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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Hunting Elk
« on: August 19, 2023, 08:44:07 AM »
So what would you do????
Elk season starts here September 15th. We have three houses/cabins we rent out for a nominal charge of $40/ person/ night. Those that rent a bed also get permission to hunt here. It's on foot but for Elk or Moose they can retrieve with an ATV and quite often I have helped.
We can't charge to hunt in Saskatchewan but we do control access on our crown lease land. I stop the bow hunters for the two weeks of Elk as it's a very tough tag to draw. Don't want guys hiding in camo out there with guys with high powered rifles looking for something hiding.
My question is I get calls from others wanting to hunt that aren't staying here.
They are all someone's grandson or so and so's best friend. Their is only 15 tags drawn in our zone and I have had 13 of them wanting to hunt the ranch the same day.
It it wrong to give preference to those staying here?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Ruger lever actions
« on: March 30, 2023, 07:58:58 AM »
I would like to see the Ruger 96 Lever action come back.
It was built for 13 in 22lr 22mag and 17HMR. 
 I have gone back to a bolt action from the semi, but there is just something about the cool factor of a lever gun.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Hey Grouchy
« on: January 10, 2023, 06:39:09 PM »
Did you here about the new movie called Constipation?

It hasn't come out yet? ;D ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 300 win mag vs 338Win mag
« on: December 03, 2022, 07:56:20 PM »
I know the 338 has more power than the 300 but for North American game is there a practical reason for the 338 Win Mag over the 300 Win Mag?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Catskinner
« on: December 02, 2022, 09:49:27 PM »
Have you seen the stuff this guy builds?
In Canada even. :)


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / What recession? big gun sales
« on: November 28, 2022, 09:25:12 PM »

I think people are preparing for a recession and the desperate people it will produce.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Caliber upgrade
« on: November 23, 2022, 07:40:10 AM »
MY daughter carries a Vanguard GH2 in 243, She has taken big mule deer and even a moose with it but she figures her time is near for getting an Elk tag. She is recoil sensitive and doesn't care for my .270. Was considering a 6.4 Creedmoor. In visiting with another fellow that does some guiding said they prefer the 6.5prc. The Creedmoor leaves quite a bit of wounded game out there.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Britt's Moose
« on: November 08, 2022, 09:18:53 PM »
My daughter had a either sex moose tag for Zone 1 which our ranch is in. In the early season we were fairly busy and the time she got out but only saw a small bull and a cow. The late season started November 1. She had been out a couple times but kept running into the same cow calf and small bull. Today I went out with her, right off we saw a cow but nothing else with it. We went on up a coulee, saw a Mule deer buck and commented on the crab claw forks but must have missed seeing the two bulls in the trees a little farther up. We looked over the hill at a wallow but saw nothing. We turned around to proceed up the coulee and Britt saw the moose. We thought one was a cow as we couldn't see it's head very well and the one in some fairly heavy cover was facing us and we could see horns. We were on the north side of the coulee and they started out to the south. Britt grunted and they stopped and Britt shot. They started off again and she grunted again. They stopped and just as she was going to shoot again he wobbled and dropped. She was shooting her Weatherby Vanguard GH2 (Girls Hunt 2) .243 basically a youth version with the spacer taken out.100 grain super X. Was a bit confusing how it killed him. Went through the shoulder and into the boiler room except to hole didn't seem to go right through, Wondering if it didn't deflect off a rib? Sure bled out inside.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Wyoming antelope hunt
« on: October 11, 2022, 10:52:58 PM »
My son in law is headed towards Gillette to hunt antelope.
Any suggestions where he can access land for his hunt?

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