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YARD HOPPER hunt 5
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Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
BOWNBIRDHNTR 07-Jan-20
Bow Bullet 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Heat 07-Jan-20
dakotaduner 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Bowbender 07-Jan-20
Jaquomo 07-Jan-20
atfrith 07-Jan-20
Brotsky 07-Jan-20
Bow Bullet 07-Jan-20
fastflight 07-Jan-20
Iowa_Archer 07-Jan-20
Stoneman 07-Jan-20
BigOk 07-Jan-20
drycreek 07-Jan-20
Inshart 07-Jan-20
Whocares 07-Jan-20
elkmtngear 07-Jan-20
JTreeman 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 07-Jan-20
badbull 07-Jan-20
Shuteye 07-Jan-20
JB 07-Jan-20
Teeton 07-Jan-20
bowhunter24 07-Jan-20
BULELK1 08-Jan-20
Paul@thefort 08-Jan-20
Chief 419 08-Jan-20
TD 10-Jan-20
From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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OK, Here we go again. Tuesday January 7. Goose hunt 5.

The winds of yesterday have died some. Gusts up to 97 mph near Boulder and here, up to 44 mph. I have high hope to this days hunt. Well, I better!

Chase the wonder dog had some excitement last night. NO not that kind! It seems that a large mule deer buck was at the bird feeder last night around 11 PM when Tricia let him out. When Chase got to the end of the deck he spied the buck only 15 ft away at the feeder. The buck took on a defensive posture, lowered his head and rack and charged Chase. Lucky the deck prevented the buck from getting there, and he veered off and headed away. Chase, the wonder dog, defender of the house and ace goose retriever. :)

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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not the buck but typical of bird seed raiders
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not the buck but typical of bird seed raiders

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
07-Jan-20
Good luck today. The geese probably put a hit out on ol' Chase hoping to keep you two out of the blind!

From: Bow Bullet
07-Jan-20
I predict Chase will get to tastes some feathers today. Good luck!

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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Well another morning in the goose field. Not much happening as I only saw 3 geese before 9am. and did not hear others. Chase was in the truck and I brought him back to the blind for a stretch and was thinking about rapping up the morning hunt. . Then it happened as we were standing out side of the blind.

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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in the ground
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in the ground
Not sure why the geese did not see us but we both dove into the blind. Wings locked, they came on in

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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and landed 35 yards away. I am scrambling for the camera, range finder, and bow. Chase knows something is up and starts the nervous whining. He can see the geese through the unzipped door. I ready an arrow, range find at 36 yards. Arrow on its way. MISS! Another arrow at 40 yards is on its way, MISS! but the geese do not fly but move farther away. I range find one at 43, set the single pin, arrow on it way, HIT! Chase is on his way to retrieve as the goose flutters away and dies with the arrow in it.

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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Back to the blind and then I see the arrow in the goose. Not good but no injury. Chase just earned a few treats.

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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A well earned goose for sure. A slow start of the season so much appreciated. This might be number 75.

From: Heat
07-Jan-20
Way to go Paul and Chase! Love it!

From: dakotaduner
07-Jan-20
Great job Chase. you to Paul Always enjoy your adventures

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20

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For nostalgia sake, in the same location, 9 years ago with my first goose. Fun stuff.

my best, Paul and Chase

From: Bowbender
07-Jan-20
When I grow up, I wanna be like Paul!!

Good job, guys!

From: Jaquomo
07-Jan-20
Great job, Paul and Chase!

From: atfrith
07-Jan-20
awesome! good work guys

From: Brotsky
07-Jan-20
Way to go boys! I sure wish we had some yard hoppers to chase. I have a feeling my Buck would enjoy it every bit as much as Chase does! Congrats on the first of the season Paul!

From: Bow Bullet
07-Jan-20
Yes! Way to git'r done!!

From: fastflight
07-Jan-20
That so awesome...way to keep after them......glad it came together. So impressive. Chase looks better every year.

From: Iowa_Archer
07-Jan-20
Awesome!! Way to git 'er done!

From: Stoneman
07-Jan-20
Way to go Paul! mmmmm goose, ha

From: BigOk
07-Jan-20
Great job Paul!!!

From: drycreek
07-Jan-20
Sweet success ! Good job men !

From: Inshart
07-Jan-20
Outstanding, 2 partners in goose mania. Love it!

From: Whocares
07-Jan-20
Way to hang in there Paul. What's the red thing on Chase's front ankle in the pic?

From: elkmtngear
07-Jan-20
Great work, Paul and Chase!!

From: JTreeman
07-Jan-20
Good going! Isn’t it funny how they always seem to show up when you are least expecting them!

Brotsky—I’ve thought the same thing many times, I’ve been diligently watching for a place. Our geese around here aren’t real patentable, except of course at the park across the street, and the golf course. But I’m guessing neither of those would go over very well ;)

—Jim

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20
Chuck, the "red thing" on Chase's left paw is a dog boot with red tape attach to prevent it from coming off. THe reason is, he split a nail on his outside pad. Took him to the vet, had the nail cut back and the top cut off. Some infection. They found a few weed seeds back in the split nail so after a few days he is ok but the boot keeps the wound clean and the remaining nail does not get compromised. Thanks for the question. Paul

From: Paul@thefort
07-Jan-20
Ken, Chase will be 11 on Feb 14, Valentines day. Yea, he still enjoys "chasing" things and seems to be strong and healthy. Paul

From: badbull
07-Jan-20
Paul, Good work, persistence paid off for you. Congrats.......Bob

From: Shuteye
07-Jan-20
You stayed with it and it paid off. Congratulations.

From: JB
07-Jan-20
Nice job Paul and Chase!! Thank you for taking us along!!!

From: Teeton
07-Jan-20
Really enjoy this. Thanks Paul

From: bowhunter24
07-Jan-20
Way to go Chase and Paul! Thanks for keeping us in the action!

From: BULELK1
08-Jan-20
Good for ya Paul

Ya ever get those Snow Geese on the spring hunts?

Good luck, Robb

From: Paul@thefort
08-Jan-20
Hardly even see any Snow Geese along the mountain range. Farther east. mid prairie, and near the neb, kans line.

From: Chief 419
08-Jan-20
I knew you and Chase were going to get it done. Good shooting.

08-Jan-20
Congratulations Paul!

From: TD
10-Jan-20
And there ya go! The first one is always the hardest. They'll be rollin' now!

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