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    Sticky: Me either... Scott, will the winner be announced?

    Me either... Scott, will the winner be announced?
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    Wow that is some great work... awesome sheep as...

    Wow that is some great work... awesome sheep as well. Really appreciate you sharing- it gives me ideas for the future.
  3. Thread: New to site

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    Welcome to the site!

    Welcome to the site!
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    I guided in the area years ago for about a month-...

    I guided in the area years ago for about a month- never saw a bear. I don't recall any of the guides seeing a bear either but if you don't buy a tag you may kick yourself. I have a mountain lion...
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    I have had some success calling early- my last...

    I have had some success calling early- my last bull, a 5x5, was called in on the first weekend of September. They are by no means rutting hard but you can find receptive animals occasionally. IMO,...
  6. Thread: Scouting 2014

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    Interesting how the older bulls coat is so pale...

    Interesting how the older bulls coat is so pale in comparison to the younger bulls. Thank for posting... I can't wait for season to get here!
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    UH makes some very good points above. If you do...

    UH makes some very good points above. If you do choose to hunt the first week, consider hunting water holes. Get up as high as you can and try to locate areas where elk are frequently watering- set...
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    Very good point.... You really do get what you...

    Very good point.... You really do get what you pay for when it comes to glass and mounting systems. I have had some good luck with cheaper Burris and Nikon products but they pale by comparison to...
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    30-06, and 270 ammo will be the easiest to find. ...

    30-06, and 270 ammo will be the easiest to find. 25-06 ammo is usually attainable but you will typically have less selection. Every WalMart that sells ammo will always have 30-06 and 270 ammo...
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    tdcour, I think the bigger concern is getting...

    tdcour,

    I think the bigger concern is getting a larger diameter broadhead tuned correctly. I believe that larger broadhead's penetration is very dependent on proper tuning. If tuned properly,...
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    I am comfortable to 500 yards with my 30-06 and...

    I am comfortable to 500 yards with my 30-06 and Leupold VX3. I have about $1500 invested in my setup. There are flatter cartridges on the market for sure but the difference in drop needs to be...
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    When I was poor and in college I used just a...

    When I was poor and in college I used just a couple of cheap tarps. It really doesn't take much work to make a shelter out of a couple tarps that is big enough to sleep and keep your gear dry. Of...
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    Sticky: Sorry, thought it was over- Today is day 15 of...

    Sorry, thought it was over- Today is day 15 of the contest. Just excited to try out this new gear- I need 2x please lol.
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    Sticky: And the winner is???

    And the winner is???
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    Please post a picture...

    Please post a picture...
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    I consider myself a good shot and competent...

    I consider myself a good shot and competent archer. That said I won't take this shot unless I have an elk at extremely close range- say less than 20 yards and I don't believe the animal will offer...
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    Alabama, The majority of the elk habitat in...

    Alabama,

    The majority of the elk habitat in this area is controlled by outfitters. The main outfitter is Elk Mountain Outfitters... pricey but a good hunt from what I have heard. In years past...
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    Have never done this... thank for the video. It looks like a very clean method... Do you bring a zip lock bag to put them in after removal?
  19. I agree with cooling them down fast... I always...

    I agree with cooling them down fast... I always take a 10 gallon jug of water, per antelope, to wash and cool them down. I then have bags of ice to put on them after washing. I usually don't skin...
  20. Sound advice there from Top Gun. Hunting during...

    Sound advice there from Top Gun. Hunting during low hunting pressure is great for many obvious reasons but here is another- I am a believer that calm antelope taste better so low hunting pressure...
  21. Thread: Wolves

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    As much as everyone seems to dislike them, I'm...

    As much as everyone seems to dislike them, I'm guessing most of us would love to see one this fall in an area we were allowed to shoot it! I would love a wolf rug!
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    Cool pictures Tim. Thanks

    Cool pictures Tim. Thanks
  23. Pretty cool technology... Guessing one of the...

    Pretty cool technology... Guessing one of the big companies will take the technology and improve it to be included in our phones in the next few years.
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    Wow! What a bull!

    Wow! What a bull!
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    Honestly seeing a new hunter harvest their first...

    Honestly seeing a new hunter harvest their first deer is the most rewarding experience to me right now. If any of you out there haven't tried taking a newbie out, you should! I frequently think...
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