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    I just got back from trophy trout hunting and...

    I just got back from trophy trout hunting and checked in to the forum. Huntnrich, southwest Wyoming had a bad spring. It started to snow heavy in March and didn’t let up until will into May. The...
  2. Wby4life first I would like to invite you to read...

    Wby4life first I would like to invite you to read my book on antelope hunting. In the book I have a whole chapter on what I call Alpha bucks. They have a territory and after the winter will go back...
  3. Thread: First Muley

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    7200 Congrats!! Think about it that buck was...

    7200 Congrats!! Think about it that buck was probably 4 years old and learned how to go thru the hunting seasons with out getting harvest. The buck has learned the ways of hunters and gave plenty of...
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    Some hunters use the eye for judging the bases of...

    Some hunters use the eye for judging the bases of a buck. But I have found that just looking at a lot of bucks even mounted and putting your hands around the bases helps. Hunting in Wyoming and...
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    I haven't been out on the antelope ranges yet....

    I haven't been out on the antelope ranges yet. Been hold up at my place in the Beartooths working on a new mule deer book. Hope to have it done by first of the year. Will take a look in the country...
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    Hey this is Mike Eastman. Congratulations on the...

    Hey this is Mike Eastman. Congratulations on the tag. You know antelope bucks are one of the hardest big game to judge in the field. Before you head out stop at several taxidermists and check out a...
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    My old friend Duncan Gilchrist did several books...

    My old friend Duncan Gilchrist did several books on Big Horn Sheep. "Montana Land of Giant Rams" he did two books on Big Horns. Some stories and it's a unit by unit sheep break-down for Montana the...
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    I have used a Recurve for 20 years. Have had...

    I have used a Recurve for 20 years. Have had several brands. But the Bighorn I found fits me will. Harvest several big game animals with it. I shot lift handed! It's 65 at 29" started to use carbon...
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    NECoyoteHunter as you can see everyone has there...

    NECoyoteHunter as you can see everyone has there own opinion on rifle calibers. So in any of my books I don't write about that subject. I have left it up to other writers and hunters who shoot...
  10. Thread: First DIY

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    What! So you’re the one chasing all the elk out...

    What! So you’re the one chasing all the elk out of my honey hole. I guess you’re right you would have to be a bit crazy. I have lived over half of my life in the bush. In my younger days while...
  11. Thread: Mikes Knee

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    The guy down the creek had his knee done by the...

    The guy down the creek had his knee done by the same doctor and he is a doctor and he is doing great. I just think in my case I got on it to soon. Plus the doc had a bad day. But it is better as far...
  12. Thread: First DIY

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    Gee! This is my two cents. Mental Toughness isn’t...

    Gee! This is my two cents. Mental Toughness isn’t going to help you build a fire in a blizzard ten miles from the trailhead. It won’t help you if you don’t know the first stages of hyperthermia or...
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    Jordan this is my two cents. Start out with two...

    Jordan this is my two cents. Start out with two or three day trips into the backcountry. The important aspect of hunting in the bush is your equipment. Each hunter has to figure out what system and...
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    In my book Hunting Trophy Antelope DIY I outline...

    In my book Hunting Trophy Antelope DIY I outline the range of a Alpha buck. He will come back in the spring to the same country summer after summer. He is very protective of his territory. It seems...
  15. I have seen a lot of Wyoming moose. Been on over...

    I have seen a lot of Wyoming moose. Been on over 8 or 9 kills on bulls. And harvested several my self. When it comes to score the spread is part of the total B&C score. Is it 46",49", 50" or 54"...
  16. Thread: Horn Shrinkage

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    6mm Remington is right on! My hardest hunted big...

    6mm Remington is right on! My hardest hunted big game on the wall is not my highest scoring buck, but it means a lot to me. At eighteen, crossing the Snake river in a rubber raft at 20 below is a...
  17. Thread: Horn Shrinkage

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    Shootbrownelk is right on. I too have had a lot...

    Shootbrownelk is right on. I too have had a lot of personal experience with right after the shot shrinkage. I call it ground shrinkage. However just like any big game, a trophy buck antelope will...
  18. Thread: Mikes Knee

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    I waited until it was so painful that I couldn't...

    I waited until it was so painful that I couldn't sleep at night and was dragging it around. I would recommend waiting until you can't handle it then have it fixed. Its been a year and its better then...
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    I came home from the Army in 70 and a guy at...

    I came home from the Army in 70 and a guy at Jackson Hole Sports said to look at this new rifle. It was a Ruger 77 and was of course, plain Jane. I packed it around for a long time. One time a horse...
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    By the 1st to 2nd week in August they are done....

    By the 1st to 2nd week in August they are done. Some are done the end of July. By now, the prong and above the prong is grown. It seems the antelope start back to the summer range as the snow leaves....
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    Elkoholic307 I looked at one at the shot show...

    Elkoholic307 I looked at one at the shot show this winter. Its under 6 pounds even with a wooden stock and has a 22" barrel. I think one of the reasons they didn't make it in magnum is the issue of...
  22. Hey Shed first Mr. Eastmans was my Dad I'm just...

    Hey Shed first Mr. Eastmans was my Dad I'm just Mike or M H Eastman. The old maps like me are out of date. They have several ember holes from camp fires scattered on them. But Shed will keep it in...
  23. Last fall while hunting antelope I tested a...

    Last fall while hunting antelope I tested a Garmin 550t and had a chip we purchase that put the unit, private and public (State,BLM,and Forest) maps on top of each other. So I was hunting a unit I...
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    Great Wyoming Whitey! Net 150 plus is a shooter...

    Great Wyoming Whitey! Net 150 plus is a shooter in my book. I agree with wolftalonID he is shedding but looks to me like he had some lice issues. Mike
  25. Thread: Horn Shrinkage

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    Nope! It's a shell of horn type like your finger...

    Nope! It's a shell of horn type like your finger nail that's over a core of bone. Each late fall they pull of the shell and grow new once. The only big game that does that in the world. Someday the...
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