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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2019, 10:45:40 AM »
Once you carry a spotting scope on a high hunt and come back whining about your pack weight you may think things about spotting scopes.   I know one time I toted in an old style transistor radio that took 8-12 D batteries as I wanted to listen to the UW-BYU football game.  Later on upon reflection I wasn't happy with how the game went for UW, nor did I ever want to carry a radio again.

If I still went on the high hunt I'd be happy with a pair of good binos and upon spotting a good deer, hiking closer for better evaluation.  Binos will let you know how good a deer is at 800 yards.



 Thank you for the inputÖ This is what Iím hoping to hear LOL it will lighten my pack!  I could care less about inches but Iím not going to shoot a dink in the high country either, it would have to be a mature four-point or something interesting



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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2019, 11:02:25 AM »
Iím taking my BTX95 to Region G on Friday...
ok now your bragging. I hope I donít run into you on another hunt. The last time it cost me over 3k. I would hate to look through that crappy glass! :chuckle:

For real!!! Heís Prob cost me double that the past few years,  love hunting with him hate looking into his gear bag 🤬
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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2019, 11:06:47 AM »
Skip the spotter, but bring your tripod and binos with an adaptor so you can secure them, pan, etc. Glassing off the tripod is a useful compromise: I am always amazed how well I can pick out obscured/bedded deer with just 10x magnification once the binos are on a solid platform.

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2019, 12:19:22 PM »
I could care less about inches but Iím not going to shoot a dink in the high country either, it would have to be a mature four-point or something interesting

If you find a legal "dink" pm me the location, k?   :chuckle:

More seriously, leave the spotter behind if you want a lighter load, but don't leave the tripod.  Binos + tripod is non-negotiable for me.  You'll see 100x more stuff with the tripod than without. 

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2019, 04:24:01 PM »
I could care less about inches but Iím not going to shoot a dink in the high country either, it would have to be a mature four-point or something interesting

If you find a legal "dink" pm me the location, k?   :chuckle:

More seriously, leave the spotter behind if you want a lighter load, but don't leave the tripod.  Binos + tripod is non-negotiable for me.  You'll see 100x more stuff with the tripod than without.


Lol I am far from a trophy hunter but I am not planning on packing a basket rack 3 pt out 7 miles! (Will see if I can stick to that if time comes).... canít eat the horns so I make no promisise of a 2x3 stand in front of me!

I think you guys have me convinced to just go tripod and binos but now to find a mount locally...

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2019, 04:49:50 PM »
Skip the spotter, but bring your tripod and binos with an adaptor so you can secure them, pan, etc. Glassing off the tripod is a useful compromise: I am always amazed how well I can pick out obscured/bedded deer with just 10x magnification once the binos are on a solid platform.

 :yeah: I agree 100% if you are worried about weight and have to choose I would bring a compact tripod and a Bino adapter. I was amazed when I started putting my bino's on a tripod and an adapter. once you do this will always be a part of every trip and you will spot more than without the tripod. I have a pair of Swaro 15-56's on the want list and this would be great in place of a spotter when trying to go lite.   
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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »
Once you carry a spotting scope on a high hunt and come back whining about your pack weight you may think things about spotting scopes.   I know one time I toted in an old style transistor radio that took 8-12 D batteries as I wanted to listen to the UW-BYU football game.  Later on upon reflection I wasn't happy with how the game went for UW, nor did I ever want to carry a radio again.

If I still went on the high hunt I'd be happy with a pair of good binos and upon spotting a good deer, hiking closer for better evaluation.  Binos will let you know how good a deer is at 800 yards.

Was that the one when Jake Locker got flagged for celebration for mildly spiking the ball in? If so, I remember that game. Terrible.
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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2019, 08:30:16 PM »
Iím going to bring my 10-42ís and my 15-56ís and the tripod this next trip I think.  Gonna leave the spotter at home. Weíll see how that feels. Hopefully I donít feel like I went to school without my pants on.
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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2019, 09:25:37 PM »
Google "Mountain forecast" and pick the nearest mountain peak to your hunt. You can select the elevation you want as well. Most accurate forecast for the backcountry, bar none.

You won't regret having a spotter, although it's not looking like Sunday/Monday will be particularly conducive for long range glassing.

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2019, 09:44:25 PM »
Just checked the forecast. Probably gonna wait to go out till Monday.  Rain sucks
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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2019, 04:43:17 AM »
Rain is a good thing

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2019, 04:54:58 AM »
Iím going to bring my 10-42ís and my 15-56ís and the tripod this next trip I think.  Gonna leave the spotter at home. Weíll see how that feels. Hopefully I donít feel like I went to school without my pants on.

I like this idea. I've always brought in just my 10X42's and this year I went with the 12X50's. They are a little heavier but this will be interesting since I've hunted 10X42's for over 20 years now.

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2019, 08:43:00 AM »
Rain is a good thing

 :yeah:

Less hunters, and the deer couldn't care less.  Glassing can be harder though... 

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Re: Another high buck hunt gear thread.
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
Roger that, way rather have the rain than the heat! I just hope it's clear enough to glass.

For you guys complaining about weight, Buy my Vortex Razor 11-33x50mm spotting scope for $500, it weighs nothing! I'll be taking my 65mm Razor with me.

 


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