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Favorite Bowsite threads
Every now and then, I will read a Bowsite hunting story that I somehow missed when it was first posted. Frequently, I will even re-read some of my favorite Bowsite hunting stories. With my hunting season winding down, I have started to look for some enjoyable stories, and would like to encourage others to share some of their favorites.....either by title, or by posting the link.... Happy Holidays......
WELL, there is this one.. (Kevin Dill's 15 days alone)
OR, this one.. (JSW's monster typical WT)
Well, Hell Jake. YOU wrote most of them ...
So get out there and do an exotic hunt and write it up, we're living vicariously through you!
TThomas, [email protected] and Herdbull go on hunts and write stories I re-read over and over. As mentioned Kevin Dill always tells a great story as well.
My name is Buck and I'm here to...
There are so many good ones. Here's one of the first threads I read on Bowsite and to quote one of my favorite movies..."tractor beam...sucked me right in"
Busta's Canmore hunt.
If I had to vote for ONE, it would be Busta's Canmore thread. That one actually fueled a sheep hunting fury within me. :)
This is the best that can be done to salvage the original. No original photos due to photobucket.
A Season on the San Juans
I’ve been saying for years that these should be put in a special forum of their own. There’s some epic stories on here every year!!
Man these are some adventures, they have really fueled the fire in this bowhunter over the years. Good to have the flames stoked again from time to time!
Busta’s Canmore hunt is my top followed by jakes polar bear updates
Jake - I’m still voting for Pat to create a “Library Forum” with links to the high quality, inspiring and popular hunt recaps.
I’ve been meaning to create another thread along that line with links, but I’ve been swamped and am somewhat hesitant. I don’t want to overstep my bounds as though I’m some arbiter of Bowsite Quality.
Here is one that I shared in the event that anyone was ever considering hunting south of the equator.....unfortunately, not all of the photos survived.....2013 New Zealand Red Stag
There have been a bunch of good ones that have contributed to the deterioration of my retirement account....
This is a terrible thread. I am going to spent even more time on bowsite read a links above :)
One of my very favorites.
Bugles over Bourbon
The Pauls brothers moose hunt is a instant classic!! Hunt
Brun's Colorado Hunt definitely made the list for me, this Year!
TBM...will I get “POOFED” for that? LOL!
Hunt. Please post your elk recap from last year again. I can’t remember the title.
Another plug for an awesome thread. The first time I met him at Sheep Show, I said “you’re the guy that wrote A Tale of Two Goats.” I can’t find it now. Not sure if it got archived somewhere but I can’t find it now.
It’s titled A Tale of Two Goats by zackman.
Several of the great ones been mentioned - Kevin Dill’s 15 days alone is certainly top shelf.
Loved the Pauls brothers moose hunt! That was one hell of a great story and adventure.
Dang, I gotta go moose hunting...
The Paul’s Canadian Moose Hunt = Top Shelf.
BBs San Juan hunt was my favorite of all time. Busta's Canmore hunt was great too.
Hunt, Will, Chris and Joe, Brotsky, and a bunch of others have had some incredible stories.
^^^This guy has some good ones too! Well, Ryan anyway. :-)
Back by popular demand.....Paul's brothers moose bowhunt
I sure enjoyed this one...
Also this one. But... I may be a little biased.
I love both of those Scoot! Man where does the time go? I have to say this one was my favorite, beat rifle hunt in Bowsite history! Ha!
The Paul’s bro’s moose hunt was something else! Hunt and Beav have had some awesome ones too. So many good guys on here and we all share the same passions, makes for great stories!
Definitely some doubly talented hunters on here. First in the hunting then bringing it alive here in print and pictures. Too hard to limit it to several, never mind one!
Rod you have one of my favorites each year!
I'd prefer to keep the thread about hunting stories....
Tom Edgington's 2011 Desert Bighorn Sheep bowhunt
Ned Greer's 2010 Desert Bighorn Sheep bowhunt
Was it Busta that had the moose hunt where the raft flipped? That was an awesome thread.
Seems like every thread that hadn't been posted on since late 2016 is now deleted. Did I miss the announcement that this was happening? Or does anyone know how to find them?
"dead cow" and "Igota ompomsum"
The Kevin Dill story, the best
Bigeasygator, Due to Bowsite search command limitations/restrictions, I do my searches on Google now....especially for the older threads. They are still "out there".....you just need to know a couple effective "key words" to find a particular thread. If you do a search on Google, I'd suggest using your keywords, then a dash, the type in Bowsite….it seems to work as well as anything else that I have tried
How about a classic live hunt? Miss that old redneck here on Bowsite!
….and for you boys itching to gitcha some opomsum.
Some amazing hunts here thanks for sharing and great thread
The Kevin Dill 15 days alone thread is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this.
Pat Lefemine breaking his 13 year elk curse......
Jake, I had tried that with Zack's "Two Goats" thread but didn't have any luck. Did manage to track down Busta's moose thread though!
Looks like Photobucket has gotten to the pictures, though you can still make them out. Trust me, the "original" pics were spectacular, as is the story that accompanies them!
I loved following Jaquomo's semi-live mulie hunts!
The video from Pats 13 year elk curse was AWESOME! I remember watching that several times. That arrow tracked beautifully!
Pat's son tracking that deer is a classic video
A BigDan classic....City hunter are you ready ?
still on my favorites list, must be ok...
In recent times, I think that those hunt stories from the " Fort Collins Gang " are hard to beat. Can't remember the thread titles offhand but maybe someone can help to find them for those that may have missed them or want to re-read them like me. Thanks.......Bob
BBs story from Colorado Unit 61 was the first one that really got my attention and inspired me to write a recap, and also take more pictures on all my hunts. It was titled Broken horns and broken dreams, or something similar.
My two all time favorites are Kevin's moose and BB's Season on the San Juan. Lots of others right up there though. Always like Jaq's mule deer hunt, the Paul's moose hunt, Busta's Canmore hunt, any CT live hunt, Jake's polar bear, and so many others. Oh, and the first time I saw the trapline thread I was hooked.
A little surprised the MI Baiting thread has not received an honorable mention;-)
Medincinemann's 4 sheep in one year all come to mind. That was an epic year!
Just read Paul's moose hunt......Awesome
Ki-Ke's 2008 Moose hunt …..with Oscar, the nervous horse - (for a good reason!!)
Great Post Jake! Fun to see these classics again. There are some great hunts and stories on this site. Good timing with the holidays to re read them. Lou's mule deer hunts, Hunt had some great elk and bear, Thomas used to post up some good ones, BigDan elk hunts, Busta's Canmore hunt was intense........man I could keep going on and on. Thanks to all of you for sharing these stories they have been an inspiration and encouragement of whats possible. Keep at em boys!
Anyones that takes us along for the hunt are really cool.
Bowfinatic 's Link
Some amazing hunts here thanks for sharing and great thread
One of my favorites from Rocking R
Since it got brought back up and people seemed to enjoy it, I've added this story to the thread, as well as one other one......2010 Mountain Caribou
2007 Polar Bear bowhunt…...Mostly a story of the hunt. If I can locate the "feature hunt" that shows some photos, I'll link that too....If you just want to read about the hunt, you'll need to skip about the first 60% of the posted comments......
2007 polar bear bowhunt - Photos
Since this hunt was done under some pretty cold conditions with no internet access, instead of posting an online update every evening, I simply called Pat's answering machine, and left audio updates. His machine would only allow about a 3 minute message.....so most messages are rather abbreviated. The day nine message is the one that summarizes how the hunt unfolded. You'll have to pretend that it is the early 1900's (before television) and the family is huddled around the radio, listening to an update - LOL
OTC Will’s 400 miles and Come September are 2 of my favorites. Will hunts (and tells stories) with a level of tireless dedication that few can match, but all can aspire to.
Just finished reading Jake’s polar bear hunt story. Holy cow! What an adventure!
Jake......Do you have any lingering negative effects from getting your fingers frost bitten during this hunt?
OTC Will's 400 miles thread.....2016
t-roy…..I NEVER used to get cold. Now, my hands get cold a little from time to time, but so do my feet, which weren't frostbitten....so I suspect that it is due to aging versus frostbite, but can't prove that.
OTC Will's "Come September".....2015
OTC Will's "Bugles over bourbon".....2018
OTC Will, Hunt Man, and T Embry....."Don't threaten me with a good time!"
I seem to remember Orionsbrother making a thread with a bunch of classic Bowsite threads on it...
Ike, yup…..see Orionsbrother post on 12/09/20 (the second one).
Ike, Here is a link to the Orionsbrother thread that you might be thinking about. It started out just for elk.....but then started to expand.....
Speaking of older Bowsite, what happened to bigpizzaman? He was always good for a few hunts
WV Mountaineer's Link
I know that he just hunted for iguana's with two other Bowsiter's within the last week or two…..and they pounded them!! I saw a photo of their results.....the biggest surprise was the beard that boy is cultivating!!
I like all of Hunt Man's stuff. OTC Will does real good too. Deerslayer does some good ones as well. And, of course, I love the Paul's brothers. those dude's are straight up killers! All of Cnelk's threads in general are one of my favorites too. Embry's yearly thread gets me going. I really like all the hunt recaps. But, the all time favorite thread of mine is at the following address. Copy and paste into your browser. Pure Bowsite classic where crow was served to a lot of people.
The Adolf Hitler parody about the Utah tag grab was a hoot.
Hard to believe it's been 7 years already, this was what I felt was my first bowsite worthy hunt thread.
I enjoyed putting this one together..... The best year I've had.... with the exception of 2019. More on that in the near future;)
Elk Rassling, but it is probably not on the site anymore.
Remember the dude who wanted to mount a fetus from a road kill doe.
I wanted to find the link to the thread about the snakebite ordeal, but just realized I don't know how to research for older threads!
Snake bite thread should be here
A new entry....Two more sticks!
Two more sticks is in the lead. Best thread I ever remember.
BB’s Unit 61 recap - a unit I dreamed of one day hunting. Then reality set in.
A couple that come to mind were Bigpizzaman's hunts- his Alaskan-Yukon moose hunt, his double story on taking his desert sheep and his sheep hunt where he shot the ram and it fell into the river and he was never able to recover the animal.
There are many super hunting adventures on BS !
Hunt’s recap from two years ago ( I think ) was especially good amongst a lot of winners.
Hunt - Post up links to your recaps please.
No doubt Hunt's latest story brings in here! So many great stories!
Hunt’s recap “Following the noise” is a great one, but when I search and pull it up, the pics don’t load.
So many great ones over the years. These are what brought me to bowsite and keep me coming back.
Lots of great stories here! Some of the greatest hunting stories you will find anywhere!
This was was my greatest adventure.
Kind of hid it with the title at the time because it was late winter and everyone was getting seriously cabin fevered up on here...
This is a good thread^^^. Great hunt Tavis
Just read it for the first time. Congrats a few years late Tavis! Great story by an awesome skilled hunter! I can only imagine...
My favorites are the ones that stick with me. Hunt’s had a few, OTC will has had a few, but I really love those Jaq rutting plains muley threads. I don’t recall seeing one this year unless I just missed it.
Twinetickler's sheep bowhunt
DIY butchering.....a lot of interesting suggestions/ideas.
Gotta agree with you Medicineman, that sheep story is one of the best!
BB's broken horns and broken dreams. Got to hunt the same area this year, what a blast!
I am a little biased but Twineticklers “Impossible….until it’s not” just posted last week is a good one.
Did anyone mention the "Rowdy Dowdy Photo Shop Bear" thread...? How about the "Bigfoot" thread....?
"As luck would have it...."
“AK float hunt recap” is my new favorite.
T-roy, I agree......here it is!!
Wow!! First time I read it. I double all the complements and expletives. You guys are amazing and congratulations on such a memorable adventure!
HUNT MAN "Two More Sticks"
Jeeze, i can’t pic between hunt man’s, adams “as luck would have it” or the float hunt recap….
The 2022 Missouri black bear archery hunt was my favorite for the year
So many great recaps. Fuzzy, I agree with you about '22. Chase's story embodies everything one could want.