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    I use all types of calls, but the one I use most...

    I use all types of calls, but the one I use most is a Primos True Double mouth call. Raspy and easy to use. I also like two box calls. One is made by Albert Paul (Paul's Calls in Mississippi) and...
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    Sticky: I have done a lot of back pack hunting and it is...

    I have done a lot of back pack hunting and it is not for everyone. I think many people today just don't believe you can carry enough stuff in a pack to survive, let alone thrive. But for those who...
  3. I have been fortunate to hunt a lot in my...

    I have been fortunate to hunt a lot in my lifetime, mostly alone. Finding anyone who wants to hunt like I do has been difficult. The few guys I know that hunt the West won't consider going unguided,...
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    Eastmans MRS gives you the amount of public land...

    Eastmans MRS gives you the amount of public land in each unit. If you plan to hunt any western state, buy a gps unit and the Hunt GPS chip. This will keep you on public land without having to worry...
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    I have 6 points, but if I had 7 I would apply in...

    I have 6 points, but if I had 7 I would apply in one of the Red Desert Units, 57, 58, 60, 61. The only thing I don't know is how the winter has been, and whether there has been a winter kill....
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    Sheep hunting is a terrible addiction. Expensive...

    Sheep hunting is a terrible addiction. Expensive and frustrating, but there is nothing like wrapping your hands around a set of ram horns. I hunt other things because I want to hunt, but if I had a...
  7. I have hunted Alaska several times and from what...

    I have hunted Alaska several times and from what I have seen, good hunting pretty much requires going where there are no roads. That means boats, airplanes and sometimes atv's. Location is not as...
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    I used High Adventure out of Kenai several years...

    I used High Adventure out of Kenai several years ago for a moose drop camp. I was unsuccessful on the moose, but my partner and I each took a black bear. We saw several moose close to camp, but the...
  9. Thread: WY 2013 success

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    Wow man. I felt like I was there with you. Thanks...

    Wow man. I felt like I was there with you. Thanks for sharing all that. Congratulations on a great hunt. Good friends, good hunting, good country. What more could a man want. Well maybe his wife.
  10. Umpqua Hunter is right, apply in Wyoming and...

    Umpqua Hunter is right, apply in Wyoming and everywhere you can if you want to hunt sheep. Sheep hunting is not for everyone, but for those that are bitten by the bug, it is the most important. I...
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    Nice to meet you AT Hiker, I have been on the...

    Nice to meet you AT Hiker, I have been on the trail a number of times in the Smokies and hope to thru hike at some point. Section hiking may be the only way for me due to time constraints. You are...
  12. Thread: 270 or 243

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    I shoot the 270 WSM. Good for everything from elk...

    I shoot the 270 WSM. Good for everything from elk on down. Great ballistics, flat shooting and gaining popularity very fast. Just can't beat it. Plenty of ammo combinations available. Try the...
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    The bottom line is if you want to hunt, you have...

    The bottom line is if you want to hunt, you have to apply. That is the reality today. Maybe you can draw a random tag or maybe you will eventually draw on points. If you don't apply, you can't...
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    You can draw a lot of good antelope areas in...

    You can draw a lot of good antelope areas in Wyoming with 0 preference points. You can also get a mule deer tag or a general season elk tag without any points. Take a tent or sleep in the truck on...
  15. I hunted Unit 100 this year with my wife and took...

    I hunted Unit 100 this year with my wife and took a nice 7x7 bull. Couldn't get into the unit opening day or the day before because of snow, but ultimately we had a great time when it dried out. ...
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    I took a bull this year with the 140 grain...

    I took a bull this year with the 140 grain Accubond in 270 WSM. Did a good job. All of the bullets designed for elk sized game will do a good job, but not all will shoot well out of your gun. Try...
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    I have drawn a bighorn tag in Wyoming and took a...

    I have drawn a bighorn tag in Wyoming and took a nice ram. I was in the point chase from day one. I am back in it with 7 points at age 56. I don't know if I will ever draw again, but there is...
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    If you carry a tripod like a bog pod to shoot off...

    If you carry a tripod like a bog pod to shoot off of, you can get an adapter that allows you to use it for a spotter and quick change to a shooting rest. This gives you two tripods for the weight of...
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    Go with the 270 wsm. I have it in a Sako...

    Go with the 270 wsm. I have it in a Sako Finnlight. Great gun, great caliber.
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    I've been shooting a 270 WSM in a Sako Finnlight....

    I've been shooting a 270 WSM in a Sako Finnlight. Great shooter. Light recoil and plenty of ammo choices. Very flat trajectory with enough downrange power to hunt most North American game.
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    Love the fire hose pants. Great for work and...

    Love the fire hose pants. Great for work and great for hunting in dry weather.
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    I just got back from Gordon, NE, not far from...

    I just got back from Gordon, NE, not far from Chadron. The deer loss to EHD is at least 90%. I have hunted the area several times in the last few years and always had good luck. There are no deer...
  23. Thread: Nebraska EHD

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    Nebraska EHD

    For those of you who may be considering a deer hunt to Nebraska, beware. EHD has devastated the deer population in large areas of the state. Game and Fish has been reluctant to publish information...
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    Headed to the Sand Hills for the muzzleloader...

    Headed to the Sand Hills for the muzzleloader hunt. I've talked to some people out there and they say the population is stable and should be ok. This is my 4th trip to the same area. Last year you...
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    Never thought I would be saying this, but I took...

    Never thought I would be saying this, but I took my wife to Wyoming this year to hunt for elk. She turned out to be the best partner I could have asked for. When I was discouraged, she said we have...
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