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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457525
01/11/22 03:48 PM
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Antelope in New Mexico as you can get guaranteed landowner tags through an outfitter. That way you can go without having to worry about everyone drawing a tag or waiting years to build up preference points. If you go around the Rotone area the NRA Whittington Center and shooting range is right there. After getting your antelope you can tour the center and do some shooting. Make sure to shoot the White Buffalo target; it is 1123 yards to the target. Can't use any magnum calibre to shoot at it though. I did hit it with both of my 6.5 creedmoor rifles I had with me.
I shot this antelope in the Rotone area last year.
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Also if you want something cheaper and fishing; smallmouth bass in SD, Mille Lacs in MN or the great lakes.

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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457530
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Throw a canoe in a river and go. Anywhere you want, as long as you want. Keep a cell phone charged to call for a pickup. Might be couple days might be 10. The fun is no time limit. Go till yer done.

Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457544
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I made it a point to do this years ago when I was in a better position to afford it. Only problem is that every fun trip turned into an annual fun trip and I don't have enough vacation time to cover them all. Do whatever while you can when you can. Sometimes someday never comes.....


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: WV Danimal] #7457549
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Originally Posted by WV Danimal
I made it a point to do this years ago when I was in a better position to afford it. Only problem is that every fun trip turned into an annual fun trip and I don't have enough vacation time to cover them all. Do whatever while you can when you can. Sometimes someday never comes.....

I wish I could frame this on a wall. Lots of people spend time talking about doing this or that "one day." Most of the time one day doesn't ever come. I wanted to go to Alaska and kill an emperor goose while they had a non resident system back in 2017 or 2018.

We talked about it for awhile and said we would all go when we finished college and had more money. 2019 rolls around and there is not a non resident free system anymore. Now its a draw and there is a quota so if that's met you get an email that says no more emperors can be killed. Shoulda went when we had the chance


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: waggler] #7457553
01/11/22 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by waggler
Spring black bear in southeast Alaska. Find a lodge that has skiff rentals, and apply for and get drawn (pretty easy) for a black bear tag in GMU 2 (Prince of Wales Island)
Fish in the morning for halibut, ling cod, king salmon, then then hunt for black bear on the beach in the afternoon. Check your crab and shrimp pots anythime.
Long daylight hours.
Time this during the last week and a half of May.


Do you have any recommendations for this? I'm seriously considering it. Is there both baiting and beach spotting on POW?

Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: corky] #7457666
01/11/22 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by corky
How old are your friends? The biggest mistake I made was not doing more mountain hunting while I was younger and had good knees.


True words spoken

Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457710
01/11/22 07:18 PM
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Beach, babes, and brew

Lots of resorts to go enjoy, fishing from sail fish to bottom fish and amazing food.

The boat I chartered last year cost less for the day then my wife and I doing a 1 day trip on the coast.


And as a bonus it makes Leftlane jealous when you post photos lol

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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457725
01/11/22 07:33 PM
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I think it'd be cool to do a "method" trapping trip. Similar to how some people get way into hunting with antique firearms, with period correct clothing and such.
It'd be super cool to trap beaver in the mountains somewhere using period correct mountain man equipment, clothing, and fur put up methods.

Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457727
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Originally Posted by larrywaugh
Two of my friends and I are looking to take a trip to do something you can't do in Kansas. Some of the ideas we have thought of are a bear,Merriam turkey,mule deer or trophy duck hunt or a Canadian or ocean fishing trip. What have you done that was fun?


Tuna fishing 60 miles off the coast was a nice outing.


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457730
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I am the oldest at 51 but am still in pretty good shap. One reason I am wanting to do this is what you guys are saying someday never comes and before you know it you can't do the things you used to do. I have a nephew who did the tuna fishing thing they tore em up and had a blast. The idea of renting a boat and hunting the coast really intrigued me. Thank for all the ideas.


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457746
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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457764
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Originally Posted by larrywaugh
Two of my friends and I are looking to take a trip to do something you can't do in Kansas. Some of the ideas we have thought of are a bear,Merriam turkey,mule deer or trophy duck hunt or a Canadian or ocean fishing trip. What have you done that was fun?

our pheasant season is open till the end of the month...... dont think you will find a cooler hunt opportunity.... should be below zero :} grin grin


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457767
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How about coyote trapping in Kansas? grin

Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: BernieB.] #7457786
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
Originally Posted by waggler
Spring black bear in southeast Alaska. Find a lodge that has skiff rentals, and apply for and get drawn (pretty easy) for a black bear tag in GMU 2 (Prince of Wales Island)
Fish in the morning for halibut, ling cod, king salmon, then then hunt for black bear on the beach in the afternoon. Check your crab and shrimp pots anythime.
Long daylight hours.
Time this during the last week and a half of May.


Do you have any recommendations for this? I'm seriously considering it. Is there both baiting and beach spotting on POW?

I do this myself in GMU3. I know there are lodges who rent skiffs in GMU2 and maybe GMU3 out of the town of Petersburg. If you Google around for skiff rentals or lodges on Prince of Wales Island or Petersburg I'll bet you will find some.
You can bait black bears but you have to register your bait stations; kind of a hassle, but baiting is not necessary, just motor along a few hundred yards off the beach especially at the head of grassy bays around the middle and later in the day. Rainy days will usually be a little slower, but if you have a sunny afternoon and the tide is out don't waste your time doing anything except hunting.
Look for these kind of beaches.
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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457800
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I already done the coyote trapping thing this year. I couldn't figure out what to do with them after I caught them. Lol


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457816
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Fed up with Covid restrictions in the US I took my family to Quepos Costa Rica for a sailfish trip. We went with Quepos Fish Adventure. The price was very reasonable at $4700 for up to 4 people. This included three days fishing(two offshore for tuna, Marlin and sailfish and one day inshore for roosterfish), a nice 2 bedroom house on top of a little mountain(called the Italian Compound), travel from San Jose to Quepos and back and from the house to the marina, A private chef one night, and Covid insurance. We did a nature hike with a guy named Fred. It was awesome. We caught fish when other boats didnít. We also had a great time just hanging out and being there. We have recommended this trip to all of our friends.


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457826
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Waggler- hmmm... secret weapon guess. Maybe the electric trolling motor on the raft for stealth!?


Iíll second an offshore tuna fishing trip. Great fun for a bunch of buddies. Offshore fishing in general, even shark, marlin, mahi. Fun stuff!

John

Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457902
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^^^^^^
I guess that was too easy; yes electric trolling motor. Lots of fun slipping right up to within 10 yards of unaware bears. That is get sport just itself, even if you have no intent to hunt.


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: nvwrangler] #7457913
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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
MEXICO Beach, babes, and brew
Lots of resorts to go enjoy, fishing from sail fish to bottom fish and amazing food.
The boat I chartered last year cost less for the day then my wife and I doing a 1 day trip on the coast.


And as a bonus it makes Leftlane jealous when you post photos lol


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Re: Cool hunting or fishing trip ideas [Re: larrywaugh] #7457998
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