elkoholic

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elkoholic last won the day on September 14 2017

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About elkoholic

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  • Birthday 06/30/1953

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    David
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    Powers
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    Montana
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    pharmacist
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    hunting, fishing, hiking, reading, weight lifting

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  1. elkoholic

    11-2 early check-in thread

    More hunting and hopefully less getting rained on. There has been very little deer movement (maybe because of the weather) but at least there has been an uptick in sign in the way of rubs and a few scrapes have appeared. The bull elk have retreated to the thick blow-down jungles. Some colder weather and snow that stays would help.
  2. elkoholic

    Team 3

    Not sure what to make of the season so far. Hunted five days in a row and did not see one deer while slipping through some prime habitat. I did see some tracks and droppings but with the full moon I'm thinking they are moving at night, although it is strange I didn't even kick anything out. We have had two rough winters in a row and even the squirrel population is almost nil. It only takes one and I'm sure I'll see some movement in the coming weeks. I won't be hunting this weekend but will be back at it Monday.
  3. elkoholic

    10-26 Last October check-in

    Ah....I usually miss the check-ins but today it's raining and the mountain tops are covered up in fog so I'm not out hunting. Tomorrow I'm off to Missoula for a continuing education lecture in the morning and going on a hike with my daughter, who lives there, in the afternoon. Sunday I'll be back to my auto mechanic days as I install a trailer wiring harness on my cousin's Hyundai Tucson. I have some trepidation on the wiring job but hopefully it will go as smooth as the hitch install. We should get some snow Sunday night which, hopefully, should make for some improved hunting conditions to start the week. With any luck my drive to Missoula will be uneventful as I have to pass through Kalispell and Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle are scheduled to be there for a political rally. When President Trump was in Missoula on the 19th it had traffic messed up for hours.
  4. elkoholic

    Team 3

    Rifle season opened today and I will probably head out in the morning for the first time to see if anything is moving. The deer population appears to be down quite a bit from previous years but with the rut approaching there should be some buck activity. I'm hoping for some tracking snow in the next week or so. Good hunting!
  5. elkoholic

    pygmy owl

    One of the joys of spending time in the outdoor world is spotting something you would never have seen sitting at home in the recliner. Yesterday, on a hike with my daughter, we had the privilege to witness a Northern Pygmy Owl at a distance of less than ten feet. The little guy was about 6 inches tall and maybe as big around as my fist. It had flown down from a nearby tree to check us out. Good stuff.
  6. elkoholic

    bears around the house

    For some reason there have been a sow and cubs hanging around for the past week or so. The past couple of days one of the cubs has gone missing, but one of them was more adventurous and may have just wondered off.
  7. elkoholic

    Been Busy

    I like! Such craftsmanship and artistry amazes me.
  8. elkoholic

    Team 3

    Headed into the last week of archery season here and I think that I'll give up on elk for now and concentrate on sitting on stand for deer. Only allowed one deer here and looking for a good buck but have seen very few deer so far. The larger buck all seem to be moving at night but as we progress through October hopefully they start looking for the first receptive ladies during daylight hours. Rifle season starts on the 20th of the month and I'll be putting my still hunting skills to work. Early morning stands on most days followed by sneaking along with occasional stops for rattling/calling. I'm really looking forward to tracking snow and the chance to creep up to an elk or buck in their bed. I've got till Nov. 25th to get it done.
  9. elkoholic

    It's coming

    Well, my knee has been holding up pretty good, although I believe the pain and dysfunction is coming from a nerve impingement in my lumbar spine. At least I've been able to get out and chase the critters. The sit in the stand resulted in seeing 8 deer, all doe, and getting soaked as the snow was melting off the trees and raining down, sometimes a baseball sized clump of snow would come dropping down. The past several days have been in the mid 20's every morning and the remaining snow has been very crunchy. It may warm up a bit this coming week which will make the last week of archery season somewhat nicer in terms of sitting on stand.
  10. elkoholic

    This one took me back today

    Oh how times have changed. In today's world most of the pranks and interactions between students and teacher-student interactions of my generation would result in someone spending time incarcerated. Fifty years removed from high school and just 23 years post college (was a non-traditional student) I find that we are going in a direction spiraling downward (if that is even a direction). Now, off to the principal's office😁
  11. elkoholic

    Been a bit.......sorry to my old friends

    Hey, good to see you back! As a recently retired pharmacist, I can understand the mental toll that dealing with overdose and suicide deaths conveys. In your position it is undoubtedly magnified. I'm sure that there are few people that could handle your vocation. Thank you for what you do. Facebook....I've never joined, although I have been pressured by family members to do so. They say it is a way to keep in touch and share photos. I'm sure if you keep it locked down, as my late wife had done, it may be a useful tool. One of my nephews, an FBI agent, advised me to have a Facebook account to avoid someone opening one in my name in an identity theft attempt. I assume, like any tool, if used correctly one can avoid the drama and the "tools" that cause it.
  12. elkoholic

    It's coming

    Well, I awoke to find evidence that indeed it is time to get ready for the white stuff. Get the snow shovels out and I also need to weld the snow plow. It's coming. I've been nursing a bum knee the past couple of days that had put my elk hunting on hold and yesterday it rained all day making my decision to give it one more day of rest an easy one. The temps dropped in the middle of the night and the white stuff was the result. There was a lot of thunder and lighting along with the rain and snow. I think I'll head out to my ladder stand this afternoon (in an hour or so) an see how my knee handles the hike in to the stand. I'm thinking with it being mostly sunny the critters just might be moving and hopefully sitting the last several hours of daylight will be fruitful.
  13. elkoholic

    Grizz

    If you are on facebook or not check out Mission Valley Montana Grizz Cam. I'm not on facebook and I could still watch some of the videos. Try this link: https://www.facebook.com/missiongrizzlies/
  14. elkoholic

    WOW

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  15. elkoholic

    WOW

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=3MwPW-OACsQ That's all!