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    My 70 year old dad brought the saddle horses when I tagged out on opening Day 2011.

    Packing out...
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    Mtnguide, Thanks. I'm a fan of the Decker...

    Mtnguide, Thanks.

    I'm a fan of the Decker since that is what I learned to pack on as well in North Idaho and Eastern Oregon. I had a good Teacher.

    I can make due with the Sawbucks. It...
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  4. I'll add... Hunt more. Even if it isn't a...

    I'll add...

    Hunt more. Even if it isn't a great unit, the only way to improve your hunting skills and competence is to do it.

    Establish where Hunting is in priorities. When a conflict comes...
  5. I have a 30 degree Megalite as my summer bag. If...

    I have a 30 degree Megalite as my summer bag. If moisture is a concern I have a ptarmigan bivy cover.
  6. I moved to Idaho from California in the 90's to...

    I moved to Idaho from California in the 90's to go to college. I moved back to CA but Hunting the Western 11 states has been my constant passion every year since 2005.

    I found I had to "Think...
  7. I'm hoping the best is yet to come! But so...

    I'm hoping the best is yet to come!

    But so far, killing a P&Y Tule elk on a DIY hunt is probably my biggest "animal killed" accomplishment. ...
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    I'd missed you were in Wyoming. In that case I'd...

    I'd missed you were in Wyoming. In that case I'd hunt everything you can in state, build the points for the ones you can, and do trips to places markedly different than the Mountain west. ...
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    I've seen operations where you can shoot a target...

    I've seen operations where you can shoot a target of opportunity like a bear or deer for a set amount, and I can appreciate that there is labor involved in retrieval and skinning and meat care. To...
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    Minimum altitude over BLM is 2000 ft, although...

    Minimum altitude over BLM is 2000 ft, although some landing is permitted.
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    I hunt differently with a spotting scope than without one.

    WITH- Find a Vantage point and stay there until dark. Usually to determine where I am going to go the next morning in the dark. This...
  12. Take a good look at the 290 European mount bull...

    Take a good look at the 290 European mount bull earlier in the thread. For a bull to go 300" it has got to be BIG!

    I'd shoot a 280 bull any day. When the moment comes, you just need to say "big...
  13. If the unit was close to home or I could take...

    If the unit was close to home or I could take advantage of rapid weather changes, I might choose the late season hunt.

    To this point, all of my Elk have been killed in August, September, and the...
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    Idea for a flop eared dog. ...

    Idea for a flop eared dog.

    http://ny-image3.etsy.com//il_430xN.102846299.jpg

    A stretchy neck gaiter will also work.

    Another option is to wrap with Vetwrap around the head.
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    Some nice craftsmanship. When it is all said...

    Some nice craftsmanship.

    When it is all said and done I'd be interested in a total cost and total time. I know the pleasure is in the PROJECT, but I can also understand how those Toy haulers are...
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    Peak of the Rut that Week. If you find an active...

    Peak of the Rut that Week. If you find an active scrape, hunt it in a stand. What ever works for you.
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    My personal strategy would be to prioritize my...

    My personal strategy would be to prioritize my tags. Moose first, then Elk, then Deer, then antelope.

    The draw structure will allow you to have a backup application if you don't draw. Get the...
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    I'm Familiar with that area in the northern part...

    I'm Familiar with that area in the northern part of your antelope unit, just from driving through. Saw some good pronghorn on private.

    North of the Antelope unit you would have Hotels in...
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    I've Felt that same pressure TS. The First time...

    I've Felt that same pressure TS. The First time was the year I drew a CO Antelope, Nevada Mule Deer, and a top notch late season Blacktail hunt all the same year, and all archery. I got SKUNKED...
  20. Thread: Results!!!

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    141 for deer and 91-1 for antelope

    141 for deer and 91-1 for antelope
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    I have one in Nevada. Bugger was bedded in...

    I have one in Nevada.

    Bugger was bedded in the open sage as I was looking under the rim rock. Busted me 200yds away with the light fading fast....

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    Professional Animal Scientist - I work for a Feed...

    Professional Animal Scientist - I work for a Feed company doing Sales, Formulations, Ingredient purchasing, Software implementation and support, Employee Management, and manage whatever crisis needs...
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    That distance from a trailhead is horse territory...

    That distance from a trailhead is horse territory for elk.
    UH nailed it by the numbers...
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    As an Animal Science Graduate, the Bachelor's...

    As an Animal Science Graduate, the Bachelor's Diploma just was step I had to take to become eligible for a position. The Experience and contacts I have made in the last 15 years is more valuable...
  25. Thread: DIY Resarch

    by 2rocky
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    First Step...Narrow down the hunts you can do by...

    First Step...Narrow down the hunts you can do by Season Date, Weapon, Tag availability, and success rate. Idaho has the best research tool of any state I've ever seen. The Hunt Planner.
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