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#6118586 - 01/04/16 06:10 PM What did you learn this year?
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15127
Loc: Denton/Argyle
I learned that money spent on quality gear that keeps you in the field longer is a better investment than sinking more dollars into your gun. (actually I already knew this but saw it illustrated when I was able to out-hunt others in my party that didn't think this way) Comfortable water proof boots and quality insulated coveralls made all the difference on my last hunt.

What hunting tip or trick did you learn this year to improve your success?
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#6118650 - 01/04/16 06:42 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
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Loc: Hickory Creek, Fannin Co. Texa...
I am going to take the 3-500 yard shots at monsters, started really practicing about mid december, saw the largest buck of my life, and didn't take the 420 yard open shot....

You are correct on gear, I laughed at people with Under Armour until I tried cold gear a few years ago. It is the bomb for starting a layering process.

I am also a firm believer in have a well built and designed pack, and hunting all day....
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#6118823 - 01/04/16 08:16 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: sig226fan (Rguns.com)]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
I am going to take the 3-500 yard shots at monsters, started really practicing about mid december, saw the largest buck of my life, and didn't take the 420 yard open shot....

You are correct on gear, I laughed at people with Under Armour until I tried cold gear a few years ago. It is the bomb for starting a layering process.

I am also a firm believer in have a well built and designed pack, and hunting all day....


Absolutely, if you are confident in your weapon and set up.. Take the Poke up
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#6118846 - 01/04/16 08:26 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 3857
Loc: texas
That the property I hunt hardy has any deer. bang
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#6118851 - 01/04/16 08:28 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
CharlieCTx Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 771
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Don't wait for Muy Grande to show up. If a deer shows up that is one you would like to have, take the shot. I didn't and got Muy Nada for the season. Still enjoyed the time spent hunting...

Charlie

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#6118861 - 01/04/16 08:32 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: CharlieCTx]
BigPig Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Don't wait for Muy Grande to show up. If a deer shows up that is one you would like to have, take the shot. I didn't and got Muy Nada for the season.

Charlie


Sometimes it works that way, doesn't bother me though. What does bother me, is how hard I tried to get the wife on a good buck, it would be her first, only to have equipment failures the two weekends she came out. Out of 8 hunts, we saw 5 deer, none of which were shooters.
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#6118868 - 01/04/16 08:36 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 17014
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
I am going to take the 3-500 yard shots at monsters, started really practicing about mid december, saw the largest buck of my life, and didn't take the 420 yard open shot....

You are correct on gear, I laughed at people with Under Armour until I tried cold gear a few years ago. It is the bomb for starting a layering process.

I am also a firm believer in have a well built and designed pack, and hunting all day....


Absolutely, if you are confident in your weapon and set up.. Take the Poke up
I hesitated on a 300-350 yd shot and that split second of hesitation cost me a big big buck. Luckily a nice 10 showed up shortly after that.
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#6118892 - 01/04/16 08:42 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4027
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
I learned to listen with my heart. I have learned to speak Sanskrit and I can now divide by zero.

Oh, we are talking about hunting.....never mind.


Edited by Palehorse (01/04/16 08:43 PM)
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#6118923 - 01/04/16 08:58 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16054
Loc: Collin County TX
Couple of things. Zero control when it comes to landowner's and Mother Nature. 2013 & 2014 the owner of our lease sold off the timber right's to a logging crew.

Everything was clear cut.

2015. Mother Nature said let it rain and it did. Sulphur River at Talco is still above flood stage. No access to the property.

3 strikes.

We're out.
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#6118929 - 01/04/16 08:59 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
jshouse Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6221
Loc: Rockwall
I wanna know what colt.45 learned...
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#6118942 - 01/04/16 09:09 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
rogerh Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/26/13
Posts: 162
Loc: central texas
I learned pics on the deer with cameras may or may or may not do justice and seeing in person is a whole different story sometimes. But the outdoors and the hunt is what its all about.

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#6118960 - 01/04/16 09:18 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
Tff caribou Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
I learned that I don't know how to hunt. I know how to sit in a stand and watch a feeder.
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#6118965 - 01/04/16 09:20 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
Erny Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1569
Loc: Smith County
I learned that moose meat is awesome.

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#6118982 - 01/04/16 09:29 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7152
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
-That sometimes what a landowner says he wants you to do one day can directly contradict what he told you 24 hours before. scratch
-That a "family lease" brings challenges all its own and that it takes effort and compromise to keep "drama" off a lease. (I knew this really; just had a "refresher course.")
-That a few days with your grown, married daughter can reassure you that she's still your little girl and, she likes it that way.
-That all tires are not equal in the Chihuahuan desert.
-That if you want to eat blue quail, your method of acquiring said quail might require bending the rules of what's "cricket" as far as sportsmanship.
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#6119013 - 01/04/16 09:42 PM Re: What did you learn this year? [Re: dkershen]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43776
Loc: Kingwood
I learned that when the forecast shows the temps to dip into the 30s with bluebird skies that I need to go hunt. Seemed to be something worth shooting on multiple cameras every day we had like that this year.

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