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Counting the Days!

Well, we are at 35 days and counting before we leave for Wyoming!

 All of our party drew our Mule Deer tags for the area North of Casper where my buddy and his friends have hunted for over 15 years.

 I just put new tires on my truck, and the 5th wheel gets new tires next week. Supplies and food that doesn't require a lot of water to fix are being set aside.

 Next week I also hope to get out to the range to check out the loading I have chosen for my .308 (46 gr IMR 4064 pushing a 150 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip at a bit over 2800 fps).

 I have my Vanguard Spotting Scope, thanks to Vanguard and BGH, my 10x42 binos that will be carried on my bino harness, and my range finder to help spot, locate and range my muley. After the shot, I'll memorialize the animal with my Stylus 5010 camera that I have thanks to Cameraland and BGH.

 I'm also on a diet and exercise regimen to shed some pounds and tone up leg, back and hip muscles for walking up and down the draws and canyons in our hunting area.

 I have made all the arrangements that I can think of and taken care of every detail to fill in for me at work while I'm gone.

 T+35 . . . but who's counting?  Yes

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Good luck with your hunt

Good luck with your hunt Jaybe, I hadn't seen you on here for awhile so I was wonder how it was going. I couldn't remember exactly when you hunt was But I knew it was coming quickly. It sounds like you have nearly all the preperations made and just a short wait and you will be on the way.

Have you tried those loads already and just brushing up? Ballistic tips should be great on deer at those velocities but I was just wondering what kind of accuracy your getting.

I'll be up there hunting goats in 8 more days to kick off my seasons for the year. I rarely see any deer where I hunt antelope though no matter where I go as they just don't use the same areas. They will be close but in slightly different terrain.

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Counting the days

Currently at H-61 days for my elk and deer hunt. Usually hunt earlier in the year but this year the job dictated otherwise. It has been several year but I hunted antelope north of Casper near the Crazy Woman area for several years. Saw some nice buck mulies up in that area so good luck and let us know how you do.

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I've been rocovering from a

I've been rocovering from a horse related injury to me leg which has turned into tendonitis. so i won't be in the shape i want to be for this season, but it shouldn't affect my hunts too much.

i'm down to 14 days until muzzle loader/ archery season. my tag is good for whitetail and mule deer, buck, doe and fawn so i'll fill the tag for sure.

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Very nice Jaybe!  Best of

Very nice Jaybe!  Best of luck to you, and we look forward to reading your reports and seeing some good photos!

On another note, I am also in the middle of a diet.  Down 17 pounds in a month and a half, going for another 20 at least.  Have not done any serious hiking yet, but I am sure the loss of weight will make a decent difference.

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That sounds like some

That sounds like some serrious weight loss and something that I should be doing. Thumbs up

It seams like since I retired it is a lot easier to put it on than to take it off. 

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I'm still 18 years from

I'm still 18 years from retirement (mandatory at 57) and even now it's easier to put it on. That's how I got myself into this situation... lol

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I'll bet you are !!!

jaybe,

I completely understand your anticipation. I love chasing muleys ! Good luck with your hunt and I hope to see some awesome pics.

Quinton 

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Good luck and have a great

Good luck and have a great time up there.  I am really bummed this year I did not draw a deer tag and we did not have too many leftovers this year and the ones we did just did not work with my schedule or I di not know the area real well.  have a great time and.

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"Ballistic tips should be

"Ballistic tips should be great on deer at those velocities but I was just wondering what kind of accuracy your getting."

Well, I just spent a short time at the range yesterday afternoon, and found that they are as accurate as anything that I have shot. I can't claim that they shoot MOA groups (though they may), but with just a rest under the forearm of my rifle, I was able to keep them within 2" at 100 yards. I'm quite sure the rifle and bullets would do better than that with a more solid rest and a better marksman.

I set my scope to put them 3" high, which is supposed to have them dead on at 250.

26 days to go.

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19 days to go!

19 days to go! Whistling

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