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Fixed blade vs. expandable blade broadheads... which is right for you? - posted 1 week ago

Some of the strategy with choice also has to do with hunting environment. When I hunt out west there's typically loads of space to track, better ground to trail blood. A fixed blade with better penetration on larger game makes sense and those other elements fall in favor of using that fixed blade.

Where I hunt on the east coast tracts for whitetails are often small, hunting for sika deer means more standing water than dry ground. For those reasons and the fact I'm liable to get an entry and exit on those smaller animals I'm shooting a mechanical with a bigger cutting diameter all day long. I want them down before they head onto a neighbors property I don't have permission to track on or lose the blood trail in the water.

Point Creep: What is it? Can you overcome it? and much more - posted 2 months ago

It’s only going to get worse. Shows me again and again why I live Idaho. A fair chance for everyone at a quality tag mixed with opportunity for everyone. And they do it right when they don’t allow you to apply for trophy species and elk/deer. I tell their reps every chance I get, “Please don’t change.” I would like to see when some state hits the tipping point and nails on the PP system.

Here’s a good gohunt article: “How did we get here?” Just a history of the evolution of these systems. There’s supposedly less hunters (nationwide) than ever. Are people just traveling more. Or going to multiple states in a year increasing tag demand?

Wyoming Elk Unit 27 - posted 5 months ago

If anyone has hunted this unit and is willing to give a hunt re-cap I'd appreciate it. I should be able to draw this unit this coming year (hard to believe WY elk draw is around the corner). I'm debating this unit vs 41. I am sharing some points with friends and we'll all be at 4+ so we're trying to pin down a unit. We arent really into score but want a good hunt with the chance at a 5 or 6 point. j6784d@yahoo.com

Wyoming Elk Unit 41 - posted 5 months ago

If anyone has hunted this unit and is willing to give a hunt re-cap I'd appreciate it. I should be able to draw this unit this coming year (hard to believe WY elk draw is around the corner). I'm debating this unit vs 25/27. I am sharing some points with friends and we'll all be at 4+ so we're trying to pin down a unit. We arent really into score but want a good hunt with the chance at a 5 or 6 point. j6784d@yahoo.com

Trail Kreitzer’s 2018 Wyoming archery elk hunting gear list - posted 8 months ago

2 things:
-I'm happy to see someone thinking along the same lines of me with lunch food. This year I'm brinking some hard cheeses, salami/pepperoni to mix things up and snack through the day with calorically dense food. I find I never sit down to really eat when chasing elk.

-I see in the photo/list you're using the Carnivore bags. I have the wapiti kit and the carnivore 2 kit. I'm torn about which to use. The wapiti kit is notably heavier but allows me to put the game bag on the meat to hang and cool and then carry. The carnivore kit wouldn't allow to bag a quarter while it hangs/cools. I'm worried that immediately deboning to bag and carry out would increase spoilage and hanging to cool before bagging with carnivore might allow the flies to get to it. What are your thoughts.