Hi every one my name is Ron Banta. I grew up in Sweet Home Oregon and spent 20yrs in the U.S. Navy retiring in 2005. I currently live in south east Virginia outside of Hampton roads. I have been hunting and fishing all my life and pretty much enjoy anything outdoors, camping, hiking, offshore fishing and of course hunting and fishing. Of recent I have been going to Oregon the last couple of years hunting with friends I grew up with. I have been fortunate to take a deer each trip but so far have not taken a elk. However that is not because I haven't had any chances as in 2011 I blew a great archery opportunity to harvest a really nice 5x5 but it just wasn't to be. This year I am taking my wife on her first elk hunt to Colorado as she has recently started really getting into hunting. It will also be my first time to Colorado as I have normally hunted in Oregon. After looking at all of the stats on Colorado's parks and wildlife Big game site I was looking at unit 47 due to its location close to I 70 as we will be driving from Virginia. I am not looking for anyone's honey holes as I like finding my own. I thought this forum would be a great tool to gather any possible info and maybe assist in selecting a decent unit as I would like to make my wife's first elk hunt a decent experience. We will be hunting the second rifle season as that is what works best for us. I look forward to communicating with each and everyone of you.
"Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."
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Welcome to the forum,
I'm a transplanted NC boy who put down roots out west.
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Welcome sir. Glad your here
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Welcome Ron! Your home town is just over the hill from me. Good luck in CO!
Welcome to EF, Good luck in CO!
Welcome! Thanks for serving and good luck in CO!
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Hey Timberstalker which direction east towards Sisters or west towards Brownsville?
Hey OregonJim what part of the coast? If you hated the hot humid weather as much as I do I understand why you jumped coast, big difference.