Anyone from Southern Alberta on this board?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Slopeshunter, May 27, 2006.

  1. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    If so, where do you go to to do any long range shooting?
     
  2. Hagar

    Hagar Member

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    I am in Pincher Creek,where are you?

    I mainly huntto the south on the father in laws ranch,just outside Waterton.
     

  3. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey Hagar, I'm stuck in Cowtown /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Down in Pincher, you're in the nicest part of the province in my opinion. I just love that country down toward Waterton.

    Can I assume that you got that big elk off of your inlaws land?

    Is that where you are going to do your long range shooting?

    Cheers
     
  4. Hagar

    Hagar Member

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    Hi Slopeshunter,

    Yes the elk was taken on the father in laws ranch.

    I am new to long range shooting but there are areas on the ranch where I would like to set up a range.

    The elk was my longest shot todate at just over 500 yards,most of my hunting has been at much shorter ranges.
     
  5. Slopeshunter

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    What have you got for hunting down there? I'm guessing mainly elk and mulies?
     
  6. Hagar

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    Mostly hunt Whitetail but also some Mule deerand Elk.Have also got a Couger and several Black bear,coyotes.Have yet to get a wolf but have seen several.I am also going to try and get a sheep.The odds on some draws are good so a guy can have a pretty full season down here.This year should get antlerless white tail and muley as well as bull elk.With any kind of luck I should have a full freezer again!
     
  7. Slopeshunter

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    My draw booklet just arrived the other day. Not a whole lot of options available for me this year. My antlered mulie is only at a 1. I'm going to do some sheep hunting in Kananaskis. And I'll also grab an elk tag (general in 312), I may instead grab an undersubscribed cow tag for 312. They usually have cow tags available there after the draws (lots of elk, difficult access).

    Have a good day.
     
  8. Fuzzyfoot

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    I am from the Drumheller area,not really south but close, I do some long range shooting but as far as ranges go our local range is only good for 300m .Most of the long range shooting is done at a friends farm where we can go to 1000yrds,also the gopher pastures in the spring is great for 400-600yrd shots.
    Good to see some Alberta boys on this site!!
     
  9. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Ya, I hear ya Fuzzyfoot. Most of the ranges I know of are out to only 300.
     
  10. Hagar

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    There is only one range around here and it,s only 250 yards,also,they don,t allow magnums.Only 270,308 and 30-06.Ido my long range shooting on the father in laws range.
     
  11. Drew_CarreyAB

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    Well, I'm not from the south, but I visit there often. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Lloydminster (soon to be Edmonton) here.....looking for some speed goats this year i think....draw book has not come in yet, although I know my moose and mulie draws are now 0's but my speed goat draws are 4-5 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Our range up here is out to 300 yards but there is a deer sized rock out at 497 yds that likes to get hit with my 300WM 190gr Hornady's doing 3100fps /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  12. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Good luck on the antelope draw, they're lots of fun. Here's one I got a few years ago.

    Antelope
     
  13. Drew_CarreyAB

    Drew_CarreyAB Active Member

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    Slopeshunter, that looks to be a shooter in my books, thanks for sharing, BTW, what did it score?
     
  14. Lostsheep

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    Slopes hunter, I'm in Calgary as well.
    You have an excellent facility about 50 minutes to the west, where you can shoot to a maximum distance of 900 meters. Let me know if you need more info.