Greeting from Central MN.
New to the forum and have lots of questions. I am from Central MN and was talking with my cousin today.
It is our intention to take a trip in 2009 to Colorado or Wyoming for Elk. We have both wanted to to this for years now and have decided it will happen in 2009. It is also the year I am due to retire from the National Guard with 20 years. So what better way than to do this.
So the planning starts today.
We are looking at doing an unguided hunt on public land.
Leaning towards building a triple set of Mauser actions in 280 Rem with matching mil-dot glass on all three guns for the two of us. Same action, caliber and a third gun as a spare.
As it is, I am comfortable with high power guns. I shoot both the M1 Garand and the M14 out to 600 yds regularly and on occassion out to 1000 yds.
My cousin on occassion will shoot .223 or .243 and might get to 200 yds.
Our timeline is to get our guns put together in 2007 and in 2008 our gear. We are hoping to get 3 decent years to get him up to par on long range shooting and familar with our rifles. Probably take the rifles to the badlands for some prairie dogs in 2008.
My big question at the moment is about drawings and how do we make sure we will get a license in 2009?
We are looking at getting cabin tent and other stuff and will be bringing a pair of ATV's with us. My thought so far is, gear will be limited to what can be loaded onto the ATV's with his Chevy pu getting us out there from MN.
So what do we do to get a decent idea of what we are getting into and how do we go about finding decent public land to go on while we are in MN? Looking at the NW corner of the state.
I am sure there will be a gazillion other questions in the future.