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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Spring on the ranch.
« on: May 05, 2024, 08:34:57 AM »
Haven't been away from the yard much as we are calving out 130 hfrs so stay fairly close doing chores and checking hfrs.
We have had a couple different coyotes right in the pens eating afterbirth but they seemed to be getting bolder. Yesterday I had picked the Vanguard 223 out of the side x side on my way by but no coyotes. Had a couple shed huters from Montana stayed a couple nights and they busted them just before I got out for 6am check. Today I didn't take the 223 and sure enough there was a coyote staring down a hfr with a very fresh calf. I turned around and grabbed the 17hmr out of the tractor and stuck the barrel through the wind break boards and dropped him with a nice head shot at about 30 yards. Never moved,  One less to worry about.
 The shed hunters found a few Elk spikes and couple nice elk sheds but not real big and a handful of Muley and Whitetail sheds.
The one guy was hoping for the grand slam of Whitetail, Muley, Elk and Moose but the other guy found the Moose dead head which they left where it was. They can't keep them attached to the head, plus it was heavy and he was a long way from the house,
 They can only take 2 pair home across the border unless they make an appointment to have a Wildlife Bologist meet at the border which unle tey were a very special set of horn wouldn't be worth it.
 They don't ell their finds so are happy just to have ground to walk.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / African safari trip
« on: March 26, 2024, 05:06:04 PM »
The Saskatchewan Stockgrowers have a fund raising auction going one One day left.

They have a 7 day safari with no bids as of yet. Check it out.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Calling Coyotes
« on: March 04, 2024, 08:38:45 PM »
Is was a cold clear fairly calm afternoon.
I went out about 5 pm and tried to call for a bit, I just have a Primos Turbo dawg caller.
I started with the female invitation call and tried a few other, Nothing showed. Usually you can see a coyote out on the flats but nothing there, nothing cam out of the coulee's to the north.

How long would you call in one spot before moving on?

He seems to like the Weatherby calibers


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. :)


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