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  1. Daubs

    Best hunting binoculars?

    Back in 2016 I purchased five different nocs. My reviews below...Zeiss have been hanging on my neck for three years. Love them. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spent some time behind the nocs this weekend...
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    Quiet Rain Gear?

    ^^ AGREE ^^ My Cabela's MTo50 Gore-Tex is probably 15 years old...it's awesome! You can still find some on e-bay/craigslist/rockslide used. I wear it a lot while deer and turkey hunting. It's a great quiet later to block wind. When it's cold, I throw on base layer, insulation layer, Kuiu...
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    Public Nebraska Sandhills Muley 2019

    One opening weekend in the marshes, we got sick of crows and smoked one. Buddy tossed it high in to the air back in the reeds. About 20 minutes later African-American guy comes walking through the marsh, right through our decoys, up to our spot. He was wearing hip boots, had on green camo, and...
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    Don't put all your faith in onx!

    I used to carry my a Garmin Rino every time I left the truck...didn't want to get lost in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Had OnX, but never really used it...listened to Gritty Bowman podcast and the person they were interviewing said he only uses OnX...I think it was the guy who started Solo Hunter...
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    Just can't fix stupid...

    My first hunts were waterfowl...remember Dad and uncles having a few hits of whisky now and then...nothing to be concerned about. My first time at Deer Camp i was 14...in the caravan to public land one entire long-box pickup was dedicated to hauling alcohol / beer. My uncle (who was police...
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    Public Nebraska Sandhills Muley 2019

    Good on you for turning violators in. I have only seen one violation in my years hunting NE public -- two guys driving off the designated trails/roads, getting out, checking for deer, then driving on. They were over a mile away and I was on foot. We hunted waterfowl opening days in the...
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    Public Nebraska Sandhills Muley 2019

    Unsure of the tent...but the one thing I am sure if, you won't catch me camping in the Sandhills any time soon. It was 11 degrees one morning...and the wind always seems to blow. No thanks! Agreed, I always come away from hunts with more knowledge for next time. Hunting public in Nebraska is...
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    Public Nebraska Sandhills Muley 2019

    Well, wish I had a better story to tell. Deer season in Nebraska was a bust this year. Started off on a positive note, but quickly went down hill from there. The "pros": - Decided to sell the 2004 crew cab 4x4 / 8.1/Allison and get a new truck. Went diesel this time. Love it. - Stopped by...
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    Time to get back after it...

    Been pretty active all my life, HS sports, active through college and 25+ year career working in higher education. When I hit 50 last year noticed the metabolism slowed down, workouts slowed down, and calories increased : ( Was getting back after it last spring, then we purchase new house...
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    Cabela's...is this the beginning of the end?

    I've been a Cabela's fan since I can remember. Growing up in Nebraska it was pretty easy to love the homegrown company that started in Chappel, NE, selling hand tied flies. As a kid in the 70's-80's I loved getting the mail order catalogs, making wish-lists, checking out coats, boots, gear...
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    Leaving Bow out in shed this winter(?)

    Picked up a Hoyt bow last spring. Been storing and shooting in my shed/outbuilding. It's winter now, wondering if I should bring the bow inside, or is it okay to keep in the shed. Temps here in Nebraska will vary, but can get as cold as zero or below... I'm thinking bring inside...
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    Public Nebraska Sandhills Muley 2018

    Got to spend a week in the Sandhills of Nebraska chasing Mule deer for the rifle season. The trip started off difficult. The truck was packed and ready to roll Thursday night. I wanted to get my cousin and her family some Krispy Kreme donuts, so jumped in the Honda Friday morning. Weather guys...
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    Almost got in a fight with Pepe Le Pew!

    Deer season, public land, Sandhills of Nebraska. I?m walking in an hour and half before sunrise, headlamp turned off so my eyes can adjust to the darkness. Notice something scurrying in front of me, and think I see black and white stripe (Uh oh!). So I make some noise, and turn on the...
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    Lefties shooting right-handed guns??

    I grew up shooting right-handed shotguns and rifles because there weren't many lefty guns available. It was always a dream of mine to get a true left handed gun. Got lefty Benelli SBE in 2001, and Browning A-bolt a few years later. Much, MUCH better shooting experience. Was watching an...
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    First shots with new bow..

    Picked up Hoyt round Christmas. Busy spring with daughter graduation from HS, moved houses. Just got old house sold...still moving. But took some time to sling some arrows. And lost two arrows as well. I'm not worried about the group, I was standing in my shed and shooting out, and there was...
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    Scope for M1A Loaded 6.5 Creedmoor?

    Brother has been saving for a Springfield Armory M1A Loaded 6.5 Creedmoor for a while. He finally pulled the trigger and ordered it...now he has tasked me with figuring out what scope to put on top. I put Leupold Vari-X's on my -06 and 7MAG back in the early 2000's, but I'm confident there...
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    Setting up my 40x30 out-building

    Thanks RICMIC: Yep, I know how stuff expands to fit the space...Our first real house was a tiny little brick ranch built in the 60's...but it had a 40x20 shed out back, and a 24x12 one car garage next to that. It was really tough moving to our current house in the city. I constantly have to re...
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    Setting up my 40x30 out-building

    Lived on acreage years ago, then moved in the city. Wife and I have a contract on a nice house / acreage with a wonderful 40'x30' steel building. It's on 3 acres. We close in August...can't wait to move in! Building is tall, I think 16', concrete floor throughout, but has no power. I've already...
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    Get away from crowds in S Dakota?!

    Best advice I have received on hunting public... 1. Plan on getting there early 2. Actually arrive 1-2 hours earlier than you planned 3. Put miles on the boots... 4. Get to your spot before the other guys even reach the parking lot 5. Sit tight and let the late arriving hunters push deer to you...
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    Cooking wild turkey?

    Last two turkey's I have cooked were dry and tough. Oven baked them slow, around 375 and to temp of 165. What ways do you cook your wild turkey? Thanks, D.