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05-11-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,445
Posted By tatonka

You're correct...I haven't been around baiting as...

You're correct...I haven't been around baiting as it is illegal in Montana. I did hunt Saskatchewan a couple years back where they bait.... Not much came in other than does, fawns, and little...
05-11-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,445
Posted By tatonka

Yup...everything you are saying is absolutely...

Yup...everything you are saying is absolutely true. As a Game Warden you are obligated to enforce every law on the books regardless of whether you agree with them or not. Wouldn't a food plot draw...
05-05-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,445
Posted By tatonka

The age old debate... baiting is illegal one...

The age old debate... baiting is illegal one place, but perfectly legal someplace else. In some states it's legal on private land, but not on public land. You can plant an apple tree and hunt over...
03-17-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By tatonka

Montana FWP .. Just a Little Rant

I guess I just need to vent a little... In December I wrote a letter to our F&G dept. about the hunting pressure on whitetails in our area... The state sells unlimited "Over the Counter" tags for...
03-02-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By tatonka

Thanks for the suggestions! I don't really need...

Thanks for the suggestions! I don't really need another shotgun for upland birds as I already have a couple. What do you all suggest for ammo for a slug gun?
03-01-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By tatonka

Recommendation for a shotgun for deer hunting

I'm finding more and more landowners who are only allowing archery/shotgun/muzzleloader hunting around here (Montana). I'm considering a shotgun with a rifled barrel, but really don't know much...
10-23-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By tatonka

GPS Recommendations

I'm looking for a new GPS. I currently have a Garmin Oregon 650t, but would like one with a larger screen.. I pretty much just use it for identifying landownership (I have the program for...
07-12-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,574
Posted By tatonka

That's true for sure... I record the shows I...

That's true for sure... I record the shows I like and FF through all of the commercials. I watch very few deer hunting shows....seen one deer killed from a tree stand, you've seen them all.. ...
07-11-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,574
Posted By tatonka

Hunting Shows On TV

I enjoy most of the hunting shows on tv... Some are terrible, but some are pretty good. Having said that, I wish I could reach out and tell every producer that we don't need to see guys check...
12-30-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,809
Posted By tatonka

All are great rounds for whitetails. You might...

All are great rounds for whitetails. You might want to consider the 30-06. There's a much wider range of bullets available so if at some point in time you were to hunt something other than...
12-08-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,665
Posted By tatonka

You missed my point... Yes, I did just go to SK,...

You missed my point... Yes, I did just go to SK, but I didn't buy a farm, lease land, lock everyone else out, etc. If I had my own farm, planted food plots, used every gadget under the sun, etc....
12-08-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,665
Posted By tatonka

I hear you. I'm a "Vermont guy" too, although...

I hear you. I'm a "Vermont guy" too, although I've lived in Montana for the past 41 years but I was born and raised in Salisbury. Lots of great memories growing up there...hunting camp, little...
12-08-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,665
Posted By tatonka

Whitetail Craziness

I think the Whitetail World has gone just a little crazy. These days we have more posted signs than hunters, people are buying and leasing land faster than Donald Trump can fire people, and on and...
12-02-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By tatonka

Well, one thing I learned is that sitting in a...

Well, one thing I learned is that sitting in a little box from daylight to dark for 5 or 6 days straight hoping a good buck steps out is not my cup of tea... Live and learn. It really wasn't any...
12-01-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By tatonka

No trail cams were put out...His reasoning was...

No trail cams were put out...His reasoning was that he didn't want to have hunters fighting over where to sit and thinking he was showing favoritism... My thought was BS..... All he would have...
12-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By tatonka

Saskatchewan 2018

Well, I just got back from Saskatchewan.... I've always wanted to give it a try so decided to go this year. In a nutshell, it was Saskatchewan 1 and me 0. I'll try to recap how it went. As you...
09-27-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Seems like the older I get, the less judgemental...

Seems like the older I get, the less judgemental I've become. A few years back if someone had mentioned a high fence hunt I probably would have told them how it wasn't hunting, it was just killing,...
09-16-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

This all peeked my interest so I contacted a...

This all peeked my interest so I contacted a couple of preserves and asked for references. I tried to keep an open mind about the whole topic. It was interesting talking to these folks. I only...
Forum: Optics
09-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By tatonka

Binoculars: Swarovski 10X42 EL vs Leupold 10X42 Gold Ring HD

When I buy a pair of binoculars, spotting scopes, etc. I usually narrow the choice down to 3 or 4 and then try them all and keep the ones I like best and return the others. I've been looking for a...
09-03-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

A good friend has a small reservoir he stocked...

A good friend has a small reservoir he stocked with perch several years back. It is no more than 4 acres or so. To keep the perch population from exploding he also put in a few Northern Pike. ...
08-29-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By tatonka

Fred Bear's 10 Commandments of Hunting

Good advice...

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08-28-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Good point for sure. With today's technology...

Good point for sure. With today's technology (trail cams), it's a whole lot easier to know where big bucks exist. How many people would hunt as hard as they do on any property if they didn't...
08-28-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

I've also read about a study where something like...

I've also read about a study where something like a mile square enclosure was fenced off and they collared a buck and turned a hunters loose and it took them hours and hours to even see the deer. ...
08-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Well, I think probably the antihunters have more...

Well, I think probably the antihunters have more than started seeing animals killed on preserves... Just turn on the tv to any of the hunting/fishing channels and you're going to see animals killed...
08-27-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Have you ever hunted a high fence operation? ...

Have you ever hunted a high fence operation? Just curious.. I never have and only know one person who has. We can guess and speculate what a high fence "Hunt" or "Shoot" (take your pick) might be...
08-26-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Maybe hunts on preservers (any preserve....deer,...

Maybe hunts on preservers (any preserve....deer, birds, or whatever) might be more accurately described as a "Shoot" rather than a "Hunt". That's what they do in Great Britain with their driven...
08-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By tatonka

It's not just a cultural thing in MI and...

It's not just a cultural thing in MI and WI....It's that way in many states...probably most of them. In Montana they have separate regulations for people who were born here who move out of state and...
08-25-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

I agree... I think the preserve deer would be...

I agree... I think the preserve deer would be less of a challenge but I've never done a preserve hunt so I'm just guessing.

Thinking about these high fence operations, deer farms, etc. I've often...
08-25-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

You make some good points... Few things are...

You make some good points... Few things are more controversial than the different aspects of hunting. Start talking to most any hunter (or non-hunter) and your going to get opinions on what...
08-25-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By tatonka

Yup...some states are like that but in others...

Yup...some states are like that but in others non-resident tags are limited and people have to enter a drawing for them. From what I've read in Iowa it takes a few years to just draw an archery tag....
08-24-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

High Fence operations exist because there are...

High Fence operations exist because there are people willing to pay to shoot animals there.. Why? I can't answer that as I'm the last one who will ever figure out human nature and what drives...
08-24-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By tatonka

I believe he's talking about drawing a tag as a...

I believe he's talking about drawing a tag as a non-resident in SD, not as a resident.. Non-residents have to draw in Montana as well...
08-24-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

So, when you sell your rifles and go fishing will...

So, when you sell your rifles and go fishing will it be in a stocked pond? :sign0004:

More seriously, I hear you but I'm old and grew up when hunting was pretty much entirely about the hunt,...
08-24-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Yup...there are a lot of factors and opinions on...

Yup...there are a lot of factors and opinions on issues like this. Yes, deer can leave a 200 acre lease (or land you might own), but except for the rut why would they if they have good cover, food...
08-23-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,763
Posted By tatonka

Smile Free Range vs. High Fence

Yup, a very controversial issue but I've been thinking about it lately (thinking about the difference between the two). For what it's worth, I've never hunted anything behind a high fence and...
08-16-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 35,211
Posted By tatonka

Wow!!! It might be fun to book a hunt with this...

Wow!!! It might be fun to book a hunt with this nut case just to have some good stories to tell!!! I mean, who has ever gone on a hunt with so much excitement and drama as the folks posting here. ...
08-15-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,843
Posted By tatonka

A man can't have too many guns.. too many girl...

A man can't have too many guns.. too many girl friends, yes....too many guns, no. :barmy: More seriously, my Dad loved the .270. He got me a 30-30 for my first deer rifle but when I saved up...
Forum: Optics
08-14-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,529
Posted By tatonka

I'm a little late getting in on this, but when I...

I'm a little late getting in on this, but when I was looking at spotting scopes I ordered 3 from Cabelas to try out. I told them I wanted to compare them and send back whichever ones I didn't want. ...
07-20-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By tatonka

Yup.... I hear you. And with the way...

Yup.... I hear you. And with the way information flies across the internet these days with outfitter reviews, forums, etc. a bad outfitter or one who stretches things just a bit too much won't be...
07-20-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By tatonka

I understand what you're saying. The thing is...

I understand what you're saying. The thing is to pass on a 65" moose in hopes you might find it the next year or a couple years later is a long shot at best. It's not like passing on a 140"...
07-16-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By tatonka

I find it very hard to believe that they would...

I find it very hard to believe that they would require a hunter paying big bucks to pass on a 65 inch bull. I call BS on that one. I'm sorry, but I just don't buy it. Saying something like that...
07-15-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,084
Posted By tatonka

Well, I usually hunt whitetails, but here's a...

Well, I usually hunt whitetails, but here's a muley I killed up along the Saskatchewan Border a few years back. Here in Montana we can only kill one buck per year. It can be either a whitetail or...
07-14-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By tatonka

If money were an issue, I'd book a hunt with one...

If money were an issue, I'd book a hunt with one of the outfitters in Northern B.C. along the Yukon Border.......the moose can't read maps and they don't know whether they are a Canadian Moose or an...
06-04-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By tatonka

Take your time and do your homework.... Looking...

Take your time and do your homework.... Looking at the different outfitters offering hunts, talking to them, talking to people who have hunted with them, etc. is half the fun. Be sure to talk to...
06-02-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By tatonka

I think any of the ones you are looking at are...

I think any of the ones you are looking at are good outfits.. I've looked at all of outfitters in the Yukon, NWT, and BC for Mountain Caribou. The way information travels over the internet these...
Forum: Other Areas
05-14-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By tatonka

Ouch....that's a lot of money to get horns, etc....

Ouch....that's a lot of money to get horns, etc. back.. Maybe I'll just do another trip to Canada and chase a moose around.... Only costs me the gas money to get the meat and horns back from...
05-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By tatonka

My brother in law messaged me from Jackson Hole...

My brother in law messaged me from Jackson Hole asking why the elk still had their antlers...that was earlier this week. So, a bit late but there's probably a reason for it.
04-16-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,385
Posted By tatonka

That's a tough one. Like most folks, I love...

That's a tough one. Like most folks, I love hunting whitetails and that's still what I mostly hunt. I've killed elk, antelope, caribou, and moose. From those I've hunted I'd have to give the not...
04-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,873
Posted By tatonka

Best state or best province can be subjective...

Best state or best province can be subjective depending on what a person wants out of a moose hunt. For me personally it's about the area (how scenic and wild it is), the size and number of moose...
Forum: Other Areas
04-05-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By tatonka

Thanks... What did it cost to ship your antlers...

Thanks... What did it cost to ship your antlers home?
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