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General Discussion / Tell Colorado what you think, again
« on: March 13, 2013, 06:11:46 PM »
This is a link to the goveners office to leave your opinion.

I made it clear I will take my out-of-state hunting money elsewhere.

Free Classifieds / AR15 magazines for sale
« on: January 21, 2013, 08:37:36 PM »
 I have a bunch of AR mags to sell.

 30 round Brownells aluminum with green followers NIW   $25 ea

 30 round  USGI Center Industries NEW with green followers $25 ea.

 Check the auctions and other boards, this is a deal.  I'll mail or meet near Olympia.
 I also drive I5 from Oly to West Seattle everyday.

General Discussion / Shipping meat from AK?
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:34:53 PM »
I'm looking for some input from folks who have had meat proccessed and shipped from AK to the lower 48. How did you go about it and costs? What should one look out for. Specifically from Fairbanks to West Wa.
 It doesn't seem cost effective to ship a whole moose on Alaska Airlines  :cheesy:

I posted this on another site and got a little feedback, just looking for different ideas.
Starting plans for next year already! YEE-HAW

Elk Hunting, / My buddies MT Bull
« on: October 24, 2012, 06:26:53 PM »
My season has been a little rough so far, the only thing I have done is a week of archery elk in MT with a buddy who lives in there. Needless to say, it was less than eventful, unless you count wolves or a forest fire and 80* temps. After waking up to thick smoke for 4 days, I pussed out, had enough. We all (3 of us) called it quits.

 My plan was to come back for the modern season and that hasn't worked out yet, work is really getting in the way.
 Anyway I get a text from my buddy who's heading back into camp. He has a wall tent set up from Sept-Nov and its there whenever we are ready. Its about a 4 hour hike in from the trailhead to camp and if somebody gets something we walk out and get the ponies, really a sweet situation.

 So he has been sending me random text calling me names because I'm not there, then there was Sunday night.

 Holy crap, I am super excited for him and in a serious bad mood for not being there at the same time. Still having issues because it looks like I'm not gonna make it back.
 But like I said, pretty darn happy for my buddy.

Elk Hunting, / Can't sleep
« on: September 09, 2012, 09:41:30 PM »
Leaving for Montana archery elk/deer on Thursday, 10 days packed into a wilderness area.
 What do you guys take when you can't sleep before you go on a trip? I'm kinda ready to go now.  :tup:

Free Classifieds / Merkel GDR Drilling
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:05:48 PM »
I have a Merkel Drilling GDR dated 4/84, made in Suhl, its chambered 16/16/7x65R.
Its in 90+ percent with strong case colors on the receiver, good bluing with a few small spots that brings the percentage down. Very nice checkering with great wood and gorgeous arabesque scroll engraving. Cocking indicators for both shot barrels and the rifle barrel, double triggers and the rear is a set trigger for the rifle. Tang mounted flip up rear sight that cocks the rifle. Boxlock with Greener crossbolt and double locking lugs.
Looking for $4500 but will consider trades on QUALITY firearms. I'm in Olympia.

Deer Hunting / Land owner tags??
« on: December 25, 2011, 05:19:52 PM »
Thinking about doing 3rd season landowner tags in Colorado this coming year. Never done it and haven't read to much about them. Anyone on here ever do it or have any expeience with LO tags anywhere.
 What to look out for?

General Discussion / The blackies are going nuts around here
« on: November 09, 2011, 10:20:06 PM »
Man the Blacktails must be in full rut right now. I saw 2 awesome bucks today and couldn't get pics of either.  :bash:
  The 1st was in downtown Steilacoom of all places just moseying across the road, he had to have been 105- 110" and the 2nd one totally blew me away. I have a few good bucks in my area but hadn't seen this guy before. Standing in my back yard starring at my goats was a perfect 4x4 that has to be close to 120"
 Gonna set up the cams tomorrow.  :cheesy:

General Discussion / This was fun today
« on: November 08, 2011, 09:57:51 PM »
Got the 3 kids to help cut and wrap.  :cheesy:
surprised the heck out of me when they agreed.

General Discussion / Lost my camera
« on: October 21, 2011, 07:27:09 AM »
 I know this is a long shot , but I lost my Lumix FZ18 on the 16th or 17th in the backcountry of central cascades.
 I keep my camera on top of the load and I think I took it out to dig some water out and left it.  :sad:

Loosing the camera sucks, loosing the pics on the camera REALLY sucks.

Elk Hunting, / Montana Elk part 1 .........part 2 added
« on: September 10, 2011, 01:42:49 PM »
 I took off for Montana way early, Monday the 29th. Season didn't open until the 3rd, but I wanted to hook up with my buddies, help pack camp in, see some of the local sights and scout before the opener. I got there on the 30th, met up with old friends and started making some new ones  :tup:
 We did  a little shopping and got a tour of the area.

 The 31st we pack camp in and set up the tent, then rode out. Herd the 1st bugles that night from my buddies house which is only 20 minutes from the trailhead!!

In the afternoon of the 1st we hike back in, not a total nutbuster hike, but takes a couple of hours to get into the wilderness area and we are 8500'.

 On the 2nd I spent the day scouting and trying to learn the area, this is the 1st year any of us have hunted here, including th guy who lives down the road.
In the evening we saw bulls sparring across the valley, probably 1500 yards away and a days hike through some pretty serious country. Closer we watched a small 5x5 going crazy in a wallow, looks like the rut is on!

 The opener (3rd) was slow, it warmed up a bit and we didn't see or hear anything. The 4th and 5th were the same but warmer, seems summer wasn't done yet.
 We went from freezing nights to starting out in Tshirts in the mornings. Seemed to stop the rut also  :sad:

 On the 6th my buddy walked right into a rag 5 and they both were shocked to see each other.  :laugh: no shot there.

  The 7th started out good, saw two small mulies on a ridge I have been hunting, one of them (in range) was about a 20" buck, safe from me.
 As I moved up the ridge, I saw my buddy putting the moves on something so I just sat to see what he was doing. He had moved into a couple of bulls and I couldn't see them. He miss-judged the distance and missed just low.  We went and found the arrow, clean.
 I spent the next 9 hours (until dark) sitting on an apperent unused wallow.

 A small front moved in the night of the 7th, cold and rain and my hopes were up, by morning of the 8th it was back to the warm weather. We went back to where he missed the bull the previous day hoping they were dumb enough to come back and nothing.
 Throughout the hunt so far, if we had any action it was 1st thing in the morning and then I spent the rest of the day in the timber, which is impossibly thick and loud, or napping. I hadn't actually seen an elk since the 3rd and my buddy had seen 3 raghorns and had his miss. We talked about hiking out for the night, doing a little laundry and getting a steak (freeze dried everynight). On our way up the hill to camp, where we are going to pull out for a day, he decided to glass one last ridge and there were 4 bulls and some cows (the 1st cows of the trip)!! One of the bulls looked to be well over 300" too! If we were rifle hunting, these guys were only about 400yards, but it tooks us  an hour to just get on the same hill. We hike up to a point where we could see th elk ahead of us about 90 yards to he moved under them and around to stay out of the wind.
 As he did that I set up in an area I thought they would go if he blew them out. I didn't think both of us stalking at the same time was a good idea.  After forever I heard him shoot and the elk did exactly what I thought they would, coming down the hill right at me, EXCEPT they stepped into the trees right before my shooting lane and stopped!
 I was 30 yards from 2 bulls and all I could see were their racks! I just sat in one spot and let them walk away, as I was afraid my buddy had arrowed one of them and didn't want to push them out if that was the case, I just layed low. I waited about 10 minutes and started moving up the hill to find Kyle. I came up there and saw a huge grin, he had nailed one at 25 yards, it went 30 yards and piled up.  :tup:
 Decent bull  :cheesy: never saw the big guy again.

Archery Talk / Rage broadheads?
« on: August 07, 2011, 10:26:48 PM »
Anyone ever try them?  I picked up a practice pack and they fly pretty awesome, but I'm a little concerned with how tough they are or aren't.
 I have been having major issues with tuning my bow to my broaheads, been to 2 shops and everyone is just scratching their heads.
 Long story short, my bow is shooting field points great, so I'm going to try expandables.
 I just want to hear if anyone has experience with them.

Guns, Ammo and Reloading / Kimber Montanas shoot like crap
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:18:30 PM »
Or at least I have read that a 100 times on other hunting forums.     :grin:

 I've been working on loads for my 7WSM Montana using the 160gr Nosler Accubonds and I think I'm getting close.
 2875fps with a standard deviation of 12.

 I never had super high expectations considering the weight of the rifle, but this is good.  :tup:

Elk Hunting, / Getting excited on a up coming hunt!
« on: July 17, 2011, 09:31:37 PM »
 Hunting season has been sneaking up on me, probably because of the lack of summer weather.  I've been getting ready, shooting the bow, hiking the hills, the ones without snow anyway  :shocked:, and this weekend I tried a couple of freeze dried meals I have never had to make sure they are edible.  :cheesy: Then really hit me today how close it is.
 Heading to Montana to hunt elk for a couple of weeks, riding in on Sept 1st and coming out about the 17th.  Camp will be at 8500'
 Anyway I just broke out "Backcountry Bowhunting" to re-read for a little motivation.

Seem like season has snuck up on anyone else?

General Discussion / OK to shoot your suppessor
« on: April 11, 2011, 05:29:11 PM »
I don't have a link, But I hear the suppressor bill that legalizes the use of suppressors was signed by the gov. today.
 The progun laws are far and few between, but this is a good one, now I don't have to drive to Oregon anymore.  :cheesy:

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