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Deer-CampIt’s fair and safe to say that a good time was had by all at the Brambleberry Farm Deer Camp 2013.

Let’s break it down:

  • Paco and Artie did a fine job representing the new generation of deer campers
  • Art’s time in the hog barn was appreciated by all…perhaps even Art
  • Gary ‘The Go-To Guy’ was exemplary in his work around the hog barn…although there are some of us who suspect he was hitting on the gals at Walmart each trip (pure conjuncture, of course)
  • Nice deer were bagged by Jeff, Brandon, Tom and Greg
  • Dinners of wild-caught fresh-water salmon and NY strips were top shelf…and how about them veggies?

Things to be thankful for:

  • It was a safe hunt…except for a few minor bumps, cramps and flu – there were no limbs lost or widows made
  • Even with an open bar the gang kept things in control
  • No brushes with wardens, neighbors, trespassers or wickens
  • No one ran into the blue barn (ahem!)
  • Everyone pitched in on dishes, clean up, cooking and pulling their load
  • GJP allowing us to be a part of Brambleberry Nation

Things to be pissed about:

  • Gale force winds
  • No big bucks
  • Packers tie against the pathetic Vikes
  • Broncos loss Sun night

So until next year, we’ll keep dreaming of the perfect long shot of that 10-pointer. And that, among the many things we have to be thankful for, is why we’re drawn back to deer camp every year.

 

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As it’s been a few years since some of us (names left out intentionally here) have brought a buck into the blue barn. It’s going to be cold Sunday morning (around 10 degrees) so it’s important we get the job done on Saturday.

I thought an exercise is shot selection might be a good use of time. We’ll discuss your scores at dinner Friday night.

What follows is a series of photos. You are to choose one of three choices,   #1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure РBetter Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF? Tally up your score at the end of the test to determine your shooting fitness.

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

#1. Shooter, #2. Not Sure – Better Hold Off, #3. No Way, and #4. WTF?

Answers:

A. 2, B. 1, C. 4, D. 1, E. 3, F. 3, G. 2, H. 4, I. 1, J. 2

Scoring:

All ¬†Correct – You can hunt alone on opening morning…bring ‘er in to the barn

1 Wrong – You can hunt with someone else

2 Wrong – Better take the test over

3 Or More Wrong – Better plan on helping the Go To guy with chores opening morning

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Rest up boys. Deer Camp is upon us.

The grueling regimen of up at 0 dark-thirty, long hours of sitting in the cold, followed by the heavy exertion of a ravine drive, culminating in the messy field dress routine…are all over shadowed by the stamina required for the after party.

Or you could do as GJP frequently does…TAKE A NAP!

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Don’t know what you’re grinning about, bucky. Your days are numbered.

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OK, boys. Study up. There’ll be a test before the opener.

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’nuff said…

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This gives us something to aspire to…Sure am glad I don’t have to field dress them all!

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