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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby U.P. bownut » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:46 am

Awesome hunt and a great read! I cant wait to see more of your adventures.


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Unread postby moog5050 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:46 am

Exciting read ... looking forward to more. Welcome Mike!
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Unread postby Tcarlson » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:27 am

Welcome to the Beast. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your adventures.

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Unread postby Dewey » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:43 am

That is an awesome story Mike and hunting Alaska is on my list of places to hunt someday. 8-)
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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby mittenm » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:49 am

Thanks for the warm welcome. If you want to find out more about me just go to my bio page on www.brothersofthebow.com . Or you can check out the October issue of Bowhunter Magazine, I currently have a whitetail article published.
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Unread postby Thermals » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:55 am

Man that dude is big nice job

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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:58 am

Curious if that was you carrying the two deer on your shoulder at the end of Primal Dreams? I was told it was you but could never confirm it.

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Unread postby mittenm » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:22 am

Yes it was me. I took two bucks (a day apart) during the same weekend that Gene Wensel arrowed a big non-typical he nick named Woody. So, my brothers went to Iowa to help film the recovery. I carried out each of my bucks alone and filmed their recovery, but when my brother finally cage I said all the hard work is over. Ha! He smiled and said you have great footage, but I never saw any one carry two bucks. Ha! Ha! So, brothers being brothers, I carried my prizes out in front of his camera. When making Primal Dreams we went through nearly two hundred hours of film and at the end we needed a scene to go with the narration we wrote, "Always remember measure every achievement in proportion to the effort involved." So we had a power statement and found this power scene (which was done not out of necessity) that went well with it. Also, the Primal Dreams film had a serious over tone, but the Wensels are known for their humor, so I hope that last scene tastefully added the humor everyone was waiting for. Ha! Ha! Kill bucks in a traditional way, I had to bring them out in a traditional way. Ha! Ha! .... and NO I won't do that again.

But if you look at my avatar you will see in 2011 I did take two fine bucks again that were just a day apart. I may pass up many deer and go for years without taking a buck, but when it's time to take one that is offered, I don't pass up the opportunity to try. I just love being out there during the rut.
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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:28 am

Congrats Mike!

Just curious, do you practice any scent control, or do you mostly just play the wind?
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Unread postby mittenm » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:46 am

I try to stay clean and play the wind, I do not use any other commercial scent control/eliminator. For the whitetail rut, or late season hunts, I get into my stand at least an hour before sunrise (giving any scent I may have laid a chance to dissipate) and then stay put all day. I bring a pay pack with camera equipment and a few snacks to keep in the stand during changing weather. For solo hunts I try to clean up in the creeks during good days, but with limited weight and time, I may go for days without bathing. I do find success from time to time. Ha! I think the wind is my best advantage and worst foe. Mike

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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby Beartown18 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:54 am

Great story and moose, congrats.
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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:09 am

Yup those are the two bucks I was speaking of. Awesome!! 8-)

Just found your Stickbow Hunting article in my new issue of Bowhunter. Gonna read it later tonight.
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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby JAB » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:20 am

Good to see you here Mike, congratulations again on an awesome hunt!

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Unread postby jonsimoneau » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:51 am

Good to see you here Mike. Congrats again on your Moose hunt!

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Re: Welcome Mike Mitten

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:49 am

That was an awesome Moose hunt. thanks for the write up.

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