7 Skills Modern Hunters are Lacking

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  1. opossumhunterNC

    opossumhunterNC Weekend Warrior

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    Read a topo map, use a compass, or at the very least know that the sun/moon rises in the east and sets in the west.
     
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    you're a good ambassador for the sport.
     
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    wannabe hunter Weekend Warrior

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    Compass is industrial high-tech ...
    Use the position of the sun. The north-facing side of tree trunks tend to be covered with moss.
     
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    The moss thing on trees is not true.
     
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    wannabe hunter Weekend Warrior

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    Perhaps where you are.
    Here it is.
     
  6. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Well we are not there we are here. It is widely disputed and deemed not accurate for navigation.
     
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    opossumhunterNC Weekend Warrior

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    You don’t really get much moss growing on trees around me. Not sure why not.. maybe too hot or too humid, or windy... It grows great on the ground though, just not on the trees. Now if poison ivy or poison oak would only grow on a specific side of the tree then I’d be in business.
     
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    Depends on the momentarily navigation requirements.
    Moss is prevalent on the shadow side, not too arid and not too hot climate.
    A group of trees with consistent moss coating and some sun exposure, can show you the north side with about +-15° accuracy.
    On a clouded or foggy day much better then getting lost.
     
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    Or you can try not being an idiot and go in the woods prepared and not rely on an old wives tale for navigation.
     
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    /stands with sota download_20190702_093358.gif download_20190702_093213.gif download_20190702_093356.gif
     
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    You are surely entitled to be offended by whatever I said on another thread.
    Rest assured, I can live with that.
     
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    ^^^Nice language and a mature response^^^
     
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    You should be thankful for me pointing out your gross ignorance, so you can quit repeating misinformation.
     
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    Hmmm... never imagined that my comment about compasses and topographic maps would lead to this.
     
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    Listen I won't speak for Sota but I'll bet my bow that "entitled" isn't a word that describes him or even in his dictionary.

    Now carry on boys, love me a good pissing match
     
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    I simply can not let
    Your bow is safe.
     
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    I actually navigate by scent. The scent of fruit blossoming in the western states gives me clues to the west and the smell of beer gives me a clue to north.

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    I actually had a compass in my fire pack for the whole 20 years and actually used it, loved to walk with a topo map and explain navigation keeping fred in the shed.
     
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    It is definitely a hard earned skill to walk with a compass and topo map and navigate correctly.

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    Never leave home without it, after I fritzed my electronics in a rain storm.

    I have a better compass with my binos.[​IMG]
     

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