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  1. WVHUNTER

    Hunting Africa

    A question you should ask the outfitter is where is the hunting property in relation to where you are staying. There are some small outfitters that don't own any property and pay other people to hunt on their land. You could be driving an hour or two from where you are staying to a different...
  2. WVHUNTER

    Hunting Africa

    I hunted with Huntershill Safaris, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa about 15 years ago and I would certainly recommend them, they treated us like Royalty. My wife went and enjoyed the trip also. They had about 25,000 acres then and I think they have a lot more land now. But understand that...
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    Binoc case/harness......best one out there?

    I have had a Badlands for years. It's durable, protects well but I hate those bungee cords. If you take them out and glass and then want to walk 50 yards and glass again the you will need to put them back in the case.
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    The knee thread

    Hawkbill and Beanman, I hope everything works out for you. I have been having problems with my back and there have been long lead times to see a doctor. Two months to see an orthopedic guy. Another month and a half to get an MRI. Two weeks for follow up visit and now two more months to see a...
  5. WVHUNTER

    HE'S GONNA BANKRUPT THIS STATE/COUNTRY!!!

    Homer, I agree with everything you just said.
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    HE'S GONNA BANKRUPT THIS STATE/COUNTRY!!!

    I don't know anything about oil but I did work in the coal industry for almost 40 years. The US coal industry produced 1,000,000,000 tons in 2014 down from an all time high in 2006 of 1,163,000,000. Projections for 2020 are 539,000,000 and 581,000,000 for 2021. Down almost half in seven years...
  7. WVHUNTER

    Elk unit for aging hunter with 5 preference points

    In Wyoming you should look at General tags. I don't really know which unit to look at. But I doubt if a unit that takes 6 points is necessarily going to be any better than a General unit that takes 2. There will be very few Colorado muzzle loading units that you can draw with 0 points. Often in...
  8. WVHUNTER

    Elk unit for aging hunter with 5 preference points

    In 2020 nobody drew the Area 25 Type 1 Special tag with 7 points. So you were more than 3 points behind. You won't catch that in three years.
  9. WVHUNTER

    Elk unit for aging hunter with 5 preference points

    And if your 65 years old I wouldn't be point chasing. You need to look at units that you could have drawn with 4 points in 2020 because that's what you would have had in the 2020 draw.
  10. WVHUNTER

    Elk unit for aging hunter with 5 preference points

    If you plan on going next year you can cross 25 off your list. You don't have enough preference points.
  11. WVHUNTER

    IF HE HAD ASKED, I WOULDA GAVE HIM A FEW!!!

    Scrap price for these must be up. Article in our local paper today about people being arrested for stealing them. There had been over 50 stolen in town this year. If you are talking about the new prices to replace them then $45,000 worth isn't very many. Maybe 20 to 30. They steal them...
  12. WVHUNTER

    40, muzz elk guide suggestions

    Oilcan, I returned your PM
  13. WVHUNTER

    Resident Elk with 9 points

    Doesn't take long to look up a specific unit but if you want to look at all of them it could take a while. That full report is almost a thousand pages. But one tip is EE is either sex, unit 40 for example is either sex. EF is cow and EM is bull only.
  14. WVHUNTER

    40, muzz elk guide suggestions

    Trophy Class Outfitters(Mike Lawson) and Biggarstaff are the two bigger ones that are actually based in the unit. 2V is a Ranching for Wildlife that you probably aren't looking for because you have points. If you Google unit 40 Outfitters you will come up with 3 or 4 more that say they hunt...
  15. WVHUNTER

    How do you value a trophy?

    You have to click on the Complete Trophy & Coverage Price List tab to get the listing.
  16. WVHUNTER

    How do you value a trophy?

    https://www.scimemberinsurance.com/insurance-details/trophy-insurance/ SCI has a price list to include each different specie. A kudu would be $3,100 to $8,300 depending on which specie of kudu.
  17. WVHUNTER

    Unit 40 elk

    Last year one person drew with 17 PP and for the rest it took 18 PP. So you will be right on the edge on whether you can draw. I drew this tag in 2015 and it took 10 PP then. I think people that have been point chasing first rifle or muzzleloader have decided to cash in and that's the reason for...
  18. WVHUNTER

    WY Unit 6 Elk

    I'm in for 38 this year. Come October I will let you know how I did. Why did I choose 38? I had been point chasing some other units and I'm getting too old to do that. I have 9 points and I can't draw 7 with 9 points. I had also been chasing 108. The issue with 108 is there are only three...
  19. WVHUNTER

    It should be fine

    Okay, if you shut the fuel off to the dead engine why is it still on fire? Or is that just sparks from the engine still turning from the air flowing through.?
  20. WVHUNTER

    How do you value a trophy?

    Good luck, my insurance guy for 30 years has 50 or more trophies and his insurance company wouldn't insure them. The question was "What are they worth?" If you paid $60,000 for a Mexico desert sheep hunt and you can buy a desert mount on Ebay for $2,500 that's probably the most they are going...
  21. WVHUNTER

    Taxidermist question

    I don't really think there is anything wrong with it. I'm not a fan of the ears either. I look at some mounts and they look like like they are alive. I look at others and they look like a stuffed dead animal. Most of the time I couldn't tell you what's wrong with it. Maybe a lot of small details...
  22. WVHUNTER

    A CIVIL WAR CANNON BALL???

    Elkassassin, you may be correct. Maybe it was an Engineering professor instead of a plumber. Or it could have been a sawmill worker. I don't remember. Homer, I don't think it was a farmer, he would have planted them to see if he could get them to grow.
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    A CIVIL WAR CANNON BALL???

    Local University decided to do a test with three steel balls. They chose three people to test, a math professor, a physics professor and a plumber. Each person was put in a room with a table and three steel balls and told to do something with them. The math professor placed his on the center of...
  24. WVHUNTER

    A CIVIL WAR CANNON BALL???

    It might be Civil War, 6.1 pound is right for a 6 pounder. But it would be a little less than than the 3.67 inch bore diameter.
  25. WVHUNTER

    They are listening.......

    I was going to ask what devices and apps do you think is doing this. But that would be a stupid question since I have several conversations with Alexa every day.
  26. WVHUNTER

    GM Going electric

    I did try to find any EV public charging stations in my county. I did find one and it's a Tesla super charger. Of course I'm a little out in the sticks, but everywhere in my state goes from a little out in the sticks to a lot out in the sticks. But there are two major interstates within five...
  27. WVHUNTER

    GM Going electric

    When you read something that sounds this crazy it probably is. This sounds like corporate suicide. So what's their game? What's the scam? What's the con? One possibility is that they will break into two divisions. GM-EV and GM-Belcher. They will spin off GM-EV, it will be Tesla Junior. It...
  28. WVHUNTER

    Unit 77-78-771 Deer

    I hunted there 4th season in 2014. Hunted private land with an outfitter. Nine hunters in camp, nothing over 150 killed, several ate their tags. Although it was 4th season there wasn't any rutting activity, wasn't any new deer migrating in. Seasons are later now, might be different.
  29. WVHUNTER

    Scope mount problem

    I would send it back. If you turned the scope reticle parallel to the bore centerline and not aligned with the bases then elevation might be okay. But the windage would always be off. It would be like putting a scope on a Model 94 Winchester, with a scope that's mounted off to the side and not...
  30. WVHUNTER

    GM Going electric

    General Motors and EVgo are partnering to build 2,700 charging stations in the next five years. But if you think about it that isn't very many nationwide.
  31. WVHUNTER

    GM Going electric

    WTF is going on with these big companies. It appears they think their market going forward is the liberals. So they need to talk the liberal talk and promote the liberal lies. Amazon says they will be carbon neutral by 2040. Wow, that will require some great technical achievements. A 747 cargo...
  32. WVHUNTER

    Gotta love us seniors....

    Thanks for posting. That was the best laugh that I've had in a while.
  33. WVHUNTER

    Any lawyers here?

    I think it's clear also that if you own homes in two different states and reside in both of those homes for some time in the year you can purchase firearms in both states. The problem is you have to have a government issued ID with your physical address on it. You typically can't have a...
  34. WVHUNTER

    Getting the Vaccine

    I got my jab yesterday, I was eligible because I am over 65. It was a drive up vaccination clinic. People giving the shots were all bundled up out in the snow and cold giving shots. It felt a little like taking my dog to the rabies clinic. My wife didn't have any side effects , I just have a...
  35. WVHUNTER

    You Shootin'?

    yes.
  36. WVHUNTER

    Do you have a concealed carry permit?

    Although I don't need one in my state, we are permit less carry, I have one so I can carry in 37 other states. Ours is five years also.
  37. WVHUNTER

    River Buck

    They pulled theses out of the river while cleaning debris from the water intake screens for a power plant. 191 7/8. Now the question is where did it come from? Is it a local buck or did it get trapped in debris between coal barges? If it came in with the barges it could have come from anywhere...
  38. WVHUNTER

    Wyoming Whitetail back

    Congratulations, looks great.
  39. WVHUNTER

    State Record Buck

    This buck was killed in a county adjacent to the county I live in. State record Pope and Young typical, 191 2/8. They said it ranks 25th all time P&Y typical. It came from a county that is archery only, there are four southern counties that are archery only, they have been archery only...
  40. WVHUNTER

    When to book outfitter?

    If I knew I had enough PP to draw the tag I would book a year ahead. If you are trying to draw a random tag with a low success percentage you don't have any choice but to wait until after you draw. I'm in for a hunt this year that took 7 points last year and I have 9. I booked last March. I...
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