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#2909057 - 08/15/12 09:25 PM anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west
pseshooter300
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Ok so im really on the fence here. I have been doing some research for going on a antelope hunt now for a year or so. Ordered maps done some research etc... And have talk a couple guys that would like to go even a couple on here but none are close to the east side of the state around Kingsport. Trealtree and myself have discussed a trip but we are not close and i would really like to find someone close to meet and discuss and get to know. So if you are interested let me know
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#2909475 - 08/16/12 09:01 AM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
Buzzard Breath
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
.... Trealtree and myself have discussed a trip but we are not close and i would really like to find someone close to meet and discuss and get to know.....


I wouldn't let the distance you live apart keep you from going on a trip. Especially this early in the game. Plan a weekend deer hunting trip here in TN, or meet somewhere to fish together for a few days. I don't know trealtree, but I've read enough of his posts to know that he has some experience hunting out west. That alone would make him a good hunting partner.

I'm heading on an elk hunt in less than 4 weeks with a guy I met on Bowsite. We got together at a shoot one day and that is the only time we've ever met face to face. However, we talk or text every couple days and keep tabs on how each others prep work is going, talk over maps, etc. I expect nothing but a great hunt.

That being said, do you have any points? I've got 4 in Wyoming and have considered an antelope hunt for next year. I do want to hunt a good unit but my primary reason for heading out will be to scout for a future deer hunting trip (3 deer points now). This is part of the reason I'm considering going solo. I also wouldn't mind fishing for a day. I've got several hunting trips planned for this fall and will not be doing any planning for next year until I get through some of these. But, if you've got similar points and are somewhat interested in going, let me know. I just can't commit to anything now.

Another option, if you just want to get out west; would be to contact AT Hiker about his Wyoming cow elk hunt. Sounds like a good opportunity to go with someone with some western hunting experience.

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#2909694 - 08/16/12 11:38 AM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: Buzzard Breath]
pseshooter300
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Ya trealtree is a good guy we have swapped pm's on here. Something i guess i need to discuss with him a little more but i know i think he has more points but i will discuss it
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#2910201 - 08/16/12 04:56 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
trealtree
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Points should'nt be an issue. If we put in together, our first choice would be a unit that has almost 0 odds. 2nd choice would be a unit with good odds that we want to hunt. That way we could keep building our points. Also our points would be averaged.
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#2918329 - 08/23/12 10:17 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: trealtree]
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I changed my mind on the cow hunt, decided on a left over goat tag instead. Im in middle TN, but feel free to get in touch with me. I have discussed a little with trealtree about the 2013 WY deer hunt too. If we decide on the same unit, I hope we can make the hunt work. Im just indecisive right now on which unit to hunt.

My best friends here that I deer/turkey hunt with are on the fence about going out west. They really want to but have not made it their priority. I have pretty much decided to go solo, since that things are going well. I am actually going to do some scouting next month in deer unit F, so I hope to have a good report.
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#2918334 - 08/23/12 10:20 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: trealtree]
AT Hiker
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
Points should'nt be an issue. If we put in together, our first choice would be a unit that has almost 0 odds. 2nd choice would be a unit with good odds that we want to hunt. That way we could keep building our points. Also our points would be averaged.


Another thing to consider is this; a dry year or hard winter kill can make the best areas the worst. Thats why I am building points plus trying to hunt every year if I can. My plan now is to hunt and get to know area 23, in the mean time build points...hopefully get the Red Desert one year!
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#2922641 - 08/27/12 08:17 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: AT Hiker]
pseshooter300
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Well im just gonna buy points i guess
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#2922761 - 08/27/12 09:49 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
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im look at wash state elk hunt or cor next yr
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#2924596 - 08/29/12 10:07 AM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: deerslayeror2]
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Im considering a CO archery elk hunt in early Sept myself, backpacking in and hoping to catch the bugle before muzzleloader opens. $500 for a tag is pretty stout though, but backpacking in non-grizzly country would be a blast.
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#2924910 - 08/29/12 02:00 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: AT Hiker]
pseshooter300
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Ya colorado back pack hunt would be nice
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#2924986 - 08/29/12 02:40 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
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I would seriously like to start looking into the OTC tags for the White River and Gunnison National Forest Units. Good news is I have a friend that lives close to Vail, he is not a hunter but hikes a lot. So its good to have a place to get some RandR or at least have someone trust worthy in case you run into a problem.

The way Iook at DIY hunts like this are simple, if I can get into a beautiful area with limited human intrusion and a decent chance of getting into some game then I am all about it. I love to backpack and if I can carry a weapon to chase game around then even better, if I kill something that just makes it a bonus. Of course I want a trophy and definetly some freezer meat but Im pretty content with the experience.

I would love to spend 2 weeks out there, surely in that time frame one could figure something out. I have hiked in the Rocky Mountain NP, so the 10,000 feet elevation is no joke but makes for some nice camping weather!
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#2925549 - 08/29/12 08:34 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: AT Hiker]
pseshooter300
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I been doing research for a year or so for a antelope hunt to wyoming. Far from backpack trip but i would love to do it one day. But if anyone is interested in a antelope hunt to wyoming pm me. Im still in the early stages of planning
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#2964846 - 10/01/12 08:17 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
pseshooter300
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I think with 3 guys total if you camp. I think you could do a diy antelope hunt for right at $1000 per person that is tag,gas split between three guys,and food for camp. May be a little more little less.
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#2964956 - 10/01/12 09:22 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
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I maybe interested in going ive been wanting to go on a pronghorn or elk hunt.. Im in Jc.. send me a pm PSE
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#2965057 - 10/01/12 11:37 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: tn_duckman]
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I embark on a very easy to obtain tag (area 23) yet very tough public land access area next week. I will give you a quick right up on how it goes. Im muley hunting the week after, so the antelope tag was a last minute decision.

I did scout a lot of deer region F and area 53 in R. Both regions had ample public ground, but deer sightings were low. It is very warm here in WY and forest fires are just now starting to die down. So far F has my vote, for late season of course, because R just seems to "iffy" for such a short season plus the winter kill reduced quality and quantity a bit I heard. I seen plenty of doe deer in each region, plus lots of trophy pronghorns, albeit the area in deer R is archery only and the areas in deer F are 3 plus points to draw a tag!

Once I get back I will give a brief write up.
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#2965639 - 10/02/12 01:30 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: AT Hiker]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
I embark on a very easy to obtain tag (area 23) yet very tough public land access area next week. I will give you a quick right up on how it goes. Im muley hunting the week after, so the antelope tag was a last minute decision.

I did scout a lot of deer region F and area 53 in R. Both regions had ample public ground, but deer sightings were low. It is very warm here in WY and forest fires are just now starting to die down. So far F has my vote, for late season of course, because R just seems to "iffy" for such a short season plus the winter kill reduced quality and quantity a bit I heard. I seen plenty of doe deer in each region, plus lots of trophy pronghorns, albeit the area in deer R is archery only and the areas in deer F are 3 plus points to draw a tag!

Once I get back I will give a brief write up.


I look forward to it.
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#2965845 - 10/02/12 04:00 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: trealtree]
pseshooter300
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Hey trealtree how many guys you got so far heading to Wy for the mule deer hunt?
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#2966061 - 10/02/12 06:43 PM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: pseshooter300]
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Sent you a pm pseshooter.
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#2968510 - 10/04/12 11:55 AM Re: anyone in east tn interested in hunting out west [Re: AT Hiker]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
I embark on a very easy to obtain tag (area 23) yet very tough public land access area next week. I will give you a quick right up on how it goes. Im muley hunting the week after, so the antelope tag was a last minute decision.

I did scout a lot of deer region F and area 53 in R. Both regions had ample public ground, but deer sightings were low. It is very warm here in WY and forest fires are just now starting to die down. So far F has my vote, for late season of course, because R just seems to "iffy" for such a short season plus the winter kill reduced quality and quantity a bit I heard. I seen plenty of doe deer in each region, plus lots of trophy pronghorns, albeit the area in deer R is archery only and the areas in deer F are 3 plus points to draw a tag!

Once I get back I will give a brief write up.


FYI,
The short season for R is a typo. I just read that it is Oct 15-31
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