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    New member from Oregon

    Best of luck with the recovery. Give a holler when you pull that tag again. I live near the "big 3" of Oregon elk hunting.
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    Vortex Vulture HD 15x56 Binoculars

    SOLD
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    Secretary of the Interior allows E-bike access on BLM lands

    This is just a total gouge in the eye right now. I got up at 3am yesterday to drive out to a spot that I can hunt elk from the house. It's a 30-45 min hike in from the road into a non-motorized area. I get to the top, where I usually start finding elk. Instead, I find 3 dudes on E-bikes with...
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    Vortex Vulture HD 15x56 Binoculars

    Looking to find a new home for my Vulture HD 15x56 binoculars. Like new condition, used on a couple hunts. I just don't use them enough. Comes with tripod mounting adapter. I lost the nylon carry case. $375 TYD.
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    Why my pack sucks: Kifaru, Stone Glacier, Exo, Seek, Mystery Ranch, Kuiu, etc.

    Past - MR Crew Cab and Metcalf on the NICE frame (6 seasons, ~25 animal pack outs) Pros: Pretty comfortable with weight, durable, USA made, great customer service, meat shelf on metcalf, good compression to frame Cons: Very heavy empty, squeaky, still feels really substantial with nothing...
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    Better binos vs spotting scope

    This is sound advice. With $3k, you can get top-tier glass in the large bins and spotter and be set for life. Some good deals can be had on the forum classifieds if you have time to shop around. Check out the Kowa prominar spotters as well, you could get into one of the larger ones for ~$2k used.
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    Better binos vs spotting scope

    For the OP, since you have a mixed hunt (deer + antelope) you might consider what you think you'll do most going forward. I started from the exact base you are, I got a pair of 8x Swaro as a wedding gift (nice, eh?) as my first pair of optics when I moved west. This is my opinion: Antelope...
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    Better binos vs spotting scope

    My current setup for western big game is 8x on the chest, 15x for the tripod, and a spotter. I'm thinking about swapping the 15x for 12s, only because I carry them on backpacking trips and looking to cut the weight. I hunt from early archery high country to the late december cow seasons and...
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    Mountain Goat Questions

    My guess is that the amount of available habitat may have something to do with how the goats segregate, or don't. Also there is inherent differences in behavior between individuals. In the area we survey goats, the largest billys i've seen have been solo or in groups up to four. But they are...
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    Vortex Nomad Spotting Scope 20-60x 60mm + phone skope

    Time to re-home my Vortex Nomad spotter 20-60x 60mm. Comes with soft case, and if you want it, the phone skope adapter for a iPhone 5/5s/SE. Used very little, in excellent condition. $140 TYD.
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    Spotting Scope Help

    I'd have to agree with this. I have a Kowa 773 with the wide angle zoom lens. It has spoiled me rotten. Look in the rockslide classifieds, you might find a decent scope there used. If you don't need high magnification, the Kowa TSN 550 series has the same fluorite crystal glass as the 880 series...
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    Mystery Ranch metcalf / NICE frame / Crew cab full setup

    Everything is sold.
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    Mystery Ranch metcalf / NICE frame / Crew cab full setup

    I'm selling a Mystery Ranch pack setup. Prefer to sell as a package deal but would consider selling one of the bags w/matching lid. Specifics: MR NICE frame + OV innovations lumbar pad + MR lift kit - Medium yoke size, small belt (I'm 6' w/34" waist) MR metcalf gen 2 w/alpine lid - some minor...
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    WTB - Mystery Ranch Crew Cab MultiCam - Bag Only

    really old post, but are you still looking?
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    New Mexico Draw Results are out!!!!

    I got exactly the same! I love how it's highlighted in blood red. Here in Oregon they try and dampen the disappointment by switching to the phrase "NOT SELECTED" when the release results. New Mexico really knows how to rub it in...
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    Rocky Mountain Oysters

    I think I posted this in another thread.. but, bighorn sheep are by far the best of the N. American big game species, in my opinion. Oysters are all in the preparation.
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    Single man shelter

    I ordered my Bowfin direct from Tarptent. Looks like they are in production phase? You might look at the Rainbow as well, some minor differences between the Bowfin and Rainbow. Took me a while to decide.
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    Womens hunting boots

    My wife bought a pair of crispi Wyoming last summer. She doesn't have a ton of time in them, but likes them a lot. She's a size 6.5. Seemed like a great all-round boot to me. You can get a number of the Lowa boots in womens as well. In missoula, you ought to be able to try stuff on, do you have...
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    U.S. supreme Court case - Big decision ahead

    Or neither of those, depending on how narrow the ruling is. If I've paid enough attention, they are deciding if by becoming a state, Wyoming "occupied" the land within it's boundary, and hence made the entire state off-limits to exercise of treaty rights by the Crow under their specific treaty...
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