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  1. 60 lbs is getting up there in weight for a 5ish...

    60 lbs is getting up there in weight for a 5ish day hunt. Hopefully once you are packed in you are hunting from a base camp each day? With all your gear you ought to be comfortable. I can see...
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    For future reference the less $ you put down on a...

    For future reference the less $ you put down on a mount the more incentive a taxidermist has of finishing your critter! The majority of taxidermists take a year + turnover. The taxidermist that...
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    180 in those units would be a tough proposition...

    180 in those units would be a tough proposition on public land. You may want to investigate winterkill in the NW corner the past few years. All of those units are OTC elk plus offer a gob of deer...
  4. Thread: My WY 'lope

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    Your buck definitely has a lot of character with...

    Your buck definitely has a lot of character with all the knobs and mass! I would be curious what his mass measurement at the base and 3rd quarter? Congrats on a knarly, great buck!
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    I'm scratching my head if you are talking about...

    I'm scratching my head if you are talking about using 10 pts to draw 16 in Wyo? Am I missing something?
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    I wore Kenetrek Extremes for 1 day while working...

    I wore Kenetrek Extremes for 1 day while working on a steep rocky slope and returned them. It felt like I was on stilts and my ankles were constantly turning. A similar boot that has worked a lot...
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    I have a large selection of camo patterns and...

    I have a large selection of camo patterns and colors. I take several along and the ones that blend the best are what I use. Camo colors/patterns can change dramatically from summer to fall to...
  8. Thread: Kifaru Woodman

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    Is there a reason you are choosing the Woodsman? ...

    Is there a reason you are choosing the Woodsman? It looks like you are limited to 3,000 or 4,000 cu bags and don't have any place for quick access to clothes, equip, etc. I guess you can likely add...
  9. Be prepared to cover lots of miles with boots and...

    Be prepared to cover lots of miles with boots and glass to find the few pockets of bucks. Most of the high alpine country in Colo has a lot of land with few deer! Also, keep in mind season dates. ...
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    Thanks for the heads-up on Colo sheep. If the...

    Thanks for the heads-up on Colo sheep. If the backdoor is correct I get to take my son sheep hunting this fall! I have a feeling mtn goat should be available any day. Good luck to everyone!
  11. As noted in several posts above 44 is an OTC elk...

    As noted in several posts above 44 is an OTC elk unit. Unfortunately for serious deer hunters the sea of orange OTC elk hunters are a pain in the rear dealing with in that unit! It's obviously a...
  12. Thread: Unit 38 Elk Tag

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    I would agree with the guys above that mentioned...

    I would agree with the guys above that mentioned to look into a guided hunt on private land. Another option with less hunting pressure would be to hunt with guide in a wilderness area where you...
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    The snow depth this year appears to be pretty...

    The snow depth this year appears to be pretty localized from 1 area to the next. The winter hasn't been very bad and this should be an incredible year for horn growth in the particular area I'm...
  14. Thread: Moose Decisions

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    Congrats to your wife on a nice bull! Sounds...

    Congrats to your wife on a nice bull! Sounds like some other nice ones in Wyo.
  15. Thread: Moose Decisions

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    JM, Nice bull in the harvest shot. Looks like he...

    JM, Nice bull in the harvest shot. Looks like he may go 160 net? It's always hard to tell from a photo! The bulls in your 2nd pics look like 130 to 150 when hard horned?

    Here's a few "average"...
  16. Thread: Moose Decisions

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    I'm aware that there are likely more B&C moose...

    I'm aware that there are likely more B&C moose shot in Wyo over the lifetime of B&C record books than any other state. However, once moose were established in Colo there has been no comparison for...
  17. Thread: Moose Decisions

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    Elkhunter1983, It sounds like you and your...

    Elkhunter1983, It sounds like you and your buddies already have Wyo moose figured out! I'm not exactly sure why you are asking for advice if your buddies have done so well and you have knowledge of...
  18. Thread: Moose Decisions

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    Sounds like you are looking for a moose of a...

    Sounds like you are looking for a moose of a lifetime! 160 is a totally outrageous bull. I would say 140+ would be a more realistic goal in many of the best Wyo units. Depending upon the year,...
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    It would be nice if the WG&F considered new muzzy...

    It would be nice if the WG&F considered new muzzy options but the odds of that happening are about 0! You could put a scope on your muzzy and use sabots if you hunt a regular rifle season. If you...
  20. Thread: Tent for Wyoming

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    Although my Hilleberg Nallo 3 tent would stand up...

    Although my Hilleberg Nallo 3 tent would stand up to Wyo hurricanes I pretty much gave up on tents while truck camping around 25 years ago. You may want to consider a truck topper? I'm totally out...
  21. Thread: Wyoming genes

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    There's no doubt that genetics, nutrition,...

    There's no doubt that genetics, nutrition, weather, and age all contribute to great scoring antelope. With that said, I harvested 2 of my biggest bucks in historic dry years. I drew what I would...
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    Bullcan, I sent you a pm.

    Bullcan, I sent you a pm.
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    I have both Lowa Tibets and Renegades. I've...

    I have both Lowa Tibets and Renegades. I've never had wet feet in either. I mostly wear the Tibets when it snows. The Renegades are great if it's not too steep and rocky. The pair of boots I...
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    If the weather is nice I often use just the fly...

    If the weather is nice I often use just the fly off my 4 season tents. I have a Hilleberg Nallo 3 and an Exped Aries Mesh 2. Both weigh around 2 1/2 lbs and are pretty much bomberproof. There is...
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    Kindof like shooting a feral camel in Australia? ...

    Kindof like shooting a feral camel in Australia? Ask anyone in NW Nevada what they think of feral horses!
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