Wish me luck, I'm gonna go kill something

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by soberups, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I will be leaving tomorrow morning with two other drivers from my center. After 7 years of applying, we finally drew bull elk tags for the Starkey unit in NE Oregon, up by LaGrande. There are trophy-sized elk up there and only 350 bull elk tags are issued for the area each year. We will be living in a tent for a week. Temperatures can get down close to zero up there this time of year. We will be camping at about 4500 feet up in the mountains. No cell phone, no Internet, no UPS. Imagine "Deliverance", only in cold weather without the raping toothless hillbillies. Wish us luck, I hope to have pics of me with a big elk when I get back next Sunday!
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Good luck---- if all else fails those dang squirrels make good targets also (and not bad tasting either) (much better than bald eagle):peaceful:
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Good luck, I hope you get one with a big rack! I used to hunt white tail deer, no comparison in the size department. I have never eaten elk, I have heard it is tasty. I love to camp, its fine in cold weather if you have the right kind of gear. My brother went on one of these hunts, they went on horseback somewhere.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Ya gotta bring along, "Escanaba in da Moonlight." Great flick for watching at deer camp doncha know.

  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Our deer camp was pretty crude- basically a tarpaper shack with bunks and a barrel stove. The "younger generation" has turned it now into a large trailerhouse complete with Direct TV (all movie channels encluding the adult ones) and a out building with flush toilets ,water heater, shower washer and dryer and a sauna big enough for 10. Sometime people even go hunting:peaceful:
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    An even better reason to bring it along.....

  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Just take the price tags off of everything so your wife`s don`t get suspicious.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Well that takes a lot of the fun out of it! Maybe the rest of us could hire some to come visit you. <insert banjo music here>

    You knew I wasn't gonna let that slide by, Scratch.

    Nothin' like a BIG RACK!!!!!!

    Hey wait...no internet???

    Good luck, Soberups!!!
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    How can you really be sure it's without the raping toothless hillbillies?????
    Plan ahead, I always say!!:wink2:
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In UPS talk, that would be, "Expect the unexpected."

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Shhh--be very quiet---sober's hunting wabbit.

    Seriously, enjoy your vacation, recharge your batteries and get ready for what may be one of the slowest peaks in quite some time.
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Good Luck
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Sounds like you won't need ice to keep the beverages cold.
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for the pictures of the majestic animal you blew away with a high powered rifle. This, of course, is assuming you are gracious enough to get a center mass "kill shot" on a defenseless animal.
    But wait......it is probably more fun to wound such a beautiful creature. That way you can experience the zen of chasing it through the brush and thicket as it tries to escape you before the blood completely drains from its body.
    After the last shred of life has left its body, you can mount it and proudly tell stories to your friends around the fireplace about what an adventure it was and how it aroused your primordial instincts.
    You go big man!
  16. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Poor Bambi.:sick:
  17. LiL"Comet"

    LiL"Comet" New Member

    Just remember if it gets really, really, cold at night body heat is the best way to keep warm... LOL

    We won't tell anybody!! :wink2: Have Fun, Good Luck, Stay Safe
  18. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    C'mon, Trick! Buying a steak at the grocery store is just paying someone to do the dirty work for you. You think that steer who gets a bolt fired thru its skull is a nicer way to die?
  19. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My brothers and I raised beef cattle for ten years, I could post some pics of what your steak or hamburger used to look like when it was walking around. Thats where I used to go deer hunting too. I remembered those majestic looking creatures chewed up a couple thousand dollars worth of fruit tree saplings we planted one weekend.
  20. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Good luck,Sober.Ive elk hunted in CO a couple of times.My knees are shot now so I just chase whitetails in the hills.Let us know how you do and be careful.