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Old 07-12-2008, 11:38 PM
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I am SOOOO excited now for this year. I just got seriously hooked up with some KILLER land in extreme northern MO. W/out getting into the specifics of that, I wanted to share a part of my day. This got me so fired up for bow season I just can't take it anymore.

My buddy and I headed to a farm we will be hunting this year. This farm is literally 5 miles from the Iowa border, and in fact, just because we could, we drove INTO Iowa today. Anyway, this farm is situated along a river, and in that part of the state there isn't a lot of woods to work with. So hunting them is pretty easy. Anyway, this place is just fantastic, and we've still got several other farms to look at. All in all, we have around 9000 acres in northern MO we can hunt, with most of them being quite close to Iowa.

So, after driving 500 miles today, spending 10 hours in a car with my buddy Ryan......I saw some things I don't ever get to see this far south. But I guess the neatest thing we saw was a great big black bear in the middle of a hay field. That's the first, and ONLY, black bear I've ever seen in the wild, and it was pretty cool.

Man, I'm so fired up for season to get here this year now, I can barely contain myself. I've actually got a LEGITIMATE shot at a really, really good buck this year....and even if that part of it doesn't pan out, I'm going to see PLENTY of deer, and who knows what else. Shoot, I think I'm gonna carry a judo point or 2 just to shoot the occasional pheasant that is bound to pass by at some point.

God is simply doing some amazing things in my life right now, and at times I can barely believe it, and it's certainly difficult for me to realize that some of it is actually happening.

Anyway.....I know this post is a little......silly and perhaps unnecessary, and even sounds like I'm gloating a little bit.....but I'm honestly just so excited I had to..

I would love to hear about yer all's prospects this year as well. Contest sign ups are posted, and it's time to start getting serious.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:46 PM
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Default RE: 500 miles, a black bear, and into Iowa I was...

your excitement is dripping from this post.

Sounds like an awesome opportunity. Hope it pans out for you. 9000 acres around here is unheard of.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:50 PM
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congrats man! thats some great ground to hunt up there! good luck
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:52 PM
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I would say you are gloating alot not a little But if I had that setup you have I would be gloating too!
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:56 PM
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Default RE: 500 miles, a black bear, and into Iowa I was...

That's great Don however, what happened to the land you took your buck on last season, that also sounded very promising as well it should, it produced?
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:08 AM
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Well done my friend, I hope it works out for you!!
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:20 AM
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Very happy for you Mobow and please keep us updated through out this great
season I see for you pal.

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Old 07-13-2008, 07:08 AM
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Don .. that is awesome, Bro! You need to take pics next time! I can't wait to hear about your upcoming season



Rob .... I don't understand your post in this thread ..... you might wanna watch out, as you can get arrested for murdering the English language!
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:41 AM
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Well its nice to have all that property to hunt on. Sounds like you are pretty amped up. I would be too. And Rob, I feel your pain, not everyone gets access to property like some of these other guys. As much as I would love the opportunity to hunt any nice piece of property, people just aren't as willing back east. Even though an area produces a quality buck sometimes a change of scenery is a great opportunity.MOBOW actually saw a black bear in the wild for the first time and this is pretty special.

Great wishes to your new endeavors MOBOW!

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Old 07-13-2008, 08:32 AM
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You sure you didn't drive all the way to CANADA? A black bear, cool, that would have made the trip right there. But then to get to look at some great hunting grounds too, awesome and good luck with a slammer this year.
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