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    for those of us who hunt wolf areas, remember...

    for those of us who hunt wolf areas, remember that a fawn bleat call's a predator call. You might just get a griz, wolf, cougar, or coyote as soon as get a deer.
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    I hate mosquitos. If there's no breeze, that...

    I hate mosquitos. If there's no breeze, that ThermaCell thing seems to work.
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    I remember the first time I took "Mr. Moose" on a...

    I remember the first time I took "Mr. Moose" on a bowhunt-he's turning 30 next month-and still laugh about it. We were in the middle of a nasty divorce, and his mother really gave it her all to set...
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    I'd imagine the way they're built without a...

    I'd imagine the way they're built without a continuous back of the blade leading down to the main shaft, here in Washington, they'd be considered illegal since they'd be similar to a barb. ...
  5. I second the Havalon-I carry a Piranta. I also...

    I second the Havalon-I carry a Piranta. I also carry a camp/general purpose knife from Finland called a Metsa (forest) knife. Sharp as a Piranta, but a much thicker blade for big work.

    Another...
  6. And you'll be surprised at the places they can...

    And you'll be surprised at the places they can use for beds. Around Sonora Pass in CA, we used to hunt in that area, and I've seen beds scoured out under sage that you could fit a VW Beetle into! ...
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    Those things that restrict the airflow?

    Those things that restrict the airflow?
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    An Eberlestock J-107 that I can use for both...

    An Eberlestock J-107 that I can use for both rifle and bow hunting. I shoot a Toelke Whip, but am seriously looking at one of Dan's two-piece models. I can put the arrows, bow, guard and tabs in...
  9. for all of you who have young kids in the house

    My dad, dear ol` dad, used to head to Nevada every year for mulies. I'm not sure why he went, because he never brought back anything, except one time. I was about 8, and he brought back a cow...
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    Ah... hadn't even thought of the editing angle! ...

    Ah... hadn't even thought of the editing angle! If i'm going to do this, looks like I need to pony up some $$ for some software in addition to a camera.
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    Thanks to everyone! I don't feel out of place...

    Thanks to everyone! I don't feel out of place with this after reading what you all have to say. I'll continue to hunt with these thoughts held close, and as we all know, "hunting" is different from...
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    We used iodine tabs in the service, and today the...

    We used iodine tabs in the service, and today the smell of iodine will make me puke!. I'm hunting the high country, so this season I'll haul a steripen along with some Aquamira tablets, but I'll...
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    I'm beginning to have an issue

    It's like this: I really don't want to shoot an animal; watch him stagger and die. That said, I usually hunt with a longbow. Pretty much gave up on rifle hunting (I'm a former SEAL sniper, to give...
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    same here! Great information, especially on...

    same here! Great information, especially on estimating trophy size. you can't go wrong with these in your library.
  15. Another thought Dan, take a look at the Nimrod...

    Another thought Dan, take a look at the Nimrod Pack systems Pinnacle lumbar pack. I use one, and love it. Super comfy, holds more than you need, and I pair it with a hydration bladder from...
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    Best advice! I use an Eberlestock J-107 with the...

    Best advice! I use an Eberlestock J-107 with the internal scabbard, but even then, my knobs are covered (boy, you could really run with the innuendo on that statement!). If you have concerns about...
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    J-107 here, and really am impressed with it. But...

    J-107 here, and really am impressed with it. But I'd get a different pack for a bowhunt. Don't have any use for those butt bucket things you compound shooters have, since I shoot a Toelke Whip...
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    Beats California! We hunted there one year in...

    Beats California! We hunted there one year in the Mendocino unit and all we saw were guys roaring around on their ATV's , all camoed up, hoping to see a deer. We're trad guys, and were on foot. No...
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    I've been thinking about either a GoPro or Solvid...

    I've been thinking about either a GoPro or Solvid camera myself; The resolution looks great and the entire video is very well done. I hope you guys are planning on turning out some DVD hunts in the...
  20. maybe, maybe not, depending on what his letoff is...

    maybe, maybe not, depending on what his letoff is on the compound, I'd think. Certainly for getting good form/release sooner, absolutely, yes. 50's a good all-around number in my book. When the...
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    Nice buck!!! Those are great shots; I guess I...

    Nice buck!!! Those are great shots; I guess I need to begin scouting...
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    I'll check `em out, Moose; The magnesium seems...

    I'll check `em out, Moose; The magnesium seems to be working so far. I decided to test it yesterday, so didn't take the evening pills after scything my "back 40". Hadn't used the scythe for quite...
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    A further update on the issue, guys; I began...

    A further update on the issue, guys; I began taking magnesium tablets two days ago, and so far have had no cramps at all. The jury's still out though!
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    My question is if this really goes beyond ethics?...

    My question is if this really goes beyond ethics? When I'm talking with folks, and they learn that I hunt, sometimes i get the "EWWWW" response. I explain why we have two verbs, and many use them...
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    No, CC; I don't think this is in any way a rant:...

    No, CC; I don't think this is in any way a rant: I"m right with you on this. 1400yards. Why not just call down an air strike? That is irresponsibility being showcased on TV. It does two things I...
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