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What big game are people chasing this fall?

I will chase whitetail, hopefully with a bow.

Also hoping to get out for the MA black bear season, miniscule chances, but why not?

May get down to Eastern Maryland to try again for a sika deer in the swamps.

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I have antelope (CO), WT deer (IL, MO, & TX), elk (CO & NM), and turkeys (TX, CO, & MO) on the schedule from mid Aug thru April. Almost all of it will be archery hunts.

Not sure if you count hogs as big game or not, but I'll hammer any hog or javi that come into range. There will be a remote chance of an Axis deer encounter on my Dec S TX deer hunt too.

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I have antelope (CO), WT deer (IL, MO, & TX), elk (CO & NM), and turkeys (TX, CO, & MO) on the schedule from mid Aug thru April. Almost all of it will be archery hunts.

Not sure if you count hogs as big game or not, but I'll hammer any hog or javi that come into range. There will be a remote chance of an Axis deer encounter on my Dec S TX deer hunt too.

You already know I hate you, so I don't have to repeat that now.  :<img src=:'>

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I have antelope (CO), WT deer (IL, MO, & TX), elk (CO & NM), and turkeys (TX, CO, & MO) on the schedule from mid Aug thru April. Almost all of it will be archery hunts.

Not sure if you count hogs as big game or not, but I'll hammer any hog or javi that come into range. There will be a remote chance of an Axis deer encounter on my Dec S TX deer hunt too.

You already know I hate you, so I don't have to repeat that now.  :<img src=:'>

You don't hate me yet. Wait until you elk hunt with me and I promote you to "pack mule" - you'll really hate me then. LOL. Next year, right?

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WT and Antelope for sure. Will probably spend a few days wandering around the mtn's for Elk and will have a Wolf tag in my pocket cause you never know.
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prob my 9 month old gsp pup  :laugh:  J/k

bear opens today for me then Im going archery for deer then elk.

for the feathered creatures Im going for just about all that wa has to offer, quail, pheasant, chuckar, grouse, and maybe some ducks.

Im just going to try to get my pup on as many birds as I can this season. Its going to be hard to not shoot the birds that are not pointed by him but It will pay off in the future.

Good luck this season guys and gals!

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PartridgeCartridge

The hunting gods shined this year and I drew a holy grail tag for trophy bull elk in unit 15 in the Gila. So I'll be there for sure.

I'm hoping for something in the 390 class and the area certainly has the track record and the potential.

I also want to try for the free range tahr on Mt Taylor and am in process of arranging that. The tahr up there are as big as any in the world.

If time permits and I can sell the wife's spare kidney, maybe another hunt is in the cards for the spring. Coastal browns on the peninsula or Kamchatka sounds pretty alluring.

My luck with sheep tag draws this year was terrible, again.

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I have a 10-day wilderness elk and mule deer hunt planned.  The elk in the unit aren't anything special but we should shoot some trophy bucks if we work hard.  I'll also have cougar, bear and wolf tags in my pocket should the opportunity present itself.
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Depends on where I am lying my head at the time but I imagine the usual:

Whitetail Deer w/bow and rifle

Wild Turkey w/bow or rifle

Bear w/bow-maybe

Provincial I is.

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Steve Hunts

Antelope tags showed up in the mail last week.  Will try and purchase additional doe/fawn tags when they become available.

If I can I will chase the elk as well.  Things have changed a lot around here since the reintroduction of the wolves and my old stomping grounds are not what they used to be.  Instead of going south into the Madison/Gallatin range one has to now go north.

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Up until last Saturday I was getting fired up to go archery elk hunting. Sat morning I was working on bows and tore something in my right shoulder. So now I am waiting to get an MRI to see if surgery is going to happen. I am hoping I will be able to shoot a shotgun for bird season now.
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Up until last Saturday I was getting fired up to go archery elk hunting. Sat morning I was working on bows and tore something in my right shoulder. So now I am waiting to get an MRI to see if surgery is going to happen. I am hoping I will be able to shoot a shotgun for bird season now.

That's a bummer--good luck w/MRI results.

One year I got a new bow and started shooting way too heavy a draw weight right out of the box. I screwed up my right shoulder badly. I spent the winter and spring and summer working back with one of those Bow exercise devices made from surgical tubing. I never got my shoulder back to the way it was so now shoot a max draw weight of 60lbs and start out practicing at 55lbs or so and build up to 60.

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I will be hunting Mule Deer, White tail, and antelope, as well as pheasant, sharptail, prairie chickens, and ruffed grouse. If luck has it I will also get a chance for a sage grouse. I used to be more into big game but have switched primarily to upland. I still hunt for meat, so often times I just apply for doe tags.
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Up until last Saturday I was getting fired up to go archery elk hunting. Sat morning I was working on bows and tore something in my right shoulder. So now I am waiting to get an MRI to see if surgery is going to happen. I am hoping I will be able to shoot a shotgun for bird season now.

That's a bummer--good luck w/MRI results.

One year I got a new bow and started shooting way too heavy a draw weight right out of the box. I screwed up my right shoulder badly. I spent the winter and spring and summer working back with one of those Bow exercise devices made from surgical tubing. I never got my shoulder back to the way it was so now shoot a max draw weight of 60lbs and start out practicing at 55lbs or so and build up to 60.

Its funny that you say that Brad. I started at 50lbs and jumped to 80lbs. Then when single cams came out I dropped to 70lbs. Now I have no clue what will happen. I guy I know hurt a shoulder and is struggling to pull 50lbs after having it fixed. The new bows are better KE wise but 50lbs for elk isn't in my mental mind set. How life changes in an instant.

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Birds: ducks, geese, hungarian partridge, pheasant. MAYBE ruffs.

Big game: have tags for whitetails and mulies (both antlered and not) cow elk, trophy sheep. Debating bear and cougar but will probably pass. Added another priority year on antelope draw but not taking a tag.

Can bag all this within 40 minutes of my door (ok, add an hour for the antelope), but if Ben heads to his Saskatchewan heaven again this year I really SHOULD go out to meet him and learn how to bird hunt properly!  :D

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