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11-19-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By EKM

?? :s8: :nonono2: Some good responses. ...

?? :s8: :nonono2:

Some good responses. Glad to see that not all areas saw the marked drop in participation that we witnessed when it comes to "away from home/remote elk hunts." For those of...
11-17-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By EKM

??? Thus what?

???

Thus what?
11-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By EKM

Elk Hunters Down 50%?

In my area outside Craig, Colorado it appeared the recession took quite a toll on the number of elk hunters... probably only about 50% as many hunters as usual in the camps along the road.

For...
10-05-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,068
Posted By EKM

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

Elk hunters!
** Where are you headed this year? (for some of you this could have already happened this Aug. or Sept.)
** What season are you hunting (include a month)?
** What's your camp...
10-05-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,068
Posted By EKM

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

Rifle season in September..... wow.
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Elk hunters!
** Where are you headed this year? (for some of you this could have already happened...
10-04-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,068
Posted By EKM

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

Elk hunters!
** Where are you headed this year? (for some of you this could have already happened this Aug. or Sept.)
** What season are you hunting (include a month)?
** What's your camp...
10-04-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,068
Posted By EKM

RE: Elk Poll:Where, What, When?

Elk hunters!
** Where are you headed this year? (for some of you this could have already happened this Aug. or Sept.)
** What season are you hunting (include a month)?
** What's your camp...
10-04-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,068
Posted By EKM

Current Elk Hunter Census: Where, What, When?

Elk hunters!
** Where are you headed this year? (for some of you this could have already happened this Aug. or Sept.)
** What season are you hunting (include a month)?
** What's your camp...
10-03-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 23,742
Posted By EKM

RE: Spider bull has been killed

Yes, however, if he had been squirreling away all his time doing that sh!t, he wouldn't have the $63,000 for the tag.... he might be the po' johnny six pack hunter, but he wouldn't have the money for...
10-03-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,067
Posted By EKM

RE: Elk Rifle "Hunters"/Spider Bull

Dop,

I would generally agree that successful archery hunters are better hunters than rifle elk hunters, they do have (elk) rut behavior in their favor which is no small thing.

The belief...
09-30-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,810
Posted By EKM

RE: chuckhawks opinions credible or not?

Getting paid for your opinions may not make you an expert; however, it does make you a professional.
09-30-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By EKM

RE: .204 for elk....

Horses lined up?
09-30-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By EKM

RE: .204 for elk....

Given the number of big game hunters we have here, it is surprising how many of them do not appear to eat while on hunting trips.... either that or for most, the extent of eating is: breakfast at...
09-29-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,920
Posted By EKM

RE: BIG BULL DOWN!

I'm thinking if I just spent $63,000 for an elk tag, then I'm going to make sure I get my money's worth and I'm not going to leave much to chance. Kinda like a well planned commando raid: good...
09-28-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,920
Posted By EKM

RE: BIG BULL DOWN!

A little balance would probably be helpful.

The $63,000 gained by the state's department of wildlife will go much further towards the enhancement of the species than 10 tags sold to "A-Okay...
09-26-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By EKM

RE: .204 for elk....

Yep, it is getting close, starting to pack up to avoid the "week of departure" crunch. Filling propane, loading up the elk trailer, freezing the water jugs in the upright freezer (in the elk...
09-25-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By EKM

RE: .204 for elk....

Payaya, Cajun Boil, Steaks (on the grill), beer can chicken (on the grill), chicken cordon bleu, chicken under a brick (on the grill), blackened fish (cast iron pan into the grill on high until black...
09-24-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,371
Posted By EKM

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

Our great grandfathers and grandfathers had how to handle wolves figured out a long time ago.
Too bad the government had to screw up an effective plan.
Now they are the poster child for the...
09-23-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,103
Posted By EKM

RE: Why are the Magnum elk hunters the bad guys???


Better you saying that than me!

It's true.
09-22-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,103
Posted By EKM

RE: Why are the Magnum elk hunters the bad guys???

BB,

Both were a call to those who play their elk game a certain way and provided an arena for both to express themselves.

One thing for sure, if you don't qualify your thread up front you...
09-18-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By EKM

RE: ELK OUTFITTERS

State?
Season?
Weapon?
Price Range?
09-17-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By EKM

RE: Recoil Management Training..

I appreciate a "go get'um" attitude, it goes a long ways towards accomplishing a lot of things. Sounds like a seasoned elk hunter.
That said, as one starts moving up into the "thumpers," IMO the...
09-16-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By EKM

RE: Recoil Management Training..

Correct, though I would recommend hearing protection with a 22LR.

Especially if you are sighting in off ofa bench rest, I'd recommend plugsAND muffs. Not only does it do a superb job of reducing...
09-16-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By EKM

RE: Recoil Management Training..

Correct

Correct.

IMO, physical strength or conditioning to "take a beating" are not required. Being tough and durable certainly don't hurt but is not a requisite. On the other hand a...
09-16-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By EKM

RE: Recoil Management Training..

The above is certainly true, though going to the far, far extreme to make a point muddies the issue somewhat.
The question is how to best manage the recoil of the friskier cartridges.
The...
09-15-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By EKM

RE: Recoil Management Training..

Most folks rely upon the"school of hard knocks" and/or the "just take it" approach, IMO an almost sure fire spiral into "recoil sensitivity" except for the hardiest of souls....

The "is it...
09-14-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By EKM

RE: What for?

Speaking for me personally:

Zip ties for attaching carcass tags.
We also use different colored zip ties to identifyownership of bagged quarters (which also include backstraps and...
09-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,115
Posted By EKM

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the...
09-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By EKM

RE: Any trees fall on anybody, yet?

Always gotta be careful where you stand.

Always gotta be careful when the wind blows.
09-12-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,632
Posted By EKM

RE: Wall tent stove question.

If burning coal, then make sure you have a coal grate in the bottom of your stove.
09-12-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,751
Posted By EKM

RE: Sleepy Cat in GMU 12?

Don't know about Sleepy Cat; however, I can say from my experience that a lot of camps close together along a roadgenerally means you are in the right locale, the remaining question is when you leave...
09-11-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,115
Posted By EKM

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

It is a matter of choice:
Some flip sticks to take elk.
Others use primitive muzzleloaders
Others use more "populist" rifles.
Others like using a "tour de force."

I cannot recall...
09-10-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,115
Posted By EKM

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the...
09-10-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
2 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
3 - 7mmRemMag
1 - 308 Win
6 - 30-06
5 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
09-09-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By EKM

RE: Colorado Archery season!

A late rut, Mmmmmm.... lets hope they keep "dragging it out."
Hopefully they will still be in the tail of the rut on October 11th,
The Colorado opener forfirst season-rifle only-elk only.

...
Forum: Guns
09-08-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By EKM

RE: push feed or mauser action?

Got both.
Prefer CRF.
09-08-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By EKM

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

If they are legal in your selected area and you can study and follow the rules, then it is 100% your call. Remember your "trip to the edge of the hunting area" may be right thru someone else's...
09-08-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
2 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
3 - 7mmRemMag
1 - 308 Win
3 - 30-06
4 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
09-08-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
1 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
1 - 7mmRemMag
3 - 30-06
3 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
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09-07-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - Assorted BS Weapons, Military multi-ton equipment, etc.
1 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmWSM
1 - 7mmRemMag
3 - 30-06
2 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
---
09-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,951
Posted By EKM

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Sounds like YOU may be best served by the more moderate cartridges that you can better handle.
Dangerous business however taking what works foryou and then make a blanket statement applying it to...
09-07-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,951
Posted By EKM

RE: Are bigger cartridges really better?

Just about any time one starts out with "you people" you've pretty much already lost the discussion.

Nonetheless, in answer to your question, for me personally, it is the summation across a...
09-07-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmRemMag
3 - 30-06
1 - 300WinMag
1 - 300 RUM
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09-07-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

RE: What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Favorite "populist" elk rifle:

1 - 270 Win
1 - 7mmRemMag
3 - 30-06
1 - 300 RUM
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09-07-2008, 07:51 AM
09-06-2008, 03:25 PM
09-06-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,115
Posted By EKM

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management and know how to shoot competently.... "What is your favorite "elk hammer?"
By "elk hammer" I'm not talking about the...
09-06-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,182
Posted By EKM

What is your favorite "populist" elk cartridge?

Just got back from an elk scouting trip up past Steamboat Springs. Looks we need a more "fair"thread so everyone can participate, so here you go.

No wrong answers here, anything and everything...
09-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,115
Posted By EKM

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

Those two were corrected a page ago, so hopefully you can get over it now.


Go to the first post of the first page where the mention of Barnes (which most people probably don't understand) has...
09-03-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,115
Posted By EKM

RE: What's your favorite elk hammer?

Fair enough, so adjusted. In the other case though it was 180 gr. TSX out of a 300 RUM which is a different story.

For folks who have actually taken elk and aren't whimps on recoil management...
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