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    Behind the decision to allow chain saws in Southwest Colorado wilderness areas

    The mtn bike community has far fewer resources w which to attack and enlarge any legal exception to established law and policy, compared to industrial and development corporations. Give hardhats an inch of wilderness law, they'll try for a mine or oil/gas patch. Again. So a tiny exception to...
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    Nallo 2 or Soulo

    So which is the better tent for my truck?
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    What is “green decoy”

    When I say "green decoy", you say "fake news." Secret code for "I don't understand or consider complicated facts and circumstances, so I just agree w whoever my friends support, and disparage everyone else."
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    Crazy Mountains Public Access & FS Management Lawsuit Filed Today

    Contribution sent to support efforts to preserve and restore public access to public lands in MT's epic Crazy Mountains.
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    RMNP hiking

    Emerald Lake trail has been my favorite for decades. Sadly (for me) it is now the most popular trail in the park. A little over 3 miles, along creek past 3 lakes into an incredible cirque. Not steep. Possibly less crowded on weekdays.
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    What is the ultimate outdoor job?

    I really treasure the winters I spent teaching skiing, and the summers building trails in CO's Black Canyon. Autumns off, like Big Fin wrote. There's no head like trailhead.
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    Our town finally got DQ smart!

    2 words: dilly bar🍭
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    rifle for elk?

    Doubletap ammo loads 160 gr Nosler Partitions and 180 gr Woodleigh Weldcore in 270win. I have found the 160 to be good elk medicine, if you are looking to shoot heavy-for-caliber bullets for elk.
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    PRO TIP #217

    #13. When sleeping in your vehicle in the middle of elk habitat, don't arm the car alarm.
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    Remembering Friday

    And his all time favorite, for my old man.
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    Painting backpacks

    Find a cheap pack cover, use it when hunting. Agree that blue is like neon to ungulates.
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    Opinion on a new pup

    I took a rescued Vizsla who was always birdy along on a KS hunt, there he met 2 well-trained GSPs. He watched them and learned to listen to his own instincts. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Good boy, Fred.
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    The End of "Analysis Paralysis"?

    While I hope you are correct, we will never know as long as the few remaining government-employed professionals are prohibited by the WH from planning, accurately measuring or even uttering any results that disagree w White House disinformation in every category. Environmental science is near...
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    The End of "Analysis Paralysis"?

    BHR, I agree w half of what you said. Trump is actively seeking to end analysis w his public land policy. Witness sage grouse plan, Bears Ears, drilling regs, oversight and leases, air quality deregulation, water quality deregulation...
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    back half of october calling ?

    In the rain?
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    Used 25-06 help

    1. I have had wonderful success w an Interarms Mark X I grabbed from a pawn shop for a couple C notes. It weighs 8# w factory wood stock. Mine is 7rm, I think any '06 class cartridge would be the same weight. Nice mauser 98 commercial action. Mine got a Timney trigger, the factory one can be...
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    Crazy Mountains Public Access & FS Management Lawsuit Filed Today

    That is welcome news. Nothing political happens in a vacuum. I trust the judgment of you and your allies RE what matters and what does not, in gaining access to our public land in the Crazies. I will be contributing again to these legal costs when you post the link.
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    The downside of a driven bird dog

    Brilliant synthesis of edgy film reference, bodily secretion wink, and TMI grossout. Masterful, sir. Nobody does it better.
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    Takedown Gun

    In .223, the Keltec SU 16 is handy because it folds in half. Rub it a little or blow in its ear, voila!