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    Wild game consumed in your home

    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...
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    Worst thing you've forgotten before a big hunt trip?

    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.
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    Idaho Muzzy Deer 51-1

    Sounds like you had a fun hunt! Thanks for the update.
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    Top 5 Tags

    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...
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    MT Antelope

    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.
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    What States Have You Hunted

    ID- Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Whitetail Deer MT- Whitetail Deer AK- Moose MS WY- Antelope
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    Blacks Creek Cure Lumbar Pack

    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!
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    Non hunting bucket list or dreams?

    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...
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    Mystery Ranch or Stone Glacier

    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...
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    ID Big 3 Deadline Tomorrow

    No luck for me, always next year. Good luck to those that drew an Idaho OIL!
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    Any ladies looking for an elk hunt?

    Someone is tired of being the little spoon...
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    Help!! Vortex viper 4-12x40

    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.
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    Idaho public land shapefile/kmz/kml download
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    Dad and Brother drew a Idaho Unit 51 Nov. Bull tag

    There are some pretty good areas on both sides of the river. With snow and wind, they can be in the coulees during the day and usually seem to hit the ag land at night. I would set up glassing spots between ag land and where the mountains break to the valley on either side of the road. That time...
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    Idaho drawing results are up! Anyone get lucky?

    I drew a second choice cow elk tag, extra doe tag, and a doe antelope tag. Focus for me this year is AK Moose! Almost 60 days away, Idaho will be a recovery hunting season after AK.
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    BHA membership

    What is keeping me from joining, is the run around I've got from phone calls I've made regarding their stance on public lands and gold mining. I like to more on public lands than just hunt, mining being one activity. PLP is a organization I support and trying to shut out another Right we as...
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    BHA Rendezvous 2018

    I will be coming with ID_Deerslayer on Thursday night. I'll bring some sausages.
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    2017 WY Pronghorn Trip

    The third year of applying for a tag in WY, I was on the successful side of the applicants. Point creep had decimated odds the previous two years on what I thought would be easy to draw Pronghorn tags. The fact that I promised my wife we would go hunting in WY for the past two seasons, she was...
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    2017 MT Whitetail

    2017 was an incredible year of hunting for me, I was able to draw a couple tags in MT & WY, hunting with family and friends on each trip. I was really excited for my deer hunt in Montana, because I would get to hunt with my brother, ID_deerslayer. He moved to MT a few years ago and has been...
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    Any cow elk only hunters this year?

    I hunted for cow elk this year. I couldn't get an archery tag in the area I hunt in Idaho, all my buddies didn't pick up their bull tags before they sold out. We picked up leftover cow tags in ID in a couple units and filled 4 of 7. 3 of the hunters are first timers with filling an elk tag. They...