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General Elk Hunting / Re: Got my 2017 elk back!!!
« on: June 27, 2018, 11:10:26 PM »

Shoulders Mon
Chest & bice Tues
69.2lbs pack at 55steps/min on stairs for 15min today
Packing my body weight is my goal:) Thankfully, I'll probably lose weight by the the time my strength catches up:)

General Elk Hunting / Re: 1st time hunting grizzly country
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:22:58 PM »
@Kdkehoe, wow great details!  Excellent advise.  The biologist tip with "bear drop" areas is gold.  Thanks for sharing your expertise. 

Which 10mm did you settle on?  I like the Sig P220 or the Kimber Eclipse Custom.  The only bad is that they are off roster in CA; so, I have to wait for a used to pop up and pay premium.  Had I been more roster aware, I would have geared up when I was an AR res:)

Archery / 2018 Prime Logic Compared
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:53:52 PM »

Looking at the latest marketing details of top competitors, I like these features about the new Prime Logic:

  • Grip is near arrow rest (Center Griptheoretically, makes a lot of sense to design around this)
  • Balanced carry
  • Good overall ATA length
  • One piece riser and solid-axle-fixed limbs
  • Quieter shooter (2nd place, next to Triax at the top of pack)
  • Engineered draw length cams for accurate arrow launch

Looking forward to shooting it.  Relative to the Realm and the RX-1, I'll be paying attention to the hold position at shot acquiring and aiming.  Sound and vibration will also factor.

Triax seems to be the most concerning in regard to carry.  It seems that it needs more stabilized tuning in regard to aiming as well.

Hoyt hold and balance seems to be comparably rated to Logic with its offset stabilizer location. The grip personalization is a plus.

I'm interested in learning more about cam engineering and comparing the Realm's binary cam system to Logic's draw specific cams.  I don't like how Realm has composite limb pockets.  I'm sure they are fine at new, but longevity-potential is concerning.   

Arrow launch accuracy, low vibration, balance, and compact size seem to be Logic's strengths.
Competitors seem to have it beat on speed, but this factor is lower on my preference list. And, 80lbs draw is possible, which I would like to work up to. So long as lbs. force is adequate, I prioritize consistency of arrow launch, durability, carry ability, and vibration. 

Has anyone shot and compared these bows? Which are you liking?

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2018 Other Big Game meat pole
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:59:31 PM »
This 200 pounder and two cull deer (doe and a spike, no pics). We are eating really well this year.
Excellent Scotttgilll!
Nice kill shot too.

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2018 Other Big Game meat pole
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:22:41 PM »
Great job, DEEF!
  Thanks Man!

Congrats on the CA premium deer tag!

Thanks DTP!

I'll be rooting for you and everyone else on the rest of these draw packages! I hope some of you guys win.  :upthumb:


[/size]I drew a CA premium deer tagMA1 which is muzzle loader/archery in San Luis Obispo county. I had zero preference points and decent odds at this unit, but I partly chose this unit because of the deadline it would set for me to learn archery.  In between my deer, elk, and boar rifle hunts, I have until end of November to learn.

[/size]Since I want to call elk next year on an archery hunt, I'm planning for archery and I'll soon be taking a lesson or two from Jim Cox.  Apparently he's helped to develop many industry changing innovations with compound bows and he is an accomplished hunter. 

[/size]The only current challenge to fully achieving my goal this year is the money immediately needed to gear up for archery.  I'm hoping and praying to win the archery giveaway this year. 

With your positive support, let's pray and hope that Dustin's number will be picked to win the $7000 GRAND PRIZE ARCHERY PACKAGE :-D
You guys are the best!

Nonetheless, one of us will win and that is awesome!

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2018 Other Big Game meat pole
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:53:52 AM »
Ate and shared all the meat from my first boar in March.  Shot this on the same Coalinga ranch first week of June.  Freestanding double lung shot about 130 yards with my .270.  Weighed around 175lbs.  Tasty boar.  I'll be making some sausage with this one and eating the ribs. 

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2018 Other Big Game meat pole
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:13:53 PM »
Nice work Lang!

Hunt Planner / Re: Leftover CO deer tags
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:31:22 PM »
Leftovers as I understand are the result of managements designated tag amounts and the resulting supply and demand actualized in the draw.  They might utilize other factors based on the number of applications that are actually submitted.  But, I haven't read or heard of any audible type of actions they make post draw.  Most likely they determine management objectives, set the number of tags based on probability of meeting the management objective then conduct the draw.  Any units not fully desired and therefore given to a hunter are deemed "leftover".  Their process as stated in this video is somewhat enlightening.

As mentioned above, looking at this years leftovers, there's only a couple options worthwhile.  The land owner tags seem abundant.  The only problem is finding the landowners who won't charge $1000+ to hunt.

Campfire / Re: My wife is planning a roadtrip...
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:01:33 PM »
Glad to hear you're feeling better.
Go get'm!

Hunting Gear / Re: Who Wants A New Bow?
« on: June 01, 2018, 11:46:45 AM »
I'm pumped for this!  I've been wanting to get hunting with archery and haven't directed my meager budget toward getting the gear.
Now I have two shots and hitting the ground running this season.  This member perk is awesome!  I'm thankful for it.

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: 2018 Other Big Game meat pole
« on: May 26, 2018, 09:10:32 AM »

Well done Deef! Where in the heck is that? Definitely doesn't look like typical hog habitat...
Thanks COhunter14! Harvested in Coalinga near the hernandez reservoir.  They were grazing by the river bottom this spring.

All these pig photos makes me want a pig roast.  Slightly drooling over here!
Come on over and eat Kdkehoe!

Other Big Game Hunting / Re: Bear tags
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:07:38 PM »
Every year we have multiple opportunities for bear during our elk hunts here in NM. The best years are when we have a great acorn crop. Both the elk and the bears concentrate in the scrub oak when we have acorns and it's probably my favorite hunting. It's thick and when you get in the elk, shots are up close and personal. As far as bears go, we just listen for breaking branches as the bears climb the oak and break the branches to get the food on the ground. They give you great stalking opportunities as they are so preoccupied and making so much noise. The other opportunities come when the bears come into cow calls. Last year, myself and two of my hunting buddies were slowly working through bedding areas in dark timber, cow calling. I had a small bull come sneaking in and shot him at 15 yards. The 3 of us had moved just a few steps to a spot to kick it and give my bull 30 minutes before tracking. It was less than 5 minutes from the time I shot my bull and before we could even sit down, we spotted a bear coming straight to us. At 17 years I cow called to stop the bear and my friend broadsided him. It was unbelievable! A bull elk and a bear within 5 minutes of each other! It was a lot of packing but what a day!

Nice!  :upthumb:

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