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Hunt Planner / Idaho Diamond Creek zone
« on: November 13, 2020, 07:00:05 PM »
Hello all,
I'm looking at getting after the elk in Idaho again next year, and looking at exploring a new area. Hunted Lemhi last year, had fun, saw elk, but came home with nothing but tag soup.
The diamond creek area looks interesting, but from what I've read, its a long shot to get the tag before they're sold out. So my questions for now would be, is it REALLY that hard to get, where it might not be worth staying up until 1 a.m. to try and get one? And second, hows the hunting pressure? Gohunt shows about 1000 hunters surveyed last year for that zone. Im all about getting off roads and off trail, I prefer it actually. But will that get me away from people?
In short, is it worth trying for, or should I focus research elsewhere?

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Think it's time! Let the countdown begin.
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:58:56 PM »
14!!!

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday!
« on: August 04, 2019, 06:39:24 PM »
Hunting 10-12 days. Maybe 20% chance to fill, same 20% with 3 extra days

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday!!!
« on: August 02, 2019, 02:12:40 PM »
Idaho, 10-12 days plus a 5 day scouting trip. I'd say 50/50 on success.

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Archery / Re: Speed & Kinetic Energy
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:37:25 PM »
Yeah I think I'm over worrying about speed then. Just going to work on making it as quiet as possible. Love the way its shooting, other than the arc on my longer shots! But hey, a bullseye is a bullseye. Thanks for the reassurance fellas

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Archery / Re: Speed & Kinetic Energy
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:17:31 AM »
That is good news! Thanks!

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Archery / Speed & Kinetic Energy
« on: July 09, 2019, 04:23:44 AM »
I think I'm looking more for a confidence boost than anything else with this post, but I'll throw it out and see what the resident pros think.
The other day when I was doing all my shooting and NOT tuning (see previous post haha) I noticed, maybe just in my head, that it seemed to take around 7 minutes for my arrow to hit the 40 yard target after it left my bow. At 50, I calculated it to be around 10 minutes from bow to bullseye. 60 yards, I can shoot, walk slowly to the target, and beat the arrows by a half step.
Ok maybe I exaggerated a bit. But it seems SO SLOW! I know I'm going to be slower than most with a 27" draw. My 480 gr arrows aren't exactly built for speed either.  But man, sure seems like game might be jumping the string pretty easy. I chrono'd it yesterday. 265 fps with 125 gr. 262 with 100 grain. That small of a difference surprised me, but I'm glad. I already bought my 6 Strickland 125's. With my bow and arrow set up, it calculates out to almost 75 lbs of kinetic energy.
Am I overthinking? Maybe my plan is just coming together too nicely and I'm looking for things to worry about with the season just around the corner.

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Archery / Re: Mathews Z7 timing
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:37:41 AM »
Update: Not messing with it. I dont know why it's working, but it's working. Everything checked out with the measurements, and its shooting like a dream. Come on September!

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Archery / Re: Mathews Z7 timing
« on: July 06, 2019, 05:21:09 PM »
I'm going to shoot it thru paper and check all the measurements tomorrow and see how its sitting.

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Archery / Re: Mathews Z7 timing
« on: July 06, 2019, 03:40:23 PM »
Honestly, I didn't even look. Just shot it. Had the best 20 yard group I've ever shot with that bow so just ran with it.

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Archery / Mathews Z7 timing
« on: July 06, 2019, 02:36:06 PM »
About a month ago, I had a new 60x string put on my Mathews z7. The Mathews guy at the store where I got it put on said he got it all tuned and shooting bullet holes thru paper. I got it home. shot it, and my groups are awesome. To the point I don't shoot at the same spot very often anymore for the sake of keeping all my arrows. But, here's where my question comes in. I was looking over my bow, for no particular reason, when I noticed the cable is nowhere near centered in the timing hole on the cam. Is this a big deal, or don't fix it if it ain't broke?

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Hunting Gear / Re: Your favorite water filtration system
« on: July 03, 2019, 06:32:36 PM »
Loving my Sawyer squeeze so far. Got the quick connect set up on my pack, cant imagine anything easier.

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General Elk Hunting / Homemade backcountry food
« on: June 15, 2019, 07:51:57 PM »
Looking for idea . What are some meals you guys prep ahead of time to bring with on the hunt? I made the protein bars from Ryan Lampers website today just to try them. Definitely bringing some of those with. But now I'm looking for recipes or ideas for actual meals, not just snacks.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: Free Gear Friday!!!
« on: June 14, 2019, 06:42:48 PM »
Archery hunting Idaho in September. 10-14 days depending on how it all goes. I'm sure it's a sub 10% chance to fill a tag, but I keep telling myself I'll 100% fill it. No matter what happens,  cant wait for the adventure.

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