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    According to the stats from last year, the most...

    According to the stats from last year, the most non-res points needed for any deer unit in CO was 18...
  2. Thread: Chili

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    I make my chili from just eyeballing the amounts...

    I make my chili from just eyeballing the amounts and to taste, but I will try to estimate it as best possible:

    2 lbs elk burger
    1 small onion diced
    1 large (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes
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    I bought my daughter a Savage 110C in 30-06 when...

    I bought my daughter a Savage 110C in 30-06 when she was old enough, but the trick was that I started her out just shooting the Remington Reduced Recoil loads (125gr bullets with less powder), which...
  4. Thread: One man bivy

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    You can get replacement fiberglass tent poles at...

    You can get replacement fiberglass tent poles at Walmart and other sporting goods stores (which I have bought and used myself). You might need to cut one down to fit your needs, but that is a good...
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    I did a solo backpack sheep hunt in 2005 where I...

    I did a solo backpack sheep hunt in 2005 where I packed in about a mile to set up camp and then hunted different directions until I finally bagged my sheep. Camping near a water source is a must...
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    I have a pair of heavy leather knee pads which...

    I have a pair of heavy leather knee pads which have a thick layer of felt on the inside which work good, and you can easily unbuckle them to take them off if you need to walk a ways. The foam ones...
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    A bit late to chime in, but I agree with...

    A bit late to chime in, but I agree with everything already listed (good binos/spotting scope, rangefinder, shooting sticks/bipod, knee pads, BLM map/GPS, large coolers with ice packs, extra gas,...
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    Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” lures big cats...

    Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” lures big cats into remote camera range. No joke. http://cougarrewilding.org/CougarNews/?p=1952
  9. Thread: 270 or 243

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    If you MUST pick ONE caliber to use for BOTH deer...

    If you MUST pick ONE caliber to use for BOTH deer and antelope and those are your ONLY 2 choices then I would say go for the 270. However, as others have pointed out, if you are more flexible with...
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    I'm mostly a meat hunter, so I'll take doe deer...

    I'm mostly a meat hunter, so I'll take doe deer or antelope or cow elk any time to fill the freezer. I used to hunt a spot that was mostly aspen trees where I have taken several doe mule deer during...
  11. Thanks for the responses. I did some more...

    Thanks for the responses. I did some more checking and it looks like the CPW is trying to flood those units with whitetail-only tags in hopes of cutting off the spread of whitetails into mulie...
  12. Whitetail around Colo Springs or Pueblo - West of I-25?

    Has anyone seen whitetail around Colorado Springs to Pueblo on the WEST side of I-25? (i.e. units 59 or 84). Any information would be appreciated. There are some new whitetail-only tags in those...
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    Here's a buck I shot a few years back the 2nd...

    Here's a buck I shot a few years back the 2nd week of Sept. Still in full velvet.
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  14. Thanks guys. I actually found my copy of last...

    Thanks guys. I actually found my copy of last years regulations today and lo and behold it is in the definitions. The national forest thing was not stipulated in previous descriptions of unit 38...
  15. Wyoming antelope unit 38/39 new change for 2014?

    I just checked the 2014 Wyoming antelope unit map, and it looks like they have combined units 38 and 39 together into unit 38. However, what is strange is that the description for both type 1 and...
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    I consider myself a 90% meat hunter and 10%...

    I consider myself a 90% meat hunter and 10% trophy hunter. My goal each year is to fill the freezer while building my preference points to eventually get drawn for a unit/ranch where I can hopefully...
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    My guess is a genetic mutation. I have seen...

    My guess is a genetic mutation. I have seen pictures of horses who are kept in small stalls and whose hooves will grow into long curls like that. However, hooves continuously grow since they are...
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    Congratulations on the bull! I did a European...

    Congratulations on the bull! I did a European mount on mine as well (which is what I do myself for all my mounts) and it looks really nice. I just got back from my 1st rifle season cow elk hunt in...
  19. I feel your pain. With 6 pref points I drew a...

    I feel your pain. With 6 pref points I drew a Unit 87 (Pawnee Grasslands) this year. After a lot of scouting on Wednesday I found a handful of decent bucks that I wanted to target on opening Day...
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    I hunted unit 48 on Sept 25 with 2 type 6 doe...

    I hunted unit 48 on Sept 25 with 2 type 6 doe tags, and the wind was screaming then. It was steady 30 mph with 50mph gusts. After blowing my first shot due to the wind I readjusted and managed to...
  21. Thread: Rain

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    I'm stuck and I can't get out!.. Poudre canyon...

    I'm stuck and I can't get out!.. Poudre canyon (Hwy 14) is closed from Teds Place to Walden, but for me to get to North Park if I could get to Laramie WY then I can come south to Walden. However,...
  22. Thread: Almost

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    Just got back from my first hunting trip of 2013....

    Just got back from my first hunting trip of 2013. Went up to the CO State Forest (unit 6) on Sunday hoping to bag some grouse. I hit all of the spots where I saw and shot grouse last year, but this...
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    No Excuses results

    Just to add my input, I shot the No Excuses 460 Gr 50 cal bullets in my T/C Hawken last year for both my CO bull moose and cow elk (90 gr 777 for both). The first shot at my bull moose was at 120...
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    Hondo, You didn't say which unit you were...

    Hondo,
    You didn't say which unit you were planning on hunting or at what elevation you will be, which can make a lot of difference. The biggest thing to deal with will be the weather. 2nd season...
  25. To add a similar story, a few years ago a friend...

    To add a similar story, a few years ago a friend and I were hunting elk in CO and he shot a small bull during the first rifle season (early October). While we were skinning it out we found a fairly...
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