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  1. Timr245

    1st Kill With the Lefty Bow

    Was able to harvest this small 7pt this morning after missing the buck of a lifetime at 22yds, how I’ll never know. The trail cam photo from today was at the exact time I was 300yds away field dressing mine. This may very well be the one I missed. Oh well, thankful for the harvest and maybe...
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    Finally! Wyoming Bound in 12hrs.

    Truck is 1/2 packed, gear lists triple checked, heading west at 7pm! Got about 2-1/2 days after arrival to find em before the opener. Got to scout the area in person this year, the anticipation made it hard to get to sleep last night.
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    Range Day CDS Testing

    Just got done testing out my CDS dial from Leupold on my 6.5-300WBY. Even though it’s set for 8000’, here at 2000 this morning I was ringing steel consistently at 300, 500 & 600yds.....I’d say it’s on. Now I reload and wait, 12 days and counting.
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    Mathews Halon 6 50/27

    Selling my Mathews Halon 6 with 50lb limbs and setup for 27” draw. Switching to lefty and had a few deals fall through so I figure it can’t hurt to list it here. Bow is in mint condition, just need to switch to more poundage for elk hunting. Has 7 pin IQ Micro sight, whisker biscuit rest, 8...
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    To switch...Or not to switch

    So after this year I intend to pursue elk with archery equipment only. I currently shoot a Mathews Halon @ 56-ish-lbs & 27” draw length. Light on draw due to a fused wrist amd I hold it all with my thumb. With 440 gr total arrow weight I’m only @ 210fps. I feel like I’m limited to 30yds tops on...
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    Good Stuff Right Here

    Everyone should watch this. To me this is an exceptional short film and details greatly who a lot of us are. Good stuff.
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    To Scout.....Or Not To Scout

    As the title implies I’m debating my moves when I arrive in Wyoming this fall for my hunt. I’ve now been in my hunt area, seen good sign & animals near a few of my e-scouted locations. I’ll be arriving 2-1/2 days before the season opener, so I’m now wondering if early morning/late evening...
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    First Lite Obsidian Merino Pant Review

    Picked up a pair of First Lite’s Obsidian Merino Pants last week hoping their claim of 20 to above 80 degree comfort was indeed true. Obviously right now I cant comment on anything under 70 but they are amazing pants so far. Ive been spending alot of time in them from loaded pack hikes to just...
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    Scouting Trip / Sightseeing Trip Booked!

    The wife and I will soon (August 16th), be en route to Wyoming for a speedy 3 day sightseeing & camping locations weekend. Maybe I can even get in a few hikes and glassing. Very excited to get shoes on the turf before I make the trip to hunt!!!
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    First Time Using Elk Calls

    As the post implies, my new set of elk calls from arrived today. I will be rifle hunting this October but I figured learning this would help pass some of the 3 months and 29 days I have until I head west. Never having been a turkey hunter or having diaphragm call experience, this is...
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    And We Wonder Why Some General Public Hates Hunting.... Ya know...I...
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    Gym Playlists

    Lets see what everyone is listening to when they're getting in shape for the hunt. Songs, artists, whatever you'd like... I'll go first Parkway Drive - Vice Grip, Prey, Devil's Calling, The Void Godsmack - Bulletproof, When Legends Rise Papa Roach - Gravity, Help Breaking Ben - Follow, Until...
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    Pack weight? Who weighs theirs and how much?

    Wondering where you guys are coming in for pack weight. In my last hunt I stayed in a cabin and returned every night. This trip I will be in a wall tent with the possibility of some coyoting nights. Without a spike tent or related goods, what are your daypacks weighing in at with just hunting...
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    Archery or Rifle

    Assuming I draw my first Wyoming elk tag here in a few hours, I?m then left with the decision of what season I will hunt. Curious who would go into a unit for the first time, solo, having never archery hunted for elk and give it a shot vs who would use the extra reach of the rifle to help close...
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    Hunting Opening Week VS Hunting a "Better" Moon

    As the title of the post entails, I'm battling with myself over whether I should be in camp on opening day of rifle season which will very likely fall perfectly with a full moon and possibly still some rutting activity or wait until the following week which will be a better hunter's moon with...
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    Lincoln Park Campground Saratoga / Ryan Park Area

    Has anyone ever made base camp at the Lincoln Park campground near Saratoga. Wondering if that may be a good place to set up camp and work from there via all the travel methods (foot, UTV and truck). I see it is closed by elk rifle season but is still able to be used. Also trying to find out if...
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    Wall Tent Suggestions

    Hello all, for lack of a tent-specific section in the gear area, I'm posting here to see what everyone would suggest for a wall tent. I've looked at everything from "The Wall Tent" to the Cabela's Alaknak. I plan to use this tent for years to come on Wyoming and Colorado elk hunts, so...
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    Unit 24 Elk 3rd Rifle

    Hello there all. Due to a crazy work schedule this summer/fall I was unable to get boots on the ground in unit 24 where 3 buddies and I will be hunting the 3rd rifle for elk, for our first time. Just hoping to catch some last-minute tips and insight from anyone willing to share anything about...
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    Colorado Flat Tops / WMU 24

    Hi all! New member here from the east coast planning an elk hunt to the Flat Tops area of Colorado, WMU 24 & in particular the Trapper's Lake area. Just looking for any advice/insight on this area, elk population, huntability, which season may be best etc. All advice or precautions welcome...