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  1. Sawfish

    2019 California Blacktail

    First Blood. Forty minutes into opening day. Savage Super Striker in .308 Winchester. Federal Power Lokt 150 gr. Copper. Copper
  2. Sawfish

    Trinity County 2018 Handgunned Blacktail

    2018 California Blacktail killed in Trinity County. 4 x 3 plus eyeguards and a whopping 197 lbs., which is huge for a Blacktail. Largest deer killed on this ranch in 152 years. T/C Encore 30/06, Burris 2 x 7 Ballistic Plex, Nosler 150 gr. BT at 65 yards. Bucks were ganging up pre-season...
  3. Sawfish

    Trinity County California Non-Typical

    I normally hunt Blacktails the last week of the California Zone B-2 season. That is always a waiting game hoping a late season storm will drive some of the of the larger mountain dwelling Blacktails down into the foothills. By comparison, the early season offers a chance at resident deer in...
  4. Sawfish

    Blacktail Non-Typical

    I normally hunt Blacktails the last week of the California Zone B-2 season. That is always a waiting game hoping a late season storm will drive some of the of the larger mountain dwelling Blacktails down into the foothills. By comparison, the early season offers a chance at resident deer in...
  5. Sawfish

    Trinity County Blacktail

    This is my 2016 Trinity County Blacktail. Not exactly what I was looking for antler wise, but a very large bodied creature, nevertheless. We spotted him sitting in the middle of an open prairie. The Rancher asked me if I thought he was trying to evade predators (mountain lions). This is a...
  6. Sawfish

    Darrell Holland Hunter's Pack

    Has anyone used this new lumbar pack from Holland Shooters Supply?
  7. Sawfish

    El Nino Rainfall

    Looks like the much heralded El Nino rainfall has turned into El No-No for Southern California. It appears that the Sierras have fared a little better. As of 2/1/2016, the Sierra snowpack is at its highest level in five years. The average statewide snowpack is 114% of normal, but they are...
  8. Sawfish

    No Lead Bullets Mandatory in CA Next Year

    Most everyone reading this knows that we will be faced with the mandatory use of no lead bullets for hunting in many areas of the state next year. That means re-sighting everything in before next season. There seem to be good stocks now, but I predict there will be a shortage of the no lead...
  9. Sawfish

    Zone B-2 Blacktail

    Struck out on my 2015 California Mule Deer Tag for X-10 , but managed to connect with this California Blacktail on my second tag. One shot at 67 yards with an Encore 30/06 using Winchester Power Max factory ammunition. Downhill quartering shot entered the ribcage, took out the heart and lungs...
  10. Sawfish

    Fire Damaged Hunt Zones

    Anyone have information on which zones suffered fire damage? I know there were some areas damaged in B-2, but I am interested in the X Zones in the Sierras. Supposedly those areas, as well as NW California will get some rain from the remnants of Hurricane Linda.
  11. Sawfish

    Question on Dormant Recurve

    I have been thinking about digging out my old Browning Recurve, and giving archery another shot. This bow has been stored for thirty years, and my concern is it may have deteriorated (delaminated?) over time. Can I tell if there is deterioration by examining the bow, or should I take it to an...
  12. Sawfish

    Beretta Buys Glock?

    Anyone heard about Beretta buying Glock, or is this just another rumor? :confused:
  13. Sawfish

    Grand Mesa or Chimney Rock

    Having procrastinated to the last moment, I am going to put in for a deer tag in either the Grand Mesa or Chimney Rock areas. Any thoughts, recommendations, etc.? Thanks.
  14. Sawfish

    Military ILBE Pack

    Has anybody tried the U.S. Marine's ILBE (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) pack? I just bought one specifically because I am a handgun hunter, and this is the most adaptable pack that I have found for that purpose.
  15. Sawfish

    Nevada State Rifle & Pistol Assn.

    Can anyone tell me what has happened to this organization, or how to contact it? I did a search for it, but the links were broken. I found a Northwest Nevada Rifle & Pistol Assn., but that is not the same organization. Thanks.
  16. Sawfish

    Effect of Government Shutdown on USFS Wilderness Areas

    This is posted on the U.S. Forest Service website: Due to the lapse in agency funding, the sale of all types of permits (i.e., recreation, firewood, forest products, mineral materials for example) are suspended, recreation.gov reservations are suspended, and all federally owned recreation sites...
  17. Sawfish

    Assault Weapons Ban Appears To Be Doomed!

    Majority leader Harry Reid informed Sen. Diane Feinstein that he would not be bringing her bill banning assault weapons to the floor, as it had no chance of passing. Feinstein responded "I very much regret it. I tried my best.". Many thanks to Wayne LaPierre and the NRA for its fierce defense of...
  18. Sawfish

    Old Model Weaver Repair

    Just learned about this. Ironsight, Inc. bills itself as "the world's foremost repair station for Weaver scopes". Supposedly, Ironsight bought all of the parts and remaining inventory of the Weaver El Paso scopes. They even have some new in the box old model scopes. Got this from a fellow...
  19. Sawfish

    Cheap Signaling Device

    Now that we are getting down to the wire on season openers, everyone is honing their gear to get the most for the least weight. As an alternative to battery powered devices that cannot always find a signal, I always carry an old fashioned signaling mirror. These were a staple at anyplace that...
  20. Sawfish

    Zone X-10 Mule Deer

    I drew a Zone X-10 tag in California for the regular (not late) season. Any information on that area would be appreciated. It is adjacent to Hwy 395, and extends west to the Kern River. Mostly in wilderness areas. I had this posted in the Mule Deer Forum, but it is getting lost over there. Thanks.