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  1. OpticNerd

    Arizona Coues Highlight Reel

    I'm pretty sure someone got lucky or knew how to find him this year. Unless he has a twin he has been killed. Great video!
  2. You guys are hardcore! I didn't even leave the house opening morning. You guys did a great job all around congrats. Looking forward to more videos.
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    Lost tripod on Ft. Huachuca

    Lost a tripod on Ft. Huachuca this past week. It's a Bogen 505 head and Berlebach wooden legs. If you happen to know about it please let me know. Thanks.
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    Two Point Tuesday

    Love big 2s. Congrats thats a sweet looking buck!
  6. Love the look of this giant! I'll guess 141.
  7. Nice! Anytime I see a post with kids hunting I gather up all my kids and we go through the post together. We love it and it gets my kids excited for hunting. 4 kids ages ranging from 7 to 13. Out of all the years we have been doing this I never once thought there would come the day where we'd be all huddled around the monitor admiring a cartoon dick pic going in a boys mouth. Thanks for that Catfish! Ah CRAP I GOTTA GO! My 7 year old is trying to swallow a cucumber!
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    2019 Coues Video

    Thanks and your welcome! Yeah elk hunting is actually pretty dang awesome! I'm just pissed I can't hunt elk every year like I can with deer. In all honesty some off my best days hunting has been hunting elk. I can't wait until I draw my next tag.
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    Second day success

    Congrats on your first buck!
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    2019 Coues Video

    Thanks! Thank you! Only 3 more months to go. Good thing my family and I have 4 coues rifle tags this year to help keep me preoccupied until the rut kicks in.
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    Rut Activity

    DANG! 9x9?? That's something you don't see everyday no matter how big his frame is. Thanks for just making my day 10 times better!
  12. OpticNerd

    2019 Coues Video

    Thank you! I'd say about 500 yards. Anything past that the quality starts dropping but this all depends on the time of day, temperature, angle of the sun in relationship of the deer and if I'm filming across a big canyon or a flat. What's nice about filming in 4K is you can zoom in on the footage and still have it look good. A good example of this is the buck at 7:05 in this video. He was around 600 yards and when I edited the footage I was able to zoom in on him quite a bit before I notice a decrease in the video quality. Thanks again. I like it. The audio is not very good but I think the video quality makes up for it. I used it for most of last years 2018 coues rut video as well. My latest videoscoping setup is a 114mm telescope. It's ridiculous! Yes I get really good footage out of the big scope but anything under 500 yards or so I find it hard to see a difference between it and the FZ80. Some other good options if you're looking are the Canon SX50/SX60/SX70, Nikon P900 and the ultimate superzoom camera the Nikon P1000. That P1000 is pretty nice!
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    2019 Coues Video

    Here's my camera/tripod setup I used the most this year. It's the FZ80 with a Slik Spirit 150 and Rocketfish ballhead. Nothing fancy but gets the job done. I did get a tripod collar mount that allows me to tilt the head all the way down and to the side as seen in the pics. The head works a lot better for me this way. This also allows me to swap out batteries and cards without having to take off the tripod plate. This setup is extremely lightweight and portable weighing just over 4 lbs especially when you compare it to my old videoscoping setup which weighs in at more than 20lbs. My only real complaint is if it's windy than I get too much camera shake with this combination. So on windy days I just use one of the other two other tripods I have which is a 5lb and a 10lb. Pretty sure that's about it. If you have any other questions or want more detailed pics let me know.
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    2019 Coues Video

    No spotter this year just the FZ80. Not much to it really. I do use 3 different tripods depending on how far I'm hiking that day or if it's really windy. I'll post pics of it later today.
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    2019 Coues Video

    Thank you. I used a Panasonic FZ80. Nice little camera.