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In 馃檪 Just waiting for the new saddle to come monday and need to find my fids so I can splice this amsteel to make some step aiders. About time to bust a piece of this osage out and rough a bow out so it will dry faster 馃槉
 

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So before the rain hit yesterday I finally got out and tried out the new CGM Diamondback saddle and the Tetherd One sticks I got a few weeks back. First off this Diamondback saddle is awesome :) It fits very well, is so incredibility adjustable, comfy, and doesn't weigh squat and well at $170 馃槉 I didn't get to spend a lot of time in it before the rain chased me in but I like it.... a lot. Now the Tetherd One sticks I will just resound what has been said in all the reviews. They are light, I mean crazy azz super light 馃榿 They are super solid, they bite right into the tree.....which could be an issue on public land with thinner barked trees. I like the amsteel connection system as it's quick, easy, & secure. They stack together better than any other system I've used. They do have the black pins in them which are 3D printed and not all that tough but they all came with the new injected molded replacements ;) They are noisy, if you bang them together they ring right out. Obviously stealth strips will be a must and I'm going to cap the ends somehow. That open tube just amplifies the sound. Over all I like them a lot aside from the noise but I can fix that. Oh and did I say they are light, like super light :p
 

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Real fun weekend at Meadville Field Archers for their Traditional Rendezvous, well aside from the storms that rolled through Saturday night, lol! Wasn't sure how dry we were going to be by morning but the old tent pulled through :)
 

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I guess it could be argued that yearling cubs should be killed if the mother is killed since they could easily die without mom during the winter. Still not my thing at all and is why I do not drive bears. I want to look at them real good to make sure it's a bear I want and that is hard to do when they are cooking it :oops: Really don't get the bragging part................I wouldn't want anyone to know if I shot a cub 馃槍
 

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I do get in on some deer drives during flintlock season but when I say drives it's usually like 3 or 4 of us at the most, lol! More like nudging deer :) Isn't like we can hit them anyway well unless they are with in like 20 yards it seems, lol! Damn flintchlocks 馃榿
 

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I buy online simply because of a DMAP I want for down around camp. There's only about 70 tags available each year and they are normally gone by 12:10 am opening day of sales.
 

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Man you guys are pumpin me up with these bears :p Currently a good bit of my down time is being spent on Onx marking spots to scout out for the Bear muzzy season. A few of us are taking that whole week off and will be down a little south of Benezett huntin bears :) Just fell in love with the area last fall on my elk hunt and well there is a good amount of bears around there :)
 

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So I have went down a rabbit hole............ 馃榿 The external mic and some 128g sd cards should be here today/tomorrow and the arm will be here today for sure 馃槉 I also snagged a tactacam solo for cheap to play with and will add these to the GoPro I already had and we will see how it goes, lol!
 

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Good luck...if I can offer any advice, start learning an editing software now...film a bunch of crap around the house and play with whatever software you are choosing. There is A LOT more to it than simply stringing together video clips and adding background music. I can't tell you the amount of raw footage that I have, some really good stuff from KS too over the years, that are still sitting on SD cards. I tired to dedicate some time this year with shed hunting and making a "video", I don't the last one was as awful as the first, but still not exactly what I envisioned.

There are tons of software out there...I settled on the AVS4YOU Suite, primarily because of what you get for the money. You can edit and blend video from several different raw formats, edit audio which is very neat, finalize the end product to a single format, which for you will be important because the GoPro, Tactacam, and G20 will likely all record in different formats. The software also allows you to do video/pic inserts on your main clip. There isn't "pre-packaged" drop-in templates like IMovie has available, but I found the flexibility this entire suite offers over IMovie to be a better investment. I am sure there may be something easier out there, but the problem I have faced in researching, is that they all take a fair amount of time to learn and understand. Once I started I was hesitant to switch around and start at the beginning of the learning curve again AND the features available with the entire AVS4YOU suite, rival that of other Software options 3x the price point. The entire suite (5 programs) is on sale in July for $60....and that is a STEAL.

You can read more about it here...

This is the last video I made during shed season, I think most may have seen it...the intro is an IMovie template, the music is shareable from YoutTube, video footage from a very inexpensive Samsung HD camera and our Iphones; the stills are from our Iphones and the Samsung. Don't laugh too much.

No doubt and is exactly my plan. I'm not a total noob with the editing as I've dabbled a little with all the band stuff but it will be a big learning curve for certain. With all the little projects I'm always doing I'll get some good practice in 馃榿
 

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Opinions please......

Glass? Specifically spotting scopes. What do have, used, like, dislike? I've long been a fan of Leupold and do like Vortex as well. I know Swarovski is the chit but I'm not looking to spend +1000k at least at this time.
 

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This is what was happening in my part of PA today. Put down 200# of rye and 50# of clover in this area I had sprayed last week between corn field and woods. Broadcast then mowed down the dead thatch now pray for rain! Looks like it's cooling off on Saturday and calling for rain a few days next week. I also cut an access trail through the corn so I don't spook deer in the neighbors bean field on my way to the stand in the morning. The Avant 423 at only 43" wide only had to take out 1 row of corn so not much of a loss View attachment 7447917 View attachment 7447920 View attachment 7447921

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That's a sweet little machine you have there :)
 
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