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    I hunted a premier Red Desert unit this year...

    I hunted a premier Red Desert unit this year thinking all the conditions were right for producing great horn growth. I was unaware of the lingering effects the drought in all of those units had on...
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    I hunted pretty much the entire season last year...

    I hunted pretty much the entire season last year on private land in Nebr. Last year was a super late spring. The turkeys tended to be flocked up later into the season last year. Even on non-...
  3. Thread: Ds165/ds265

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    I'm already starting the slow process of counting...

    I'm already starting the slow process of counting down the days! I signed up for a drop off with Meekins today so am pretty much set. Hopefully that area doesn't get pounded by ice storms and the...
  4. Thread: Ds165/ds265

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    Ds165/ds265

    I hardly got any sleep last night wondering about the Alaska draws and found out this morning that I drew a DS165 tag. If anyone has any pointers on this unit please let me know!
  5. Thread: Sako

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    I have a Sako finnlight in 300 WSM that I've used...

    I have a Sako finnlight in 300 WSM that I've used and abused for the past 5 years. It's by far the best rifle I have owned! The 300 WSM hardly kicks for a 30 cal....especially being as light as it...
  6. Thread: Moon phase boooo

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    You may notice a big difference in elk activity...

    You may notice a big difference in elk activity during a full moon depending upon what part of the country you are hunting. You may find that elk in low elevation in southern UT where it can be 80...
  7. Thread: Antelope rifles

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    I use a 300 WSM in Sako Finnlight for all big...

    I use a 300 WSM in Sako Finnlight for all big game.
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    With the Q having 500,000 acres and covering a...

    With the Q having 500,000 acres and covering a large chunk of the unit, I wouldn't exactly say 16 is a cup of tea during either rifle season. In fact, my guess is hunter success is going to drop...
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    I have a Gitzo G2180 counter balance fluid head. ...

    I have a Gitzo G2180 counter balance fluid head. I have it set up with a quick release so I can go directly from my Gitzo tripod to window mount. I'm pretty sure I have a Monfratto window mount...
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    I wouldn’t exactly say 16 is a premier unit to...

    I wouldn’t exactly say 16 is a premier unit to hunt. All the cow plus rifle elk hunters during the first season tend to spook elk onto the adjacent Q Ranch. There are roads all over Shirley Mtn and...
  11. Thread: boot insoles

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    Obviously everyone's feet are different. As I...

    Obviously everyone's feet are different. As I grow older padding seems to be my #1 objective for insoles. I buy quality boots (Lowa, Scarpa, Hanwags, etc) and throw the insoles that come with them...
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    There are quite a few mountaineering shops in...

    There are quite a few mountaineering shops in Boulder, Denver, and Ft Collins area with a pretty good selection of boots. Boulder seems to have quite a few specialized shops that have models not...
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    Another consideration when selecting a mtn/hiking...

    Another consideration when selecting a mtn/hiking boot is how and where are you going to use them? If I'm archery hunting muleys in sagebrush I would wear a different pair of boots than bighorn...
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    Dead River, I agree with you 100% that the MP...

    Dead River, I agree with you 100% that the MP deal has been blown way out of proportion lately! Just because a camera can shoot 16 mp doesn't mean it's a better camera than a 12 MP with quality...
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    Coastalarms, I looked up the reviews on the Sony...

    Coastalarms, I looked up the reviews on the Sony RX-100 you mentioned and they are impressive. I did a web search and found a new one for $350....pretty good deal. I wish they came out with that...
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    I know some guys swear by Kennetreks. I tried...

    I know some guys swear by Kennetreks. I tried them once and returned them. One thing you may want to try before you wear them much is take a hike on a steep hillside with loose rock. The soles on...
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    I buy all my boots from Sierra Trading. They now...

    I buy all my boots from Sierra Trading. They now have a store in Ft Collins...as well as their original store in Cheyenne. Take a look at their website to see if they have any brands/models you are...
  18. Thread: Pack Weight

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    Water is a big issue for most backpack hunters. ...

    Water is a big issue for most backpack hunters. My preference is a filter/pump rather than hauling in water but obviously there has to be a water source. I seem to camp with the best hunting...
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    The problem I would have with floorless is my...

    The problem I would have with floorless is my sleeping bag, pad, and gear will end up a dusty, dirty mess! I usually don't pitch my tent where there is grass. A thin painters plastic weighs a...
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    If you want to save a pile of cash and want a...

    If you want to save a pile of cash and want a quality pack for hauling camp/meat take a look at Arcteryx Bora 95. I've used and abused mine for over 15 years and have packed out numerous elk, deer,...
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    I'm fortunate to have a sister and BIL that live...

    I'm fortunate to have a sister and BIL that live in Alaska. There is no way I would ever be able to afford an AK dall hunt. Luckily I talked my BIL into going sheep hunting with me once. He...
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    The Q owns just about all the private land that...

    The Q owns just about all the private land that isn't public in 16....or at least they are trying! The Q actually bought the Difficulty Ranch that was originally part of one of the HMA's this year. ...
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    You may want to take a look at Panasonic Lumix...

    You may want to take a look at Panasonic Lumix TS3. I've used and abused mine for the past 3 years. I do a lot of fishing and it is totally waterproof. In fact, I often take underwater pics with...
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    Sounds like you like your BA! I've used an...

    Sounds like you like your BA! I've used an abused my Lowa Tibets for years. I hope they work for you as well as they've worked for me!
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    If you want the best go with Hilleberg. My...

    If you want the best go with Hilleberg. My preference is the Hilleberg Nallo 2. If you can't afford a Hilleberg take a look at the Exped Aries. I've been inside the Big Agnes tents and don't...
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