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    Trophy Ridge

    Over the course of the past year or so I have been clearing a ridge on the place I deer hunt in North Central Oklahoma. Ended up with 1000 Feet of runway. Not too flat, not too smooth, not very forgiving - but functional. Been working on a hangar with living quarters the past couple of months.

    It's not uncommon to have runway obstacles like coyotes, hogs, armadillos, rattle snakes, bobcats, and of course, deer - but yesterday morning we almost fell over when this big boy showed up bright and early at the job site:

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    He most likely made his way over from the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve - A few miles West of my place. As soon as he saw us he made a bee line down the runway.

    Just in case you every thought about out running a Buffalo - he covered the 1000 foot runway lickity-split.

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    I imagine dealing with animals weighing more than what you are flying is old hat for you fellas using your planes in Alaska to get out in the boondocks, but pretty exciting stuff for those who aspire to be bush pilots.

    Hope to have a picture or two of some of the nicer bucks to share with the group this fall. Can hardly wait!

    Last edited by SuperDuper; 08-02-2019 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Pictures
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