Recent content by Triple BB

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    How much to tip?

    15% plus or minus is a good start for your guide. Regarding everyone else, I always ask the guide what an average tip is for the cook or wrangler and go from there.
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    Best Dates and Outfitters for NW Wyoming Thorofare Region Elk Hunt

    I've hunted the Thorofare numerous times over the years. Several were guided, the rest DIY. I always shot bigger bulls the last week of the season, but had to deal with deep snows. You also have a good chance of hitting the deer migration later in the season. One year the deer migration was...
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    Proposed Utah New Fees

    Looks reasonable compared to most states. Hopefully my odds increase...
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    338 Cal Rifles

    Might look at the 338 Edge. I'm waiting to shoot mine as soon as the weather warms a bit and the wind quits howling. If you have a few Shekels in yer pocket, check out Shawn Carlock's website and his 338 Edge +P...
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    hiking vs jogging to prepare

    I’d start hiking the ridge almost on a daily basis with yer pack and some weight. Get to 30lbs a couple weeks before you leave. Start adding in plyometrics and calf raises and you’ll be in good shape...
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    Crispi or kennatrec?

    I have both. Crispi hands down...
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    Measuring Jam Length or Rifle Seating Depth?

    An easy way to do it is cut two or three slits in the neck of a sized & used case. You want enough tension so the bullet slides into the neck and comes out of the chamber. Put a bullet in the case and slowly close the bolt and then remove. Measure your coal. Do it a couple times and you’ll...
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    Swarovski warranty

    I scratched a lens on my 8x42 EL’s. Sent them in knowing I’d be paying since it was my fault. However they upgraded to 10x42 at no extra cost and changed the center tab to reflect a 10x 42...
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    Boot Conditioners And Treatments, What Do You Use?

    Look up Grangers. One of the few conditioners approved for Gore Tex. Wouldn’t use snow seal, mink oil or anything else on Gore Tex if it’s a high end boot...
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    wyoming guide for elk and deer

    61 is where I’d look for elk. An outfitter might have access to something in 119 for deer. Trails West is who I’d talk to first. 62 & 63 are other excellent choices for elk...
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    Best Western Caliber?

    I have a Manners CF and a McMillan CF. Prefer the Manners a bit more. You get what you pay for...
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    Wyoming considering a move?

    I'd go to Montana. But if you must, Rawlins would be my choice: decent housing prices as well as close to great hunting and fishing. Plus the weather is excellent year round with lots to do and great Mexican food...
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    Union Pacific Big Boy 4014

    My landlord back in college was 90 years old and a retired engineer for UP. He had lots of pictures on his walls of him running the Big Boys back in the 40’s. He also had lots of stories to go with them. Never appreciated the significance of those trains until I got older...
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    Pile pics..

    From a few years ago. First confirmed drake slam in Wyoming per the G&F.
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    The Tax Day Giveaway!

    The Mystery Ranch pack would've been nice to pack my mountain goat off a cliff in Colorado a few years ago. Skinning it out for a full body mount...