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  1. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    Is he jam-ing the lands or jelly-ing them? Oh wait, that’s a different joke…
  2. badlander

    Bipod on backpack hunt

    I’m nearly a boomer, but over the years I’ve used a Harris bipod, a set of shooting sticks, trekking poles and my backpack. These days I tend to just carry my trekking poles. Shot seated off the pack stood on end for my elk this year. Worked find for 230y, woulda been junk at 400y so I like...
  3. badlander

    Field Pics for Solo Hunters

    Man, I’m glad I opened this thread. The video idea is awesome. My phone has a self timer that fires of a 10 shot burst but it’s not great. I also had no idea a Bluetooth camera trigger was a thing?! 🤯🤯🤯
  4. badlander

    Alternate List

    Made it to #36. Now I have decisions to make. Just got back from an unsuccessful elk hunt in WY and still have that tag burning a hole in my pocket. Heading back for elk for sure. If I go back out west a 3rd time for deer I may come home to an empty house. #37 behind me might just get an extra...
  5. badlander

    270 win 130 grain recommendation for elk

    If you’re not picky about what you get it’s available. I started to reload too because I got sick of having to buy something I didn’t want just because it was all I could get.
  6. badlander

    270 win 130 grain recommendation for elk

    That’s not a typical price. That’s someone price gouging. I typically pay ~$40 for a factory box of 270wsm but right now, that is definitely a “when you can find them” situation.
  7. badlander

    270 win 130 grain recommendation for elk

    Yep, as Homer posted below. Federal also loads them as a factory load as well.
  8. badlander

    270 win 130 grain recommendation for elk

    Nobody has mentioned the tipped trophy bonded bullet. I’ve yet to shoot an elk with it, but I’ve seen in go stern to stem and front corner to back corner thru a few mule deer out of my 270wsm and hold up well. Never recovered one on a broadside shot on a deer and will be shooting either the...
  9. badlander

    Alternate List

    Another week gone and last week the list did not move one spot. Fawk.
  10. badlander

    Alternate List

    This week the deer combo list appears to have moved a whole 16 spots. I went from 75 to 59. Moving VERY slowly.
  11. badlander

    Alternate List

    The first groups 10 day window should end tomorrow. Maybe Monday we'll see another round? 🤞🤞🤞
  12. badlander

    Back pack to do it all for my son?

    SG 3300 is what I’m carrying and mostly fits your criteria. For a weeks worth of gear that might be tough. It will fit my solo tent, sleeping bag, stove, food and a change of clothes for a few days in the bag, but a week might be tight unless you’re a one change of clothes per week guy. If I...
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    Alternate List

    I think SE MT is going to be a tough road this year between drought and grasshoppers last year and drought and grasshoppers again this year unless you’ve got private River bottom to hunt. After last fall, I was already planning to head elsewhere. With this years drought I’m certain of it.
  14. badlander

    Alternate List

    thewoods- I assume you got your email today. I jumped up from #176 to #75 today.
  15. badlander

    Alternate List

    Nah, with all those fires and grasshoppers you probably want to turn that bad boy in…!
  16. badlander

    Alternate List

    Im hoping so, just curious if the list has started moving yet. Will be in the mountains of WY for the week archery elk opener and would hate to get the email while gone and don’t really trust my wife or hunting friends to monitor for me. Kinda watching the clock a bit to see if I need to figure...
  17. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    You'd be surprised of the talent we have here in the midwest, just come in the Summer. By December we're all pasty white and you might not get all of the coke off. That sh!ts expensive.
  18. badlander

    Alternate List

    Bumping this back to the top - anyone get an email yet? If I understand correctly, our numbers start to count down as tags are issued but I haven't moved a notch yet?!
  19. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    Man Wisz, if you ever make it up to MN we need to hang out.
  20. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    IF I was to give in to the 6.5mm trend, I’d have to go all the way up to the 6.5-300wby If you’re going to have one, get the biggest fast one. It may melt down barrels but it would be a hunting rifle. Would last the rest of my life.
  21. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    6.5cm isn’t popular because it’s good. It’s popular because it’s trendy. There is a difference, and some people get that, some don’t. There are several 6.5 caliber rifles that do what the 6.5cm does only better if you want a rifle with the BC advantages of a 6.5mm bullet. That said, a deer or...
  22. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    I mean, a backcountry beast packing a 6.5CM already knows that?! I also didn’t figure I needed to tell him to be sure to fire up the stove on the tailgate and boil up a mountain house along with that mountain ops prior to recovery as nutrition is life. Or, to be sure to close the pickup door...
  23. badlander

    6.5CM for cow elk

    Just shoot a decent bullet in it. Plenty of good answers here and some good humor. People have killed elk for years with 140g bullets out of .270 it will work with the creedmore too. Just don’t try and be a long range superstar and shoot crappy LR target bullets. I watched a good sized mule...
  24. badlander

    Alternate List

    Anyone get the email yet? Curious when they start going out? Does your number change as you get closer to next in line?
  25. badlander

    Non-resident Antelope timeline

    Looks like 13.11% in 2020 with 0. I’m guessing less than that in 2021. It was ~15% in 2019.
  26. badlander

    Alternate List

    I’m 176 for my deer combo. Hopefully that’s good enough, but the way this year has gone, who knows. My other two buddies are 2200ish and 3400ish so looks like I’m going solo if I do get the call.
  27. badlander

    Non-resident Antelope timeline

    Points are not a guarantee in MT for antelope. Last year, odds were ~80% with 4 points. So, assuming things track with other states, probably 5-6 years from now if you’re starting with 0. But, you also have ~15% chance with 0 points. FWIW my son and I drew 007 last year with 4 points so we’re...
  28. badlander

    Ppl in bed of truck

    10yrs or so back I was bowhunting in ND and saw a crew from Wisconsin road hunting in their mini-van. They drove around with the sliding doors open ready to shoot.
  29. badlander

    Youth NR deer

    I know its not what you asked so ignore me if it doesn't fit your plans. When my son is old enough to hunt WY I plan to bring him out there to hunt as well, but I plan to take him antelope hunting. As far as a fun, exciting hunt goes I don't think you can beat antelope. Its earlier season and...
  30. badlander

    Aoudad and Oryx Mounts Done!

    Nice mounts Zac, looks like youve got your guy lined up for all of those tags this year already.
  31. badlander

    2012 South Dakota antelope

    I can't imagine SD won't still allow us NRs to buy a point even if we cannot buy a tag, at least they'd have to let the points carry over? I've got 6 SD pronghorn pp, been saving them for things to get a little better there as I have been hunting WY the past couple of years. That'd really suck.
  32. badlander

    how much do antelope shrink?

    I can see them shrinking an 1" or 2" in total score but to lose a whole inch in length is odd. I have a few antelope euros and 1 mount. One of my Euros the beetle guy drilled holes in the back of the horn into the core so they could be relocated in the correct relation to the skull. The other...
  33. badlander

    Cody Robbins Buck

    That thing is a toad! I've seen replicas made, but the process that I have witnessed I would think would ruin the velvet? I don't know how, when pouring the original casting the tiny hairs and peeling hunks of velvet ould not become encased and tear off, not to mention make the final product...
  34. badlander

    Let's see some whitetails!

    Struggled through archery season, and rifle season, but was able to finally tag a decent buck during our muzzleloader season. Can't hold a candle to some of those Saskatchewan deer, my lord, but was happy to take this one anyways!
  35. badlander

    Let's see some whitetails!

    Thanks, its from my home state, Minnesota.
  36. badlander

    Let's see some whitetails!

    Lets try again...
  37. badlander

    Let's see some whitetails!

    Rifle season here starts Nov 5th, so far this year the bucks have eluded my bow but next week i'm hoping to match or better last years buck. This week is going too slowly......
  38. badlander

    campgrounds, Antelope 48

    LAST EDITED ON Oct-28-11 AT 12:07PM (MST)[p]I have looked at a few of those campgrounds in the past, and stayed in one once. The first time, I was planning to stay there we arrived and there was sign on the entrance post with a gun and the "no" symbol on it, so we didn't stay there. The next...
  39. badlander

    unit 27 vs. 72 pronghorn

    Never been in either unit, but would agree with above. Ive hunted in a "0" point unit on public for 2 years and bought a left over tag this year. One of my party in the 0 point unit last year killed a 15.5", and another missed a solid 14" and took a smaller frustration buck, I killed a 13" and...
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