly with the fish biting and two dogs wanting to chase chukar, quail, and pheasant.

Marcus
08-22-2010, 04:20 PM
Are you guys originally from the left coast?

Nah, East Coast..Florida to be exact. I'm quite envious of the size of your game.

mazfisher
08-22-2010, 05:42 PM
Dean as always your pics are amazing, hunting sounds like a lot fun, For once I would like to try to kill something in land insted in water.

If I ever go hunting, it would be in Canada the landscape is breathtaking.

Hope you have a great hunting season

steepNdeep
08-22-2010, 07:04 PM
I'm a recent transplant from MT to WA. I hunt mule deer, whitetail, elk, antelope, and of course, carp, with a longbow, and used to guide big game in MT.

Right on! Where did you guide? Do you know stick'em from this board? He still guides in MT. Any pics?

Nah, East Coast..Florida to be exact. I'm quite envious of the size of your game.

Thanks... but I'm land-locked here and I'm definitely envious of your fish! Wanna swap for a while??? :D

Yeah, it ain't so bad here... If ya stumble around the mountains long enough, even I get lucky and put a decent animal in the freezer once in a while...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4538766065_0ec6e9a4c0_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4539398666_e2a6f19a80_z.jpg

Bulit7
08-22-2010, 07:09 PM
Nice pics! I just know the second from the top is making Bulit jealous. :D

Goes to show how much you know! They are ALL makin me jeaulous!!:D

Shit, what i'd give to climb one of them granite slabs, rifle in hand............:(

steepNdeep
08-22-2010, 07:19 PM
Dean as always your pics are amazing, hunting sounds like a lot fun, For once I would like to try to kill something in land insted in water.

If I ever go hunting, it would be in Canada the landscape is breathtaking.

Hope you have a great hunting season

Maz, Like I said when I was down there... the invitation is open. I've got a room for you in the house and game right out the door. All you have to do is get the flight here...

Actually, I'm planning to do a house swap this winter, if anyone is interested... preferrably a (fishy) waterfront prop down south or Hawaii. ;) We're on an acreage at the base of a world-class ski hill... PM me if interested...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4538656865_d8dffa4758_z.jpg

Marcus
08-23-2010, 07:45 AM
Yeah, it ain't so bad here... If ya stumble around the mountains long enough, even I get lucky and put a decent animal in the freezer once in a while...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4538766065_0ec6e9a4c0_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4539398666_e2a6f19a80_z.jpg

How do you get that big of an animal off the mountain and out of the woods?

Stick 'EM
08-23-2010, 09:27 AM
How do you get that big of an animal off the mountain and out of the woods?

Chop him up into manageable size pieces, and carry him out.

Samson
08-23-2010, 09:28 AM
More importantly, who is the babe in your avatar? Wooo.

Jessica Alba.... "Into the blue"....

steepNdeep
08-23-2010, 09:44 AM
Jessica Alba.... "Into the blue"....

You know your world class a$$! ;)

How do you get that big of an animal off the mountain and out of the woods?

Yeah, like Stick'em says, we often play mountain butcher & make multiple trips out...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4920267587_57e22b96ae_z.jpg

Columbia Spearo
08-23-2010, 01:13 PM
Here are a few that I have on my work computer. I guided in the Missouri River breaks in north-central Montana. I don't know stick'em, although, he gave me some good information on some "new to me" potential spearing waters in MT.

Columbia Spearo
08-23-2010, 01:17 PM
A few more....one of my birddogs. An example of the walleye that the Columbia produces (these guys are a lot of fun to see underwater.....although, not legal to spear them). Also, some MT beaver. Anyone else do any trapping?

steepNdeep
08-23-2010, 04:47 PM
Here are a few that I have on my work computer. I guided in the Missouri River breaks in north-central Montana. I don't know stick'em, although, he gave me some good information on some "new to me" potential spearing waters in MT.

Right on Colmbia! I'd heard the 'Breaks are good and you pic's are proof... Great bucks & that walleye is a pig. Work on those bio's for a season. :cool:

Funny, Stick'em whacks, stacks & traps also and you two look like you could be brothers...

Columbia Spearo
08-23-2010, 05:12 PM
Yeah, the problem is I am a fisheries biologist myself (though, I work for a private company) and try not to sh!t where I eat. That's not to say I won't ask questions or push for some regulations changes as opportunites arise. But, I am relatively new to the area and am still feeling things out.

By the way, it sounds like a few of you may be from BC? I never really considered traveling to bow hunt when I was in MT but now that I am not a MT resident I am thinking about it. Is it difficult/expensive for US citizens to get permits to hunt BC (moose, elk, deer, sheep)?

speargunhunter
08-23-2010, 05:55 PM
Those pictures are just awesome. some great hunts and amazing wilderness.:cool:

steepNdeep
08-23-2010, 06:55 PM
Is it difficult/expensive for US citizens to get permits to hunt BC (moose, elk, deer, sheep)?

PM sent...

Devildiver
09-19-2010, 05:40 PM
Those are some awesome animals. Non of mine have ever been that big, but until this year I've been strictly a meat hunter. Still looking for a big muley this season.

Animals from previous years:

My first deer with a bow.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh12/devildiver223/DSC_0196-2.jpg

Doubles in florida with one of my brothers.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh12/devildiver223/MeandJesswithHogs.jpg

Took this photo last winter after the season on my grandpa's property. I've been trying to find him all year.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh12/devildiver223/l_f322aad650564bc2bf22b3dd0dd49d7a.jpg

steepNdeep
09-19-2010, 11:02 PM
Nice work there Devil'. That's a great first archery buck! My first was a whitey doe! I've shot a few bucks since and a bear, but mostly rifle these days... chasin' a big buck like the one in your pic converted me to the dark side... ;)

How'd those pigs taste? I bet they'd be great...

Devildiver
09-20-2010, 09:29 AM
The pigs were great. They weren't any bigger than 250lbs so the meat was pretty tender. I am a long time rifle hunter but this year switched to bow because of where the deer are and how long the season is. We typically get a week for a rifle hunt while bow season is a month long. We're hunting cow elk rifle this year though, which is our only long season exception, which is 3 months.

toptuna
09-20-2010, 09:33 AM
I need to quit hunting in San diego. Are there any good outfitters outside of Vancouver. I go up there often cause my wife is from there.

zeN
09-20-2010, 02:55 PM
My first deer with a bow.


Awesome!

I recently backpacked with my son in D7,
wore my body out on those steep mt trails,
got to see some pristine lakes (Twin lakes),
didn't see any deer, very suprising, I think they are almost completely nocturnal this time of year (at least around the trails),
but it was a great review for packing in,
and a good practise run for a new all wood bamboo laminate reflex/deflex bow I had made last year, doesn't take any set (noticeable) after left strung all night (accidentily),
I'm sure I despise dehydrated food,

it's amazing how much difference 15 lbs of gear is on your back:)

steepNdeep
09-20-2010, 10:23 PM
I need to quit hunting in San diego. Are there any good outfitters outside of Vancouver. I go up there often cause my wife is from there.

I'm sure teh cougar hunting down there is top notch... :wink: PM sent.

toptuna
09-20-2010, 10:32 PM
I'm sure teh cougar hunting down there is top notch... :wink: PM sent.

hahahh yaaaaaaaaaaa about that. I just look for them I never ever see them but when i find signs of them I know where the deer are. Just like clock work. Thanks for those bad ass photos and the PM

Ryfish
09-20-2010, 11:08 PM
Nice game posted on this thread esp that elk its a monster!

Not high place but wild shot this bear last year in N. Minnesota.

Leaving to Minnesota in about a week and will be up there hunting for about a month. Great hunting for dear, bear, ruffed grouse, ducks, and geese can't wait.

Ryan J
09-21-2010, 12:32 PM
Nice Pics:toast:

steepNdeep
09-21-2010, 07:37 PM
Not high place but wild shot this bear last year in N. Minnesota.

Nice bruin there Ry'! What did that big pumpkin' go?