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05-07-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By mac266

mule deer rut 2021?

There used to be a feature on this web site that showed the rut for various animals. I specifically remember consulting it when I was hunting white tail deer in Virginia back in 2010. But I can't...
10-05-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By mac266

I could have reached out and touched 3 whitetail...

I could have reached out and touched 3 whitetail does when I had a buck tag, but I didn't want to spook them and any bucks that might be nearby :)
09-25-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By mac266

Big Horn Sheep / Mountain Goat

I've been accumulating points for both Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep (there are no points in Colorado for Desert Big Horn Sheep), and Mountain Goat. But I have no idea how to hunt them. I'm middle...
09-16-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By mac266

The most experience I have with turkeys is...

The most experience I have with turkeys is watching hunting shows on TV and YouTube.

I guess the big thing is, where to start? It's mostly merriam's turkey out here, at least according to the...
09-15-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By mac266

need a turkey mentor in Colorado

I'm a middle-aged guy, and have been hunting all my life. But I've never hunted turkeys and want to! Colorado has both spring and fall seasons. Let me know if you're willing to get me pointed in...
09-15-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By mac266

What about muzzleloader season? I think most...

What about muzzleloader season? I think most folks are only going out to about 100 yards with one (at least that's all I do). Colorado does not allow scopes, breech loaders, pelletized powder,...
09-15-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By mac266

use a decoy for pronghorn antelope?

I've hunted pronghorn antelope a few times and am generally successful. But I've seen places selling a decoy that looks like a buck pronghorn. Someone told me you hold this thing in front of you...
09-14-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By mac266

2020 muzzleloader season report

So there I was…

…There is a game management unit near Divide, CO where I have been trying to get a deer hunting license for the past 15 years. This year I finally drew a doe deer tag during...
10-19-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By mac266

I actually don't prefer the meat all that much,...

I actually don't prefer the meat all that much, but a beef butcher about an hour from my house makes the best sausage!!! I had this entire animal turned into sausage :) :) :)
10-17-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By mac266

Colorado pronghorn

http://i65.tinypic.com/v7xtom.jpg

Whelp...the story goes like this:

Given that I'm working two jobs and volunteering with BSA, I just don't have enough time to devote to hunting like I want. ...
10-16-2017, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By mac266

That's a big boy!

That's a big boy!
10-11-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By mac266

I agree pronghorn is a great beginner's species...

I agree pronghorn is a great beginner's species -- beginner hunter, that is. You still have to be an excellent marksman. Yesterday I filled my tag at 200 yards, and it's the CLOSEST pronghorn I've...
04-05-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,057
Posted By mac266

Deer, 70 yards. Antelope, 300 yards.

Deer, 70 yards.

Antelope, 300 yards.
12-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By mac266

Hmmm...ground blind. I hadn't thought of that. ...

Hmmm...ground blind. I hadn't thought of that. Can you make some recommendations? Cabela's has them anywhere from $150 to $650. Do you get what you pay for, or is there something that has better...
12-01-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By mac266

tree stand advice

I've been hunting for over 25 years, but I've never used a tree stand. Now my little guy is nearing the age when I'll take him hunting with me. Given that he is only 9 years old (at least 10 by the...
09-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By mac266

Colorado SWAs for waterfowl?

Has anyone ever had any good luck hunting the SWAs in Colorado? Which ones have good luck? The two near Hugo are within driving distance of me, but I'd go farther if I had to.
08-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By mac266

I have lived here for 13 years and never knew...

I have lived here for 13 years and never knew about the great deal leftover tags are. I just assumed that if I didn't draw in the area I wanted, I was hosed. Someone cued me to look at the list,...
07-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By mac266

Trade for a modern gun?

Trade for a modern gun?
01-02-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,626
Posted By mac266

I stayed in a tent on the side of the mountain...

I stayed in a tent on the side of the mountain and froze my nuts off. The elk hunting was atrocious except for the guys on horseback. The horseman were able to go farther up and farther in than any...
01-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,626
Posted By mac266

I used to hunt 67 for elk, 3rd season, and used...

I used to hunt 67 for elk, 3rd season, and used to practically trip over deer down low. I haven't been down that way in about 5 years, but I think you're on the right track. Heck, they used to walk...
12-27-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By mac266

It's been awhile, if this rifle is still...

It's been awhile, if this rifle is still available please contact me via PM.
12-27-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By mac266

What's the deal with posters not responding???

It only happens on this forum! I reply to a gun for sale ad, and the OP fails to reply. I send him a PM and get nothing. How rude.

Seriously, if you sold it elsewhere or don't like the offer,...
12-25-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By mac266

Sent you a PM. Merry Christmas!

Sent you a PM. Merry Christmas!
12-21-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By mac266

^^ I don't think you read or fully understood my...

^^ I don't think you read or fully understood my post.

1- It's an Army RESERVE station.

2- It was my "home-away-from-home."

3- They only allowed permanent party to hunt every day of the...
12-21-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By mac266

To the OP: Go to Walmart or any sporting...

To the OP:

Go to Walmart or any sporting goods store. They will have a big rack of that year's hunting laws, usually in pamphlet form, for the type of game you're hunting (big game, small game,...
12-21-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By mac266

Ummmmmm.....source? I live in Colorado and study...

Ummmmmm.....source? I live in Colorado and study the big game manual each year to stay on the right side of the law, and I've never heard of anything remotely like this.

ALL deer tags are done...
Forum: West
12-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,747
Posted By mac266

The new firewood cutting area (by permit) is in...

The new firewood cutting area (by permit) is in 511. When I was cutting firewood I stumbled across more deer than I know what to do with, so I'm putting in for muzzleloader season in 2014.

Does...
12-20-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By mac266

There is an Army Reserve installation about two...

There is an Army Reserve installation about two hours south of San Jose, CA known as FT Hunter Liggett. It was my home-away-from home for 3 years, but they only allow permanent party to hunt there,...
12-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By mac266

My brother is an archery hunter (I'm a...

My brother is an archery hunter (I'm a muzzleloader / rifle guy), and uses climbers. After speaking with him he agreed with most of you, that I should start with a good climber. I'll probably take...
12-19-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By mac266

What a confused young buck.

What a confused young buck.
12-19-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By mac266

tell me about tree stands

I've been hunting for years, but I've never invested in a stand. I'm thinking I might improve my chances of success if I do.

Let me know if I'm thinking correctly: I think my first stand should...
12-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By mac266

Hey are you a professional guide? I recall...

Hey are you a professional guide? I recall having been activated by the Army Reserves in 2010 and you and I talked about going goose hunting once I got back to Colorado. Well, I'm back!
12-16-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By mac266

Out where I live even the snow is flammable. ...

Out where I live even the snow is flammable. Forest fires are definitely a concern here (was missed by 1/4 mile this summer!). There is no way I'll ever even use tracers at the range, let alone in...
12-14-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By mac266

^^^ I'm sure there is, but they do that to avoid...

^^^ I'm sure there is, but they do that to avoid jamming up hunters. You simply can't tell the difference from 300 yards, even with a quality scope. If you arrested every hunter for shooting the...
12-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By mac266

Got my antelope!!!

This was Colorado's late season doe only. Does are defined as anything with antlers under 5" and no black cheek patch. Why? Some does develop tiny antlers and younger bucks don't have a black...
Forum: Guns
08-19-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By mac266

Dude???????? At least reply and say you're...

Dude????????

At least reply and say you're not interested, but ignoring me is just plain rude.
Forum: Guns
08-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By mac266

Hey buddy I sent you a PM.

Hey buddy I sent you a PM.
11-26-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By mac266

I think he's crazy, too. It's been my...

I think he's crazy, too. It's been my observation that any buck will rub any tree in his territory.
11-24-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By mac266

It's currently one SUCCESSFUL RAM hunt per...

It's currently one SUCCESSFUL RAM hunt per lifetime, but ewes are unlimited. It's still a multi-year wait to get a ewe license. If you get a ram license and blow it, it is possible to get another...
11-23-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,689
Posted By mac266

While we're on the topic of licenses, check your...

While we're on the topic of licenses, check your state's regulations. I've hunted in 4 different states, and in each state, one must buy a new license every year (unless they have a program for...
11-21-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By mac266

Most sporting goods stores sell paint that is...

Most sporting goods stores sell paint that is specifically designed for decoys. Use one of those, NOT your old house paint, Krylon, etc.
11-21-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By mac266

fox trapping advice

Thus far I've only trapped small pests to remove them from my property -- "pocket gophers" dig holes that could injure our horse.

BUT, I liked trapping enough to invest in a trap large enough for...
11-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By mac266

They might be spotting you, or something about...

They might be spotting you, or something about your decoy spread that spooks them. Are your deeks facing into the wind? Poorly painted? Are you camouflaged well?
11-20-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,317
Posted By mac266

I checked out Thompson when I was temporarily...

I checked out Thompson when I was temporarily stationed in DC, but decided on Phelps. There are a LOT of hunters in both places, especially on the weekends, but I bagged a small buck on opening day....
11-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By mac266

Colorado = 1 deer per year. Licenses will...

Colorado = 1 deer per year. Licenses will specify whether it's a buck or doe tag, and you only get ONE, not one of both. I put in for deer this year but didn't draw ANY license.

Virginia = up to...
11-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By mac266

Chokes always depend on what you're doing and how...

Chokes always depend on what you're doing and how far away you'll be shooting. The rule-of-thumb for the "happy medium" choke is modified.
11-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 729
Posted By mac266

Where to goose hunt in Colorado?

I'd like to find two things regarding goose hunting in Colorado:

1- I'd like to go once with a reputable guide / outfitter.

and

2- I'd like to branch out on my own.

Where do you guys...
11-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,952
Posted By mac266

Look like someone else doesn't know what he's...

Look like someone else doesn't know what he's talking about. And yes, the buffalo was undoubtedly dead on its feet, but my friend didn't know it. He thought he had missed the first four times, and...
11-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,952
Posted By mac266

Yes, exactly. He is a good rifleman, plus a...

Yes, exactly. He is a good rifleman, plus a buffalo heart is rather large.
11-15-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,952
Posted By mac266

I have a friend who did this because his .45-70...

I have a friend who did this because his .45-70 was off at the gunsmith. He shot the buffalo five times before it succumbed, thinking he had kept missing. This shocked him because he is a decent...
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