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Gordon L.

Hunting in grizzly bear country: Sidearm vs bear spray - posted 1 year ago

Been in Griz country numerous hunting & flyfishing multi-day trips. I ALWAYS PRACTICE W EXPIRED CANNISTERS W BOTH HANDS BEFORE THE TRIP. AND CARRY TWO CANNISTERS ON MY PACK CHEST STRAPS SO THAT IF ONE HAD IS “OCCUPIED “ I start w the other and am grabbing #2 and ready to use it. I’ve had 4 encounters in NW Wyoming that were to close for comfort. If the bear can’t see or breathe due to pepper-induced bronchospasm and can’t see or smell also, you get some time to re-assess and Dr-escalate the situation.

Gordon L.

Which camera is best for filming your hunt? - posted 1 year ago

Thank you very much for the information. I have been considering upgrading my Sony Vidcam that I bought in 2011, that has been amazingly useful on hunts/hikes/fishing trips.

Gordon L.

Mystery Ranch winners announced: 10 people won Selway 60 backpacks - posted 1 year ago

Just following up on a couple questions I posted 3 & 4 days ago. Any and all information from any Insider member or staff is appreciated!

Gordon L.

Which camera is best for filming your hunt? - posted 1 year ago

December 11, 2014
Written by: Steve Alderman
Tagged as: Skills, video, camera, starter, hunting, filming, film

I really enjoyed reading the article from 2014. Any updates from Steve on newer camcorders and/or accessories? My guide in the Yukon on Fannin/AK-Yukon Moose hunts over the past few years had the Canon XA20, which takes amazingly good pictures and videos. I'm gearing up for a mountain adventure in September and again in late November, and am getting my updated gear list checked off. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Gordon
aka "Diddywahdiddy"

Gordon L.

Idaho RMBHS Unit 11 - posted 1 year ago

Trail K-
Back from work assignment. Thanks for your input. I will be home for a couple of days then back out again for at least 10 days, bummer to be away from home for Independence Day, but work calls.
Spoke with the Idaho BLM office-got the Orofino, Grangeville, and Riggins maps and also some maps south to the NV border for looking at CA Bighorn country. Have rafted the Bruneau twice and Jarbridge once, and have seen CA Bighorns at Cove Draw and up Sheep Creek. Had some good rapid-running and caught some redband rainbows on dries w/ a 5-wt.
Also got the Nez Perce NF map which has the GMU boundaries.
The Unit 11/11A, Unit 13 & 18 maps arrived from MyTopo.com also.
I'm kind of a map nut and like to review the maps. The best IMO appears to be the MyTopo maps with the "plasticized" waterproof material. Will probably get OnX to make sure the ownership boundaries are updated. I understand the raffle tag will be drawn the last week of July. We'll see as far as RMBS or CA Bighorn!
Who would be the best source of information to find out what RMBS rams were killed where...e.g. Redbird Ck, Capt John Ck, Big Canyon Ck, Kirkwood Ck, China Garder Ck, First Ck, Billys Ck? I understand that the last two years there were "average" <180 rams taken by the draw/raffle tag holders, and the auction tag holders took rams beyond the original Unit 11 boundaries (that is, in unit 13 & 18-and I can't afford the 130K and the 180K costs/donations confirmed by the WSF folks in Bozeman)...I've also heard no Class IV rams taken in the original unit 11 in past two years? Also a story of a native (Nez Perce?) hunter (legally) taking a 204-plus net ram in the past two years. Who is the Senior Biologist for the Hell's Canyon units for RMBS? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!