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September Recap

September Recap
September comes and goes each year in a blink of an eye! I will try to do a brief recap, but I do have a lot of video captured that needs to be edited, I am patiently waiting for Final Cut Pro to render a lot of it, then I will get it up on YouTube. The first week of September I stayed home and worked. I scouted a lot this summer for a chance at an early season whitetail mountain buck, I had 3 potential shooters on camera, so I sat a stand on evenings that I didn't work. I had 4 real good sits and never saw a deer, however I did see 3 different good bears at a spring that was near my tree stand, but none were shooters compared to the one boar that I knew was in the area that seriously has to be pushing mid 300's as far as fall body weight. Regardless, I put some time in and with very little action. [caption id="attachment_12158" align="alignnone" width="300"]M2E36L5-5R350B362 M2E36L5-5R350B362[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12159" align="alignnone" width="300"]M2E1L0-0R336B386 M2E1L0-0R336B386[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12160" align="alignnone" width="300"]M2E31L4-5R350B362 M2E31L4-5R350B362[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12161" align="alignnone" width="300"]M2E70L104-104R401B361 M2E70L104-104R401B361[/caption] I left for Utah on September 10th and drove 12 hours to Ogden with my nephew JT. We made camp and got up early on Sunday the 11th to learn the unit and scout for Goats. We glassed 23 goats that day, amazing! We also realized two things: one was that there were 18 other tag holders for this tiny unit, and two that all were rifle hunting. So I borrowed a blaze orange vest from a guy I met who was from the same town, and had drawn the same tag with 17 points. I'm so thankful as I would have had to drive off the mountain and hit up Walmart for blaze orange, I was still committed to hunting with a bow. On opening morning we heard 13 rifle shots before we even started our first stalk. The scouting the day prior put us in a position to stalk a couple of goats in a hard to reach spot which allowed us to be the only bowhunters on that ridge. I made a successful stalk on a billy bedded on a knife edge ridge, I popped up on the ridge just 40 yards from the Billy and fortunately he was feeding on his feet. I made a great shot and we spent the rest of the day packing out that awesome goat. An amazing hunt that hunters like you and me make possible with our conservation dollars spent. Thank you hunters. We slept a few hours and hit the road at 2am on our way back to Idaho for elk hunting. img_1850 We arrived at elk camp on Tuesday September 13th, unloaded all our gear, made camp, shot bows, and got everything lined out for the morning hunt. On Tuesday September 14th I road my dirt bike into a remote basin and set-up to glass. After a very quiet morning and only seeing two elk and one bear from my glassing knob, I decided to let out a locator bugle. I immediately picked up a bull in my Vortex Razors standing in some timber about 400 yards away looking my way. The long story short is that I cow called him in to about 55 yards in the middle of a clear cut, and then one bugle with a chuckle brought him into 30 yards for a quick one shot kill. The bull was a 5x5 and he never made a sound. I spent the rest of the day breaking down and packing out the amazing elk meat. That night I drove to the nearest town and purchased my second elk tag nonresident. img_4265 The rest of the week I went to several different locations and found the bulls not quite heated up for the rut. I did hear some bugles but nothing to write home about. On Saturday the 17th, I drove home to see my wife and kids, and catch up on work. Sunday night the 18th I drove back to Idaho to hunt my second bull. From the 19th through the 22nd was top notch elk hunting. In those handful of days I missed two herd bulls, one at 44 yards and one at 6 yards. Both had shots where some sort of brush deflected my arrow. After that I really started hunting bigger timber to get better shooting lanes and it paid off. On my dad's 60th birthday, September 22nd (my favorite day of September) I passed on a spike bull at 20 yards, a 5x5 at 25 yards, and that afternoon called in a herd bull from a mile away and smoked him at 20 yards broadside, all on video. My dad and I didn't get back to camp until 4am the next day. It was awesome!! I spent a few days butchering meat with my family and went home to catch up on work. img_0496-copy Monday 9/26/2016 1. Push Press Max Effort at #150 + Strict Toes to Bar, 2 min rest b/t sets 9+7,10+10,8+8,8+8,8+6 2. Conditioning for time: 1k Row 30 clusters (squat clean thrusters) #95 30 burpee box jumps 24: | 10:36 My dad and I hunted together the last 3 days of the season, me calling for him. We got into so many bulls but could never get any of them into bow range. The peak of the rut had come and gone so we were really having to work these bulls. I love hunting with my dad, it really is the best part of elk season. Better luck next year pops. Tuesday 09/27/2016 1. Clean & Jerk Singles #115,165,185,205,215,225,235,245 2. Conditioning: 5 minute window: 60 cal Assault Bike + 1 round of Cindy + AMRAP Power Cleans #155 | 7 cleans REST 5 MINUTES 5 minute window: 40 cal Assault Bike + 2 rounds of Cindy + AMRAP Power Cleans #185 | 8 cleans REST 5 MINUTES 5 minute window: 20 cal Assault Bike + 3 rounds of Cindy + AMRAP Power Cleans #205 | 8 cleans Monday 10/3/2016 1. Snatch Balance 3x3 light #125,145,155 2. Hang Squat Snatch 5x3 65% #145 3. Back Squat 80%x5 #295, 85%x1 #310, 80%x5 #295, 88%x1 #320 4. 3 Rounds for time: 21 cal row + 15 burpees over bar, + 9 squat snatches #114 | 10:50 Tuesday 10/4/2016 1. Strict Handstand Push Ups Unbroken, not for time: 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 2. Running Clock a) 5 min AMRAP: 150 Double Under Buy-in 12 thrusters #95 12 chest to bar pull-ups | 2+18 REST 5 MIN b) 5 min AMRAP: 100 Double Under Buy-in 9 thrusters #115 12 toes to bar | 3+1 REST 5 MIN c) 5 min AMRAP: 50 Double Under Buy-in 6 thrusters #135 12 pull-ups | 4 rds 3. Accessory Work 3 rounds: 50' walking OH lunges #45 50' hs walk 5 split DB strict press #45's 6 Good Mornings #125

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