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Calbuck
07-13-2013, 10:55 PM
Grant me the strength and wherewithal to find a buck in the Rubies! Was last choice of second draw..I don't know whether to be happy or not. :) oh hell, I'm goin Huntin!

nitis
07-13-2013, 11:45 PM
As long as you didn't give up many points good for you!

Calbuck
07-14-2013, 12:56 AM
I gave up the point I got in the first draw!

Calbuck
07-14-2013, 12:47 PM
Is there cell coverage in the Rubies? May be solo and wanting to know for emergency/other half..

Ikeepitcold
07-14-2013, 01:49 PM
Cam Hanes took a great buck in the Rubies with a bow a few years back. It was on the Eastmans show. He was way above the buck and dropped the arrow in thru the back and rite out the chest. Did you see that episode?

BossBrott
07-14-2013, 02:06 PM
You'll have plenty of opportunities at a buck. Last year, on the east side I had cell coverage,,,,,,,,up top.

Calbuck
07-14-2013, 02:35 PM
Thanks guys for the encouragement! I didn't see the Cam Hanes thing. I had never even heard of the ruby mts until I started looking into applying in Nevada this year. I just made up my mind to hunt Nevada one way or another this year! I have a lot of resources for info, this forum included...based on the reading and advice from friends and family, I think I'll have a really good time on this hunt, kill or no kill.

hardstalk
07-14-2013, 03:00 PM
Id be happy its a good area with lots of bucks. Just have to be willing to put the work in. There big because there smart.

Fatrascal
07-15-2013, 11:04 AM
Many parts of the Rubys do not have cell coverage. But as stated above, the East side usually does. I use the SPOT system. fatrascal.

de_ballew
07-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Is there cell coverage in the Rubies? May be solo and wanting to know for emergency/other half..

If that area doesn't have good cell service then buy the new delorme inreach. I got picked earlier this year to do a trial run with it and it's amazing. I was able to email and text my wife while I was turkey hunting deep into the Colorado mountains. Also it's got a SOS in case of an emergence. It also has a bunch of other features. It's a must have for a solo hunter like my self. The service is $10 a month. I look at like having life insurance and carrying a pistol. It's priceless when you need it.

Calbuck
07-15-2013, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the info! I may look into it.

Fatrascal
07-16-2013, 02:15 PM
de_ballew, can you also receive texts. Do you use it with a smart phone or is it a stand alone device? fatrascal.

de_ballew
07-16-2013, 08:40 PM
de_ballew, can you also receive texts. Do you use it with a smart phone or is it a stand alone device? fatrascal.

Yes you can receive texts back to your phone. You have to download the app to your smart phone then bluetooth the inreach to your phone. It's really easy even for this country boy.

Calbuck
07-16-2013, 10:03 PM
It's still fairly expensive to use the inreach, unless you strictly use the "safety" plan and don't text more than 10 times a month. This would definitely save your bacon if something happened out in the backcountry though! Thanks for the tip.

Calbuck
07-17-2013, 10:57 PM
Can anyone comment on leaving your rig parked at trailheads or dead ends for several days unattended in the Rubies area?

BossBrott
07-17-2013, 11:59 PM
Can anyone comment on leaving your rig parked at trailheads or dead ends for several days unattended in the Rubies area?

You should be fine, it's not Ca.

eblondheim
07-19-2013, 10:35 AM
I hunted the Humboldt Range last year...cell service was ok as long as you were high and had visual of the town of Wells. Lots of little bucks up there....started seeing the bigger bucks later in the evenings up high.

slim jim
07-19-2013, 12:19 PM
Can anyone comment on leaving your rig parked at trailheads or dead ends for several days unattended in the Rubies area?

I've never had a problem with leaving my truck at the trailhead.

Big bucks will be up high at timberline. Forks and spikes will be mid to low with does

hardstalk
07-19-2013, 12:24 PM
I've never had a problem with leaving my truck at the trailhead.

Big bucks will be up high at timberline. Forks and spikes will be mid to low with does

+1 the biggest bucks I have seen keep to themselves. But plenty of 150-160" bucks grouped up together. If you find one just wait a few minutes and the rest will start popping up all over.

Fatrascal
07-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Calbuck, I have left my truck and on other occasions my ATV many times at the trail head for days at a time many times. So far no troubles. We have had a new surge in vehicle and ATV theft though that has come along with a growth spike in the Elko area due to mining jobs. We will see what this year brings. fatrascal.

Calbuck
07-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Thanks FR. Not encouraging, but I guess that's what insurance is for!

sjsmallfield
07-21-2013, 01:33 PM
You should be fine, it's not Ca.

That's too funny. I was thinking the same thing.