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    Today, 02:46 PM
    Zim replied to a thread land slide in Washington
    Man that is some nasty heavy gunk. No chance for anyone in that. Even the salvage workers look exhausted trying to sift through it.
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    Today, 02:42 PM
    Zim replied to a thread nm deadline in New Mexico
    Ha, Went back in today and this time it says I can't buy an annual license because I already have one.
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    Today, 07:57 AM
    Zim replied to a thread nm deadline in New Mexico
    OK! You talked me into it! :)
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    Today, 02:26 AM
    Zim replied to a thread nm deadline in New Mexico
    Per MM posts it appears the back door check method is open, but not sure if it works for elk. NM site is allowing me to purchase an annual hunting...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    Just got my latest issue of HF and I see Maine & Hew Hampshire moose made their debuts as anticipated. But for anyone who thinks their draw odds are...
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    04-17-2014, 09:27 PM
    If you're hunting in Sept I'd get up as high an elevation as possible right at timberline. Find some water up there and you'll find your bucks.
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    04-17-2014, 11:15 AM
    Zim replied to a thread any recommendations? ELK in Nevada
    Did you guys see the new dates they are pushing the Nevada archery elk to? August 1-30??? Then muzzleloader Sept. 1-15, followed by rifle? ...
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    04-17-2014, 09:54 AM
    I for one will be more than happy to quit chasing a 300" bull unit, pack up my 18 points and burn them on multiple low point hunts after point...
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    04-15-2014, 11:13 PM
    Zim replied to a thread Refunds in General Hunting
    Odds are all below 5% except NM elk so I am really not concerned about that. Also anything in CO I could return. I really just want my cash back....
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    04-15-2014, 06:14 PM
    Zim started a thread Refunds in General Hunting
    I think it's about the time I got the most cash shipped out. Anyone else figure what will be refunded earliest pending no luck? WY bison, CO sheep,...
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    04-15-2014, 01:35 PM
    Zim replied to a thread nm deadline in New Mexico
    The NM results getting moved up from previous year's really impacts my other applications. I'll be holding off on Nevada until the last minute. And...
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    04-13-2014, 08:03 AM
    Zim replied to a thread Colo Point Banking in Elk
    Every time any state makes changes in point systems it hurts someone. These schemes never stop evolving. What a nightmare. Best to just go...
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    04-12-2014, 10:44 AM
    Zim replied to a thread Colo Point Banking in Elk
    I believe all of jims's assessment is correct. I have 18 elk points and am definitely one of the guys dying to "jump off the point...
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    04-08-2014, 09:32 PM
    HM, Congrats on the tag. Where in Illinois do you live? I'm in St. Charles. Curious how you do as I have 18 points there and thought seriously...
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    04-06-2014, 06:49 PM
    It would really suck to give up running for good. I have no choice right now though. Been running my whole life.
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    04-04-2014, 04:46 PM
    Ya I read this online as well. This sounds simple. I will try it.
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    04-04-2014, 02:11 PM
    I saw pictures of that device when I was Googling. But was your pain on the bottom of your foot, or on the back (Achilles)? I have no Achilles...
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    04-04-2014, 07:31 AM
    I'm used to running 20 miles per week, and have dropped to zero. 5 months to elk season. Not good. Previously, this condition never lasted long...
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    04-04-2014, 05:25 AM
    The gift that keeps on giving. Maybe due to my age of 53, but this crap will just not go away. This is my 7th month of pain. My workout regiment...
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    04-02-2014, 11:15 AM
    I do 12: Wyoming Arizona New Mexico Utah Oregon Nevada Colorado Illinois Iowa
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    03-30-2014, 04:50 PM
    Zim replied to a thread New Web Page in Colorado
    I found it possibly the least user friendly of the states I apply in. Throw on top of that the paper sheep applications and you got yourself a real...
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    03-29-2014, 11:47 PM
    "don't waste your money on trophy species in Utah. I know it's not much money but it will never pay off, as the odds are AWFUL." Ditto. I am...
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    03-29-2014, 10:16 AM
    If you are a newbie starting out, I'd highly recommend just subscribing to Huntin Fool or Eastman's Journal and just submitting applications...
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    03-29-2014, 02:29 AM
    I've been applying in all the lower 48 for 20 years. Back then all the apps were paper. The internet has app numbers greatly expanded, and odds...
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    03-25-2014, 11:08 PM
    Zim replied to a thread NM sheep, oryx and ibex in New Mexico
    Just another bait-n-switch that should surprise nobody by now. It's a national trend. Very glad I chose not to apply this year as I was kicking...
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    03-25-2014, 06:05 AM
    Zim replied to a thread Unit 45 Pecos Wilderness in New Mexico
    But it's too late for them to do anything about it now. :p
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    03-24-2014, 08:56 PM
    Zim replied to a thread Unit 45 Pecos Wilderness in New Mexico
    Which pool? Did you apply last year? The applicant numbers dropped last year for some reason. Can't figure out why, but I hope not many others...
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    03-22-2014, 11:23 PM
    Zim replied to a thread Unit 45 Pecos Wilderness in New Mexico
    Now that deadline passed I'm curious if there were any other nonresidents here that applied for Pecos archery elk tags. Really hoping we draw. We...
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    03-21-2014, 07:17 AM
    Well, now glad I made the decision not to get in the Montana point game when they started it. Was afraid it was just a ploy to get applicants...
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Live & work in western Chicago suburbs. Been hunting out west since 1996. Drew many of the best units before odds became rediculous. Currently have 255 points over 10 states.
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