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  1. DanPickar

    New Bow Discussion

    Solid advice here. It really comes down to budget so shoot as many as you can and see if you can find one used. Ebay is not a bad option like CrimsonArrow states. I did that exactly when I was in college to save money.
  2. DanPickar

    Best boots for elk hunting

    Depends if you have good or bad feet. I like Zamerlans, Salomons, kenetreks, Crispi. I don't require a lot of foot support for most deer and elk hunting so I like light hikers. For rough country or Sheep hunting I like a stiff sole with ankle support.
  3. DanPickar

    Unit 54-bald ridge

    Yeah I covered the entire unit. There's a few elk around but nothing like down south.
  4. DanPickar

    Wyoming NR general tags - how many point required this year ??

    It's getting crazy thats for sure. I see some elk hunts take 9-10 pts to draw and I just shake my head because I would be severely disappointed to have to wait a decade to hunt some of these severely point creeping units that have so-so bulls.
  5. DanPickar

    MT Spring Bear (pics)

    Wow awesome job, difficult to come by with a bow in MT!!
  6. DanPickar

    Unit 54-bald ridge

    I've hunted it before. Most of the best bulls are around private. Gets frustrating. If you're not picky on trophy quality its a fun hunt. Where are you from?
  7. DanPickar

    Elk hunting arrows

    I've shot elk with arrows ranging from 385 grs to 485 grs. Got a pass through with the 385 gr arrow and a gravedigger broadhead. I didn't hit any bones though. Passed through and never found the arrow. 420-440 grain arrow is where I like to be usually but it all comes down to shot placement...
  8. DanPickar

    Mr. Monroe

    Well done, great general area buck!
  9. DanPickar

    New Mexico Unit 16C

    Will be curious to see how you do! I've applied for that hunt area a few times with no luck. Should be one of the better hunts you will do in the country. Cover country and play the wind!
  10. DanPickar

    Wyoming bighorn

    Awesome, I love wall pedestals. Great choice!
  11. DanPickar

    Best unit in Wy?

    Good advice here. There are plenty of units that have big bucks, it all comes down to how much time you have to hunt and if you can hold off shooting good bucks and wait for great bucks. Just because a unit takes 12 points doesn't mean there are B&C bucks available that year. I suggest you see...
  12. DanPickar

    How Do You Breakdown an Elk?

    Couldn't agree more with the rigor mortis mentality. The best rutted up bull elk I've had was dead for over an hour. So I try to give it an hour minimum to relax.
  13. DanPickar

    Is this poaching punishment enough?

    Clear, proven poaching cases should be a mandatory felony imo.
  14. DanPickar

    Best broadheads for elk?

    Each person should match their setup to their broadhead based on how much power you have, but I can't imagine shooting a broadhead with less than 2" of total cut diameter!
  15. DanPickar

    Speed Goats on the brain

    My most recent! Fun will a bow!
  16. DanPickar

    How Do You Breakdown an Elk?

    It's all situational. I almost always use gutless method unless its dark, and I'm in griz country, then I gut and prop it up on something to cool overnight. Other than that I do whatever will yield the least amount of wasted meat. Completely boned out will give you the most waste but sometimes...
  17. DanPickar

    When Did You Kill Your First Elk?

    2002 On Dome Mountain in Montana. A cow at 320 yards with my 280 rem. I was 14! I would have to dig through my thousands of pics to find one.
  18. DanPickar

    Detailed Hunt Strategy for Deer and Elk in Montana

    Alright guys, last teaser of the week. Visit Taghub.com for the rest of this article and feel free to email me with questions at dan.p@eastmans.com Region 7 This emcompasses the southeast portion of the state with Miles City being the epicenter. There is a lot of country here, most of it being...
  19. DanPickar

    Detailed Hunt Strategy for Deer and Elk in Montana

    Here's a sneak peek of the article for region 3 of Montana in Taghub. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Region 3 A lot of folks consider Region 3 the heart of elk country in western Montana. There is a ton of country here that stretches from Idaho to Bozeman and north to...
  20. DanPickar

    Archery Shiras Moose?

    Wow that is crazy. Lucky man!