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    4 years still waiting on my buck. How long is too long?

    I'd pick your deer up and take it somewhere else.
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    Recommendations for Elk Hunt - New Mexico

    First off, you can answer most of your own questions by visiting the NM Game and Fish website and reading the regulations. http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/ You should contact some outfitters and consider applying for the draw with them. It'll increase your odds of getting a tag...
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    Average Joe's 2019

    Thanks! The whole experience was truly outstanding and something I'll cherish for a long time. That said, I'm also kinda like Bill Belichick, and I'm already on to the next one. 😏
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    Shoulder surgery ended with a small bull

    Congrats!
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    FS: LA Howa 1500 McMillan Sako Hunter stock

    $475 shipped McMillan Sako Hunter stock for a right handed Howa 1500/weatherby vanguard long action. Stock has factory installed pillars, pachmayr recoil pad and sling studs. Stock has not been bedded. Weighs 27oz. Selling it because I got a sweet deal on an edge filled McMillan GameHunter.
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    Average Joe's 2019

    As far as the rest of the season goes, the only major things I have left are NM barbary sheep & rifle javelina, and AZ javelina & OTC archery deer. There's a couple other things potentially in the works, but nothing set in stone.
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    Average Joe's 2019

    Got the skull taken care of yesterday. Pretty dang good 2019 elk season for me. It'll be tough to top this one. Not sure why the dog decided to lay in the middle, but I wasn't going to tell him to move. Haha.
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    Average Joe's 2019

    Heck yeah. The elk better watch out!
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    Average Joe's 2019

    Hahaha. Thanks! Even with a rifle you'll still have to walk to the top of the mountain where the bulls are. 🥵
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    Average Joe's 2019

    I absolutely love hunting by myself, but packing an elk out solo pushes a little too close to the miserable category. It's so good to have friends! I feel bad for making these guys hike up to this spot, but I couldn't be more grateful for their help. The fact that they dropped everything...
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    Average Joe's 2019

    Knowing the shot was perfect and the bull would die, I hoped he would run a few hundred yards and get as close to the bottom of the mountain as possible to make the pack out a little less difficult... But he only went about 60 yards before falling over.
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    Average Joe's 2019

    With all of the snow on the top of the mountain, my assumption was that the bulls would be feeding lower than they had been. So instead of waking up at 0330 and hiking to the top of the mountain like I had been, I decided to sleep in a little and get up to a low saddle that had a good view of a...
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    Average Joe's 2019

    The big storm started Wednesday with a bunch of rain and slush falling from the sky. I hiked around all day and it was miserable. I only saw 2 elk in the morning and assumed they were hunkered down waiting for the snow to hit. I decided to sleep in Thursday morning assuming the elk would be...
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    Average Joe's 2019

    I'm finally back and have everything cleaned up from the trip. Life is always hectic, but I've got the rest of the story done for you guys.
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    Average Joe's 2019

    Everything that needed to go right to make this happen, went right.
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