Fishing, and hunting reports (share yours)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Brian77, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Well, my EDC will be returned unbloodied. :( My buddy missed a 150” 10pt the first day. One guy in their group killed a nice buck early one morning, and by the time he got back to camp, the work was done so he never got to try the knife.

    Here’s a bruiser he passed on taking due to half the rack missing!

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  2. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Congrats on the rifles. I had read the same thing about accuracy but I think you’ll be very surprised.
    I put a Vortex 1.75-5 power on it and it’s a perfect pair.
    Enjoy your new guns :)
     
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  3. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    The weather was great for bird hunting today in the grasslands. South of Ft. Pierre, SD. My brother, my nephew, and 2 of my sons and I are pheasant hunting here.

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  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Thanks for sharing the pictures @Brian77 ...

    I enjoy every type of hunting I have ever done ... and that's a lot ... but there is a special place in my heart for upland bird hunting ...

    I love good working dogs ... I love the action of flushing birds fast shooting ... but I can have a great day just handling the dogs and letting others shoot.
     
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  5. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    The dogs were excellent. The birds sat tight, until they jumped, then they were up into the wind and moving! The dogs tracked a few runners and we recovered them all. Hoping today is a great day!
     
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  6. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Day 1 the weather was sunny, and windy. The birds were sitting nice and tight, and the dogs pointed and gave us time to close in. When they flushed, they climbed fast and got into the wind, and then hit the afterburner.

    The dogs retrieved beautifully. It's so much fun to watch well trained, responsive bird dogs. We had a wirehair pointer, 2 labs, and a German Shorthair.

    Day 2 dawned cloudy and calm. Much colder. By the time we got to the fields, it was snowing with a little in the ground. As we unloaded and got set up for our first field, we had the privilege of watching a morning flight of pheasants leaving the shelter belt of trees, about 200 yards north of us. We watched and listened as hundreds of pheasants flew out and headed into a 600 acre harvested milo field to feed.


    Then we got down to hunting! We flushed and got 2 roosters within a few paces of the start of that first strip of corn. Today the action was phenomenal, probably because of the snow and colder Temps had moved them into the food.

    It's a trip if a lifetime if you ever get to do it.

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  7. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    @Brian77 I had a family member bring some pheasant to a gathering we hosted once upon a time. I still remember the fried nuggets my wife made! They outshined my venison backstrap. :)
     
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  8. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    looks a great time to share with family and friends!!! And I would agree if you enjoy hunting and dogs ... an upland bird hunt is hard to beat. And SD is as good as it gets.
     
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  9. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Snuck out for a quick South Fl flats fishing trip Monday. Crispy morning,
    good water, and plenty of bites. Mangrove and mutton snapper, yellow jack, and a mackerel.

    We were about to head in and our guide told me to make my last cast count. It got hammered, and I had to really lean into it...then... line snap! I thwacked him with all the recoil a fishing rod can have! Lol. Sure would like to know what that one was.

    Found what quite possibly was the best Cuban, heck, the best sandwich I’ve ever had for lunch after. Good day!

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    And the REAL payoff :):

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  10. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Where were you fishing? That looks amazing
     
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  11. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    This was Biscayne Bay out of Coral Gables/Miami area.
     
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  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Awesome pictures fellas. Thank you!
     
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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Meanwhile in Colorado... we had to head up from Golden to an event yesterday evening. This is at a bison ranch; apparently the elk cruise in at evening feeding time. A handful of bison calves (year old, I presume) were having a heck of a romp. There were two decent bulls in with the elk, and a few spikes. The really big boys were absent, presumably off solo by now. Some of the bison were close to the fence and made the elk look small!

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  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    The turkeys are gobbling. I had a tom coming in from my left about 150 yards out, two more answering from the right about 300 yards out, and this jake that took the direct route.

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  15. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Direct route to the dinner table :)
    Congrats on a successful hunt!
    I bagged my first turkey two seasons ago, I find it to be as much fun as deer hunting ( maybe even more fun ).
    I bought my first license the previous season and had a dozen creep into the field mid day while deer season overlapped during the Early antlerless here in Michigan. I didn’t shoot because I didn’t want to blow up my deer hunt, it was a hard choice, but it paid off in venison.
    I’m looking forward to getting after some turkey again.
     
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  16. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Draw results came out here last week and I got a big nothing.
    Spring Turkey is my only hope for a while. I did see some sign this weekend but no birds or calling...……..
     
  17. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Governor is finally opening fishing again on May 5th! Wahoo boys!
     
  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Lay it on 'em man. And post pictures when you do!
     
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  19. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I definitely will, but it’s going to be until mid June when salmon open. I don’t think I’m going to spend much time this year going after anything else. Halibut is supposed to be open sometime this year but still tbd.
     
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  20. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I've got a trip scheduled to Prince of Wales in 2021. I'll likely explode before then with the anticipation. Wish it was this year if things settle down. Good luck man.
     
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