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About MT_Sourdough

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  1. MT_Sourdough

    Push Tanks - Where to set the camera

    Salt licks work well. Sooner you get them out, the better. Improve trail, both coming in and leaving the cam sight. Bull elk will use the improved trail leading them into your cam.
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    How are Spring hunts going so far?

    On Friday's opening, my truck broke down on me while heading out into unit 8 at 4am. I was able to get out on Monday, but discovered unit 8 swamped with campers. I didn't see or hear any on Monday. I discovered some birds on Tuesday, but all silent. Things were silent on Wednesday and the temps went up fast and I Left. I decided to skip Thursday due to the heat, but it the temps cooled down and I kicked myself.
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    camera found in 8

    I saw a long piece of a tree stump laying on the ground next to tank. Looked like a good place for a snake, so I flipped it over. No snake, but there was a camera attached. It's a Stealth cam with a combo pad lock. It looks like the cam is still good. If this sounds like it is possibly yours, pm me and we can swap info.
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    Unit 7 Birds

    Talked to a guy today who is hunting 7 with a guide and he says they've gone silent in 7. I am not getting responses in 8, but that's probably because my turkey calling sounds more like a Pterodactylus. I got in on a Tom this morning and he'd talk at me personally, but couldn't get him or any others to reply to my calling.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    Ya see, the real conspiracy is skinny people tying to kill off us old fat bastards. Dang you skinny people! I hope your at least smart enough to recognize a real joke.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    My brother's inability to rest and take it easy has bit him on the butt. The virus has made a resurgence with him. Now, my daughter, in the Bend, Oregon area, has a co-worker going in for testing.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that swine flu infected nearly 61 million people in the United States and caused 12,469 deaths. Worldwide, up to 575,400 people died from pandemic swine flu 480>12
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    Official Official Hit Thread

    Dang it, I was just gonna say the exact same thing. So much fresh food production, perhaps more food than I have seen for this time of year in my 11 years watching.
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    My last and only antelope was in Montana '09. I used my 30-06 with 150gr Winchester Silvertip factory round. I wish I had my 444. Shot was only 70 yards. I placed the shot, high shoulder where with my 444, everything from small does to big bulls all pancake on the spot. With the 150 gr silvertip from a 30-06, the bullet exploded on the light shoulder blade. I was seriously bothered when I saw the antelope run off. I knew it was gonna circle so I cut it off and dropped it with the next shot. I prefer one and done. I think, just because I am such a fan of my 444, on my next antelope hunt, I'll use it with a self designed 237gr cast bullet at @2600 fps.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    My brother had maybe two days where he pretty much stayed in bed at the worst point. He is the type of guy who could not ever find peace in staying still, so he's been working on his son's car in the rain while he is staying home. Cough is almost gone, but because he is entirely confident it was coronavirus, his wife is having to quarantine herself as well. She doesn't appear to have contracted the virus. My bro is a healthy 49 year old and he was able to ride it out. He is, in my opinion, a highly stressed individual and may be susceptible on the front end. His over all health and vitality allowed him to beat back the virus in fairly short order. His son is coming to visit with his grand parents in Arizona. I raised the red flag, because it was my original understanding that he was working on the car with his dad. I was concerned that the old folk might not fair well with the virus. We all were able to relax when we learned that the young man was teaching snowboarding at a ski resort while his dad worked on his car, so there was no interaction between the two and no risk of contagion.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    My brother is a CEO of a architectural firm. He lives outside of Seattle and around three weeks ago, he brought his truck to the dealership in Kirkland. Along with him, he brought his bulldog along. His bulldog captured the attention of everybody at the dealership. My bro says everybody came out to pet his dog. Several days passed when my brother became seriously ill. As a result, he started working from home, but while he was working from home, he made many calls to medical professionals. His research revealed that several workers at the auto dealership were now in the hospital with the Corona Virus. My brother asked to be tested, but he was told that unless he was in Critical Condition, they can't offer him the test. With that said, the number listed for Washington State (@160) is pure hog wash. If they only test the people who end up in Critical Condition, then obviously the number means nothing. As professionals there admitted the real number is in the thousands. Fact is, both sides (parties/factions), right and left are downplaying the truth. All the Media Networks are basically subsidiaries of Wall Street holding companies. While the viewers of one network hate the viewers of a different network, the shareholders/executives of the different networks are sharing cocktails with each other. Now, on the other hand, I hate crowds, so I am digging the fact that everybody seems to be hunkering down. Just cough every once in a while and crowds are nowhere to be seen.
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    Best AZ Mule Deer Hunt

    I am surprised nobody has mentioned all them big bucks taken up Nunya Gulch. 🤓
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    Post up your success in tags

    I have an early archery cow tag, myself, but for those of you that are going after headgear, mother nature seems to favor you this year. Good luck.
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    The giddy bro-man

    Two things make for a perfect storm. 1) over the counter tags available to non-residents 2) Arizona's mild winter weather is a wonderful escape for people in the northern parts of the country I know if it was my choice, I'd choose AZ as my preferred winter destination if I had learned about the hunting opportunity in January.
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    Your First Big Game Rifle?

    On the ranch in Montana, at age 13, my parents put an open sighted Marlin 336 30-30 in my hands and said "Go get'em." The rule was if I was to shoot at an elk, 50 yards was about max and 100 yards for deer. Some years I used my Grampa's 1946 Winchester model 70 30-06 with a '50's vintage Weaver 4 x scope. That thing felt like carrying a tank compared to the Marlin 336, but I was allowed to shoot out to 200 yards on elk with it. When I was a senior in high school, I bought a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight chambered for 270 topped off with a Leupold 3x9.