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10-04-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,184
Posted By bugs11

RE: Current Elk Hunter Census: Where, What, When?

EKM,

Your hunt sounds like mine sans the livestock. The other difference is we havequite a bitmore distance to cover than you before setting up camp.

Another difference, two hunters will...
09-29-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By bugs11

RE: .204 for elk....

RRH,

How you making biscuits? Dutch oven? Just curious.

-Bugs
09-26-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,623
Posted By bugs11

RE: Best Loads for TC Omega

I have a SS laminated stock model. I've been shooting 80 grains of T7 under a 260 grain Nosler Partition HG. I've never recovered a bullet because I've always gotten complete pass through. I'vehit...
09-24-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By bugs11

RE: Mountain States Elk Hunting Opportunities, Something Wicked Your Way Comes

Millagerobert,

Don't think I' pro-wolf, but your hypothisis is based on wolves only eating elk and nothing else. I'm no wolf expert, but one would think they would eat whatever they can catch...
09-12-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,073
Posted By bugs11

RE: To dip or not to dip?

I voted no dip, cause I don't dip... but a buddy of mine does and he says it doesn't bother the deer. It's hilarious, his wife doesn't know he chews, he's always hiding his can of Cope.

Bugs.
09-12-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By bugs11

RE: Remy 870

I know two guys that have 870's with drilled and tapped receivers, Weaver bases. Both are comfortable shooting out to 100 yards with the receiver mounted scope, smooth bores, and slugs. I have a 870...
09-12-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,864
Posted By bugs11

RE: Wall tent stove question.

EKM,
Stove is a cylinder stove from Davis Tents, it came with everything, including a grate.

RuRu12,
Small chainsaw is on the gear list, along with a bow saw and small axe. 1/2 cord of oak!!...
09-12-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,935
Posted By bugs11

RE: Sleepy Cat in GMU 12?

EKM,

I agree with your analysis, the problem is I've never seen the area around Sleepy Cat. My plan is to study maps and Google Earth and make an educated "guess" as to where the elk will be or...
09-11-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,935
Posted By bugs11

Sleepy Cat in GMU 12?

For those that have hunted inCO GMU 12 around Sleepy Cat peak, how crowded is it during the first season? Are the camps stacked up next to each other? We're trying to nail down where to hunt 1st...
09-11-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,864
Posted By bugs11

RE: Wall tent stove question.

We're planning on taking 2-3 bags of charcoal. I've read if you load up the stove at night with charcoal, it will still have hot coals in the morning. We also plan on trucking out all our own...
09-08-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By bugs11

To ATV or not to ATV, that is the question.

Debating whether or not to take an ATV to CO for the first rifle. Having an ATV would save my legs a fair amount of walking and possibly packing, if I am so fortunate to connect. I would only use the...
09-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,864
Posted By bugs11

RE: Wall tent stove question.

Yep, based on Davis Tents recommentation, I installed the chimney damper. A little sooty to do after seasoning the stove.

Bugs.
09-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,098
Posted By bugs11

RE: How do you control neighbors dogs??

The story I relate involved cats and was told to me by a friend. Growing up the next farm over was overrun with cats, the old lady living there just kept feeding them and they bred out of control....
09-03-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,681
Posted By bugs11

RE: Camp food

Finnbear,

I'll be there, with a nice bottle of Merlot, fresh croissants, and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Bugs11
09-03-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By bugs11

RE: cwd concern

How about the neck meat on an elk? Is it safe to take the neck meat off of an elk or are there a lot of lymph nodes in the neck meat?

Just curious.
Bugs.
09-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By bugs11

RE: NW CO Butchers/Game Processors.

Thanks Early... that's the kind of information I'm looking for.

Bugs.
09-01-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By bugs11

RE: equipment that you can swear by???

Advil (ibuprofin), take at night after a long day of hiking, golfing, cutting wood... anything that physically is a lot more than average. Don't wait untill the next day, when you're sore. Take that...
08-29-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By bugs11

RE: NW CO Butchers/Game Processors.

:)Good, people are paying attention... so I meant NW CO. And close is a relative term.
08-27-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By bugs11

RE: Which Boots...

Check out Cabelas Iron Ridge boots. A good boot at a good price. I also like the Columbia Bugabootoo boot, it's a little lighter weight boot than the Iron Ridge, but very comfortable. Danner gets...
08-27-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By bugs11

NW CO Butchers/Game Processors.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a list of game processors in NE CO, in the Craig-Meeker-Dotsero triangle?

I’m investigating the feasibility of having a local game processor butcher,...
08-26-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,681
Posted By bugs11

RE: Camp food

Finnbear,

Where's your camp and when is dinner? Do I need to bring my own silverware and plate? I'm partial to ales, ESB Redhook or Goose Island Pale Ale will be just fine.

See you in the...
08-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,681
Posted By bugs11

RE: Camp food

Mac and Cheese with little smokies tossed in. Had that for the first time on my first elk hunt. It's a fan favorite, cheap and easy, which reminds me of somemy dates in high school.

Bugs.
08-26-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,864
Posted By bugs11

RE: Wall tent stove question.

Talked with the experts at Davis Tent regarding the importance of the chimney damper. Basically, the chimney damper in conjunction with the stove damper gives one greater control over burn rate and...
08-25-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By bugs11

RE: Getting ELKY yet?

RE: Google Earth

Skeeter,

I was showing him Google Earth and he about had an elk cow when he realized that last year they had hunted around these 2large meadows in the middle of some big...
08-24-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By bugs11

RE: Getting ELKY yet?

Let's see... Sat. I spent most of the day planning equipment and supply lists with a buddy while we burned the wall tent stove for the first time. Then last night I spent 4 hours going over maps with...
08-23-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,864
Posted By bugs11

RE: Wall tent stove question.

I'm talking about a chimney damper, round cast iron with a rod on a spring, controls the exhaust flow up the chimney. The instructions said to install in the first section of pipe, drill opposing 1/4...
08-23-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,864
Posted By bugs11

Wall tent stove question.

How important is it to have a damper installed in the stove chimney pipe? The stove, from Davis Tents, has a damper on the door; I would think that would be sufficient to control the fire in the...
08-19-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By bugs11

Down to the Bone

Curious if anyone here has purchased the CO DOW video "Down to the Bone". Is the video informative? Basically, is it worth the price? Give me your review.

I've de-boned dozens of white-tails,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-10-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,280
Posted By bugs11

RE: Gun shy dog

Here’s my experience with gun shy dogs. My first hunting dog was cocker-setter mix, a mutt that wandered onto the job site. I can still remember my boss telling me, “You take that pup home,...
08-10-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,712
Posted By bugs11

RE: Rifled slugs in the smooth bore?

sjsfir,

Day-amm... 125 and 127 yards!!! That's some shootin'. What did the recovered slugs look like?

Bugs.
08-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,460
Posted By bugs11

RE: Does anyone use a Whisker Biscuit anymore?

Best thing since sliced bread. Been using a biscuit for years.

Bugs.
08-10-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,712
Posted By bugs11

RE: Rifled slugs in the smooth bore?

"perform better than a large chunk of lead"??? I beg your pardon...

The last deer I hit with a large chunk of lead, a Federal rifled slug out of the riot gun,was at 25 yards running away. I hit...
08-10-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,037
Posted By bugs11

RE: WOW! NEW TRAIL CAM PIC

I dunno... he looks kinda puny, but given the chance I suppose I'd stick an arrow in him.

Bugs.
08-10-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,712
Posted By bugs11

RE: Rifled slugs in the smooth bore?

The reasoning from the guy at work, shoots Sluggers in his 1100 with a rifled barrel, was:
1. Rifled slugs were plenty accurate out of his rifled barrel.
2. He doesn't shoot a but handfull or so...
08-10-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,712
Posted By bugs11

RE: Rifled slugs in the smooth bore?

I have a police 870, 18" barrel, cylinder bore, and bead sight. I'm good out to 50 yards with it shooting rifled slugs. 30 yards was the longest shot I've ever had to take with it. I'd like to get a...
08-10-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By bugs11

RE: Idaho elk are confused!!!!

Let me guess... that pic was taken on Brokeback Mt.

Bugs.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By bugs11

Looking for a new target for practice.

Nothing fancy just something reasonably priced and durable for field points[:o]. My old target is shot out.

Suggestions? Anyone run across a great deal?

Bugs.
08-09-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,712
Posted By bugs11

RE: Rifled slugs in the smooth bore?

Guy at work has an 1100 with a rifled slug barrel. He shoots the cheap rifled slugs out of it and he says the accuracy is acceptable. He might only run 10 roundsthrough the 1100 tops a season. Healso...
08-09-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By bugs11

RE: Any Iowa hunters out there?

Arod,

Robert has the right idea. I believe your best chances at a big buck are during bow season. Be careful it you hunt the shotgun seasons, some of the timbers turn into war zones. Drivers...
08-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By bugs11

RE: Mathews Question?

Your draw length will stay the same. One thing to consider though, you may want to shorten the draw an inch due to clothing. I can draw 30", but with hunting clothes on, 29" is a much more...
08-09-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By bugs11

RE: Ghillie Or No Ghillie!

Ghillie suits are great to scare the be-jibbers out kids when camping. My kids school has acamp out every year for the 6th graders at a local recreation area and there's an old farm stead on the...
08-08-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By bugs11

RE: Any Iowa hunters out there?

Welcome to Iowa, unfortunately you've been horribly misinformed. Their ain't any huge, monster bucks in Iowa... that's all a myth, a pipe dream foisted on the masses by Field and Stream and their ilk...
08-06-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By bugs11

RE: Backpack List....OK??

Second the Big Agnes insulated (down) air pad, so much more comfy than a foam pad. Take a pair of liner gloves too, they're like the liner socks but for your hands and they're suprizingly warm.

...
08-06-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By bugs11

RE: Backpack List....OK??

Check out http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/311,85630_VORTEX-STX-BACKPACK.html


Vortex make Badlands packs. The Vortex STX is identical to the Badlands STX, just not camo. I picked up a 4500...
08-05-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By bugs11

RE: What did you forget?

EKM,

What's the Alaskan method? Same as the Gutless?

Bugs.
08-05-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,937
Posted By bugs11

RE: Backpack List....OK??

Wal-mart has some cheap backpack type LED laterns that take3 AA batteries and put out a decent amount of light. I picked up a few for the home, when the power goes out. Also, I've read about some...
08-02-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,522
Posted By bugs11

RE: Anyone know how to make homemade MRE's

After hunting hard for two days in the mountains and eating nothing but oatmeal, those flavored packets, and dried soup/noodle mixes I opened a can of kipper snacks. I warmed the slightly smoked fish...
07-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By bugs11

RE: In the dark?

Walking back in the dark doesn't bother me, but it certainly does make me more "aware" of my surroundings. I can appreciate why people don't like walking a dark trail at night. Couple years ago I...
06-24-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By bugs11

RE: Okay CDOW - Good Job!

EKM,

What do you do for a floor in your wall tents? Tarp, indoor/outdoor carpet, Persian rug, or just dirt?

We got a Davis 14x16 tent this year. Working on getting itghetto'd out for the...
06-21-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By bugs11

RE: Okay CDOW - Good Job!

EKM, how early do you set up camp? 1,2 days before opening day?

I'm curious as we (3 of us) are planning our first elk 1st CO rifle elk hunt. Planning on picking up leftover cow tags as I...
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