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Left at 5am. Great day in the woods. Windham to Parlin, checked some cameras and scouted a few new spots, went out end of the spencer road, shot some birds, Hawks Nest for dinner, back to Windham, rolled in 10pm. 17 hour round trip! Loved it.

Got a couple and my 8 year old got to shoot her new 7mm08. It’s official. My kids and wife shoot better than I. This is her first shot about 50-60 yards.
Sounds like a memorable time! Is your daughter’s name Annie? (Oakley) 😊 that’s good shoot in’!
 

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Left at 5am. Great day in the woods. Windham to Parlin, checked some cameras and scouted a few new spots, went out end of the spencer road, shot some birds, Hawks Nest for dinner, back to Windham, rolled in 10pm. 17 hour round trip! Loved it.

Got a couple and my 8 year old got to shoot her new 7mm08. It’s official. My kids and wife shoot better than I. This is her first shot about 50-60 yards.
What's more impressive than their shooting skills is the fact you can get them up and out the door at 5am. I'm lucky enough to get my 8 year old daughter out of bed by 8am. This all girl adventure, no offense, is fixing to be the HC hunt of the year. Win, lose, or draw. Can't wait.
 

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How did the sidewall tent work out on your camping trip with the wife and kids? Those things look pretty sweet, are they a lot of work to set up?
 

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How did the sidewall tent work out on your camping trip with the wife and kids? Those things look pretty sweet, are they a lot of work to set up?
They are great. Have a bunch of days in it now since that trip this summer. Goes up in 15 minutes. It’s a game changer in regards to space with the straight walls and being able to walk around, etc. Labor Day we had some serious rain, coming sideways all night in the western mountains and it was bone dry.

All packed up for a Friday departure to stay in it for the week.
 

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Back from a week in the woods, but unfortunately no moose. No number of these hunts helps you prepare for the pressure we put on ourselves for a short 6 day hunt, this one being no different. Trying to get my wife her first big game animal was exciting, yet a tad stressful. We had a great time with a good group tenting for 7 nights, shot some partridge and likely wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thankful for the time spent up there, the help from friends on gear, tips on spots, and moral support.

Our high standards for a few nice bulls we had scouted slowly diminished as the week went on and the temperatures increased. We had bulls calling back to us every morning except one, but couldnt seal the deal. We saw moose every day, but still have a lot to learn. We walked many miles as we preferred to be back in the woods, versus just riding around in the truck.

We had a small bull encounter on day 1 and Shannon had a decent bull in her crosshairs on Day 3, but held off as the shot wasn’t great. After that we just got calling responses, but only saw cows until we left.

I think having my wife experiencing what we all love so much almost cancels out the disappointment of not tagging out. Almost. Super proud of her for wanting to do this and making it her hunt, as she was a trooper start to finish. I told her the Trainors often go home empty handed from the north woods, she might as well learn the hard way!
 

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Congrats on a “successful” hunt! It’s all what you make it and not always about a kill. Hunting and being together with your wife creates a bind like no other. You are a lucky man! 🙂
 

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Some bulls we were after and had going with calls but most were hung up with cows. Challenged them and went in after them, but they gave us the slip more than once.
 

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I envy you for being able to share this hunt with your wife. Mine has 16 points In NH and hope at some point I'm fortunate enough to do the same. Killing a moose would be great , but that's not the reality of what we do. I can't speak for everyone , but if it was automatic year after year it wouldn't mean as much to me. I can guarantee you this....... there are tens of thousands of husbands that would like this "problem" through out our community. Great pictures and thank you for taking us along. Good luck this deer season.
 
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I envy you for being able to share this hunt with your wife. Mine has 16 points In NH and hope at some point I'm fortunate enough to do the same. Killing a moose would be great , but that's not the reality of what we do. I can't speak for everyone , but if it was automatic year after year it wouldn't mean as much to me. I can guarantee you this....... there are tens of thousands of husbands that would've like this "problem" through out our community. Great pictures and thank you for taking us along. Good luck this deer season.
Thanks for putting it in a different perspective for me. Appreciate that. I know I am fortunate to have a wife that really just felt like one of the guys on this trip. Still stings a bit that this hunt was in an area that we spend so much time and had so many bulls located and calling back to us, but couldn’t get it done. I’m still processing it.
 
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Thanks for sharing the pics and recap.

Success can be measured in many different ways. It sounds like you hit on a lot of those. I enjoyed your scouting updates and envied all of the prep time you were able to spend afield with your family.
 

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You keep this up Jeremy and you are going to get the "worlds greatest dad AND world greatest husband" T-shirts! :) It's awesome to see when the animal doesn't define the success of the outing. Time to get ready now for deer hunting with the girls, enjoy!
 

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Great write up Kingman! Glad you had a good safe trip with your wife. Sounds like the temperature didn't cooperate too well for the Moose hunt. Do you have some time planned to get up north for deer season or did the moose hunt cut into your deer hunting time?
 

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Great write up Kingman! Glad you had a good safe trip with your wife. Sounds like the temperature didn't cooperate too well for the Moose hunt. Do you have some time planned to get up north for deer season or did the moose hunt cut into your deer hunting time?
thanks. I am scheduled to do 2 days in eastern Maine, and a week in Jackman area. Work has been brutal, so I think I will only be able to hunt mornings and evenings when I’m gone for the week and work mid days. Not sure what the month with bring but I want to focus on the wife and kids getting out locally where they have a chance to see a deer.
 

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Nice report and some quality time with the family. I was hoping you would connect on one of the bulls you had on camera. It was a tough week with the warm temps.
 




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