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    Check out the Just One, Dragonfly, or Blue Widow....

    Check out the Just One, Dragonfly, or Blue Widow. They are outstanding versatile packs that will do everything from short day hunts to packing out elk. They offer various waist-belts, but make sure...
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    Just One Pack & Accessories Pending Sale....

    Just One Pack & Accessories Pending Sale. Dragonfly still available, details listed above.

    Thank You,
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    I've seen some big bulls late in the year in 52A,...

    I've seen some big bulls late in the year in 52A, but the elk don't migrate through there like they did 10 to 15 years ago. There are still some big bulls that walk through there, but plan on...
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    Eberlestock Just One & Dragonfly

    The Just One and all of its accessories are pending a sale, but the Dragonfly is still available to purchase.

    J107M Dragonfly - $290, that way I make about $275 after the cost of shipping it to...
  5. Thread: Pack Size

    by Haisen
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    For a 10 day backpacking trip in September or...

    For a 10 day backpacking trip in September or October I would definitely go with a 4,000 to 5,000 cubic inch pack. However, if I'm only 6 to 7 miles from my truck I do 3 to 4 day trips and take time...
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    I spoke with a Mystery Ranch Customer Service...

    I spoke with a Mystery Ranch Customer Service Representative yesterday and they were very knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to help. As I suspected, this is not a very common issue; however he had...
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    I finally began loading the NICE Frame with...

    I finally began loading the NICE Frame with weight. I tested out 65 and 90 lbs and encountered a problem. The bar that runs down the center of the frame is digging into my back, unless I hunch over...
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    Update 2-26-12

    I just received my Mystery Ranch Nice Frame with the Load Sling. My first impression of it is that it does not feel quite as comfortable as my Badlands 4500, but has a perfect fit. I'm 6'1", 158 LBS,...
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    I don't have the BW, but I have the Just One. I'm...

    I don't have the BW, but I have the Just One. I'm 6'1" with about 18 1/2 to 19" torso length and I use the second to top notch on the torso adjustment, so the load lifters don't quite work like they...
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    I had the same issue with the Sacrifice Pack, as...

    I had the same issue with the Sacrifice Pack, as well with the 2200 and the 4500. Badlands does not make their packs to fit smaller framed individuals. I was able to trade my Sacrifice pack on the...
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    The pack should only cost $315 plus shipping,...

    The pack should only cost $315 plus shipping, which is not too different from the Blue Widow. So, it is not a super expensive pack. I will end up spending less than $500 on the pack and its...
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    A Lighter Weight MR NICE Frame Pack Concept

    I'm researching some packs. I really like how lightweight the Kifaru UL 3700 & 5200 are, but I am worried about the durability. I love the Mystery Ranch Crew Cab's design and versatility, but it is...
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    Thank you for sharing the video of your hunt....

    Thank you for sharing the video of your hunt. Watching videos of other DIY hunters helps maintain my motivation to keep training during the off-season. Congratulations on your awesome DIY Montana...
  14. Thread: Badlands

    by Haisen
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    I just got a smaller waist-belt for my badlands...

    I just got a smaller waist-belt for my badlands 4500 pack. I had to talk to three or four different representatives at Badlands customer service before one finally said they could cut one down a few...
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    Thank You Bitteroot Bulls, Graylight, and...

    Thank You Bitteroot Bulls, Graylight, and Hoytnut. The information each of you have provided is helpful. I will most likely hunt GMU 48 in Idaho or GMU 44 in Colorado. No matter which hunt I choose,...
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    I'm actually stationed at Minot AFB. I have...

    I'm actually stationed at Minot AFB. I have looked over google maps to see what the Badlands looks like. I know the area holds some good mule deer based on some fairly recent record book bucks...
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    Backcountry Bowhunts

    I have two weeks to take off next year to pursue mule deer. I'm looking for any advice or recommendations about some great backcountry bowhunts in Colorado and Idaho. I'm going to apply in Colorado...
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    Cold Weather Jackets

    I’m looking for a cold weather jacket for backpacking. I have the Under Armour Capture Fleece Jacket. It is quiet, breathable, durable, and fits my body type perfectly. However, it is on the heavy...
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    OTC Elk in Idaho

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    These are pictures of elk I have seen consistently over the years and one of the pictures was taken at only 2 yards away. When I was young I took a nice 6 point with a rifle. However,...
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    Does anyone have experience with unit 48? I have...

    Does anyone have experience with unit 48? I have hunted an area a little bit for the last few years with no success. However next year I'm going in with a plan.

    I'm working out 7 days a week doing...
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    Mule Deer in Unit 48

    Unit 48 seems to have some potential. There is some extremely big and steep country in the boulder mountains area. Does anyone have experience in this unit? I have hunted it a little bit over the...
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