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    Elk hunt with my dad in the early 1980s. A...

    Elk hunt with my dad in the early 1980s. A friend and I did all the scouting and tracking, dad had lung cancer and he was in his early 60s. He got his bull on the last day at sunset. Dad got...
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    I'm 60 years old and 5' 10". I retired from the...

    I'm 60 years old and 5' 10". I retired from the Marine Corps in 2000 and over the years my weight got higher and higher, when I hit 275 I made an effort to loose weight and got down to 235, I stayed...
  3. Thread: Gunnison basin

    by rammont
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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so...

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiwwMjao8bXAhUC0WMKHQnmCNoQFggoMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcpw.state.co.us%2FDocuments%2FHunting%2FBigGame%2FHuntGuides%2FSWHuntGuid...
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    Poll: You might not be so ready to "take the heat" if...

    You might not be so ready to "take the heat" if you knew how harsh it can be. In Montana you could loose your opportunity to hunt along with fines and potentially other expenses depending on any...
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    We've got a foot of snow on the ground and it's...

    We've got a foot of snow on the ground and it's still snowing, that's about 10 or 12 hours of snowfall without a break and they say that we should see the snow stop around sunup so another 10 or 12...
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    First snow of the year

    Well, we got our first snow today. I live about 25 miles SW of Helena in the Helena National Forest and about noon it started snowing. They are predicting more snow through Saturday morning. I'll...
  7. Thread: Surgery!

    by rammont
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    I had problems with my gall bladder for over 10...

    I had problems with my gall bladder for over 10 years before it was removed (thanks to my military health care). By the time mine was removed it had ruptured many times and it had adhered to my...
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    Once again I'm watching people swing from...

    Once again I'm watching people swing from excessively heavy, big, overpowered cartridges to the very light, fast, underpowered cartridges and jumping over the most common compromise just because they...
  9. I bought a Montana Rifle in 30-06 about a year...

    I bought a Montana Rifle in 30-06 about a year ago, it's taken this long for me to get it working well. The problem was that their bedding was done poorly, once I rebedded the rifle, cut the action...
  10. Thread: Baiting elk...

    by rammont
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    Wyoming didn't make baiting illegal until 2001. ...

    Wyoming didn't make baiting illegal until 2001. I've found that it's fairly easy to find articles quoting park service and forest service personnel that want to stop baiting so it's obvious that the...
  11. Thread: Water question

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    I'm lucky, I live pretty remotely on the edge of...

    I'm lucky, I live pretty remotely on the edge of National Forest Land so I do my elk hunting within a few miles of my house. I come home every night, sit in the hot tub, eat a good meal, take a hot...
  12. I don't have to travel to the high country...I...

    I don't have to travel to the high country...I live in it.

    I've seen a total of about 15-20 elk in the last two weeks and well over 20 deer, all within a mile or two of my house.
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    Parallax isn't a focus adjustment, it's a focal...

    Parallax isn't a focus adjustment, it's a focal distance adjustment. When the focal length between the internal lenses is correct then the image will be focused in the center of the eye lens. ...
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    I don't even own a cell phone of any kind. As...

    I don't even own a cell phone of any kind. As for the phone enabling you to learn about animals and hunting opportunities, well gosh, nobody was ever able to do any of that until these phones came...
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    Garmin Rhino 650 for me.

    Garmin Rhino 650 for me.
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    What about federally owned lands - any game...

    What about federally owned lands - any game hunting privileges on those lands are still in accordance with federal and state laws and you have to buy licenses and such from the state game management...
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    I doubt it, we'd just go back to like it was a...

    I doubt it, we'd just go back to like it was a few decades ago and residents would be able to take several of each species every year.
  18. No tim, not everyone is assuming that the...

    No tim, not everyone is assuming that the snowfall is worse this year, maybe you are correct about the snow in your area but don't forget that snow levels change almost ridge by ridge in the...
  19. I live south of the Bob Matshall about 40 miles...

    I live south of the Bob Matshall about 40 miles at an elevation of 5400 ft. We have had quite a bit of snow, just had another storm today with about 4 inches of snow on the ground. Depending on the...
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    Sorry, I used that number from off the top of my...

    Sorry, I used that number from off the top of my head, being a resident I don't have to worry about that stuff. The point is still the same, a non-resident can get a license fairly easily.

    As for...
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    That's funny, you act insulted when somebody...

    That's funny, you act insulted when somebody questions your numbers but it was OK when you questioned my numbers and I got mine from the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

    Since we both quoted...
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    BuzzH, your snarky, know-it-all attitude makes it...

    BuzzH, your snarky, know-it-all attitude makes it difficult to believe that you're anything other than a troll but assuming that you simply have a confrontational attitude I'd like to address a few...
  23. Thread: Hunting Cabin

    by rammont
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    We got dumped on in southwest Montana, several...

    We got dumped on in southwest Montana, several days of snow which has accumulated to almost 2 feet at my house and sub-zero temps for the last two days with wind chills taking it down to -45 or so.
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    Ooorah jarhead, if you ever decide to try hunting...

    Ooorah jarhead, if you ever decide to try hunting in the Helena Montana area I'd be more than happy to help. I retired from the Corps quite a while ago but I'm always ready to help another Marine.
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    If I wanted to expose my private life on a public...

    If I wanted to expose my private life on a public forum I could provide enough evidence of government incompetence that you might actually understand my point, although I doubt you would because...
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