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  1. Zim

    2021 Whitetail Success Thread!

    Had my November 16th buck officially scored today after 60 day drying period. He made both Pope & Young and Boone & Crockett at 185 5/8” nontypical.
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    Texan bow hunter killed by Pennsylvanian muzzle loader

    Very sorry to the Hunter Mom for this tragedy. One of the reasons 95% of my own hunting is via bow, to minimize the chance of encountering a bullet while in the field. I am looking at burning a lot of points on a CO archery elk hunt in 2022 but I am not happy about the overlapping muzzleloader...
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    2021 Whitetail Success Thread!

    Very sorry to hear this. Took me 32 years but was fortunate to make my shot. Surprised myself how stone cold I went holding my pin dead still at 28 yards.
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    2021 Whitetail Success Thread!

    First year I was able to take two Pope & Young deer. Nov. 3rd & 16th in southern Illinois. Including my dream buck. Didn’t draw any Western tags despite hundreds of points, but made up for it with an amazing deer season close to home.
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    Summer Scouting?

    I start mine as soon as my Covid furlough job ends August 1st! So I can use my work travel expenses. 😊 Will scout CO unit 61 elk after mid-September software training in Denver. Then will book some facilities in St. Louis when we go back on the road October 1st, where I drew a special archery...
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    2021 Hunting Goals

    “How'd your Hoosier turkey season go @Zim ?” Tag filled at sunrise on day 2. Was too easy this year just drove around the property at dusk the evening of day one until I glassed a tom browsing. So I knew he had not been pressured in that spot. Other hunters prolly thought it was too close...
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    2021 Hunting Goals

    I just want to get my regular flexible job back in place of temporary Covid furlough job which chains me to a desk 8-5 daily. Since I didn’t draw any western tags I’ll scout my 2022 Colorado elk unit this September during a Denver business trip. Cashing 25 points next year so I want to scout...
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    How many of you will get the Covid shot?

    I’ll only worry about it in advance of a scheduled Canada fishing trip in June. The reason being I contracted a full blown case of Covid November 9th and from recent reports there looks to be some long term immunity with it. But I won’t know if Canada will accept a positive test in place of a...
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    My letter to ODFW.

    Well I came up snake eyes on both my Warner lope & deer hunts. The lope hunt may have been decent had I known the unit better. I saw two shooters in the high 70’s but gobs of dinks. Not worth the PTO days. The deer hunt was the equivalent of an OTC hunt in any other state. More detailed reviews...
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    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    Well the pronghorn will be first, late August. With a month between the deer.
  11. Zim

    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    Bingo burned 44 points today in the same unit.
  12. Zim

    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    We'll see. Normally I don't check web forums or F&G sites for draw results posting often. This time is different. But it seems ODFW picked this year to change their posting policy to more like Wyoming, waiting until exact advertised date.
  13. Zim

    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    No luck in the Wyoming draw, so for me it all comes down to Oregon. Waiting impatiently.
  14. Zim

    Maine Moose Draw Online

    Just wish they'd lose the bonus point peddling & outfitter welfare. Or at least publish how many point packs they sold. ........Can't even calculate accurate odds. No tag for me.
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    Maine Moose Draw Online

    Anyone else watching this online moose draw Saturday? How many convoluted points do you have? They claim I have 100 total by adding the formula values each year. Probably gives me a 2-3% chance. Been wanting to attend one of these with friends for years but too far away. This may be the...
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    My letter to ODFW.

    Was foolish enough to buy into the Oregon system as a NR years ago in the hopes of a Big 3 elk hunt. That finally happened last year after a 22 year wait. This year I am making a major play to burn both my deer & lope points in an effort to exit their system permanently. Very little...
  17. Zim

    CC Hits!

    Just had an elk point added to my account So that’s a USUC and I can apply for AZ deer & sheep.
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    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    Warner #2 - I want a tag this year.
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    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    Seed numbers came out pretty good for both my pronghorn & deer applications, should I have any competition. There was only one other NR in my point pool between both hunts last year so looks good. I applied in same unit for both, Warner.
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    1st or 2nd Antelope Season

    For now that's what I put on my app because I have not drawn anything this year and I want to go somewhere. I got until Sunday to change if I want.