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Crow-Feather

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When I traveled three days away in the summer, I put a freezer and a generator in the back of my truck. Came home and had to thaw out the meat at the butchers.
 
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Crow Feather, we hunted Wyoming this past Oct. the antelope were processed at a local butcher shop shrink wrapped and pre frozen, when we departed we placed the meat in a large igloo cooler with 6 blocks of dry ice, taped the lid shut with duck tape, Stopped in South Dakota for a day of pheasant hunting and then a 2 day drive home. Meat was frozen solid when we got home, this was mid October. The freezer and generator ideal is a good one if you have the room, Also have a friend that used to do a lot of western hunting he would use a small freezer in the truck bed and when they stopped for the night would run a power cord from the room they were staying at.
 

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Speaking of freezers. Has anyone else noticed a shortage of them? In rural New England where I live, the local big box stores are out of them and are saying at least 2-4 months before they see any stock and maybe not even until the fist of the year. I am no tin need myself, but I have had hunters that come in where I work asking and looking for them.

For those who have drawn out and may be in need of extra frozen storage, it may be a good idea to start checking around now.
 

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Unless you had one point to get a bull tag you got a cow tag for 55. You can get that cow tag every year unless they decide to cut the tags again. It used to go to a leftover but now it's a 2nd pick with no points. So, it's guaranteed as a 1st pick. I do the cow hunt every year. Along with a bear hunt.
 

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I didn't mean I did the bear hunt in 55 too. I don't. The problem with bear hunting 55 is the bears are keyed into gunshots. They know a gunshot means dead game. They eat the gut piles and the meat tastes awful. Bears really take on the taste of their diet. It's better to take a bear eating berries.

You may not be aware that you can use a gut pile as bait. Colorado has a no bait law but doesn't consider a gut pile as bait as long as you don't move it from the kill spot. It makes no sense but that's how it is. I prefer to still hunt into a bear feeding on natural food. The goal is see him before he sees you. Not always easy to do.

Good luck with your cow hunt. 55 has a lot of them.
 

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Good luck to everyone this fall. I'm heading back to my old stomping grounds in Colorado with an either sex muzzleloader tag. Units 28, 37, and 371.
 

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Would like to talk sometime about bear hunting. I've never hunted bear but would like to. You mentioned still hunting. I used to still hunt white tails in Oklahoma. I'd have to do a lot of research on bears before still hunting. But sounds fun.
 
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