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  1. Thread: shot consistency

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    All these tips are spot on. The only thing that I...

    All these tips are spot on. The only thing that I might add is. Follow through. Keep the sights on the target until after the arrow hits. I had a bad habit of wanting to see where I hit so bad that I...
  2. If two people, I like a 3 person tent for the...

    If two people, I like a 3 person tent for the room for gear. 2 doors with vestibules are best. I don't really like cooking in a tent because of bears but I have in the vestibule. I made a footprint...
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    Depends if weight is a factor and how warm you...

    Depends if weight is a factor and how warm you sleep. I have some old slumberjack 0 degree synthetic bags that are almost too hot sometimes but they weigh like 5-6 pounds. But for backpacking in...
  4. If I am having a camp that I can drive to, I have...

    If I am having a camp that I can drive to, I have a spare release, sight (used but still good), string, D loop material, rest, arrows, broadheads/blades, multi tool,wax and allen wrench set. As for...
  5. Thanks for the give away. Those boots look...

    Thanks for the give away. Those boots look awesome. I will have to hunt some down and try them on.
  6. Thread: D14 bucks

    by 87TT
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    Nice buck. What was the scoop? How far, What...

    Nice buck. What was the scoop? How far, What equipment? I just got back into bowhunting and this gives me inspiration.
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    "MREs are actually better." There's a phrase i...

    "MREs are actually better." There's a phrase i never thought I'd ever hear.:D
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    I thought it was in season.

    I thought it was in season.
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    I can't eat a whole MH meal either. But just...

    I can't eat a whole MH meal either. But just because of the taste. When I was using comercial BP meals , I always repackaged in ziplocks to save space, weight and trash. Search some backpacking...
  10. Thread: Arrowed Deer

    by 87TT
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    I killed a small buck in the Sierra a few years...

    I killed a small buck in the Sierra a few years ago that had been shot in the hind quarter. He stll had a piece of the arrow in him. The back leg was broken and all festered up. He still had velvet...
  11. Take one that isn't too heavy but a big enough...

    Take one that isn't too heavy but a big enough cal to get the job done. One you feel comfortable with and are proficient with and trust. I have taken a few elk and an unknown number of deer with the...
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    I can't eat packaged backpacking meals anymore. I...

    I can't eat packaged backpacking meals anymore. I either buy bulk ingrediants or dehydrate my own. Want some comfort food after a long day in the field? Trey some chicken and dumplings. Take some...
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    You can always get some small packets of olive...

    You can always get some small packets of olive oil and throw it in some of the freeze dried meals. Flavor plus calories and adds taste too. For hunting trips, I'm like you guys in that I want a quick...
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    I think for a hunting trip with all the exertion...

    I think for a hunting trip with all the exertion involved, 3100 cal a day is a little low unless weight loss is the goal and might be dangerous depending on the weather.
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    I've hung mine too but the cans are manditory in...

    I've hung mine too but the cans are manditory in some areas here in Ca, It seems the bears here have been trained by generations of parents how to get them. They just climb up close and jump onto...
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    The bearicade is the gold standard but pricey. I...

    The bearicade is the gold standard but pricey. I have a Garcia(black) and a Bear vault (clear with black lid that screws on). If I had to pick between those, I would take the Bear Vault. It holds a...
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    I use the vac sealer for meat and love it. For...

    I use the vac sealer for meat and love it. For backpacking the bags are heavier and they are harder to pack as they are stiff and have a lot of edges. I usually use a bear can but even if not space...
  18. Thread: Big Oregon Cougar

    by 87TT
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    There will still be hunting in...

    There will still be hunting in California..................... just won't need to buy tags ;)
  19. Thread: Big Oregon Cougar

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    If I ever shoot one you'll never know about it...

    If I ever shoot one you'll never know about it and no pictures for sure;). But nice one and good job!
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    Ok,my bad, ethics have no business in hunting....

    Ok,my bad, ethics have no business in hunting. Get a 30 06 or other similar and practice practice practice.
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    I'm sorry but 700 or really 400 yard shots aren't...

    I'm sorry but 700 or really 400 yard shots aren't "hunting", that's just "killing". I have a Ruger m77r 30 06 with a plain old 2x7 scope. 34 years it hasn't let me down. Several elk and I've lost...
  22. Thread: peekaboo

    by 87TT
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    I think they do...

    I think they do
    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm217/lv2fsh/PICT00152_zps6f71aa23.jpg
  23. Thread: peekaboo

    by 87TT
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    peekaboo

    I pulled my game camera card today and found this peeper :eek:

    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm217/lv2fsh/PICT0009_zps7c839024.jpg

    Here he is walking away.
    ...
  24. Thread: New tent

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    ALWAYS stake down your tent. I've seen them take...

    ALWAYS stake down your tent. I've seen them take off several times even with gear inside. That said, one person tents always seen clausterphobic to me. Two man tents are a lot of weight for just one...
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    I guess it depends on what pistol you carry. I...

    I guess it depends on what pistol you carry. I used to carry my GP100 .357 in a hip holster cross draw on a separate belt and kept it loose enough not to interfer with my packs hip belt. Lately I've...
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