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sheepguide

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Planning hunts, Do You Enjoy It?
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:27:29 AM »
Ive been in the process of planning a 2013 river boat hunt in NE BC and was wondering if others enjoy this part of the hunt as much as I do? I did a goat hunt in 2011 and did all the planning , picked the area and tried to make it the best hunt possible for my Buddies and I.  It turned out fairly good and we had a greaty hunt, Now Im doing the same for a hunt for Goat, Moose, Elk, Sheep (for my resident buddies) and possibly Caribou if we find an area with good numbers and size. Ive never river boat hunted before so that makes it challenging when none of us going have been into the areas we  will be accessing.
Its cool trying to get the info and analyze maps and such so as to pick a great area. If it all works and animals are abundant it will make this part of the hunt seem that much more spectacular.

Anyone have any DIY hunts that they are planning such as the one I mentioned and do you enjoy the planning stages? Or wish it was possible to skip these steps?
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Re: Planning hunts, Do You Enjoy It?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 09:45:54 AM »
i love it too... i spend many hours on google earth looking for good spots... ive been hunting the same area for a long time now and it has produced greatly for me but this year id like to get out and explore some other areas... im currently planning an elk hunt for south west of robb... dont know where to even start but i picked a spot on the map and will take the quads out there this summer to do a bit of scouting ... hopefully i can get in on some big elk

ive taken a reasonable whitetail buck pretty much every year for the past 15 so im going to give them a break this fall and focus more on a 340+ bull elk... and a nice mulie buck.

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Re: Planning hunts, Do You Enjoy It?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 09:58:15 AM »
I have been 999 my Elk, Moose, Antelope for years because I can't make the time to plan for a hunt. I never know what is going on with work, I usually just go for the easy Mule and WT at the farm. I'm torn what to do this year, I would like to go for my moose, priority 10 but I don't have the time to scout and our regular family moose camp has low numbers of Moose the last few years. I need to make some friends who do most of the work for me lol.

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Re: Planning hunts, Do You Enjoy It?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 10:31:14 AM »
Most guys take pity on me and me out.  My hunts far away from
 Home have been upland bird hunting the ability to BS and have a firm hand shake is about all you need.  Possibly going to PG BC next year mtn caribou hunting with some local friends of mine.

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Re: Planning hunts, Do You Enjoy It?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 04:16:57 PM »
I love it as well.  For me it's part of the hunt.  Once I've discerned what and where(which may take months) I pick the calibre, and tailor the projectile and load for the intended quarry, range and conditions.  I've even tested bullets to satisfy myself what will do the best job at the expected range and velocity. 

Go ahead and call me anal about it, I'll be too busy enjoying my hunt to care.   :)

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Re: Planning hunts, Do You Enjoy It?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 05:02:25 PM »
I love it as well.  For me it's part of the hunt.  Once I've discerned what and where(which may take months) I pick the calibre, and tailor the projectile and load for the intended quarry, range and conditions.  I've even tested bullets to satisfy myself what will do the best job at the expected range and velocity. 

Go ahead and call me anal about it, I'll be too busy enjoying my hunt to care.   :)

  I enjoy the load development more then any thing that is the fun to me.  Everything from

Buffalo to elaphants and gophers I have loaded for.