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#6907726 - 10/03/17 04:17 PM Anyone else do this?
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Hunting with a friend out in west TX this past weekend and I decided to draw a little range card on the deer stand above the windows. Basically just picked the key features drew a small picture of them and then ranged them for a quick idea on range if you don't have time to range it or for a guest who may hunt it and not know the ranges. No more second guessing or having to remember ranges anymore. Of coarse many places you don't need anything like this bc there aren't many long shots but thought it was a good idea for open country with multiple shot distances ranging from 50-300 plus yards.




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#6907731 - 10/03/17 04:21 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Our feeders are all 100 yards give or take so it doesn't matter. Other than that is flat open senderos with no discernable landmarks for further than I would think most would want to or are capable of shooting.
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#6907736 - 10/03/17 04:27 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Our feeders are all 100 yards give or take so it doesn't matter. Other than that is flat open senderos with no discernable landmarks for further than I would think most would want to or are capable of shooting.
There is one feeder out there I know of that is less than 200 yrs but almost all are atlas 200-250. Mostly hunt from hill tops, ridges, and cliffs overlooking large areas.
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#6907744 - 10/03/17 04:31 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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I do that all the time. 99% of my hunting is not in a blind so I range different features from a vantage point so if I get a quick shot I don't have to range.
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#6907809 - 10/03/17 05:09 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Yup.

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#6908107 - 10/03/17 09:04 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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I do this at every blinds on both our properties. I know the distances of everything fairly well, but for those that might not be as comfortable estimating distances, this is a very useful training tool.

I also put survey tape in the trees at 100, 200, and 300 yards on each sendero, or road.

Having a visual marker is just one more good tool in the toolbox, IMO.
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#6908129 - 10/03/17 09:26 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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We put a white stake every 25 yards at the guest blind.
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#6908162 - 10/03/17 09:55 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
ckat Offline
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Our blinds are covered with my artistic talents... grin

Hint: Always put the ranges above the windows. Putting it below the window will cause the sun to fade it over time...

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#6908200 - 10/03/17 10:43 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Unless they are experienced, I would not want them shooting over 125 yards. That being said, at our lease, all shots are 70 to 130 yards.

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#6908212 - 10/03/17 11:03 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Never have, but I like it.
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#6908221 - 10/03/17 11:20 PM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
Greg Z Offline
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Something similar, I plan to use a muzzle loader this year. Checked the longer ranges in my pasture and used a marksalot on the inside of the blind.
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#6908372 - 10/04/17 08:13 AM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Great idea, but I don't know that I would trust a "guest" shooting at those distances.

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#6908397 - 10/04/17 08:27 AM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: Sneaky]
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Never have, but I like it.
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#6908462 - 10/04/17 09:07 AM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: SapperTitan]
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I have an iphone app that works well for this it allows you to measure distances using google satellite images by dropping pins. I mostly use it to confirm how far away an animal was when we spotted them with thermal, but it works awesome in the deer blind as well or any unfamiliar shooting distances. The app is called GPS Tracks.

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#6908489 - 10/04/17 09:26 AM Re: Anyone else do this? [Re: Bearclaw]
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Originally Posted By: Bearclaw
I have an iphone app that works well for this it allows you to measure distances using google satellite images by dropping pins. I mostly use it to confirm how far away an animal was when we spotted them with thermal, but it works awesome in the deer blind as well or any unfamiliar shooting distances. The app is called GPS Tracks.
only network that works consistently out there is AT&T with Verizon I can only
Get signal in about 3 places on the 10K acres
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