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Old September 1, 2009, 09:56 PM   #26
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sorry, double post

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Old September 2, 2009, 02:45 PM   #27
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just went over to wyoming for the opener of archery mule deer. helping my brother in law...had him stalked into 17 yards but he stepped the wrong way and was blocked by a tree!...i laughed cuzz i could have stuck that buck easy...

so now i have 2 elk tags to fill, 3 antelope tags, whitetail buck tag, archery any deer... whew gunna be busy this fall! nmaybe head to missouri also for rifle deer?!?
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Old September 4, 2009, 09:37 AM   #28
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Just picked up a new Over and Under for Pheasant trip to South Dakota in October.
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Old September 4, 2009, 11:14 AM   #29
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I'm a newbie, too!

I've never hunted before - this is my first year. I'm 30, though, so I'm getting a little later start. Drew two deer tags this year - one for general rifle, and one for muzzleloader. The muzzleloader tag is either sex, and is in the middle of turkey season, so I think we'll be multi-tasking for that one.

I haven't decided whether to do with 30-30 or .308 for deer. I may bring both, and just carry whichever one seems appropriate for the terrain.

If I manage to bag my first deer this year, though, you can bet your butts I'll post a thread and pictures.
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Old September 4, 2009, 01:11 PM   #30
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Str 10 jimbo:

Your reply to this thread is worthless without pictures.
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Old September 4, 2009, 02:01 PM   #31
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Let's see...

Dove - This weekend northern Colorado.

Elk - Northwest corner of Colorado late October.

No luck on drawing a Mulie tag

White Tail - LP in Michigan in November.

Pheasant - Hopefully Kansas over Thanks Giving, but if not eastern Colorado WIA. And again in December in North Dakota.

Waterfowl - As many weekends as I can in North East Colorado.
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Old September 4, 2009, 06:32 PM   #32
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NightSight:

Have you tried the state ranch lease south of Torrington, WY for ringneck?

IM me and we will "talk".
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Old September 5, 2009, 09:33 PM   #33
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For me this year, all hunts are in S. Oregon:

-Cougar (all year): tag filled
-Fall Black Bear (Aug-Dec): tag filled
-Rifle Deer (Oct)
-Late Cow Elk (Nov-March 2010)
-Additional Cougar (Aug-Dec)
-Additional Bear (Aug-Dec)
-Coyote (all year)
-Salmon/Steelhead (various dates)

Rifles used:

-Marlin XL7 .270 win, 150g Barnes TSX (Elk, Bear)
-Arisaka Type 38 Sporter 6.5x257 (Deer, Coyote)
-Marlin 938s .22 mag (Coyote)
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Old September 6, 2009, 09:52 AM   #34
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good luck on your hunt! I have some really neat hunts, (though few in number due to time) this year. I'm doing a repeat of my kayak in back country camping/bowhunting trip at Lake Amistad in Del Rio, TX. This will be a 4 day bowhunt/fishing trip. That hunt will be in December. I'm also going on a low fence axis deer hunt the 2nd week in October. I'm taking my dad's 270 on that trip. He passed away almost 3 years ago, so I'm using that gun more for sentimental reasons than anything else. There will be lots of dove hunts this fall as well. Hope to post pix as the season progresses.
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Old September 7, 2009, 08:00 AM   #35
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Good luck on the hunt Always great to experaince a first big game hunt. I've been hunting for 7 years this year, but I still remember the first year.

I live in Montana in the HEART of hunting heaven

Got a Deer A (Either sex) tag. I'm going to be really hitting a few places that are walkin only, and maybe spending a weekend in the Missouri Breaks looking for a nice muley. At the very least I'lll just drive down a few mornings.

I drew a buck antelope tag, but that don't look promising, as there don't seem to be anything nice around.

Then I got a mule deer doe tag, and will be purchasing a whitetail doe tag in a couple of days. My uncles have terrible deer problems, so I'll be making some Jerky.

I'm also buying a turkey tag in case I run across one in the breaks, and I'm buying a Montana Wolf Tag for the novelty of owning a first-year tag

Not a real bird hunter, but our ranch is loaded with pheasents, so probably go out for them.

I guess my thing is, fall is the best time of year. Cool, crisp, just an awesome time to be outdoors. Especially in the Missouri Breaks. Plus it's fun to drive by the game preserve and drool over the elk standing just inside the limits.

Guns?
Current gun is a Winchester, 7MM Rem mag, loaded with 120 grain TSX bullets. Shot a group yesterday at 95 yards and got 1 1/4"

Might pack my last years primary, a Winchester .264 Mag loaded with 120 grain TSX's. But the 7MM has a edge on velocity, so I'll probably use it.

I am going to use my Mosin-Nagant M38 with softpoints to gather a doe. I've been using oddballs, less-used guns to get them the past few years

Savage 99 lever action in .300 savage. Hunting a few river bends, and won't have an opportunity for a long shot, so I can use this old gun effectively.

Stoeger 12 gauge SXS for pheasant hunting.

AND finally....everywhere I go I'll be packing my S&W .41 mag revolver. Harvested 3 does and a buck with it so far, handgun hunting is a HUGE blast. Buck wasn't great, a 3X4 with about 20 inches, but he's still my first handgun buck.
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