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Adventures ...

        2012 ...


These Local Ducks ...


        January, 2012 ... "Downwind" ...

Knowing better I decided to take them on downwind. I had their location pinned. Good. But the wind was taking my `locker room’ scent straight toward them. Bad. Smelled, but unseen, they moved upstream, out of the location. At distance they lifted off, for freight of the human scent, flying directly at me – and once they spotted me, flared. I shot twice, hitting one Green, which started to lag from the group and eventually fell to ground a half mile away. I recovered him easily. I should have known better. I DID know better. 

... 12 for 14 with one bird lost. ...  here


        "Additional Green" ... here

additional green

        "Good but not Perfect" ... here ... and ...


         ... before my 3:30 meeting ... here



Spring Turkey Hunts ...


        "Conference Call" ... here


        "No Excuses" ... here


second bird 2012






2011 ...


Spring Turkey Hunts ...


        "God is the Doer" (Opening Day, Spring Turkey, Idaho) ... here

        "Text Messaging" (Second Spring Bird) ... here


Summer "Moosage" ... here


moose on hill 


   
Early Elk ... here


    These Local Deer ... "Change in Tactics" ... here


    These Local DUCKS! ... "Coming Home" ... here
        



        2010 ...


Bighorn Sheep Hunting in the Idaho Wilderness (Book) ... here.


Turkey Nation (Turkey Hunting Blog) ... here.


Bighorn Sheep Hunting Blogs ... here ... and here.


Serious Hunter Blog ... here.


... working on some other stuff ... but off line.


 2009 ...

Journey of 09 ...  Journal of local hunting forays, a few climbs, a lot of thoughts about life, and some of God. Pics of wildlife, scenery, and some family and friends mixed in. Written in reverse chronological order in the spirit of Facebook status ... in paper and download format ... here.  And by e-book ... here.


"Why I Hunt" ... on B.G.H. ... here


Excerpts from a discussion on Controlled Hunt Draw Odds (Idaho) ... on A.C., ... here


Old Man, and Daughter, at (Boy Scout) Camp ... here

       Doc Serving


Journey (2008) ... here


How How We Think - Affects Our Hunting Experience ... on BigGameHunt.net
... here

Contact: ... use my initials (Jeff R. Filler) at turbonet dot com ...


"These Local Deer" ... (in progress) ...


 local deer


`Twenty-Eight Miles'
... August Depredation Deer Hunt (*Warning* - Graphic Content) ... here


`Baal Slot' (Seven Devils Mountains, Idaho)... here


Jeff above Upper Cannon Lake

`Solo Recon' ... here

`Beaverdam Peak' ... here

`Madagonia' ...(missing)


Journey (2007) ... here


        Law of Attraction - Tom!... here

        ... and ...

            Got Him! ... here

          tom                   

Law of Attraction - Gobbs ... here

                    doug with bird

   
   
  Mark's Ram

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Hunting ... here

 
 
  camp at sheep lake
Seven Devils Mountains ... Backpacking.
   
   
   
  quacks

The Art of Spot and Stalking ... Quacks! (in preparation)
   
  Jeff and Coffee

My Friend Has a Pond,” Huntn & Fishn Biz, Jan/Feb 2006, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Pages 38-39.


   
  Candace and That Grin

Deer Magnet Candace ... here



   
  jeff and steep

Steep Ass Hunt ... here
   
  Dana

Dana Plateau, Sierra Nevadas ... here


  
  jeff with goat 

A Perfect Hunt ...

The Seven Devils Mountains / Hells Canyon Wilderness–National Recreation Area on the Idaho–Oregon border contains the deepest canyon in North American.  The Snake River cuts through its bottom at an elevation of 1400 ft above sea level. Less than 6 miles away, He Devil peak soars at 9400 ft, ... 8000 ft higher.  The Idaho Fish and Game Department has a controlled hunt draw for four or five  permits each year for Mountain Goat on the Idaho Side. 

In 2003 I drew ... here

Text as published in Huntn & Fishn Biz, Nov/Dec 2005, Vol. 3, Issue 11 ... here.

   

Candace
                aiming

Salmon River Breaks - Mule Deer Hunt

Candace (age 12) takes aim at 5x5 mule deer buck at 211 yards plus.  Buck is standing watching us with only head and neck visible - highlighted by sun against shade backdrop.

I let Candace take the shot if she wanted it ...

The rest is ... here

 
Also published in Hunt'n with Hunt'n Biz, Vol. 1, Issue 6, November 2003, p. 32-33.



   
   

Hard Recon ... August

Greg and I went back into the `Devils for a short and hard recon ...aqui

 

Soft Recons ... August

Jackie, Chad, and Georgia ... two short `soft' recon hikes ...

More ... here

   

Goats at Hanson Pass ...

Whereas a few days earlier we didn't get into the goats, this trip we did ...

Continued ... here

   
   

Cannon Lakes, June 2003

To scout for Mountain Goats, and to get familiar with the country, Duane P., Candace, and Jackie and I headed into the Seven Devils mountains.  Our objective - the Cannon Lakes drainage and upper end of Hanson Creek. 

Details ... here

   
   

Citori Geese

   
 

How we handle game ... here

Earlier draft published as ... "How to Easily Pack Your Meat Out," Hunt'n with Hunt'n Biz, Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2004, p. 53.

Also, more ... here

 

 

 

Saved by an Angel, McCall area.


On Drinking Water in the Outdoors ... (it's not the water) ... here
   

Quotes and Thoughts ... here




About the Author ... here