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  1. hunter4life

    2020 grizzly hunt in Russia

    I have not done the hunt myself, so take this with a grain of salt. I was told this information while hunting with a Russian outfitter in Azerbaijan for Tur, so it is straight from the source who has been on many of these hunts. I asked him about the Kamchatka Moose and Bear hunts. He said the moose are spotted by helicopter, the client is flown in and then they go and kill the moose. Bears are either hunted from snowmobiles and run down on them, or spotted from a helicopter pretty much the same way as the moose. Success rates are good, but it doesn't sound like "hunting" in my book. I was amazed he didn't try and sugar coat it at least a little bit. I lost any desire to do these hunts in Russia after hearing this. If it were me, I would look into Alaska. The snow sheep hunts all sounded like real hunts that are similar to dall sheep hunting in Canada or Alaska.
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    Mountain House 30% off

    Wise food tastes pretty terrible. I always add some extra spices that I pack along, but still not as good as mountain house.
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    Horny Toads

    See tons of them in many areas of NM. These are some more interesting colored ones from an area with Malpais and sand.
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    Backpacking on a budget

    Look at the more "hippie style" backpacking brands. They are good quality and much cheaper than the hunting brands (ie Kuiu, Sitka, Kifaru, etc.) Check out E-bay. You can get used stuff pretty cheap on there.
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    Sitka blacktail

    Once, on Kodiak. It was a difficult but good hunt. Where (in elevation) and how you will be hunting really depends on the dates you choose to go hunting.
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    Peep Spacer

    I put one on an Omega and ended up going with the Williams FP receiver sight. I ran into the same problem with the WGRS sight that you are having. I think the FP sight is better built anyways. I did have to sand away a small area of the stock to make it fit right. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/115737/williams-fp-t-c-receiver-peep-sight-encore-g2-omega-scout-aluminum-matte
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    A young ram or ewe will be good. An older ram is tough as boot leather so just grind the whole thing. I have never had a single one that had bad flavor and I have eaten a bunch of different aoudad.
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    Trophy documentary

    I saw this documentary the other day on CNN and just got finished watching the interview with the directors. I really like the interview and it actually seems like the directors "get it" and understand why hunting is a viable way to conserve animals. I don't think this came across nearly as well in the documentary as it did in the interview. I hope a few of the fence sitters see this and support hunting in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0YBKCaPuF4&feature=player_embedded You guys/gals in Arizona will need good luck in your fight against the mountain lion and bobcat hunting ban. The more people we can get on our side the better.
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    Spain & Russia 2017

    Awesome. They are all really good, old Tur. I have killed the Dagestan and would love to hunt the other 2 some day.
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    Get it to a good taxidermist and let them do the leg work. I am sure they will be able to find one for you. There are quite a few NM oryx that are done as euros, so there are a few capes around. Major Wildlife Studio in Las Cruces probably has some. I just asked my brother (who is a taxidermist) but his last spare bull cape was just spoken for about 2 weeks ago. Good luck.
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    Killing a lion is a very small part of lion hunting. If killing a lion is your goal, then the 3 outfitters mentioned so far seem to get the job done regularly. If you want to learn about lion hunting then it is going to take a few years, lots of miles on your boots and many more on the backs of horses or mules.
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    Mount Hanging Tips?

    If you are building a trophy room sheath it in 23/32 inch OSB or plywood and you can mount anything wherever you want. Without it, I always try to find a stud. I have a few smaller mounts on those 75lb drywall anchors, but I try to avoid it if possible.
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    It's that time of year....

    There are good green chilies from a lot of spots in NM. We have good ones here in SE NM as well. The grocery stores have now got the roasters out front. I love the smell of late summer and fall here in NM. CatfishKev, you roast them to get the skins off of them. Remember to wear gloves, do not scratch your face or take a piss after peeling a bunch. You will regret it. You must wash your hands well.
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    The deadline is long past. NM hunt applications are due in March.
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    Auction/Raffle Tags

    Show me a score sheet on any of these velvet gov/raffle tag bulls from an official P&Y measurer (because they measure velvet antlers, or strip it and get it to an official B&C measurer) after 60 days of drying at room temperature and I will stand corrected. Until then I will remain a skeptic. I am not arguing that it is an incredible bull. It is amazing how these animals can grow such a large set of antlers in the wild in just a few months. Hopefully the growth here in NM is good this year.