*Official 2020 Scouting Thread

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  1. Mod-it

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    I see drop tines!
    I've never gotten a picture or seen in person a drop tine buck here in Idaho. I would probably start drooling if I ever saw one.
     
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    Just got a picture of the two deer. The one closer to the camera looks to be a fairly big bodied 6 pointer. I can’t tell 100 percent.

    I’m thinking it may be the deer from the photo on the bottom. Not entirely sure. That picture was from last year.


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    Got this guy 30 yards from our cabin[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    How’s the tactacam trail camera working out for you? I haven’t heard many reviews on it!


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    Great camera for the price so far! Easy to use and setup! Sends pics quick. Only $99. Plans are cheap. I’ve had it in the woods for two weeks and it says the camera still has 100 percent battery.


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    @virginiashadow and his hunting buddy chillaxing with a couple cold ones after a hard day of scouting

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    Three for me. Didn't even have a buck in range last year with a bow or gun.
     
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    Finally got around to setting up my practice stand out back, just keeping the shots close and playing with different angles on the deer target for now 61896111938__8DE16944-1ABE-4502-8174-742D2B447A66.JPG

    Timed myself and was able to get everything set up and be in the stand in just under 11 minutes, haven’t hung a stand since January so not too shabby!


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    Looks like an awesome set up. I've never gotten around to stand and stick hunting.
     
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    looks like I am going to be hunting out of a climber or ladder stand most of the season- just broke my left (draw) hand tonight. just one metacarpal (ring finger) but it hurts like hell and last time I broke that same bone in my other hand it took about 8 weeks to heal decent; and a couple more before I could trust it to bear much weight. So sticks are probably out of the picture for the season.

    Recurve is out as well- can shoot my compound no problem with the wrist release. But no way I can pull 55# recurve now- would rip the bone apart.

    Stay frosty, boys and girls. Never know when a car door is going to strike.
     
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    Damn sorry to hear that!!


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    That sucks. But you'll probably kill a 150 now.
     
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    Thanks

    Well, I'm due- 30 years due!
     
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    Does anyone have any good tutorials/videos on packing in your stand and sticks in a run and gun setup? As it stands now I have an XOP and 6 off brand sticks. Last year I packed in with 3 sticks and set up on a few spots but my set up was not quiet and I left the sticks up in the same few trees and just moved my stand around each time. I'd like to get a lot more mobile this year.
     
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    Wow, that's some crappy timing! Not that there's ever a good time to have that happen. Your enthusiasm for this sport will lead to a quick recovery. :tu:
     
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    There are a lot of YouTube on this. DIY and THP both have vids on it. It's hard to be specific tho unless you have same sticks and stand because they are so different
     
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    Very true on finding specifics. I'm just going to start watching a ton of videos.
     
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    My set up for this year, and as I’ve been playing around with it I love it more and more. Lightweight and comfortable.

    My setup:
    Novix Echo Hang On
    Novix Mini Climbing Sticks
    XOP Backpack Transport Straps (Super Comfortable)

    Novix Mini Climbing sticks all connect together and have a strap that keeps them together. I strap the climbing sticks to my pack and my actual pack I put the straps over the teeth of my stand and let it rest on my seat. The XOP Backpack connects it all. I carry my bow in my hands.


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    What I did was use the stand as a pack frame. Make sure you got good backpack straps on it. Then I put my pack on stand, the put sticks on top of that. Then strapped with 2 rubber bungee cords. Pretty simple. If your stand is wide you can put sticks and pack side by side to save on layering.

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    Lots of potential this year in Kansas. Come on November....
     

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