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Optics / Zeiss RF 10x45
« on: February 18, 2011, 11:52:20 AM »
Well, I FINALLY got my new Zeiss last night.   The glass seems to be fantastic and the built in rangefinder is holding up to its reputation as "best range-finder under $5k."   The response time is unbelievable.  The slightly larger 45mm objective lenses do seem to gather a lot of light at dawn and dusk and the LED readout is pretty easy to read.  Although, I have not used in bright conditions, yet.

The other amazing thing is that all rangefinding parts are built into the glass, there are no external lasers or receptors like the Geovids or other monocular units.  Pretty amazing technology!

I am going to break them in on 'yotes this weekend.

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Optics / swarovision EL 50
« on: January 20, 2011, 07:29:55 AM »
I have been trying to see if swaro introduced the rf bino at shot show, but I haven't read anything?  I did see that they released the 10x50 EL swarovision!  Looks like an upgrade in my future.

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Deer Hunting / ding ding
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:45:08 PM »
It all starts tomorrow boys and girls.....may the harvest be bountiful for all in the fall of 2010.......

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Deer Hunting / JJ's 2010 Hunt Thread
« on: August 17, 2010, 07:03:50 PM »
Thought I'd put all my pics on one thread this year........

Went on my first scouting trip of the year.   The heat made scouting tough, but I still saw a few.   Horn growth looks good overall, but I did not see any real monster mule deer.   I did see a 165"ish whitetail and another that will go over 190".   My little bro is sure that he will arrow him on the 1st so hopefully I can post pics.

Saw 2 mule deer over 26" but they didn't stick around for pics.  Here are a couple young bucks that did.....

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Optics / New Glass
« on: June 26, 2010, 03:06:39 PM »
I try to buy some sort of new glass every year - this year I wanted another spotter or a rangefinding bino.  I have an inside source that says Swaro is coming out with theirs next year, so I am waiting for that bad-boy.  I couldn't pass up this deal at wholesale sports today - I got it cheap!

STS 20-60x80 HD Swaro.   (The scope in the front).   I think I will keep my STS 65 for extreme backpack work.   THe "family" is in the background.

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General Discussion / Season Plans - All States/Hunts
« on: June 21, 2010, 07:18:04 PM »
Lots of good tags drawn around here in multiple states and the drawings are almost done.   I am just waiting on Idaho and WY (100% odds for WY, though) and I am done for the year.

Let's hear how you have your 2010 hunting season will be layed out!   I'll start -

1)  I will start the year in Region H in Wyoming hunting high country mule deer.  I will leave on the 11th of September and hunt til the 20th.   Archery the first few days and then switch to rifle on the 15th.

2)  Home to chase elk with the muzzy in unit 142 (WA) in early Oct.   Got a few bulls on the ranch - gonna drop some salt this weekend.

3)  Hopefully, Idaho?????

4) Montana Alternate Combo?????

5)  Colorado 3rd season mule deer from the 4-15th of November.   Should be a very good hunt.   Did not draw, but did get a Landowner tag with great private ground. 

6)  Alta late muzzy hunt from the 20th - 30th of November.





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Gear / Got Sitka?
« on: June 14, 2010, 07:34:44 PM »
Got some new Sitka the other day.   The 2010 90% pants have some cool upgrades.  The most notable is the cargo pocket.   Also got a Jetstream Jacket which is absolutely awesome.  My 2010 stuff is quite a bit lighter than my 2009 Optifade.   I think it will be awesome in the open country and snow. 

 I used to make fun of people for buying expensive hunting gear (I also used to swim the palouse river in January for geese), but this stuff is simply amazing.   Just need some ascent pants and a kelvin vest and I will be good-to-go!

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Deer Hunting / First Scouting Trip
« on: June 01, 2010, 06:43:05 PM »
Took my first scouting trip of the year.    Saw 60 or 70 bucks (actually lost count) in two days.    I can't remember ever seeing so many bucks or the deer in such good shape.    The breaks are green, green, green and full of feed.   The weather was pretty cool so the bachelor groups were feeding lazily for the majority of the day.   Most the bigger deer were layed straight out and just starting to fork the first time.   I did see one buck that was already a 25" 4x4 with about 23" stubby beams.   With three months to grow, thinking he will be a hog.  Way ahead of anything else I saw....maybe just an early bloomer?

The whiteys are pretty developed, most of them had started growing tines and had the "basket" formed.   Did not see anything really big in the whitey department, but they don't "show off" like the muleys.

Saw one bull with long browtines and had just headed back about 18".   Won't be a huge bull, but should be a good 5-point or so.   It's "any elk" so he will do come September.    Don't know how I am going to make it these next few months!

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Optics / Swaro spotter - screaming deal!
« on: May 24, 2010, 06:03:42 PM »
Screaming deal if you are in the market........

http://www.monstermuleys.info/dcforum/DCForumID49/777.html

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Deer Hunting / Colorado Deer results
« on: May 24, 2010, 02:37:15 PM »
Another tag that I had a better than 50% chance of drawing, but didn't....... :bash:   Must be saving all my luck for Idaho or Washington?   

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General Discussion / A couple members in Huntin Fool
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:59:42 PM »
I spotted a couple members in the new Huntin Fool that covers Washington......Garth and Jason must be hard up for pictures.... :cheesy:

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