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Forum: West
09-02-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By Dirt2

Yeah, from what I've heard many of those roads...

Yeah, from what I've heard many of those roads are simply impassable until they dry. There used to be a fellow with a handle Nemont who lived in that area. I was hoping he would "throw us a bone...
Forum: West
08-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By Dirt2

Roads in the 620/621/622 HDs of Montana.

Hi, I'm looking for anyone with good information on road conditions in the north side of the Breaks. I'll be doing an elk hunt in there the second half of September, but I am only marginally familiar...
01-16-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Dirt2

Deer Story from Montana.

So, whitetails live and die in the same square mile do they? This fall I hunted for a week in the eastern part of the state. I park my car at the '20-mile' marker on a stretch of highway to hunt my...
10-30-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,305
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Southerners Will Not Tolerate Mediocrity...

Let me see if I follow Top-blah-blah-blah's line of thinking. If Florida is a prime whitetail destination, then ...

Florida must also be famous for its skiing, right?

and Montana is famous...
10-30-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,332
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Watch this dog FIND a hunter - in Scent Lok

This topic is another example of mob behavior. Once the mob "buys in", no amount of evidence is ever going to change their minds. The mob in this case being those who choose to believe that wearing...
10-28-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dirt2

RE: which bullet to use??

I think you should drop the idea of dropping them in their tracks! As so many others have said, a lung shot is not really expected to put them down in their tracks.

Raising your aimpoint to try...
10-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Pictures of My Bull.

Abbady abbady that's all folks! Sorry, this process is as nonintuitive as anything I've ever encountered on a computer. I can't do it.
10-08-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Dirt2

Pictures of My Bull.

Hopefully, with assistance, this will work. This is him, took him on the 17th.
10-04-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,890
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Salmon zone of Idaho information

You might want to remember that you're hunting around Salmon, ID, not a suburb of New York City. Probably there aren't more than a bare handful, if that, on this site that hunts there, and like...
10-03-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,579
Posted By Dirt2

RE: back from my backpack interior hunt

Sounds awesome! I enjoyed your story.

I personally use a Gregory backpack, an expensiveinternal frame granola-type pack. I've now hauled 5 elk out with it, distances from 3 to 9 1/2 miles. I've...
10-02-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,626
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Why are the Magnum elk hunters the bad guys???

I get sucked in to this debate more than is probably healthy. My "problem" with Big Caliber Guys is that the ones I know are way way more likely to wound stuff because they use their Big Gun as a...
10-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dirt2

RE: What is "Peak Rut" ?

Interesting stuff there. What I personally see in NW Montana is that the week of "peak rut" is way worse for hunting than the week after or the week before. Our peak would be roughly 15-25 Nov. I've...
09-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Time to Celebrate!

I am back now. Packing and butchering were a job! I let him lay for two hours before I followed up with the apparent low penetration, and it was mid-70s for temperature. I normally pack them out...
09-18-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Dirt2

RE: How much stock do you put in solunar predictions?

Zip. Zero. Nada.

Furthermore, why would you want to follow a system that tells you most of the time you go in to the woods that it's probably going to be a bad day?
09-18-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By Dirt2

Time to Celebrate!

I've had a tough time closing the deal with a bow for the past couple seasons, so it is with great joy I announce.

I GOT ONE!

Big bull, 7x6, it all happened too fast. One moment I was...
09-18-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Bears while Elk Hunting

It can happen, but I'd worry about more mundane things, like hypothermia or twisting a knee stepping over a log.

That said, my very first bugle of the '07 season brought a black bear sow on the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-04-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Comments on Hunting Shows on TV.

I agree completely with your take on this question. The sad thing is that I suspect a whole lot of the audience sees this stuff, and says to themselves, "Hey if that guy can take crappy shots so can...
Forum: Technical
09-04-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Amazing Discovery for a Bozo Like Me!

Yes, I have had it in mind for a while that spine inconsistency was the real culprit.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-28-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Comments on Hunting Shows on TV.

I don't have any beef with the idea of "when in doubt, back out" as you put it. That's not my point.

My point is that if you are activating that clause just about every time you arrow a deer, as...
Forum: Technical
08-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By Dirt2

Amazing Discovery for a Bozo Like Me!

I'm not a bow tech, and have struggled with getting broadheads to fly for years. I've always used very high quality arrows and heads, but nothing seemed to work. I've tuned and tuned and tinkered,...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-28-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dirt2

Comments on Hunting Shows on TV.

Right up front, let me state I do not have TV at home, but I still see it occasionally in other places. I am seeing a very disturbing trend in the hunting shows I have watched.

It seems that the...
Forum: Guns
05-28-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Help with Rifle Selection.

I like the concept of the .308 Marlin Express, but I am very leery of this multiplication of calibers that goes on all the time. They build a caliber, you buy it, nobody else does, and you're stuck...
Forum: Guns
05-28-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Help with Rifle Selection.

I had looked at the BAR. How accurate is your BAR? How does it compare in accuracy to a bolt rifle?
Forum: Guns
05-28-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Help with Rifle Selection.

Hey kendradad, thanks for the reply. What kind of accuracy do you get with your BLR? Objectively, how does it compare to a bolt rifle?
Forum: Guns
05-23-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By Dirt2

Help with Rifle Selection.

I'm building up my "battery", and looking to add a backup hunting rifle. My main rifle is a .270 in Ruger M77, shoots well, has killed tons of game.

For my second rifle I want to build another...
Forum: Guns
05-23-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Mini-14's

I just bought a Mini-30, and am frankly underwhelmed. I have a Ruger M77 and love it, so it seemed a natural to get another Ruger.

The accuracy issue is for real, although I have gotten...
05-13-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,938
Posted By Dirt2

RE: 6mm Remington and elk

Back in '78, we had just moved to Montana. My dad went out on our first hunt and killed a 353 net 6x6 bull - with one shot through the lungs from a 6 mm. The round will work.

You do have to make...
05-13-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Antlers still on deer

It is strange, but oddly I have heard the same type of story here in Montana. A fellow I work with has been seeing a nice 8-pointer around his place and waiting for it to drop sheds. As of May 7th...
04-21-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,456
Posted By Dirt2

RE: 270 and Elk

I would definitely switch bullets. I had used 130 gr. BTSPs, more precisely Sierra Boattails. I killed one elk and several bucks with the bullet. What I discovered over time was that the bullet has a...
Forum: Guns
04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,190
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Nikon Monarch vs. Leupold VX-III?

I just bought a Leupold VX III, in 2.5-8x. I did a great deal of shopping and comparisons. I liked Leupold for tradition (I already owned an older scope) and rugged feel. I liked the Nikon Monarch...
04-16-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,417
Posted By Dirt2

RE: 3 rifles for all North American game

These games are fun. I love the .243 for deer, with premium bullets. I'm not a big fan of having my shoulder rearranged every time I pull the trigger, so I'd top out at a .300 Win Mag, then either...
03-06-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Top 10 Tips

I won't make it to 10, but:

1) Attitude is everything. Hunt with the love.
2) Ethics are far more important than the kill. Wounding an animal cancels
out several clean kills.
3) The key...
03-06-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Score guessing thread responses?

Well, I gotta say, and I don't like to brag, but the truth will out. Not only can I judge an internet buck within 1/16" like that other feller, but I can tell you exactly how many ticks and fleas...
02-29-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By Dirt2

Anybody know about the "air rest"?

I'm in the market for a dropaway-type arrow rest for my bow. I'm curious about the "air rest" (or a name similar to that). It's an expensive little bugger, but the idea is you put a metal device in...
02-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,844
Posted By Dirt2

RE: For All you 223 Fans

Your "response" to my post is a crackup for evading my point. My main point is that shooting with a .22-caliber is a lot like shooting with a bow. You can't break down a shoulder, so you have to wait...
02-01-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,844
Posted By Dirt2

RE: For All you 223 Fans

Isn't this the same question a bowhunter deals with on nearly a daily basis? Is maximizing your ability to kill everything that moves in your vision field the main objective?
01-28-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,102
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Side arm vs. Grizzley

I've got my own ideas on this one. I don't have anything against grizzlies, but I personally carry a handgun. I can't see the pepper spray thing.

First, I learned in the military that if I...
01-28-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,513
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Montana Elk Decoy on Rifle Hunt?

I could dig it up if I really had to, but I can tell you that the sales reps for the decoys will tell youthat it's illegal to use them in rifle season in MT. I did take the liberty of assuming the...
01-28-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Age by antler diamiter and # of pointd

I recently read about a study that showed that the mass measurement 1" above the burr is indeed a valid aging method. I believe it is very accurate up to 3 1/2 years old, after that some overlap...
01-21-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,513
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Montana Elk Decoy on Rifle Hunt?

It's hilarious that after 3 pages no one has mentioned the obvious.

IT'S ILLEGAL!

Okay, go ahead and read up on Wyoming game regs, but I can tell you it's illegal in Montana. You may use a...
01-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,128
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Who would shoot?

This happens to me quite regularly. I love to be out in the woods while the deer are rutting, so the fact that my tags are filled makes no appreciable difference in my approach. I'm going to be out...
01-09-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Dirt2

RE: ? I've been wondering about....

I recently read an article citing a Mississippi study on this topic. Basically, they found their bucks peaked at 5-1/2 years old. Bucks scored 63% of their eventual peak at 2-1/2, 77% at 3-1/2, and...
12-28-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Another still hunting question

I like stillhunting. In the course of a season, I spend about 50% of my time stillhunting. Stillhunting can be more effective than standhunting in some areas. Basically, a stand hunter has only one...
12-13-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dirt2

Truth on Antler Scores.

My purpose in this post is to try to shed some light on the relevance of antler scores. I think there's a trend going on in the hunting community that goes overboard about what every buck scores, as...
12-13-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,148
Posted By Dirt2

RE: what's it score???

High 130s gross, just under 120 net. Whatever, he's a heck of a buck.
12-13-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,095
Posted By Dirt2

RE: whats the biggest 6pt

I too have an interest in this topic. I shot one last fall ('06) that grossed 115, with 19 1/2" spread. He was about 6 1/2 years old, from MT.

Also, I may have to start a thread titled,...
11-27-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Dirt2

RE: Wind turning on mountain slope?

In my experience, thermals shift uphill almost immediately when the sun hits. So, yeah, an east face would start developing an updraft very shortly after sunrise, while a west face wouldn't turn...
11-20-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,144
Posted By Dirt2

RE: North Idaho Whitetail Down

Congratulations! It's fun to look at them, bet it was really fun to be the man standing over that monster.
08-02-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,715
Posted By Dirt2

RE: To high of a pitch with power bugle

It seems to me you get a higher pitch with more lip pressure, and a lower pitch with light pressure. It's funny, because my concern is to get a very high pitch. Sometimes I think my Power bugle is...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-02-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By Dirt2

RE: I like UPS.............(today)

Yeah, but I washed my hands after, so that doesn't make me a bad person, right?
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