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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-18-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By wytex
We were over in June to scout and learn the area...

We were over in June to scout and learn the area a bit, that snow was from last winter.
We get a good cold front on Sunday just as we arrive and should get our 1st snow of the season next week.
A...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By wytex
Wyoming moose

Spouse drew a moose tag for Western Wyoming, our 4th moose tag in Wyoming and probably his last.

We leave Sunday for 5 days of hunting and have time to go back in early Oct if needed.
We're...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-17-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,083
Posted By wytex
Thanks, spouse has the tag and I'll be calling. ...

Thanks, spouse has the tag and I'll be calling.
Rifle season is open for moose and mule deer. I get to hunt mule deer and black bear, if we see one.
We can go back in Oct if we can't find a decent...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-17-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By wytex
Sadly, coons bring next to nothing now. Even our...

Sadly, coons bring next to nothing now. Even our nice fluffy ones.

Found a bobcat toilet on the creek crossing culvert last weekend and put up a cam to see what the cat looks like. We'll check it...
Forum: Traditional 09-15-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By wytex
I would look for some nice tapered arrow shafts,...

I would look for some nice tapered arrow shafts, see if Ted at Raptor Archery has anything.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By wytex
Yes you can. Removing the horn sheaths does not...

Yes you can. Removing the horn sheaths does not affect ability to get it scored.
This is taken from their website :

Horn Preparation
Subsequent to kill of animal and prior to the official...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,083
Posted By wytex
Not much so far but we're leaving Sunday for 5...

Not much so far but we're leaving Sunday for 5 days of moose hunting on West side of the state.
We ramp up hunting for everything else when we get back.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-15-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,083
Posted By wytex
We've got water ! Had our well drilled on our...

We've got water !
Had our well drilled on our FS lot yesterday.
Bottomed out at 52 ft with good water at 30 ft.
Water comes out of the ground at below 40 degrees.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7,326
Views: 638,159
Posted By wytex
All of you headed to Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and...

All of you headed to Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado need to watch this weather podcast, big changes coming next week : https://dayweatherpodcast.com/

Be prepared for cold and first...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,491
Posted By wytex
Are you fishing Delaney Lakes, Boettcher or Lake...

Are you fishing Delaney Lakes, Boettcher or Lake John?

Always wondered how much pressure they get, seems most of Colorado comes to Wyoming to fish our lakes, lol.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,326
Views: 638,159
Posted By wytex
Weather change coming up this way folks, Fall is...

Weather change coming up this way folks, Fall is on the way finally. Check your weather forecasts before you pack for the last time.

Leaves are changing here in Laramie right now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,491
Posted By wytex
Looks like fun. I forgot about the RFW moose...

Looks like fun.

I forgot about the RFW moose tags.
Spur runs a good outfit in Colorado and Wyoming. They would be well worth it to look into an elk hunt with them also.

You could buy a 1 day...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,491
Posted By wytex
Great Shiras Doc ! Colorado has no landowner...

Great Shiras Doc !

Colorado has no landowner tags for moose MAP.
I would be interested to know how many weighted PP you had Doc ? I gave up my Colorado moose points a few years back.
I do think...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-11-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By wytex
Got a box of nice smelly stuff and a bottle of...

Got a box of nice smelly stuff and a bottle of urine this week. One more order yet to come in.
Spouse's work schedule got changed this week so that throws a kink in our plan but we'll figure it out,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By wytex
Awesome, looks like it was a big adventure !

Awesome, looks like it was a big adventure !
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-10-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,497
Posted By wytex
Congrats and he's a fine bull!

Congrats and he's a fine bull!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-09-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,086
Posted By wytex
I shoot a 300wsm, love it for all our game up...

I shoot a 300wsm, love it for all our game up here.
For me I wanted a flatter shooting 30 cal than my 308 but not a long action magnum.
When the 300wsm came out I looked at the ballistics and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,994
Posted By wytex
Nice bull, congrats !

Nice bull, congrats !
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By wytex
Went right over my head then, lol. Watched a...

Went right over my head then, lol.
Watched a hunting show last weekend that was a pigeon shoot near a big farm or dairy.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-07-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By wytex
QuadraFire, Vermont Castings, Hearth Stone all...

QuadraFire, Vermont Castings, Hearth Stone all make nice ones.

Earth Stoves went out when Lennox bought them out.
The newer ones are more efficient burners and nicer looking than our old stove...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By wytex
You guys crack me up. There are guided pigeon...

You guys crack me up.
There are guided pigeon hunts offered : http://goosebustersgs.com/PigeonHunts.asp
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By wytex
Any stove with a flat area on top will work for...

Any stove with a flat area on top will work for cooking I believe. The back flue just gives you more area to use.
Our old Earth Stove has a big area on top and a top flue.
Prices will be whatever...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By wytex
Success on the calling then ! Everyone...

Success on the calling then !

Everyone should shoot some arrows in camp or stump shoot a few in the area to get your eyes dialed in on what ranges look like out of your comfort zone, backyard.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-07-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By wytex
Ordered some bobcat and coyote lure today, got a...

Ordered some bobcat and coyote lure today, got a bottle of urine too.
Just need some bobcat urine and a few pigeons for bait and we're set.
Hunting season is always busy so I order early and we're...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By wytex
Can you just get the glass frosted, etched ?

Can you just get the glass frosted, etched ?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By wytex
Yes: https://softopper.com/ They are pretty...

Yes: https://softopper.com/

They are pretty popular up here but I do not think they are as secure. I may well be wrong but they look easy to cut and get into.
I do like the different ways they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,243
Posted By wytex
Hoping he's in the middle of 'em . They have...

Hoping he's in the middle of 'em .
They have been bugling up this way I hear, I don't get to hunt elk til rifle this year so not out for archery.

Hope it's not too hot down there, that can really...
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,523
Posted By wytex
You may find some states have draw weight...

You may find some states have draw weight minimums for some big game; 50 lbs will get you hunting elk , moose and everything on down.
Forum: Traditional 09-06-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By wytex
I just stick moleskin to my limb.

I just stick moleskin to my limb.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-06-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By wytex
Cleared on the creek crossing culverts few days...

Cleared on the creek crossing culverts few days ago so the side by side and tractor can get through the willows easier and the spouse found 2 new bobcat scat plies on the crossing today.;)b
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-06-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By wytex
They make some with cooking tops but they too are...

They make some with cooking tops but they too are pricey.
We have an old Earth stove for heat, in our basement.
The top of it is flat and could easily be use to set a dutch oven on to cook.
Might...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By wytex
We had a ton of blue wings move in last 2 weeks....

We had a ton of blue wings move in last 2 weeks. Might need a decent cool front to push them down to you.
We get 2 bonus blue wings first part of our season. No early teal season up here.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-06-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By wytex
I use pine tar and natural branches and dirt to...

I use pine tar and natural branches and dirt to color antlers. Kind of like the animal does it.
Here's a deadhead we found that I colored and the spouse boiled out after.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7,326
Views: 638,159
Posted By wytex
The oval galvanized pots work well for elk. Put...

The oval galvanized pots work well for elk.
Put some foil over the meaty part of the head not in the water, tuck it under the antler burr.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,326
Views: 638,159
Posted By wytex
Take some shots in camp, or around camp to get...

Take some shots in camp, or around camp to get used to how distances look in the mountains. You all that practice only in your backyard need to get accustomed to shooting in other outdoor...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By wytex
We have Leer topper with no issues but they are...

We have Leer topper with no issues but they are older.
Get the carpeted headliner to cut down on condensation if you sleep in it.
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-01-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,083
Posted By wytex
Going up today for some archery whitetail...

Going up today for some archery whitetail hunting, cow elk too maybe.
Update when we get back, no cell or internet at the ranch.
Getting the bunkhouse ready for the landowners elk and deer hunt...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 09-01-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By wytex
We've caught a couple of big boars up here, they...

We've caught a couple of big boars up here, they go to the tanner if we keep them.
Thankfully they are not as active when it gets really cold up here.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,994
Posted By wytex
We're headed up to Sybille canyon for a couple of...

We're headed up to Sybille canyon for a couple of days of whitetail hunting, maybe cow elk too. We'll be in town for the game but not going.
Good beers at The Library WyoBull, Mitch made a chile...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,994
Posted By wytex
Send some bugle reports. I'm thinking the blue...

Send some bugle reports.
I'm thinking the blue moon we had last month might get the rut started a little early this fall.
Our boxelder tree has a few yellow leaves already, fall is a comin" folks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,997
Posted By wytex
I asked about CWD, not MCD vCJD or TME. CWD...

I asked about CWD, not MCD vCJD or TME. CWD specifically.

How long must we wait to see?
I live right here in the endemic area of Wyoming where it started, due to being brought in for study. Eat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,994
Posted By wytex
Safe travels and good luck. We've got some...

Safe travels and good luck.

We've got some monsoon moisture coming in tomorrow and then a cool front. Not sure if you'll get the moisture up in Montana but should be much cooler.
Hope it helps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By wytex
Check out Don Days' website. He may offer...

Check out Don Days' website. He may offer services that could help you , or the weather instruments to record data for your work sites.

https://www.dayweather.com/
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,744
Posted By wytex
I bet you can find a great ram on public land and...

I bet you can find a great ram on public land and not have to pay an outfitter.
Just my thoughts.
The rut would be an amazing hunt. Weather may be quite interesting by then though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,997
Posted By wytex
Flounder do you have any date or info on any...

Flounder do you have any date or info on any cases of CWD transferring to humans?
Any at all?
Have any species crosses been form natural occurring CWD transmission or are all of them through...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,597
Posted By wytex
I tracked down a UPS truck that did the same...

I tracked down a UPS truck that did the same thing and got my package off of it from the driver. Did you think about trying that when you saw the truck leave your house?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,744
Posted By wytex
He may be up hunting right now. I know some...

He may be up hunting right now.

I know some guys in the RMBS and they would have jumped at the chance to help you out, good luck on getting a great ram!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,087
Posted By wytex
https://www.texas-wildlife.org/resources/publicati...

https://www.texas-wildlife.org/resources/publications/statement-on-warfarin-based-feral-hog-toxicant

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/05/poison-feral-hogs/618902/
...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 08-30-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By wytex
Sorry, that should say wax dirt is ready and we...

Sorry, that should say wax dirt is ready and we dye our traps not die them.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-30-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 41,894
Posted By wytex
http://www.wyoextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B-513R.pdf...

http://www.wyoextension.org/agpubs/pubs/B-513R.pdf

For those with aging questions.

Love these old thread bumps.
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