Search found 24 matches

by Painted Horse
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: Avintaquin 7th
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Avintaquin 7th

That will be a COLD hunt. I had a friend that made a mistake on his entry and got a Dec tag a couple of years ago. It was bitter cold in that canyon the first week of Dec. We rode horses in and it was pretty brutal. Snow was 2 foot deep and had a very thick crust. Almost impossible for the horses to...
by Painted Horse
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: random elk question
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: random elk question

The area I hunt has a few resident elk all summer. We have harvested a few nice bulls during the LE hunts in September. But the canyon really fills up with elk in October. By late October during the deer hunt, I frequently see 200-400 elk per day as large herds have moved into the area. The area I h...
by Painted Horse
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Mule Deer - General
Topic: Best Caliber??
Replies: 37
Views: 8930

Re: Best Caliber??

I've shot 7 elk with my 270 WSM, It works just fine. A friend of mine took a 270WSM to Alaska and shot a moose. Again it worked just fine. You can share brass with your husband. Load it like a 270WCF for deer/antelope, Load it up to max for Magnum performance when hunting the bigger animals. I still...
by Painted Horse
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Rifle Hunting - Big Game
Topic: CONGRATS DEADI
Replies: 26
Views: 6503

Re: CONGRATS DEADI

My buddy drew the Rocky Mountain Sheep tag from the Expo.
Looks like I get to go sheep hunting again this fall.

I told him, he better put in Somebody has to draw.
by Painted Horse
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Rifle Hunting - Big Game
Topic: western hunting expo
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: western hunting expo

Stopped in today. Big show. Not too crowded today.
by Painted Horse
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: Valles Caldera
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

Re: Valles Caldera

They have a booth at the Hunting Expo this week. They are promoting the ranch. The state wants it to be self sufficent. You buy a lottery ticket for $25. If you are lucky and draw, then you get to buy a tag from the New Mexico Fish & game at the normal Resident/Non Resident price. the fellow manning...
by Painted Horse
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: Ut LE Rifle tag
Replies: 25
Views: 5218

Re: Ut LE Rifle tag

NH Hunter, I relate to that comment. Last fall after 17 days in the desert looking for a Bighorn Ram, and passing on smaller rams. My wife told me. "Just kill the Beast"

Not only was the season winding down, by my wifes patience had expired.
by Painted Horse
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Elk Hunting
Topic: Ut LE Rifle tag
Replies: 25
Views: 5218

Re: Ut LE Rifle tag

I've been looking at this myself, Trying to decide which unit to put in for. I've been putting in for the San Juan. Looking at last years draw, Even max point ( which was 14 last year and will be 15 this year) The San Juan was a 1:3.2 for the regular hunt and 1:8 for the Premium. So even having max ...
by Painted Horse
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Mule Deer - General
Topic: fillmore poachers caught!!!W/pic
Replies: 15
Views: 2850

Re: fillmore poachers caught!!!W/pic

The penalty just isn't stiff enough. Many people will pay $8000 to hunt a trophy elk. Go to any of the Banquets this spring and see what Trophy Bull elk tags sell for. A lot of them will be $15,000. So why should 3 poachers have to split $8000 between them for breaking the law on something that a wi...
by Painted Horse
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Moose, Caribou, Sheep, Goat Hunting etc.
Topic: San Juan Sheep Success
Replies: 19
Views: 7631

Re: San Juan Sheep Success

I was hunting the San Rafael Swell area of Central Utah. I-70 crosses thru the swell just about the middle.
cron