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I have had the opportunity to do some reviews and write for ROKSLIDE - an outdoor site dedicated to DIY Hunting. What follows is the story of my Montana Bear hunt. As a rookie western hunter, an OTC spot and stalk fall bear hunt in Montana was too good an opportunity to pass up. What better way to learn how to hunt new terrain, use new techniques and gain experience that will be used for future hunts for deer and elk... Continue Reading

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I have had the opportunity to do some reviews and write for ROKSLIDE - an outdoor site dedicated to DIY Hunting. What follows is part two of an review on a Tikka Compact rifle: In part one of the Tikka Compact review, I covered the rifle and its preparation for use. The Compact rifle did come in under the weight of the T3 Lite that I have in 30-06 by about a ¼ pound, which met the intended purpose of a lighter rifle for mountain hunting. Now, we will see if it performs as well on the range...Continue reading.

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I have had the opportunity to do some reviews and write for ROKSLIDE - an outdoor site dedicated to DIY Hunting. What follows is part one of an review on a Tikka Compact rifle: A few years ago, I bought a Tikka T3 Lite chambered in 30-06 based on the reviews and accuracy claims I had been seeing on the forums.  If you are familiar with Tikka at all, you know it did not disappoint. Out of the box this has been the most accurate rifle I have ever owned. It quickly became my hunting and shooting workhorse.... Continue reading...

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Tie Hack Reservoir, located in Johnson county on the east side of the Big Horns, is a 63 surface acre lake named after the Tie Hacks of the old days that could fell a tree and hack out a railroad tie in record time. Coming out of Buffalo we found the drive scenic and the traffic minimal. The lake was ours for the taking with the occasional family group stopping for a look around and photos. Lake conditions were rough with the high winds blowing down the valley, but we found some good spots to use the wind to our advantage...

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