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  1. TheGDog

    Deer Hunting in the San Gorgonio wildness area

    You have to get a permit just to *ENTER* there? Seriously? I'm asking because in the place I go to. You need a permit IF you stay overnight, but not to go in for just the day. I'd be very surprised if the rules in that regard were different. Since the point is, they want that info so they...
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    The cows are down in New Mexico

    So, do you guys use radios since out there together? If so, does everybody use an in-ear+vox mic setup? That's something I'd always been curious about in terms of guys who use radios among their team. My figuring being that you'd *need* to use an in-ear setup so the game wouldn't hear your...
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    first stand, now im hooked

    PS - Thank You Ed, your input is HIGHLY HIGHLY valued and appreciated!
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    first stand, now im hooked

    Technically, my only "success" (made a shot, but did not recover him after bloodtrailing 250+yds) with yotes so far was AFTER calling with mouth calls (I'd stopped several minutes ago, and had walked over and down into a draw and was working my way up that draw when he came down it, attempting...
  5. TheGDog

    When to Upgrade

    OH wow.. yeah... anything above like... about 95 F... and it just gets inescapably brutal if there's no shade to be had, and if not wearing clothing that covers everything from direct sunlight. Ugh... can't imagine being with a significant other in that kind of scenario either. Either you...
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    When to Upgrade

    No doubt, No doubt! And 100 F on the thermometer is more like 115 F on the trail the way the brush holds in the heat. One time exiting my spot... I'm all thinking "Boy, man I'm really out of it today! I gotta get better about remembering to do my activity during the week." Was all having to...
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    The cows are down in New Mexico

    Beautiful country!
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    D11 Quail

    What Steve said! Just an FYI, I've had great luck/comfort with Darn Tough socks and FoxRiver liner socks! I have a desk-job and have total tender-feet, and with this combo, together with Salomon Quest 4D GTX boots, I can go DOUBLE what I used to be able to hike before cracks and blistering...
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    When to Upgrade

    DawnandDusk, you were lucky... you ran out of water when you were UP the mountain... try having it happen when you're at the BOTTOM of the Mountain, and your vehicle is at the top! If I'm doing an over-nighter, I carry 6-to-8 Liters of water. Yeah... it can be heavy.. but I mean... it's gonna...
  10. TheGDog

    first stand, now im hooked

    So Ed, does that mean you happen to not use a motion decoy at all? Just curious.
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    D11 Quail

    BTW... real quick you *should* start to recognize the certain kind of whistle/call the Quail will do when one of them has already spotted you and he's alerting the rest of the covey that a potential threat is nearby. Recognizing that sound can help you in keying in to their location by sound...
  12. TheGDog

    Camo...

    But you had face covering and hands covering on, yes?
  13. TheGDog

    First confirmed kill with the new Tikka

    For the taller ones like that, what's a good brand to go for?
  14. TheGDog

    Pointers for painting over an already camo-dipped Shotgun

    Well... one of my main objectives with the shotgun is Bobcat in this one area where the terrain is thick... but my sit is over a motion decoy and caller in one of the only opened-up corridors thru a sea of thick shoulder-height chapparal. And NO... so far... those Bobcats do NOT come in...
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    Positive thoughts on long range hunting

    OMG YES!!! This is sooo much fun with the .17 HMR!!! So far only out to near 100yd. But it's soo freakin' cool to hit tiny targets like that repeatably! Just curious, in this scenario you describe, "medium range" refers to distances in what yardage range? I'm asking so that I'll know when I'm...
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    first stand, now im hooked

    BTW... are there some "rules" people are supposed to be following in terms of where they place the motion decoy? I know ya wanna put it someplace, , with caller into the wind, and then you sit crosswind of it so you can catch preds trying to circle downwind of it. But I'm asking questions more...
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    Pointers for painting over an already camo-dipped Shotgun

    I don't disagree that it is a nice-looking gun. But I don't want a nice-looking gun, I want a hard to see gun for the terrain types that I will be in. RE: sanding... I was thinking 3000 fine grit probably, Yes? I just want it to blend better with my gear and the terrain type I'll be using it...
  18. TheGDog

    BackPack Hunting-> Tripod Glassing-> Gridding -> BallHead OK? -> What else is maybe Better?

    I contacted them directly via email. They said the new head cannot be installed upon the prior model. Which I think is a terrible idea on their part.
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    BackPack Hunting-> Tripod Glassing-> Gridding -> BallHead OK? -> What else is maybe Better?

    Shoot... dang it... I just realized that I did not order the Quick Release Adapter base, and that it will be necessary for the Bino Adapter. FACK! EDIT: OK, I guess for right now I don't *have* to get the Quick -Release adapter since I'll be using the quick-change plates from my current tripod...
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    BackPack Hunting-> Tripod Glassing-> Gridding -> BallHead OK? -> What else is maybe Better?

    I have already ordered Outdoorsmans bino adapter. That system made great sense to me. With regard to the head... it's my understanding that I'd also need to then buy another Tripod. There doesn't seem to be a way to remove just the "head" on the Vortex Summit SS. (P.S. if I'm wrong about...