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11-05-2010, 11:34 AM
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Posted By rather_be_huntin

Congrats!! Way to adapt. Any pics?

Congrats!! Way to adapt. Any pics?
10-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Well I would leave the rakes/weed whackers at...

Well I would leave the rakes/weed whackers at home. The trick to ground blinds is to set them up in advance and let everything settle down. If you want to hunt a watering hole tomorrow, then set it...
10-22-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,549
Posted By rather_be_huntin

No but a new "drone" app is coming soon.

No but a new "drone" app is coming soon.
10-22-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Now I've seen it all....WK hangin it up. ...

Now I've seen it all....WK hangin it up.

You are doing the right thing...take some time off. Hunting is like a good woman...time away makes the heart grow fonder. Once a season starts without...
09-13-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Yes it's true that muleys can go quite a while...

Yes it's true that muleys can go quite a while without water. Couple that with the lush green vegetation in Utah right now and all the water we've had in the late summer and hunting a water source...
09-08-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 23,237
Posted By rather_be_huntin

There is certainly some truth in what you are...

There is certainly some truth in what you are saying but IMO there isn't enough difference between a bull and a cow to worry about different loads and especially worry about differentiating shot...
08-18-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Since you're such an expert a homonyms let's see...

Since you're such an expert a homonyms let's see how you are with numbers and citations:

- The moose population in Yellowstone National Park trend count shows a decrease to almost zero. (Source:...
08-18-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By rather_be_huntin

BTW just for the grammar police...it's "just...

BTW just for the grammar police...it's "just wondering whose side you're on?" Is berating others your usual way of proving a point?
08-18-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By rather_be_huntin

That's where we disagree slightly. I feel...

That's where we disagree slightly. I feel hunting is about conservation and population control as you said but it's also about tradition, friends, family bonding, and experiencing the outdoors the...
08-16-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Yeah that's what the anti's are saying too. Let...

Yeah that's what the anti's are saying too. Let the wolves in, there are too many deer an elk anyway and they will manage your game herds just fine. You make perfect sense.....just wondering whose...
08-16-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,646
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Well I guess it depends on how you define "rut". ...

Well I guess it depends on how you define "rut". Most guys classify pre "peak" rut activity as pre rut but not me. On september 4th the bulls will be tearing up trees, starting to search for cows...
08-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,936
Posted By rather_be_huntin

It really depends. It depends how much the elk...

It really depends. It depends how much the elk are calling and how they are responding. Try different things.

Early in the rut bulls may come in silent. Try a few calling sequences focusing on...
08-16-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,307
Posted By rather_be_huntin

I would have to say mountain goats. On any...

I would have to say mountain goats.

On any given day any species may feel impossible or extremely difficult, especially when you throw in trophy hunting, weather, and weapon choice. I used to...
08-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,246
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Just a thought but BT's were made to punch paper...

Just a thought but BT's were made to punch paper and have superior accuracy on smaller targets such as varmits and lighter game. So it's not a surprise the BT's are grouping tighter but if it were...
08-06-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By rather_be_huntin

I've never been a big fan of trying to call...

I've never been a big fan of trying to call muley's. You'll hear some chime in with a few things but by and large muleys are not hunted with calls. I've tried a little bit of everything from trying...
08-06-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By rather_be_huntin

:jaw: You are kidding me!!!!! I thought Idaho...

:jaw:
You are kidding me!!!!! I thought Idaho and Montana were battlefields already won.

Well I am now a card carrying member of the SSS club as of today until they are removed from the ESA. ...
08-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Unless you have some buddys living in the state...

Unless you have some buddys living in the state or Canada I would just start looking at outfitters and go that route. Boards like this can certainly help you know what tags to get and how to get...
08-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Where are you hunting? Around here...

Where are you hunting?

Around here (Central Utah) the elk will be out of velvet except a few odd balls and small bulls. The muleys will be in the process of shedding the velvet in early...
07-29-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 76,192
Posted By rather_be_huntin

The Stucky family is one of 3 family's featured...

The Stucky family is one of 3 family's featured on a show on Animal Planet called Last American Cowboy. This weeks episode showed Cal's accident and I honestly can't believe he survived that. I...
07-28-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By rather_be_huntin

What I've done in the past is call the...

What I've done in the past is call the manufacturer and ask them what bullet weight range they designed the twist for optimal performance. You will be passed around a few times but someone will...
07-28-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By rather_be_huntin

There are several factors that will play into...

There are several factors that will play into determing where to set up camp. The time of year, weather conditions, terrain, acclimation and type of hunt all play a part in that decision.

If...
07-28-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,893
Posted By rather_be_huntin

I think it's a very good thing to have your own...

I think it's a very good thing to have your own personal ethics and I applaud you for it. We have to be careful though chastising other hunters in public that are obeying the law. There are enough...
07-28-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,246
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Both will work but the 06 will give you a bit...

Both will work but the 06 will give you a bit more range and little more punch. Given the option and assuming I could shoot both relatively equally I'd take the 06.

PS - The 270 has been the...
07-26-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,965
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Right, shot placement is everything ONLY AFTER...

Right, shot placement is everything ONLY AFTER you've dealt with the other stuff like using the right caliber with the right bullet. His view is simplistic to me because he only spoke of placement...
07-22-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Cow elk in a few units will open up in less than...

Cow elk in a few units will open up in less than two weeks here in Utah.
07-21-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,965
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Those that know my posts know I've been beating...

Those that know my posts know I've been beating this drum for a while but I just wanted to respond to this portion of your post.

My father was a very simple man. Doesn't mean he wasn't smart...
07-21-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,981
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Let me start out my response by saying I have no...

Let me start out my response by saying I have no intention of an argument and only interested in "spit balling" the situation. I respect just about everyone on these boards and very much enjoy just...
07-19-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,965
Posted By rather_be_huntin

The head and neck shot is not the preferred shot....

The head and neck shot is not the preferred shot. The vital organs area is the prefferend shot IMO. I suppose I would take a neck shot under the right circumstances but admittedly I have been...
07-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Sure I understand...I hope you aren't thinking...

Sure I understand...I hope you aren't thinking that I'm saying don't use a diaphram. A diaphram is a must have and work awesome in many situations especially once that elk is in close. They are in my...
07-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

It sounds like your calling went from average Joe...

It sounds like your calling went from average Joe to very good. What if though there is yet another step up? I am by no stretch of the imagination saying I don't use a diaphram. I go through several...
07-12-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Hey CL...again I agree with this statement 100%. ...

Hey CL...again I agree with this statement 100%. This isn't how I was answering the original question though. I was basically saying "why limit yourself to one call?" That's all I was trying to...
07-12-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Sorry man I didn't mean to offend. I was really...

Sorry man I didn't mean to offend. I was really just trying to talk it out. Off the cuff you are 100% correct. I was just trying to dive a bit deeper into the subject but I sincerely didn't mean to...
07-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Good luck and let us know how it goes!
07-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

See I've heard and talked to the best in the...

See I've heard and talked to the best in the world...(I have friends that call competively. I don't feel the need to name drop)...and most I know carry several diaphrams and other calls in the field...
07-09-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Interesting. I'm not saying there is one thing...

Interesting. I'm not saying there is one thing wrong with that. I just think we just have a different view on calling.

Just to clarify if you give me a diaphram with a grunt tube I can make just...
07-08-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Wish I had something creative and exciting to add...

Wish I had something creative and exciting to add but I don't. I guess I'm going for a Utah Slam although I've never thought of it that way. I would like to eventually hunt all big game species in...
07-08-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Nervous grunt huh? Very interesting. I will...

Nervous grunt huh? Very interesting. I will have to try that sometime, thanks for the tip Paul.
07-08-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Man he's really checking out that camera isn't...

Man he's really checking out that camera isn't he? Cool pics and thanks for sharing. You may have already seen them but here is a link to some pics I posted a few weeks back. These pics were taken...
07-08-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Ok that's weird. These words were taken directly...

Ok that's weird. These words were taken directly from my post but I wasn't quoted. I'm confused?
07-08-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Sure but which one? How many reeds should it...

Sure but which one? How many reeds should it have? Brand? Color (usually each color makes a different tonal sound)?

Guys I promise I'm not trying to argue on such a silly thing but there is not...
07-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Ok. Just giving my opinion.

Ok. Just giving my opinion.
07-06-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Right and singling out that one situation you are...

Right and singling out that one situation you are correct but thats why I say there is not one "go to" call. There are just so many situations you find yourself in.
07-06-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By rather_be_huntin

True but with a shallow angle water ricochet the...

True but with a shallow angle water ricochet the bullet will retain 100% of it's weight and nearly all of it's velocity making it a very unique kind of ricochet. Ricochet's off other objects...
07-06-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By rather_be_huntin

I face the same dilemma year after after and no...

I face the same dilemma year after after and no matter what I do it's never enough.
07-06-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,296
Posted By rather_be_huntin

There is no one must have in my opinion, there...

There is no one must have in my opinion, there are too many situations you find yourself in. On one hunt sure you may have perfect conditions and get your bull 15 minutes into it but the next year...
07-06-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By rather_be_huntin

I personally like the rut. Even if you have a...

I personally like the rut. Even if you have a hard time calling in a bull because he's cowed up they will be very vocal and easier to locate and stalk. Besides if you get close enough and threaten...
06-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By rather_be_huntin

Blackelk I couldn't agree more with your post end...

Blackelk I couldn't agree more with your post end to end. People accuse some of us of arguing you need a cannon to take game. That's a stereotype put there to discredit our argument, nothing more...
06-28-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By rather_be_huntin

hmmmm......shot placement must not quite be...

hmmmm......shot placement must not quite be everything because I don't care how good of a shot you are you will never kill an elk, bear or moose with a BB gun. I think that's obvious to everyone but...
06-28-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By rather_be_huntin

I'll bite...just in case you are legit. Besides...

I'll bite...just in case you are legit. Besides this is what I would say to an anti anyway.

Hunting when done correctly is a conservation activity. Hundreds or thousands of years ago nature could...
06-27-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,028
Posted By rather_be_huntin

My dream elk hunt would be to hunt them with a...

My dream elk hunt would be to hunt them with a bow or muzzleloader (can't decide which I'd rather do more) in a trophy unit right here in my home state of Utah. The unit I'm thinking of is managed...
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