Let's hold out hope that someone will do the right thing. That's a huge loss man.---SSI'd post video but I lost my backpack, spotting scope, tripod, HD camera, kuiu down vest, kuiu Yukon vest, kuiu Yukon pants, Sitka jacket, knife and hunting liscences. All the gear fell out of the can am trunk after we got a flat and we're on our way back to the truck. My daughter didn't shut the trunk good enough. We found the kuiu Yukon jacket pants and Sitka jacket. The rest were dropped in the same area. Everything was in the center of the road. The guys that picked up the backpack will know who's it is when they see the names on the liscenses. If they choose to keep the gear may the bad hunting karma follow them forever.
I'd make every effort to return something like that. Sucks to be me right now. It's taken 10 years to aquire that stuff.
Sorry for the side track of your post. We lost the gear last night miles from the area we hunted opening morning where I filmed what looks to be the same area.
ha ha I think its the same deer. Its the same unit lol. I found the camera tonight after I saw this post. I must have taken it out of my pack earlier this week. Here's a piece of the clip of the 170" buck as it exited the county to the north. The rest of the bucks exited to the east to the top of the ridge. I didn't get video of the bucks that exited to the east because we were in hunting mode and I forgot I had the camera. Funny thing is the first group of four points that went over the top to the east were less then 70 yards away from a guy on what looks like that ridge. It looked like he was on a death march to get to the guy with the heavy back pack.Here's a pic that shows the biggest buck right before he disappeared. Sucky pic but the best I could get at a mile through the haze. Find the obvious buck in the sun, then look in the shadows right above him. Ghostly sucker.------SS
I guarantee that those guys 40 yards away were having a whole hell of a lot more fun chasing those smaller bucks than you were having looking at them through your spotting scope from a mile away too....!Amazing to watch through my scope a mile away. I don't know if they ended up killing any of the small bucks but I guarantee that they had no idea how close they were to some very nice bucks.
I bet they weren't. First off, that pack looks really heavy. Second, the deer circus was just a sideshow to the nice bulls I was looking at for my daughters hunt that starts soon. Third, my spotting scope is really nice and I like looking through it. Fourth, no matter what I'm doing, I'm generally having a lot of fun. Fifth, I hope they were having fun, that's what it's all about.-------SSI guarantee that those guys 40 yards away were having a whole hell of a lot more fun chasing those smaller bucks than you were having looking at them through your spotting scope from a mile away too....!
I wouldn't mind running into SW sometime. Wouldn't mind running into Ridge either but I probably don't get steep n deep enough.------SSIt's pretty amazing that you guys were hunting so close to each other. It wouldn't surprise me at all to know many of us have hunted the same areas.
SW, I hope you end up finding your stuff.