Iccyman001's 2016 journal

Discussion in 'Member Hunting Journals' started by iccyman001, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Welcome to my 2016 journal!

    Both 2014 and 2015 were fantastic years.
    So I am trying to line myself up for another fun filled year paired with hard hunting.

    My 2016 season has already started off on the right foot.
    I recently went out on my first over the counter Barbary sheep hunt and it was successful. (please don't ask where. Imagine having a honey hole with 30 B&C deer sitting in and on public land.... would you tell anyone ;) )



    So what is in store for this year?

    - Lots of shed hunting
    - Turkey hunting Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and possibly Texas
    - Taking a group of kids on their first turkey hunt early April
    - I applied for many NM hunts and wont know what I am hunting until April 27. (I applied for elk, mule deer, antelope, ibex, oryx, and bighorn sheep)
    - I applied for Oklahoma hunts too and wont find out what I am possibly hunting until July (I applied for elk, deer, antelope)
    - New Mexico OTC bear hunting
    - OTC Barbary sheep hunt (I want to get one with a bow)
    - If I don't draw NM elk, I have ID and CO as a backup
    - Whitetail hunting: Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and maybe Tennessee
    - Helping as many people as I can be successful
    - Make new friends
    - Have fun

    This is just a snapshot. I have a lot of other plans and I am sure many other things will pop up too. So until it happens, this is a good start!!!

    I hope you enjoy.

    If you get bored and want to see what 2014 and 2015 were so nice, take a look below.

    (2015 journal)

    (2014 journal)
  2. BackyardBandit

    BackyardBandit Don't mind me

    Jan 12, 2012
    West St. Louis Co.
    Livin the dream! Kudos to you. :cheers:

  3. jawesome357

    jawesome357 The Instigator

    Oct 31, 2013
    The only OC
    And subscribed. Do Work!
  4. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    You're a week early. Were starting these after I finally get to my place to check cams and shed hunt this weekend. :D

    Good luck bud and enjoy!
  5. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    It's going to be a good year!!!!

    Trying to! :eek:::cheers:

    I was waiting for you to start yours, but I couldn't sit on the barbary sheep pics any longer!

    Good luck shed hunting!
  6. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Im heading back out to my barbary sheep spot tomorrow with my digital camera, two game cameras and my rifle.

    I want to try to get an inventory or idea of whats going on out there.
    If I see a nice ram then I want to play "what does the 130 gr berger do moving at 3203 fps"

    I also tried something new and applied for Colorado mule deer as well.
    I put in for a preference point followed by zero point units. They are all located in OTC elk areas too, so if I draw then it should be a good time!!!!

    T minus 3 weeks until I leave for my Kansas turkey hunt :eek::
  7. jawesome357

    jawesome357 The Instigator

    Oct 31, 2013
    The only OC
  8. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Cameras are out there soaking!
    I can't wait to see what I catch on them.

    Just an update, I've officially put in for everything I could this year and I am sitting at:
    NM elk
    NM deer
    NM big horn
    NM ibex
    NM Oryx
    NM Barbary sheep
    NM antelope
    OK elk
    OK deer
    OK turkey
    OK antelope
    CO deer
    WY elk PP
    WY deer
    WY antelope
    MT supertags
    WY supertags
    KY elk
    TX deer
    FL deer

    ermmmm I think that's all of it? :shrug:
    No worries though. Even if I draw a few of those, it'll be a great year!
    I still have plenty of OTC states to hunt.

    SO what is next? KANSAS TURKEY FEST!
    I leave in 11 days for a fun filled turkey hunt with a great crew.
    I call it a turkey hunt, but once I tell you whats on the menu you might think it's more of a feast fest.

    Elk brats, barbary sheep brats, elk burgers, oryx burgers, fried walleye, elk backstraps, oryx tenderloins, jalapeño cheddar elk summer sausage, elk breakfast sausage, barbary sheep jerky, bighorn steaks (as a little test run) and this is basically all I am bringing.... :eek:::eek:::eek::

    We will be eating like kings and those birds are in trouble.
    I'd really like to take my first turkey with a bow this year, but if all else fails, my Super Nova will sort them out ;)

    NM draw is in 23 days too... AHHHH:eek::
  9. archer66

    archer66 5 shots 1 kill

    Jun 21, 2008
    Yowwwzzzaaaa....when are you going to work?? Lol. JEALOUS!!!!!!
  10. jawesome357

    jawesome357 The Instigator

    Oct 31, 2013
    The only OC
    Iceman! Holy cow! Even if it's just a couple draws your year is gonna rock.
  11. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.
    Awsome year ! But I have to ask what do you do for work , because I want a job like it lol! Good look I think a lot of us will live thru you.
  12. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    I'm in the Air Force.
    I think the two things that benefit me the most are 1) location 2) having a few screws loose. ;):D

    From where I am stationed, a five hour drive in any direction will put my into Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, or prime hunting ground in New Mexico. So that means every weekend, holiday, or extra day off from work (when the wife approves too) I am allowed to drive out to these hunting areas.
    Whether it's leaving after work on a Friday, driving directly to my spots and hunting for the weekend or blitzing out for a day trip, I take advantage of whatever I can.

    I'll give you an example. That barbary sheep I killed earlier this year.
    I woke up at 1:45, drove four and a half hours to my hunting spot, hiked 6 miles in, my buddy and I doubled on the barbary sheep, quartered and caped them, hiked back to the truck and made it home around 2100.

    I'm glad to have you all along for the ride and hope you enjoy!
    Even if there aren't a lot of animals that go down this year, I can promise you guys lots of good pictures, stories, and some fun.......

    ......I expect an animal or two to go down too. :wave::D

    Draw results should start trickling in here soon, so I cannot wait. :wave::eek::

    I'll try to squeeze it in there somewhere.:D
  13. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Well, this year continues on with a bang..... Or should I say a THWACK!
    At the end of the season last season I changed from a right handed bow to a left handed bow so I could chase my dominant eye. So I bought the exact same bow, just lefty.

    Well, I'm in Kansas right now and I killed my first turkey with a bow, my first kill for this bow and it's my first left handed bow kill!

    To start the year off with that Barbary sheep and now this, I'm already BEYOND pleased with how this year is going.

    He was a smaller Jake. 5" beard, but he will be really tasty :D
    I've been littered in birds, but this was the first set up that I could get a shot!!!

    I leave tomorrow so I have another chance at taking another bird!!!

    Sorry for the bad angled picture.

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  14. jawesome357

    jawesome357 The Instigator

    Oct 31, 2013
    The only OC
    Way to go Iceman well done man!
  15. Hooks

    Hooks Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Down the bayou
    Looki ng forward to seeing your progress. Especially interested in the New Mexico turkey trip. Congrats on that bowkill.
  16. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    I just shot another bird!!!!! Tagged out in Kansas after a SUPER long crawl.... 15 yard shot....

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  17. SGH31

    SGH31 Active Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Lincoln County
  18. Cedar Thicket

    Cedar Thicket Blonde Bearded Guy

    Thats superb man. Just ambidextrous with the bow huh. :cheers:
  19. iccyman001

    iccyman001 Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    I guess so!!!
    I am righty with a slight left eye dominance. I've always shot a rifle lefty, but when I bought my first bow I went with my dominant pull back arm.
    I was able to shoot just fine, killed some animals with it, but low light conditions were a bit blurry.

    Now that I am shooting lefty my groups tighten up even more, so I am REALLY excited for my bow hunts this year. :eek::

    Speaking of which, NM DRAW RESULTS IN 7 DAYS!!!!
  20. dw84

    dw84 Junior Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Lincoln co.