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by IronNoggin
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: matrix 380
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Re: matrix 380

Just KNEW you would LOVE the Matrix 380 Fred!! :wink:

She certainly is a Sweetheart!! Loving Mine Too!!! :D

Cheers!
Nog
by IronNoggin
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

Sounds like each of you had a great time but some real hard work to get those Moose packed out. It was indeed some serious effort to extract those buggers Hester! I have never before contemplated moving a moose by muscle power much more than a couple hundred yards. This was something new for me, an...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Another Fine Accessory!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Another Fine Accessory!!

I was so damn tired & sore when I got home form the moose hunt I did not even bother checking mail until today. When I did so, I found a well wrapped package addressed to me!! Took but seconds to shed the wrapping only to discover the new Sling for the Matrix 380!! http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/I...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

Matt, might you consider writing a book of hunting & fishing adventures one day? I would be honoured to have a copy. You just made my day! Thanks. Why Many THANKS Norman! Your Kind Words are Sincerely Appreciated! :D I have a couple of Good Buddies who write, and they are always trying to encourage...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

As previously noted, the trail in was " rough " by any standards, and I do wish I had taken another few shots just to show that! Here is but a minor example: http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/album1107/Trail.jpg The planks you see in the foreground were stripped from a collapsed bridge adjacent to th...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

That night was windy, rainy but cool enough to heat sink the meat well. Took the time to capture a couple of headshots before loading up: http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/album1107/Heads_1.jpg http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/album1107/Heads_3.jpg The meat alone was a LOT of weight, and the truck no...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

Ricky soon showed up and gave a great helping hand on the last of the cutting. Then the Crew also came back for the second Hellish load, and we packed the bags for the final extraction: http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/album1107/Nog_Loaded_Packs_2.jpg Still Grinning there! Likely a Good Thing we did...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

It took quite a spell to wander down and sneak past where Ryan was positioned, and then find the entrance to two little oxbows that would present something of an access to the next lower big meadow. The second oxbow was pretty full of water, and quite tricky to circumnavigate. I recalled the Google ...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

That same evening, Ryan and I wandered further down the valley to discover a series of nice and fairly large meadows. My Partner's I-Pad was invaluable in showing us the details of the area, and it was Impressively Accurate! http://gallery.fishbc.com/albums/album1107/Big_Meadow.jpg Upon entering the...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

I was Damn Bagged after the long 2 day run, stress of the overly rugged drive in, and a few drinks that first night in there. So, very early the next morning my Partner and his Buddy wandered off without me to conduct an initial survey... They worked the areas above camp, saw some sign, but decided ...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

Re: BC Moose Expedition 2013

We pushed our way in for around 4 hours from the black top. Damn Slow going. I was VERY hesitant on the last hill - uncertain if it was the last, and if I could even get back up it should I wander down! After a spell, the fellows that had been in previously with a quad came along, and talked me into...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: BC Moose Expedition 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5402

BC Moose Expedition 2013

Couple notices here: - Although the Matrix was with me, it was not deployed for several reasons. - This thread will be Picture Heavy and somewhat lengthy. That said, I thought some here would enjoy a ride-along on our expedition to the Northern area of British Columbia in search of moose... For mont...
by IronNoggin
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Upgrade to Matrix 380 (looking for an opinion)
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

Re: Upgrade to Matrix 380 (looking for an opinion)

... Anyone else made the switch ??? aYup. In fact the exact same switch you are talking about - from an Exomax to a Matrix 380. While I did like the Exomax, and harvested several deer with it, overall I am VERY Pleased with the smaller and yet more powerful Matrix. No Looking Back! :wink: Couple "c...
by IronNoggin
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Three More Sleeps...
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: Three More Sleeps...

VixChix wrote:AWESOME! Looking forward to the photos!!!
There will be MANY :lol:

Will start another thread once they are downloaded & cleaned up... :wink:

Soon methinks...

Cheers,
Nog
by IronNoggin
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Crossbow Hunting
Topic: Three More Sleeps...
Replies: 15
Views: 2362

Re: Three More Sleeps...

Mission Accomplished. Two Bulls Down in 2 Days! :twisted:
Unfortunately no opportunity to use the bow.

More to come, but FIRST a Shower and a little Down Time.
Packing moose over 2,500 yards is Damn TOUGH! :shock:

Later...
Nog