Se7eN's trip report thread.

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    Yeah man, I think having extra bear spray for where you’re at would be a good thing.

    “Better to have and not need, than need and not have. “
     
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    @Se7eN refresh my memory.......are us canucks allowed to hike with a loaded shotgun ( safety on) (for bear defense?) or do we have to "manually" load every shell?

    reason i ask is i plan on treating myself to the Keltec KSG BullPup shotgun (apparently legal in Canada) after i send in my test results form my firearms class and get my restricted/non restricted license

    if we cannot hike with a loaded shotgun, then I'll just get the shot gun your often carrying.
     
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    @Bushman5

    You are allowed to hike with a loaded gun for bear defence. The kel tech is a great gun. My 590 A1 holds 9 rounds of 3/4” slugs with my mag tube extender I got for it.

    9 reasons that going home safe lol
     
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    May 23rd, 2019. Foraging and endless mosquitoes.

    Went out today close to home to do some foraging. I have made it my mission increase my knowledge of wild edibles.

    TGIF

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    False motels. Where false morels are, black morels will not be far!!

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    Looks like a bear sh!t nugget, Don’t it?

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    Another kilometre up the trail and bam! I was into them!!!! Morels...

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    One things I’ve realized is that I live hunting mushrooms as much as I live hunting fatwood. Foraging is the ultimate skill.

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    These are fascinating and incredibly delicious.

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    Accidental Multicam shot with my drop leg rig.

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    Found an old power line with a well worn inspection trail.

    Something seemed wrong though.

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    Right.

    Bear scat.

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    BIG BEAR SCAT.

    Next to my size 10 danner acadias.


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    Everything is starting to bloom.


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    My grandmother used to have curtains at my grandpas hunting cabin that were the same colour as these little flowers.

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    I love the forest in this area.

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    More to come.
     
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    YEEESSS! MORE!
     
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    This vantage point would be ideal for hunting bear.

    My 340 Weatherby would be happy.

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    Fatwood? Of course , I’m always looking for it.

    The mosquitoes were insane. I was swarmed all the time. If the didn’t pick you up and fly away with you, they would bleed you dry.

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    Not much, but it’s the good stuff.

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    I didn’t hear anything around me while I hiked in. There is a big male cougar in the area and he has been killing deer and dogs like crazy. He was behind me. Damn thing. Look at the size of that track next to my 5. It’s over 200 lbs easy.

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    I got home and was pumped with how many morels I found. It was an awesome day.

    I made Texas cobbler in my Dutch oven. Peaches, blackberries and strawberries.

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    Processing my morels with the Andaltool.

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    My loadout for the day. Hillpeoplegear gear butt pack with prairie belt, FAK, ESEE 5 on drop leg, BUSSE ASHBMLE, Andaltool CFK, heavy cover mess kit, hillpeoplegear chest rig, Hennessy hammock tarp, Canadian forces Cadpat poncho.

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    holy **** that cougar print is big!

    watch your 7, @Se7eN o_O
     
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    I might go back with the ruger and find that cat. It’s only a matter of time before it kills someone.
     
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    It’s done...


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    Se7eN out.




    PS: going to hunt that cougar down. It’s too big.

    Stay frosty.
     
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    wicked looking Cast Iron Cobbler!

    Stay safe Bro...as much as i am all about letting the big cats be.......I understand....honor it with a quick and clean shot.
     
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    I don’t want to kill it brother.


    It’s just damn big. Way bigger than it should be.

    I love cougars. I hate bears.

    I want your opinion on this. It’s earned it’s living and right to exist. I just don’t want to see someone get killed by this overgrown cat.

    Thoughts, opinions?
     
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    tough call tough call......

    near human habitat? is it killing local livestock , chasing humans? local CO's know about it? can you let them know and maybe get them to tag/tattoo & GPS collar it?


    lotsa big animals around..........doing their thing, never having interacted with humans......just leaving paw prints and scat........is that grounds for a bullet to their brain-pan?

    tough call.. If your in an area that hikers/hunters/anglers/4x4 users etc use.......perhaps a warning poster campaign first , followed by CO/RCMP/local PD report,

    dont see a lot of 175 lb+ big cats around BC.....perhaps its earned its survival because it knows how to survive........

    tough call.

    I'd personally kill the damn thing if it stalked me or got aggressive or killed my dogs/.cats livestock etc....

    on the other hand......live and let live . We are in its territory
     
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    Brother,

    The CO’s are aware of that cat, and that picture was taken 50 feet from a trailer park just on the edge of town at the start of my trail head.
     
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    50lbs of catnip. Get it stoned Bro!

    then you have a pet , like Messi
     

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    Another epic day.

    Few pictures, but each is worth a thousand words.

    Set out to a hike in lake for some epic brook and rainbow trout fishing.

    Grizzlies in the area as reported by conservation officers in this region.

    It’s one thing to go outside, take selfies, hike and enjoy the countryside where a massive mammal can’t kill and eat you. Forget snakes and spiders. I’m talking 200 to 1500 lb predators. Here in B.C., there are animals that will contest your domininence as Alpha.


    0439 am. I’m on my way to the gym. I see the start of s house fire close to my AO and divert from my planned route to investigate.








    Oh my god. It’s a house fire.

    No one is around. No fire trucks, no one. I’m first on scene along with one other guy on his way to work. He calls 911 and we bang on the door of the house to wake the occupants. No response.

    By this time the fire was going enough that if I kick the door down, it could backdraft and kill me. Another bysyander tells me the fire department is on the way. Things are getting out of control, fast.

    I’m surrounded by house fire smoke. I can barely see because of the way the wind is blowing.

    I wake up the neighbors by pounding relentlessly on their doors. Hardly awake seniors evacuate their homes based on my advice.

    Looky Lou’s starting driving down the road to watch. I chase them off.

    Fire fighters arrive and battle the blaze. They did fine work. Those boys hauled a$$.

    No one was home. Luckily.

    Covered in toxic house fire smoke, I drove home and had a shower.


    This is the only picture I took.

    Later on, the news reported that no fatalities occurred.


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    Wow.


    I geared up and headed north west to God’s country.

    What a start to the day.

    After a lengthy ride in on my MTB, I could see the lake.

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    This place is as wild as they come.

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    This lake is DEEP and full of trout.


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    Hiking around the lake trying to find a suitable spot to fish from.

    Close to our final spot. I snapped a picture of BUSSE ASHBMLE # 587.

    This knife is the uncontested King of large knives in the wilderness. 5/16’ths thick INFI with a full flat contest grind. Complete and total perfection.

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    This was the ideal spot to fish from.

    Looks like an old forest fire went through here year and years ago.


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    Didn’t take long to get into the trout on this crystal clear lake.

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    We catch and release unless we are hungry LOL.

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    This fish was gorgeous!

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    Cya buddy!!

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    Like what you see? More to come.
     
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    Good job man (re fire) . Outstanding!
     
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    Fish for the pan. Delicious.


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    This fir snapped off on the wind. Unreal.


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    Another really nice bow!

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    The omnipotent Andaltool CFK

    This knife is incredible.


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    I would build an old school cabin right here. Would be perfect.

    Can’t wait.


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    Whats this?

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    Monkshood. Deadly.’


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    This country is second to none!

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    This ESEE 4 is old. Number 3054

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    Unknown mushroom. Will identify later.

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    The rest of the day was spent foraging for false Solomon seal, chaga and morels.

    Epic day.

    Question for all of you though.

    Would you answer the call?

    If sh*t is going down, are you going to help?
     

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    Is there a Rainbow trout in every lake up there? Cool pictures!
     
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    Just dropped in to blow up the like button. ;) Keep on adding to it 7!
     
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    LOL you rock man

    Thanks!
     
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