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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...
  2. 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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    Anyone been out for spring bear yet?

    The season started here on April 1 and runs until June 30 so I have plenty of time, at least that's what I'm telling myself now. I haven't had time to get out at all with all the spring projects I...
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    If you ever get the feeling that maybe you should...

    If you ever get the feeling that maybe you should put the chains on, do not ignore that thought, stop and put them on. That was my big lesson from last years' hunting season. Luckily it only cost me...
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    On our packtrips we always look for the water....

    On our packtrips we always look for the water. Preferably a high alpine lake with cutthroat for afternoon fishing with the bonus of fresh fish for supper. If not a creek or spring will do. Sure saves...
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    For me anything I would shoot on the last day of...

    For me anything I would shoot on the last day of the season I will shoot on the first. If it's a legal animal and I have a tag and it gives me a shot into the freezer it will go. The antlers only end...
  10. I have no desire to hunt grizzly bear, polar...

    I have no desire to hunt grizzly bear, polar bear, or walrus. The cost involved in even a DYI bison hunt(on draw here in BC) is too high for me, it's a true winter hunt in a fairly remote area. I'm...
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    Since I use a 270win and find it does the job I'm...

    Since I use a 270win and find it does the job I'm sure the 325wsm will be very effective as long as you can put the bullet where it needs to go.
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    For those colder weather late season backpack...

    For those colder weather late season backpack hunts where my Klymit Static V air mattress is not adequate(cold/frozen ground) I have ordered the Thermarest Trail LIte. Still packs up somewhat small,...
  13. If your camping is done primarily in warmer...

    If your camping is done primarily in warmer weather the Klymit V will do the job nicely, it really only begins to be a problem in colder temperatures. I will be purchasing a new Thermarest Hiker...
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    I made the switch from a softer hunting boot to a...

    I made the switch from a softer hunting boot to a much stiffer style backpacking boot(Scarpa) and wish I had done it years ago. Much better support and less fatigue.
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    I have an Alps Mountaineering Vertex 2 tent with...

    I have an Alps Mountaineering Vertex 2 tent with footprint, Northface -7c bag, Klymit V sleeping, pad, Primus Ti stove, 8x10 Siltarp from MEC, Katadyn Hiker pro filtration pump, Tikka T3 Featherlite...
  16. I spend way more time hunting each year just as...

    I spend way more time hunting each year just as day trips. I live surrounded by mountains and crown land so I just pick my spot for the day and away I go. My love of hunting and the outdoors is just...
  17. Thread: .270 for elk

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    I carry a 270win for most of my hunting including...

    I carry a 270win for most of my hunting including elk. I shoot 150gr Federal Fusion and they worked perfectly on the two antlerless elk I was lucky enough to draw tags for. I have yet to put a bullet...
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    My hunting partner and I plan on getting out on a...

    My hunting partner and I plan on getting out on a couple of backpack trips into some the lower elevation drainages for spring bear here in BC. It'll be good to get out and hike the hills, try some...
  19. Thread: New to Eastmans

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    Thanks MWScott72 for all the info. It probably...

    Thanks MWScott72 for all the info. It probably makes more sense to just do as Musket Man suggested and do a walk in style hunt, as you say this limits me somewhat but still gives me the style of hunt...
  20. Thread: WY 2013 success

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    Now that is a great hunt and an excellent tale.

    Now that is a great hunt and an excellent tale.
  21. Thread: 270 or 243

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    [QUOTE=Ghostrider6;74367]Joseph, Getting ready...

    [QUOTE=Ghostrider6;74367]Joseph,

    Getting ready to pick one of them up. Any issues with the trigger?

    I've had no issues with the Tikka at all. I've had it for 8 years now and it's been on...
  22. Thread: New to Eastmans

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    Thanks for the information Musket Man, a decent...

    Thanks for the information Musket Man, a decent walk in area with the opportunity to camp would be just fine, not all of my pack trips have to include mountains. In fact as I'm quickly becoming...
  23. I should also have mentioned also that the size...

    I should also have mentioned also that the size of the Klymit V really impressed me and for warmer weather camping/backpacking it is great it's only real downside is when the temperatures start to...
  24. I use one, the Klymit Static V(the green one) and...

    I use one, the Klymit Static V(the green one) and they are very comfortable and light under certain conditions. When the ground is frozen or snow covered they become somewhat uncomfortable. You have...
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    I've used the Alps Mountaineering Vertex 2 for...

    I've used the Alps Mountaineering Vertex 2 for two seasons now. So far it's been a very good tent for the price. I've used it into late October here in British Columbia through some pretty heavy snow...
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