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    Things are opening up!

    The slow-mo opening in MN is taking place. I actually got a call from my dentist yesterday (a Sunday no less) for an appointment today. Now if I can just get them to give me a haircut as long as I am already in the chair.

    Fed checks arrived on time

    I was paying bills this morning, and was surprised to see that the "stimulus" deposit was made to our account already. On time and as promised; a first for the federal government.

    Truck Topper project

    I am far enough on my truck topper project to post a few photos....since we're stuck her for a while it's something to keep me busy. I build a cedar strip topper for my 2011 Dodge a few years ago using northern white cedar that I cut off my own property. I picked up a 2011 GMC, and decided to...

    Truck Topper project

    I've gotten far enough along on my new truck topper to post a few photos. I made a topper for my 2011 Dodge out of northern white cedar, so when I picked up another truck (2011 GMC) I decided to make another one. Since we are sequestered in the backwoods for the current zombie apocalypse I...

    CO and WY trips

    Much of my fall has been spent out west hunting, and before I give a full update I wanted to figure out the photo download. The pics are in my file, so lets see if they will post. SORRY, NO GO. When I try to attach photos, it states, "The uploaded image is too big." This is why I hate it...

    License and permit in Buffalo

    Hey guys, looking for some last minute info due to a perfect storm screwing up my usually well made plans. The trip to WY was bumped up a few days due to work schedules, and my printer just went to hell. I had ordered the ORV permit, but it likely won't get here before we leave...So, where in...

    CO Hybrid draw

    I am planning to put in for an elk point again this year (making it #11), and will put my app. for a hybrid tag for one of those NW impossible to draw without max point units. There are so few NR tags, that I wonder if they ever actually have any hybrid drawn. When looking at the draw stats...

    Cow or Calf?

    I am looking for some input from those of you who have shot both cow and calf elk. How do they compare as far as the quality of the meat? The reason that I am asking is that I have a late season type 6 tag in WY that is pretty much a slam dunk as I can access the public land where the herd...

    Miracle shot

    Here's a coyote that I got while snowmobiling in Montana last year. As a retired police officer, I have a CC that is valid in all the states, and in today's world find that I am packing most of the time. We were snowmobiling in ID,WY, & MT, and I had checked the laws on yotes and was good to...
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    Washington Disabled Vet tags

    There doesn't seem to be much activity ref. the state of Washington on this forum, and I suppose that is for a reason. I had previously researched the various western states for tags that are available to disabled veterans, but most are applicable to those without the physical abilities to hunt...
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    Leupold customer service

    I just received my Leupold scope back via UPS. I have owned several of their scopes and never had a problem with one. Unfortunately my VariXIII took a hard hit on a 15' drop off my deer stand last season. Leupold acknowledged the receipt of the scope via e-mail, and ended up replacing a...
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    Gypsumreaper; clear your inbox

    Gypsumreaper; clear your inbox, as it is full and won't take any more PM's. You must be a popular guy.
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    Winchester Super Grade .280 Remington

    I'm just putting out feelers for a friend of mine. He won a NIB Winchester Super Grade (Limited 1 in 500) that were made for fundraising events. He is going along with me next year for his first guided elk hunt, and he was thinking that he has more adequate rifles than the .280 for elk. I...
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    Advice on large binoculars

    I would appreciate some input here about a binocular purchase. I have read through the posts for the last year or so, so I have a fair idea of what the general thought is. I have hunted WY and CO over a dozen times so far, and have four more trips in the works. I just can not get myself to...
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    Old Timer First Timer

    I finally got my photos downloaded, so thought I would give a report on my first antelope hunt. I have made about a dozen trips west for deer or elk over the past few years, and was building points for antelope for when I was too damn old to hike up in the mountains anymore. Anyway, this year...
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    September Snows

    I posted a review of my new KUIU 2P tent that I used on a backpack hunt into the Wyoming range on the deer opener. I won't redo the review, but was completely satisfied with the tent for the conditions that we were confronted with. This is my third time into this spot, and was more worried...
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    KUIU 2P tent review

    Just thought that I would post my impressions of the KUIU 2P tent that I used for the first time. I do have extensive experience as a wilderness canoe guide, and camp out for the major part of every summer and a fair amount into the fall. I have had a variety of tents through the years, and...
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    Remington Corelokt

    The snows finally melted, the chores are caught up, and the weather was right to do some shooting. I have a 200 yard range on my property, and no neighbors to disturb (lucky me). I hadn't reloaded for years, but this winter worked up some loads for my 30-06 with the plan to find a sweet...
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    Wyoming General deer tags

    I was just curious about how the distribution of the resident general deer tags work out. Specifically, does the state monitor the numbers of residents that end up hunting in each general unit. The state can control hunting pressure by limiting NR numbers per unit, but can't do so with an OTC...
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    Maine bear hunting referendum

    I was curious as to how the bear hunting referendum went in Maine last November. Basically, this was another push by HSUS to chip away at all hunting. They had tried to do the same thing ten years ago, and it failed, and had to wait ten years to try again. With the continuing change in...