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  1. Anybody else still getting pics of bucks with antlers? This is by far the latest I’ve ever gotten one on cam.
  2. I use them also on all my ladder stands. Definitely tie the bottom down. Makes sliding the knot up much easier using only one hand.
  3. I use a Mystery Ranch bino harness and a Kuiu harness. both are great but the kuiu is a little bit less clunky. That being said, both are used for at least 10 x 42's. When I use my 8 x 32's I just let them hang and tuck them under safety harness when climbing. I doubt you will find a full cover bino harness that will be small/slim enough for the 8 x 32's to suit your needs.
  4. Very nice pictures. I like the one with the buck in the background looking in.
  5. It works. just much better on a deer that hasn't been sitting out in the cold for too long. My dad keep a round stone near his skinning tree and hooks it up to the ATV. Seems to work pretty good.
  6. I used it last year elk hunting and loved it. I actually used it for the colder morning hunts this past spring turkey season as well and will use it early season for bow. I also use their base layer which zips up the side. While hiking in I wouldn't have to worry about layering as much as i could easily thrown on the base layer without having to take off my boots once I sat down to glass or vice versa if I got too warm.
  7. I totally agree with you but that wasn't my point.
  8. If we are talking consistent, every time you go out, highest chance of success, I don't see how you don't take the wind into account. I love the woods as well, but I definitely enjoy it more when I see more critters.
  9. Of course it's a personal opinion, as are most of the posts on here. Do whatever makes you happy. Or not.
  10. I wouldn't worry too much about the smell, if any. Everyone should be playing the wind anyway.
  11. I still get a few. To be honest, I usually don't get around to reading through all of them but they are fairly inexpensive if you do an annual or two year deal. I feel like its a tough, dying business and I'm helping out a bit with a nominal subscription.
  12. Unit 34. Beautiful country. I had posted some pictures back in the fall.
  13. Yeah, I got lucky with the New Mexico draw. I've got a bunch of points everywhere else. Hopefully something hits soon.
  14. Just thought I would share a few pictures of that bull I shot last fall. I know a few of you hate pictures from the taxidermist but the mount only came in a few weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to put it up yet.
  15. Does the Rynoskin just keep the ticks from crawling under it onto your skin?
  16. I ran a Mystery Ranch 28 this past fall and loved it. Used it up east as well since it wasn't to heavy or bulky. Great construction.
  17. I am going try my first attempt at food plots on a new property this year. I'll be asking for some ideas/advice down the road but saw this this morning. I'm guess I won't be using this stuff to kill weeds anytime soon.
  18. Just saw this..
  19. We'll take new recruits any way we can get them. Glad to see some younger people joining the ranks.
  20. This sounds like it should be fun. Hopefully I'll be free that weekend. Would be nice to put some faces to the names.
  21. The first deer I ever drew my bow on turned out disastrous. I had my rangefinder tied to a string around my neck. When I stood up and drew back my bow, unbeknownst to me, my rangefinder had slipped in front of my drawn back bow string. Needless to say, as I let the arrow fly, my bow basically exploded in my hand with the string jumping off the cable and making this horrific sound scaring me half to death. The arrow hit about five below the doe and I was left holding my string-less bow. Needless to say my weekend was ruined and I now tie my rangefinder low to my harness and keep it in my side pocket.
  22. Did run into some Merriam turkeys. Pretty cool birds. My guide told me guys head up that way to complete their turkey slams so I'm guess there is a decent population to hunt. Weather was great. 35's in the morning and would warm up to low to mid fifties. Actually told they don't get much snow up that way.
  23. Awesome hunt! Just got back the other day and was just about to update this. It was a rough few days of hunting in beautiful country and my legs are finally not sore from all the hiking. We did tons of hiking in some pretty steep canyons and spotted a bunch of cows and a few decent bulls. We got into a few spot and stalks with nothing working out or the bull not being the right bull. Finally on day 3 of my trip after getting deep into hills we spotted this bull across a canyon. We watched him bed and slowly made our way to cut the distance. Its amazing how hard they are to spot especially while bedded down. We actually lost him a few times but were able to pick him up again after changing angles. A few hours later and after finally cutting the distance I was able to get my shot as he stood up broadside. The 7MM did its job and I shot him right behind the shoulder. He dropped and tumbled down a bit. Much longer story but I'll post that some other time. I'm told he's a pretty good bull for this year as it was a pretty dry spring and backs ends have been lacking compared to the front ends on mature bulls. No altitude sickness at all which I was worried about (most of our time spent between 7,500 and 8,500 ft), but it was difficult to catch my breathe on those steeper hikes. I've attached a few pictures below. Overall great trip and can't wait to do it again someday. Now back to chasing whitetails.
  24. That was epic. I won't have that kind of patience until my 80th birthday. And basically only because I won't be able to move any faster. Great job even spotting that buck.