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    Hi from Alberta, Canada

    Hey All,

    Really looking forward to chatting with you and learning what i can about NZ. I pretty much hunt, work and spend time with family here in AB, hunting/trapping/fishing is a way of life for me and the family and myself and son have done a few hunts in several countries where we could hunt DIY on public land (or swapped hunts with people local and hosted them over here on our land). Hoping to make it to to NZ in the coming year(s) and figured no better place to start learning that right here. I think ive read everything there is to read on the DoC's webpage, so now time to to talk with the guys/gals out doing it haha! Anyway, nice to meet you all!
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    Welcome CH.

    Some of my friends lives in Edmonton, AB. Been trying for years to get us to move to Canada.

    Im sure you'll manage to get someone on here to take you hunting. There are some real good fellas on here.

    Nice meeting you.

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    Haha, small world! Alberta is a great place 6 months of the year…..the other 6, I dream of green grass and above zero temps lol. Nice to meet you as well!

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    Got my kiwi mate who has been in fort mcleod for 30yrs coming for the roar.
    I had a great time when I was working over there for 2 summers.
    Worked hard, played harder!
    Couldn't believe the deer I could see from the road.
    He frowned at me when I suggested a late night spot lighting session

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    Welcome aboard. My wife and I went to the Calgary Stampede back in 97. Could have easily been persuaded to stay.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    Got my kiwi mate who has been in fort mcleod for 30yrs coming for the roar.
    I had a great time when I was working over there for 2 summers.
    Worked hard, played harder!
    Couldn't believe the deer I could see from the road.
    He frowned at me when I suggested a late night spot lighting session

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    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Thats hilarious.....I tell you what, if we could night hunt here I would definitely have a few more heads on the wall lol! I actually went to University in Lethbridge in the early 2000's, so hunted those 4 years all around Ft Mcleod, Pincher Creek, etc. Was a steep learning curve for a kid who was born and raised in the Northern bush. I'll never forget the first muley doe I got an arrow into, couldnt believe I had finally managed to get to within range of something in those bald ass prairies! Now, its an annual trip to one of the few prairie zones that is still general for archery (albeit quite a ways North from the Ft Mcleod area). Were you working on a ranch for the summers here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Welcome aboard. My wife and I went to the Calgary Stampede back in 97. Could have easily been persuaded to stay.
    Thats a heck on an intro to Alberta lol....10 urban cowboys for every real one for that one week a year haha! Glad you enjoyed it here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckHunterAB View Post
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Thats hilarious.....I tell you what, if we could night hunt here I would definitely have a few more heads on the wall lol! I actually went to University in Lethbridge in the early 2000's, so hunted those 4 years all around Ft Mcleod, Pincher Creek, etc. Was a steep learning curve for a kid who was born and raised in the Northern bush. I'll never forget the first muley doe I got an arrow into, couldnt believe I had finally managed to get to within range of something in those bald ass prairies! Now, its an annual trip to one of the few prairie zones that is still general for archery (albeit quite a ways North from the Ft Mcleod area). Were you working on a ranch for the summers here?
    My mate married a fort McLeod girl, he is a gun shearer and sheperd/farm manager but managed to land a 16 mile contract fencing of the Oldman dam after it was built.
    He rang me and said you better be coming to my wedding as didn't know much about fencing.
    So I spent a couple of summer doing fencing with him and quite alot of pulling grain silos down and rearecting on other sites.
    From there he and a a Dutch mate formed a company called westco construction.
    The rest is history.
    My mate has now stepped away as ceo and enjoying abit of retirement recreation.
    I had an absolute ball I canada and did the stampede one year.
    Beautifully summers!

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    Oh wow!! I know of Westco, thats a long way from building fences around the Oldman Dam. Hopefully your buddy is enjoying his retirement and manages to make it over to see you sometimes haha. And yes sir, summers are unreal.....winters can be pretty unreal too, but not necessarily in a good way. Not sure if you spoke to your friend or not, but a handful of weeks ago we were between -45 and -55C across the province for a week. I like cold for coyote and wolf hunting, but that was too damn cold lol. Cheers!

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    -45 to -55 huh. Global warming has really hit hard up there. Ha ha ha ha.
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    welcome to the forum, got a cousin in Edmonton and worked the stampede 9years ago selling crap to tourists. you will love it here can leave meat out on the hill and not worry about bears or other critters .

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamHackmeat View Post
    welcome to the forum, got a cousin in Edmonton and worked the stampede 9years ago selling crap to tourists. you will love it here can leave meat out on the hill and not worry about bears or other critters .
    Man, it’s wild how some you guys have connections to AB haha! It’s cool some of you got to experience the stampede, if nothing else it sure is an excuse to drink too many beers and pretend a guy knows how to line dance haha!

    Honestly, I watched a video another member member posted of his wife’s Chamois, and they left it overnight. It’s so foreign to me, that would have been nothing but bones and a decent chance a grizz would have been sitting on it if left overnight like that in our hills. Seems like a dream for meat recovery!

    Thanks man!

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    As an example, I arrowed this muley a bit far back near last light and left until morning. Was about 7PM when i sent the arrow, recovered at 645AM the next morning and this is what it looked like. The coyotes and a bear got on him and wasnt much left. Its always stressful to recover in a hurry lest you lose your meat.Name:  Muley 2022.jpg
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    that would rip your undies. do you get a new tag or is it a case of sucks to be you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamHackmeat View Post
    that would rip your undies. do you get a new tag or is it a case of sucks to be you ?
    Unfortunately its the "sucks to be you" option lol. Really the only times that a replacement tag are issued is if you shoot a diseased animal, like with a big abscess or something.....a so called poor shot leading to long recovery or poor meat storage (if the bears or whatever get the quarter bags if things aren't strung up properly overnight) is on the hunter.

 

 

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