Contributors to this thread:
THE ADVENTURES OF "K114"
And it Begins, (EDIT) This is the adventures of the Kelly /Morgan Harris knife now known as "K114" we are leaving for Southern AZ in about an hour, and I wanted to get this thread going. I will hopefully get a hunt in this afternoon/ evening.
I won't have a lot of phone service, but I will post a little and add a few pictures as I go.
Good Luck and God Bless!
NAME, HUNT DATES, LOCATION & SPECIES, RESULTS- 2019 HUNTS.
SCAR FINGA- Mark Williams. 1/10/19 - 1/20/19. Arizona-Coues Deer/ Mule Deer/ Javelina. No Joy:(
MOLSON ARCHER- Matt Olson. 1/24/19 - 2/1/19 Mexico- Coues Deer. No Joy:(
T-MAC- Tom McCaffery. 2/8/19 - 2/28/19. New York- Whitetail
INBOWDUDE- Mike Nelson. 3/28/19 - 3/31/19. Oklahoma- Porkapalooza 13. Hawgs!
JAQUOMO- Lou Phillippe. 4/8/19 - 4/13/19. Colorado- Turkey and the P&Y Convention.
ALTITUDE SICK- Jay VanConant. 4/16/19 - 5/2/19. Africa- Cape Buffalo
RATTLING_JUNKIE- David Heppne. 5/9/19 - 5/23/19. Manitoba- Deer (His Sons First Deer???) This would be awesome!!
ACE- Chas Catania. 5/28/19 – 6/09/19. New Brunswick- Bear
SCOOT- Scott Engel. 6/12/19 - 6/22/19. Idaho- Bear
Mt. Man- Scott McGann- With Bailey! 6/23/19 – 6/29/19. Idaho. Bear… Cancer survivor hunt for Bailey
BROTSKY- Justin Broughton. 8/13/19 - 8/20/19. Wyoming- Pronghorn
LUNGSHOT- Joe Hewitson. 8/31/19 - 9/8/19. Colorado- Mule Deer and Elk
ARCHERYBS- Brian Schroyer. 9/15719 – 9/25/19. Alaska- Moose
CRUSADER DAD- Shane Honore. 9/27/19 - 10/02/19. Wisconsin- Whitetail
T-ROY- Troy Westrum. 10/25/19 – 11/1/19. Iowa- Whitetail
BOWBENDER- Tom Kruschinsky. 11/4/19 - 11/16/19. Pennsylvania- Whitetail
SPORTOUTFITTER- Jeff Davis. 11/18/19 - 11/28/19. West Virginia- Whitetail
SCAR FINGA- Mark Williams. 1/09/20 - 1/20/20. Arizona- Coues Deer/ Mule Deer/ Javelina (Someone else can use the knife during this period if so desired!)
MILNRICK- Rick & Millie Holland. 6/20/20 - 6/30/20. New Brunswick- Bear
MULE POWER-Joe Ferraro. 10/15/20 - 10/25/20. Wyoming- ELK
EMBRY OKLAHOMA- Rick Embry. 10/31/20 - 11/15/20. Oklahoma- Deer and Hogs
GENISES- Steve Edwards. 11/16/20 - 11/30/20 Kansas Whitetail
Some dates are still open, so I can always update the list if anyone else wants to take it!
Best of Luck and God Bless Ladies and Gentlemen!
Good luck and will be following!
Good luck! Looking forward to some pictures from this adventure
Awesome keep us posted Scar
Good luck Mark! Looking forward to some story telling upon your return!
Good luck! Looking forward to a report!
Let's see that knife in action... go get 'em.
Best of luck! Get it bloody!
Best of luck man! Looking forward to this thread. You
Let's hope you are resharpening soon !
Time to get K114 christened. Make Her(?) first hunt a good one!
Good luck!! Can't wait to start seeing K114 in action.
Pictures of K114 traveling could be fun too. Just sayin.
Looking forward to the adventures!
Good luck. First step of an epic hike for this knife. Destined to be a special trip.
We made it to camp are all set up and eating lunch. Going to get changed and head out in a bit. High 30’s rain and a little wind.
Is this a bunny hunt, or some other critter?
We are hunting Coues and Mule Deer, Javelina, and maybe a bunny or two.
We saw three Coues bucks and three does tonight. The wind was all wrong and I only got about 300 yards from a small 2x3 and decided not to go after him.
Back at it tomorrow!
Get em Scar. Start this knifes adventure off right! Good luck and shoot straight
Tough morning, I was on 90” 3x3 with 4 does, they went into a draw never came out that I saw and I never saw them again. 4 plus hours of glassing seeing them. This tree was the last place I saw the buck. There was another small buck running around by them.
Couldn’t load three pictures, not sure why. Oh well...
Pretty dead last night, we are checking out a new spot today. I am having problems downloading pictures. I keep getting an error message. Have a great day!!!’
Hopefully some blood on that knife soon! Go get ‘em!
Man I wish! I found some new areas today that I have never been in. Looks promising! I saw nine does and a runt forky this morning. Pictures to follow!
How many? Any bucks?
How many? Any bucks?
How about here?
How about here?
Lovin’ life! Me and my wife
Lovin’ life! Me and my wife
Yesterday was dead, rain wind fog and cold. I hunted the morning and cleaned up around camp in the evening. Back at it today. You all have a great day’
Go get em Mark! Good luck!
Keep looking! The challenge should be to kill a 113 7/8" (or smaller) buck for the knife's blood baptism.
Keep after em. It will happen!!
FAILLURE? I Think Not!
Just as I was just getting the new area figured out, a phone call and an event at home required me to leave my hunt early. The family is fine... Just house stuff, GRRR! I was on a few nice bucks the last couple days, but out of cell service. It was a tough hunt in which I didn't kill, but it was a great learning experience. I don't feel it was a failure at all, as the experience and challenge of bowhunting is what I want! If this was a rifle hunt, there would be a dead 4X4 Coues in the cooler;/ Or possibly a nice 3x3 Muley...
No Javelina were spotted nor harmed on this hunt... But I was on an area last night that looked very promising.
I will forward the knife in the next day or so, and hopefully the next hunter will baptize it in blood! Good Luck on your hunts gentlemen and ladies! Please keep this thread going, and God Bless! I may go back and edit some of my posts and add some more pictures when I finish up my "Repairs"
It was a pleasure and an honor to be involved with this adventure! Mark.
Your dedication to initiate this knife for Morgan, as well as your posts and pictures are much appreciated.
Congratulations on a safe hunt with the "K114".
Not the ending you were hoping for but you got the ball rolling! K114 will see blood soon enough.
Good start thanks for sharing
I thought I would update this thread.
K114 will be leaving Ohio around 6:00 this evening headed back to Arizona. We are leaving fro Tucson early tomorrow morning headed to MX chasing coues. I will update on the knifes progress as service allows. The ranch is supposed to have WiFi, so hopefully daily updates will be possible.
This thread has the chance to catch Rowdy Dowdy:)
Good luck molsonarcher!
Good luck Molsonarcher! Hope you whack a 114” Coues!
Good luck Molsonarcher! I want K114 to be blessed with blood many times before it ventures our way!
Looking forward to the successful "south of the border" hunt and story. my best, Paul
I can't wait to hear the story! Good luck and have fun.
Good Luck Brother! I am glad it reached you safely!
Have a blessed and wonderful trip, and get that thing bloody for goodness sake!
"This thread has the chance to catch Rowdy Dowdy:)" But will it be as entertaining as Rowdy Awesomeness?
The adventure south of the border did not go as planned. I had a great hunt, but was unsuccessful baptizing K114. I almost got it done on day one, but the wind switched at the last possible minute (he needed to take 2 more steps), the does spooked and off he went with them. Day 2 had a slammer coming on a string behind a doe, but she changed direction about 200 yds out and I never saw them again. Day 3 decided to do some spot and stalk, found a good buck in a perfect location and off I went. Got about halfway there when a bigger buck came over the hill, saw the ranger, and ran straight to where my target buck was bedded, taking him up the canyon with him.
Day 4 back in the blind. 2 does early, a dink a little later, then nothing for the rest of the day. Day 5 I decided to go with the guides and possibly fill the tag with the rifle in camp. While looking for a large buck seen earlier in the week, a monster was found so off we went. We got a good look at the deer at approximately 1300 yds as he was going over the hill. I didn’t know coues could get that big. We had 4 hunters in camp, so 2 went to the other side of the hill and we moved closer on our side in case they bumped him. An hour later the buck was down to the other hunters. They found him bedded and shot him when he stood to follow a doe.
It was a great hunt. The rut was virtually over, and the weather wasn’t the greatest for deer movement, but our group killed 2 great bucks. A 109, and a 132! Myself and the other hunter could have shot deer over 110”, but they were broken, and one was clearly a young deer and needed to grow up. He should be a giant in a year or two. I’m hoping I get to chase him next year when I go back.
Hopefully the next hunter in line with K114 will be able to get it done. I will be mailing it out tomorrow or Tuesday.
Sounds like a great adventure molsonarcher! Too bad you didn’t connect with a good one.
Thanks treeline. It really was. I saw 25-30 bucks and countless does. The mountainous terrain was a blessing and a curse. Spotting deer was easy enough, but trying to get in on them was difficult as they would not be there when we got to where they were. They had 8” of snow 3 weeks prior to our arrival, so there was water everywhere so they could water wherever they wanted. When we found any rut activity, there were multiple bucks with a hot doe. I tried several times to get close in this situation, but they moved around so much they were gone by the time I could even get to where they were. I tried rattling a few times, but all I got was a quick look and they went right back to the does. Frustrating but fun all at once.
Thanks for keeping us updated, Matt! Best of luck next year and of course the remainder of your 2019 season. Glad to be a part of this and I look forward to my run with K114 in 2020.
Thanks for taking K114 and for posting your hunt here! Sorry the trip didn't workout, but I know you had a great time!
Talk to you soon and God Bless!
Sounds like a fun trip with some dang nice bucks spotted. Thanks for posting.
Who's up next? We need to get this knife bloody!
sounds like a great hunt Matt, had everything you could hope for except the happy ending! Best of luck to the next hunter who has K114!
Scar, can you edit your first post on this thread and maybe drop K114's schedule in? That way we can keep up with future hunt dates, etc in this thread and we won't need to ask who has it next? Thanks!
Post updated with added dates and information.
I just set a stand yesterday in anticipation of getting out this weekend. I look forward to putting K114 to good use on some whitetail deer.
Good Luck on your hunt brother, go get that thing bloody!!!!
Go get ‘em T-Mac!
Post a few pictures along the way!
Good luck tmac. The season continues. End with a bang.
Where are you hunting whitetails in February?
It is a local Town program in coordination with the State DEC to thin the herd.
I can't believe I missed this thread, good luck to all the hunters!
T mac the knife should be there by tomorrow. Get that thing broken in!
Ok sounds good. I look forward to christening it!
I’m looking forward to my chance to have Kelly along in spirit. In addition to K114 I’ll be wearing my new lucky hunting shirt. Anytime you are out in the woods and mountains you’re living like you’re in Kellyville!
Yessir mule I will be wearing my t-shirt
Good luck TMac! Lay down a 114"!
Go Get Em Brother!!! Get That Thing Bloody!!!! Good Luck and God Bless!!!
I am out on stand with K114 right now. Will keep u posted
We're cheering for you to get that knife bloody, TMac!
No luck yet! I will be down in the Florida keys fishing until 2/21 and then back at it in stand for deer until it’s passed on to Mike. I am very optimistic that it will get bloody. I will update upon my return.
At the very least if I didn’t kill anything with that knife I would make some elk filets and use it at the dinner table! ;-)
Trust me I will be disappointed if I don’t get it bloody. I am very optimistic given past season results.
Break it in for me TMac! You can do it brother!
At this point, go ahead and gut a fish with it:) LOL
Have a great and safe trip!
Ha I was thinking that but god forbid my checked baggage got lost I’d never live that down....
Good luck TM, If that knife isn't christened soon, Scar is gonna have to cut his finger with it or something.
Wait, you're not drinking Budweiser in the presence of that knife, are you? That could explain everything.
Listen guys, I'm scheduled to take it on a bear hunt in June, and I don't want to be wondering if that knife is carrying a bit of bad mojo.
You just know Kelly is up there thinking: "I am in their head".
I could guarantee it would get well bloodied on our annual May bear hunt, here in BC. We typically kill several in a three day hunt.
Hopefully it happens soon!