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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: I think I have lost my Coyote Juju
« Last post by D45/70 on Today at 01:04:55 PM »
Die off was on deer and antelope 5 years ago , blue tongue .
 Kinda recovered.
 The rabbit population seams to be at very high levels.
Mice and voles look normal, lots of game birds as well.
All that make for more coyotes but there not hungry .
I think the dog population is in very good shape.
 There just not responding well.
Higher presser from other hunters, more then normal extra warm weather
are a bigger factor.
Going to have to mix thins up and find a winning combo . 
Just Jawin At Camp / Re: I think I have lost my Coyote Juju
« Last post by John Andrews on Today at 03:51:13 AM »
 :shock: That sure sounds like much different than how it usually goes for you fellas, D! Did you have a big die off? West Nile and some other stuff has killed off a lot of game here, including deer.
Just Jawin At Camp / I think I have lost my Coyote Juju
« Last post by D45/70 on December 12, 2017, 03:41:04 PM »
>:( Six or seven years ago the boy and I would average 100 coyotes a fur season and plenty in the off season.
NOW !!!

 Last year we sold less then half that and that was a GOOD year for us and HUNTED HARD!

This year started  fabuless . with 12 on one trip.

Then little to nothing since.

I missed 3 the last trip.

I'm not sure what to do.

Very early this spring or as bear calls it WINTER!

We couldn't call in $hit, 'cept for a fat Mule deer doe  and that took the Sububern to bag it.

Did Obama send out Peta to educate all the coyotes in MT?

Maybe gave them Protective Kevlar jackets?

I just don't feel as confident out in the field as I once did.

We could walk out and KNOW there was coyotes and just where they would come from not so anymore.

It's not that I'm going to quit trying , but come on coyotes throw me a Bone...
Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Talk about 50 shades of gray MT FWP
« Last post by John Andrews on December 08, 2017, 04:06:31 AM »
 :shock:  :idiot2 :crazy2 :uglystupid2 :tickedoff Wow! What the H? Is like a dog chasing its tail to get straight info.  :tickedoff
Just Jawin At Camp / Talk about 50 shades of gray MT FWP
« Last post by D45/70 on December 07, 2017, 01:04:33 PM »
Montana Fish wildlife and Parks!
Brinkmans Game preserve.

Try finding Information on that.

I stumbled across this looking at my Mariss river BMA map.



Block management areas are public/private areas set aside for hunting with special regulations unique to the area.

Some just walk in some just sign in and some with permission.

On the BMA Map regulations this states "special weapons".

Normally that will mean BP, archery, pistol, or shotguns.

Cool, this is not on any BLM/Forest service map I have maps from 1977 to 2005.

 I happen to live in GF where the regional FWP office is.

 After an exhausting several hour search of there web sight

I went to it.

I ask about what kind of weapons I can use.

Girl at the desk, " I don't know". I'll check. She hit the computer to look , nothing here she says.


She goes in back and comes out with a Map with reg's on the back.

Looks like only archery during deer season only, otherwise every thing is illegal.


I explain the BMA map does not say that, the computer does not say that, any and all other official public maps don't even SHOW it.

How can that be? Girl behind the counter says "I Don't Know".

 It also says I cant run a motorized form of transportation , OK?

So Now I have over 4 hours time searching and a trip to there office and I'm still confused.

So I ask " Using a boat access area just a mile or two up stream asper the BMA maps and want to fish  I cant?

No you can the Preserve does not regulate the river asper the "The stream access law". A motorized boat is ok.

Can I duck hunt in the river? I ask. No discharging any weapon on the preserve is illegal. The stream access law says I can hunt /fish/recreate between the high water marks, and the preserve does not regulate the river.

Right she said. So I can shoot ducks? Nope not on the preserve .


So I leave the ramp legal go a mile and I'm illegal for 20 miles then I legal again ? YUP she said.

Is there a warden around today? I ask . No not today .

How can all this be?

I know there is a reason for all the gray areas in our game laws.

 It is so the FWP can wright more tickets, I know that.

I made a huge effort to find out all most nothing.

What is a casual recreater to do?

 I wonder if there is a rule about hunting/fishing if your wearing green under pants? HOW would I find out?

50 shades of gray!


Just Jawin At Camp / Re: I shot at 3 coyotes today.
« Last post by John Andrews on December 05, 2017, 03:38:34 AM »
  :shock: We have days like that.  :sad:
Just Jawin At Camp / Re: I shot at 3 coyotes today.
« Last post by D45/70 on December 04, 2017, 12:32:51 PM »
Just Jawin At Camp / Re: I shot at 3 coyotes today.
« Last post by John Andrews on December 04, 2017, 03:07:49 AM »
Wow! So what's the deal, D?
Just Jawin At Camp / I shot at 3 coyotes today.
« Last post by D45/70 on December 03, 2017, 04:03:34 PM »
The boy and I went calling .
 WAY up north , left town at 2:30 AM.

The plan was to do some night calling then all day long calling.

We took the 4wheeler in the back of my ford. We had plans to call some places before the "people" started to use them. Boat ramp / fishing /duck hunting areas. Good plan, but no coyotes.

We roamed the highline for state and federal lands to call.

 Called in some good spots. The good thing about the 4wheeler is , We could park the big red truck miles away from where we wanted to call, AKA no place to hide the truck. Bear knows what I'm talking about. The Wheeler we could hide in the ditch behind a tumble weed.

 Lot of calling and sets 2:30 am to 5:00 pm. The good news is we called in 3 coyotes... Bad news is they all came in on MY side, I missed all 3 crap, I hate to do all that work and driving to miss every coyote we call. later in the trip we found some poor unfortunate  targets, prairie dogs. I promptly missed 4, the boys 17 it 7 in a row at 200 yards.


 This morning before the predicted snow I ran out north of town to my secret X shooting range to re zero the 22/250.

Pull up pick up a BIG box of crap left by other shooters, walk out 200 yards set up my box with target. Walk back put the bipods down sit and shoot 3 times . Walk out look at the target shake my head , bring back the box/target. I also picked up another box of crap. Stopped at the 100 mark set the target to see what's going on. Set back down and took one shot. IT IS NEVER THE GUN,NEVER!!!!



That is under an inch high and two inch apart at 200 yards sitting on the ground with bipods = Dead coyote.



Inch high and a little wind drift.





The boy is after wolf today.
Just Jawin At Camp / Re: anyone reload Rio blue steel goose loads?
« Last post by D45/70 on December 01, 2017, 02:15:03 PM »
Your DIL is quite a good shot!  O0
YUP a dad burned Annie Oakley. O0 :D
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