- Sep 1, 2016
everything is wide open this weekend for upland hunting. Get a shotgun and go to the valley.
I use Merrell boots that I got from REI 3yrs ago. I use to use steel toed boots I got free from my work as my hunting boots but they were extremely heavy and gave me hot spots all the time. The Merrells are way more comfortable. I ditched my trail runners and decided to go with my hunting boots (Merrell) on a 5 day 30+ mile backpacking trip this yr w/ 50lbs + on my back and had zero hot spots throughout entire trip. It's possible that the socks I used (darn tough) helped too?Do you have any recommendations on boots?
What I don't get about that... and I'd like to know... is how did they go from an item.... a Tag that's $3.24... to just straight-out BANNED? I don't get that. You figure if there were some kind of observable issue with their numbers... they'd be lowering the number and availbility of the tags...as well as jacking up the price re: supply/demand. So seems like further evidence of it being non-science-based gives-them-a-warm-case-of-the-feelz legislation which will ultimately back-fire on them.Predators meaning coyotes and I guess just foxes since all the kitties will be protected before 2 months.
I'm pretty new too but I've had a good experience with CDFW's Advanced Hunting Clinics (link). In fact, next week they have a free Wild Game Processing class up in LA County. Looks like there's a waitlist, but if you can slip in I'll see you there.5. Does anyone know of an intro to hunting class or anything? Something that teaches you basics or like how to field dress an animal?
Write stupid bill. Bill passes stupid democrat controlled state. Stupid governor signs into law.What I don't get about that... and I'd like to know... is how did they go from an item.... a Tag that's $3.24... to just straight-out BANNED? I don't get that. You figure if there were some kind of observable issue with their numbers... they'd be lowering the number and availbility of the tags...as well as jacking up the price re: supply/demand. So seems like further evidence of it being non-science-based gives-them-a-warm-case-of-the-feelz legislation which will ultimately back-fire on them.
Unfortunately I'm working that day. Thanks for the info though. I'll keep an eye out for the next one. Let me know how it goes!
My binos came in yesterday, holy crap! What a difference from cheap ones I've looked through before. Definitely getting a tripod.RE: Boots, I'm on my second pair of Salomon Quest 4 GTX's. The prior pair (something like 3-4yrs I think) could have been worn longer, but I felt the shock absorption of the sole was starting to sack out finally, and I don't have the best joints in the world, so I opted to get some fresh ones.
RE: Tripod -I had one, was looking for one that went taller. Asked around here on this message board. I *think* it was LungPopper or maybe NBK? Suggested I try a SLIK Sprint Pro II. I'd prefer Twist locks, but I'm getting used to these regular cam-lock ones now. Wasn't very pricey at all. There certainly are more stable ones, but I was looking for packable, which means light. It does the job fine.
Now... I'd recommend saving up so you can buy the Outdoorsman's Bino Adapter + Bino Stud deal they have. Makes it VERY quick and easy to put on and take off the mounting of the Binos. But it ain't cheap. I also got the Micro Pan-Head they have. I do like it, but now I'm thinking, since I don't realistically see myself needing more than 15x Binos, I wish I'd have possibly gotten their Pistol-Grip Head which looks like it'd be the hot ticket for Binos. But this is just nit-picky fine-tuning stuff to your setup for max efficiency. You'd still do fine with the included Ball head. It's just that you can scan thru an area a degree more quickly with those nicer components is all.
And totally get the Kwik Stix shooting sticks for your pack. Like $20 bucks, don't weigh anything, and make taking long shots on Ground Squirrels and Rabbits real fun!