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Jabez Cowboy,SASS # 50129

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  1. The Glacier/ Livingston Pack; has a range from about 120 miles South of the boarder in Montana to about 110 miles north of the Boarder in Alberta in to the Porcupine Hills. At last count this pack numbers 32 wolves... They need a lot of meat to thrive like they are seeming to...The beaver Creek pack ranges about 180 miles north and South from the Brag Creek to Beaver Creek, they were 24 in number last count.. 

    They are not an endangered species by any means...

     

    Jabez Cowboy 

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  2. Up until the mid 50s. we still had government Wolfers up here and they were well respected... They were paid a small wage, but a good Wolfer made more than his Wage on the sale of hides... There are still a few Wolfers active here, but they try and keep out of the Sites of the Greenie's. They no longer draw a wage from the government and support themselves ( poorly, fur prices are down ) with the hides and some have summer jobs working in the Trail Rides industry ...

    Back in the "Real" days I worked on a large Cattle Ranch as a predator control hand, my job was to stop the predators  from eating Beef...

    The Ranch marketed 45,000 head of steers per year, plus heifers, and cull cows ...

    It was still very much a horse driven operation, I lived with my horses and often slept under the stars or if I was lucky in a Line Shack...

     

    Jabez Cowboy  

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  3. One time I flew into Tronto Canada, to catch my flight to Holland enroute to Uganda ,,,, In Tronto they had a bunch of issues and we sat on the plane for 4 hours before we took off, we arrived in Skipo Holland 4.5 hours behind schedule. I hurried to make it to my departure gate. only to be told that I couldn't board the plane sitting there, and watched as they closed the doors and pulled away ... I was told they would get me on their next flight to Uganda. Well that was a wait of 19 hours ...

    The airlines policy was that because it was a less than 24 hour wait, I was not entitled to a hotel and that they would try to get me on a "Partner Airlines " flight ...

    I waited the full 19 hours, got on the flight 10 hours later I arrived in Uganda but my checked baggage didn't all arrive, it seems that one bag was left on the tarmac. It arrived 24 hours later with No apology offered ... 

    But in my 13 round trips to Uganda, that was the only piece of straying baggage and it did show-up ...

     

    Jabez Cowboy  

  4. I see you Are beginning to enjoy the Wolves that your greenies talked you into getting from Canada ...

    Our sportsmen tried to talk you out of getting them ( Not real Hard I'm sad to say ) but we did try and warn you...

    The alpha Male in the pack usually weighs in over the 160 pounds with some exceeding 200 pounds, they are Not prone to staying were you want them to...

    They are equipped with the tools to slash and Kill livestock as well as deer and the like... 

    I watched a small pack pull down and cripple a Cow moose after that they killed her calf and ate most of her with the mother moose watching but unable to intervene ... Being un-armed at the time, I slipped away and came back the next morning, armed with my Marlin 336 in .444... I dropped the first 2 before they could react, shot two more as the started to run , number 5 was almost of of sight before I shot her, reloading as I moved toward her to finish her off. 

    I then finished off the Cow Moose that was still alive. Then I backed off about 60 yards in my snow camo and sat with my back to a large spruce tree...

    Sure enough the three remaining pack members came sneaking back less than 2 hours later, I managed to kill two and drew blood on the last one.

    I was unable to catch up with the last pack member... I then rough skinned four, then walked back and got my Yamaha Bravo Snow mobile with sled tying the four skinned wolf hides onto the rack and back seat putting the remaining 3 in the sled ( these were the smaller ones) good thing there were next to no hills to climb on the way back to my truck...  

    By the Way you are welcome to the Wolves we gave you...

     

    Jabez Cowboy

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  5. Good Work ,,, Now I'm Grumpy Too ...

     

    Yep anyone who votes Liberal should be sentenced to 500 hours of watching History about the Socialist and Commie Movement...

     

    Jabez Cowboy  

     

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  6. Uberti used to make a really Sweet stack barrel Derringer , mine's in .45 Colt....

    Shoots right fine, both barrels shoot to one hole at 18 yards, before that one is slightly above the other ...

    Great gun and looks period correct ... 

     

    Jabez Cowboy

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  7. It's about time MD started sticking it to the Gunfighters ! and all the other Smokie Less shooters....

    For most of two decades Stages were written "starting on the Left " ,,,, so often those that shoot the real powder are blowing smoke onto their next targets...

    Or stages ... Dump five on target 1 then dump five on target 2... Probably Starting on the left ( with-out regard to wind direction )

     A double tap sweep could be written ,,,, STARTING ON EITHER END ...

    Or if you want two shots on each target, allow the shooter to decide how he wants to do that ... ( to avoid confusion the shooter can tell the TO how they plan to do it, and he can inform the Spotters...)  

    A ten shot string with my 38-40 burns 340 grains of powder and if i'm using my .45s I burn 377 grains of powder for ten shots this makes a sizeable cloud of smoke,

     I really don't need the stage writer to add to the difficulty in getting it done...

    So let's pick on the Gunfighters and the Lot, for a change ....

     

    Jabez Cowboy

     

  8. I use a Lyman Blackpowder Measure and drop-Tube , I batch process, I resize a bunch, Clean a bunch, Seat the Primers, (Watching a Western) Flair the case mouths, put them in loading blocks, (50 or 100 to a block ) drop powder in, Seat and crimp bullets.

    I usually process 400 - 800 cases at a time ... I use Goex 3F, 34 grains under a 181 gr RNFP, lubed with SPG. I use the same load in both rifles and Pistols...

    I get very little fouling, Tons of smoke and my guns will run a 6 stage match with No attention ....  I take the side plates of my 66 every 2 or 3 years to check for fouling and to lube things up and inspect for wear... My 66 has a 24.5/8 inch barrel and the bullets carry enough lube out to the end of the barrel to make a nice soft lube star at the muzzle... My revolvers are 7.5 inch Uberti Cattlemen... I have recut the throats to 19 degrees, squared up the barrel faces slightly opening the cylinder Gap to better work with Blackpowder... I buy Star - Line .44-40 brass in lots of 500 or 1,000 ( it is cheaper than 38-40 brass ) run it through the size die like normal and load ...

    Up here a batch of 500 cases in .44-40 is $45 bucks cheaper than the 500 38-40 cases, both being Star-line ... 

     

    This year marks my 60th. year reloading with-out supervision, started out under the watchful eyes of my dad before that... You could say I apprenticed under his care.  

     

    Jabez Cowboy
     

     

     

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