I "lurk" around this forum, and have been a member for awhile, just never posted. I very much appreciate all the valuable information I've read here.
My name is Bob, I'm a retired Wildlife Manager Supervisor who used to work for Arizona Game and Fish Dept. and before that for the Nevada Dept. of Wildlife. My wife works for the BLM, and she got a job up here in Salmon, Idaho so I retired and joined her.
Two kids, our son graduated last year from Southern Utah University (just got a job with BLM), and our daughter is still attending.
How did I get interested in Long Range Hunting? I'll blame my son who is a former Army Ranger, and who has a fanatical interest in not only tactical firearms, but also in Long Range hunting with "traditional" bolt action rifles.
He talked me into converting my old model 700, .30 - 06 (purchased in 1971), into a 6.5 x 284. I've been having way too much fun ever since, and believe I'll have this barrel worn out if I don't calm down! I've reloaded since High School, but I'm really getting carried away now!
Lots of opportunity for long range hunting in this area!
If ya ever get up that way I'd appreciate a burn report from Colson Creek drainage. Around Long Tom men/look out.
I haven't had the opportunity to get up that way since the fires.
There is/was a gene line of large antlered bucks in a small spot in that drainage. The pic haunts me fairly often.
Originally Posted by mtnwrunner
Roy, like where exactly is that "small spot?"
I'lll check it for ya!
I don't know if I would trust Randy with the "small spot" whereabouts. I'm a seasoned big buck secret spot keeper and am familiar with the eastern side. Why don't you PM me the location and I will check on the fire damage that way you won't have to worry about the "small spot" becoming public.
Oh yeah...RPrice welcome to Long Range Hunting
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