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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Felix40
The res is shut down to nonresidents right now. I...

The res is shut down to nonresidents right now. I would be surprised if they even have bear hunts this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,122
Posted By Felix40
It’s easy to throw around numbers in the 6...

It’s easy to throw around numbers in the 6 figures for a sheep tag but it’s another thing entirely to actually find a buyer at that price. Places like WSF have a huge audience so it’s easier for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,122
Posted By Felix40
The biggest rocky rams in the state are on public...

The biggest rocky rams in the state are on public land or res land. Game and Fish cannot specifically endorse a single guide/outfitter. I’m sure you can get a list of guys who have guided governors...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,122
Posted By Felix40
Congrats. Lucky lucky. You probably don’t...

Congrats. Lucky lucky.

You probably don’t need a guide if you can figure out the difference between a big ram and a medium size ram. I would look at gold hill and the gorge since the biggest rams...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Felix40
Here in 34 we still had some snow drifts in May....

Here in 34 we still had some snow drifts in May. It was a cool spring so a lot of that took a long time to melt off. I’ve seen several bulls that are already 6 points.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By Felix40
The sig 15s are another good option in the same...

The sig 15s are another good option in the same price range you are looking at. They are very close to swarovskis and may even have the same glass as the meoptas. I like mine a lot so if you could...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 05-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Felix40
Yeah you need to contact the office. Its near the...

Yeah you need to contact the office. Its near the dam on the west end.
Forum: Traditional 05-23-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Felix40
I just switched to a yost tab this year. I like...

I just switched to a yost tab this year. I like it a lot but I did have to wrap mole skin on the metal part to keep it from cutting my face.
Forum: Traditional 05-22-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,226
Posted By Felix40
It depends on where you are now but I agree with...

It depends on where you are now but I agree with others that I tend to have better results in the upper end than in the lower end. Just play with it until you find the sweet spot and then write that...
Forum: Traditional 05-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Felix40
Honestly where you are now is leaps and bounds...

Honestly where you are now is leaps and bounds ahead of where I was when I started. 18 years ago there was very little info online and even less videos to learn form from. I had never heard of a...
Forum: Traditional 05-12-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Felix40
I disagree with the idea that fixed crawl makes a...

I disagree with the idea that fixed crawl makes a bow loud. You definitely have to tune it for the crawl and it will depend on how the bow is tillered if it “likes it” or not. To just make a...
Forum: Traditional 05-11-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By Felix40
I tried one all of last season. It has its place...

I tried one all of last season. It has its place but it wont replace a stand for me. I just ordered a millenium m7 and Im pretty sure thats what I will use most this year.

Cons:
Take all the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 538,473
Posted By Felix40
Well, who got their NM elk tag? I drew the...

Well, who got their NM elk tag?

I drew the same elk tag as last year. Its not great but at least I drew something
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,002
Posted By Felix40
Im a big fan of a two piece. You can get them...

Im a big fan of a two piece. You can get them super close to the bow and there arent any moving pieces to come loose. The only tight spot Ive ever played with had a little rattle to it.
Forum: Traditional 04-10-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By Felix40
Ive been using a dremel for a long time. I get...

Ive been using a dremel for a long time. I get the biggest cut off wheel I can, do a quick cut about a half inch longer than what I want to help with clearance, then just eyeball square on the real...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By Felix40
Gold tips are more durable. The axis are good...

Gold tips are more durable. The axis are good arrows but I wouldnt use them without a footer of some kind. After I broke all mine I went back to gold tips for both my bows. If you want small diameter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,380
Posted By Felix40
Thats a real bummer and hopefully we can get the...

Thats a real bummer and hopefully we can get the economy moving again pretty soon.

On the bright side...I think Ive had my eye on the same unit as you so maybe you just upped my odds ;)b.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Felix40
Curious as well. Was this a public or private...

Curious as well. Was this a public or private land buck? Im really hoping to make it out there this year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,927
Posted By Felix40
Every single day. I have watched too many mass...

Every single day. I have watched too many mass shootings on tv and thought “where are all the people with guns?!” But NM does tend to be more 2nd Amendment friendly than TX.
Forum: Traditional 03-30-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By Felix40
Yes you will need to cut them if you use 150gr...

Yes you will need to cut them if you use 150gr points and are drawing 29”. Find a bare shaft tuning video and follow it. Make sure you only cut a little at a time. I have basically the same bow specs...
Forum: Traditional 03-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By Felix40
Sorry but some of us were brought up having fun....

Sorry but some of us were brought up having fun. 😂 Lighten up...kids are smart enough to know the difference. If anything...BB gun wars made me respect actual firearms more.
Forum: Traditional 03-25-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By Felix40
Thats a good looking bow. Whats the light colored...

Thats a good looking bow. Whats the light colored material in the tips?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Felix40
Roasting pan with bbq sauce at 225 until its...

Roasting pan with bbq sauce at 225 until its tender. Shred it and make pulled pork sandwiches
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Felix40
I guess I dont get taking bad shots on purpose....

I guess I dont get taking bad shots on purpose. Penetration didnt seem that great to me either.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-24-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Felix40
All it takes is money

All it takes is money
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By Felix40
I think you can draw about any unit you want for...

I think you can draw about any unit you want for archery with 15 points.

It may be worth doing a september rifle hunt or a 3rd season rifle hunt with that many points. Great archery tags can be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Felix40
To give you an idea...landowner archery tags good...

To give you an idea...landowner archery tags good unit wide (that you can use anywhere in the unit) where Im at in unit 34 typically go for at least 8k. Thats just for the tag and nothing else. This...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By Felix40
Its the other way around. Dark water makes pale...

Its the other way around. Dark water makes pale fish
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By Felix40
Bluegill The mouth is way too small for...

Bluegill

The mouth is way too small for green sunfish.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Felix40
Through work

Through work
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Felix40
The ending tally shows 10k more than last year....

The ending tally shows 10k more than last year. So much for better odds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By Felix40
Looks like we will have a record number of apps...

Looks like we will have a record number of apps again this year.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 03-15-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,188
Posted By Felix40
Thats so disappointing that people dont know...

Thats so disappointing that people dont know their limitations. All those injuries have kind of ruined it for the rest of us. You cant even hunt by yourself now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Felix40
Nowhere does it say this is supposed to be a...

Nowhere does it say this is supposed to be a picture of someone hunting. I dont know where anyone is getting that from. Her form is bad and the purple stuff is cheesy but I see guys all the time who...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Felix40
Dumb picture and they definitely screwed up deer...

Dumb picture and they definitely screwed up deer season dates but I dont understand how this picture is linked to sheep and goat?
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-13-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,673
Posted By Felix40
I think there is more to it than just arrow...

I think there is more to it than just arrow weight. Theres a lot of factors and I cant see any reason why you cant blow through deer with your current arrow weight. Get it tuned perfectly and shoot a...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 01-18-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By Felix40
You could always sell your house and live in the...

You could always sell your house and live in the truck
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-31-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Felix40
You can make a jig to square the ends pretty...

You can make a jig to square the ends pretty easily. I wouldnt spend $40 on one.

The bitzenburger is nice because its very flexible. If you never change how you fletch then it may not be the best...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-30-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,260
Posted By Felix40
We killed them all. Better to stay home.

We killed them all. Better to stay home.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 538,473
Posted By Felix40
985503 985504 985505 We spent a...

985503

985504

985505

We spent a lot of time glassing. Aside from hiking that is about all we did the whole trip.

985506
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 538,473
Posted By Felix40
985502 One of the better bulls we found...

985502

One of the better bulls we found during the hunt
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 538,473
Posted By Felix40
6 points only

6 points only
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 538,473
Posted By Felix40
I know everyone is pretty much done thinking...

I know everyone is pretty much done thinking about elk for the year but I havent even gotten started yet. I have a late season archery 6 point bull hunt coming up this week. It should be super fun...
Forum: Traditional 12-10-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Felix40
I have a muff, fold back mittens, handwarmers and...

I have a muff, fold back mittens, handwarmers and all that. The problem is that when its 15-20 and windy I need my fingers covered constantly to be able to shoot well. I went ahead and ordered a tab...
Forum: Traditional 12-10-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,514
Posted By Felix40
No kidding.

No kidding.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-08-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By Felix40
Its been unusually warm this winter and I cant...

Its been unusually warm this winter and I cant see motels in Carizozo being any better than a tent. I guess you have to do what you have to do. Hopefully you can get some sleep and be in position to...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-06-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By Felix40
Good luck. I have several friends with the same...

Good luck. I have several friends with the same tag. There are some big bulls in 37.
Forum: Traditional 12-01-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Felix40
Its just not possible to hit higher as you move...

Its just not possible to hit higher as you move your fingers down the string unless something else is changing. Could be several things

Arrow bouncing off the shelf due to bad tune

Anchoring...
Forum: Traditional 11-30-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Felix40
Thats encouraging that at least one person has...

Thats encouraging that at least one person has been able to shoot with a glove on under a tab. I will probably give it a try.

The three fingers cut off thing may work sometimes but when its super...
Forum: Traditional 11-29-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Felix40
Tab in cold weather?

Ive been using a glove from alaska bowhunting supply for the last decade or so. Finally need to replace it and Im trying convince myself to go to a tab. I have a feeling I would shoot better with one...
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