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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
The Elk Thread

Hunted first 7 days in southern Colorado. Found a lot of solo cows and solo bulls. Found one bachelor group of 5 bulls. Same as last year, a few bugles the first two mornings then they shut down. We...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 04-23-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By TradAg02
IMO it is like most refuges, they are run...

IMO it is like most refuges, they are run primarily by environmentalists who are not proponents of hunting. Every weekend that is open to hunting closes part of the refuge to research and general...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By TradAg02
I got one on Monday. During my hunt back in...

I got one on Monday. During my hunt back in December my partner and I changed flats nightly. We carried several extra tubes, CO2 and a small pump. Most of the thorns were small so we just put extra...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 02:49 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
I rode out to both points in 5 then around...

I rode out to both points in 5 then around through 3 and came out the south end of 8. I generally stuck to the road and walked trails to the edge of the brush to glass openings.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By TradAg02
I was 78. 76 an 77 drew, but no luck for me. I...

I was 78. 76 an 77 drew, but no luck for me. I did a 33 mile loop on my bike while I was waiting, spotted 36 nilgai.

Looks like there were around 500 applications. I figured there would be 100...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By TradAg02
I called down today to see when the mandatory...

I called down today to see when the mandatory hunt meetings will be held. All the person on the phone could tell me is that there will be required meetings.

I also asked if we would be able to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By TradAg02
I already blocked the day out to make the drive...

I already blocked the day out to make the drive down to pick up a permit. Now that it is a draw, Im not sure if it will be worth the drive. Every proxy will be carrying 20 applications. It will be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By TradAg02
Thanks, I had found that but got the impression...

Thanks, I had found that but got the impression the info was a little dated when I did further research. My understanding is that several of the larger leases some of the outfitters had access to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By TradAg02
Would be a variety. We are primarily bowhunters...

Would be a variety. We are primarily bowhunters so we dont have any top end specialty rifles/calibers.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By TradAg02
Sometime March through June. Sent from my...

Sometime March through June.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By TradAg02
Question Wanted: Prairie Dog Hunt

My wife and 7yr old want to do a prairie dog hunt. When it is all said and done, Im sure my father and brother would like to join in as well so I am looking for a place can handle 4 adults and 1...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By TradAg02
Yes. I only saw 4 coues total. Sent from...

Yes. I only saw 4 coues total.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By TradAg02
Not much of a story. I was easing through the...

Not much of a story. I was easing through the timber looking for mule deer. As I came over a rise this buck was with a doe. I initially thought it was a small mule deer until I got my binos on him....
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By TradAg02
AZ OTC Mule Deer Tactics

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By TradAg02
Following is my response to the pms Im getting: ...

Following is my response to the pms Im getting:

I hiked 3.5 miles into the first area and only found 5 deer in two days. Second area I hiked back 5 miles before I started finding deer. I ended up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-19-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By TradAg02
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-14-2018, 07:00 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Looks like people did their homework, sucked it...

Looks like people did their homework, sucked it up and headed to unit 3 on this hunt. Glad the unit was overlooked during our hunt.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-11-2018, 08:12 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using...

Good luck.


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-02-2018, 06:45 PM
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Views: 50,054
Posted By TradAg02
Congratulations TXOUTLAW. Popo1984 how did...

Congratulations TXOUTLAW.

Popo1984 how did yall finish out?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,640
Posted By TradAg02
We saw some signs that others had been back there...

We saw some signs that others had been back there on previous hunts, but never saw anyone while we were hunting. I found a bottle of wind powder and a wad of camo net. There were also some old bike...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,640
Posted By TradAg02
We hunted exclusively in 3. Most of the animals...

We hunted exclusively in 3. Most of the animals came out of 5 and 8, but that is where most of the hunters were. The volunteers and tick guys said that few people hunt in 3 because it is too far and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,640
Posted By TradAg02
Ran into another Ag on the way in who was...

Ran into another Ag on the way in who was struggling so we gave him directions to the spot we had been hunting. He headed over there and killed a bull.

Ive had enough cleaning and hauling and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2017, 01:58 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
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We got it done again this morning. 1hr stalk, I called the range and RPB hammered him walking at 350yds.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2017, 05:02 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Congrats to your buddy. Good luck getting you one...

Congrats to your buddy. Good luck getting you one today.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 10:21 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
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I posted the story on the public hunting thread.

When we left the check station around 7:30 a few deer had been...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-29-2017, 10:16 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-29-2017, 10:15 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Rode in in the dark and arrived at our first...

Rode in in the dark and arrived at our first clearing a few minutes before first light. Then began ridding clearing to clearing glassing. Rode through 3 does then found 3 bucks trailing a doe. We...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-28-2017, 04:35 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
As stated above, the weather is pretty miserable....

As stated above, the weather is pretty miserable. Kept is short (~12 mile loop on the bikes) today to keep the legs fresh...and it just wasnt much fun in this weather.

Found: two sets of bucks...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-19-2017, 01:53 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Did yall get many flats on your bikes? My...

Did yall get many flats on your bikes?

My understanding is that most guys just use their bikes to ride down closed roads to get away from people? Is that correct?


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 141
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Posted By TradAg02
I passed by around 1pm and the primitive camp was...

I passed by around 1pm and the primitive camp was nearly empty, I assumed the hunt was already over.

Im in a stand a few miles away. The wind has been howling, finally appears to be slowing down....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 62
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 06:37 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
Can someone explain how this works? I currently...

Can someone explain how this works? I currently have W2, K-1 and 1099 income and would love to find a way to reduce my taxes utilizing land.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 62
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Posted By TradAg02
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2017, 01:38 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
No luck today. Will wait for the water to clear...

No luck today. Will wait for the water to clear up a little and give the fish a chance to settle down from their relocation before we try again.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2017, 11:08 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
Im at the pond they stocked on Wednesday in...

Im at the pond they stocked on Wednesday in Missouri City. There is one guy fishing for trout and two kids fishing for bass. Water is pretty muddy. No bites yet.

I talked to a guy earlier who...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-23-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,954
Posted By TradAg02
Great tips, keepm coming. Sent from my...

Great tips, keepm coming.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-22-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,954
Posted By TradAg02
Question Ranch Investor Wisdom

Over the years we have had a large number of how to or how do I buy ranch real-estate threads here. Most of those threads pertain to finding or financing land. Id like to hear from those of you...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-21-2017, 06:55 PM
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Posted By TradAg02
For those of you rifle hunting, I called today...

For those of you rifle hunting, I called today and spoke to Nicky. She confirmed that the rifle hunts will be from legal shooting light the first day until dark the third day.

She also warned...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-16-2017, 11:06 AM
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Posted By TradAg02
My rifle permit says that the hunt is Dec 29-31....

My rifle permit says that the hunt is Dec 29-31. Does anyone know if the hunt ends at noon or dark on the 31st?


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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-14-2017, 06:45 AM
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-13-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By TradAg02
I enjoy hunting the mountains and have...

I enjoy hunting the mountains and have historically gone into withdrawals most of the year. This year I added a May spot and stalk bear hunt to my annual rotation. Adding a January mule deer hunt...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 11-13-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 746
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Posted By TradAg02
I emailed Lori at the address in the post above...

I emailed Lori at the address in the post above last Thursday, but haven't received a response. Any other recommendations? I'll be there at the end of December. I plan on hunting all day so only need...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-12-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By TradAg02
AZ OTC Mule Deer Tactics

Im headed to AZ in January and am looking for any knowledge the greenscreen is willing to share regarding tactics. Im not looking for you to divulge your spot or even the unit you hunt, Ive done...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,670
Posted By TradAg02
Hope y'all are celebrating. If not, with a day...

Hope y'all are celebrating. If not, with a day and a half to go, I'm curious to know what Jim is asking for the rental of his backup rifle.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-09-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,670
Posted By TradAg02
Pay attention to your equipment especially the...

Pay attention to your equipment especially the moving parts (cams, cable slide, rest, release) to ensure they don't get any moisture in them that may freeze up. Transferring your bow from a warm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,670
Posted By TradAg02
Stay focused, 30 seconds can change everything. ...

Stay focused, 30 seconds can change everything.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,670
Posted By TradAg02
Yes I admit, I miss more than my share of class...

Yes I admit, I miss more than my share of class in the fall.

Enjoy your time together, stay warm and knock down some bucks.

Good luck guys.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,670
Posted By TradAg02
So the way I read the story and am going to relay...

So the way I read the story and am going to relay it to our Sunday school class is:

"Jim looked suspicious so they pulled y'all over for a full vehicle search and interrogation. During the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-26-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,329
Posted By TradAg02
Well done.

Well done.
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