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  1. idgaf

    Vortex optics for sale

    Where are you located
  2. If the hunter trust the pattern than it works. The quarry doesn't care, if they see movement, smell you or feel something isn't right they will not stay around for long.
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    If you use trail cameras for elk......

    If you have a rut hunt put them where the cows are. That's where they will be in September
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    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Some Pretty good growth from a lesser unit (3bn). still needs to finish off growth on his tops
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    Solo kaibab Bison Hunt with help

    Thanks, If I may make the suggestion get the tag and go hunting. The Bison will be gone before the politics are. Then rub in a bit, because they will be doing the same on some podcast how there guys are the only ones to tag out.
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    Solo kaibab Bison Hunt with help

    I know what you mean
  7. My body finally stopped hurting enough to type. Short story 27 days hunting two bull bison seen on the last day. Long story Checking my cc when I saw the spring cards getting hit. I saw the typical nothing, a week later for s&g I check my points and then I see I was drawn after a few cards were declined. I literally lose my breath for a moment. I immediately start googling everything, watch every video on youtube and post something about getting drawn and get some big time help from a couple of CWT members WHTMTNHNTR, Tom and Chewy. I spend the months talking, practicing with my bow and talking to the guys who previously had the hunt. After talking to about 20 previous hunters I discover a theme about the politics of the situation. 18 essentially said the same thing and two had glowing reviews of Jacoby. I decide not to play and go away from the group always being respectful to the group but doing my own thing. First weekend (5 days) I run into a giant wall of snow and that doesn't allow me to get much past Jakob Lake. I decide to try Saddle Mtn Wilderness. Saturday morning just before dawn I am just waking up I hear a clop of a bovine animal 30 yards from where I sleep, I grab my flashlight and see a smaller bison escaping up the hill next to my truck. Nothing interesting happened for the rest of the time except for stopping at Lee's Ferry for the first time and catching a few trout. Two weeks later I go for 3 days I get within 3 miles of the traditional area and see my first bison sign at some far off point. getting stuck and nearly getting in a fight with some californians that rented some pretty cool razors and were driving like they stole them was the highlight May 10th , nine days, My brother and step dad come and we stay at big springs cabins. Finally get to a marginal area stina point and timp point. Lots of sitting no bison. Me and my brother decide to look around a bit and meet some other hunters and discover the main guide does not like people on his trail cams. My brother took it as a personal challenge and the next camera he saw he started using his Fortnite Repertoire and did the "orange justice" than the "carlton" and finished off the day with a "Dab" We meet a couple of other hunters and they suggest the loser dance and I go retro with MC Hammers U cant touch this. Snow is still much to hunt anything but the three mile stretch that the majority of hunters are in, I do my best to stay away from them. Jacoby very likely has 80 salts with cameras so it is very hard to leave his grasp. The week ends drinking Bacanora with a couple of turkey hunters from Chihuahua and a retired game california game warden telling hunting stories and looking at successes on each others phones. It was a good evening. The final week I go solo (10 days). I head to the nameless point where we cut some fresh tracks and I left a salt and a camera. Nothing. I check the other eight cameras I left out there and nothing. I learn that the only thing I missed for the week was more snow. Total one Bison was seen for the all of the group of hunters and it was still deciding its gender. Sitting there thinking and watching the same piece of salt for a few days I decided if I am going to fail, I will fail the way I am best hunting. Thick cover stillhunting. I go to the deepest canyon I can find and find one of the super special areas that one of the paying clients is in. I leave shaking my head in frustration. Friday comes around and I hear three gunshots, for the first time its warm enough not to wear jacket. Later I learn, a gentlemen I met at Arizona Archery Club filled his tag deservedly. Saturday I hear four more shots but no reports of any more bison taken, first day without rain or snow. Last day, I am resound to the fact I will not fill my tag and tell my wife I am leaving around noon. the voices in my head are telling me to go by the park entrance which I do. (you will hear voices in your head too if when you go ten days solo) I wake early and pass the groups meeting place an hour before there scheduled meeting time. I get to dirt tank 1 about the time the remaining hunters are getting to their group session and for the first time in the morning I leave my bow in the truck (packed to go home) and take my WW2 model 70 instead. I work my way to the southeast corner of the small field and then I see a brown head pop up and ram another brown head. For a second I think I am watching a couple of bears fighting, then I realize they are not bears. The fight is going on for several seconds as I am just realizing what I am watching. All of the videos and studying is kicking in and I start figuring out if they are male or female. The vitals are out of sight but there eyes and horns have me pinned. I drop to my stomach and crawl to a flatter area. they stop fighting and it looks they are going to leave when they turn and head to the flat part of the field. The closest bull is about 60 yards and the farther one is about 80. after 27 days i no longer care about which one is bigger and am waiting to see the penis sheath to confirm sex and a broadside shot. the one at 80 obliges. I place the crosshair on his heart and squeeze. He buckles and starts jogging I place two more shots in the lungs in a few seconds. the bull stops and place my last shot and last bullet for that matter in him and he drops and is down within 45 seconds of my first shot. This is where the pain begins I get my truck 248 yards from the bison on snowy road. I take pictures and take my pack. I start about 545 and put the last piece in my truck around 300. It was the second and final bison taken out of 25 tags. This is also my eighth big game species of the big 10 all of them solo, seven with my bow.
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    Elk unit breakdown

    Are you interested in September hunts only? I have been drawn for the late archery unit 1 tag two out of the last three years, seeing over 200 bulls in 2017.
  9. Fake news-ish. The blocked gun advertising, making semi autos into fully auto, turning a flashlight cylinder into a silencer and the like.
  10. idgaf

    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Still on the winter grounds. Heard reports from the collective and a few loners(including myself) only one bison seen. And it was so young it was still gender neutral
  11. idgaf

    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Not when you are bison hunting. Snow from this morning as I was getting out
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    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    The north rim a couple of Saturdays ago. I'm headed up again for ten days starting tomorrow
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    Current conditions - Perfect timing

    Shelvin speak for yourself, greedily, I was hoping for dry AF this spring and it keeps snowing on the north rim.
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    Blood from a turnip lol

    First off thank you for your career path, Secondly, I am impressed with your financial wherewithal that you can retire after twenty five years. I am twenty years into my profession and have another 25 years or so before I can even consider it. After some research its not 62mil duecey expects to get from this fee, its 165 mil. I hope he shares with you guys and increases retirement benefits with the generated income.
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    Blood from a turnip lol

    Lets do some math 2.1 million vehicles x 32.00 = 67,200,00.00 dollars according to the DPS website as of 2016 they have 696 officers of various ranks 67,200,000 / 696 = 96,551.72 per officer added. I wish I got a raise like that. As of 2016, HPD is staffed by: 575 Troopers 97 Sergeants 18 Captains 5 Majors 1 Lt. Col. / Assistant Director, Lt. Col. Wayde Webb What a freaking scam. Well on the bright side maybe they will write less tickets because they will need the money.