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Cabelas had them for $200 a while back. I have seen them elsewhere for almost the same price.
I almost bought the 62st, but decided against it because the “T” stands for topo. Which means the unit already has topo on it from the manufacturer, but the scale of the topo is 100k. The topo I downloaded myself is 24k, which is much better than the 100k.
They also have the 62stc in which the “C” stands for camera. I didn’t need that either.
Good job on the overhaul Jarrod.
I have bee trying to navigate the site with my phone and didnt work out so well.
Will we get any info from you on how to best navigate the site with the changes?
This will take some getting used to, but will be worth it I’m sure.
“Grunting” wrote: I went with the Excalibur strictly based on ease of maintanance myself. I don’t have to bring it into a pro shop to replace the string or anything else main tangle related. That and the fact that you can drag them through the swamp and they will still shoot was a big selling point for me.
Maintanance related is what I meant.
I went with the Excalibur strictly based on ease of maintanance myself. I don’t have to bring it into a pro shop to replace the string or anything else main tangle related. That and the fact that you can drag them through the swamp and they will still shoot was a big selling point for me.
Actually trying Ozonics this year, still sceptical though.
Never thought of switching stands. I have looked into hunting nose bleed as well. Just didn’t know if others have any experience with this.
Thanks for the input.
That I have done. The issue is, if the prevailing wind is out of the NW/W/SW the on shore and off shore breeze is out of the east blowing west. Imagine your milk weed floating NE then it switches to west then NE again and the process continues. Some times the east shore wind stays in affect until the prevailing wind decides to blow again. It doesn’t matter if there is a high or low pressure system either. With the way the property is layed out, in conjunction with the bedding areas, it has been a real struggle to set up without a dominate wind direction.
Yummmm. Taste buds are tingling right now. Now I’m gonna have to take a package out of the freezer.
Nice buck by the way.
Which state are you referring to?
Although things didn’t turn out on this hunt, it’s still good to know that your in the game and seeing mature bucks when you do have the time to hunt. Only 4 more days, and I’ll be hunting.
Way to stay positive. That’s half the battle.
If you have been in there during the off season and seen rubs in the past, chances are, another buck has/will be doing the same habits within the terrain in which you speak. Rubs are often there for a reason. Mature bucks think and travel in these areas because they feel safe doing so. Mature bucks bed in the areas they do first and foremost out of safety reasons. Does and young bucks tend to bed where it is convenient.
Based on your post, I would check out google earth as mentioned, mark up the map with rubs you can recall from previous knowledge/visits as well as try to remember which way they were facing. It isn’t unheard of to recall these areas and go in with the equipment on your back, taking your time, being quiet as you approach the area where you recall the rubs and setting up, if you don’t see anything on that hunt, the next hunt, go a little further.
Given the fact that hunting season is here, long range observation stands combined with trail cameras(away from where I am wanting to hunt) are my choice for scouting. Spot check to look for sign(rainy days) observe and try to put the pieces together that way.July 24, 2013 at 2:29 am in reply to: What turns you off when watching a hunting program? #84496
When they act like they just accomplished something by stepping off a plane or out of the truck and the guide saying “hunt here”! You didn’t accomplish anything! Everyone else did the work!
Although I am portable, I hunt off the ground as much if not more than I do from a stand. Some sets are what I refer to as cold sets, meaning I have just found the area and set up on the ground.
Could be a pressure bed. How late does the season run?
There was a buck behind my house a few years ago I called kicker 11. He was a great buck and have pics of him for 2 years. At the age of 4.5 he fell off the radar for a while and I thought he had been killed in one form or another. For 2 years I shinned, glassed and trail camed for him and came up empty handed. Just this year he appeared again in a bean field 1/2 mile from my house, given the fact that I couldn’t hunt the first month and a half of the season, I wasn’t able to get on him. Opening day of gun season he was killed. Most people tend to think that a buck will have a “primary bed” that he uses as long as he remains undisturbed. From my experience that doesn’t hold true. As these mature bucks become older/wiser their needs and range change. Areas he frequented for some years may not be adequate for him in other years. You just never know what new territory “the love doctor” has exposed to him and where he may want to live.
Nice bucks. I have noticed over the years that just after the first week of November, quite a few deer(especially the mature ones) take refuge in suburbia as well as close to roads. After years of articles telling people to go deep into the woods, quite a few people are doing so. Most of my bucks have been killed within 100 yards of roads and houses. Here in Michigan anyway.
Welcome Rick. Fellow Michigander here! You will like it here. Looking forward to your insight and perspective!
PLH that is interesting and your comment has me thinking.
I have seen a 3.5 year old in the area a few times now and he is taller than he is wide. Goin to be a dandy next year as well. I don’t think it is different bucks making the rubs. I am thinking that he is forced to change his bedding location to this area, and that may explain some of this “scratching” he has done.
I will be scouting this area again in the up coming weeks and will take some pics.
Thanks for your input guys.
That would make sense. I just wasn’t sure if it indicated that I was close to his bed or not. I have been looking for this bed for 3 years now and just can’t seem to find it. I know he is bedding in there, just can’t find the “typical” bed sign. I will take some pics this week when I get back in there.
Please, if any more ideas or thoughts come in, let me know.
I don’t think it is different bucks. Here in Michigan, we are lucky to find anything over 3 years old, and this area typically only holds one mature buck
A couple are the same diameter, and a couple are on larger trees than the others. Not much for brush rubs that are left standing. The brush rubs are shredded and snapped off
250 dressed?! Wow! Congrats! Will we be seeing this on an upcoming video?