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I was a member from 2005 of the forum until two years, and I forgot my password info and now have new email. And a new username, My old username was Pnelson. Anyhow in the last four years   I moved from Fruita, Colorado to a rural area in western Montana. I really enjoy hunting/fishing and spending time up in the mountains with my family and hounds. There are things I miss about Colorado and things I like a lot better up here. 

Im going to use my 8 pp to draw a 3rd season rifle tag in unit 40 Colorado for mule deer and apply there for elk with my current 5 pp, I'm still several years out from drawing a bull tag for a late rifle season down by Fruita.

I haven't hunted in Colorado since, 2012 due to work and hunting up here in Montana. My first year up here as a resident I got a six point bull, a four point whitetail. Elk hunting up here is very difficult due to all the rough backcountry and limited pressure, but good bulls can be killed. I found two very good spots this past fall for elk and almost got a shot at a bull but it didn't work out. 

Anyhow, I just wanted to rejoin the forum and talk about hunting. If anyone has any questions about northwestern Montana I will try to help you, but my experience is limited.  Good hunting and good luck in the draws. Preston

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Welcome back.  If you haven't

Welcome back.  If you haven't noticed the forum may be dieing a slow death and there are problems with the forum that for some reason the owners don't want to address, but all post are welcomed.  A lot of the old members drop in from time to time but don't post very much but we do have a few that try to keep things going.

Montana was once on my bucket list of places to hunt but there is too little time and too much hunting and fishing to do to get it all in.

 

If you would like I can reset your old password and then you can go in and change it to whatever you like along with updating your email.  Just let me know. 

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Critter, if you could reset

Critter, if you could reset my password I would appreciate it to be able to access my old username. It's too bad people aren't accessing the forum now days. I hope it increases.

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I reset your password on your

I reset your password on your old account and sent you a PM on what is now is. 

You'll want to go into your account and change it once you access your old account.

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Thanks Critter, got it

Thanks Critter, got it switched

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Montana hunting

Hey pnelson, welcome back.

I too left Colorado (about 40 years ago) for Montana.  My first 3 years in Montana I lived about 10 miles south of Eureka.  And like you, I found the hunting to be good, taking a whitetail buck and bull elk each of those years, along with a couple of pronghorns and a black bear.  My last bull up there was my best ever, green scoring 375".

Fishing and bird hunting was also great up there, but we lived in a small house trailer out in the boonies, and with a growing family, we moved down to Bozeman in 1978, where I still live.

Since I moved to Montana, I've had some really great hunting, and have been able to hunt and/or take animals of all of the species that are available in Montana.

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Montana hunting

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Buffbr, I live by

Buffbr, I live by Kalispell/Columbia Falls. And greatly enjoy the Flathead Valley. I've bear hunted before up in the Sunday Creek area south of Styker if you know where that is? A 375" bull is huge! My biggest is about a 100 points short of that.

 I'm slowly figuring out elk hunting in a couple spots around NW MT but it is a learning curve. I mainly drive down to Region 3 for elk due too more elk and more open country. I hope to draw a pronghorn tag this fall, and get a chance at a buck. Good luck this season.

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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

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Glad to see that you are

Glad to see that you are still around Mr. Vermonster