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Illinois Yoxathon last weekend

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by trapper jeff, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. trapper jeff

    trapper jeff New Member

    Had a great time last weekend attending a Bill Yox "Yoxathon". I dont even know where to start! Bill changed my whole way of looking at a whitetail from top to bottom. His knowledge of deer anatomy is mind blowing. His way of teaching is really the best part of listening and learning from Bill. He not only showed us proper techniques but also made us understand WHY were doing what we were doing. Knowledge is everything... Need to say thanks to Antleman for letting us invade his shop. Tim even supplied us with a real cool dude named Lee to make sure all went well !! Psycho stopped by to lend a hand also.(He's a cool dude too,just wound a little tighter than Lee !! ) I would recommend going to a Yoxathon when you have the oppourtunity, its worth your time and money,no doubt. Chad, Connie and Jeff it was nice to meet and work with all of you.
     
  2. Re: Illinois Yoxathon lat weekend

    I'm just waiting on him to get a break for some fishing.
     

  3. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    wares all the pictures of you guys having fun? ???
     
  4. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Im sure somebody will post some soon. It was a good group, as they always seem to be.
     
  5. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    Another Fantastic Yoxathon. Thanks to Psycho and Lee for having my back as always. Great group of people we now call friends. Jeff, Chad, Connie and Jeff. Bill left town and broke a little girls heart. I'm afraid it won't be her last broken heart. LOL Thanks Uncle Bill.


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  6. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Yoxathons are always a blast. I wish I would have more time on my hands to visit with you guys. It's always great to meet new people and it always seems like Yox has a great bunch of people in his classes. Jeff everyone is wound tighter than Lee. :) I sure do wish that Wisconsin pollock would have brought us some cheese curds though! :p The worse thing I could have done was to tell that guy to loosen up. It was on after that. LOL I had a great time meeting you all and hope to see you all again in the near future. Thanks Timmy for the snakes and as always opening the door for me and letting me come visit everyone. I took Yox mushroom hunting and arrowhead hunting the day after his Yoxathon and although he didn't find an arrowhead he got to see some of my beautiful property and found quite a few mushrooms. I'm uploading some pics I took so I will post some later. Thanks everyone and nice meeting you all. PSYCHO!
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    If I would have brought PSYCHO cheese curds I wouldn't have ended up in the corner.
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    This class is so good I haven't even broke a sweat!
     
  7. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Few more. 8)
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    Jeff hold still so I can get this tool up there. Connie don't look up but is Jeff using his tools on Jeff's nose instead of his 6900.
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    When I crack my knuckles someone's ass is in trouble. :)
     
  8. trapper jeff

    trapper jeff New Member

    Lee was getteing nervous that they stopped serving lunch across the road. ;D
     
  9. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    thanks for the pictures. i always get a kick out of them. :)
     
  10. Those are some nice looking deer right there. Nice job everybody. Bill looks like he has lost some weight and gained a little hair. I hope we can get another "Yoxathon" in Michigan again soon.
     
  11. eagleone

    eagleone New Member

    It really was a great weekend, I learned a ton and was fortunate enough to make a bunch of new friends. We logged some serious shop time but the weekend really flew by. Bill was a great instructor, that guy really knows whitetails. He didn't just show us how to do things but explained why. It was amazing to watch him work, he made everything look so easy. No doubt in my mind my whitetails are going to improve drastically even if I only remember half of what he said.
    The camaraderie was great Lee, Chad, Jeff and Connie were a pleasure to hang out with all day and Bill is a hoot to be around. Antlerman was a real treat, opening up his shop for us and keeping us entertained- thanks Tim. The riff raff showed up Saturday night though- some sawed off FIB (friendly Illinois beautician?) who liked to "jaw"! Hahaha- seriously though Psycho was funny as hell and I'm glad I got to meet him.
    Thanks again for all your help Bill, I had a great weekend!

    "jaw" - I have been laughing about that all week!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. fozziebear

    fozziebear Active Member

    Looks like another great class once again ! I'm sure with those names as host's it was a winner !!! bunch of beautiful mounts !
     
  13. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Some guys, I tell ya. Just when you think the quiet one is too quiet. I wish there was an animated smiley face that opened and closed it's mouth. LOL Love your new definition of a FIB but all my other Wisconsin friends and yours too really know what a FIB is. ;D
     
  14. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    I hate to put a damper on this thread as we all had a great time, but it is with much sadness that I must pass on to you that our beloved Lee passed away today. This was our last hoorah with Lee. We will miss you brother. Lee had a heart attack and died instantly. Forever in our ears will be Lee's words to Yox to stop flapping his gums and mount a deer head. He was always picking on Bill, but they had a special friendship. Those who were in attendance know how Lee put his life on the line for me. A TRUE FRIEND. :'(
     
  15. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    I have such mixed emotions. Im shocked by the news, saddened by the loss, and yet, so thankful to have seen Lee again, as sadly it became the last time. Lee was one of my Yoxathon students, and then came back to many of our Illinois classes to help out and hang with us...and to tell my students theyd already be done if the instructor wasnt flapping his gums, or running his jaws so much. He was always there for Tim as well. I guess I gotta put yet another loss into perspective...my prayers to Lisa and family.
     
  16. Steve W

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    I had the fortune of meeting Lee twice, at Tim's each time. He was a gentle giant for sure. He will be missed.
    My condolences to the family
    Steve
     
  17. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    When Tim called me, I was trying to figure out what Lee because I knew it couldn't be big Lee. Like I said in the other thread, I don't understand the big picture. I am glad I was able to make it to this Yoxathon as well. Surely not the news we want but like Bill said, very thankful that we got to hang out one last time. I told Tim that when I talked to Lee he said at one time he hadn't been feeling very well just kind of worn down but he said lately he was feeling great. Hell we made plans to go do some bow fishing. We will all miss you big Lee. Prayers to the rest of the family in these trying times. Dan
     
  18. trapper jeff

    trapper jeff New Member

    I am completely shocked and saddend about about
    what i just read... I met Lee for the first time last weekend at the Yoxathon and it didnt take long to feel like you knew him for years. Bill and Lee's banter back and forth was entertaining and kept the long days fun. He was clearly are great friend to Tim and had tim's back without reservation. I'm glad i was able to meet Lee and to Tim, Bill and Lee's family, my sincere condolences....
     
  19. backcountrychad

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    I'm shocked reading this. I only knew Lee for a matter of days, but instantly liked him. I just got the feeling he was sincerely a good guy. Just full of bull and the life of the party. Just rejoice in the fact we WILL see Lee again. He's up there cracking up Jesus as we speak. RIP dude.
     
  20. eagleone

    eagleone New Member

    Unbelievable, that's terrible news. I only had the pleasure of hanging out with him for a few days but he was a grin, just an all around good guy. My condolences to his family and friends.