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You have time for one final hunt...

Posted By: Randy M

You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 5:18 PM

You have time, tag, and resources for one final hunt. What species? What geographical location? What gun?

For me, I believe it would be a monster muley in Colorado, with a .460 SW revolver.

How about it?
Posted By: Franchise

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 5:34 PM

Mountain Goat.....any one of my single shots

Or

Sambar

Or

Karaganda Argali
Posted By: Whitworth

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 6:08 PM

Bull elephant, Africa, .500 JRH loaded with Buffalo Bore DG ammo...
Posted By: H2OBUG

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 8:17 PM

Prairie Dogs
With bench style AR 15's
From an air conditioned camper.

Hell I may do that even if I am not about to croak.
Posted By: longhunter

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 9:32 PM

Always wanted to hunt Texas hogs, would use my new GP100 .44 Special.
Posted By: REDHAWK1954

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 9:44 PM

It will not ever happen but I would love to hunt Mule deer and or Antelope with my specialty pistol.
Posted By: jamesfromjersey

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 10:22 PM

Good one.... Polar bear way up north with 454... If that can`t happen then Siberian tiger w/454 and if that can`t happen, jaguar in the Matto Grasso with 44...
;\)
Posted By: Whitworth

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 11:09 PM

Tiger would be high on my list if it was legal....

Another bucket list hunt would be gaur, probably in India.

Most likely with my BFR in .460 S&W loaded with A-frames at max velocity.
Posted By: Mark Hampton

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 11:36 PM

Mountain nyala and/or markhor. Since both are normally taken at long range -- H-S Precision in 270 WSM.
Posted By: Pa. Mike

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 11:51 PM

Kodiak Bear with my Freedom Arms .475 Linebaugh.
Posted By: Bigbrowndog

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/09/2019 11:57 PM

The species chased doesn?t matter, as long as my friends could enjoy the hunt with me.

Trapr
Posted By: 45MAN

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 12:01 AM

COASTAL BROWN BEAR HUNT IN ALASKA OFF OF A FANCY BOAT, USING A 10 INCH OR 12 INCH FREEDOM ARMS 454, LOADED WITH A 325gr BARNES BUSTER, OR A 320gr PUNCH OR A 300gr LEHIGH WFN MONOLITHIC OR A 300gr OR 325gr SWIFT AFRAME. BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS HUNT, BUT FOR FAR LESS EXPENSIVE BLACK BEAR.
Posted By: Whitworth

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 12:10 AM

 Originally Posted By: Bigbrowndog
The species chased doesn?t matter, as long as my friends could enjoy the hunt with me.

Trapr


Great answer!
Posted By: Randy M

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 12:52 AM

I'm really digging the range of answers here...from prairie dogs to Karaganda Argali (had to look that one up, Dave), to anything as long as it's with friends.

Very cool to see what trips everyone's trigger...
Posted By: Franchise

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 1:20 AM

Randy, I'd be all over Australia, top to bottom, if it was handgun friendly.
Posted By: Okie Hunter

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 1:58 AM

For me it would have to be a bear. I'd like a black bear, but an Alaskan brown would be better. With either one I'd be carrying a newly acquired BFR 454 Casull.
Posted By: Chance Weldon

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 2:02 AM

Big Alaskan grizzly with an open sight revolver, with my 460 S&W or Encore in case I need more range or power.
Posted By: ruger4570

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 2:36 AM

Toss up between Brown bear on the Alaskan Peninsula with my SRH 44 or 375 RCM rifle. Other being a leopard hunt in African with my Ruger No1 in 45/70.
Posted By: Zee

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 4:04 AM

Horseback Combination hunt for Alaska Yukon Moose / Mountain Caribou / Dall Sheep.

Ruger SBH Bisley in .454 / MOA Maximum in .338-06 A-Square.
Posted By: sw282

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 4:28 AM

Prairie dogs with friends. Lots and LOTS of prairie dogs
Posted By: Whitworth

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 8:58 AM

 Originally Posted By: Franchise
Randy, I'd be all over Australia, top to bottom, if it was handgun friendly.


You and me both!
Posted By: bluecow

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 12:41 PM

Let me die sitting on a rock wall with the fall leaves all around. A corn cob pipe in my hand, a single shot 16ga. in my lap, and a Cocker or Springer spaniel at my side. If ya find me ya can have the gun, take my dog and give her a good home, just leave me and my pipe be.
Posted By: cherokeetracker

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 5:46 PM

Randy do we have to die after playing this game?
If so being able to call in 20 coyotes all at once and shooting everyone of them with my pistols. (New York Reloads only)

Or how about more realistic a huge Lion in Africa with my FA 454?

Charles
Posted By: reflex264

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 5:59 PM

moose in Alaska with my pet 45 blackhawk.
Posted By: magman

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/10/2019 6:52 PM

Any hunt with my son. Preferably elk.
Posted By: racksmasher1

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 1:53 AM

Alaska for a free for all!
Posted By: billa

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 1:53 AM

Take my son and grandsons on a full scale African Safari. I would use my 460XVR and go for Buffalo, Sable, Eland, and Kudu (at least). The boys could take whatever they want. I would probably try for a few Warthogs too as I loved ?the hunt? for them. If I am going out I want to go big.
Posted By: Randy M

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 2:06 AM

 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
Alaska for a free for all!


This was almost my answer. I've been to Alaska and killed two caribou. By far the best 10 days of hunting I've ever experienced.
Posted By: KRal

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 7:22 AM

 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
Alaska for a free for all!


You need a hunting partner - I?m in!
Posted By: RSW

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 4:30 PM

Hunting rock chucks in ID and/or WY with 243 and 6.5 CM Scout SSPs!
Posted By: rougerocco

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 7:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: Franchise
Mountain Goat.....any one of my single shots

Or

Sambar

Or

Karaganda Argali


David I would expect these choices from you! Hell you might need a long range rifle for support on the Karaganda Argali there are some unfriendlies in that area!

My hunt is much simpler probably Elk with my SBH .44 mag.
But it is hard to beat a Michigan fall afternoon, with the sun starting to set. The colors on the trees. My 20 ga shotgun, dogs running chasing pheasant. And of course my son Rocco.
Posted By: Franchise

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/11/2019 9:26 PM

What can I say Rocky...Hahahaha......that's why Australia would be so appealing....friendly folks all around
Posted By: Hawkeye

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/12/2019 3:33 PM

Blackbear in Idaho or Colorado. Riding horses, camping in wall tent, with a few good friends. Would use my Ruger Blackhawk Hunter with MagaPort Stalker Conversion. I would take one of my home made primitive Osage Longbows and stone point arrows for back up. Might as well go out doing what I like if things go bad. HAH
Mike
Posted By: Ron K

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/13/2019 3:43 AM

That question is similar to one I have "when I retire I'm going to hunt......". My current answer is Red Stag in New Zealand with my freedom arms 454 7.5". More realistic I'd be elk in Colorado.
Posted By: Muddy

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/13/2019 5:50 AM

No question.... a horseback hunt in the Alaskan Yukon for moose. I'd use my FA 475 JRH.

Dan
Posted By: 73837486

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/15/2019 4:18 AM

hand guns not aloud in NZ
Posted By: 73837486

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/15/2019 4:20 AM

one more elephant with custom 475 linebaugh.
Posted By: Spencer

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/23/2019 6:27 PM

Horseback dry ground Mountain Lion in the desert Southwest with hounds. Staying in a wall tent, with my son and using my Ruger .44 special to dispatch the lion.

I've gone on three hunts like this and still have not connected with a lion. I would hope this fourth time is the charm
Posted By: RandyB

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/25/2019 4:57 AM

My bucket list critter is leopard.
For some reason big cats are appealing and the leopard is a tough customer.
I'd try with my Toklat shooting heavy 45 Colt loads...or whatever my PH said I should be shooting:)

My backup bucket list critter is interior grizzly on a backpack hunt with Lance Kronberger.
Posted By: 45MAN

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/25/2019 11:14 AM

RANDY B: AS A VETERAN AFRICAN HANDGUN HUNTER, I WOULD NOT RELY ON A PH's RECOMMENDATION FOR REVOLVER BULLETS. HAVING TAKEN 3 LEOPARDS WITH A REVOLVER I WOULD SAY YOU SHUD USE A GOOD WFN STYLE BULLET (LEHIGH 300, PUNCH 320, AND, AT 1,300FPS OR LESS, A GOOD CAST BULLET), OR A 265gr SWIFT AFRAME, AND, IF YOU CAN PUSH IT FAST ENUFF, THE 250gr BRANES MONOLITHIC HP.
Posted By: Whitworth

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/25/2019 1:16 PM

 Originally Posted By: RandyB
My bucket list critter is leopard.
For some reason big cats are appealing and the leopard is a tough customer.
I'd try with my Toklat shooting heavy 45 Colt loads...or whatever my PH said I should be shooting:)

My backup bucket list critter is interior grizzly on a backpack hunt with Lance Kronberger.


I would load 250 grain Barnes XPBs at maximum Casull velocities. They are devastating on cats and should work like a charm!
Posted By: Mark Hampton

Re: You have time for one final hunt... - 07/25/2019 2:37 PM

Speaking of leopard -- when wounded, they have the potential to be very dangerous for the everyone involved. A leopard is a thin-skinned, small boned animal. Yes, you've probably heard of 200 pound leopards taken in the past. Statistically, far more male leopards are taken 150 pounds or less. Shot placement is top priority.
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