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06-11-2019, 01:56 PM
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Posted By smitty0538

gear recommendation

can anyone recommend a decent 2 person type tent that would be lightweight enough to pack in on foot in the northern Rocky Mountains for a 10 day elk hunt at the end of September ? One that wont cost...
02-23-2019, 03:00 PM
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Posted By smitty0538

drop camp recommendation

can some of you provide me with some recommendations on fair priced drop camps in Colorado . An outfit that you have hunted with or know someone who has . I really dont want to just pick someone off...
09-15-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

Should get it sometime next week I will let you...

Should get it sometime next week I will let you know Rob .
09-13-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By smitty0538

I do not feel I purchased anywhere near the...

I do not feel I purchased anywhere near the minimum , From everything I have researched that rifle will do everything I want it to on Elk easily and so much more on other big game if I do get the...
09-13-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

I looked at midway usa and they are out of stock...

I looked at midway usa and they are out of stock on the interlock bullets and plenty of the sst so that could mean something . I like the fact that there cheaper also in $$$ . They also have very...
09-13-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

I did read that about sst at close range I was...

I did read that about sst at close range I was told my average shot would be 150 yds to 250 yds . Those 162 grain sst are suppose to be flying 3050 fps. How do those interlock bullets perform for...
09-13-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

hey guys after reading what was posted here and...

hey guys after reading what was posted here and talking to a few guys i have met in recent years that have hunted out west for elk for years now, reading article after article on what elk rifle to...
09-11-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

this will not be a one time hunt as I plan on...

this will not be a one time hunt as I plan on doing this until i physically can not. As far as for stainless i also like that look. After reading post here and some internet reading I kind of given...
09-08-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

What is a cm barreled rifle ??

What is a cm barreled rifle ??
09-08-2017, 06:47 AM
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Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

The reason I was thinking stainless is less...

The reason I was thinking stainless is less rusting problem compared to blued barrels .
09-07-2017, 08:18 PM
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Views: 3,564
Posted By smitty0538

rifle recomendations

Hey guys I am an Illinois guy where they don't allow the use of rifle for big game hunting only slug guns, so I do not have a lot of knowledge on rifles. I'm going on a rifle elk hunt in November in...
08-22-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By smitty0538

looking for a waterfowl hunt

possible looking to do a waterfowl hunt in Canada this year . Do Any of you guys have recommendations for a small guide service or outfitter that doesn't charge an arm and a leg ? I do not need a...
08-21-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By smitty0538

searching for hunting partner

looking for a partner to go on an Elk hunt . Lost my main hunting buddy as it was my son and he just had his 1st child and cant go , Then I had plans to meet up with a friend in Kansas and go to SW...
Forum: Swap-A-Hunt
08-10-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By smitty0538

I have quality whitetail hunting to offer with a...

I have quality whitetail hunting to offer with a nice lodge in west central Illinois. Waterfowl hunting not that great by me but it's better than sitting on the couch . Would like to work something...
03-18-2017, 02:04 PM
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Views: 1,136
Posted By smitty0538

hunting lease with cabin

I have a 44 acre piece of ground located in Morgan county IL with a cabin that sleeps 6 up for lease for the 2017 hunting season. There is a stocked pond on the property and a creek that runs through...
09-23-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,073
Posted By smitty0538

Smile ...Deleted by CalHunter... If anyone is familiar...

...Deleted by CalHunter... If anyone is familiar with this unit I'm in please reply . Only looking for information on unit 67 in Idaho.
Thank you.
09-23-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,073
Posted By smitty0538

They have smart phones now days that have...

They have smart phones now days that have Internet on them old timer. You can even get mapping programs for them. My post was done last night in my cabin at 11:00 pm. We have been in the mountains by...
09-22-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,073
Posted By smitty0538

Need help with Elk hunt

hello I have 2 days left on a 7 day elk hunt in the palisades zone unit 67 Idaho. so far heard 2 bulls seen one that is it . no cows, spikes nothing else no smell of elk .anyone have experience here...
Forum: Swap-A-Hunt
06-11-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By smitty0538

deer hunt

sent you a private message,
04-05-2016, 06:27 PM
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Posted By smitty0538

I'm from Illinois and they rape non residents...

I'm from Illinois and they rape non residents also. Its $411 for archery that gives the hunter a buck and a doe tag , Gun tags are like $300 for a buck and $25 for a doe tag. I have really good deer...
04-05-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By smitty0538

Crazy tag prices

Just curious on your thoughts about what these states are doing on tag prices. Have a friend that has been inviting me to hunt with him in Kansas for whitetails . Kansas just made it $442.50 for the...
02-29-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By smitty0538

When I read Wisconsin DNR decided to feed the...

When I read Wisconsin DNR decided to feed the wolves up there Elk it mad me sad. You would think they would have learned when the wolves have destroyed a lot of there deer hunting and income that...
02-29-2016, 11:10 AM
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Views: 846
Posted By smitty0538

well its pretty rare for me. I have been hunting...

well its pretty rare for me. I have been hunting for the last 39 years and seen them on tv shows but never for real. Sent the pic to other veteran hunters I know and not one person has ever seen one...
02-29-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By smitty0538

strange picture

32260 I checked my cameras the other day on my land in Illinois to see what deer has survived . I got this picture and its a first for me.
02-24-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

Sad but true old timer they will try but not get...

Sad but true old timer they will try but not get it from me, that is why I do not go to high end restaurants, Pro football games any more etc. I can easily afford these things and high $$$$ outfitted...
02-24-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

so you spend $5000 on a hunt $700 on tags then...

so you spend $5000 on a hunt $700 on tags then your expected to tip the guide $500 to $1000 (per the outfitter) extra for something you already paid for dearly. Does not seem right to me !!
In my...
02-23-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

Yes I also would like to know what you consider a...

Yes I also would like to know what you consider a high end trip and what is a cheaper trip ? I believe everyone has a different opinion of that one.
02-22-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

OK that being said it should not be based on what...

OK that being said it should not be based on what the outfitter charges for the hunt or what the tags cost. If you have a great experience tip what you feel is fair and if you have a lousy experience...
02-22-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

tip cost

OK guys you pulled me back in, so are you guys that use outfitters really tipping using a percentage ratio ? and what percent ratio are you using ?
02-17-2016, 11:32 AM
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Views: 558
Posted By smitty0538

spring snow goose hunt

Anyone have a referral to a reasonable quality place to kill some snow geese this late winter/early spring ??? I live in Illinois and would prefer to stay in the Midwest.
02-10-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

That is for sure Muley Hunter I am definitely in...

That is for sure Muley Hunter I am definitely in the wrong line of work. But I have been doing this for 31 years now and stuck in a rut.
02-10-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

I think some of you guys are taking me wrong...

I think some of you guys are taking me wrong here. I never meant for this to be about bashing outfitters . I specifically used the word guide and only was referring to what I read on a break down of...
02-09-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

wyomingtrapper I believe you hit the nail on the...

wyomingtrapper I believe you hit the nail on the head . They charge as much as the feel they can get based on the demand of the market. I do see in my trade (hvac) its more common now to see job...
02-09-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

I do not see anywhere in my words that I stated...

I do not see anywhere in my words that I stated they should or shouldn't do anything. I said I believe that they do work other places. Its not my place or yours to say what someone should do. The...
02-09-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

I believe most guides and outfitters also do...

I believe most guides and outfitters also do other things during the year to make money. I know the guides have to and agree there not paid all the money. But I do not believe this is something they...
02-09-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

I was only referring to his time guiding. The...

I was only referring to his time guiding. The food, horses, tents, etc are a separate issue. I still do not feel its fair to pay a man or women for something they do not work for. When I go to work...
02-09-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,233
Posted By smitty0538

why over pay

So like many other hunters this time of year I have cabin fever. So lots of time spent looking at dream hunts I can not afford etc. I have noticed some web sites and adds on craigs list showing a...
01-09-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

Rob, I did not know that CI hunted with you . And...

Rob, I did not know that CI hunted with you . And I am definitely buying those mule deer PP again this year for Colorado to do a swap hunt with you when I have enough. Oh and after I win that power...
01-09-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

C I, do you find one season over the other is...

C I, do you find one season over the other is more successful for you, Archery or Rifle ? And yes I agree it is definitely different than deer hunting.
01-09-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

Kidoggy ... when you say get on it now is Idaho...

Kidoggy ... when you say get on it now is Idaho 1st come 1st served or do they have a drawing after the application deadline is over ?
01-09-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

thank you big uncle,that's what we are looking...

thank you big uncle,that's what we are looking for advise on which units are the decent ones with no pp's . we are definitely not giving up. We hiked between 3 to 10 miles every day. Not afraid to...
01-08-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

drew muzzloader tags in unit 50

drew muzzloader tags in unit 50
01-08-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

I guess I should have mentioned We have hunted...

I guess I should have mentioned We have hunted elk 2 years in a row now, Both years were in Colorado. the unit was just not good for seeing elk at any distance. Saw plenty of mule deer and antelope...
01-08-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By smitty0538

looking for an elk hunt

I know this is a long shot but I was hoping someone would be willing to share some information. I am trying to find a decent location to go on a public land elk hunt with my son and actually see some...
Forum: Swap-A-Hunt
11-09-2015, 07:12 PM
Forum: Swap-A-Hunt
11-03-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By smitty0538

sent you a PM

sent you a PM
03-22-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By smitty0538

Morgan county IL self guided hunt

this is no longer available
Forum: Swap-A-Hunt
02-10-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By smitty0538

swap hunts

and you have to offer ???
02-10-2015, 04:29 PM
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Views: 230
Posted By smitty0538

west central IL white tailed deer hunting

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02-10-2015, 04:19 PM
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Views: 597
Posted By smitty0538

west central IL cabin for rent

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