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    Reminds me of a story I shouldn't share........ ...

    Reminds me of a story I shouldn't share........

    Oh what the heck...

    Got to coastal NC about 18 years ago and my first archery hunt I came back with about 60 "pinhead" sized "seed ticks".
    Took...
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    I hear what you are saying IGWT, I think I would...

    I hear what you are saying IGWT,
    I think I would have a different opinion if this was a defective boot but it was a case of wearing shoes outside after purchasing shoes on line (or over the phone)...
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    Sticking to my Thunderheads for at least another...

    Sticking to my Thunderheads for at least another season.......no reason to deviate from a proven almost full proof head.

    And I can vouch for the penetration on your thumb when you grab the back...
  4. Thread: Be careful!!

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    Ouch that really stinks.... hopefully you had a...

    Ouch that really stinks.... hopefully you had a back-up.
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    Thanks PM, I hadn't thought about that. Makes...

    Thanks PM,
    I hadn't thought about that.
    Makes perfect sense, in fact I can think of a couple of times I could have used that function and at least once where it might have gotten me in trouble...
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    You wouldn't believe how common this is on the...

    You wouldn't believe how common this is on the water too.......
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    I use my Green Mountain Pellet grill (with cold...

    I use my Green Mountain Pellet grill (with cold smoker attachment) for fish and some other smoking chores.

    For Jerky I use my Cabelas Dehydrater. For an easy recipe I just soak thin strips of elk...
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    Know how to use your gps

    I touched on this a little on another thread.

    On our middle hunt (Cow in Medicine Bow N.F. WY-12) we came across a elderly hiker who had to leave his wife on the mountain in high-teen overnight...
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    Starting over

    I am now at ZERO on elk points and I messed around and lost deer points so Zero on both now.
    Having said that I absolutely fell in love with Wyoming.

    In the Fall of 2015 I'll be either between...
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    I think BSA hit the nail on the head. The...

    I think BSA hit the nail on the head.

    The Danner policy is pretty much the industry standard with all shoes.
    I have had both boots and running shoes that didn't feel good after a few miles but I...
  11. Thread: Rain Gear

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    I use Sitka but any of the high end manufacturers...

    I use Sitka but any of the high end manufacturers produce good products.
    I also have Cabelas MT50 and the guide wear series for fishing and non hunting.
    I'll bet I have a half dozen other sets...
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    AWESOME...... great job kid.

    AWESOME...... great job kid.
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    Currently wearing the TYPHOON and Gortex STEALTH,...

    Currently wearing the TYPHOON and Gortex STEALTH, I have both in my gear bag.

    If I were buying them myself for cold wx I think I'D try the Mastodon or Tundra
  14. Be patient my friend we have all been there.........

    Be patient my friend we have all been there......

    I have a few nuggets of advice.
    Invest in a good wall tent. I spend at least a couple of weeks per year in mine which is about 15 years old.
    I...
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    I'll echo what Tim said. I use a three layer...

    I'll echo what Tim said. I use a three layer system with very thin wool liners. We use Manzella for the mid and a gortex shell for the outer. Honestly I rarely utilize all three.
    For chores I'd...
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    Kind of ironic that I was cooking up elk...

    Kind of ironic that I was cooking up elk tenderloin (and ribs) on my "Green Mountain Grill" while hunting "Green Mountain" Wyoming !!!!!!!
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    Sticky: THANKS HILLEBERG, I honestly can't think of a...

    THANKS HILLEBERG,

    I honestly can't think of a hunt that I wouldn't use this tent.
    In fact it would likely extend my elk hunting range.
  18. Congratulations, I was in that "unexpected"...

    Congratulations,
    I was in that "unexpected" snow event as well.
    I say unexpected but you never really know what to expect.
    Day one hit almost seventy then 8 inches of snow.

    It actually was a...
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    Wy unit 24 & 12, co 23 trip report

    Well the epic 2014 Wyoming and Colorado Elk trip is in the books.

    It didn't start well. My hunting partner (AKA Sherpa) lost all his gear en route the SLC airport.
    Dealing with the airlines cost...
  20. Thread: Unit 24 Elk

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    CONGRATS Lab, As if I was gonna get any sleep...

    CONGRATS Lab,

    As if I was gonna get any sleep anyways....... 1300 tomorrow can't come fast enough!!!!!!!
    I'll hit you up with with results when we finish.
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    And by the way Husker, I just noticed your home...

    And by the way Husker,
    I just noticed your home town........ I'll be happily using that rangefinder just down the road from you in less than 48 hours.

    Headed to Wyoming unit 24 tomorrow!!!!!:)
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    I have been using an older generation Leica...

    I have been using an older generation Leica LRF900 for about 9 years. Before that I had a similar 800 yard model that I sent in for a calibration. They couldn't fix it because it was obsolete so...
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    Awesome !!!!!!!!

    Awesome !!!!!!!!
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    I've hunted BT in CA,OR, & WA. Much of it has...

    I've hunted BT in CA,OR, & WA.
    Much of it has been in the rain (at least in OR & WA).
    It seems that the animals in CA (specifically A & B zone) got really active at the first shot of rain.
    I...
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    NICE JOB Jim, Travel safe!

    NICE JOB Jim,

    Travel safe!
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