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  1. Midwest Flora Guidebook?

    General Archery Discussion
    I'm a newer hunter and I didn't pay enough attention in boy scouts when I was a kid. Does anyone know of any good guidebooks or handbooks on Midwest tree and vegetation types? I'd like to be a better scout by the time summer hits. Thanks in advance for suggestions.
  2. Oak Ridge Tennessee WMA

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    Hello All, I was recently selected for the 2017 Oak Ridge WMA quota (archery only) hunt in Tennessee. I have not hunted this area before. I have been using aerial maps to scout the WMA but I find it difficult to pin point good locations. I understand that the terrain is going to be a challenge...
  3. 2 Little Fox

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    Look what we caught on camera! Just too cute to pass up!!
  4. Scouting help? New to the 3-D Task

    Eastern Bowhunting Gallery
    Hello folks so I am trying to get some information on scouting an area that is new to me. I moved to Ohio 6 months ago and have been looking for spots to hunt and have been out to this place twice but didn't look at online map until after I was done. Taking what info I have and going back...
  5. How to hunt Three Lakes WMA in Florida

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    I just pulled a permit for Three Lakes WMA for the opening weekend of archery season. I've never hunted there before and wanted to see if anyone on here could offer some advice on how to prepare for this hunt. Appreciate the help!
  6. Google Earth PRO HOW TO

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    Hopefully this attached as a .zip and you are able to view it! Please have a look and hopefully this helps out most people. If you should want more information or help don't be afraid to PM me. Please don't critique me as I'm not a professional writer :). ENJOY!!!
  7. How often do you check your trail cams during the rut?

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    We're doing a little research and would love to have your feedback.
  8. anyone use stereoscopic maps?

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    hi all, does anyone use stereoscopic maps for scouting? saw it years ago. now i have come into possession of a box full of stereoscopic viewers. may keep one, maybe not. what are your thoughts on this?
  9. discouraged elk hunter

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    My brother and I hunt together. We have been putting in for AZ elk (we live here). I choose one unit/hunt and he chooses another. This year he chose the 15/18a combined unit hunt, and that is what we drew. We just got back from another scouting trip and I have to say I am discouraged. We have...
  10. Celestron Ultima 80 for scouting?

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    Anyone have experience with this scope? The reviews are all good on Amazon but I couldn't find one in the area to actually look through. Looking online it seems to be decent optics for the price, would like to be able to count points scouting from the truck to a distance of say...400 yards with...
  11. Scouting in the October Lull

    General Archery Discussion
    This is my first year hunting and I got a late start getting into the sport. I put up my first stand about a week before season came in September 7th. I have about 30 acres behind my house I'm hunting on and have already been able to harvest 3 does. The freezer is full!!!! Now I'm looking for a...
  12. How to get started Elk Hunting in Colorado????

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    I have been a hardcore Wisconsin whitetail bowhunter for a very long time now, and have always dreamed of doing a DIY public land bow hunt for elk in Colorado. My question is where do I even start looking and gathering information on where to hunt ect. Everything i have every read always says...
  13. Smart Optix Field Guide Selected as Top Rated Gear for 2013

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    Smart Optix Field Guide Selected as Top Rated Gear for 2013 Smart Optix all-new universal Field Guide digiscoping phone adapter to be featured in Top Rated Gear Publication. Salt Lake City, UT – Smart Optix, the premium supplier and innovator of digiscoping technology is proud to announce...
  14. Turkey Question

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    Spring gobbler begins this Saturday in PA. I was scouting this weekend and found a bunch of turkeys roosting in a tree. I didn't stick around long because I didn't want to spook them. Do turkeys tend to roost in the same spots night to night? I set my blind up in the area of these roosting...
  15. topo scouting assistance

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    Good afternoon everyone, I am new to the above subject, and I wanted to tap into the expertise that is within the forums. Attached you will see a topo map of the area in question. Scale is in the lower corner, but metric.. but the lake is roughly .75 miles across. Lots shown are 100 acres in...
  16. 6 Smartscouter Cameras W/ Accessories

    Optics and Electronics
    These cameras are only 1 year old except the one original which is a couple years old - 5 of these are the black ops/no flash models that are $595 new. I also have External Antenna Boosters for 5 of these and External extended life batteries for 5 of these also. All include CF Cards and...
  17. Elk Scouting Spotting Scope

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    Hi Guys I'm new to elk hunting and I'm planning on doing a lot of scouting this summer. The main thing I'll be doing for scouting is glassing a few ridges in the area I plan on hunting. I'm not a trophy hunter or anything, I'm just happy shooting my elk for the year, bull or cow. I havent been...
  18. How do you find a bucks bedding area.

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    After the season last year, I compiled photos and notes on most of the bucks I had encounters with throughout the year. In doing so I had several young up and comers that I hoped would make it through the season. Once they started thier growth this year I was able to identify that one of (and...
  19. How do you scout near beds? Loud and obvious or stealthy and scent free?

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    Going out to do some scouting nearby. A few of the places I'm going to check out are near known bedding areas. Do I go in quiet, manage scent to the best of my ability, and get out with minimal trace... Or do I take the dog, fire off a few .40 rounds (lighter than a chainsaw for where I'm...
  20. Hunting New Spot, Need Help Reading Terrain to Narrow Scouting Area

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    Sorry the picture looks all top secret. I want some objective help based on the terrain. I also don't want to go out and find someone sitting in the spot someone recommends. :wink: Few Details: -This is a large, secluded area of a relatively heavily hunted State Forest. -For scale, the...