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  1. I use a 2p tent mainly as a one person with room...

    I use a 2p tent mainly as a one person with room for gear. I like steep sides for more room and to so I am not constantly rubbing up against the material. I find double doors and vestibules really...
  2. I hunt alone when I'm serious about it. When my...

    I hunt alone when I'm serious about it. When my daughters' come along they pack the .22 for grouse and it's more about letting them experience the outdoors and enjoying our hike. When they're tired...
  3. Thread: Spring Bear

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    I'll be trying again this spring for my first...

    I'll be trying again this spring for my first bear. Got out twice last year and saw a few bears but just couldn't make it happen for one reason or another. My hunting partner and I hope to get out...
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    I was fortunate to draw an antlerless elk tag for...

    I was fortunate to draw an antlerless elk tag for the area where I live. Two years in a row and was successful both years. The meat was outstanding. My philosophy while hunting is that if I would...
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    My hunting partner and I will be out looking for...

    My hunting partner and I will be out looking for a bear or two this spring as well. We'll be back packing into a road closure that we hunted last year. I'd like to get out at least for at least three...
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    I use the Primus Ti, it's really small and light,...

    I use the Primus Ti, it's really small and light, plus you're not limited to just boiling water.
  7. Thread: How much meat

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    The first cow elk I shot yielded 176lbs of boned...

    The first cow elk I shot yielded 176lbs of boned out meat plus trimmings for sausage. The second was slightly smaller giving us 160lbs of boned out meat plus trimmings. This was butchered by myself...
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    There is more and more debate about the timing of...

    There is more and more debate about the timing of Jesus' birth. Many historians are not convinced of a December birth, also due to evidence given in the bible. The shepherds tending their flocks is...
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    I plan on going out for spring bear again this...

    I plan on going out for spring bear again this year, my hunting partner and I will probably do a couple or three short weekend backpack trips into an area we went into last spring. We saw bears but...
  10. Thread: Colorado hunt

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    Beautiful deer, sure looks wide.

    Beautiful deer, sure looks wide.
  11. Thread: boot insoles

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    The insoles that came in my Scarpa backpacking...

    The insoles that came in my Scarpa backpacking boots are excellent, when they are done I'm going to order another set from Scarpa or whoever supplies them. Within a very short time they form fit to...
  12. Thread: Steens hunt

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    Excellent pictures, interesting country for sure.

    Excellent pictures, interesting country for sure.
  13. Thread: Dream hunt?

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    Mine would be a combination Stone sheep and...

    Mine would be a combination Stone sheep and mountain Caribou fly in backpacking hunt. Northern BC since I could manage it on a fairly reasonable budget as I wouldn't require a guide.
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    Incredible bull.

    Incredible bull.
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    Some Backcountry pics From BC

    Just thought I'd share some photos from this year and last year. I didn't have any luck taking a Mule deer on any of my backpack trips, I did however have a blast and we did have a great deal of luck...
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    I just cinch everything in nice and snug on my...

    I just cinch everything in nice and snug on my internal frame pack and use it as a day pack. Works pretty good as long as I lighten up or remove the top pack completely as it tends to flop around a...
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    I just got back from a short two day backpack...

    I just got back from a short two day backpack trip in the Kootenays not far into the mountains near where I live. My hunting partner and I packed 4km into a road closure before finding a nice little...
  18. My 25-06rem shoots both Hornady 117gr SST and...

    My 25-06rem shoots both Hornady 117gr SST and Federal Fusion 120gr equally well. Both would be good for deer/antelope/bear and if you limit your range and wait for a good broadside I wouldn't...
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    I hunt elk with the same gun I use for all my...

    I hunt elk with the same gun I use for all my hunting my Tikka T3 s/s featherlite chambered in 270 win.
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    I've been backpack hunting for a few years now...

    I've been backpack hunting for a few years now and I have to say it has very quickly become my favourite hunts of the year. It adds an element of adventure and discovery to the hunt. Even a short...
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    Sorry no pictures, I don't usually take many...

    Sorry no pictures, I don't usually take many pictures while I'm hunting. I take a few if I'm successful and while I'm snacking but I seldom have the camera out if I'm hunting. Even less often do I...
  22. Thread: Pack animals

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    One thing that was mentioned at a recent Rod an...

    One thing that was mentioned at a recent Rod an Gun Club meeting I attended was that Llamas(Alpacas) and goats can both pass on disease to wild sheep populations for which they have no immunity. Not...
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    2014 Hunting Season Officially Started

    The alarm rings and as soon as I get it shut off I hear the rain. Wind driven beating rain. My 2014 turkey season has officially began, or rather been postponed for a couple of hours at least. Can't...
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    Turkey season started here in BC on April 15 so...

    Turkey season started here in BC on April 15 so tomorrow will be my first day out actually hunting. Hopefully it all comes together this year. We're allowed one bearded turkey in the spring and one...
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    We're not allowed to bait here in BC, for bears...

    We're not allowed to bait here in BC, for bears anyhow.
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