Is there any way for the Journal to be published on here so the rest of us can read the "adventures of K114" ???????? Maybe even a few stories at a time?? Copy and scan then post up here??
I’m anxiously awaiting my Barbary hunt the end of Feb in NM.
You can Google "Kelly/ Morgan Harris- Bowsite Knife" that was the start, and then google "The Adventures of K114" and read the whole story...
Both threads are kind of long, but a good read with a bunch of great people!
Have a great day, and God Bless!
Did you lose the knife or not tag out? Let's hear the story?
I could of used K114 buy my kill was not worthy as it was rifle kill. Looking forward to your story. Hopefully you were successful.
Saturday – Day 1 Three of us Jim, Jordan and I decided to head out early in Jordan’s Jeep and scout/glass as much country as we could. The unit is VAST and covered with thousands of hills, cliffs, valleys and canyons. We saw 17 sheep the first day but only small rams. The day was clear bright and only a little windy.
Sunday – Day 2 clear cooler and more wind than the first day. We saw few sheep but spotted a decent ram 25-26 inches that appeared to be alone. He wasn’t really what I was looking for on day 2. We saw less sheep but at least we saw a decent ram in a good spot for stalk. Back at camp we heard tales of ram down and when I mean down - it as in the bottom of an 800 foot deep ravine. Recovery would have to wait until the next day.
Monday – Day 3 The air was damp and cool when I woke up at 4:30 take a leak. The headlamp outside my tent revealed a thick fog ad rolled in and blanketed the area. We waited a couple hours for the fog to lift but it never did. We decided to move to a lower area where we might be able to glass. We looked and looked but didn’t spot any sheep until 4:45 that afternoon and it was group of 6 lambs and ewes. After dark we arrived back at camp and heard how the recovery went on the ram dropped the night before. It was a 2 hour hike to the bottom of the ravine and the found the ram ½ eaten and covered with dirt by a mountain lion.
Tuesday Day 4 More of the same thick clouds and fog which hampered the glassing in the morning. We drove a far off canyon that was lower that Jordan said always held sheep. The wind was whipping at least 35-40 MPH most of the day. We hiked and glassed the rest of the day but did see any decent rams only a smaller rams and some ewes. We hoped the wind would push the fog out for the next day.
Wed Day 5 We set out early to see where the fog bank was stacked up and realized out first location was socked in and visibility was about 150 yards. We drove to some points hiked of the edges and glassed at several likely spots for most of the day. About 3 PM we spotted a decent ram and 2 ewes. This rams wasn’t the ram of my dreams but with only 1 more day to hunt I mulled it over. I finally decided “Lets go he’s not the ram for me.” When we returned to camp a 2nd hunter had filled his tag with a great 29 ½ ram.
Thursday Day 6 Hind sight is 20/20. The day dawned wetter (freezing drizzle actually) and even more foggy than the other days. I stuck around for a few more hours before calling it and heading for home.
I really think the lesson here is about the adventure and spreading the story of Kelly Harris and the K114 knife. I meet several new people on this trip. We drank beer and I will be happy to call them friends from now on. I’m sure Kelly would appreciate that.