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Steven B.

What’s the best way to pack game meat: Bone in or bone out? - posted 2 months ago

I've done both. It is always best to get the animal out in one piece for hanging/aging if possible. Quarters are next best. Bone-in is next best, all when considering the potential losses due to trimming after aging. That said, when packing out a long way, I always do the boneless method and come up with ways to minimize the losses. That usually equals less aging and more hamburger, but life is about trade-offs. Great article!

Steven B.

Nevada Big Game Unit 131 - posted 3 months ago

The math is almost right. NORMAL ROUNDING RULES APPLY. Not "rounded up". If the total divided by the number of people is x.5, then yes, it will be rounded up. If it is x.333, then no, it will be rounded down. Once you get your total, then that is squared (multiplied by itself) and another point is added to it. So for two hunters, one with 2 points and another with 3 points, it would be 5/2 which rounds up to 3. Then the party would get 3x3 + 1 = 10 "lottery balls".

Steven B.

Sheep hunting DNA - posted 6 months ago

I often wondered why such passion was exuded by sheep hunters...then I got my first taste...then a second. Those two hunts hooked me for life. I don't care about pulling the trigger that much (I've only helped others), but I will gladly help a friend or relative pursue sheep. It is an absolute blast and easily my favorite big-game hunt.

Steven B.

Does the cost of wild game meat pencil out? - posted 6 months ago

Excellent article. In Nevada, we obtain cow elk tags for $110 and usually fill those tags with about three days of hunting. For 110-150 pounds of meat, even with a few hundred for hunting, it pencils very nicely. Of course, this is a passion, but it is interesting and worthwhile to point out that meats worth well in excess of $10.00 per pound are what you are retrieving from the field. It significantly offsets the price of your hunt and you are providing the absolute finest quality meats for the table. Great article!

Steven B.

March INSIDER Giveaway: 5 Vortex Viper HD Spotting Scopes - posted 1 year ago

Clearly, I'm due....