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Aug-26-16, 
12:34 PM (MST)
"Late to the Dance!"

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While some people are pages deep into their HAC, recent events have inspired me to start an my own.

With 19 points going into the draw for 2016 my father was sure he would draw the Boulder Early Rifle elk tag. We geared up to get the good word, and when it came it was UNSUCCESSFUL!. To say the least my dad was depressed! So in an effort to cure his depression, and because we now had no hunts going on in September, I found an OTC archery elk hunt to do in Idaho. We set aside September 13-20th to go chase bugling bulls with our bows.

My younger brother has been deployed in Iraq for the past year, and is scheduled to come home within the next few weeks. He sent my dad an email saying he got a message on 8/24/16 and he is the first alternate for the Wasatch early any weapon elk tag. My dad called to confirm this, and happily accepted the tag. He emailed my brother and said "lets go hunting!". The only problem is that our Idaho dates conflict with my little brothers LE dates. The priority obviously goes to my little brothers hunt, so with 3 weeks to prepare for this hunt, we are going to give it our every effort to help him harvest a once in a lifetime bull, and put Idaho on the back burner.

The current plan is to scout like crazy up until Sept. 10th, then on the 11-15 head to Idaho, leaving my brothers here to continue scouting. Then return for one final day of scouting on the 16th before the opener of his hunt on the 17th. He has never killed an elk before, and I want to make sure his first is a good one!

So now that you have the back story, here goes my HAC, better late than never..........Did I mention that 5 days ago I thought I broke my leg and my season was OVER.......


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Aug-26-16, 
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1. "RE: Late to the Dance!"

On 8/20/16 we decided to spend the day at our family cabin. My kids love going there and playing on the zipline, which is usually slow and tame. Well little did I know that the zipline had been recently outfitted with some new rocket pulleys that will hurl you like a comet to the landing zone. As my body collided into the earth at mach 2 or 3, I felt a POP in my left ankle, and I was instantly overcome with a warm, then cold sensation. This was followed by intense pain, nausea and a feeling of "I better sit down before I pass out". I looked down at my leg and ankle and found this!

When the clinic opened up Monday I headed over to find out if my leg/ankle was broken or not. Unsure of the outcome I hoped for the best, knowing that a cast or walking boot would mean the end of my season before it even started. X-rays showed no fracture and I was diagnosed with a grade II sprain. I breathed a sigh of relief. Here is what my Ankle looks like now.

With this news I knew what I had to do to get ready for the hunts, and that was rehab my leg/ankle, and shoot my bow to get ready for Idaho! Here is a 60 yard group from the next morning. Not bad for a guy who has to shoot standing on one leg, hahah.

With the adversity surrounding these couple hunts in September my mind returns to a picture I recently saw on Instagram.

So with that in mind, we push ahead, encumbered by adversity and shall win!

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