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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    On a side note: some folks seriously underestimate.

    A. How much the smallest technology helps ranchers. Ex. Quads, good glass, comfortable boots and quality wool.

    B. the kindness of a heifer. There flat ass mean when they have some calves. Ive seen more horses get their a$$ kicked by heifers with calves than I can count. Ive been on the short end a few times also. Bulls will charge and stop. A pissed heifer will run and run and run you down until they get what they want.
    You are right on with both statements. The glass can save a lot of stress and possible injury for me and my horse or the Polaris Ranger if I'm checking with that. The tamest cow in the world can be a different animal right before, during, and right after calving until her hormones calm down. Mother nature designed it that way to deter predators and it works. Sometimes too the heifer or cow will take off when she sees the threat if she has time and get the calf to follow. If she runs to far and the newborn calf hasn't yet sucked it can be to weak and exhausted to suck by the time she stops. Often to when she stops she is stirred up looking back for the threat and won't stand still for the calf. It is just way better to check from a distance when possible and let nature take it's course, not getting involved unless there is a problem. There are always plenty of problems that spring up during calving, especially in bad weather without going looking for them. Sounds like you have experienced that too.

    As far as the technology, I'm the only local rancher wearing Sitka bibs on the ATV I think but I stay warm!

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    I run a pair of swaro 10x42s and swaro 15x56's. I really want a pair of swaro 8x32... One day I guess

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    A pair of Minox 10x42's as a truck bino, Cabela's Euro's 10x42 for the wife and Swarovski EL 10x42's as my hunting binocular. fatrascal.

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    bitterootbull hasnt posted yet????? i dont think he wants to scare us with his bino collection

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    Two.....a Swarovski EL 10X42 Range and a Swarovski 15x56. I sold off a bunch of old gear, including a pair of Swarovskis and a couple of Leica rangefinders to buy the ranging binos. One of the best purchases I've ever made.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

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    I have 2 12x50 Vortex DiamondBacks ,One for me and one for my dad

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    1st pair - Leica 10x42 Ultravid
    2nd pair -Leica 10x42 Geovid (Range Finder built in). Now the wife's bino's.
    3rd pair - Swaro's 15x56 SLC's (just for fun because they were cheap on CL)
    4th pair - Swaro's 10x42 EL Range...... and probably not the last pair......
    oh and I almost forgot. Leica Televid 77 APO spotting scope

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    Nikon 8x42's and a Nikon spotter. Old pair of Brunton 7x42's as permanent truck glasses.

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    Nikon Monarch 10x42 in the truck and Vortex Razor HD 10x42 for hunting.

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    Vortex Razor HD 10x42 and Swaro 15x56 plus a Zeiss Dialyte 18-45x65 Spotter. But I still shop around for a deal on Swaro, Leica or Zeiss every now and then online

 

 

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