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    [QUOTE=kentuckyhunter;125134]The unexpected...

    [QUOTE=kentuckyhunter;125134]The unexpected recoil took a chunk out of his thumb.

    KY - how did it take a "chunk" out of his thumb?? Did the bolt explode in his hand? or did he have his thumb...
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    I had the same problems a few years ago. I shot...

    I had the same problems a few years ago. I shot a mule deer buck on Labor Day weekend and it was still in full velvet. It took a few days until I finally got hold of a taxidermist, and by that time...
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    If I read the statistics right...

    If I read the statistics right (http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Hunting/BigGame/Statistics/Pronghorn/2014PronghornHuntRecap.pdf) there is not a quota for non-res in unit 87, so I think that means...
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    I shot this guy on Saturday morning and boiled it...

    I shot this guy on Saturday morning and boiled it today.... and this is how it came out without having to do the peroxide step! I boiled the skull with Borax, Oxiclean, and Dawn (I used a big...
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    Unit 9 is a great late season unit, but unless...

    Unit 9 is a great late season unit, but unless you have access to private land you won't have any place to hunt. There is almost no available public land in unit 9.
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    Got this guy opening morning of CO 2nd season in...

    Got this guy opening morning of CO 2nd season in unit 6. Spent today boiling the skull for a european mount. I tried a new method this year using Oxiclean and Borax, and this is how it came out...
  7. Poll: I had to give it my best guess, but in the 40...

    I had to give it my best guess, but in the 40 years since I have been hunting antelope (in Montana, Colorado, and Wyoming) I figure I have shot at least 40+ antelope. Many of those early years you...
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    Like Cokeman said, animals do move around during...

    Like Cokeman said, animals do move around during the middle of the day, although it's usually close to their bedding areas, so I'm always worried about disturbing them too much at that time. I have...
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    To each his own. Personally I have only had one...

    To each his own. Personally I have only had one thing done by a taxidermist, which is having my mountain goat finished as a rug mount. Otherwise everything else I did myself as a european mount,...
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    I agree with Humblesmith, people are hoarding it...

    I agree with Humblesmith, people are hoarding it like crazy without any reason, and one day the hoarders will realize that their hoard no longer has any value. I also heard first hand from the guys...
  11. No goat or sheep for me this year, but I knew the...

    No goat or sheep for me this year, but I knew the odds were going to be tough for either one anyway.
  12. Thread: Vasque Boots

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    The only thing I can say is that I bought a pair...

    The only thing I can say is that I bought a pair of Italian made Vasque boots (11" Sundowners with 1000g? thinsulate and goretex) about 15 years ago at Sierra Trading Post in Cheyenne. They are a...
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    According to the stats from last year, the most...

    According to the stats from last year, the most non-res points needed for any deer unit in CO was 18...
  14. Thread: Chili

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    I make my chili from just eyeballing the amounts...

    I make my chili from just eyeballing the amounts and to taste, but I will try to estimate it as best possible:

    2 lbs elk burger
    1 small onion diced
    1 large (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes
    1...
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    I bought my daughter a Savage 110C in 30-06 when...

    I bought my daughter a Savage 110C in 30-06 when she was old enough, but the trick was that I started her out just shooting the Remington Reduced Recoil loads (125gr bullets with less powder), which...
  16. Thread: One man bivy

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    You can get replacement fiberglass tent poles at...

    You can get replacement fiberglass tent poles at Walmart and other sporting goods stores (which I have bought and used myself). You might need to cut one down to fit your needs, but that is a good...
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    I did a solo backpack sheep hunt in 2005 where I...

    I did a solo backpack sheep hunt in 2005 where I packed in about a mile to set up camp and then hunted different directions until I finally bagged my sheep. Camping near a water source is a must...
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    I have a pair of heavy leather knee pads which...

    I have a pair of heavy leather knee pads which have a thick layer of felt on the inside which work good, and you can easily unbuckle them to take them off if you need to walk a ways. The foam ones...
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    A bit late to chime in, but I agree with...

    A bit late to chime in, but I agree with everything already listed (good binos/spotting scope, rangefinder, shooting sticks/bipod, knee pads, BLM map/GPS, large coolers with ice packs, extra gas,...
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    Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” lures big cats...

    Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” lures big cats into remote camera range. No joke. http://cougarrewilding.org/CougarNews/?p=1952
  21. Thread: 270 or 243

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    If you MUST pick ONE caliber to use for BOTH deer...

    If you MUST pick ONE caliber to use for BOTH deer and antelope and those are your ONLY 2 choices then I would say go for the 270. However, as others have pointed out, if you are more flexible with...
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    I'm mostly a meat hunter, so I'll take doe deer...

    I'm mostly a meat hunter, so I'll take doe deer or antelope or cow elk any time to fill the freezer. I used to hunt a spot that was mostly aspen trees where I have taken several doe mule deer during...
  23. Thanks for the responses. I did some more...

    Thanks for the responses. I did some more checking and it looks like the CPW is trying to flood those units with whitetail-only tags in hopes of cutting off the spread of whitetails into mulie...
  24. Whitetail around Colo Springs or Pueblo - West of I-25?

    Has anyone seen whitetail around Colorado Springs to Pueblo on the WEST side of I-25? (i.e. units 59 or 84). Any information would be appreciated. There are some new whitetail-only tags in those...
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    Here's a buck I shot a few years back the 2nd...

    Here's a buck I shot a few years back the 2nd week of Sept. Still in full velvet.
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