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Old 04-12-2019, 04:23 PM   #101
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Glad to see you found a place. Too bad the scenery sucks. Will have to get together after you get settled in.

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Old 04-12-2019, 04:44 PM   #102
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AWEsome!
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:01 PM   #103
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Glad to see you found a place. Too bad the scenery sucks. Will have to get together after you get settled in.

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Old 04-12-2019, 08:59 PM   #104
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YESSIR BILL!! You're livin' my dream!! That may not be Heaven there in Montana, but you can dang sure see it from there!! What a great set up! Congratulations again, proud for you!
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:09 PM   #105
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Congrats brother!
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:40 AM   #106
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Congratulations Bill!
I read the whole thread.When I saw that there was an indoor range,with key card accessHow cool is that?!!
Looking forward to new threads,on new ground!

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Old 04-13-2019, 05:55 AM   #107
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We use to have a lot of 3D shoots around Bozeman, they should still have them. In Bear Canyon we had target range set up in the forest all summer, was a good one to shoot. You will find plenty to do. Some of the best goose and duck hunting there in the valley if you can find a good field to hunt! Enjoy!
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:34 AM   #108
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You're a lucky man! I'm a Montana boy, stuck here in Texas. You're moving to a great state!

One word of advice, get a dang good handle on dealing with Grizzlies if you're going to hunt south of Bozeman. They're thick north of the park, and they kill or injure someone most years. Just take that as an excuse to get a S&W 44mag and spend a couple days a week at the range with it.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:07 PM   #109
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I had my XD45 with Buffalo Bore 255 g +p last archery elk season south of Bzn, but admit I was undergunned for griz.

There was already one attack in Madison County, guy was roughed up but not seriously injured. The issue was his spray was not immediately available.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/teen-f...ry?id=62324993

I was looking at XD 10mm and Redhawk .454 and he showed me the Rock Island 1911 10mm double stack. Iíve always wanted a 1911/ no plastic semi auto.




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Old 04-13-2019, 05:02 PM   #110
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Congrats Bill ..been counting down the days with you for the last few years..
Glad to see it finally happened for you and your wife.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:16 PM   #111
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Congrats Sir! That wrap around porch on your new home looks awesome.
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Old 04-13-2019, 05:28 PM   #112
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Congratulations on making your dream come true. It’s great when a plan comes together.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:46 PM   #113
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Sage got an attitude today when I wouldnít bring her into the court house for plates. Females are like that!




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Old 04-16-2019, 07:02 PM   #114
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Naw Bill, that "attitude" is not because you wouldn't let her come with you into the court house, it's because it's almost MAY and STILL SNOWING!! She gonna freeze!!
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:27 PM   #115
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Congrats Bill on your move. Was in Big Sky and Bozeman year and a half ago. You will love it I’m sure.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:30 PM   #116
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It snows an inch or so but itís dry!
Snow-sun- hail-sun is a typical April day.
Ií m getting my moneyís worth from a Kuiu merino wool long sleeve- the only thing I bought that was not camo- for this reason.



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Old 04-17-2019, 07:29 AM   #117
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I check this thread daily. You are doing it right my friend.

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Old 04-17-2019, 04:00 PM   #118
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I got an invite from a friend- our first social event in Montana. My wifeís less than thrilled, woman are funny!






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Old 04-17-2019, 04:17 PM   #119
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It snows an inch or so but itís dry!
Snow-sun- hail-sun is a typical April day.
Ií m getting my moneyís worth from a Kuiu merino wool long sleeve- the only thing I bought that was not camo- for this reason.



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Yup. That's why late March/April is my favorite time of year to go up there and fish. A lot of fish haven't seen many flies yet, you could hit a good Skwala hatch, and it can go from a really nice day to hold on to your hat and bundle up in about 5 seconds flat.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:48 PM   #120
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Tough gig, eh?

Many congrats, Bill.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:28 PM   #121
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Thanks.

We went shopping at Costco today. They put the seasonal and Ďimpulse purchaseí items as you walk in.

There were Easter bunnies, fruit trees and UDAP bear spray. I picked up a 2-pack- at Costco.




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Old 04-18-2019, 07:43 AM   #122
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I would have to say that was a good purchase................................


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Old 04-18-2019, 08:29 AM   #123
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Very nice move! Definitely an upgrade!
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:38 PM   #124
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Nice! Congrats Amigo!
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:44 AM   #125
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Bought a Tundra for my wife yesterday, weíre now a 2 pickup truck family in Montana. Just 5 1/2 more months and I submit proof of hunter education and $50 to get a concealed carry permit. A loaded handgun in a truck is legal as long as not on your person. First shot at 20 yards with my Sarrels recurve yesterday- the only arrow I score. Life is good.



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Old 04-22-2019, 07:29 AM   #126
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Living large...I'm happy for you.

Keep the updates coming with pictures please.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:29 PM   #127
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Heres some random pictures.

When picking a local bank, having a customer seating area with comfortable leather chairs next to a fireplace, with a fully stocked kitchen area with free drinks and goodies got my business.





Gallatin Cty courthouse where DMV is located. County seal on display under thick glass- made from locally mined gold and silver.






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Old 04-22-2019, 08:37 PM   #128
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More pics around the beautiful homestead bill, please.
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:52 PM   #129
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Not moved-in yet, dealing with issues on CA moverís arrival date.

I got to the bottom of the hill behind house this am with Sage. Heavenly! No elk prints found, I need to set up game cams as soon as the mover gets here. I can see where my 60 yard bow target will be.

I also answered how far I need to go for training hill climbs with a 35# elk pack.

The Gallatin National Forest is that close.











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Old 04-25-2019, 03:04 PM   #130
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Very cool Bill. Bouna Fortuna!
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:25 PM   #131
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:07 PM   #132
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After 4 weeks in a 1906 vintage home downtown Bozeman, itís finally move-in day.

These pictures are from the rear of the property, my exercise hill below. Itís reasonable up/down now- my Kuiu pack is getting unloaded and next I start putting in weight.

This is Godís big sky country.







Princess Sage- my personal trainer. Sheís always ready to run the hill.



..... and these are the neighbors- across the street 1/2 mile away.






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Old 05-03-2019, 12:36 PM   #133
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Congrats. That is just beautiful.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:49 PM   #134
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Looks like you're living the dream. Well deserved, congrats Bill.

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Old 05-03-2019, 12:53 PM   #135
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Do you have a spare couple trees ? I'll hang my hammock and stay out of your hair, promise.
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:06 PM   #136
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It might not be Heaven, but you can for dang sure see it from there!! Absolutely beautiful country and to have that million dollar view right out your back door, well that is indeed something special!
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Gorgeous!
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Old 05-03-2019, 03:57 PM   #138
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Man, what a view! I love it up there.


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Old 05-03-2019, 04:00 PM   #139
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Bill,
Have I told you that I think we're related? I think I should come there for a visit in the September time frame. You know, to confirm that we're related...yeah, that's it!
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:56 PM   #140
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Just wow, congrats Bill.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:40 AM   #141
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Now that's a move in the right direction! Happy for ya brother!
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:32 AM   #142
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:11 PM   #143
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Bill

next time you go to town, Cafť Zydeco has some incredible Cajun groceries: gumbo, etoufee', jambalaya, fried oyster crawfish or shrimp po-boys, NOLA style muffelatta, andouille sausage, red beans and rice, friend catfish topped with etoufee, shrimp n grits, beignets, etc.... The original owner if from Abbeville (Lafayette) and the food is the real deal authentic

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Old 05-08-2019, 11:53 AM   #144
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Bill, check out this article on Mcallister Inn:

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/mont...XANwFNLpnQ7GrQ
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:01 PM   #145
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That country looks beautiful.
Congrats!
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:55 PM   #146
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That country looks beautiful.
Congrats!
It is!
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:34 PM   #147
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Iíll have to check-out Cafe Zydeco in Bozeman. Iíve eaten at the McAllister Inn several times.

At the risk of driving people crazy, this video was taken from our front porch on Monday. Without a picture it didnít happen.



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Old 05-08-2019, 09:50 PM   #148
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Iím a Western Cafe breakfast kind of guy. Old style bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, and coffee for days
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:02 PM   #149
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That elk video is wild, Bill!!!
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That elk video is wild, Bill!!!
Agreed.

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