place aint really the same with Mex & Big Jake not chiming in from time to time. Maui is trotting around the globe enjoying Octoberfest and I sit here watching bad Chiefs football.
But I was able to participate in a feel good experience this weekend.
First need to start with announcing that POOTs dad died a couple of weeks ago and now comes the complications of what happens to the estate of house &160 acres of good hunting in No Central Mo (Moberly area). But thats another story.
The father n law had a friend (Tom) . A Hell of a nice guy that lives down by Farmington. A Champion individual.! He & his son Colton had been Bow hunting the last few years up at the farm and wanted to know if they could still. Of course Yes and POOT & I would go up to help and just visit for the weekend. The weekend ended up being more work than anything else but thats ok.
Sat evening about 6:30 Tom comes walking up to the house all spun out and big eyed saying how he had arrowed a nice Buck. We (POOT & I Tom /Colton ) packed up and prepared to help track, drag or whatever it took to recover the deer. We started tracking a decent enough blood trail that seemed to just keep on going and getting smaller. We heard some movement ahead of us that we presumed to be the wounded deer. We backed out & went back to the house to eat and let things relax a bit. After dinner about 9 ish we headed back out. and tracked and tracked and tracked till we ran out of energy and a blood trail, it was about 01:30. Very discouraged, fearing the worse we made the long journey home. The next morning we woke up with a renewed purpose and a hope that maybe we could find a dog that could help track. I texted a buddy & he put the Dog request on a hunting website that we frequent. Bingo! I got a call from a local guy that was willing to help. Well to make a even longer story short the dog picked up where we had last found blood and took us straight to the deer another 150 yrds away or so. Over all the tracking was over 600 yrds
I'm a sore bugger right now but feel good about the effort and the end result..cant say the same about our Chiefs
here's a pic. Tom with tracking dog & about a 135 class 10 point. A real nice buck .[attachment=27:tombuck.jpeg]
I think if you click on the pic it'll enlarge