From Page 110 of the Big Game Regulations:
Leftover Controlled Hunts Second drawings: To ensure everyone has equal opportunity at leftover and unclaimed controlled hunt tags from the first drawing, there will be a second application period from August 5 through Midnight Mountain Time August 15...
ID Trophy Species Application
ID Deer Unlimited CH Tag
ID Non-Res Leftover General Deer Tag
ID General Season Elk Tag
MT Antelope (PP)
WY Elk, Antelope, Deer (PP)
SD Deer (Points)
UT Deer, Elk, Antelope (Points)
CO Deer, Elk (PP)
OCT- ID deer hunt x 2
NOV- MT deer hunt and ID elk hunt
Family of four, eat on average 1 elk, 1 mule deer buck, and 2 WT/MD doe each year. Raise our own beef, but once or twice a year will buy Wagyu steak/tri tip/brisket. Chicken is the only meat we buy at the store. Luckily we have had salmon, halibut, cod, and rockfish the past few years as well...
Left my clothes bag sitting on my bed a few years ago. Was hunting for a week in borrowed clothing at camp. Couldn't believe, especially since I double checked to make sure my boots were in the cab before I left the house.
My 5 would be:
1. WY Antelope
2. WY Elk
3. CO Deer
4. MT Antelope
5. WY Deer
Between 5 different point positions, you could hunt 1-2 a year pretty easy. I work what I would apply for to draw vs build points based on my hunting goals for that year. I also hunt in my home state every year, so...
Drew my first MT Antelope tag. Built a couple points up and was successful on the first try. I hope Montana continues to be good to me this year. 1 deer tag and 1 antelope tag, just need to hit the hills and enjoy the animals.
I bought my wife one, she likes it, although for packing elk she wants to get a frame pack instead. We use a now discontinued pack from LL Bean for packing meat. The Cure Pack is good for packing smaller game like antelope and deer. Works great as a day pack though!
I would like to have a fishing cabin with boat in SE AK, a condo or villa in Italy, and a condo/apt in Mexico, Central or South America upon retiring. Spend Jan-Mar down south, Apr-May in Italy, Jun-Aug in AK, Sep-Dec in ID. Rent/Air BnB house in Idaho, Italy, and down south when not living...
I flew to Bozeman a couple weeks ago and went to Stone Glacier HQ and Mystery Ranch HQ. Mystery Ranch sent me to Schnee's in Downtown Bozeman because they are revamping their showroom. I tried on both companies packs and I will be going with a Stone Glacier Xcurve frame. It was the most...
Recheck your torque on your rings. Vortex scopes are very sensitive to being torqued over specs when adjusting for elevation. I had the same issues a few years ago on my wifes' rifle and it was fixed by retorquing to correct specs.