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Forum: Bowhunting
04-19-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By Bob H in NH

Same guy as other thread, pulling up ancient...

Same guy as other thread, pulling up ancient threads to advertise
Forum: Bowhunting
04-19-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bob H in NH

So how many noticed someone pulled up a 16 year...

So how many noticed someone pulled up a 16 year old thread so they could advertise for free?
04-14-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bob H in NH

I pull ribbons on public land. Tacks I used to...

I pull ribbons on public land. Tacks I used to use pre-gps, but so do others! Tacked into a spot on PA on a hunt in a place we'd never been, funny part was two days later when I went to use that...
01-19-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Bob H in NH

I'd apply with your main tag if possible. ...

I'd apply with your main tag if possible.

There may be some well into summer/early fall, but don't count on it. I had a friend this fall come out for one of the units with an outfitter, where most...
12-01-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Bob H in NH

I grew up in MA, moved to NH for 25 years, now in...

I grew up in MA, moved to NH for 25 years, now in WY.

between 12 gauge and .30-06 you are 100% covered for everything in the lower 48 with the possible exception of grizzly. I hunt everything...
12-01-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bob H in NH

Type 1 is usually "any antelope" (buck or doe)...

Type 1 is usually "any antelope" (buck or doe) available entire area. Type 2 is usually "private land only". I know 23 is mostly private land. this CAN VARY BY AREA!

WY site has a "hunt planner"...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-25-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Bob H in NH

There's a few other things I've started doing,...

There's a few other things I've started doing, some maybe just luck/coincidence, take all with a grain of salt:

- In a stand bowhunting I MUCH prefer to shoot standing, so I slowly stand as soon...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-19-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Bob H in NH

If you can't move, you can't shoot, simple as...

If you can't move, you can't shoot, simple as that.

Try to move slow and smooth - pretty much everything in the woods moves, especially if there's breeze.

Keep in mind, if you can see their...
09-25-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Bob H in NH

I have one for bowhunting, they do work, at least...

I have one for bowhunting, they do work, at least to introduce doubt to the pronghorns!

I was out one afternoon this year, peeked over a rise to find 10 staring back at me, ducked down, put the...
09-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bob H in NH

One thing to check is off the shelf bullet...

One thing to check is off the shelf bullet availability. It's not the same everywhere.

Any of .243, 257, 25-05, 7mm08 will work great.
07-22-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bob H in NH

Step 1: Apply for a job (look in Sheridan and...

Step 1: Apply for a job (look in Sheridan and Buffalo in this area, or other larger cities/towns (Gillette, Casper, Jackson, Cody, etc) Keep in mind teh wind/weather is VERY different by driving...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-16-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By Bob H in NH

At archery ranges unless you are on a really...

At archery ranges unless you are on a really STEEP hill, they will be very close.

On the thoery side, you want the TBR. Actual distance is your eye to the target.
07-16-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bob H in NH

Down the road in Buffalo, yup, deer are...

Down the road in Buffalo, yup, deer are everywhere around here, only outnumbered by pronghorn! Just the road between Buffalo and Sheridan you'll see tons. I am amazed at the "lines" between WT and...
06-24-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By Bob H in NH

Maybe he's hoping to use this as an excuse to buy...

Maybe he's hoping to use this as an excuse to buy a new toy! When he asked he was hoping you'd back that up. So saying his existing gun, or you could loan him one, both are "bad" as he doesn't get...
05-13-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,641
Posted By Bob H in NH

My experience last year in WY, granted I didn't...

My experience last year in WY, granted I didn't do much homework, was in an easy to draw unit, where there's limited public land (hey we had just moved here and I found a few large blocks - what's...
Forum: Bowhunting
04-15-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By Bob H in NH

Legality aside (between battery and the barbs),...

Legality aside (between battery and the barbs), does the force needed to pull it out of the arrow reduce penetration any?

I'd also be concerned with it staying in the deer on a poor hit leading to...
03-24-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Bob H in NH

The one I need to figure out is elk or moose. I...

The one I need to figure out is elk or moose. I see lots of moose where I elk hunt and would love to learn to differentiate before I start chasing down a moose!
02-17-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By Bob H in NH

For success, antelope. Grab yourself some doe...

For success, antelope. Grab yourself some doe tag(s) in addition to the buck and go have fun. The hunting is about as relaxing as can be and you can set some guidelines to add/remove challenge. ...
02-13-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,641
Posted By Bob H in NH

Why assume there's logic? ;) States control...

Why assume there's logic? ;)

States control the hunting regulations, some states set an age some don't. WY obviously decided that 12 is the age it takes to be mature/old/big enough to hunt. ...
02-12-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,641
Posted By Bob H in NH

Learning a lot from living here now, this is a...

Learning a lot from living here now, this is a BIG state. True some areas of WY are getting slammed this winter, some aren't. I live in Buffalo (Antelope areas 102 and 16), we had zero snow until a...
02-11-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,145
Posted By Bob H in NH

I look at it slightly different from most here....

I look at it slightly different from most here. It all depends on what the goal of going on the trip is. Is it to get a moose (or whatever), or have an experience to look back on and smile. Yes they...
01-31-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Bob H in NH

Point creep is driven by supply/demand so how...

Point creep is driven by supply/demand so how would you suggest fixing it? The more hunters that apply the higher the points creep goes.
01-31-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Bob H in NH

There are a couple of LARGE BLM areas North West...

There are a couple of LARGE BLM areas North West of Gillette (BTW Gillette is NE Wyoming!)

Contact F&G or the WY FG site, they list some landowners willing to let you on. They may have some...
12-30-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,371
Posted By Bob H in NH

Possible sign of improving economy, more people...

Possible sign of improving economy, more people have more money so outfitters are filling up.

At this point I would be cautious of any outfitter who ISN'T booked for the coming season
Forum: Bowhunting
12-02-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bob H in NH

They blow when nervous. I have blown back and...

They blow when nervous. I have blown back and then the curiosity gets the best of them and they might come closer. As long as they didn't see, or smell, you
11-25-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,338
Posted By Bob H in NH

Wife and I just moved to WY, hunting was a big...

Wife and I just moved to WY, hunting was a big part of the reason, so far this year, freezer has 4 antelope (rifle) and 2 deer (bow). She has exactly 50% of those filled tags. Girl is deadly with bow...
11-06-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,222
Posted By Bob H in NH

Sounds to me that he isn't into hunting but...

Sounds to me that he isn't into hunting but killing and him killing is all that matters. That's not a hunting friend. I've had one like that, actually came as a friend of a friend. He always got mad...
10-21-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,641
Posted By Bob H in NH

Jake, you said you used 3 points to draw, some...

Jake, you said you used 3 points to draw, some areas will not work like that, where I Moved to no points to draw and people are everywhere first week. I bowhunted before gun season and routinely had...
09-24-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,892
Posted By Bob H in NH

Elk? I think I know what they look like, haven't...

Elk? I think I know what they look like, haven't seen one, or heard one, one bow week left, then a 2 week break for gun to start. Talked to other hunters all saying it's been quiet. Have seen a...
09-20-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Bob H in NH

I've been twice, with an outfitter. Routine was...

I've been twice, with an outfitter. Routine was drive, glass, hike/stalk, shoot, gut and get back to truck, shove ice bags into body cavity, get to processor by end of day. worked fine, but made...
09-20-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By Bob H in NH

Still have a scar on the back of my leg from...

Still have a scar on the back of my leg from crossing one as a kid bird hunting, on a hill, with snow. Lead foot slipped, barb went through pants and into leg. Took me a while to get off that!...
08-28-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By Bob H in NH

Do you have a place to hunt? 23 is very much...

Do you have a place to hunt? 23 is very much mostly private
Forum: West
07-29-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,384
Posted By Bob H in NH

Bud Love? Plan on elk hunting there for cows...

Bud Love? Plan on elk hunting there for cows this fall!
Forum: Bowhunting
07-29-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Bob H in NH

Always have a break, to cold after hunting to go...

Always have a break, to cold after hunting to go outside and shoot!

When I start up again I focus on form. I know where my bad habits sneak in, so I try to get infront of that, that allows...
07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,036
Posted By Bob H in NH

You have to live here for a year to be a resident...

You have to live here for a year to be a resident for tags! Wife and I have been here since March and we have all non-res tags (2 antelope, 1 deer, 1 elk each). Went all doe/cow as it's much cheaper...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-28-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,687
Posted By Bob H in NH

Search EBay, Craigslist etc, for something like a...

Search EBay, Craigslist etc, for something like a Bushnell 400, works great for archery.

A low tech option if in the same tree all the time. Pre-measure in a couple of directions, put a marker...
Forum: West
06-25-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,384
Posted By Bob H in NH

Wife and I moved to Buffalo in March, so we are...

Wife and I moved to Buffalo in March, so we are here, but don't know much about area yet. Sheridan is a bit north, about 40 minutes by car. I know there's BLM up there due to having OnX, there are...
06-25-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,728
Posted By Bob H in NH

Wife and I moved to WY in March, so still have to...

Wife and I moved to WY in March, so still have to do non-resident tags, we decided it's an "all girl" season to learn how to do this on our own, no guides.

We each drew:
- 2 doe antelope
- 1 doe...
05-15-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,774
Posted By Bob H in NH

Settled in our new WY house, so here's the plans:...

Settled in our new WY house, so here's the plans: We aren't WY residents for a year for hunting/fishing, so, we are going doe/cow tags!

August-Sept: Archery antelope. trying to sneak up on one...
04-30-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By Bob H in NH

Wow, if you want to draw USA hunters to your...

Wow, if you want to draw USA hunters to your outfit, you might want to have someone proof read the advertisement!
04-19-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,603
Posted By Bob H in NH

sharp one! Shorter is actually better in my...

sharp one! Shorter is actually better in my view, when you reach up into the neck to cut the windpipe, that's when I am most likely to cut myself, so smaller is better for maneuvering
04-19-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bob H in NH

i have called in three deer, one buck, one doe ,...

i have called in three deer, one buck, one doe , one not sure.

Shot a buck that was passing at 100 yards, flipped the can call over and he changed direction, every time he wandered in the wrong...
03-29-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,284
Posted By Bob H in NH

Don't underestimate the effect of hunting...

Don't underestimate the effect of hunting pressure, on public land, lots, on private land, not nearly as much. A guide can get you on private, unpressured land. For example, I've used a guide in WY...
03-21-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Bob H in NH

We've moved away from taxidermy, and more to...

We've moved away from taxidermy, and more to pictures taken in the field. We do have 4 antler mounts (whitetail, elk, 2 antelope) and a big mulie my wife took. Just pictures moving forward
02-25-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,774
Posted By Bob H in NH

My plans took a drastic sideways path, will be...

My plans took a drastic sideways path, will be hunting from August - Dec (?) in WY, deer, antelope, elk, pheasant, duck, geese. Why? We are moving there! Start driving out in 2 weeks. Still...
02-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Bob H in NH

based on last years resuilts on the pref point...

based on last years resuilts on the pref point draw:
- 25: 0 points about 70% chance
- 56 1 point 50%, <1 0
- 113: 0 points, 3%, < 1 100%

After that you are in the random draw, so it's random.
02-12-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bob H in NH

Have you seen Polar Bear, musk ox etc.? WOW

Have you seen Polar Bear, musk ox etc.? WOW
02-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Bob H in NH

If they aren't big on guiding bowhunters, bowsite...

If they aren't big on guiding bowhunters, bowsite won't have much.

Google is your friend, just google the name and see what comes up.
02-11-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bob H in NH

If you are going super slam, hope you have a bank...

If you are going super slam, hope you have a bank account larger than most 23 year olds (and most older folks!)

Good luck.
01-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By Bob H in NH

I try to always step down onto the stand. Let's...

I try to always step down onto the stand. Let's you apply pressure slowly.
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