My 2017 Year Recap
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05-Dec-17
2017 was a year I will not soon forget. I hunted in 5 states and made a lifetimes worth of memories. It started in January for coues and just kept on going. Won’t go into details too much I’ll just add pics...

05-Dec-17

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Took my biggest coues to date this past January. In my opinion hardest most spooky deer there is to hunt period!

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Very nice coues!!

05-Dec-17

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96” and some change

05-Dec-17

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Got to get a javelina tag and called this guy to 6 steps I arrowed him. One of the coolest hunts ever!!

05-Dec-17

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Next up was spring turkey. And some of y’all know how Turkey season goes for us :-)

05-Dec-17

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Chris and I doubled up on Jakes. His daughter wanted to see one die so I couldn’t say no

From: Nick Muche
05-Dec-17
Another thread with lots of dead animals taken by a dedicated bowhunter!

Joey C's all Sorts of Bux and Stuffs in 2017! Congrats man, way to go and excellent pictures! Good luck in 2018!

05-Dec-17

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Screen shot of the video of my arrow impact

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My third bird was a spot an stalk Indian sneak and it resulted in this

05-Dec-17

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Was part of a lot of fun kills in the spring. Turkey hunting is one of my favorites and alway will be!

05-Dec-17

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Did a little fishin too

05-Dec-17

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Went on a mid April pig hunt and shot a hog that ran into a pond and died. Was sort of funny. Did it drown or did the arrow kill it. Who knows

05-Dec-17

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Competed in the CA state broadhead tourney and was lucky enough to bring home first place. Came down to the last arrow. Lots of fun on this trip

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:-)

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Some summer 3D fun

05-Dec-17

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Many of you know the guy on the far right. Great group of people and so much fun to hang with them all!

05-Dec-17

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Next up was August velvet. Killed this guy on opening evening. Luck was on my side as I expected it to be a week long hunt for him

05-Dec-17

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Really cool buck with lots of character

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Next up was my bear hunt. Sat all day and shot this young guy a little before dark at 14 yards off a water hole. Bikes in 4 miles behind locked gates to get to him. Man do bear stink!

05-Dec-17

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Certainly not a giant but with the predator population on the rise every tag punched helps!

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Sometimes I pack in and take the kitchen sink with me

05-Dec-17

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Camp for a few short days

05-Dec-17

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This hunt was a bust but lessons were learned. Some of them were carried over to my next solo elk hunt the following week :)

05-Dec-17

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This sept the weather was awesome in terms of ideal elk hunting conditions. I stalked in on this cow in her bed and waited for my opportunity.

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Something every hunter loves to see. A blood trail in the snow :-)

05-Dec-17

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Elk meat tastes too good to have to wait another year. I was filling my freezer

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Few days later I had made friends with some locals and they invited me to hunt some deer on a private ranch. First evening luck would have me stalk into 60 yards and arrow this guy. Found him the next morning piled up!! So much fun

05-Dec-17

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Made it back to the elk woods later on and punched my second elk tag!! Always wanted to kill 2 elk in September and finally had achieved my goal!!

05-Dec-17
What state was the elk taken Joe? Good stuff so far.

05-Dec-17

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A week later I made it home and punched my second deer tag at home with this nice guy before I had to return to work

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Next up was my November trip with some good friends. This trip was probably my favorite due to many aspects. First whitetail rut hunt and what a kick in the pants. Froze my rear off tho

05-Dec-17

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I punched my doe tag on the first night with this gal. She kinda caught on to me and started blowing and stomping. Big mistake :)

05-Dec-17

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This was the arrow from my buck tag. Grunted him to 13 yards and double lunged em. I haven’t shaken that bad after arrowing an animal in years. Don’t know if it was the cold or a combo but man what a rush!

05-Dec-17

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Unreal blood trail. I sat at this spot and could see it with my naked eye for 40-50 yards. So cool

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How I found him

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Some of y’all might recognize this guy :-) genuinely one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and loved being around him. Always positive and upbeat. Can’t say enough good things about him. Reliving the moment of truth!!

05-Dec-17

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Certainly not a giant. But the hunt itself was so cool and to call a deer to my tree for the first time there was no way he wasn’t getting an arrow!!

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After that the season winded down and all that was left was fall turkeys. Here is a pic from one of my hunts this fall. Yes you can decoy birds in with good deeks. DSD baby!!

05-Dec-17

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One Eve I caught up to this guy headed to the roost and let the air out of him!

05-Dec-17

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My next hunt I passed on many opportunities but when this gal presented the chance and the beard she was sporting there was no way she was getting the pass!! This is a screen shot from the video. Notice the arrow

05-Dec-17

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My last tag for 2017 was this hen. One of the things I take pride in is making the most of my opportunities in the field. This season worked out awesome as every animal (except one spring turkey) that I drew back on came home with me. Certainly counting my blessings as this whole entire year has been nothing short of awesome for me. Not just in the woods but all aspects of life. Thanks to everyone for checking this out and I hope everyone had a good season as well. Happy holidays to y’all.

From: Nick Muche
05-Dec-17
Way to go bud!!

From: pav
05-Dec-17
Incredible year Joe...congrats! Great photos as usual!

From: JW
05-Dec-17
That's a pretty solid season Joe! Great pics as well. Congrats!

From: HUNT MAN
05-Dec-17
As always you never disappoint . Congrats on a great year . Incredible photos also. Thanks for posting and good luck next year. Hunt

From: Treeline
05-Dec-17
Wow, I need to get out more...

Awesome year, Joe! Congratulations on all of your great accomplishments!

From: Sage Buffalo
05-Dec-17

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This is a GREAT example of what happens when you take the time to setup your pictures. I sometimes think it's better than even having shoulder mounts. Take the time and you will have a lifetime of memories.

Thanks for taking the time to share!

From: njbuck
05-Dec-17
Joe, another amazing season, congrats. You also have the best trophy photos.

From: brettpsu
05-Dec-17
Congrats Joe! Just an awesome year.

From: kota-man
05-Dec-17
What a great year. Wonderful memories...

From: Jaquomo
05-Dec-17
Good grief, Joe! Thanks for sharing that. Your "season" was more successful than most bowhunters' entire careers. What an inspiration!

From: otcWill
05-Dec-17
Good stuff as always Joe. Very few have your eye for photography. Thanks for posting!

From: Paul@thefort
05-Dec-17
Joe, you stated, "too much fun". Well that is surely an understatement. Nicely done.

my best, Paul

From: Florida Mike
05-Dec-17
What a season! congrats Joe! FM

From: Franzen
05-Dec-17
Wow. Hard to believe that was all in a year. Great accomplishment Joe! I think Jaquomo is right, as I think that is more shooting than my entire bowhunting career! What to do with all the meat?

From: Brotsky
05-Dec-17
What a year Joe! Going to be hard to top that one, but I have feeling you're going to have a great time trying in 2018! Congrats buddy, no one deserves it more with all the hard work you put in. Thanks for taking us along! Maybe a SD mule deer hunt is in the cards for next year? You're welcome anytime!

From: Hawkeye
05-Dec-17
Wow! Incredible season. You're living right Joe...congrats man and love the photos. Top notch and a well deserved success :)

From: sticksender
05-Dec-17
Wow great year, congrats Joe!

From: SBH
05-Dec-17
Dang dude. That's awesome! Very cool to see guys putting in the effort and reaping the rewards. Doesn't always end up in lots of dead animals but when it does......so cool. Well done sir. Keep the fire lit.

05-Dec-17
Congrats ! Wow

From: Beav
05-Dec-17
Congrats on one helleva season!!

From: drycreek
05-Dec-17

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That's a great season Joe ! This has been mine so far.....

From: jdee
05-Dec-17
Lots of fun right there !! Congrats.

05-Dec-17
Another amazing thread! Congrats.

Drycreek, you are doing fine with them hogs. Weather has not cooperated in your area. Hang in there!

From: buzz mc
05-Dec-17
Are you out of arrows yet?

Great year. Thanks for the recap.

From: 12yards
05-Dec-17
LOL at drycreek. You must have had a year like mine. Joehunter, congrats on an awesome year! Is that an Impulse you are shooting?

From: midwest
05-Dec-17
Holy Moly! Congrats!

From: midwest
05-Dec-17

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Not only a nice guy, I think the guy on the left knows a thing or two about whitetails as well. :-)

From: Scoot
05-Dec-17
I love it! Ryan and I got to hunt with Joe (and Chris) and for those who have never met him, I can tell you he's a great guy! Positive, energetic, and pleasant to be around- just a good guy. I'm very happy for you, Joe-- one heck of a year! When are you coming to visit me to get yourself a MN and ND whitetail?

From: kellyharris
05-Dec-17
Congrats on an amazing year Joe!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
05-Dec-17
Joe, that picture of you sliding down to see your whitetail reminds me of a day I spent with Troy a few years ago. I managed to break my leg with my own rear end in a ravine nearby. Troy didn't carry me out but he did find me a nice stick to use as a crutch. I still have the stick sitting in a corner beneath some deer heads.

Congrats on a terrific season and thank you for sharing. Your photos are truly impressive! Jeff

From: Heat
05-Dec-17
Thanks for sharing your exciting, successful year with us! Great pics!

From: GhostBird
05-Dec-17
Congratulations Joe... awesome year for sure.

05-Dec-17
12yards yes that’s the impulse 31 I’m shooting. Love it. Scott and Justin there will come a time when I can budget time and money to hunt with you guys. I’ve always wanted to come out that way. Thank you everyone. I’m have been very blessed and don’t take it for granted. Franzen I have a big freezer lol

From: DL
05-Dec-17
Well done Joe.

05-Dec-17
Congrats, Joe! Season for the ages.

From: Mt. man
05-Dec-17
Great YEAR!!!

05-Dec-17
Sweet!! Congrats on another great year!

From: Bob
05-Dec-17
Thanks for sharing Joe. Great Season. Bob

From: Overland
05-Dec-17
What an absolutely amazing season! Fantastic pictures as well. You put a lifetime of hunting for most folks into one season.

From: Shaft
05-Dec-17
Congrats on a great year! Your kill photos are the best!

From: BigOk
05-Dec-17
Congrats on a great year!!

From: buc i 313
05-Dec-17
WOW !

Congratulations on your season (s)

Thanks for the journey and the great pic's

From: Ron Niziolek
05-Dec-17
Hell yes. Congrats on a great year! Lots of memories there.

From: Bou'bound
05-Dec-17
you are as good a photographer as you are a hunter.

really nicely done

From: trkyslr
05-Dec-17
Boubound he deff had a great photographer with him ;-)

good work buddy!

From: sitO
05-Dec-17
Helluva season Joe, dedication and work is what I see!

From: The Kid
05-Dec-17
That's Awesome Joe!!!! Great Season/Pictures!

From: Willieboat
05-Dec-17
Nicely done Joe !!........That must be a pretty good elk spot ;)

05-Dec-17
Way to go man! Congrats on every single bit of it. You did good. Blessed for sure

From: Ridge Wraith
05-Dec-17
Nice season Joe!

From: Dennis Razza
05-Dec-17
Excellent!

06-Dec-17
Thanks everyone. Bou’ bout half of the pix were the timer run in front of the camera and hope it works. Others I had a decent cameraman :-)

From: Marty
08-Dec-17
Congrats! Awesome year! Kevin

08-Dec-17
Congrats Joe! Always getting it done in style.

From: T Mac
09-Dec-17
Outstanding season and pics as well! You hunt in some beautiful country!

From: BULELK1
09-Dec-17
You certainly put new meaning to the term Full Freezer!!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: Kurt
09-Dec-17
Wow, great run!!! Congratulations!

From: TD
09-Dec-17
Great stuff, congrats on a GREAT season. Thanks for sharing..... but could use more stories.... =D

From: Mad Trapper
11-Dec-17
Heck of a year Joe. CONGRATS! I think that we are going to have to change your handle to THETRUETBM!

11-Dec-17
TD, I’m not big on stories as when i see others long stories i usually pass over reading them. Figured most people’s thoufhts are the same. Mad na let him keep the title

11-Dec-17
Hell of a season for sure Joe, congrats! Great pictures as usual...

From: Jack Harris
12-Dec-17
that's a great year - congrats! What are you doing for an encore?

13-Dec-17
Jack, not sure yet. Planning more cool stuff :-)

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