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    Eastmans' in Colorado?

    Probably cheaper too in the long run, even paying non-resident.
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    Closure question

    Good points, Jim. As with poaching and plenty of other back-country no-no's, enforcement is light. 100% of people won't be honorable, but the honor system works best when most people generally are...
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    What is your favorite hunt?

    Favorite hunt "that I remember" (it's the first to go!) First hunt with my daughter. Took 1 grouse and you've never seen anybody so proud over half a pound of meat. :D As it stands now I have 5 kids and 2 of them are into hunting. I count my blessings every day. I'll forget these trips long...
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    April 7...Decision Day

    I'm burning my deer points finally for a zone I've been waiting for. I'm hoping to make the cut partly from the points saved, partly luck, and partly non-residents cancelling plans due to Covid. (I know it sounds selfish but if there was going to be a year to do it, this is it.) Elk will be OTC...
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    Remington isn't offering to help all THAT much. They're not offering to start getting ventilators BUILT. That's just how the right-wing media is playing it. Your takeaway (as it's meant to be) is "Remington wants to help, but stupid Cuomo is ignoring them." The truth is Remington is offering...
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    Required Reading COVID19

    Tom Clancy's Executive Orders is a really great read. He had a really good storyline about a pandemic. Jack Ryan for President!
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    Hunting applications during Corona.

    CPW made it very clear that hunting and fishing season is still "on" this year: I find it very hard to believe there would be closures during big game season. It's a $12B industry in the state. There's a ton of "FUD" (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) and lots of "see, they're taking away your...
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    pump action 12 ga versus 45-70 lever rifle for alaskan bear defense

    True. I forget people actually fly ;) as I drive any chance I get. But it's readily available and cheap anywhere there are bears. When it's not suitable, I carry a 10mm auto, 12ga shotgun, or a 44 rem. mag. revolver... But I'd still reach for bear spray first if I can get it. We had a ranger...
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    pump action 12 ga versus 45-70 lever rifle for alaskan bear defense

    I'm a fan of Ayoob's "Immediate, unavoidable risk of death or grave body harm to the innocent." For everything else I reach for bear spray. Works on bears, works on humans, no lawyers needed after.
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    Work from home dudes

    I've been full time remote for awhile now so it hasn't been a huge burden yet, but I have plenty of family members and friends struggling to make the transition. Sometimes you have to work to stay focused, but you don't realize how much of your life (and hair) you lose to a commute until you...
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    You're very flip with other people's lives. A lot of people die of flu every year, and it IS a tragedy. But we know a ton about the flu. For instance, we know that during the period you have frank symptoms (have a fever, etc.) you are infectious. And when those pass, you're no longer...
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    Yeah I hear that. I don't know what somebody does with 20 gallons of milk, that'll go bad before anybody could possibly drink it. But I do admit I bought about $300 of ammo the other day. A lot of folks would think I was crazy, prepping for a war or something. They just don't know what good...
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    Social Distancing - What's Everyone Doing?

    I'm very lucky in that I normally work from home to begin with, so we pretty much just holed up for the duration. We do have some camping trips planned, including one this weekend. That's sufficiently still "distant" enough from other folks that we're hoping we can still get them in.
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    Yeah. One of the doctors I'm friends with said the whole point of all these precautions isn't to prevent people from getting it. They expect most/everybody will over time, just like the flu. The issue right now is the speed of the spread and medical facilities getting overwhelmed with too many...
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    Have you seen this video? *GRAPHIC*

    OK couple things. First, not reported in that story (but in plenty of others), that mountain lion had rabies. We get a few reports about issues experienced by early-morning joggers each year, especially those with small dogs. But it ain't exactly an invasion. I don't really count rabid-anything...
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    For those of you in the "I want data" camp here are two good resources: This first site is updated daily at midnight, with worldwide counts broken down by country, plus drill-ins. Note that this only tracks reports from voluntarily submitted, verifiable sources. That's why some counts have...
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    Binocular Question

    Just my opinion but here in Colorado the standard (and what works for me) seems to be a decent mid-range set of 10x42's and a spotting scope for anything higher. Once you start getting into the 12+ range with binos, unless you're resting them on a tripod, I feel like what you gain in zoom you...
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    Stay safe and god bless.
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    Opening The Can Of Worms...Coronavirus...

    Guys, I'm always willing to play Devil's Advocate so here's your chance to flame-war me. Just one counter-thought. I live in Lafayette, CO: a reasonably populated small city in the Midwest. Great place. They're canceling some sports activities but school's still open and they plan to stay that...
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    Favorite Piece Of Gear???

    Got a new "favorite" this week: :ROFLMAO: