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  1. Thread: Colorado hunt

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    Beautiful deer, sure looks wide.

    Beautiful deer, sure looks wide.
  2. 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...
  3. Thread: Steens hunt

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    Excellent pictures, interesting country for sure.

    Excellent pictures, interesting country for sure.
  4. 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...
  9. 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...
  13. 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...
  21. 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,...
  24. 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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