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Forum: West
01-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,571
Posted By Howler

in case anyone is still curious about fur prices,...

in case anyone is still curious about fur prices, I sold 12 frozen in the round eastern plains coyotes a week ago and averaged $20. You can do a search for Petska Fur routes and see if a fur buyer...
10-21-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By Howler

that's awesome. Congrats. Were you targeting...

that's awesome. Congrats. Were you targeting wolf, or just had one respond while trying to call coyotes? What sounds did you use? Tell us more about it. Did he come chargin' in, or what?
Forum: West
10-09-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Howler

anything in Colo. would require both of you to...

anything in Colo. would require both of you to have passed hunter safety course, assuming that you were born on or after Jan. 1st 1949. Hunter safety courses from other states do qualify.
Your son...
Forum: West
09-03-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,079
Posted By Howler

As long as he is ONLY hunting coyotes and not...

As long as he is ONLY hunting coyotes and not even holding a big game license, there is no worry about caliber restrictions, even during big game season. Now, if he is holding a big game tag and...
Forum: West
09-02-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,079
Posted By Howler

go east young man, that's where the most coyotes...

go east young man, that's where the most coyotes are in Colo. Mostly private ground, but don't be afraid to knock on a door for permission. More coyotes on the eastern plains of Colo., then any where...
Replies: 5
Views: 5,653
Posted By Howler

if you plan to kill'em at further distances, camo...

if you plan to kill'em at further distances, camo becomes less "needed". The closer you want them or expect them to get, the more important it is and the less natural cover that you have to blend...
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By Howler

the sounds that are available and the sound...

the sounds that are available and the sound quality on the good e-callers that are available simply can't be topped with even the best of hand calls.
I used hand calls for over 20 years, and...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,434
Posted By Howler

don't get caught up in thinking that the sounds...

don't get caught up in thinking that the sounds you use need to fit the "season" because for the same reason that sounds that aren't native to your area work in calling coyotes, so to will sounds...
03-28-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 42,144
Posted By Howler

we're talking "called" coyotes and when I speak...

we're talking "called" coyotes and when I speak of called coyotes I rarely ever take a shot over 250 yards, most are killed 150 yards or closer. Would a beginner with less experience be "better" off...
03-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 42,144
Posted By Howler

if you reload, go with the .204 and 35 gr....

if you reload, go with the .204 and 35 gr. bergers on top, and if ya don't reload stick with the .223.
I've shot just short of 100 coyotes this past winter and most of them with a .204 and the 35...
02-14-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,055
Posted By Howler

you first have to pass a "mtn. lion hunting...

you first have to pass a "mtn. lion hunting course" which you can do on line to get your license. Colo. has a quota for lions and each unit has a different quota. So you need to check daily to make...
Forum: West
01-30-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 38,858
Posted By Howler

I think last year it took 17 pp's for a non-res....

I think last year it took 17 pp's for a non-res. to draw 61. I drew 61 last year as a res. with 11 pps. Lots of good elk in that unit, but I think you're still 3, maybe 4 years from getting in 61.
09-25-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By Howler

nice one. Congrats....

nice one. Congrats....
09-25-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,318
Posted By Howler

I don't know how many pp's those units take to...

I don't know how many pp's those units take to draw, but if you get your tag, for those areas or any other, the elk won't just dissappear from the earth. They certainly will move from hunting...
Forum: West
09-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,249
Posted By Howler

I did two seasons ago, for a left over doe...

I did two seasons ago, for a left over doe antelope. The ranch that I hunted on opening day had way too many hunters on it, BUT because I happen to be in the right spot at the right time, antelope...
Forum: West
07-11-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By Howler

Wyoming would be your best bet..

Wyoming would be your best bet..
07-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,893
Posted By Howler

at work we had two porcupines move in and start...

at work we had two porcupines move in and start chewing our trees so we hired a local ADC guy to come in and trap them to relocate them. He used open cage live traps and used sliced apples covered in...
07-11-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,426
Posted By Howler

in case you didn't know, there is a forum just...

in case you didn't know, there is a forum just for this type of post seen here..http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/hunts-outfitters-57/
06-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Howler

Colorado is in a severe drought, probably not...

Colorado is in a severe drought, probably not going to be much new growth too quickly after these fires, just no moisture. Between the lack of snow last winter and hardly any rain this spring, it's...
06-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Howler

here's alink to the fire that is effecting unti...

here's alink to the fire that is effecting unti 77, so far 13,000+ acres. http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/20911/UPDATE:_Little_Sand_Fire,_Engaged/

how the elk react to the burn area will...
06-07-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,378
Posted By Howler

have either of you ever packed out an elk? If...

have either of you ever packed out an elk? If not, your plan of "several miles" probably isn't a smart one.
The weather can be any thing from hot to snowing. Be prepaired for everything as has...
05-22-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,445
Posted By Howler

Thanks! But if I kill an elk I'll probably let...

Thanks! But if I kill an elk I'll probably let someone else take it this year,..but as we all know, an elk even in unit 61 isn't a garauntee.
05-22-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,445
Posted By Howler

drew a unit 61 archery elk tag, and a doe...

drew a unit 61 archery elk tag, and a doe antelope tag. That oughta feel the freezer..
05-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,876
Posted By Howler

I shot a dozen plus elk with my 'ol .270 and I...

I shot a dozen plus elk with my 'ol .270 and I guess I got bored just going out and shooting and killing elk, so now I carry a sharp stick and string. Makes it a little more challenging.
05-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By Howler

I've been checked multiple times with my tag...

I've been checked multiple times with my tag attached to the outside of the bag of meat. I simple tie my bag shut and zip tie the carcass tag to the bag and I've never gotten a ticket and have never...
05-01-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By Howler

The warden can get all "testy" all they want if...

The warden can get all "testy" all they want if they show up at my truck and I have a single 1/4 hanging without the carcass tag attached, the fact is that the carcass tag needs to be attached to...
04-30-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,363
Posted By Howler

what kind of dogs are you using to catch jack...

what kind of dogs are you using to catch jack rabbits? I assume it takes several dogs running at once to catch them?
04-30-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By Howler

As long as the tag is filled out and attached to...

As long as the tag is filled out and attached to a quarter with proof of sex, it don't matter if the quarter is the first or the last one hauled out. It's attached to the carcass and that's all that...
Forum: Hunting Gear
04-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Howler

it's illegal to use electronics to call big game...

it's illegal to use electronics to call big game in this state, Colo. just FYI..In other words, check game laws before using.
01-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By Howler

she was probably only mad because she didn't get...

she was probably only mad because she didn't get ALL the money...

congrats on 4 in a set..gotta be a record..
11-23-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,832
Posted By Howler

I started upteen years ago with a .270. It was...

I started upteen years ago with a .270. It was all I had at the time. Then I went down to the .243 and found it did as much damage or more than the .270 so I went down to the 22-250 and used it for...
10-24-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By Howler

For this simple reason...Alaska

For this simple reason...Alaska
Forum: Guns
09-15-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,683
Posted By Howler

It's funny, my Kimber has never jammed. Maybe...

It's funny, my Kimber has never jammed. Maybe it's because I've only run about 1000 rounds through it so far...

They aren't light or small when compared to many of the others, but mine shoots...
09-15-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By Howler

The peak of the rut will be over, but as has been...

The peak of the rut will be over, but as has been mentioned, you may still hear some bugles, especially the first day or two of season, but once they feel the hunting pressure, the bulging will stop....
09-13-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Howler

Cooler weather is what is needed to really get'em...

Cooler weather is what is needed to really get'em crankin', but in the past few years, it seems like the last week of archery season is when the action really picks up. If some cooler weather rolls...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By Howler

spin test each broadhead/arrow, may also have an...

spin test each broadhead/arrow, may also have an issue there as well.
Forum: Bowhunting
09-13-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,177
Posted By Howler

I've been using the Snuffer SS for a few years...

I've been using the Snuffer SS for a few years now, the 100 gr., and I have not been disappointed yet. I've shot a few elk with them and only once I didn't get a complete pass through, and on that...
09-13-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Howler

I know of three guys that have called in and...

I know of three guys that have called in and killed mtn. lions. Only one of those guys was targeting the mtn. lion, the other two were simply calling predators with the usual distress sounds, and a...
09-09-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Howler

I sell the ones that have good winter pelts, and...

I sell the ones that have good winter pelts, and leave the mangy ones behind for the crows and turkey buzzards to dine on.
To sell the pelt, you don't have to gut the coyote, simply tube them out....
09-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 36,988
Posted By Howler

be aware of the new rules for bringing horses...

be aware of the new rules for bringing horses into the state of CO.

New Travel Requirements for Horses Entering Colorado
Standard requirements for horses entering Colorado include a health...
09-04-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Howler

buffalo and elk are two totally different hunts....

buffalo and elk are two totally different hunts. As has been mentioned, an antelope hunt in WY. makes for a great first western hunt with great success rates at a reasonable price.
If you can...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-30-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By Howler

As has been said, probably should switch to...

As has been said, probably should switch to blazer vanes if ya go to the WB. The longer 4" fletchings seem to want to get wavey over time.
I shoot the Magus Snuffer SS broadheads and I don't have...
08-30-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By Howler

I understand that some, such as yourself, almost...

I understand that some, such as yourself, almost have to carry the water weight, and there are places where there's little water to be found. Where I elk hunt, my one 16oz. filtered water bottle is...
08-30-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By Howler

A gollon of water weighs 8.34#'s, and I don't...

A gollon of water weighs 8.34#'s, and I don't know anyone that carrys a gallon of water. As has been suggested, if there's a water source in your area, the better option is to get a filtered water...
Forum: Guns
08-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,370
Posted By Howler

.204 on top, .243 wssm. on bottom. You can see...

.204 on top, .243 wssm. on bottom. You can see the difference in ejection port size.
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Forum: Guns
08-27-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,370
Posted By Howler

I've got a D-Tech built .243 wssm. with a Shilen...

I've got a D-Tech built .243 wssm. with a Shilen barrel. Went with 22" plus Mike's integral comp. on the end. Fluted full length with black moly coat. It has given me zero feed issues and I've used...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Howler

Probably most of the head/neck shots are using...

Probably most of the head/neck shots are using either the Magnus Bullhead or the Guilliotine, both are head/neck shot only broadheads. Some people have a hard time getting them to fly good, because...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-19-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Howler

I loved my Legacy while I had it. About the only...

I loved my Legacy while I had it. About the only thing you have to gain with trading in for newer, is speed. What I did was sold my Legacy and bought a new/used Drenalin. Got a bit more speed and a...
08-11-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By Howler

you're giving the coyote too much credit. Yeah,...

you're giving the coyote too much credit. Yeah, they're smart and cunning and got a nose that puts the whitetail to shame, but to steal a line from a good friend of mine, "calling coyotes is like...
Forum: Reloading
08-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By Howler

as has been stated, one reason is possible better...

as has been stated, one reason is possible better accuarcy, and the second reason is often times longer brass life.
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