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  1. ruger1022

    Javelina Polish Kielbasa and Breakfast Sausage

    We were able to fill 3 archery Javelina tags in AZ to start 2021 off right. I was a little hesitant on what they may taste like, as I had heard a lot of bad things about them. I found out Javelina is a lot like any other wild game animal. If you take care of it, the meat is amazing. I saved a...
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    Fire and Coues

    Hey everyone, last year I drew out a 33 late Coues tag. I had a great time, but wasn't able to get a buck. The Bighorn fire seems to have burned everything I hunted last year, and basically every other spot I wanted to check. My question is, how do Coues respond to fire? I sure would like to go...
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    Bear Recipes

    What’s everyone’s favorite technique for cooking bear? I drew a Utah summer bear tag, and I’m thinking of making a lot of sausages, brats, and cured meat smoked to 165.
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    Summer Bear

    Being stuck at home has me more excited than usual for hunting season, and luckily for me I get to start a little earlier this year. Drew a Utah summer bear tag after 11 years. I’m excited to start packing bait and checking cameras in May. What’s everyone’s favorite bear bait? And what are you...
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    Unit 33 Late Coues

    I just got a call from AZGFD that I am next in line for the late December Coues tag in unit 33. Initially when I applied I had hoped to have some time to scout before the season, but now that the hunt is only a week away I won't get time to run down. Is it worth picking up this tag? I had 8...
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    33 Late December Coues Tag

    I just got a call from AZGFD that I am next in line for the late December Coues tag in unit 33. Initially when I applied I had hoped to have some time to scout before the season, but now that the hunt is only a week away I won't get time to run down. Is it worth picking up this tag? I had 8...
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    Wife?s Utah Cow Moose

    This was my wife?s first year applying for big game tags, and she lucked out and drew a Utah antlerless moose tag with 0 pts. We had a great time, and a big thanks to everyone on MM who gave us the info to be successful!
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    Unit 36 High Country

    I cashed in my points this year, and drew a Unit 36 early rifle deer tag valid in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness. I was wondering if anybody had any experience hunting this unit in the past? I'm mainly interested in how the population is doing, how many deer I should expect to see in the high...
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    Ogden West Antlerless Moose

    Well, it looks like my wife just drew an antlerless moose tag with 0 points. The odds for her last year were 0.26% so we definitely got lucky. This will actually be her first big game hunt, and we are super excited. Does anyone have any experience chasing moose in this unit? I haven't spent any...
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    High Country Snow

    Cashed in on an early high country wilderness only rifle deer hunt this year in central CO, and I was looking at doing a little scouting this summer. With all the snow we got this year, I was wondering when the snow will be melted enough to pack in and check out the country?
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    Unit 92 Antelope

    Finally cashed in my points and drew a 92 Antelope tag. I was looking to run over and scout the area this summer, and I'm looking for some cool things to do while in the area. I will be taking my wife along. Is there anything we need to check out while we are in the area? Any historical sites or...
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    35/36/45/361 3rd Rifle

    I was able to pick up a 35/36/45/361 3rd Rifle deer tag on the leftover list. I haven't hunted these units before, and I was wondering if anyone had information on what to expect on a 3rd rifle hunt here? Any info on quality and quantity of bucks, number of people, and tactics used here...
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    7W Cow Elk

    This weekend I will be helping two youth hunters fill cow elk tags in 7w. This will be the youngest first big game hunt, and I am hoping to make it memorable, however I am not very familiar with the country, could anyone help point us in the right direction? Any helpful tips would be appreciated.
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