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    Trail Cameras a violation in the Coronado NF??

    Stuff like this drives me nuts. Just like people that take trail cameras or say taking trail cameras is legal by saying it's "abandoned property". Do you have any idea how hard that is to prove? You have to be able to prove without a doubt that nobody visited the camera for 72 consecutive hours. That's impossible without a multiple person shift. Even another trail camera won't work because I can visit it and never physically touch it
  2. I wanted a ultra 7 but they were backordered so I ended up with a Q Trash Panda. You're basically looking for something likely titanium.
  3. I've never owned any of the fancy camos but figured it's time to get some better stuff. Of the major brands out there I can get the best deal on First Lite so that's why I'm sticking with them. I need a good set of pants - brush busting and can be warm. Think Coues Country central AZ in the winter, if they could double time as October pants that'd be great. I figure I need a decent jacket for those cold windy glassing days. What else if you're starting from scratch? Layers? I want to be able to sit on a windy hill side in December and not freeze. Anything that doubles as an October hunt clothing is even better. I'm coming from jeans with thermals when necessary and a Carhartt jacket when it's cold. Not great to hike in but it's worked. I've been curious about the nicer gear for awhile and it's time to make the leap.
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    First Lite Clothing - Need input

    I've been eyeballing the sawbuck pant. I figure if it's not warm enough I can wear thermals underneath and be fine. Jackets seem a bit more confusing. There are puffy jackets and hybrid jackets. Are most guys running a puffy jacket in their pack to put on when needed? And a more mid jacket for the rest of the day?
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    Updating portal

    Oh man now I won't get any sleep.
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    Recurve bow

    Looks like a samick sage. What lb are the limbs?
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    Bed in a box beds?

    We went Brooklyn Bedding and are very happy. What's nice about them is they are an AZ company with showrooms sprinkled throughout the state so you can check out their different models. Then you get the box sent to your house like everyone else
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    How Long Do You Glass?

    I like to sit in one spot all morning and through lunch where I can see a lot of country or where I've seen a big buck during scouting trips. If you have confidence in a spot and aren't seeing deer it's usually because they haven't stood up yet or haven't worked around a mountain face, etc. Coues Deer have small enough home ranges that you just have to trust yourself and fight the urge to move when you're in a great spot.
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    Navajo rifle tag

    They recently cut the tags by a bunch because of lower deer numbers. Something like 20 tags per unit to only 5.
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    Any idea on round count? Or barrel twist?
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    Unit 22 Youth Hunt

    Congratulations! Awesome stuff.
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    Bi-pod recommendation.

    The claw or even just a v that can be swapped for your head. I like to go even more minimalist and just tilt my pan head all the way over and rest the forend of the gun in the little notch that is formed. It works pretty well. You can do it prone or shoot while sitting down. I'd mess around with your current tripod setup and just see how it works. Tilt that sucker all the way to one side and see if there is a natural spot for a rifle forend to lay. Good luck!
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    Bi-pod recommendation.

    Might not be for you, but I've given up on bipods and shoot off my tripod. Very versatile and stable
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    Scouting a new area

    For that October hunt, look for North facing bowls and slopes. It's not a hard and fast rule but that hunt is hot and you'll usually find more deer in the shade. Once that sun gets up high enough deer will rotate into the shade.
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    2019 Coues Video

    I've always loved the videos. And cool setup! How far out can you effectively video animals at?
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    Unit 22 Youth Hunt

    The 22/23 youth camp is a great camp and there will be people more than happy to help you look for deer in 22 and get you started off on the right foot.
  17. This might be my favorite thread in years. Rooting for you man.
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    Ruger Predator 6mmCreedmore

    Any idea on the weight? That's a neat setup
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    Popcorn thread

    Federal funds = money taxed on hunting (guns) and fishing equipment, etc. Not general public funds. I wonder how many stolen trail cameras it takes to pay for a lawyer these days... Everything seems to be getting more expensive anymore.
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    New setup for filming

    I'm looking forward to your results! Thanks for being the pioneer
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    New setup for filming

    Cool setup! Is the video with a dedicated camcorder like that better or worse than say a phoneskope through a spotter? Looking for Max clarity and detail on a buck at 1000 yards?
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    Any hits today are from declined cards
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    Likely Friday but hopefully today.
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    Spotter Upgrade?

    For the Meopta S2 guys... Which eyepiece did you go with? 20-70 vs 20-60 WA?
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    Navajo Nation Elk Hunt?

    I know guys that have archery hunted it and went a full week without seeing an elk. Limited scouting though. My understanding is that the elk are in pockets. Some units are much easier than others to find them, and the nation guides have a tight leash on the pockets of elk making competition sometimes tough. Their experience has deterred me from applying. It's a long drive and a decent enough chunk of change for the tag that I haven't worked up the courage. Hopefully you hear something more encouraging from others