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  1. Thread: Tent stakes

    by RICMIC
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    I agree that most tent stakes are junk. Years...

    I agree that most tent stakes are junk. Years ago, I just made a set of wood stakes for canoe camping, and for backpacking I would make a fresh set when needed. Eventually, I ended up using the...
  2. As far as places to stay in Jackson...much...

    As far as places to stay in Jackson...much depends on the season, as the hunter rates at the Antler Inn used to kick in earlier. The last couple times I was there, Jackson had several activities in...
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    You average your points in WY, but the way you...

    You average your points in WY, but the way you thought it was are the rules for Colorado...on a group hunt app. you go in with the points of the lowest point holder.
  4. Thread: Headlamps

    by RICMIC
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    I have had a slew of the Energizer lights as I...

    I have had a slew of the Energizer lights as I could get them at Menards for around $12. I've had brighter, longer lasting lights that were more expensive, but my biggest problem is losing them, so...
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    I had a deer hunt booked in H for 2018, but when...

    I had a deer hunt booked in H for 2018, but when I was on an elk hunt with the outfitter this fall, he recommended that I wait a couple years since the herd took a real hit from the previous winter. ...
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    I burned my 10 deer pts. this past season, and...

    I burned my 10 deer pts. this past season, and have 10 elk pts. to either use or just add to. Three areas that I have either previously hunted or scouted are now off the list due to changing...
  7. Thread: ATV Thread

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    I retired my 6x6 Polaris Big Boss after 20 years...

    I retired my 6x6 Polaris Big Boss after 20 years of very heavy use. I replaced it with a Polaris mid-sized Ranger side by side. My wife loves it because it is like driving a car, and in 2 years we...
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    JimP, Kidoggy, and I can always talk to each...

    JimP, Kidoggy, and I can always talk to each other on our flip phones. I never had any incentive to "upgrade", since I didn't have a cell where I live, and just use the flipper when we travel. But,...
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    When I was a teen, a buddy and I would canoe into...

    When I was a teen, a buddy and I would canoe into a couple lakes to hunt the portages between them for grouse. You only had about 1/10th of a millisecond to shoot a flying grouse before it was into...
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    Congratulations Jim. This scenario only served...

    Congratulations Jim. This scenario only served to make it that much sweeter, almost like a year long hunt.
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    Welcome to the forum. Coming from a NE...

    Welcome to the forum. Coming from a NE Minnesotan, "Is it cold dere too, eh?
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    There's a lot of choreography that goes on,...

    There's a lot of choreography that goes on, especially in a professional production such as this I am sure that there is much that isn't shown or covered during the editing phase. I would hope that...
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    My wife got me a BH heavy duty adjustable...

    My wife got me a BH heavy duty adjustable receiver hitch. It was advertised on this site for the last couple months. I haven't used it yet, but it is VERY well made, and made in the USA to boot. ...
  14. All my dedicated hunting clothing is stored in...

    All my dedicated hunting clothing is stored in plastic totes in the upstairs of the garage. As long as it's all protected from moisture and mice they will outlast me. As for the base layers, I use...
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    Really cool, but the scary thing is that you can...

    Really cool, but the scary thing is that you can learn how to do anything on the internet...even make nuclear bombs.
  16. Thread: Map sources

    by RICMIC
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    I start with the National Forest map for the area...

    I start with the National Forest map for the area that I plan to hunt. Then I go to mytopo.com and order up a waterproof topo map that I can customize to my needs. I like the lat./long. tic marks,...
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    That was one of my questions to the regional F&G;...

    That was one of my questions to the regional F&G; not just the numbers, but if any tulleremia had been reported. Once that hits, the population crashes quickly. I always wear latex gloves while...
  18. Thread: Where to start

    by RICMIC
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    You have a great deal of info to sort...

    You have a great deal of info to sort through...read Eastman's magazine, and start studying the various states fish & game websites. A lot of what you read in the MRS focuses on the "blue chip"...
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    I hunted in north central WY for antelope does in...

    I hunted in north central WY for antelope does in 2016. I had taken a buck in that unit the year before, and it was over-run with cotton-tails, so this time I had a small game tag, and a .22 along...
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    6 years USMC, 25 years as a police officer, 5...

    6 years USMC, 25 years as a police officer, 5 years federal court security for the US Marshall's. After retirement, I worked some carpentry jobs, seasonal smokechaser for the MN DNR, a stint as a ...
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    No, I didn't have any sausages made. That year,...

    No, I didn't have any sausages made. That year, I also got a bull elk, 30 pheasants, and a whitetail. It was eat meat, repeat all year.
    I do make my own potato sausage and jerky, but generally use...
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    Welcome to the forum. The reality is that it may...

    Welcome to the forum. The reality is that it may be difficult to find an outfitter who has an opening for 2018. Those that always have spots available and send out mailings after the tags are...
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    I got a 3 1/2 year old bull in Nebraska a number...

    I got a 3 1/2 year old bull in Nebraska a number of years ago. It was without-a-doubt the best meat that I have ever had. I boned it out myself, and iced it down for the 12 hour drive back to MN,...
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    I just had a guided elk hunt in the Wyoming range...

    I just had a guided elk hunt in the Wyoming range (it would be deer area H, and close to G), and was surprised to have seen a fair number of deer and they all appeared to be in very good condition. ...
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    I had just returned from a western hunt and was...

    I had just returned from a western hunt and was at our deer camp for the Minnesota season. Since I already had a freezer full, I wasn't too focused on filling my tag, especially since we had just...
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