Recent content by Zim

  1. Zim

    2020 goals/desires

    My goal is to stop any more wheels from falling off my now 60 year old body. As soon as I heal one part, another one breaks. The latest is what appears to be a torn rotator cuff. I am currently afraid to pull my bow to see what happens. It’s that bad. Can’t sleep on my left side. Great I got...
  2. Zim

    Unit 45 Elk- first rifle

    Had a friend do that same hunt when you were there. He did a drop camp with similar results. I’ve only done the early archery in 45, back when NR’s could draw. Last time that happened was 2011. I would not do that rifle late hunt up in that high country. I hope to return some day.
  3. Zim

    I live only 15 minutes North of there. Then based on my observations will decide if I should...

    I live only 15 minutes North of there. Then based on my observations will decide if I should focus on Kingsbury, or Midewin NTGP for the rut. I do have a one week special draw bow hunt in west central Illinois Nov 5-11. Got no idea how good that public hunt will be. I only scouted it once and...
  4. Zim

    Not out west. I do have a weird whitetail schedule. My wife is Chinese and will normally spend...

    Not out west. I do have a weird whitetail schedule. My wife is Chinese and will normally spend Sept-Nov at her condo in Sichuan so I get a 3 month hall pass. But this year her mother is visiting here in the US. And we just moved here from Illinois in March, and I have a cousin from China...
  5. Zim

    boiler, Are you a Purdue grad? Where you live at? I'm in LaPorte. You have an elk hunt this...

    boiler, Are you a Purdue grad? Where you live at? I'm in LaPorte. You have an elk hunt this year?
  6. Zim

    The 2019 Elk Success Thread

    No not supposed to be here, but maybe some genetic overlap? I’ve had several comment about it. The taxi showed me a 354” bull from same unit which looked quite skinny next to this rack.
  7. Zim

    The 2019 Elk Success Thread

    Spent my 20 Oregon elk points for a Mt. Emily tag. Wolves have made a huge impact on the elk population, bugling & quality of this hunt. The 150+ spike hunters pollute any accessible areas quickly by over pressuring. I was here 4 weeks and had serious bugling only 4 days. Not high scoring...
  8. Zim

    Draw Results Date

    Does anyone know the chance of getting the Colorado elk draw results by June 1st? I just did points last year, but I recall reading some threads on CDOW website issues last year. I saw Toprut listed June 3rd as the post date, but thought in previous years results posted in late May. I am...
  9. Zim

    Unit 87 Deer

    So I ended up drawing my unit 87 deer tag and got my maps. I lined up a trip with my wife to visit family in Colorado & Nevada as an excuse to scout and hunt the archery opener for perhaps a week. Then plan to return for the late October rifle season. Curious if anyone has drawn this tag in...
  10. Zim

    Max Deer Points 87 or 102

    I'm done waiting and ready to hunt so I really want to burn my WY max deer points this year. Haven't drawn anything anywhere else as well. I've narrowed my deer choice down to either 87 or 102. Wanted to get thoughts on this. Big factor is my wife will accompany me. Her first time on any hunt...
  11. Zim

    ORDFW Login Problem

    Actually those look like goHunt stats which are one year off. I likely have a 50/50 chance at Mt Emily bow but it only takes one guy to give up on Weneha to bump me. A full point off for the rifle. Sichuan weather was great 80's until today rainy 60's. So many hot women here! Zero gross...
  12. Zim

    102 Deer

    Anyone know if the deer quality has nudged up any in 101/102 lately? I saw this is the 3rd year since they lowered the quota. I got max points and the only options I see are to burn my points there or split them with a buddy for Region G. But I'm concerned if my body will hold up in G any...
  13. Zim

    ORDFW Login Problem

    Anyone else having trouble logging in to their ORDFW profile page? I've been trying for 3 days, trying 4 browsers via 2 different computers, and all I get is a "Captcha Error" whatever that is. Emailed ORDFW and got no explanation, just said try another browser. Google Chrome works best OK...
  14. Zim

    Who knew?

    I think this is her grandmother back in the day.
  15. Zim

    WY Taking a Look at Technlogy Concerning Hunting

    Ditto. I live in Illinois where this crossgun poison just spread 6 months ago via greased legislators with zero wildlife background. But I also have been hunting western states annually for 25 years. This includes Wyoming many times, including 2017. I'm just contributing because I've seen...