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Offline tom modin

1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:19:26 AM »
three days of waterfowling, some time spent chasing hogs, traveled through some serious flat lands and into the second biggest canyon in the US. A little different hunting ducks in a dry area, even though Missouri is pretty dry it has nothing on NW Texas.



what is a trip to Texas if you don't see a long horn? This is a cross with an African breed, horns are twice the size of standard longhorns.



caprock of the Palo Duro Canyon.



sunset from the bottom of the canyon while on stand for some pigs.



irrigation ditch, also known as the Death Ditch, only descent water around a bunch of agriculture ground.



hunt three was a thirty minute shoot we had to get on the road early for the drive home.



hunt two we were a little more picky on our birds.


hunt one we were in a hurry that day since my buddy who is working down there had to go to work.

sorry about the quality cannot find my darn card out of the camera!!!
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1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:19:26 AM »

RickC

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Re: 1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 10:55:47 AM »
Looks like a great time Tom. It's some tough country around there. Use to pheasant hunt near Lubbock.

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Offline TannerD

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 01:11:44 PM »
always have wanted to do something like this

Offline Dave Speer

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »
Looks like a good trip!

Offline Scott Russell

Re: 1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 07:19:14 AM »
Heck of trip you had Tom. 

Spent a few says in that part of the country pheasant hunting and just hanging out.  It's different for sure.
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Offline Scott Klecka

Re: 1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 10:19:48 AM »
Now that looks like fun.  1500 miles in the truck does not, but the hunting looked great.
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Offline Neil M

Re: 1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 01:19:39 PM »
Tom,

That's home for me. Well it was until I moved to this godforsaken state of Mississippi. I grew up just down the road from where you were and it sure brings back some great memories. To me seeing a sunrise or sunset in West Texas is heaven. Haven't got to spend Xmas with my parents since we moved here and my dad and I planned to surprise my mom in Xmas eve. The only thing I asked of him was to get with one of his friends who has a guide service in Haskel Co Texas and get me a goose hunt. Glad you had a good trip. Thanks for bringing me a little slice of home this morning.

Neil

Offline tom modin

Re: 1500 miles from doorstep back to home round trip
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 02:26:04 PM »
Your welcome Neil, my buddy is down there for at least one more year if he keeps this job. So I always have a place to stay in Silverton. I considered myself very lucky to see a sunrise and a sunset from inside the canyon. If he is there next year I will go back, if I can find my dang camera card I will have better photos!!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 12:45:47 PM »
looks like it was certainly worth it!