Recent content by dihardhunter

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    Wyoming 2016 Antelope Hunt Report

    We slept in a couple hours the next morning to give the snow a chance to melt and the sun a chance to shine. My college buddy and I ventured back into the unit, making the usual pass to try and relocate Mr. Boon from Day 2 but to no avail. We ended up doing several several mile loops through...
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    Wyoming 2016 Antelope Hunt Report

    On Day 4, we lived on the edge by heading deeper into some good looking country even as the low-hanging clouds spit snow and sleet and the winds howled. Funny how the oppressive weather made the antelope a wee bit more approachable and by midday we located a nice buck feeding with some does...
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    Wyoming 2016 Antelope Hunt Report

    First off, every time I attack a new species or new area, I make it a point to contact as many "experienced" folks as possible. Eastmans is a great venue to make these digital connections and I deeply appreciate every returned PM as I got serious about cashing in a bunch of PPs late last...
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    Party Size and NR Quota Conflicts ? for WY

    I think I'm interpreting information correctly, but want to be doubly sure before putting my eggs in the application basket. Our party size for WY antelope is 5 with 3 PP/averaged. There is a 100% chance of not getting drawn as a 5 person party for a unit where the NR Special quota in years...
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    The Tax Day Giveaway!

    I'm guessing the Gerber bone saw would have been a little easier going to cap out a couple OTC archery bulls from last fall's hunt in Colorado. The "tie me to a tree" wire saw didn't quite have the gusto to hold up to abuse.
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    Post up your Pack in Packlist......

    38.9 pounds. 7 days of high country early elk season. That's me naked plus, water, weapon, boots, pack, etc. 3 items are split weight between me and my partner. It's not necessarily a luxury setup, but the minimalist approach works for us. I know some will say, where's...
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    What is your sleep and cook system?

    Stove: IKEA do-it-yourself wood stove (4 ounces) Shelter: GoLite Shangri-La 2 (27 ounces) Sleeping Bag: Montbell Super Spiral Hugger 3 UL (26 ounces) Sleeping Pad: Hyalite 2/3 Peak A/C (10 ounces)
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    Backpack Hunting Pictures!

    From this spring's NW Montana bear hunt...
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    2014 Bear Season

    Couple more pics from the trip. We deemed it a smashing success! Beautiful country with a great friend and tons of game seen.
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    2014 Bear Season

    Just returned yesterday MSUcat61! Due to a couple travel complexities, we only got in 8 days of hunting but saw 5 bears. All boars. Hunting higher, more rugged stuff I guess we weeded out a bunch of the sow/cubs??? At least that's my theory. 1 of those bears was a huge boar grizz which...
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    Nikon Archer's Choice Rangefinder

    Used, but in great condition. Perfect working order with good batteries included. Nikon retractable tether and neoprene case included as well. $160 tyd or best offer. Specs from Nikon's website... The new Nikon Archer’s Choice is truly the ultimate bowhunter’s rangefinder –...
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    Backpack Hunting Pictures!

    I'm loving this thread. It's got me itching for September...will add a few more later, but here's a couple to start with.
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    Camo clothing necessary for rifle hunting?

    One of 4 public land bulls to fall last September to non-camo "getups".
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    Slick trick or shuttle t-lock black ops???

    I've been shooting ST Mag's for 3 years now and have chalked up about 15 big game kills with them. Mostly whitetails out East, but there are a couple less elk in Colorado after me and a buddy used them on last year's hunt. Blew threw like butter on broadside elk. Stopped in off shoulder blade...
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    Water Treatment

    A huge +1 for the Sawyer filter. We adapted the filter and spliced it directly into a Platypus line for the most streamlined approach. Hmmm, elk wallow water...:)