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Forum: Technical
07-28-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Same penetration @ 30 out to 55 yrds...why???

I have noticed that I've been getting the same amount of arrow penetration on my target at 55 yrd as I do at 30 and 40 yrds. Why is this???

I practice out to 50 -55 yrds. I have always kept my...
07-21-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: here we go again

Judges are Politicians!!!
Forum: West
07-21-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,007
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Retrieving game using an ATV on a closed forest road???

This is a little fuzzy to me. Can I use a closed forest service road to retrieve my game with an ATV? The area is in Colorado in a general forest area so, that means I'm allowed to go anywhere I want...
07-21-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: here we go again

Tell your Congressman!!!!
Squeecky wheel gets the oil!
Stand on their desk and be heard!!!

Because, thats what the Enviromental Nazis are doing!!!

Even if you have a liberal, in...
07-18-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Bear Deterrent

You may want to check with your state wildlife officer first, (this could be considered as harassment of wildlife), but you may try a bear spray trap. Rig up a bear spray in a barrel, and when the...
07-14-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,999
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: .243 or .308 for Antelope?

Thanks for the replys everybody. I knew I could count on my fellow sportsmen/women to help me out.

I'm leaning toward the .243 w/ Rem Accutips 95 gr. Ballistic charts show that it has virtually...
07-13-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,999
Posted By Blue Moose CO

.243 or .308 for Antelope?

I was wanting to get some thoughts on using a .243 or a .308 on antelope. My comfort max range is 300 yrds but practice to 400 yrd. My .308 is currently ranged/setup (180 gr)for deer and elk. I would...
07-13-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,448
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Pagosa Springs Elk Hunt. Advice needed

Scott, most of this list has been posted, but here's my 2 cents.

Honestly, it doesn't sound like you will be actually hunting the Weinimuche. That is some serious backcounrty stuff, and not some...
Forum: Black Powder
11-18-2005, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Blue Moose CO

T/C Black Diamond Blister pack?

I am looking at buying the T/C B.D. blister pack, which is on clearance at my local Walmart. I have no clue on how good or bad this model is. I heard that it is not a closed system, meaning that it...
09-14-2005, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,167
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Bought Hoochie Mama...now what???

This is my first year using the HOOCHIE! I love it. It sounds so real that I have called up 2 bulls (couldn't get a shot at the first one and the second was a spike but came to 5 feet of me), 3 cows...
08-27-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Purifying Water

There is a lot of cattle grazing in the mountains. Even at 10000 ft. Probably the higher you go up the safer the water, but where I hunt, the cattle graze up to the peaks of the mountains at 12,000...
Forum: Black Powder
08-26-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Storing my ML during hunting season?

I was wanting to leave my bullet and powder inmy ML, so I don't have to shoot it out at the end of the day andscare everything around me.

I was planning on putting my sidelock ML in a hard gun...
Forum: West
08-26-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Colorado weather during muzzleloader season

For you experienced Colorado ML hunters, what is the average weather during the season? Is it rainy, snowy,a lot of dew on the ground, or fairly dry?
08-14-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: elk wallow?

I usually hunt them in the afternoon. Every now and then I will set on one in the early morning if I know that the elk are still below me and working their way up. Sometimes they will pass by for a...
08-09-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,231
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Bulls are a callin already!!!!

I saw a herd of about 50 cows with one raghorn 3point and a nice 5 point herd bull. You could tell the 5 point was felling the urge. He was pushing the herd around and struting around when the...
Forum: Black Powder
07-31-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Will more powder mean less drop?

After talking to a hunting buddy of mine, we determined that my average shot distance will be at about 75 yards. Right now I am shooting 2 in. groups 2 in. high at 50 yards and 2 in. groups 2 in. low...
Forum: Black Powder
07-31-2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Will more powder mean less drop?

Right now I have about 31/2'" - 4" drop from 50 yrd to 100 yrds. Is this normal?

I am shooting a a .54 cal. Hawkens with maxiballs with 95 gr of Pyrodex Select.

If I go up in powder...
07-29-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Any Elk Hunters Out There!!!

My name is Blue Moose. I'm an elkoholic!
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It's not a disease. It's an addiction!!!

BM
07-27-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Elk Camp Setup

YES, YES, YES!!!

Having a camp fire is a really enjoyable part of camping. BUT, you are not camping, you are hunting! So many times hunters will camp in the middle of the hunting area so they...
07-18-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Hunting Tips for Pronghorns?

Have any of you ever use a call? While elk hunting in the foothills during archery, I have twice called in Pronghorns bucks. I was just using a cow call, but it really drove those guys nuts. One of...
07-16-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Hunting Tips for Pronghorns?

My brother and I will be hunting pronghorns for the first time come this October. The area we are hunting is foothills with some PJ at the upper hills in Southern Colorado.

Does anybody have...
07-11-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Need Tips On Hunting Colorado Elk

Sounds like your are experiencing what happens to everyone from time to time (LOL).

For thoughs morning hunts, try to find a saddle or some other natural travel corridor that leads from the...
Forum: Black Powder
07-08-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Weatherproofing sidelock ML?

What can be done to weatherproof/waterproof my sidelock? Most likely I will see rain and maybe snow during hunting season.

Thanks

Blue Moose
Forum: West
07-06-2005, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Private Land Unit 16 Co. Needed

I stand corrected!!! I did some checking and the $100 trespass fee refers to a landowner that charges more than $100 for a trespass fee, thus loses their right to file any claimes against the state...
Forum: West
07-06-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Private Land Unit 16 Co. Needed

There again, you should check with CDOW. If they are providing services, they might have to have an outtfitters permit. I know that if they take you hunting, they do have to have a guideing permit if...
07-06-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Scouting with maps

When scouting from maps, the first thing to look at is the roads. Next look for drainages, draws, ridges, canyons, saddles, etc between the roads. What you are looking for are areas you can drive to...
Forum: West
07-05-2005, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Private Land Unit 16 Co. Needed

Why are you paying $500 for a tresspass fee? You might want to check with the Colo. Division of Wildlife and ask them what the legal amount a land owner can charge for a tresspass fee. I believe it...
07-05-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Thinking about hunting elk for first time...

I know that area pretty well. I think the problem is that they are hunting too low. Also, most land south of Pagosa is either private or Indian Reservation.

I would suggest hunting on the north...
Forum: Black Powder
07-04-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,261
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Punch or Penetration to kill elk???

I'm going to hunt elk this year with my.54 cal Hawkens. I was wondering, what kills an elk... the punch or the penetration of the bullet?

From my experience with archery, penetration is...
07-03-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Elk Hunting, How much can you do?

In Colorado, most bull elk licenses are over the counter (OTC). If you want a cow tag or to hunt bulls in a limited unit, you must draw for it. Archery is OTC for either sex for hunting in unlimited...
Forum: Black Powder
07-02-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Breech Plug on .54 hawkens?

Thanks roundball!

Thats what I was wondering about.
Forum: Black Powder
07-02-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Breech Plug on .54 hawkens?

Should I be removing my breech plug on my Cabelas .54 cal. Hawkens? The manual only talks about removing the plug when you need to remove a stuck round from the barrel and that a gunsmith should do...
Forum: Black Powder
06-30-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: effective range for elk

Just because the rifle can shoot that far (200+ yards), doesn't mean you should. Just like a high power rifle or even a bow, you need to shoot within your comfortable/compentent range

...
Forum: Black Powder
06-22-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Newbe w/ lots of Questions!

Thanks everyone for the information. This is really great stuff.

quigleysharps4570 - Yes my starter kit has the short bullet starter.

Thanks
Blue Moose
Forum: Black Powder
06-20-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Newbe w/ lots of Questions!

Thanks cayugad!!!

This is exactly what I was needing to know. Little things like the witness marks and popping off a couple of caps after cleaning the barrelare the tricks that I am looking for....
Forum: Black Powder
06-19-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Newbe w/ lots of Questions!

I am brand new to muzzleloaders, but finally got a chance to get into the sport. I've been reading lots of post from the forum and have learned alot in a short time.

I was wondering if someone...
10-13-2004, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Duck or Goose Jerkey??

I jerky most of my ducks and geese. I'm still trying to figure out how to prepare it right for a meal, i.e. - grilled, baked, etc.
I usually take the jerky to the duck blind for a snack when...
10-13-2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Pick Up Your Empties! Please

The other evening I went out to a favorite hunting spot and found one and a half boxes of empty shells scattered all over the bank and grass. You couldn't take a step w/o stepping on empties. This...
03-30-2004, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Animal Activity Chart???

Yeah, That might work as well. What I'm looking for is a time table chart like the one they have in Outdoor Life or something like it. I use to have one and it was very accurate. I just started to...
03-26-2004, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Deer hunting in Pinyon Juniper country.

The best way I have found to hunt PJ is by glassing, glassing, and more glassing. Its amazing how a deer will just appear out of no where. Make sure to try to set up in an area that you can get a...
03-26-2004, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Animal Activity Chart???

Does anyone know a website that has a good animal activity chart?
05-20-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By Blue Moose CO

FINALLY!!! My first Turkey!!!

Well I finally bagged my first turkey. It only took 4 years, but my patience paid off.

Yeah, I know some of you guys might be LOL, but after a couple of years of hunting in groups and trying...
04-11-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Picture of turkey scratching and hen tracks?

Try www.dogpile.com It is a search engine of several search engines. Usually I can get at least one good hit from that site.

BM
09-13-2002, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By Blue Moose CO

Duck Blinds and Public land hunting???

I have a problem. While scouting out some new duck hunting areas, I found a duck blind. It was ironic because I was looking at this nice slough that I just found and said to myself, " This spot...
03-01-2002, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: LOG ROADS ???????

In my country, logging roads are the only way to hunt. They cover so much area and it makes for easier walking. Sometimes we will walk thru the woods, but it is so noisy and the terrian is usually...
02-26-2002, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Mystic waterproof box call?

I just bought a Mistic box call from Cabelas a few days ago. It sounds real good. Can make high loud calls or low soft calls. The funny thing is that in Cabelas it was advertised as being...
02-23-2002, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Do Turks That Flop ?

It don't mean nothing! Just like a chicken when you chop their heads off, they still flop around for a while. Its just a reflex of the nervous system. The sudden shock to the spinal cord sends out...
02-22-2002, 09:52 PM
02-20-2002, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,373
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Mossberg 835 pattern results

zzvedder... Chill out! Just because someone doesn't word something the way you would, doesn't mean you can slam him about it. Not everyone can be an expert like you. By the way, Knockemstiff was...
02-11-2002, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,374
Posted By Blue Moose CO

RE: Quaker Boy or Primos

Primos make s good calls but I'm going to tryQuacker Boy box call this year.
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