Sako Rifles Afield (as intended)

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  1. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Actually.. it is a main beam coming from a huge eye guard! The G2 measures 10 1/2”
    I was amazed at its condition after 10 months on the forest floor. Usually by this time one is lucky to find shards and pieces chewed and knawed by rodents and such. The character of the browtine is unique but we have yet to find a match with the bucks we’ve caught on camera..but he should be a contender if he still lives. Time will tell…


    edit : added a coldbeer for scale!
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    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for photo. Finding a shed that good of condition is almost a guarantee he's still there. Good luck.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    It was found along a new rub/scrape line we discovered. I kinda feel like the areas you find sheds are often areas that bucks pattern in post season..the secure and quiet places for deer. The potential for the scrapes to include the buck that cast this shed is high. It’s gonna be fun finding out! CD84D506-3E05-4D6D-8D69-0BCAC8F7F83F.jpeg We still have other options!
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    So the plantation that my father-in-law manages, and has for 40years, and his father before him, has sold. Took my first whitetail on this farm, as did my son. New owners take over on December 1. Got about 10 days for my son and I to take possibly our last deer on this farm.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Good Luck Dusty.. to you and your son!
    “Kill a Big’n!”

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    Good hunting & shoot straight.
    Nostalgia appropriate in these times.
    All the best!!!
     
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    Good luck to the both of You and hope you will be able to continue to hunt on those familiar grounds.
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    I am getting ready to experience the polar opposite this season! My sons and I have hunted the same property for almost 30 yrs. They were both just hungry, cold , bored and noisy kids when I introduced them to the woods. Every memory was made there.
    This year we bought our own dirt to hunt..and it has shown us great potential in every aspect. The bucks we’ve seen are far better than what we’ve been accustomed to. Other than the bonds we’ve made , it will all be new to us.
    No Magic Stumps or favorite stands..No Beech tree with our initials carved in it.
    We’ll be building more memories, and I’m sure we’ll find another suitable Beech tree in time.
    A new chapter begins…bloo
     
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    Hi Bloo & sons!
    Nothing better than having your own land to hunt on. Plant what you want!
    No more getting things like you want them & next the place gets sold out from under you. Best of luck. There is somthing Special about hunting with your children, makes the memories all the sweeter!!!
    B/T
     
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    This happened to us and we asked the old owner to introduce us to the new owner. We still hunt the same farm which we are very happy about as we have hunted there fro 20 years.

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Hey everybody!
    Opening day in West by God came and went..this was the only buck I was able to come across. I passed on him as he was just too .. dead! But he didn’t try to escape…
    We hunted daylight to dark, only spotting some doe bedded at midday. Bucks were holed up somewhere we were not. Nights are still active but daylight takes the bucks to safe havens.
    Tomorrow is a new day..
    In the meantime..how about
    Vintage Sako’s leaning against Trees!
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    My HuntWise app says these are your best hunting days coming up:

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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Don’t know if I’d agree with today’s forecast..same as yesterday for us.
    It’s a good thing tho really. We don’t want it to be easy .. I still enjoy the hunt over the harvest…until the last day!
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