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12-12-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By npaden

Thanks for the comments. Of course I've...

Thanks for the comments.

Of course I've remembered a few things that I forgot to include originally.

Final total on the GPS from the time we rode out until we got back to the trailhead was...
12-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,642
Posted By npaden

We finally got to the trailhead a little after...

We finally got to the trailhead a little after 9:00 PM. My friend Mike and Zeke’s wife had texted my satellite messenger asking when we were going to be at the trailhead, but we had told them that...
12-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,642
Posted By npaden

Part 2 So back to the story. I mentioned it...

Part 2

So back to the story. I mentioned it a little bit in my first post, but after an adventurous pack in and getting camp setup, my friend Mike wasn’t feeling too good and skipped out on our...
12-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,642
Posted By npaden

2014 Wyoming Elk Hunt - VERY long!

Like my Mountain Goat hunt, this is a hunt that has been several years in the making as well. Iíve been building preference points in Wyoming to be able to draw a Limited Entry hunt for 4 years now....
10-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By npaden

Thanks for the comments everyone. I've been...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

I've been playing around with the videos some and have uploaded a couple that I took through the spotting scope. Of course I didn't get my digiscoping setup...
10-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By npaden

2014 Wyoming Mountain Goat Hunt!

I've read and heard said quite a few times that the hardest part about Mountain Goat hunting is drawing the tag. While in many ways that is in fact true with the dismal odds that there are to draw a...
08-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By npaden

I'm interested. PM Sent.

I'm interested. PM Sent.
12-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By npaden

Must haves... A knife, some bags and my backpack....

Must haves... A knife, some bags and my backpack.

The Piranta is awesome for skinning, but I still like a regular knife for deboning. I also like a little pocket sharpener, gloves make clean up...
12-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,965
Posted By npaden

deernutz, saw your post over on hunttalk with...

deernutz, saw your post over on hunttalk with your bull. Nice one. I shot my bull of a lifetime this year in Wyoming. Just found out last week that he made book. Had him officially scored at 372...
12-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,965
Posted By npaden

I guess I'm on Team 4 now. Last weekend I...

I guess I'm on Team 4 now.

Last weekend I was able to get out and do some hunting on my property here in Texas. A cold front was coming in and I thought I would get out there and stick it out and...
11-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By npaden

Took a lot of restraint, but I passed on this guy...

Took a lot of restraint, but I passed on this guy Friday afternoon. Really neat 8 point with dark antlers and white tips and big time curve in at the tips.
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11-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By npaden

Congrats elmoughler! We are supposed to have...

Congrats elmoughler!

We are supposed to have a cold front coming in on Thursday and I think I'm going to try to make it out this Friday and Saturday and knock one down.

#1 on my hit list:...
11-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By npaden

Team 7 - Total = 1. 11. elmoughler - Indiana...

Team 7 - Total =

1. 11. elmoughler - Indiana
2. 30. dman4505 – Iowa
3. 62. FIREEMT1271-North Louisiana/West Texas
4. 54. Peakrut – WI
5. 55. Backwoods13 - ohio No Show
6. 65. npaden - Texas...
10-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By npaden

Looks like we have all but one checked in. I...

Looks like we have all but one checked in.

I struck out on my New Mexico hunt. I didn't have very high expectations going in and it didn't even live up to those low expectations. Didn't see a...
10-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By npaden

I'm heading out in the morning for a couple days...

I'm heading out in the morning for a couple days to try to shoot a New Mexico mule deer. The season is for 5 days, but I spent 5 days last week trying and failing to shoot a New Mexico bull elk so I...
10-10-2013, 07:22 PM
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Views: 1,089
Posted By npaden

Very nice!

Very nice!
10-10-2013, 06:27 PM
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Views: 1,343
Posted By npaden

I'm Nathan, 45 years old. Live in Lubbock,...

I'm Nathan, 45 years old. Live in Lubbock, Texas.

I'll be hunting mule deer in New Mexico on a 3rd choice tag that I probably won't be very picky on.

I own 160 acres here in Texas and have a...
10-10-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By npaden

Team 7 check in

Well, I keep waiting for someone else to start a Team 7 thread, but no one has so I will get it started.

Team members in bold are checked in.

Team 7 - Total =

1. 11. elmoughler - Indiana...
10-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By npaden

2012 Pronghorn back from the taxidermist

Got my 2012 Wyoming pronghorn back from the taxidermist. Always a fun day to get it home and get it on the wall. I think it turned out great.
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10-02-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By npaden

Thanks again for the comments and congratulations...

Thanks again for the comments and congratulations everyone. I'm still on cloud nine!

I got my blog updated with the rest of my hunt including my friend Mike's bull that he shot on day 3 of the...
09-30-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,943
Posted By npaden

50. Robs71100 – IL 51. BB Outdoors – WI 52....

50. Robs71100 – IL
51. BB Outdoors – WI
52. Nys-buckstalker - Delaware county, New York
53. Golfpro261 – WI
54. Peakrut – WI
55. Backwoods13 - ohio
56. kelton smith - massac co il - livingston...
09-27-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By npaden

VERY successful Wyoming Elk Hunt

Well, I'm still a little in shock over being able to take such a tremendous animal.

My goal on the hunt was to shoot a legal bull and I now am looking at a 60 day dry period before having him...
12-04-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,408
Posted By npaden

I was out this past weekend. Only got to hunt...

I was out this past weekend. Only got to hunt Saturday morning.

Pulled the trail camera pictures and turns out I was a few days behind schedule for this buck. Picture was taken 3 days earlier...
11-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,408
Posted By npaden

Passed on a 2 1/2 year old 6 point and either a 2...

Passed on a 2 1/2 year old 6 point and either a 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 year old 10 point with really short tines this weekend.

Not much activity although I did see one buck chasing a doe pretty hard. ...
11-01-2012, 12:04 PM
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Views: 6,408
Posted By npaden

Opening day is Saturday for me. Hopefully I see...

Opening day is Saturday for me. Hopefully I see my #1 buck or even a better one!
10-22-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,408
Posted By npaden

We still have 3 folks that haven't checked in...

We still have 3 folks that haven't checked in with just over a week before the deadline so I think we could put a pretty safe bet on there being an opening on the team for WV_Hunter's son.

Looks...
10-17-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,198
Posted By npaden

I'll vote .300 WSM stainless synthetic in...

I'll vote .300 WSM stainless synthetic in anything other than Remington 700.

I have a Browning A-Bolt stainless stalker in 7mm Rem Mag and it has done everything I've asked of it for the last 5...
10-05-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,408
Posted By npaden

Not 100% sure if I'll be hunting my normal spot...

Not 100% sure if I'll be hunting my normal spot in New Mexico or not for mule deer this year, but I have a few decent bucks showing up on trail camera on my place here in Texas.

This one is...
10-04-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By npaden

Very nicely done. Sounds like the hunt of a...

Very nicely done. Sounds like the hunt of a lifetime.
10-01-2012, 06:03 PM
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Views: 1,540
Posted By npaden

Like you said, probably both good packs. I...

Like you said, probably both good packs.

I like my eberlestock J34 just fine. Had it 3 years now and packed out parts of 5 elk (over 1/2 of each of them) and 2 large mule deer in mine and it did...
09-24-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,646
Posted By npaden

Missouri Breaks Bighorn Sheep tag in Montana. ...

Missouri Breaks Bighorn Sheep tag in Montana. The auction tag went for $300,000 this year.
09-24-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By npaden

Thanks for the comments guys. Struck out...

Thanks for the comments guys.

Struck out on the elk hunt, but my friends son got a 6x5 that I got to help pack out so that was good.
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09-18-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By npaden

My 2012 Wyoming Pronghorn

We had some prior commitments and had to miss opening morning, but we got there about 10 am Sunday morning and saw antelope alongside the highway on public land on our unit before we even got to...
08-30-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,291
Posted By npaden

53. zmschillin- Indiana 54....

53. zmschillin- Indiana
54. Nebbuckhunter-Nebraska
55. Nys-buckstalker- Upstate NY
56. Buckmark- Illinois
57. jdb_77-Oklahoma
58. W9ARcher - Wisconsin
59. Vadeermeat - Virginia
60....
12-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By npaden

You might want to check into a landowner tag for...

You might want to check into a landowner tag for antelope.

Drawing a tag on deer or elk is going to be tough next year with the nonguided nonresident pool dropping to only 6% of the total tags...
11-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,748
Posted By npaden

I'm not going to beat my mule deer score this...

I'm not going to beat my mule deer score this year.

Here's my whitetail from a couple weeks ago.

http://padens.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album07/2011_Whitetail1.jpg

I mistook him for an...
11-19-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,342
Posted By npaden

I think my Browing A-Bolt stainless stalker with...

I think my Browing A-Bolt stainless stalker with a composite stock in 7mm Rem Mag is a good elk rifle. Taken 4 bull elk in the last 4 years with it along with 4 mule deer 4 whitetails and a bunch of...
11-15-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By npaden

They are big tough animals so you want something...

They are big tough animals so you want something with plenty of punch. Also you'll need to be prepared for some decently long range shots so a flat shooter would be a big plus. Anything that you...
11-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,609
Posted By npaden

In 2007 I decided to get back into hunting and...

In 2007 I decided to get back into hunting and purchased a Browing A-Bolt Stainless Stalker in 7mm Rem Mag.

Since then I've harvested 4 bull elk, 4 mule deer bucks, 1 pronghorn, and 3 whitetail...
11-08-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,748
Posted By npaden

Here's the scoop from the rules.

Here's the scoop from the rules.
11-08-2011, 01:59 PM
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Views: 5,748
Posted By npaden

I think it is just one doe per person.

I think it is just one doe per person.
11-08-2011, 09:15 AM
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Views: 2,490
Posted By npaden

I got my camera back and pulled up a few more...

I got my camera back and pulled up a few more pictures that I thought turned out pretty well.
http://padens.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album07/2011_NM_Muley2.jpg
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11-07-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,748
Posted By npaden

Thanks for the comments, I'm happy with him. ...

Thanks for the comments, I'm happy with him.

Don't forget to take pictures if you shoot a doe guys. They are worth 50 points this year!
11-06-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 134,741
Posted By npaden

Here's my 2011 New Mexico Muley. ...

Here's my 2011 New Mexico Muley.

http://padens.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album07/2011_Mule_deer1.jpg

http://padens.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album07/2011_Mule_Deer2.jpg
11-06-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,490
Posted By npaden

2011 New Mexico Elk & Muley

Thought I would share my 2011 New Mexico Elk and Muley pictures.

I hunted Urraca WMA the last year that nonresidents will get to hunt any of the WMAs and posted in detail on it in my Hunt...
11-06-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By npaden

FYI, even though it was a 6 point you still get 4...

FYI, even though it was a 6 point you still get 4 circumference measurements. You just pick a point about 1/2 way between the last point and the end of the main beam. Should give you at least 3 more...
11-06-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,746
Posted By npaden

Here's my initial entry for Team #2. New...

Here's my initial entry for Team #2.

New Mexico Mule Deer.
http://padens.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album07/2011_Mule_deer1.jpg

Here's a little better picture of the rack, but this doesn't...
11-06-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,748
Posted By npaden

Found the camera and am getting it mailed to me....

Found the camera and am getting it mailed to me. My friend sent me a couple of the pictures so I'll post those as well though. He didn't score as well as I would have thought. 149 3/8 after I lose a...
11-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,748
Posted By npaden

I lost my camera for now, but hopefully I'll get...

I lost my camera for now, but hopefully I'll get it found and be able to post some more pictures and update some more information.

Went solo this time and ended up tagging out on opening day.
...
10-24-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By npaden

BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus) WHITETAIL DEER...

BLACK BEAR (Ursus americanus)
WHITETAIL DEER (Odocoileus virginianus)
MULE DEER (Odocoileus hemionus)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK (Cervus canadensis)
PRONGHORN ANTELOPE (Antilocapra americana)

Just 5...
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