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  1. manitou1

    Preferred cartridge? Grip and grin pic added

    My go-to cartridges are 7mm-08 and .280 Rem. Have killed them beyond 600 yds with both. Pronghorns are not hard to kill. They can be difficult to judge their distance... so a good R.F. is a necessity IMO.
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    Dog Food

    Black Gold!!! When I raised bird dogs, they did better on it than anything else. Firm poops, lots of strength and energy... and they loved it. For long, hard, multi-day hunts I always carried some bread and peanut butter or doggy energy bars. Nothing worse than seeing a pup hunt it's heart out...
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    Where would you move to if you had your choice of any western State to live in?

    Yeah, but the wilderness areas are pretty small comparatively.
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    Smoked Brook Trout

    Try crumbling some in an egg and cheese omelet. Delicious! I had it in a restaurant once and I smoke a few every now and then for snacking on crackers with cream cheese... and for omelets. Smoked nine last weekend myself.
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    2021 WY Quality

    The drought last year put a whammy on them IMO. We are not seeing quality bucks in the Buffalo, Sheridan areas. Small horns on most. The bigger ones I am seeing are still well below 70"... and only a few in that class.
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    Merry Christmas Eastmans' Forum

    Have a very Merry Christmas all... and a blessed new year.
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    Dog Food

    I tried many. My hunting dogs seemed to do best on Black Gold. Firm poops, easy to clean up. Healthy dogs. Maintained proper weight and didn't require large amounts.
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    Entry level rifle on a budget

    Buy a spare and load it, keep it in your pocket... your fear is gone!!!
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    Antelope numbers and tags issued?

    I fill several tags every year, holding out for a 70+" buck every season. I have never NOT filled all my tags as I allocate 8 days. I butcher my animals as I go. This season, due to moving the wife out there and finalizing my house build, I arrived 5 days early. I had an additional 9 days to...
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    Antelope numbers and tags issued?

    I go every year, solo. I kill 3-4 antelope a year as we love antelope meat. I always kill a 70"+ buck yearly, but I set aside 8-10 days to hunt. This year, I had 5 days to scout and 9 days to hunt. I put 1300 miles on my truck on gravel and LOTS of miles on foot. I saw ONE buck on public... at...
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    What Do You Consider Long Range?

    My limit is 700 yds... if I can lay prone and shoot off my pack. If in taller brush and using my tripod or pack sitting up, I limit to 500-550, but only if steady and comfortable.
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    Bud Love, Wyoming

    Antelope numbers are waaaaay down, mostly East of Buffalo. Mule deer seem to be pretty thick this season... I killed a nice one not far from there two weeks ago. There are 600 elk on a pasture not far from B.L. right now. I also saw about 70 elk on a hay field about a week ago... not more...
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    What state were you hunting?
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    2020 Mule Deer Success Thread

    Took this guy on the WY rifle opener for my tag area. 503 yards. Two mile pack out. DIY solo hunt.
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    New Gear This Year?

    Does this count? I also got a new spotter.
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    Piebald Fawn

    Stunning. How lucky you are to be able to see this in your "neighborhood". Hopefully, it will get to hang around a few years and you can post more pics as it develops.
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    KC champs

    I like it! Shows enthusiasm. Makes the game exciting. These guys are pumped... over the top and that is what wins championships!
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    Winter Track ID

    Bottom pic is an oppossum.
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    Where U going to hunt this year???

    Wyoming muley and pronghorn.
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    Wyo native - New to Forum

    Welcome! One more year to retirement and we will be back in WY for good! 👌