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Prepare and you can elk hunt every year for less than $1,500 - posted 2 months ago

One additional cost I didn’t see accounted for on this $1500 hunt is the cost of the GoHunt membership. Need to add that in there. How could that have been forgotten???

Prepare and you can elk hunt every year for less than $1,500 - posted 2 months ago

I don’t count food costs as part of the trip costs. You have to eat even if you weren’t going to go on a hunt right? So the same cost would be incurred even if you were at home on the couch.
Tags, gas, lodging.
Gear needs to be depreciated over a 10 year + group of hunts or the numbers get out of hand pretty quick. Best not to even look at that portion.

Point Creep: What is it? Can you overcome it? and much more - posted 1 year ago

We have OTC hunts that we fall back on every year when we are building points or don’t get a tag during the draw. You can easily get good quality hunts every year for deer and elk and by hunting every year you’ll get yourself ready for when you pull that good tag.
On the OTC hunts, figure out how to out hunt the others in the unit. Get in better shape, key in your rifle platform better, work harder, scout or e-scout ahead of time, etc and you’ll have success every year.
5% of the people punch 95% of the tags, OTC or draw hunts.
I was on a good draw hunt a couple years back and quite a few of the other people I talked with weren’t seeing deer. Just because it’s a draw doesn’t mean you won’t have to hunt the unit.
Robby Denning made this a point in his mule deer hunting book - hunt every year so you can build your skill set for when you actually draw a tag.

MOA Part 2 - A deeper dive into factory vs custom - posted 1 year ago

Donald - A smaller bullet with higher BC will have less wind drift. If you shoot a 175 gr .308 bullet with the same BC as a 280 gr .338 bullet they will have the same wind drift. If you shoot a .308 cal bullet with a higher BC than the .338 bullet the .308 will have less wind drift.

MOA Part 2 - A deeper dive into factory vs custom - posted 1 year ago

Casey - We’ll said. I’m on my 3rd scope on my Winchester Model 70. I’ve gone through so many iterations with this rifle but now that I’ve gone through it I think I can build another rifle easily.

It’s really about a shooting system when you extend the yardage. You need a good handle on your BC, know your muzzle velocity with small variation, know your environment with a Kestrel, range with a good rangefinder, and firing solution from those inputs. Even if a guy can shoot .25” at 100 yards, can you hit a deer at 613 yards on the first shot?