June 2015 Hunt of the Month

Posted by: DesertRam

June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/12/15 05:46 PM

Here we go folks - it's time for you to select June's Hunt of the Month. We all know that hunting action slows down during the summer months, so I appreciate the time taken by this month's four nominees to get out in the heat and get it done, then come tell us all about it!

I encourage all of you to take a camera along on each outing. Get some good photos and then regale us with tales of your experience. Remember, it doesn't have to be a predator hunt, nor does it have to be successful (with a dead critter that is smile ). The Hunt of the Month is an opportunity for us to celebrate the great outdoors and this wonderful sport we all love. If your story is nominated, then chosen as the winner by voting members, you'll take home a wonderful prize.

Speaking of prizes, there are three in the package for this month's lucky winner. One of our four storytellers will receive the following: a slick little hand call made by custom callmaker jrcampbell; a sturdy coyote drag from fw707, and a camo Predator Masters Hunt and Convention hat. Take a look.



As you can see, Predator Masters' hobbyist call/accessory makers and sponsors sure treat us right. thumbup Don't forget to get in touch with these folks if you need high quality predator hunting gear. Their generosity makes this monthly event possible. Thanks guys!

Now, the vote. Please take a few minutes to refresh your memories by reading the following four stories. You have until Sunday July 19 to cast your vote.

First Double!!! by batman1262

Let he who is without sin... by jf1073

First Fawn Distress Call Kill...First Blood on the 6.8SPC by S2H

Oil Slick by Wile E Coyotie

After you've voted, be sure to reply to this thread with a post indicating "I voted." After voting is complete, and the winner is selected, one voter will be randomly selected to receive his or her own Predator Masters Hunt and Convention hat.



Thanks again to all those who shared their hunts, to those who have donated prizes, and to all of you who take the time to read the stories and cast a vote.

Posted by: moonshine44

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/12/15 06:21 PM

I voted!
Posted by: Tim Neitzke

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/13/15 06:31 PM

I voted
Posted by: crittr gittr

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/13/15 07:02 PM

Done
Posted by: shawn@mo

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/13/15 08:24 PM

I voted
Posted by: Sask trapper

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/13/15 09:12 PM

I voted
Posted by: Pa. Mick

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/13/15 09:44 PM

" I voted "
Posted by: Muckwa

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/14/15 01:21 AM

I voted
Posted by: Big_Foot

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/14/15 07:49 AM

I voted.
Posted by: ToddNE

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/14/15 08:07 AM

I voted
Posted by: g Bo

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/15/15 12:21 AM

I voted
Posted by: Bob_Atl

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/15/15 09:48 AM

done..
Posted by: jcs271

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/15/15 02:04 PM

I voted!
Posted by: canislatrans54

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/17/15 03:49 PM

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get online, and vote (mornings been too busy, and every day after lunch has just been egg-fryin' hot around my part of the state).
But, forgot to set the alarm, and therefore sleep too late this morning to get outside at the "cooler" temps.
And this afternoon is another scorcher, so......I finally braved the heat long enough to drive to the library (to use computer).
And, now I have cast my vote.

BTW, I feel that in their own ways, each story/post is a winner. (no, I only voted for one, but it wasn't easy)
Posted by: badger126

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/18/15 01:51 AM

voted
Posted by: gord mccoo

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/18/15 02:56 PM

I voted.
Posted by: DesertRam

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/20/15 12:01 AM

Batman1262 takes it with his story of his first double with Merle and Ava! Thanks to all who voted. I'll draw for the second hat in the next day or so and contact the winner of that prize.
Posted by: hm1996

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/20/15 12:28 AM

Enjoyed all the stories, as usual. Congratulations Batman!

Regards,
hm
Posted by: Infidel 762

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/20/15 12:59 AM

They are all good stories! Congrats to you all
Posted by: batman1262

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/20/15 08:29 AM

This was a HUGE honor for me to even be nominated. There are alot better writers and ALOT better hunters than me. This really made me feel good! Thanks to all that voted, even the ones that didn't vote for me.
Posted by: Wile E Coyotie

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/20/15 12:00 PM

Congrats batman1262 - i feel honored to b nominated as well -- great stories to b read here almost every day --
the dog thing really has my interest and so i find it fascinating -- down side of that is after many yrs with big yellow lab HANK --on my side-- thinking he is human -- its hard to see them suffer with age related illness and --cry me a river on that drive to the vet- to say good by to him was very tough--Old Hanker in the back seat just happy to go for a ride -- thinking he's going hunting-- whew- no more pets--
I am heading out the door --Tacoma is loaded with gear and to the play ground I b -fresh piece of tape on the end of the Swift
- everyone have great day/wk -
Posted by: canislatrans54

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/20/15 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: batman1262
This was a HUGE honor for me to even be nominated. There are alot better writers and ALOT better hunters than me. This really made me feel good! Thanks to all that voted, even the ones that didn't vote for me.



Congrats, Brian!! cool cool

I could be wrong about this opinion, but.....
I would guess that one of the reasons that you rec'd the most votes is that, it was very clear just how much excitement & passion you felt about the hunt.
The way you wrote it up, really brought that imagery out. cool

IMHO, the HOM contest isn't about who is the better hunter. Or even the better writer (grammar and such).
For someone to get my vote, as I read each story, I need to be able to "feel" as if I'm right there on stand with the writer.
This time, I felt that you conveyed that "feeling", and your excitement better than the others. cool
Posted by: jf1073

Re: June 2015 Hunt of the Month - 07/21/15 10:26 AM

Well said Canislatrans54, he had me at "hot dang" and I smiled the rest of the way through the story.