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About MT_Sourdough

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  1. MT_Sourdough

    If you use trail cameras for elk......

    They seem to be jones'n hard for salt right now. Works for getting beau coup shots without relying on water.
  2. MT_Sourdough

    Selling prime deer spot

    That fine ride begs for a buck or two strapped to the roof.
  3. MT_Sourdough

    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    I was out in 19a, 19b, and 17b today. I was not looking for antelope specifically, but I saw maybe a dozen bucks. I can't be specific about size or scoring. I can say this of the limited survey size, I didn't see a small one. It seems all bucks are at least 3 years old and all had good length and mass. There are fewer antelope altogether in most places, by my estimation, but those that are there are fat and in great form.
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    Best buffalo hunt?

    Last year's late fall hunt had ideal conditions. I think we had 7 for 7 in the first week of the hunt. The first week of November was warm and dry. Just right.
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    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Well, this area (Chino Valley) had a good soaker this afternoon. It might be the last good rain until monsoon. Now we just keep our fingers crossed that monsoons arrive on time.
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    Tuesday Turkey

    Well done!
  7. MT_Sourdough

    Gun Sale Soon in LA???

    I hate how the media plays on the naivety of the general public, using terms like arsenal, Most of them rifles are sporting rifles and not combat orientated rifles. The problem is that most people are easily manipulated into thinking of something more nefarious.
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    Dec Rifle Elk Unit 8

    Previous poster broke it down fairly well. I'll say one thing, this year unit 8 is way improved over last year. Quality should be pretty good.
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    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Ha, after reading first reply, I laughed and then I ordered a rain gauge from Amazon. I was out and about, today, but I didn't see any goats up close enough to make any assessments. I am confident that they are loving life. The elk should be loving life as well. Last time I checked on "my" elk in 8. Their biggest issue was needing all the salt they can get. They were going through salt like cattle. We got a good soaking of rain in this area today - units 19a, 19b, 8 and north 20a. I'm sure others got plenty of rain today as well, but I can speak for those mentioned. The thing is, there has been a steady supply of rich food since last August. I have not seen it this good over the several years that I've been watching. In one word, lush.
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    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Seems like people don't enjoy talking about the weather like I do. If I am talking to myself, well, what's new? Anyways, if tag holders are interested, it rained today with more on the way, The way things are going and if Monsoon season arrives on time, it'll be dang near perfect conditions.
  11. MT_Sourdough

    Are there Turkeys in unit 7 ?

    If you can find which primary tanks dried last year and which ones held water all last summer would probably help. There was a plenty of tanks that usually hold water year long that dried up last year. As they dried, populations of birds either had to move or die off. In the places I have been, the over all number of birds plummeted. Anyways, some of those birds have not yet returned to the roosts they were using before the last drought. Some are just gone, but in the areas where tanks never dried last year, that'd be a good place to look.
  12. MT_Sourdough

    7mm-08 sale or trade price drop 240$

    pm sent
  13. I am going into my 8th year living in 19a and I can tell you, for this point in May(over that span of 8 years), conditions have never been better than what it is right now. So much food! Now, just as things are starting to dry a little, we are expecting some good rain this week. Just in time to give food production a big boost, I haven't been out looking at the goats recently, but they were looking fat before all this food production. Right now, the whole valley is green like monsoon season, Good news for the handful of tag holders.
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    Tonot NF travel BS

    I hear ya on the enforcement part. While I myself like the idea of limiting trails and roads, I've seen that it don't mean squat unless they enforce it. Without enforcement, I'll pretty much go where I want because it sucks to walk into an area just to get passed by others on ATV, side by side, 4x4 or whatever. They finally changed the Google Earth images that showed ATV tracks on snow all over the Woodchute Wilderness. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
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    What is this?

    There should be a note in the canister that explains the marker.