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Jrod
02-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Its crazy how many guys are signing up to the forum before most of big game drawings, or after they have drawn their tag looking for spots. I don't even know why they waste their time signing up, most of the info they are looking for has already been said in other threads. Just an observation.
I am new also but I plan on stickin around giving my two cents every now and again.:cool:
Cheers

OregonJim
02-27-2014, 12:40 PM
Well I'll speak for all the new guys.....

Why Register:
I'm glad I did. I was as guilty as all the rest. I read stuff on this board for quite a while but I realized that I had some stuff to say(and perhaps contribute) rather than just extract info.
I've been on some other boards but this one seems to be very organized and full of helpful folks. I have PMed several folks and vice versa and they have given me some great info. Although I just registered a couple of weeks ago I have found myself on here almost every day.

I've already picked up quite a bit of info and made some contacts that I wouldn't have made without registering.
I'll just bet that a lot of folks come here the first time trolling for hunt info.......I did.

Umpqua Hunter
02-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Its crazy how many guys are signing up to the forum before most of big game drawings, or after they have drawn their tag looking for spots. I don't even know why they waste their time signing up, most of the info they are looking for has already been said in other threads. Just an observation.
I am new also but I plan on stickin around giving my two cents every now and again.:cool:
Cheers

Ha ha…it happens every year. I'm glad you are sticking around Jrod. Most of the guys on Eastman's are super helpful, but sometimes it is hard when there is so much "dine and dash" with new members.

OregonJim
02-27-2014, 12:49 PM
And JRod.... those are some nice X zone bucks...... got X3b Archery (twice) when I was stationed in CA but couldn't seal the deal on anything decent. Saw more cat tracks than deer tracks.

Ikeepitcold
02-27-2014, 01:14 PM
We are happy they have joined us. We are here to help in any way we can. Eastman's prides ourselves on helping the beginner hunter as well as the seasoned hunters. It is up to you as a forum member to choose to give or not give help to the new guys. Should you give up your honey holes well I wouldn't. But will I help someone find their own honey hole? YES absolutely. Give advise to help each other out. Be respectful. We all has to start somewhere and we want that to be Eastmans.

ScottR
02-27-2014, 01:38 PM
You hit the nail on the head!

We have plans to offer a lot more through the forum, so keep watching, you will like what will be coming over the next year.

packmule
02-27-2014, 01:41 PM
There's a nifty feature on the forum where you can't see the attached photos of successful hunts from "X unit" unless you register. I will admit that has been the cause of me registering on a cpl forums so I could see what those deer looked like.

Work2hunt
02-27-2014, 01:50 PM
What I am finding interesting, as I am coming up on my 1 year anniversary of having joined this forum and I guess now that I have a few posts to my name, is the PM's that I get from new guys that haven't even made a post on Eastmans at all. It appears they register just to ask questions in the background.

Those of you more "senior" members I can not imagine what you go through that some of us never see.

Colorado Cowboy
02-27-2014, 02:06 PM
I've been a member of this forum for about 3 years and really enjoy lots of it. Lots is the same stuff over and over, but there are also lots of new and interesting posts all the time. I also don't mind sharing my experiences on lots of things that I have enjoyed over the last 60 or so years of hunting, shooting, reloading and almost anything that has to do our western outdoor lifestyle. Helping and advising newcomers, younger hunters and anyone asking for help is a compliment to all of us. I will stop short of giving up any of my own honey holes, as I think most of us would do. But I do recommend general areas that I have had experience with and let them do their own digging. Last fall I gave a couple of guys a tour of potential hunting areas in my haunts. They scouted out the area further on their own and ended up seeing plenty of elk and took one home. I am glad that I helped out and will do the same again when I can.

Musket Man
02-27-2014, 02:13 PM
What I am finding interesting, as I am coming up on my 1 year anniversary of having joined this forum and I guess now that I have a few posts to my name, is the PM's that I get from new guys that haven't even made a post on Eastmans at all. It appears they register just to ask questions in the background.

Those of you more "senior" members I can not imagine what you go through that some of us never see.

I got a pm recently from someone that joined in 2011 and had 0 posts. I get a few from guys with none or very few posts and most of them I never get a 2nd pm, a thankyou or ever hear from them again. Anymore I give very brief general info at first. If I get a reply and they seem to want to talk then I will help them.

Jrod
02-27-2014, 02:17 PM
I will admit I joined in 2012 but never said a word til this January. I joined then forgot my info and was busy doing other things. Recently had surgery so I have been sitting here bored, so I started talkin. I have some info to share here and there but not like as much as some, Ill help when I can.
It seemed like I couldn't even come to the board w/o seeing new members every couple hours. I didn't know it was like this every year. :) I thought it was a new epidemic
Welcome to all the new members
OJ that is dandy BT as well

velvetfvr
02-27-2014, 02:31 PM
I will admit I joined in 2012 but never said a word til this January. I joined then forgot my info and was busy doing other things. Recently had surgery so I have been sitting here bored, so I started talkin. I have some info to share here and there but not like as much as some, Ill help when I can.
It seemed like I couldn't even come to the board w/o seeing new members every couple hours. I didn't know it was like this every year. :) I thought it was a new epidemic
Welcome to all the new members

Happens like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. Just what comes with the territory.

ssliger
02-27-2014, 02:39 PM
I feel lucky, everyone that has sent me a PM, I've given honest advice and they have all responded and thanked me. Except for one, his handle rhymes with Betty Tear.

Ikeepitcold
02-27-2014, 02:54 PM
I feel lucky, everyone that has sent me a PM, I've given honest advice and they have all responded and thanked me. Except for one, his handle rhymes with Betty Tear.

Hahhahha jeez that makes me Laugh Out Loud!

Work2hunt
02-27-2014, 04:16 PM
I feel lucky, everyone that has sent me a PM, I've given honest advice and they have all responded and thanked me. Except for one, his handle rhymes with Betty Tear.

I'm still laughing over this

packmule
02-27-2014, 04:35 PM
I feel lucky, everyone that has sent me a PM, I've given honest advice and they have all responded and thanked me. Except for one, his handle rhymes with Betty Tear.

That's bc you suck, being from Wyoming and all. :D

tdub24
02-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Hahhahha jeez that makes me Laugh Out Loud!

Exactly what I am doing and my boss is looking at me weird!!

Colorado Cowboy
02-27-2014, 05:04 PM
i feel lucky, everyone that has sent me a pm, i've given honest advice and they have all responded and thanked me. Except for one, his handle rhymes with betty tear.

has to be one in every crowd......

Musket Man
02-27-2014, 05:25 PM
Betty Tear went somewhere..................ELSE!!! lol

wolftalonID
02-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Hmmm FNG's......

Pretty f****d up when we were all once one ourselves....... Guess not everyone can evolve to become an instructor.......

velvetfvr
02-27-2014, 08:31 PM
I feel lucky, everyone that has sent me a PM, I've given honest advice and they have all responded and thanked me. Except for one, his handle rhymes with Betty Tear.

Lmao!!!!!!

packmule
02-27-2014, 08:47 PM
I got a pm recently from someone that joined in 2011 and had 0 posts. I get a few from guys with none or very few posts and most of them I never get a 2nd pm, a thankyou or ever hear from them again. Anymore I give very brief general info at first. If I get a reply and they seem to want to talk then I will help them.

I've gotten a few from 0 post# folks asking about Texas WT hunts.

CoHiCntry
02-28-2014, 06:51 AM
I've been a member for quite a while but rarely get PM's soliciting information??? I must be a loser... Gotta get that post count up to prove I'm somebody important I guess!

Work2hunt
02-28-2014, 07:00 AM
I've been a member for quite a while but rarely get PM's soliciting information??? I must be a loser... Gotta get that post count up to prove I'm somebody important I guess!

I got less posts than you....it must be my charming personality that my wife reminds me about. :rolleyes:

I will say I had a nice phone call with a 0 post member last night that had some questions. Origianlly I told him to PM what questions he had or to give me a call and I would do what I could to answer but I was a rookie in Western hunting too. Wasn't sure if I would here from him or not but I'm glad I was pleasantly surprised when he called. I found out he is another Ohio guy that is stationed overseas right now. You never know who someone is but I try to give the benefit of the doubt and sometimes with more chances then I probably should. But I guess I try to always pay it forward. I know I didn't get here without some help.

Engideer
02-28-2014, 07:33 AM
I've been a member for quite a while but rarely get PM's soliciting information??? I must be a loser... Gotta get that post count up to prove I'm somebody important I guess!
CoHiCntry, I'll try to start sending a PM every week asking for where can I be gauranteed to shoot a 300" bull on public land with my bow!!!

CoHiCntry
02-28-2014, 07:36 AM
CoHiCntry, I'll try to start sending a PM every week asking for where can I be gauranteed to shoot a 300" bull on public land with my bow!!!

Lol! That would be great...

Jrod
02-28-2014, 09:09 AM
I am still an FNG. It was just crazy how many new member intros there were in such a short period of time.

Ikeepitcold
02-28-2014, 09:28 AM
I am still an FNG. It was just crazy how many new member intros there were in such a short period of time.

We are aggressively promoting the forum for the first time. That is why the surge in new members. There will be many more. There is always a ton when tag results come out in each state too.

packmule
02-28-2014, 09:38 AM
I will offer my consulting services on how to get a tag in my home state. It's some top secret, classified info I'm willing to dish out free of charge.

Musket Man
02-28-2014, 09:45 AM
I get the most PM's from low posters that I never hear back from about a CO ML hunt I went on a few years ago and was asking for info on here about as a new guy. lol

velvetfvr
02-28-2014, 12:03 PM
I guess I am lucky, I don't get a lot of pm's

wolftalonID
02-28-2014, 12:52 PM
I would much prefer a nicer sounding civilian marker.....like ENH(eager new hunter) than an old course military marker that shows a distancing of oneself from another.

As an experinced hunter...its up to us to embrace, educate, and pass on the privilage. Not distance ourselves as pros vs FNG's.

The whole post title just rubbed me a little coursely.

Musket Man
02-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Im sure it stands for fabulous new guys:)

ScottR
02-28-2014, 01:49 PM
I agree, I am not a fan of the FNG term. I have debated renaming the thread.

Jrod
02-28-2014, 05:53 PM
I wasn't lookin to rub any one the wrong way. I didn't realize there was a more aggressive marketing campaign to get traffic to the site like IKIC said. Scott if you want to change the title to something else that is fine.
Cheers

Ikeepitcold
02-28-2014, 06:24 PM
It has already been changed.

marcusvdk
03-01-2014, 11:45 PM
Guess I'm lucky i never have used or recieved PM's untill a week or 2 ago. When i sent some information to someone and now its started a conversation on the topic, the only one I received out side of that was from a person responding with information i asked about in a thread on optics. So i luckily have not had any bad experience with PM's.

Umpqua Hunter
03-02-2014, 12:14 AM
I've been a member for quite a while but rarely get PM's soliciting information??? I must be a loser... Gotta get that post count up to prove I'm somebody important I guess!

Hey CHC I sent you a PM asking about a unit. What am I chopped liver? ;)

shootbrownelk
03-02-2014, 05:48 AM
I got a pm recently from someone that joined in 2011 and had 0 posts. I get a few from guys with none or very few posts and most of them I never get a 2nd pm, a thankyou or ever hear from them again. Anymore I give very brief general info at first. If I get a reply and they seem to want to talk then I will help them.

Same here Musket...answer a question, point in the right direction...and get dropped like a hot potato. No respect.

packmule
03-02-2014, 10:36 AM
I guess I am lucky, I don't get a lot of pm's

Bc soliciting minors is a serious offense!

CoHiCntry
03-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Hey CHC I sent you a PM asking about a unit. What am I chopped liver? ;)

No your not chopped liver! LOL! I did say "rarely"...