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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    I can't believe you're even asking this question. Haven't you been following 25contender on his fabulous belt buckle fabrication in the elk link? ...
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Smartweed; I didn't see where you were from. If you are a flat-lander, then it would be helpful to get some experience at altitude before you...
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    Yesterday, 08:21 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread General WY vs OTC Colorado in Elk
    I was very, very, very fortunate to take a 320" bull in an OTC area in CO a few years ago. I didn't fully appreciate it until I had a lot more...
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    Yesterday, 08:10 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Colorado 2015 in Mule Deer
    All it takes is another killer winter, and the process of rebuilding the herd starts all over again. WY had theirs in 2010/11 followed by a drought,...
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    Yesterday, 07:49 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Hunting toy/tool in General Hunting
    Practice guessing the range to objects, then use the rangefinder to find out for sure. This sure helps you get better at estimating, and you don't...
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    03-26-2015, 06:41 PM
    Great first post Birdhunter. I agree with you about being careful what you leave behind. Just because you didn't use it on your last trip, doesn't...
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    03-25-2015, 10:43 AM
    HOLY CRAP JACK!! That thing is truly a work of art. I voted for you Justin...perhaps you'll let me actually see it in person some day?
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    03-24-2015, 02:55 PM
    RICMIC replied to a thread 4 points for elk in Colorado
    Looking at the 2014 draw summaries, neither of you should have any problem drawing a tag. The archery EE tag got it with one point, as did the MZL...
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    03-24-2015, 02:31 PM
    None so far; I've seen thousands on my way west to hunt other things, but this is my year to to get one of those speed goats in Wyoming.
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    03-22-2015, 07:14 AM
    Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Beautiful mount.
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    03-20-2015, 06:28 PM
    A potato gun would be okay, but they might get suspicious about the case of hair spray to go with a bald head.
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    03-20-2015, 12:48 PM
    Just don't try to smuggle in any potatoes as they take that real seriously. Some of the border folks think you're a terrorist if they see an NRA...
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    03-18-2015, 04:15 PM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Happy St Paddys Day in Other
    Q? What's Irish and stays out all night? A: Paddy O'Furniture
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    03-17-2015, 05:55 PM
    Thanks HiMtn for your info.
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    03-17-2015, 03:05 PM
    Forget the tarp. Just bring one of those light pocket space blankets to put your meat on when you are butchering. Pack it out as garbage when...
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    03-14-2015, 06:19 PM
    Welcome to the forum. I hope to do some hunting out your way someday.
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    03-14-2015, 11:23 AM
    Go deep, that is exactly what I do. I find them far more palatable than the freeze dried meals. Emergency Essentials sells their own brand plus Mt....
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    03-14-2015, 11:12 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Tipping a guide in Elk
    I have become good friends with the young man who guided me on several hunts. I spent some time with him this year snowmobiling and coyote hunting,...
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    03-14-2015, 10:59 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Who will return?? in Mule Deer
    CC, were you able to Cowboy Action Shoot him? Living 1,400 miles from hunting the west, I have to take what I get offered (or pass) when I see them.
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    03-13-2015, 11:56 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Disarming America in Predator
    When Old Tobey led Louis & Clark out of Lolo Pass, they were starving, and quickly learned that dog was their favorite food. They never did eat...
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    03-13-2015, 11:49 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Tipping a guide in Elk
    I think that 20% would be a huge tip, but not out of the question if you can afford it. On a 4.4K hunt, I allocated $500 for tips, but ended up...
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    03-13-2015, 07:21 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Washington in Elk
    Musket Man; Wash. only got on my radar recently because of the disabled vet tag that will allow me to buy the tag at a reasonable price once I turn...
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    03-11-2015, 06:10 PM
    RICMIC replied to a thread freeze dried food in Other
    They already thought of that...it's called rain.
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    03-10-2015, 06:49 AM
    I am working the upper body with the P90X videos; finally recovered enough from some wrist and shoulder issues (from a bad mule). As soon as the...
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    03-10-2015, 06:38 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Right gun for the right job in Wyoming
    I agree with AKaviator...this is the perfect opportunity to justify buying a new rifle. You can even make it a .308. I know of four Minnesota moose...
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    03-08-2015, 08:50 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Mule deer region K in Wyoming
    Disregard the comment on the 60/40 split changes. I have been informed that it died in committee. The Bridger/Teton National Forest maps break down...
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    03-08-2015, 08:24 AM
    RICMIC replied to a thread 90 percenter in Mule Deer
    It's not hunting related, but my wife drives the 4x4 to work at the high school in the winter. The bumper sticker reads, "If you can read, thank a...
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    03-07-2015, 07:06 PM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Mule deer region K in Wyoming
    Welcome aboard Brianh. I believe that we will find some continued point creep again this year. I have been chasing the G tail for a couple years,...
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    03-05-2015, 01:50 PM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Getting Old in Colorado
    Fish; I'm 62 and did a solo backpack mule deer hunt in a wilderness area in CO last fall. I think you can draw a number of muzzle-loader tags with...
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    03-04-2015, 06:37 PM
    RICMIC replied to a thread Still no lion in Predator
    I feel your pain. I had an aborted lion hunt in Wyoming a few weeks ago. There's snow up high, but no game there, so no lions. In the foothills,...
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I am a retired police officer from Minnesota. I work as a wilderness canoeing guide for the BSA during the summer and have an obsession with hunting out west. So far, I've got three great 6X6 elk and three 4X4 mule deer. This years hunt is for my first antelope. I use a guide for elk, but DIY for deer and am always looking for new hunting partners. I hope that it's because I wear them out instead of other reasons.
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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Hunting (of course), fishing, hiking, wilderness canoeing, woodworking
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Retired police officer/ canoe guide for BSA

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