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Post by IronNoggin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:36 pm

Yep, heading back to Mulie Paradise again this fall. :D
Leaving middle of October, and head back just into November.
Some may recall my love affair with that area, and the GIANT Mulies it holds!
Well, my Island Hunting Partner simply could not stand looking at those massive racks I brought home over the years, and pressed me to find him a bow with the hope he might be able to wander over with me...

Given his historic shoulder injuries, the Crossbow Permit collection was a breeze.
Then, I wandered across a new Bulldog 400 for a price that simply could not be ignored.
A good friend from here arranged the deal, and sent the bow along.
Just a very short time ago we found and mounted a Tact 100 on it to compliment the custom Boo string and Big John LumiZombie Killers.

We've been practicing a bit, and how my Buddy is pulling this off consistently at 50 yards:

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We still have some time to play, so I expect he'll actually show some improvement on that before we wander... :lol:
Getting damn close to being ready methinks...

So, simply a head's up for now.
There WILL be a forthcoming tale. Here's hoping it is one of GLORY again! :thumbup:

Certainly looking forward...

Cheers,
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Post by Carnivorous » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:50 pm

Fantastic!

Good luck on the hunt...
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Post by janesy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:50 pm

Looking forward to pics and stories!
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Post by Bcxbow » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:55 pm

Good luck Matt :thumbup:
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Post by Timbrhuntr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:20 pm

Good luck ! Just got back from Montana chasing mulies and speed goats nothing like setting up for a stalk ! Bucks in velevet and bachelor groups hard to sneak up with all those eyes but fun. Couldn't use the crossbow had to resort to the newer technology compound lol

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Post by mr meat » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:23 pm

Good luck! Can’t wait for the story
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Re: Return to Alberta's Badlands

Post by ihunt » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:40 pm

Good luck!

Question being that you're from outside the province do you need to hunt with an outfitter or you can hunt anywhere as long it's within the law and limits?
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Post by Boo » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:49 pm

ihunt wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Good luck!

Question being that you're from outside the province do you need to hunt with an outfitter or you can hunt anywhere as long it's within the law and limits?
A friend that is a resident can act as guide after taking a course or you can go with a guide. You cannot hunt without a guide.
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Post by IronNoggin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:49 pm

ihunt wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Good luck!

Question being that you're from outside the province do you need to hunt with an outfitter or you can hunt anywhere as long it's within the law and limits?
As a non-resident, you either have to engage a guide (I am actually a Registered Guide in Alberta, but that is besides the point here) or go with a "Hunter Host" Resident of Alberta.

The Hunter Host doesn't need a course to do so as in some other provinces. They can be any Resident in Good Standing (meaning hunted previous 3 years with zero infractions). The Hunter Host can help up to two non-residents a year. As a non-resident, you can have as many Hunter Hosts as you wish.

The fellow I have always hunted with over there is a Guide Outfitter. I have worked with, and for him in the past. Between the two of us, we have every angle covered. This time around, it will be simply the Hunter Host scenario...

Clear as mud?

Thanks for the well wishes folks! They certainly are Appreciated!

Last two trips to Paradise:

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Post by nchunter » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 pm

Excuse my ignorance of Canadian Geography, but what are the Alberta Badlands? Are they like the Badlands in the Dakotas?

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Post by tcwild » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:44 pm

Good Luck always enjoy your write up's.

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Post by ihunt » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:42 pm

Thanks Boo and Nog for the reply to my question.
Nice harvest pics. One day it will my turn out west :D
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Post by xcaliber » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:41 pm

Good luck Matt, looking forward to another great story about the hunt.
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Post by IronNoggin » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:32 pm

nchunter wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Excuse my ignorance of Canadian Geography, but what are the Alberta Badlands? Are they like the Badlands in the Dakotas?
Rather similar.

A few links:

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/badlands

https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/places-to-go/canadian-badlands/

https://www.theworldwonders.com/northamerica/drumheller.html

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&sxsrf=ACYBGNTimDnvLR9xZOYksF4YwmKHA77h3A:1569867669731&q=Alberta+Badlands&tbm=isch&source=univ&client=firefox-b-d&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwju0LHmlPnkAhWRpp4KHeDJBs0QsAR6BAgJEAE&biw=1280&bih=891
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Re: Return to Alberta's Badlands

Post by IronNoggin » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:41 pm

Partner is now shooting 1/2 inch groups at 80 yards.

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Getting There! :thumbup:

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