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From: Trapper
29-Nov-17

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For the Wisconsin hunters that never were out west, I thought I would share a picture story of my last hunt.

From: Trapper
29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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RC sent this knife along as it had already butchered 10 animals in different continents that year.
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RC sent this knife along as it had already butchered 10 animals in different continents that year.

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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Day 5 when I was still feeling pretty good.
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Day 5 when I was still feeling pretty good.

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29-Nov-17

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I forgot, I did take 3 trail cams along for a few wallows that I knew about.
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I forgot, I did take 3 trail cams along for a few wallows that I knew about.

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29-Nov-17

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I forgot, I did take 3 trail cams along for a few wallows that I knew about.
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I forgot, I did take 3 trail cams along for a few wallows that I knew about.

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29-Nov-17

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Spot I shot my cow from.
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Spot I shot my cow from.

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29-Nov-17

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RC's knife getting ready.
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RC's knife getting ready.

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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29-Nov-17

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Not feeling so good on day 7.
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Not feeling so good on day 7.

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29-Nov-17

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Return trip on the way home for my son and 2 of our buddies. I came home from the hospital a week later.
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Return trip on the way home for my son and 2 of our buddies. I came home from the hospital a week later.

From: Tweed
29-Nov-17
How was setting up and driving back to camp?

From: Trapper
29-Nov-17
What do you mean Tweed? We backpacked the main camp in 2 hours off the road.

From: Trapper
29-Nov-17
A little story, We setup the main camp 2 hours off the road to get away from any lazy hunters if there were any. We did this 2 days before the season opened. Then the next day we hiked down to the truck and I drove the guys 7-8 miles west of me along with their gear and pup tents. They would be moving each day if they weren't seeing much game with the understanding they would get to me day 5 sometime. Which they actually did getting to main camp midday on day 5 of the season.

From: Tweed
29-Nov-17
I think I'd be one of those lazy hunters. Sounds like a great trip though.

From: CaptMike
29-Nov-17
Nice job Trapper!

From: longspeak74
29-Nov-17
Hijack away! Can't wait to get back there....I have 10 years until I can move back.

From: Franklin
29-Nov-17
Who was the unlucky one to pack the Wall tent in?

From: Hoot
30-Nov-17
Brings back memories. Nice pictures and congrats on a successful hunt. Altitude sickness?

From: Trapper
30-Nov-17
Franklin, the 2 28 year old Army vets that are still serving did most of the toting of the tent, but the non Army buddy toted 3 loads of Elk quarters out while the other 2 were butchering. I was a bump on the log puking.

From: Live2hunt
30-Nov-17
I remember the days of packing elk out, that's a job that will kill ya.

From: Trapper
30-Nov-17

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While I was in the hospital, one of the guys back packed out the cape. I had no idea he did this until a few weeks ago when he presented a soft tan hide to me. Is that awesome or what.

From: Tweed
30-Nov-17
That's awesome!

What a solid bunch of guys you surround yourself with.

From: Trapper
30-Nov-17
Hoot, No I was in the hospital because of stupidity. I'm a type 1 diabetic and normally give myself 4 shots a day to keep my sugar level in control. Well, over the years of being diabetic and hunting the High Country, I found that only 2 shots are required because of all the exercise. Everything was going well for the first 6 days, keeping my sugar levels in the 70-90 range. Well the morning of day 7 on the way up the mountain I had a drink of water out of my backpack bladder that I thought tasted kind of off flavored. Well 3 hours later while I was sitting at a wallow in 80 degree temperatures I had another drink that tasted just as bad. I made it through the rest of the day without having another drink on my 2 hour trek down the mountain, still tasted bad. When I got to camp I started heaving which continued on and off for 12 hours. I didn't go hunting the next morning, but I forced myself 1/2 way up the mountain for a short hunt which is when I shot my elk. I wasn't eating anything because everything came back out so I wasn't giving myself my insulin. 24 hours later in the hospital my sugar levels had spiked to over 850. Not good! My wife who works in the lab at a hospital said anybody whose sugar gets that high usually dies or has brain damage. She thinks that I have the brain damage as I'm planning a 2019 return trip. Lol. Very lucky!

From: YZF-88
30-Nov-17
Nice pics. Glad you made it out! Hopefully this will inspire others to get after it and enjoy the public land. Is it September yet?

From: Hoot
30-Nov-17
Trapper - Thanks for the info and glad you're doing OK. I'm sure a lot of hunter's wives think we have brain damage. LOL

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