Sako Opening Day!

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  1. marlin92

    marlin92 Well-Known Member

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    Bloo. No marten on my place yet, but our game commission is talking about reintroducing them. We do have weasles and mink, in fact when I was a kid my next door neighbor used to raise mink, he had about a hundred or so.. Do see black bears pretty regularly on the cams, and bobcats once in a while. Lots of coyotes all the time

     

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    But the one I leave behind will felt left behind!


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    That is a GIF. Not real.

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    BD. Hire some porters to carry them all in the woods for you then you can decide at the moment of truth which one to use. Then they won't feel left out. lol
     
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    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    BD .. there was once a fellow here who spoke of carrying 3 rifles at once..one in each hand and the third twirling around between them..somehow…:eek:
     
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    Bet he had a scabbard down the middle of his back with butt stock behind his head and bandoliers - one around his waist and 2 in an X acrOSS the chest. That must have been a sight
     
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    I know some people bring a pistol with them in addition to their rifle.


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    Opening day 2021 is in the books. We saw the north end of a south bound buck and lots of squirrels. The 85 Bavarian had her maiden voyage. She didn’t get a chance to perform but she looked good anyway!

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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    My son and I drew late season Deer tags by Dubois, open for any deer. 50 tags, 3k applicants. Mule deer will be out of the high country and in full rut in a couple weeks. It opened today, we were up there over the weekend, scouting, trying to find a bull elk, but we were fogged out of the hills on Sunday, so we went to the National Museum of Military Vehicles instead. Incredible 3 hours
     

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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    I was there in September and the smoke was so thick we had to pass on some pictures.
     
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    Sako 85 Bavarian stock, 7mm 08, about 80 yards, neck shot out of a tree stand (all he showed me was his head and neck). Would have been a bullseye at the range. Never a doubt about these accurate rifles.


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    Hi Berniesdad,
    All your hard work last summer paid off!! Hope you have many more happy days on your property. Like you, Greyfox has a new property to hunt,I am waiting for him to connect with a nice buck soon. About taking a pistol to the stand, I do just that, here in GA you never know if Mr. Ratteler, or Mocassin may have taken up at your box stand. a pistol is easier to handle than a rifle at close range, and 22s are still available. Good luck!! B/T
     
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    This year, I got my Whitetail meat buck in the first half hour of the first day of the season. A record for me.
     
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    image (1).jpg Got lucky yesterday when this nice 9 point made the wrong decision.
     
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    Good job Marlin62,
    Great looking buck, how far? what Cal.?

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    Thanks B/T 35 yards with a Tenpoint Bow, our gun season doesn't come in until the Sat after Thanksgiving. But truth be told I would rather Archery hunt than gun hunt. So my Buck season is over here in Pa, going to use my 86 Win to harvest a doe - try to pick a gun each year that haven'the shot for a while. Going to try to get to the range in the next week to ensure my old eyes can still handle the open sights. LOL
     
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    Looks like that 10th point was trying to grow!

    Nice deer!


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    Thanks BD. Yeah 10th point was just a nub but happy with him The bucks were chasing big time yesterday, had 4 legal bucks chase a doe past me about an hour prior to seeing this one. When he came across the doe's trail he headed the wrong way coming in the direction the doe came from instead of where she went, lucky for me but bad for him, otherwise would not have had a shot at him.
     
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    I also like to take a gun hunting which I haven't hunted with recently. I've already taken a hog with my vintage L61R .264 and a buck with my vintage L61R .30-06 this year, so I'll pick another to hunt with on the next outing. An acquaintance has asked for a doe, and I have a spot where the shots are pretty close, so I may leave the scoped Sakos in the safe and use either a M94 .25-35 or an old M98 8x57 still in full military dress. Then there's that beautiful Mannlicher-Schoenaur .270 with its fantastic double set triggers that has never seen a deer in its sights . . . decisions, decisions!
     
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