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  • Steve Capps
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    #2850 |

    I’ve noticed there are a lot of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children on this forum. Any interest in getting together for a group hunt?

    Steve Capps

    SSgt

    1978-88

  • Carl Mike Herdering
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    Steve

    My first response is great idea. However as you can understand I would never do a hunt for some days,with folks, that I hadn’t trained with or spent a few days in the back country with, before I committed to a group hunt.

    Again, not to discourage–but don’t limit your idea to Marines our civilian friends possess so much knowledge–and of course those who served in the lessor service’s–should be included 😀

    But most of us have plans for the big! hunts this season so you are talking about 015.

    Great idea–see what you can develop.

    Interested–77-88? mos? did we chew dirt together?

    Semper Fi

    Mike

  • James Harvey
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    If you’re not Airborne you’re still born!

    You boat monkeys are all right though 😉

  • Steve Capps
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    Mike,

    Definitely 2015.

    Once shared a bear camp with a last minute addition none of us really knew prior. I agree its best to share camp with those you have previously spent time with.

    IDK if we ever served together. I started life as 0311 did a couple years barracks duty in Panama then 2dFSSG at Lejeune where I re-upped and changed mos to 4421. Spent last 5 years at Quantico as instructor/platoon sgt at OCS. Primarily taught land nav and problem solving.

    Jim,

    I prefer to remain seated in the aircraft until it arrives at my destination:)

  • Carl Mike Herdering
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    Jim

    When you were a child I was hopping and popping out the door as a Lt.Col 42r. the oldest yet to graduate from Ft. Benning. 8)

    yep stupid enough to go kayaking with you–I can see it all now—Hey Jim that’s a big one coming at us–“relax mate I’ll just drill him with my Ashby arrow and—-:shock:

    Mike

  • David Petersen
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    “Boat Monkeys” — love it! Even better than Squids, Jarheads, Airdales and Grunts. The latter, at least, has been elevated from a “dis” to an honorific. I personally hated the boats–has to do with claustrophobia and fear of imprisonment–while Mike seems to have loved them.

    And of course we have Jump-monkey Jim! 😛

    The “Jarhead Hunt” sounds cool … so long as the only hunting is done before happy hour every evening and after a noon hangover sleep every morning. Maybe you should call it the “Liver-kill Hunt.” 😛

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  • Carl Mike Herdering
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    Stc Jim

    Believe AusJim will be in the real world sometime 015 we should include him in this hunt or better called a rendezvous.

    Not sure where you want to do this but to start the discussion on locations—my place is available–6 acres of pine forest many public forests to hunt in within short driving range. Or we can just sit around the campfire with Elkheart:twisted:

    But then out west?

    Again don’t limit to leathernecks or we won’t have anyone to pick on:D

    SSgt Jim— your idea, will be glad to help but you figure out the details. The Col will just make it happen–if I’m still above dirt then:D

    Semper Fi

    Mike

  • Steve Capps
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    I’m open to suggestion and ready for adventure (a combination that has proven painful). How would you feel about hunting flying carp on the Illinois River? I have access to boats and you can shoot til your arms give out. We can even schedule it so it doesn’t interfere with big game hunts.

  • Carl Mike Herdering
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    :lol::lol: Boat monkey’s in boats with pointed weapons shooting flying carp:D After the night campfire—need local constabulary buy in and lot’s of bail money.

    At least the location is central so all would travel about equal distance.

    We have lot’s of time so will wait for more input.

    One idea I have is AusJim must be included so we need to know his travel plans in 015 and of course we need Elkheart.

    And Web-mom.

    Mike

  • WebmotherWebmother
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    Wow! I’m honored to be included in this adventure. It does sound like a lot of fun! And I would love to meet all of you in person. Don’t let my schedule sway you, but May 2015 is out. Other than that I’ll have to see what happens. 😀

  • Steve Capps
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    The river is typically at flood stage in May. Mid summer is best because there are lots of camping options on the sandbars. The fish are there year round. They are a real nuisance and they are in danger of making it into the Great Lakes.

  • Mark Turton
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    Robin,

    This makes you the responsible adult! an appropriate honorary rank might be appropriate:D

    Mark.

  • WebmotherWebmother
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    Ha ha! Don’t make me be the responsible one! And I’m guessing every 4 star general had a Mom that “outranked” him. 😀

  • Carl Mike Herdering
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    Mark–good point. How about “Mom” I believe even in the general ranks the only thing higher is “the lovely wife” and I believe Robin holds both of those.

    As to responsibility–Mom, I have found it a good practice when these types of free spirits gather to just turn away at appropriate times –then your not a party to the investigation:lol:

    But Stch we have to consider Dave’s aversion to boats–can we shoot the flying carp when they land?:roll:

    We better let this one rest for awhile and wait for some more informed input.

    You all are a breath of fresh air:D

    Mike

  • Steve Capps
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    You don’t have to go for the flying shot but you won’t be able to resist it long. You could probably stand with an arrow nocked and sooner or later one will impale itself. They jump in the boat all the time.

  • lyagooshka
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    colmike wrote:

    …and of course those who served in the lessor service’s–should be included…

    COL, you mean like Boy Scouts? 😆

    Sorry, had to take a jab for all my army comrades out there.

    LOL!

    But IMHO, might be a great thing.

    Just as long as it doesn’t get too competitive in between hunts. 😉

    Be well, and thanks to all who served.

    Alex

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