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Taxidermy & Scoring / Re: 2016 buck back from the taxi
« Last post by PastorJoel on Today at 03:46:05 PM »
Very nice!
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Other Big Game / Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Last post by Tbar on Today at 03:41:32 PM »
 autocorrect!+ fat fingers....
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Other Big Game / Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Last post by Timberstalker on Today at 03:38:33 PM »
:chuckle: there's a word I bet is killing jackelope in Tbars post. :chuckle:

The spelling and grammer (lol) nazi is about to strike.
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Weapons & Ammo Classifieds / Re: Hogue 700 long action stocks
« Last post by T-sizzle on Today at 03:35:21 PM »
Pics?


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Taxidermy & Scoring / Re: 2016 buck back from the taxi
« Last post by teanawayslayer on Today at 03:21:59 PM »
Very nice!  Looks fairly symmetrical, ever get a score on him?
thanks guys. It grossed 141 and change. Havenít measured it after it dried. Not to concerned about it.
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Other Big Game / Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Last post by PlateauNDN on Today at 03:18:40 PM »
 :chuckle: there's a word I bet is killing jackelope in Tbars post. :chuckle:
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Other Big Game / Re: A few thoughts on mountain goat permits
« Last post by Tbar on Today at 03:10:57 PM »
Iím not trying to start an argument, not everyone prepares themselves to get good at identifying them before there hunt, and I am only talking about what I have seen, not speculating on what I think people do. I think most of the time it isnít intentional.It does ad a bit saying you did it all on your own, I just hope I can draw a tag while I can still hike those hills.
I agree that many get overwhelmed and in rare instances there may be an excuse to shoot a nanny.  It literally is as simple as watching them pee. This only requires observation, they will pee. It's inconsiderate and amazing how many nannies are taken.  It has such an adverse impact and is literally unenforceable so managers have to error on the side of caution and hunters (so far) have not done their due diligence. There will hopefully be an improvement when the test is required.

I suspect that tag numbers would probably increase if, for no other reason, less nannies got shot. Also hoping that the test helps this situation. I have a friend who feels really, really strongly about this. He says "there's no excuse for killing a nanny". I won't judge that hard, but there are lots of strong feelings on this topic. I was really really confident that mine was a billy, but I still was at least slightly doubtful until I saw his family jewels and I studied my butt off.
Your friend has a tremendous understanding of mountain goat conservation, it's as simple as that.  The visual aspect of goats is nearly impossible for a novice to comprehend, especially when the hair grows.  An old billy is a big white goat with small horns, a nanny is a big white goat with small horns, a sub adult is a big (in appearance) white goat with small horns.  You MUST pay attention to the nuances.
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Don't drink kool aid.  Access is way down.  Cost is up.  Elk #s on decline.  Permits harder to draw.  All facts so do tell how its better, the same or improving??? % isn't a good barometer. 8% of 100 is 8.  6% of 500 is 30.  With hunters declining it will increase draw odds however and maybe increase the % so we can claim its all good.. :chuckle: It sucks, face facts.
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Taxidermy & Scoring / Re: 2016 buck back from the taxi
« Last post by NRA4LIFE on Today at 02:51:20 PM »
Very nice!  Looks fairly symmetrical, ever get a score on him?
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Fishing / Re: Can you remember your First Fish?
« Last post by NRA4LIFE on Today at 02:49:02 PM »
Either a rainbow or largemouth out of my grandpa's pond near Slinger, WI.  Good times.
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