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    2020 Alberta Elk Hunt Journal

    Sorry folks but my phone had major issues this trip and would not function to allow me and use what-so-ever. As such no journal nor any real pictures either. I do apologize for that. In any event there was success... Sept 16, Day 1 We arrived in the camp location at 9:30am to an ambient...
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    2020 Alberta Elk Hunt Journal

    Sept 15, Departure Day; Up before dawn and began the morning pill routine. Half hour intervals, two medications first thing, then a single medication 30 minutes later, single dose of chemo (5 pills) 30 minutes after that, followed by 4 different meds with breakfast another half hour later and...
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    Maryland Goes Traditional

    Wipe free of all oils so they don’t get sticky. They work just fine. Walk
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    Maryland Goes Traditional

    Lol, I’ve sat on a bucket on the lake in -44 temps up here. I doubt its too cold to hunt at anytime in MD. Walk
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    2020 Alberta Elk Hunt Journal

    Sept 14, 1 Day to Departure; Almost all the gear is now assembled and will soon be loaded on the “mule”. A few other errands to complete first. Water containers cleaned and topped up leaving only last minute packing for tomorrow, being the cooler and toiletries kit. Received word that my...
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    Elk Antler Gun Rack

    Anyone have pictures of muzzleloader gun racks made from elk antler they would share? I am looking for an idea for a build. Thanks Walk
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    Making Bear Grease

    Just an fyi, like most meats the quality and taste is in what they eat. A nice fall berry fed or clover fed bear is very good. A garbage bear, well I’ll leave to your imagination. Walk
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    Making Bear Grease

    At room temp it will be like a very soft paste. Works great as a patch lube. Just dip a finger in it and rub onto the patch. Bear oil comes from other fats within the bear, and remains as an oil at room temp. Others will have to provide more info specific to that as I’ve no experience. Walk
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    A lot of bear around this year.

    Let it heat good but pour off before burning.
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    A lot of bear around this year.

    To render down bear fat, cleanly remove the fat from the hide and meat. Clean it to try and ensure no meat on it (there will be a little bit, but try very hard to minimize). Place into a large pot and apply a low heat, which will slowly liquify the fat. Stir very often to prevent burning...
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    2020 Alberta Elk Hunt Journal

    Sept 10, 5 Days to Departure; Well after yesterdays range session with my friend Old Ugly (Tom), who can spin a yarn with the best of them (for the record, that 100yd gong was more like 8” and only hit it while using a rest!), with my converted late Lancaster .50 caplock really got my furnace...
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    BP Hunting in Hungary

    That was very nice. Thank you for sharing. Walk
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    Drilling and tapping for drum installation

    You remove the drum and file the drum threads until flush with the barrel wall. A little at a time. Walk
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    2020 Alberta Elk Hunt Journal

    Thank you for the kind comments sir. I have decided that I am being silly in placing more value on the end game rather than the experience as a whole. As such I have decided I will take a traditional muzzleloader and will savour the adventure After all, this is why we hunt anyhow. I will record...
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    Is it really so???

    I wonder if the mountain men started with a .50 and that same rifle, after refreshing the barrel, became a .54 by the end of the era? Walk
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