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01-17-2018, 10:42 AM
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Views: 347
Posted By ironranger

Colorado draw options

A friend and I have 9 points for elk and I've been looking at different units to put in for. There isn't a lot out there for the points we have but have been looking at Unit 40 bow and also Unit 20...
01-13-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By ironranger

Hadn't really thought about that Rob as I always...

Hadn't really thought about that Rob as I always thought that later was better for mulies. I've only hunted 4 times in MT and once in WY which were both lower country hunt. I'll look at that also and...
01-13-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By ironranger

Colorado Muley 6 points

2 guys I hunt with want to use our points for muley this fall. I've been researching the net and CO website for stats and comments on units that we could possibly draw. Anyone have any input on which...
11-24-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By ironranger

I've heard plenty of stories like that but as...

I've heard plenty of stories like that but as Florida Man said it's usually elk or deer. I definitely would give them a piece of my mind to make them think about it.

A friend of mine who lives...
11-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By ironranger

Very Blessed This Fall...

Started off in September hunting colorado for elk with my bow. Didn't see alot of elk unlike my hunting partners who were running into herds but on the 4th day I called a bull into about 15 to 20...
11-24-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By ironranger

Chasing Roosters

Took a short trip to North Dakota and have been hunting SW Minnesota this fall for roosters. My springer Wiley just turned 12 so trying to focus on him this fall as much as possible. We were hunting...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-23-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 113,086
Posted By ironranger

My springer Wiley...just turned 12 in October and...

My springer Wiley...just turned 12 in October and we were in North Dakota....had camera and snapped some pix of him retrieving a rooster....
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03-20-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,097
Posted By ironranger

I've been hunting out west since around 1996 DIY...

I've been hunting out west since around 1996 DIY and just love it out there. Wish I'd started in my 20's instead of late 30's. Hunted CO, MT, and Utah thus far. Not really a trophy hunter although...
02-27-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,055
Posted By ironranger

I'm certainly not an expert at it but I've been...

I'm certainly not an expert at it but I've been getting ready for elk hunts over the years and will tell you what has worked for me. Main thing is that your upper body won't carry you over the...
12-26-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,652
Posted By ironranger

RE: pics of birds u have shoot

A few pix from this fall in North Dakota and SW Minnesota. Had a blast this fall and one more outing is planned for next week in Minnesota.

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11-22-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,467
Posted By ironranger

North Dakota/Minnesota Hunts

Started out in North Dakota in Mid October hunting with a friend and we had a great hunt. More than enough birds andjust a great trip all around. Here are some pix from that hunt.
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Forum: West
08-20-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,143
Posted By ironranger

RE: Is 243 enough for mule deer

I hunted elk with a guy on my first elk hunt and he dropped an elk with a .243. Not that anyone would recommend it but it goes to show what a well placed shot will do for ya. Good luck on your hunt!!
08-09-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By ironranger

RE: Flying with your gear?

Considering that some airlines are charging extra for luggage these days, it might not be a bad idea to at least ship your bow if you have someone on the receiving end to sign for it. When I flew out...
08-06-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,979
Posted By ironranger

RE: Pics of your favorite Elk hunting spots.

Huck, you just gotta give me some grief don't ya! Feeling the love man! Yes, I'll take that little guy off your hands. :))

Dave, filling your tag? That's Huck's department. I'm just a rookie...
07-27-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,979
Posted By ironranger

RE: Pics of your favorite Elk hunting spots.

Here are a few from last year's trip to Colorado.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/ironranger1961/PackinOut.jpg


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x249/ironranger1961/MTGoat1.jpg...
07-10-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,584
Posted By ironranger

RE: Boots for Colarado Elk Hunt

Dave, there have been some good suggestions thus far so I'll just comment on one option you mentioned. i ordered a pair of Cabelas Speed Hunters a few years ago and although I liked the boot, they...
06-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,742
Posted By ironranger

RE: How will increased fuel prices affect your hunting this year?

Still planning on heading to Colorado for archery elk again this fall if I save enough for license and gas by then. Flew last year but want to drive this year so gas (Going solo) will be the big...
06-07-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,449
Posted By ironranger

RE: Barrack Hussein Obama, a video portrait

I'll go for the lesser of the two evils which is John McCain. I don't trust government period as none of them have a backbone anymore and it's more control every day. Maybe someday a politician with...
06-02-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,250
Posted By ironranger

RE: Wolf Kill Picture

Here is an example of a typical northern Minnesota wolf caught on a trail cam that was setup at a wolf kill site. They are not to be confused with coyotes... :))
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06-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,250
Posted By ironranger

RE: Wolf Kill Picture

WWHunter, I know what you mean. I grew up in Babbitt.Tree hugger central in Ely. Biggest wolf I saw was over east of Hinckley quite a few years back. I was scouting an oak ridge and caught movement....
05-31-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,250
Posted By ironranger

RE: Wolf Kill Picture

Hey MinnFinn, I haven't been keeping up on what's going on with MN wolves as of late. My question is...why can't we act as fast as they did in the western states?? Thought our delisting was done...
05-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By ironranger

RE: Springtime...

For all of his energy he does pretty well. I can't wait till next Tuesday as I'll be going out with a friend to help him get a bird and then leaving for SW Wisconsin later that day to hunt there and...
05-01-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By ironranger

Springtime...

Just been passing the time until I leave for my Wisconsin and Minnesota turkey hunts next week. I get out quite a few mornings each spring with camera in hand just to sit, listen, and view it all....
04-10-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By ironranger

RE: I May Move to wisconsin!

We've had trouble in Minnesota with it too. It's just around metro areas where the birds aren't hunted. They get accustomed to being around people and lose their fears of humans. All the DNR needs to...
03-16-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,000
Posted By ironranger

RE: Furthest you've hunted from home? Where was home & What was the hunt?

From:Cologne, MN
To: Whitefish, MT and surrounding area
Hunt: Mule Deer
Approx: 1200 miles

From: Cologne, MN
To: Dotsero, CO
Hunt: Elk
Approx: 1000 miles
03-11-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,197
Posted By ironranger

RE: Why are hunts so damn expensive???

I've only done "Do it yourself" thus far but wouldn't mind trying an outfitted or semi guided hunt. Or even a drop camp for that matter but you are right about that Shatodavis, it's a matter of...
03-07-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,440
Posted By ironranger

RE: Is a 30-06 rifle good for all N.American game?

Very good all around. Taken a moose and two elk with it and plenty of deer. As CO Bob said, wouldn't use on a grizzly....
Forum: West
03-06-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,949
Posted By ironranger

RE: HELP!!! - Archery in Montana Threatened

Seems like it's been well documented on different forums about the problems of overcrowding in the breaks so this is a good thing. I'd rather have an opportunity for an occasional tag for bow elk...
03-02-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,197
Posted By ironranger

RE: Why are hunts so damn expensive???

TXHunter58, you are right about that. If you get a few guys going it's really not that much money. I went to CO last fall on an archery hunt and went solo which cost more. Can't recall all cost but...
02-27-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,940
Posted By ironranger

RE: "Potluck" Colorado Drop Camp Rifle Elk Hunt

I had a guy back out on me due to being accepted to an educational program a few years ago in July and I'd already bought my license (OTC bowhunt).I was asking around on another forum about...
02-24-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By ironranger

RE: colorado elk 2008 archery

What is the subject line say? ARCHERY. RDB1125 asked about either 1st or 4th week of archery season. I've only gone during the last two weeks of archery on the two trips I did and I've heard both...
02-24-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,022
Posted By ironranger

RE: The "Side arm vs Grizzly" thread got me thinking

I'd seen another encounter on Easton hunting show where the bear charged from a river bank at these guys in a raft. The guide fired a warning shot in front of bear (Hit water) and turned it. I'd seen...
02-21-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By ironranger

RE: Plan to complete the grand slam? any slams?

I want to "Slam" an arrow or bullet into a Wyoming elk this fall and maybe a CO elk as well. Other than that, just enjoying every moment I spend in the woods!! Not that there is anything wrong with...
02-09-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By ironranger

RE: South Dakota

MaxceyStrut, the Black Hills are alot of fun to hunt and beautiful country as well. I've only been out there twice but learned some from other forum members/friends. The license is $85 which allows...
02-08-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,919
Posted By ironranger

Benelli Super Nova Choke

Picked up a Benelli Super Nova and just curious if anyone has found a choke that works well with it?? I was thinking about the Primos jelly*.*, Pattern Master, or Comp-N-Choke as options. Any info...
02-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By ironranger

RE: minnesota turkey tag

Martin 4, the Minnesota lottery has already been completed. Right around the end of Deer season is when you apply for the following spring and the deadline this year was December 7th. The archery...
12-29-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,006
Posted By ironranger

RE: Dangerous Game Photos: Warning! Graphic!

People that live in Africa should've been born with eyes in the back of their heads as well!! I've read some stories by Capstick and a few other accounts where divers would go down in the river after...
12-27-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,851
Posted By ironranger

RE: Wanting to hunt Elk

Johnny2, I'd second what has been said by EKM, Shatodavis, and others that have more elk hunting experience than I have had. It is very hard work and not for everyone. Most of those I have went...
11-23-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,823
Posted By ironranger

RE: What's your dog?

I hunt grouse and pheasant (Wild birds only) with Wiley (Springer spaniel). He's my first dog and was easy to train. He has gotten better every year and this fall has really surprised me. I shot one...
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,093
Posted By ironranger

RE: Bullet selection for Austin Halleck

Thanx Don for clarifying that. Even though I've had my Austin for awhile, I'm still learning!!!
Forum: Black Powder
11-21-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,093
Posted By ironranger

Forum: Black Powder
11-19-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,093
Posted By ironranger

RE: Bullet selection for Austin Halleck

Thanx Gleason and lemoyne!! I appreciate the info.

Gleason, I'm shooting a .50 cal though so I'm assuming this would be the one I'm looking for??

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Forum: Black Powder
11-19-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,093
Posted By ironranger

RE: Bullet selection for Austin Halleck

Thanx Sabotloader and Lemoyne, I found those on the web and may order a bag to try them. Where do you order your bullets in bulk may I ask?? I was checking my Midway USA catalog but have time to dig...
Forum: Black Powder
11-18-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,093
Posted By ironranger

Bullet selection for Austin Halleck

know they are out of business but just checking to see if anyone has an Austin/Halleck and what they use for bullet?? I have tried PB's and then attempted to use Barnes Spitfires but couldn't get...
10-31-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,801
Posted By ironranger

RE: Stolen Elk

How low can a person go? I wouldn't call them hunters as they don't deserve that distinction. Hope they catch them but odds are they won't take it to a taxidermist. Maybe your friend will be blessed...
10-31-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,230
Posted By ironranger

RE: Colorado Elk Hunt: 1-2-3 Down (Part II - Packing With Horses)

EKM, good information and thank you for posting it. I'll definitely save this for future reference. Wish I had more experience elk hunting in order to answer your questions about how far and where to...
10-31-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By ironranger

RE: elk hunting

For me, it's the overall experience of planning, scouring maps, hiking hills in preparation, getting the gear ready, the trip out there, the anticipation of that first day in the woods, hearing that...
10-28-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By ironranger

RE: Headin to Colorado for the ol' mule deer hunt!

Good luck on your hunt. Haven't hunted anything other than DIY so I don't have any input for ya there. Have fun out there and look forward to pix.
10-25-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By ironranger

Second week trip-Chasing roosters

Decided to go back again this week as Mon thru Wed are my days off from work. Had great weather this time around but the birds were a little more educated. Wiley worked well and flushed alot of...
10-25-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By ironranger

First week trip-Chasing Roosters

I headed to SW Minnesota with my dog Wiley for 3 days of chasing roosters last week. It was raining hard all day that first dayand it's a good thing I have good raingear. We had a great time though...
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