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Contributors to this thread:
OFFHNTN 14-Sep-17
kota-man 14-Sep-17
OFFHNTN 14-Sep-17
OFFHNTN 14-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 14-Sep-17
Buffalo1 14-Sep-17
No Mercy 14-Sep-17
t-roy 14-Sep-17
dhaverstick 15-Sep-17
Charlie Rehor 15-Sep-17
njbuck 15-Sep-17
Bogie 15-Sep-17
Mad Trapper 15-Sep-17
APauls 15-Sep-17
bowbender77 15-Sep-17
GhostBird 15-Sep-17
AT Halley 15-Sep-17
tobywon 15-Sep-17
Scar Finga 15-Sep-17
OFFHNTN 15-Sep-17
BULELK1 15-Sep-17
Chief 419 15-Sep-17
Overland 15-Sep-17
Scoot 16-Sep-17
Medicinemann 16-Sep-17
TD 16-Sep-17
From: OFFHNTN
14-Sep-17

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Last year I went to British Columbia to call and chase moose for 10 days during the usual best dates of the year and never shot an arrow. Almost 2 weeks ago I headed to northern Alberta to try something different. I sat a water hole many many miles deep into the wilderness from sunrise to sunset. After 7 consecutive days, 13 hours every day, I had yet to see a bull. 2 hours into my sit on day 8 this one came by, and I couldn't be happier that he did!!!

From: kota-man
14-Sep-17
That's awesome John. Congrats. Though not physical, those types of hunts are BRUTAL.

From: OFFHNTN
14-Sep-17

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Even small moose are BIG!
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Even small moose are BIG!
I should add, I went with Trent Packham and Groat Creek Outfitters out of Whitecourt, AB which is about 2.5 hours NW of Edmonton. It was a 6 day hunt and Trent had mentioned, "you should be done with your moose in about 2-3 days so get a bear tag and we will chase those for a couple days after." Well, by the end of day 5 Trent was stressed and pulling his hair out. He told me to stay as long as I could or as long as I wanted, it will happen if I keep sitting in the stand. He felt terrible I hadn't even been offered a shot. He's not a run them in and out and get the money kind of guy. I was the only one in camp and he cares about his hunters. I could only stay two more days and I am glad I did. Trent works his tail off, he is the outfitter, the guide, the pretty much everything except for his wife Christy is the phenomenal cook!

From: OFFHNTN
14-Sep-17

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200-250lbs of GUTS!
OFFHNTN's embedded Photo
200-250lbs of GUTS!
Thanks Cory! And yes..........they..........are.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Sep-17
That's a strong mental game there! Congrats on the bull!!

From: Buffalo1
14-Sep-17
Your patience and persistence paid off! You truly earned that bull. Nice trophy. Congrats our your success.

From: No Mercy
14-Sep-17
Congrats John!

From: t-roy
14-Sep-17
Way to stick with it John. Some tasty eating too!

From: dhaverstick
15-Sep-17
Way to stick it out! Congratulations!

Darren

15-Sep-17
Patience and Perseverence! Good for you. C

From: njbuck
15-Sep-17
Congrats!

From: Bogie
15-Sep-17
Congrats on your Bull, great patience Heading to Newfoundland Oct 1-7 bow in hand ML for backup

From: Mad Trapper
15-Sep-17
Congrats!

From: APauls
15-Sep-17
Way to stick it out!!! Congrats on the bull!

From: bowbender77
15-Sep-17
Congrats John. Nothing takes the place of determination and a good outfitter.

From: GhostBird
15-Sep-17
Congratulations.

From: AT Halley
15-Sep-17
Congrats...way to stick with it!

From: tobywon
15-Sep-17
Congrats, nice sticking it out. Most would have quit after the 6 days were up. Kudos to your outfitter for offering to extend your stay.

From: Scar Finga
15-Sep-17
Tough Sitting that long, WOW. Congratulation for being determined and getting it done! And a great bull to boot:)

From: OFFHNTN
15-Sep-17
Thanks guys, I am dang proud of that thing.

From: BULELK1
15-Sep-17
Way Nice!!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: Chief 419
15-Sep-17
It's not always how much you hike or sweat. Congrats on a hard earned bull!

From: Overland
15-Sep-17
That's awesome. Way to stick with it and tough it out for a hard-won trophy!

From: Scoot
16-Sep-17
Atta enjoy John! Congrats!! Patience is a virtue and your post is a great example of it.

From: Medicinemann
16-Sep-17
There is a lot to be said for the power of persistence.....

From: TD
16-Sep-17
So many times I've wanted to just pack it in and go...... but it's happened the last minute several times.....as long as you are in the field..... only good things can happen.......

Perfect. Congrats on hanging in there, not sure I could have... A lot of work, but a satisfying reward for sure.

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