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    Horns Without the Hide - Would You?

    Saw this article and made me think: https://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/hunting/article258314798.html Would you hunt an animal if you could keep the horns but not the meat (let's say because scientists use the meat for research)? If it were my job or I lived in the unit and had extra...
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    Horns Without the Meat - Would You?

    Saw this article and made me think: https://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/hunting/article258314798.html Would you hunt an animal if you could keep the horns but not the meat (let's say because scientists use the meat for research)? If it were my job or I lived in the unit and had extra time...
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    Bivy Vs. Tyvek Vs. CCF

    Last year was my first couple of uses with a floorless tipi. I'm going to give it one more year but I'm not sure if it's right for me. Here's the issues I've had, mostly related to sleeping. 1. I camped a couple of nights in a high desert area and the best spot we could find was an area of...
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    Elk Tent Stove - Tips and Strategies?

    I have a homemade but well built elk tent stove that it paired with my 8x10 canvas elk tent. I've had it for roughly 2 years and probably use it about a 10-12 times a year. She is one finicky BIT%C! It's your typical cylinder stove with stove pipe angled to go out the side and not the top...
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    Idaho OTC NonRes Tag Sale

    Anyone else in line? I'm #18265 so not looking good at all for any of the tags I was hoping to get. Very frustrating but I guess that's the new world of hunting. Sorry but I absolutely HATE how popular western hunting has gotten.
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    Oregon Clear Cuts or Deep Timber for ANY Buck

    Would like to hear some community members' thoughts on the best way to hunt blacktail the last 2 weeks of the season. Unfortunately I do not put in the time and effort to do the heavy duty scouting that most do on this forum. I hunt the north coast of Oregon and know two of the closest units...
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    Who are the Trackers- Of the Electronic Kind

    Who here tracks their routes and miles during their elk and/or deer hunts? If so, what do you do with the info and what do you use to track? I've tracked my routes and mileage before, but don't really use that info to much of an advantage. Trying to weight the battery drawdown of your phone...
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    What Firstlite Jacket

    I'm overdue for a new light jacket for archery elk in eastern OR. It doesn't get too cold during archery season here but at night and in the morning it probably gets down to low 40s to mid 30s. I've been looking at all the jackets on their site and there's too many options! Been putting it...
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    How do you get dressed....in your tent?

    I know it's a weird question but I'm curious what others do when they have these small, lightweight tents? I have a decent Mtn. Hardware tent that's a bit on the heavier side but I feel isn't a big deal. Comfortable, quality built, and very easy to put up. The biggest negative I have though...
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    Coffee & Shooting

    I was listening to a hunting podcast on my ride home from a family vacation. The did a quick segment on coffee and how it affects their shooting. This never occurred to me that my caffeine intake can inhibit how effective I am while shooting. I DO know that my shooting is pi** poor if I'm...
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    Tree Saddle Hunting

    Has anyone tried a tree saddle for hunting BTs? Thinking of giving it a shot. Watched a couple of videos on them and though very un-traditional; I love how lightweight and unrestrictive they look compared to even the lightest tree stands. Wonder if sitting in one ALL day would wear on you also?
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    Ultra Lite Cot - Thoughts and Recommendations

    Been looking into some ultra lite cots and wanted to see if anyone does multi-day backpack hunts with them? I like the idea of using them with a floorless but not sure if it would be worth it due to added weight and size? I'd love to hear from people who use them and what the...
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