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Posted: January 31 2018 at 5:29am | IP Logged Quote M700

Well, it's a plan. Who knows what will actually be happening this coming season?

Washington:
Am going to apply for, and likely obtain, a "multi-season" deer tag. Allowing me to hunt deer with bow, muzzle loader or rifle, in the appropriate seasons. I really want to give archery mule deer a strong effort this coming year.

Archery elk. Yup. Going to try. Local herd, not far from town. Will be happy as all get out if I get a shot at a cow! Have some scheduled interference with the season, so will only have a limited time. Still, I'll make the effort. Elk meat is GOOD.

Bear... You'd think I would have had enough of bear hunting? Nope. Seriously want to take a bear lured in by predator call... Very excited about that. Perhaps with a revolver. When that bear came in to 15 or 20 yards in the fall of 2016... I was hooked! Haven't made it happen again but I'm trying. Learning. Trying harder... Bear sausage has become important table fare here as well.

Wyoming:
Returning to northeastern Wyoming for the 5-day mule deer & antelope hunt, this time with a good friend. Hoping for success, and very much looking forward to the hunt. The only time period we could make this work was the first week of October, I'm usually there a couple of weeks later. Should still be good hunting and a fun trip.

Intend to take both the 30-06 & 25-06 Rem 700's to Wyoming. Oddly, both now have 6x Leupold scopes!

Plans for up to five big game hunts... We will see if I can make 'em all happen.

Your plans?

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Posted: January 31 2018 at 6:14am | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

Outside of the usual antelope, deer and elk hunt, I am hoping this is my lucky
year and a moose permit is drawn. Also will be sending in my wild bison
application, for here and over in South Dakota.
And while not big game, I do enjoy the trip to the eastern Colorado plains for
pheasant and qual.


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Posted: February 01 2018 at 10:39am | IP Logged Quote twillis

All whitetail for me. Archery, rifle, inline muzzleloader, and flintlock (unless it is a blasted cold in January as it was this year).

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Posted: February 01 2018 at 2:17pm | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

10-4 on the cold. I had a mule deer doe/fawn permit, but during the time that I
would of wanted to hunt, it was so blasted cold, neither the deer nor I were in
the mood to take part..

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Spring antlerless hunt, which is technically the 2017 season, but happens in 2018 - so counts?

Summer - trip to Alabama, I think, to hunt hog.

Fall - Whitetail, locally. I also want to make a real effort for bear this year. I mean actively going out for it, not just being incidental to deer.

Late Fall/ Winter - 3rd season (probably) elk in Colorado. This is tentative, but likely.

Of course, everyone's favorite uncle could change those plans at any time. We will have to see.

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WT deer and bear this year again. Never see elk during hunting season....

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Posted: February 03 2018 at 12:53am | IP Logged Quote MontanaWolf

Wife & I already got 2 elk in the shoulder season out here i Jan. Otherwise it'll be the usual. Bear (opportunity I don't really go active on them). Gooffers (yeah they are goofy little critters) and Prairie Demons, for warm up. The archery for deer and lope and then elk, lope, deer and what ever the Good Lord wants to bless us for tags and critters.

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