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About CouesPursuit

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  • Birthday 12/02/1986

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    Mesa, AZ
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    Coues - Crappie
    Decoying Ducks

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  1. Absolutely. They supplied a small note in each box that suggested seating them well off the lands. My sub-MOA load was .08" off.
  2. Sweet, terminal ballistics on elk are not comparable to antelope at 60 yards, but of course, you know that. I've seen your results with the Berger 180's though, seems like a great bullet.
  3. I had a pretty good load one summer in my 7mm RM with 168 grs. RL22 was its accurate powder. They didn't care for H1000. I had poor groups after a few outings as the temp dropped in the fall, followed by an unexpected 60 yard antelope shot that left him running well over 100 yards before piling up. I moved on as I would like to find a bullet that does it at 60 and 600 if possible.
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    Youth shotgun recommendations

    Agreed. My daughter will learn to shoot on my savage 24 .22/.410 just like I did. When it comes time to hunt ducks or turkey though, I hope to have friends around that offer her an opportunity to shoulder/shoot a few and give her confidence in an exact model, then buy it. It leaves me wondering if there is a youth event where you could do the same? GL.
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    I brought out a vet on my January hunts this year and it was like he was institutionalized into loving them. He treated them like gold but was so excited to share one with me and tell me all about the surprise factor of not knowing exactly what you're going to get in each package. There was a lot of "those are great, those terrible, man this package should have had X, that will plug you up for a week!" It was interesting and very humbling.
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    Meopta HD B1 15x56 NIB

    Great deal.
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    Wife's First Elk Hunt

    Very happy to hear where you are today from where you could have been, scary stuff that I can't imagine. Your wife sounds like one tough lady. Congrats on her bull too.
  8. At a minimum, I have 2 complete, working lower units and a slew of props of varying pitch compatible with the outboards listed below. Evinrude/Johnson 1976-1988 HP 40/48/50/55/60... (small diameter housing) I also have - from an original 60HP 1982 Evinrude, that was fully compatible with a 40HP 1979 Johnson - - 2 salvage powerheads (bad cylinders) with everything attached - Power tilt/trim (working when the outboard came off the boat) - OMC control box, gauges, etc. Before I try to find a salvage yard, I wanted to check if a CWT member had use for the 2 backup lower units and many obsolete components. I'm more concerned about getting this stuff into deserving hands than the selling price, but we could start the full package, take it all bid at $400 and definitely open to trade. Someone with the time and resources may even want to try to part it out and profit heavily. Thanks for looking, contact me with any other questions or offers.
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    How much you gotta spend?

    FoxPro here because of the features, some absolutely help me kill extra coyotes. FoxBang is extremely useful when a shot rings out and a new, screaming, preset call is automatically activated. I have had many coyotes come sprinting in right after watching their partner get shot, instead of bugging out, and all I have to focus on is the crosshairs or bead on the next one. I will use FoxFusion to naturally blend transitions from one call to the next or just throw in a second sound here and there without screwing anything up or losing any existing interest. The FoxMotion and FoxPitch make the overused and overrated sounds (Lightning Jack) come to life again as well. I've convinced a lot of hung up coyotes to get in for a shot using the above.
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    Cedar Chest

    I much prefer visualizing my use of that to your caskets. What a nice piece (so are your caskets), well done!
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    Shooting of a road in AZ on YouTube.

    I still wanna know if the road is ok and if they caught the perpetrator? The other day some guy was selling a floating dog kennel, what's this world coming to?
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    Shooting of a road in AZ on YouTube.

    Hats, cameras, shooting rests, decent optic companies with exceptional warranties, particular rifle cartridges, CWT has taught me it's possible to hate just about anything!
  13. Great story, great shot, great buck! Congratulations!
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    Speaking to crappie - I wasn't there first hand but I heard Alamo was just starting and some fish were being caught, especially Sunday. One guy I know caught a dozen long lining mid lake and another report I read online said a jet black male was caught in shallow water. Reports I have from Roosevelt weren't as promising, including a fishing tournament where one fish won it and it was caught off the bottom. I have a few friends that can catch fish that got blanked, mostly due to the windy and murky water conditions. Roosevelt is going to slowly keep filling but as the surface area increases into the higher water elevations the next couple weeks, the lake will stabilize enough for the fish to get comfortable in beds. It should start this weekend after this small front passes. My somewhat educated opinion anyway.. Also had a report that even Saguaro was murky across the lake, so bad that the guy couldn't check if bass were on beds yet, can anyone confirm that one?
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    Bosque Del Apache youth hunt

    Good luck to your daughter, OP. Enjoy Bosque. It is an amazing place for wintering waterfowl and general animal viewing year-round. I've witnessed plenty of turkey but they aren't as photogenic as the mule deer. Buck below had a gnarly scar and a gimp. The refuge manager at the time heard a buck was hit by a car a couple months prior and wasn't recovered. And lastly, I wish I had a better camera back then.