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    There's no magic pill guys . . . The fact remains...

    There's no magic pill guys . . . The fact remains that our wildlife resources are finite (some in decline, like moose and mule deer) and no matter which way you slice it there are only limited...
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    We use a 14x16 and it's a few hours with a couple...

    We use a 14x16 and it's a few hours with a couple guys to do it right and not trying to break any records.
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    You received some good advice earlier. Pick one...

    You received some good advice earlier. Pick one and go hunting.
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    By applying for a coveted trophy tag, your not...

    By applying for a coveted trophy tag, your not putting a "down payment". There's no guarantee of ever drawing. And, no one's doubling the price of the tags, they'll just be fewer of them available....
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    I'm guessing that's the reason for the change, as...

    I'm guessing that's the reason for the change, as well as saving wardens from having to patrol different seasons. After Oct 14, lots of guys just moved over the hill.
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    Should help spread the hunting pressure out.

    Should help spread the hunting pressure out.
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    I ran into a 6 pt. bull bugling last month. Had...

    I ran into a 6 pt. bull bugling last month. Had three with three cows with him.
  8. Do yourself a favor and carry a garbage sack....

    Do yourself a favor and carry a garbage sack. Once quarters are separated and put in game bags, use the sack to line your pack. The white compactor bags are a good choice since they don't absorb as...
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    That is some amazing luck drawing tags.

    That is some amazing luck drawing tags.
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    Odds are already trashed, especially for...

    Odds are already trashed, especially for residents. From better than 50% to teens in just a few years.
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    If you have time to devote to the area it can be....

    If you have time to devote to the area it can be. It can also suck. Lots and lots of tags given out make the area not much different than a general tag on public land. Lots of elk, but lots of...
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    There's no reliable way to figure that out. I...

    There's no reliable way to figure that out. I can't imagine any accurate figure that would account for availability of public land, individual hunter choice, and time of the season.

    A better...
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    Regardless of opinion on whether the change was...

    Regardless of opinion on whether the change was good or bad, the hunts are not as attractive anymore for a guy who's been building points for one of these hunts. I agree that the tags are still...
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    In general, the earlier in September the better...

    In general, the earlier in September the better for finding deer in the high country. They are still in a summer routine and easily patterned. The further into September you get, the more they start...
  15. Not Wyoming. It's too cold and it's too hard to...

    Not Wyoming. It's too cold and it's too hard to decide where to hunt. . . .
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    Lots of winter range southwest of Douglas. ...

    Lots of winter range southwest of Douglas. Mostly private land.
  17. Typically they will start in December. The...

    Typically they will start in December. The earliest I have found a fresh one is around January 1st. It had just come off. If there is significant snow, which there typically is in moose ranges,...
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    [QUOTE=ScottR;124349]If you pitch a floorless in...

    [QUOTE=ScottR;124349]If you pitch a floorless in the right spot water won't come in. Just like a floor will get soaked through if pitched in a depression.

    You can also pitch them steep with tent...
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    This would be about the best advice you could...

    This would be about the best advice you could get. A shorter and longer one is a good idea. One for separating muscles and smaller pieces and a longer one for bigger stuff and filleting sinue off of...
  20. DON'T use stain! Get some wild antler magic and...

    DON'T use stain! Get some wild antler magic and follow the direction. Works well.
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    I have savage 110 in 30-06 I put a bell and...

    I have savage 110 in 30-06 I put a bell and Carlson stock on and epoxy bedded. You should be able to lighten the trigger a bit by adjusting the the screw and possibly by replacing the trigger spring...
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    I can't speak to that model. I have an older...

    I can't speak to that model. I have an older Sako 75 Finnlight in 300 wsm. Accurate, light, dependable . . . It has earned it's keep supplying for the dinner table, pert near a member of the family...
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    In my experience they don't like sheep. Sheep,...

    In my experience they don't like sheep. Sheep, cattle, what have you, all "human interference" . . . And, as was mentioned above, even the most migratory herds have deer that stay down . . .
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    I think weather effects them essentially the same...

    I think weather effects them essentially the same as far as basic needs of food, water, and shelter. Mule deer just happen to have a larger range typically.

    Mule deer that migrate distances have...
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    Colorado has more mule deer habitat than any...

    Colorado has more mule deer habitat than any other state, and far more than most states. Colorado doesn't have a general deer hunt, and they make you pick a season. Just to name few things. . .
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